New Positions

. . .Michael Rumac has been named a shareholder in David & Goodman in Dallas. He focuses on litigation, with an emphasis on commercial and real estate matters, insurance defense and homeowner association disputes.

. . .Gregory P. Krafkahas joined Winstead in Houston as an associate with the corporate, securities, and mergers and acquisitions practice group.

. . .J. B. Friedman Jr., an employee benefits attorney, has joined the Wilkins Finston Law Group as a partner in the firm’s new San Antonio office. The office is located at 755 E. Mulberry Avenue, Suite 200, San Antonio 78212. The office telephone number is (210) 702-3954.

. . .Mary Goodrich Nix and Jeffrey D. Dunn have been promoted to equity shareholders in Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr in Dallas. Curt Covington of Dallas and Michael A. Harvey and Glenn P. Valentine of Houston have been promoted to shareholders in the firm.

Awards

. . .Richard Orsinger, a partner in McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing in Dallas, received the 2013 Franklin Jones Best Continuing Legal Education Article Award from the College of the State Bar of Texas for his paper “170 Years of Contract Law.”

Elections

. . .Ann Ryan Robertson, a partner in Locke Lord in Houston, has been elected to the American Arbitration Association board of directors.

. . .Carmen Roe, owner of the Law Office of Carmen M. Roe in Houston, has been elected president of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association.

Honors

. . .David V. Wilson II, a shareholder in Hays, McConn, Rice & Pickering in Houston, has been nominated as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.