Claire E. B. Garza, an attorney in Kelley Kronenberg's Houston office
Claire E. B. Garza, an attorney in Kelley Kronenberg’s Houston office (Gittings)

New Positions

. . . David Ammons has joined Winstead in Houston as of counsel in the energy practice group.

. . . John Ransomhas joined Jackson Walker in Houston as a partner in the tax practice group.

. . . Claire E.B. Garza has joined Kelley Kronenberg as an associate in Houston. She handles matters involving admiralty and maritime law.

. . . Jonathan Ishee has joined Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease as of counsel in Houston. He focuses on health regulatory and compliance matters.

Appointment

. . . Jesus “Jesse” Barba Jr., senior counsel with Cox Smith Matthews in McAllen, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board for a term to expire Jan. 31, 2018.

Awards

. . .Scott Atlas, a Houston solo, recently received the League of Latin American Citizens’ Conscience Builder Award for 2014.

. . . Locke Lord has received the 2014 Beacon of Justice Award from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association in recognition of work toward passage of the Michael Morton Act.

Honors

. . . The following Andrews Kurthattorneys have been named fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation: Kelly Sandill, Cameron Pope and Dimitri Zgourides, Houston partners; Wei Wei Jeang, Dallas partner; William Dillard and Gregory Shields, Austin of counsel; and Katherine L. Coleman, Brian Dillavou and Martha Hopkins, Austin associates.

. . . Gregory N. Jones, of the Law Office of Gregory N. Jones in Houston, has been named to the College of the State Bar of Texas.