Tommy Fibich, founding partner of Fibich Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, will be honored as one of Texas Watch’s heroes at the Houston Champions of Justice luncheon on Nov. 2 at Brennan’s of Houston. Fibich, a trial lawyer, has represented clients successfully in diverse legal matters, ranging from catastrophic personal injury suits to claims alleging fraud, product liability and commercial torts. He is a 1974 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center.
Sydne K. Collier, a trial lawyer in the Dallas office of Thompson & Knight, has been selected as an associate of the Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court. Her one-year term began in September.
Christina Marshall has rejoined Haynes and Boone as a partner in Dallas after serving as executive vice president and general counsel at Dallas-based Chalak Mitra Group of Companies. She also was a principal in Keating Marshall in Dallas. A member of the Haynes and Boone’s mergers and acquisitions practice group, Marshall focuses on advising companies in connection with middle market mergers and acquisitions and other corporate strategic transactions.
Jonathan R. Smith has joined Cherry Petersen Landry Albert in Dallas as a partner. Smith focuses on commercial real estate transactions, including new development, lending and leasing. He was a partner at Kane Russell Coleman & Logan.
Daniel G. Baucum and Larry Jones, tax attorneys, have joined Freeman Law in Dallas as of counsel attorneys. Baucum is a former special assistant to the IRS Chief Counsel’s Office in Washington, D.C., and was a director for a “Big Six” accounting firm. He is an adjunct professor, specializing in business and taxation, at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Before entering private practice, Jones was a trial attorney with the tax division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He is the director of the Federal Taxpayers Clinic at the Dedman School of Law.
Bell Nunnally & Martin has moved into the 18th and 19th floors of KPMG Plaza at Hall Arts in the Dallas Arts District. The 19-story office building opened in 2015.