New Positions

. . . Orrin L. Harrison III has joined Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank as a partner in Dallas. His practice focuses on complex business litigation.

. . . Sarah M. Tudor has joined the Welter Law Firm in Austin as an associate.

. . . Susan E. Cates, Heather K. Hatfield and William B. Rasmussen have been elected partners in Houston’s Porter Hedges.

. . . Karen Gren Scholer, a former judge of the 95th District Court in Dallas, has joined Carter Stafford Arnett Hamada & Mockler as a name partner. The firm has been renamed Carter Scholer Stafford Arnett Hamad & Mockler.


. . . Steven E. Kennedy, a shareholder in McGuire, Craddock & Strother in Dallas, has been elected chairman of the Dallas Bar Association’s Construction Law Section for 2014.


. . . Marcus Brooks, a shareholder in Winstead’s Austin office, recently became board certified in tax law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

. . . Sammy Ford IV, an attorney with Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend in Houston, has become board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

New Locations

. . . Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker recently moved into new office space in Two Houston Center at 909 Fannin Street, Suite 3300, Houston 77010. The telephone number is 713 353-2000.

. . . Phelps Dunbar has moved its office to One Allen Center, 500 Dallas Street, Suite 1300, Houston 77002. The telephone number is 713 626-1386.