Andrea Hight has joined the Dallas office of Winstead PC as an associate in the Construction practice group. Hight previously worked at Canterbury, Elder, Gooch, Surratt, Shapiro & Stein, P.C., in Dallas, TX. She has represented clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings as well as contract negotiations and drafting for prime contracts, subcontracts and purchase orders.
Terrell R. Miller has been promoted to partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP. Miller practices in the firm's Dallas office. He focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law, as well as complex litigation involving software, electrical, mechanical, and other technical issues. Prior to his legal career, he was a technology consultant for Accenture in Houston.
Marilyn Montano has been elected partner at Jackson Walker L.L.P. Montano, Austin, has experience in a wide variety of commercial litigation, having developed particular expertise in eminent domain matters, labor and employment issues, class action litigation, and the availability of mental health and substance abuse coverage under benefit plans governed by ERISA.
Sara Hollan has been elected partner at Jackson Walker L.L.P. Hollan focuses her practice on corporate and construction litigation as well as related appellate work. Ms. Hollan's corporate litigation practice involves breach of contract and business tort disputes. Her construction practice involves cases relating to construction defects, breaches of contract, and mechanic's liens. Hollan also has practiced in a wide variety of other areas.
Attorney Leslie L. Hunt has been named a shareholder at Decker Jones McMackin McClane Hall & Bates, P.C. Hunt joined Decker Jones in 2004 after graduation from Baylor Law School, where she was the recipient of the Loy M. Simpkins Award for Excellence in Marital Property Studies and served on the Order of the Barristers. She had received her B.A. from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri in 1999. Hunt's primary practice areas include commercial litigation, employment litigation, probate litigation and estate planning. Hunt was named the 2011 Outstanding Young Lawyer of Fort Worth and Tarrant County by the Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association. She served as President of the group in 2008-09. She has been a member of the Tarrant County Bar Association since 2004 and was an Eldon B. Mahon Court Member from 2007-2009. During 2011, she also was honored by the Fort Worth Business Press as one of the area's top 40-under-40 professionals. Hunt has been recognized the past three years as a "Texas Rising Star" by Texas Super Lawyers and five times as a Tarrant County "Top Attorney" by Fort Worth, Texas magazine. Hunt is active in community service organizations in Fort Worth. She is the current chair of the Advisory Planning/Bylaws Committee for the Junior League of Fort Worth, and served as co-chair of the Sweethearts Dessert Fantasy annual fundraiser for the Lena Pope Home in 2010 and 2011.
Gwen I. Walraven has been elevated to partner at Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP. Walraven is a commercial litigator and works with Bell Nunnally's Litigation, Intellectual Property and Creditors' Rights groups. She represents companies and individuals in business disputes involving claims such as breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference and patent infringement. Walraven also represents corporate creditors in collection of defaulted loans; foreclosure of secured properties; perfection of lien claims; and lawsuits based on promissory notes, guarantees, and unpaid accounts. She is a graduate of Baylor University (J.D., 2004) and Stephens College (B.S., 1996).
The law firm of Brown McCarroll announces the election of Kevin Koronka to partner. Koronka is a member of the litigation group in the Dallas office. Mr. Koronka has participated in multiple jury and bench trials, including significant first-chair experience, and has successfully handled appeals for his clients before a variety of appellate courts. He concentrates his practice on all aspects of civil litigation, both state and federal, with extensive representation of clients in the human resources, financial services, mortgage lending, commercial leasing and real estate development industries. He also has extensive experience in arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Koronka earned his J.D. from Baylor University School of Law, where he received the Order of the Barristers award for his oral advocacy skills. He graduated magna cum laude from Saint Edwards University with a B.A. degree.