New Positions

. . . Carolyn P. Courville, Bob Wynne and Jennifer E. Brevorka have joined Rusty Hardin & Associates in Houston.

. . . Jeffrey D. Chadwick has joined Winstead in The Woodlands and Houston as an associate with the wealth preservation practice group.

. . . Matt Paulson has joined Katten Muchin Rosenman in Austin as a partner heading the environmental aspects of energy production practice.

. . . Matthew Harper has joined SNR Denton in Dallas as a partner in the intellectual property and technology practice.

. . . Scott A. Sherman has joined Bracewell & Giuliani in Houston as senior counsel in the environmental strategies group.

. . . Marcos G. Ronquillo and Jose L. Gonzalez have joined Beirne, Maynard & Parsons in Dallas as partners. Todd Parrish and Ramona Soto have joined as senior attorneys.

. . . Mark Mathews and Kali Jackson have joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz in Houston. Mathews joins as a shareholder in the firm’s oil and gas team. Jackson joins as an associate with the firm’s advocacy department.

Awards

. . . The following attorneys from Farrow-Gillespie & Heath in Dallas have received awards from the Dallas Bar Association: Maricela Moore, partner, Outstanding Committee Chair; Rhonda Hunter, partner, and Mary Scott, of counsel, Presidential Citation.

Elections

. . . John S. Polzer, an associate with Cantey Hanger in Fort Worth, has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation.

. . . Andrews Kurth has elected the following attorneys to partnership: Peter A. Bogdanow, Bud Doxey Jr. and Mark A. Shoffner in Dallas; and Stephanie C. Beauvais, Georgia L. Lucier and Angela T. Richards in Houston.

New Office/New Name

. . . Irelan ♦ Hargis has opened an office in Dallas at 6060 N. Central Expressway, Suite 500; telephone: (214) 919-8900; fax: (214) 919-8903. Phil Meyer of Dallas has joined the firm as senior counsel.

. . . Godwin Ronquillo has become Godwin Lewis. The firm’s addresses and telephone numbers in Dallas, Houston and Plano will remain the same. Marilea Lewis of Dallas has become a named shareholder in the firm.