New Positions

. . . Bob Dupuy has joined the Texas Methodist Foundation as general counsel and director of charitable services. He will remain a senior partner in Brown McCarroll in Dallas.

. . . Patricia Finn Braddock has joined Guida, Slavich & Flores as a shareholder in Austin.

. . . Matthew B. Kutac has joined the real estate practice at Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody in Austin as an associate.

. . . P. William Stark and R. Craig Woods have become litigation shareholders in Greenberg Traurig in Dallas. Mark G. Chretien has become an intellectual property and technology shareholder, and Paul J. Brown and Neeraj "Neil" Verma have become litigation shareholders, all in Houston.

. . . Alisa Lipski has joined Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing as an associate.

. . . David S. Goldberg has joined Fort Worth’s Kelly Hart & Hallman as a partner in the corporate and securities practice group.

. . . Amanda Luna has joined the Hammerle Finley Law Firm in Lewisville.


. . . State Rep. Sarah M. Davis, partner in Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith in Houston, has been appointed to the Texas Access to Justice Commission by House Speaker Joe Straus.


. . . John G. Browning, administrative partner of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith’s Dallas office, has been named winner of the 2013 Dan Rugeley Price Memorial Award by the Texas Bar Foundation.

. . . Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law has announced its 2013 distinguished alumni. Houston solo W. Yandell "Tog" Rogers Jr. received the Charles O. Galvin Award for service to the law school. William D. Powell, senior partner in Powell, Coleman & Arnold in Dallas, received the award for private practice.

. . . The following have received Houston Bar Foundation awards: Fulbright & Jaworski, Gardere Wynne Sewell, Porter Hedges, Beck Redden, and Jenkins & Kamin, outstanding contribution to the Houston Volunteer Lawyers by a firm; Peter J. Bennett, outstanding contribution to HVL by a solo; Exxon Mobil Corp. and LyondellBasell, outstanding contribution to HVL by a corporate law department; Susan B. Sanchez, counsel at ExxonMobil Corp., and Monica Karuturi of LyondellBasell, outstanding pro bono coordinators; Francine J. Barton, outstanding volunteer service to the Dispute Resolution Center; James Greenwood III, longevity of exemplary service to the Dispute Resolution Center; and Caroline C. Pace, associate with Kane Russell Coleman & Logan in Houston, author of the outstanding legal article published during 2012 in The Houston Lawyer.