New Positions

. . . Joanne R. Bush and Mark H. Robinson have been named partners in Jones Day in Dallas, while Omar Samji has been named a partner in Houston. The partnerships were effective Jan. 1.

. . . Kevin M. Baucom has joined Kelley Kronenberg in Houston as a partner. He focuses on workers’ compensation.

. . . Sondra S. Rosebrock has been promoted to partner in Sedgwick’s Dallas office, effective Jan. 1.

. . . Christopher Gleason has been elected a partner in Sidley Austin in Dallas, and E. Anna Ha has been named a partner in Houston.

. . . Leigh M. Taylor, James O. Gibbs, Clay Cosse and Timothy M. Rutledge have joined Fletcher, Farley, Shipman & Salinas as senior associates in Dallas and Arti Mangla has joined as an associate.

. . . Anneke Cronje, Jennifer P. Sibley and Robert J. Ward have joined Bell Nunnally & Martin in Dallas as associates.

. . . Jason Marlin, Jason Mueller and Seth Roberts have been promoted to partners in Locke Lord in Dallas. Gregory Heath, Paul Kjelsberg and Chris Verducci have been named partners in Houston.

. . . Jason Binford has been named a director at Kane Russell Coleman & Logan in Dallas.

. . . Rick Staff has rejoined Locke Lord in Houston as a partner in the litigation department and the energy litigation practice group.


. . . Vicky Gunning, a Locke Lord partner in Dallas, has received Commercial Real Estate Women’s Outstanding Leadership Award, and Locke Lord has received CREW’s Career Advancement for Women Award.


. . . Bryan O. Blevins Jr., a partner in Beaumont’s Provost Umphrey, has been selected as president-elect of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Michael Guajardo, a partner at Guajardo & Marks in Dallas, has been installed as the group’s president.

. . . Harry Susman, a partner in Susman Godfrey in Houston, has been named to the board of directors for the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

New Address

. . . Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller has moved its Fort Worth offices to the new Sundance Square Plaza at 420 Commerce St., Suite 500, Fort Worth, 76102.