New Positions

. . . Lydia Tamez has joined FosterQuan in Houston as a partner.

. . . Juan M. Alcala has joined Gardere Wynne Sewell in Austin as a partner.

. . . JP Neyland has joined Kane Russell Coleman & Logan in Dallas as an associate with the litigation section.

. . . John V. Jansonius, Stephanie K. Osteen and Christina A. Jump have joined Jackson Walker in Dallas. Jansonius and Osteen join as partners, and Jump joins as senior counsel.

. . . Brooke S. Waldrep has joined Schmoyer Reinhard in San Antonio as an associate.

. . . Greg Perrone, Kevin Klughart and Shaukat Karjeker have joined Carstens & Cahoon in Dallas. Perrone joins as a partner, and Klughart and Karjeker join as of counsel.

. . . Corbet F. Bryant Jr. and John R. Wilcox have joined Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal in Dallas as of counsel.

. . . Blake Elizabeth Sachs has joined Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr in Dallas as an associate with the real estate section. Robert R. Kibby, a shareholder in Munsch Hardt in Dallas, has been named section head for the firm’s corporate and securities group.

. . . James A. Hurd Jr. has joined Wilson Elser in Houston as of counsel.

Appointments

. . . Patrick Maher, a partner in Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller in Fort Worth, has been appointed by the board of directors of the State Bar of Texas to serve as the 2012-13 chairman of the State Bar’s Council of Section Chairs.

. . . Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Alan Nash, shareholder in Coan and Elliott in Stephenville, as district attorney of the 266th Judicial District Court in Erath County.

Awards

. . . James H. Holmes III, a partner in Burford & Ryburn in Dallas, has received the Texas Legal Legends Award from the Litigation Council of the State Bar of Texas.

. . . Vincent J. Allen, a partner in Carstens & Cahoon in Dallas, has received the Young Baylor Lawyer of the Year Award.

. . . Omar Alaniz, a senior associate with Baker Botts in Dallas, has received the Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service from the American Inns of Court.

Elections

. . . Baker Botts partner Timothy S. Durst of Dallas has been elected chairman of the national board of directors of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

. . . Winstead shareholder Greg Erwin of Houston has been elected chairman of the Houston District Council of the Urban Land Institute.


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