New Positions

. . . Tim Shelby has been promoted to partner in Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing.

. . . Brandon K. Bartee has joined Cassin & Cassin as an associate with the real estate group in Dallas.

. . . Elisa Fox has joined Decker, Jones, McMackin, McClane, Hall & Bates in Fort Worth as an associate.

. . . Brent Bishop has joined Cox Smith Matthews as a shareholder in McAllen.

. . . Jared Wood and Lauren Hanes have joined Cantey Hanger in Fort Worth as associates.

. . . Gregory D. Kelminson has joined Bell Nunnally & Martin in Dallas as an associate with the white-collar criminal defense/internal investigation and litigation practices.

Appointment

. . . John H. Cayce Jr., a partner in Kelly Hart & Hallman in Fort Worth and co-chairman of the firm’s appellate section, has been appointed to a six-year term on the Texas Board of Law Examiners by the Texas Supreme Court. He is a former chief justice of the 2nd Court of Appeals.

Awards

. . . Fred Sultan, a partner in Gardere Wynne Sewell in Austin, received the Austin Bar Association’s “Outstanding Director Award” for 2012-2013.

. . . Jim Harrington, founder and director of the Texas Civil Rights Project in Austin, has received a Distinguished Lawyer Award for 2013 from the Austin Bar Association.

. . . Abby Frank, a Texas Civil Rights Project attorney, Sharon Reynerson, a Lone Star Legal Aid attorney, and Christopher McGreal, a Disability Rights Texas attorney, received Impact Awards from the State Bar of Texas Poverty Law Section.

Election

. . . Juan Garcia, a partner in Sutherland Asbill & Brennan in Houston, has been elected president-elect of the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston for 2013-2014.

Honor

. . . James C. Morriss III, a partner in Thompson & Knight in Austin and leader of the firm’s environmental practice group, has been selected to join the American College of Environmental Lawyers.