New Positions

. . . Toby M. Galloway has joined Kelly Hart & Hallman in Fort Worth as a partner in the litigation practice group.

. . . Kerri Condie has joined Cox Smith Matthews in Dallas as a shareholder in the estate planning and trust practice group.

. . . Aaron S. Turner has joined Weil, Gotshal & Manages in Dallas as an associate with the firm’s banking and finance practice.

. . . Fred Arias has been named a partner in Fletcher Farley Shipman & Salinas in Dallas.

. . . Nichole M. Plagens has joined Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin in Dallas as an associate with the local government defense practice.


. . . Andrew L. Wallace, a partner in Gordon & Rees in Dallas, has been appointed to the State Bar of Texas board of directors.


. . . Melissa B. Kates, a partner in Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller in Arlington, has been named the 2013-2014 chairwoman of the Construction Law Section of the Tarrant County Bar Association.


. . . TexasBarCLE has presented "A Standing Ovation" Awards for 2012 to the following volunteers: John C.D. Drolla Jr., Austin solo; Claude Ducloux, attorney at Hill Ducloux Carnes & de la Garza in Austin; Diana Friedman, owner of Diana S. Friedman PC in Dallas; Sharon Reuler, Dallas solo; 257th District Judge Judy Warne of Houston; and Brian Wice, Houston solo.

. . . Jennifer S. Bard, a professor at Texas Tech University School of Law, has been selected for the Scholars in Residence fellowship sponsored by the Network for Public Health Law and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

. . . Greg Chanon, a partner in McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore in Austin, has received the 2013 Bruce Walcutt Spirit of Hospitality Award from the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau.

New Firm

. . . Clayton E. Bailey and Alexander M. Brauer have formed Bailey Brauer in Dallas. Paul E. Green joined the firm as an associate. The firm is located in Campbell Centre 1, 8350 North Central Expressway, Suite 935, Dallas 75206; telephone (214) 360-7424.