Billy Edwards, with the Edwards Law Firm.

Billy Edwards, a partner in the Edwards Law Firm in Corpus Christi and counsel with the Davis Law Firm in San Antonio, has been inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an honor limited to 500 active lawyers in the United States. Edwards has a personal injury practice representing plaintiffs.

Craig A. Haynes, a trial partner in Thompson & Knight’s Dallas office, has been selected as a master of the Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Courts for which he served as a member from 1993-1997.

New Positions

Ted D. Meyer has joined Blank Rome as a partner in its labor and employment practice group in Houston. With more than two decades of experience, Meyer represents large and small employers in litigation, administrative proceedings and in defense of large class and collective actions. James T. Grogan has joined the firm’s Houston office as a partner in the finance, restructuring and bankruptcy group. Grogan focuses on Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

Christine Edwards has joined the Houston office of Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard as of counsel. Edwards handles personal and commercial first-party claims, automobile cases involving uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage issues and bad faith litigation.

Andrew “Drew” Robertson has joined the Dallas office of Kane Russell Coleman Logan as a litigation associate. He previously was a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings of the Northern District of Texas. At KRCL, Robertson represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters.

Morgan Muñoz has joined Stibbs & Co. in Spring as an associate in the firm’s litigation section. She focuses her practice on oil and energy.

Diane Tran is a new associate in the Austin office of Thompson & Knight in the firm’s government and regulatory practice. New Thompson & Knight associates in the firm’s Dallas office include Christopher Bailey, bankruptcy and restructuring; Mark Bonin II and Timothy J. Johnston, corporate securities; Connor R. Bourland and Austin P. Smith, trial; Taylor N. Kara and Sarah M. Lehman, real estate and banking; Skyler K. Sikes, oil and gas; Catherine Reynolds, intellectual property; and Lauren Timmons, employment and labor. New associates joining the firm in Houston include Caitlin E. Gernert, trial; Brooke Alger and Alexander Witschey, corporate and securities.