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December 2020

December 23rd – UHLC alumnus, Jaime Esparza ’83, District Attorney of the 34th Judicial District, is retiring after 28 years of service with the El Paso County District Attorney’s Office, according to the El Paso Times article. More…

December 21st – UHLC alumna, Carissa Peterson ’05, has joined The Strong Firm P.C. as an associate attorney, according to a press release from Woodlands Online. More…

December 21st – UHLC alumnus, Randy Wilson ’77, was appointed to the 14th Court of Appeals, according to a press release from Texas Lawyers. More…

December 20th – UHLC alumnus, Quentin Brogdon ’89, partner in Crain Brogdon Rogers law firm, is President-Elect of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, according to a press release from the firm. More…

December 18th – UHLC alumna, Sabrina Neff ’08, has been elected as partner at Husch Blackwell, according to a press release form the firm. More…

December 14th – UHLC alumnus, Cody West ’20, has earned a two-year fellowship from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the American Petroleum Institute as an Energy Policy Fellow according to a press release. More…

December 13th – UHLC alumna, Holly Williamson ’97, was appointed to the Texas County and District Retirement System Board of Trustees by Governor Greg Abbott, according to a press release from Paris News. More…

December 12th - UHLC alumna, Cynthia Mabry ’10, corporate partner, Akin Gump, was featured in the Corporate Counsel Business Journal cover story “Dig Deep, Work Hard, Be Flexible,” in the publication’s November/December issue, talking about her commitment to success throughout her career, according to a press release form the firm. More…

December 10th – UHLC alumna, Stephanie Bascon ’91, was recently appointed as Judge of the 466th Judicial District Court in Comal County by Governor Greg Abbott, according to a report by the Texas Lawyers. More…

December 8th – UHLC alumnus, Ben Bernell ’07, was promoted to partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, according to a press release from the firm. More…

December 8th – UHLC alumnus Mel Snyder ’88, is retiring after serving for 20 years as the prosecuting attorney in Preston County, West Virginia, according to a press release from The Preston County News & Journal. More…

December 2nd – UHLC alumnus, Nicholas Zugaro ’09, has joined Dykema Gossett PLLC as senior counsel to the firm’s Bankruptcy Practice Group in Texas, according to a press release from the firm. More…

December 2nd – UHLC alumna, Anjali Nigam ’01, of The Nigam Law Firm, is President-Elect of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, according to a press release from the firm. More…

November 2020

November 30th – UHLC alumnus The Honorable Juan F. Vasquez, Sr. ’77, recently published a biography titled “From the Texas Cotton Fields to the United States Tax Court: The Life of Juan F. Vazquez.” more...

Steven A. Paletz ’14November 18th – UHLC alumnus Steven A. Paletz ’14, has joined Pless Law Firm LLC as a senior associate attorney according to a press release from Colorado Real Estate Journal. more...

Yvonne Ho ’06November 18th – UHLC alumna Yvonne Ho ’06, was recently featured in the Texas 2020 Super Lawyers article. more...

November 17th – UHLC alumnus Matthew M. Metcalfe ’20, has joined Merchant & Gould as an associate according to a press release from Business Den. more...

Quinncy McNeal ’10November 12th – UHLC alumnus Quinncy McNeal ’10, has joined Husch Blackwell’s Houston office as Pro Bono Counsel according to press release from the firm.   more...

Amanda Crawford ’99November 11th – UHLC alumna Amanda Crawford ’99, has been named CIO of the Texas Department of Information Resources, according to a press release by Government Technology. more...

Glaydon De Freitas ’16November 9th – UHLC alumnus Glaydon De Freitas ’16, was profiled in a Healdsburg Tribune article about becoming the new CEO of Corazon, a nonprofit organization. more...

Raed “Ray” Abilmouna ’11November 9th – UHLC alumnus Raed “Ray” Abilmouna ’11, has joined Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Houston office as an associate according to a press release by Texas Lawyers. more...

Kason Kerr ’09November 6th – UHLC alumnus Kason Kerr ’09, was appointed as General Counsel by UP Energy LLC, according to a press release from Bloomberg Law. more... 

October 2020

October 28th – UHLC alumni Haley Carter ’20, Christopher Domingo ’09, and Scott Ellis ’06, have been named HBJ 40 under 40 honorees, according to an article released by Houston Business Journal.  More...

October 26th - UHLC alumnus Mo Aziz ’03, partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, has been named to the Top 100: Texas Super lawyers list and the Top 100: Houston Super Lawyers list for 2020, according to a press release from the firm.  More...

October 25th – UHLC alumna Randa Duncan Williams ’88, Enterprise GP Holdings, was ranked 139 among those listed on the Forbes 400, according to an article released by Waco Tribune-Herald.  More...

October 21st - UHLC alumna Melinda Hartman Eitzen ’94, managing partner of Dallas Family firm Duffee + Eitzen, was named Top 50: 2020 Women Texas Super Lawyers and Top 100: Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers, according to a magazine release from Super Lawyers.  More...

October 19th – UHLC alumna Cynthia May Mabry ’10, partner at Akin Gump, was selected as one of Oil & Gas Investor’s Forty Under 40 in Energy honorees, according to a press release from the firm.  More...

October 19th – UHLC alumna Peri Alkas ’92, partner in Phelps’ Houston office, was named to the 2020 edition of Texas Super Lawyers, according to a press release from the firm.  More...

October 19th - UHLC alumnus Jason Williams ’04, co-founder of Houston-based Bissinger, Oshman & Williams LLP, was selected to the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers’ listing of the state’s top business litigators, according to a press release from the firm.  More...

October 19th - UHLC alumnus Majed Nachawati ’03, co-founder of Fears Nachawati Law Firm, was selected as 2020 Texas Super Lawyers, according to a press release from the firm.  More.../

October 19th – UHLC alumni Mary W. Koks ’96 and Clifford L. Harrison ’82, have been named to the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers List, according to a press release from the law firm.  More...

October 16th – UHLC alumna Afsheen Davis ’06, Vice President of Legal Operations at Texas Children’s Hospital, is among the healthcare honorees of the Houston Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business Awards,” according to an article released by Houston Business Journal.  More...

October 16th - UHLC alumna Laura Gibson ’84, Partner at Dentons US LLP, is among the legal honorees of the Houston Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business Awards,” according to an article released by Houston Business Journal.  More...

October 13th – UHLC alumnus Bryan Atkinson ’05, has joined Dickinson Wright’s Austin Office as Of Counsel, according to a press release from the firm.  More...

October 5th – UHLC alumnus Chia-Feng Lu ’11, has joined Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder, according to a press release from the firm.  More...

October 5th – UHLC alumnus Brent Webster ’05, was appointed as First Assistant Attorney General, according to a press release from the Texas Office of the Attorney General.  More...

October 2nd - UHLC alumnus Matt Bracy ’92, was selected as a member of the Management Team at Scheef & Stone Law Firm, according to a press release from the firm.  More...

September 2020

September 30th - UHLC alumnus Bradley A. Cook ’15, was hired by the Texas-based law firm of Munsch Hardt, according to a press release from the firm.  More...

Kimberly M. Green '96September 24th- UHLC alumna Kimberly M. Green '96 was appointed by Motiva Enterprises as the company's Executive Vice President of Human Resources, according to a PR Newswire article. More...

Pascal P. Piazza '82September 23rd- UHLC alumnus Pascal P. Piazza '82 was recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Lifetime Achiever in the field of law as an attorney with Zukowski Bresenhan & Piazza LLP, according to a PR Newswire article. More...

Aaron Kaufman '07September 18th- UHLC alumnus Aaron Kaufman '07 has joined Gray Reed & McGraw in the Dallas office, according to a Law360 article. More...

James R. Brown '07September 17th- UHLC alumnus James R. Brown '07 is now a Corporate and Securities Partner at Thompson & Knight LLP, according to a press release from the firm. More...

Denise Webb Glass '96September 2nd- UHLC alumna Denise Webb Glass '96, of Norton Rose Fulbright, was announced as Administrative Partner for the firm's Dallas office, according to a press release from the firm. More...

Rania MankariousSeptember 2nd- UHLC Rania Mankarious was honored as one of Houston Business Journal's "2020 Most Admired CEOs", according to a Houston Business Journal article. More... 

Heather Traeger '97September 1st- UHLC alumna Heather Traeger '97 was promoted to general counsel at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, according to an article from Chief Investment Officer. More...

September 1st- UHLC alumna Tania Albuja '18 has joined the San Antonio office of Chamberlain Hrdlicka as an associate, according to a press release from the firm. More...

August 2020

August 31st- UHLC alumna Mishell Parreno Taylor '03, from Littler Mendelson PC, received the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) Alumni Association Private Practice Achievement Award, according to a press release from the firm.  more...  

August 27th- UHLC alumnus Jordan J. Gonzalez '17, from Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP, has been recognized in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list for outstanding professional excellence in immigration law, according to a press release from the firm.  more...

August 25th- UHLC alumna Sheila Enriquez '08 has been named one of Houston Business Journal's 2020 Most Admired CEOs, according to a press release from Houston Business Journal.  more...  

August 20th- UHLC alumni Charles A. Guerin '80John Cornwell '05Mary W. Koks '96Nathaniel Martinez '11, Susan V. Sample '96Richard A. Schwartz '79, and R. Keith Morris III '01, from Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C., were recently named to the 27th edition of The Best Lawyers in America, according to a press release from the firm. more...  

August 20th- UHLC alumnus Jason Williams '04, co-founder of Bissinger, Oshman & Williams LLP, has been recognized among the nation's top attorneys by The Best Lawyers in America, according to a press release from PNRewswire. more...

August 20th - UHLC alumni Abe Goren '78David Groff '92Tiffany Soltis '96, and Anthony Marre '06, from Wilson Cribbs + Goren, have been named to the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, according to Best Lawyers' website.

August 20th - UHLC alumna Katherine Odom Sermas '14, from Wilson Cribbs + Goren, was named to The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch list, according to Best Lawyers' website. 

August 19th- UHLC alumna Virginia Mixon Swindell '95 is now a shareholder at Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C's Houston office, where she will assist in expanding the Firm's Labor & Employment capabilities, according to a press release from the firm. More.. more...  

August 18th- UHLC alumna Sally Shaw '88 joined Broad Reach Power as the new Executive Vice President of Legal & General Counsel, according to a press release from the company. more...  

August 15- UHLC alumna Melinda Hartman Eitzen '94, from Duffee + Eitzen, was recognized by her peers for her inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2021 list for family law, according to a press release from the firm. more...  

August 11th- UHLC alumna Ann Thorton Field '84 was elected as an officer on the 2020-21 Board of Trustees of The National Judicial College, according to a press release from The National Judicial College. more...

August 1st- UHLC alumna Shannon Voll Polizianias '96 has joined Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani as a Partner, according to a press release from the firm. more...

July 2020

Megan Rollag's '20July 30th- UHLC alumna Megan Rollag's '20 award-winning paper entitled Future of Cross-Border Pipeline Projects in AMLO's Mexico: What's the Risk? was highlighted in a Health Policy and Law Daily article, available on Westlaw.

Sten Gustafson '92July 30th- UHLC alumnus Sten Gustafson '92 has been selected to serve on the Association of Rice Alumni (ARA) Board of Directors, according to a press release from Rice University. more...

Monique Shankle '93July 30th- UHLC alumna Monique Shankle '93 became the president-elect of the Association of Rice Alumni (ARA), according to a press release from Rice University. more...

Jacob Karam '17July 27th- UHLC alumnus Jacob Karam '17 has opened his own law firm in Sugar Land, Texas called the Karam Law Office, PLLC, according to an article from PR Web. more...

Thomas Crosley '92July 25th- UHLC alumnus Thomas Crosley '92, the current president of the San Antonio Bar Association, was listed among the five best personal injury attorneys in San Antonio, according to an article from Kev's Best.  more...

Teal de la Garza '14July 21st- UHLC alumna Teal de la Garza '14 was named as one of Galveston Daily News' "40 Under 40" honorees for 2020, according to an article from the Galveston Daily News. more...

Heather S. von Sternberg '96July 10th- UHLC alumna Heather S. von Sternberg '96 has joined Chaffee McCall as an associate, according to a press release from the firm. more...

June 2020

June 8th- UHLC alumnus Chris Lacy '04, of Southwestern Energy Company, has been promoted to Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, according to a press release from Electric Energy Online. more...

May 2020

May 20th- UHLC alumna Melinda Hartman Eitzen '94, of Duffee + Eitzen, was named to the Top 50 Female Super Lawyer list, the Top 100 DFW Super Lawyer list, D magazine's Best Lawyers in Dallas 2020 list, the Best Lawyers in America 2020 list for Family Law and Collaborative Law, and LawDragon's Top 500 Leading Family Lawyers 2020 list, according to the firm. More...

May 17th- UHLC alumnus Lee B. Hunt '13 has been hired by Brackett & Ellis, according to an article from Fort Worth Business Press. More...

May 14th- UHLC alumnus Trey A. Monsour '89 has joined Fox Rothschild as a partner in the Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Department, according to an article from Law360. More...

May 8th- UHLC alumnus Joe Acosta '98 has joined Dorsey & Whitney LLP as a partner, according to a press release from the firm. More...

May 6th- UHLC alumnus John Sparacino '90 has joined McKool Smith as a principal, according to a press release from the firm. More...

May 1st- UHLC alumnus Benjamin Walther '12 has been promoted to partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, according to a press release from the firm. More...

May 1st- UHLC alumnus Nathaniel Martinez '11, from Munsch Hardt, received an individual ranking in the most extensively referenced guides in the legal industry, Chambers USA, according to a press release from the firm. More...

April 2020

April 30th- UHLC alumnus Warren Hoffman '78 has joined Wilson Cribbs + Goren, PC as of counsel, according to an article from Law.com. More...

April 18th- UHLC student Jessie Manzewitsch Pulero has been awarded one of the Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s 2020 Diversity Scholarships, according to a press release from the firm. More...

April 6th- UHLC alumnus Gregory Deans '92 has partnered with Katherine Stepp to form Deans Stepp Law, a Dallas firm specializing in complex business and tort cases, according to an article from Law.com. More...

April 2nd- UHLC alumnus Joseph Rovira '08 has been promoted to partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth, according to a press release from the firm. More...

April 1st- UHLC alumnus Derek Forinash '02 has returned to Porter Hedges as a partner, according to a press release from the firm. More...

March 2020

March 16th- UHLC alumna Lisa Pittman '01 has been named co-chair of the cannabis law practice group at Coats Rose, P.C., according to an article from Law360. More...

March 12th- UHLC alumni Kasi Chadwick '13 and Abbie Sprague '10, of Hicks Thomas LLP, have been selected to the 2020 list of Texas Rising Stars, according to a press release from the firm. More... 

March 11th- UHLC alumnus Gerald Cregg Thompson '89 was recognized for 30 years of dedicated service to the Hidalgo County District Attorney's office, according to an article from The Edinburg Review. More...

March 11th- UHLC alumnus Rene Treviño '07 was promoted to shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, according to a press release from the firm. More...

March 10th- UHLC alumnus Sebastien N. Chain '10, equity shareholder for Chamberlain Hrdlicka, has been named to the 2020 Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine, according to a press release from the firm. More...

March 10th- UHLC alumna Susan L. Bickley '84, of Blank Rome LLP, took office as 2020 Chair of the Houston Bar Foundation, according to a press release from the firm. More...

March 10th- UHLC alumna Yyonne Ho '06, of Bracewell LLP, was selected to be on Law360's 2020 Appellate Editorial Advisory Board, according to an article from Law360. More...

March 6th- UHLC alumni Melissa Gutierrez '13 and Philip J. Morgan '12, from Bradley, Arant, Boult, Cummings LLP, have been named to the 2020 Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine, according to a press release from the firm. More...

March 2nd- UHLC alumnus Brandon Collins '11 has joined Coats Rose, P.C. in the real estate and affordable housing and community development practice groups, according to a press release from the firm. More...

March 1st- UHLC alumni Joe Guajardo '12, Briggs Knight '12, and Denise Rose '14 have been elected to partnership at Jackson Walker, according to a press release from the firm. More...

February 2020

February 27th- UHLC alumna Carrie Clark '07 was appointed to Brigham Minerals, Inc.'s Board of Directors, according to a press release from Street Insider. more...

February 25th- UHLC alumna Lara de Leon '98 became a partner at Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete, LLP, according to a press release by the firm. more...

February 20th- UHLC alumnus Broocks "Mack" Wilson '16 has joined Blank Rome as an associate in the finance, restructuring, and bankruptcy practice group, according to a press release from the firm.  more...

February 20th- UHLC alumnus Justo Mendez '06 has joined Holland & Knight as a litigation partner, according to a press release from the firm. more...

February 19th- UHLC alumnus Michael Smith '08 has joined Winstead law firm as part of the health care group, according to a press release from law.com.  more...

February 16th- UHLC alumnus Robert Simmons '66, of Simmons and Fletcher, was named a "Top Lawyer" by H Texas Magazine, according to a press release from PR Web. more...

February 12th- UHLC alumnus Christopher Ezeafulukwe '14 has been appointed as the MD/CEO of Transcorp Power Plant, Ughelli, Delta State, Nigeria, according to an announcement made on New Telegraph Nigeria's website. more...

February 2nd- UHLC alumnus Richard Gonzales '74 was selected to serve as Uvalde's new municipal court judge, according to a press release from Uvalde Leader-News. more...

February 1st- UHLC alumni David Parker '06 and John Wittenberg '90 became partners at Jackson Walker, according to a press release from the firm. more...

February 1st- UHLC alumna Browne Lewis '97 has been appointed as Dean of the North Carolina Central University School of Law, according to a press release from the university. more...

February 1st- UHLC alumna Emily Lippold Gummer '07 has been promoted to member at Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman & Areaux LLC, according to a press release from the firm. more...

February 1st- UHLC alumnus Stephen Quezada '11 has been elected shareholder at Ogletree Deakins, according to a press release from the firm. more... 

January 2020

January 28th-  UHLC alumnus David Pederson '82 has been named a partner in the Sandler Law Group, according to a press release from the firm. more...

January 24th-  UHLC alumnus Sean Timmons '15 has been promoted to equity partner at Tully Rinckey, PLLC, according to a press release from the firm. more...

January 23rd- UHLC alumni Ann Robertson '77 and Kelly Sandill '01 will be honored at the AWAF's 9th Annual Premier Women in Law Luncheon on March 26, 2020, according to post on LinkedIn. more...

January 20th- UHLC alumna Kenna Seiler '91 has helped launched Seiler Mitby, PLLC, a complex commercial litigation and corporate transactional boutique in The Woodlands, according to a press release from the firm. more...

January 20th- UHLC alumna Debbie Simon Pacholder '92 has been named partner at Seiler Mitby, PLLC, according to a press release from the firm.  more...

January 17th- UHLC alumna Kristen Bates '10 has been promoted to senior associate attorney at The Strong Firm P.C., according to a press release from Woodlands Online.  more...

January 14th- UHLC alumna Erin Bennett '12 has been elected as partner at McDowell Hetherington LLP, according to a press release by the firm. more...

January 14th- UHLC alumnus Vinu Raj '09 has been promoted to counsel at Haynes and Boone LLP, according to a press release by the firm. more...

January 13th- UHLC alumna Judith Guthrie '80, a retired federal judge, has received the Women in Tyler's first legacy Award, recognizing a lifetime of service, according to an article from the Tyler Morning Telegraph.  more...

January 13th- UHLC alumnus Mike Laster '88 has been appointed to serve as Assistant County Attorney by Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan, according to a press release from Houston Style Magazine. more...

January 6th- UHLC alumna Nelda Luce Blair '82 has been appointed to the Texas Public Safety Commission, according to an article from the Office of the Texas Governor. more...

January 6th- UHLC alumna Cynthia Mabry '10 has been promoted to partner at Akin Gump, according to a press release from the firm. more...

January 2nd- UHLC alumnus Michael Streich '11 has been named partner at Phelps Dunbar LLP in Houston, according to a press release by the firm. more...

January 2nd- UHLC alumna Lana Muranovic '10 has been elected to partnership at BakerHostetler's Houston office, according to a press release from the firm.  more...

January 2nd- UHLC alumna LaTasha Snipes '09 has joined Polsinelli's Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation section at the firm's Houston office, according to a press release by the firm. more...

January 1st- UHLC alumnus Clinton Yu '09 has been promoted to partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, according to a press release from the firm. more...

January 1st- UHLC alumnus Matthew A. Copeland '12 has been elected to partnership at Adams and Reese LLP, according to a press release from the firm. more...

January 1st- UHLC alumnus Ian M. Wasser '09 has been promoted to Counsel at Cantor Colburn, according to a press release from the firm. more...

January 1st- UHLC alumnus Brent Shultz '11 has been named partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP, according to a press release from the firm. more...

January 1st- UHLC alumna Mia Lorick '14 has been elected to shareholder at RMWBH PC, according to the firm.

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