New Positions

. . . Stephen J. Roppolo has been named managing partner of Fisher & Phillips’ new San Antonio office and will continue as managing partner in the firm’s Houston office. Partner Joseph W. Gagnon will work in Houston and San Antonio, and Santiago Alaniz, previously an associate with the Houston office, will work full time in San Antonio.

. . . Rick V. Anderson has become a shareholder in Roberts Markel Weinberg in Houston.

. . . Alysia N. Fancher and Matthew E. Last have joined Cobb Martinez Woodward in Dallas as associates.

. . . James M. Corbett and Marshall G. Rosenberg have been named partners in Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer in Houston.

. . . Susan B. Murphy has joined Thompson & Knight as counsel in the firm’s health-care practice group in Houston.


. . . Daniel Ramón, associate with Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody in Austin, has been named president of the Austin LGBT Bar Association.

. . . Roger D. Townsend, a partner in the Houston office of Alexander Dubose & Townsend, is serving this year as president of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.


. . . Alexis C. Knapp, associate in the Houston office of Littler Mendelson, has been certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

. . . Kyle Ferachi, managing member of McGlinchey Stafford’s Houston office, has been selected for the 2013 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

. . . Christian A. "Chris" Garza has been named general counsel and corporate secretary for Cosentino North America, headquartered in Stafford.

. . . Trevor A. Taylor, owner of The Law Office of Trevor A. Taylor in Austin, has been certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

. . . The following have been recognized for client service in the 2013 BTI Client Service All-Stars survey: Craig Weinstock, a partner in Locke Lord in Houston and co-chair of the firm’s securities litigation practice group; John Zavitsanos, a trial lawyer and founding partner in Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing in Houston; and Ted Paris and Gene Oshman, partners in Baker Botts’ corporate practice in Houston.

New Address

. . . Locke Lord’s Austin office has relocated to 600 Congress Ave., Suite 2200, Austin, 78701, telephone (512) 305-4700.

New Firm

. . . David Courreges opened Courreges PC on March 1 and continues to focus his practice on government and legislative affairs, administrative law, regulatory law and association law. The firm’s mailing address is P.O. Box 92648, Austin 78709, telephone at 512-765-4951.