New Positions

. . . Adam Dougherty has joined Winstead in Dallas as a shareholder. Sargon Daniel has joined the firm in Dallas as an associate and Amanda H. Baxter and Ryan J. Valenza have joined in Austin as associates.

. . . Mary Goodrich Nix has joined Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr in Dallas as a shareholder. Joining as associates are Jonathan P. Ursprung, Kelly C. Ganzberger and Derek H. Sparks in Dallas; Tracy McCreight in Austin; and Terry L. Gage in Houston.

. . . Ross Vitek has joined Cantey Hanger in Fort Worth as a partner in the construction practice group.

. . . Mary Koch Pettit has joined Kane Russell Coleman & Logan in Dallas as a senior attorney practicing in the firm’s business and corporate and real estate sections.

. . . Thomas C. Scannell and David C. Romness have joined McGlinchey Stafford in Dallas as associates.

Appointments

. . . Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Elizabeth Leonard as judge of the 238th District Court in Midland County. Perry also has appointed Benjamin N. Smith as judge of the 380th District Court in Collin County.

. . . R. Heath Cheek, an associate with Bell Nunnally & Martin in Dallas, has been appointed chairman of the State Fair of Texas Raffle Committee for 2012.

Awards

. . . The Austin Young Lawyers Association has received first place awards for best public service project and best overall programming for young attorneys from the American Bar Association.

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