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June 2016
Past Issues

Ryan Squires (JD '04) Announced as 2016 Young Baylor Lawyer of the Year

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Baylor Law School is pleased to announce Ryan Squires (JD '04) as the 2016 Young Baylor Lawyer of the Year. Ryan is an outstanding alumnus and highly deserving recipient of this prestigious recognition. . . Full Story

Baylor Law School Ranks #32 on Above the Law's Top 50 Law Schools

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Each year, Above the Law (ATL) publishes its list ranking the top 50 law schools in the nation. This year, Baylor Law School surged onto the list at #32. The jump comes on the heels of Baylor Law School reporting the highest employment rate among all Texas law schools. . . Full Story

Baylor Law Hosts 7th Annual Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition Sponsored by Naman Howell Smith & Lee, PLLC

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The Top Gun Competition is a prestigious, invitation-only mock trial tournament. The best advocates from the nation's top sixteen trial advocacy schools compete head-to-head in the winner-take-all tournament. Ben Wallace of Yale Law School won this year's competition and took home the $10,000 cash prize. A special thank you to the Baylor Lawyers and friends who judged the competition.. . . Full Story

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Baylor Law School appreciates the alumni who faithfully serve on the Executive Committee of the Baylor Law Alumni Association.

2016-2017 Baylor Law Alumni Association
Executive Committee Officers

President: Anne Potts Jackson (JD '95), Belton
President-Elect: Hon. Jeffrey Cureton (JD '93), Fort Worth
Past President: Hon. Sam R. Cummings (JD '70), Lubbock
Secretary & Treasurer: Leah Witcher Jackson Teague (JD '85), Waco

Executive Committee Members
Laura Brown (JD '92), Waco – term expires June 2017
Hon. Sam R. Cummings (JD 70), Lubbock – term expires June 2017
Marilea Lewis (JD '78), Dallas – term expires June 2017
Hon. Nicole Mitchell (JD '06), Tyler – term expires June 2017
Hon. Jeffrey Cureton (JD '93), Fort Worth – term expires in June 2018
Anne Potts-Jackson (JD '95), Belton – term expires in June 2018
Don Jackson (JD '83), Houston – term expires in June 2018
Shivali Sharma (JD '05), Texarkana – term expires in June 2018
Monte F. James (JD '92), Austin – term expires June 2019
Michelle Tuegel (JD '10), Waco – term expires June 2019
Ike Vanden Eykel (JD '73), Dallas – term expires June 2019

Outgoing Executive Committee Members (term expired June 2016)
Laura Sharp (JD '86), Austin
Lewis Sifford (JD '72), Dallas
Zollie Steakley (JD '00), Waco

Baylor Lawyers Elected to Offices of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Young Lawyers Association

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Congratulations to the five Baylor Lawyers who were elected to offices of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Young Lawyers Association!

Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA):
Baili Rodes, JD '08 – TYLA President-Elect Full Story

TYLA Board of Directors:
Charlie Ginn, JD '13 – McKinney, District 4
Brittany Ringel, JD '09 – Houston, District 6, Place 6
Tim Williams, JD '08 – Amarillo, District 16

State Bar of Texas Director:
Curtis E. Pritchard, JD '77 – Cleburne, District 7, Place 1

Fall On-Campus Interviews Begin in August

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Register today to participate in Fall On-Campus Interviews, taking place August 12-19 and October 3-7. Regardless of the session or whether you attend in person, via Skype or just collect resumes, there are exceptional Baylor students and graduates ready to meet your needs. To register or for more information, click here, email Monica_Wright@Baylor.edu or call 254.710.1210. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you this fall!


Alumni NOTES
Alumni Notes are published based on the information we receive from our alumni.
If you have been recognized or have other professional news to share, please e-mail Berkley_Knas@baylor.edu, for inclusion in the next issue of Rocket Docket.

William K. Robbins (LLB '54) of Houston was re-elected to the Baylor Board of Regents for a three-year term.
Wayne Fisher (JD '61) of Houston was appointed to the Baylor Board of Regents to serve a two-year term through May 31, 2018.
Hon. T. John Ward (JD '67) was recognized as one of the nation's leading innovators in IP law. . . Read More
Colonel (Retired) Gary Jackson (JD '69) was elected as a member of the Board of Directors for the United States Army Officer Candidate School Alumni Association. . . Read More
Otway B. Denny Jr. (JD '71) was selected by Texas A&M and The Association of Former Students as a 2016 Distinguished Alumni. . . Read More
Tom Forbes (JD '75) was selected by the State Bar of Texas for a second term as a Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates.
Philip W. Stewart (JD '76) of San Antonio was re-elected to the Baylor Board of Regents for a three-year term.
Curtis E. Pritchard, (JD '77) of Cleburne, was elected as a State Bar of Texas Director for District 7, Place 1.
Hon. Sally Lundberg Montgomery (JD '80) of the Dallas County Court-at-Law No. 3, is the recent past president of the Texas County Court Systems.
Jeff Nobles (JD '86) joined the Dallas-based trial law firm Deans & Lyons in Houston as partner. . . Read More
Craig B. Florence (JD '87) of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP in Houston was recognized by Chamber USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for litigation: general commercial.
Kyle Deaver (JD '93) was elected Mayor of the city of Waco and took office on May 17. . . Read More
Curtis W. Harrison II (JD '94) has been named managing partner of GoransonBain, a family law practice in Dallas. . . Read More
Peter Anderson (JD '95) of Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson, PC, was named to the list of D Magazine's Best Lawyers in Dallas for 2016.
Tina Amberboy (JD '96), was selected as Outstanding Mentor of the Year by Austin Young Lawyers Association. . . Read More
Richard E. Stanley (JD '99) joined the Intellectual Property practice of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP as of counsel. . . Read More
Amanda Taylor (JD '04), Danielle Ahlrich (JD '09) and Katie Wolters (JD '15) with Martens, Todd, Leonard, Taylor & Ahlrich (MTLTA) in Austin are proud of their firm's recent award of 2016 Outstanding Law Firm. . . Read More
Kevin Patteson (JD '01) was recently appointed chief operations officer and general manager for the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority.
Craig Stone (JD '03), Senior Counsel, Phillips 66, has been named a 2016 Corporate IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property.
Gilland Chenault (JD '04) was named a 2016 Texas Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers. . . Read More
Rick V. Anderson (JD '07) was named for the 5th time to the 2016 "Texas Rising Stars" list published by Super Lawyers. . . Read More
Baili B. Rhodes (JD '08), was elected president-elect of TYLA and will serve as TYLA president from June 2017 to June 2018. . . Read More
Tim Williams (JD '08) of Amarillo was elected to the Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors for District 16.
Tom Jacob (JD '09) of Whitehurst, Harkness, Brees, Cheng, Alsaffar, & Higginbotham, PLLC, was appointed as Director-at-Large for Austin Young Lawyers Association.
Brittany Ringel (JD '09) of Houston was elected to the Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors for District 6, Place 6.
Justin Scott (JD '09) joined the Houston office of Coats Rose, PC as an associate in the general and commercial litigation practice group.
1st Lt. Victoria Honey (JD '10) completed Officer Training School in the Air Force to become a JAG attorney. . . Read More
Charlie Ginn (JD '13) of McKinney was elected to the Texas Young Lawyers Association's Board of Directors for District 4.
In Memoriam
Gene H. Mixson (JD '48) Full Obituary
J.B. Cotten, Jr. (JD '54) Full Obituary
Judge Edward S. Johnson (JD '69) Full Obituary
Events
July 12, 2016

DALLAS BAYLOR LAWYER NETWORK RECEPTION
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
VENUE
211 N. Ervay
17th Floor
Dallas, TX 75201

September 22, 2016

AUSTIN BAYLOR LAWYER NETWORK RECEPTION
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Savrick Schumann Johnson McGarr Kaminski & Shirley, L.L.P.
The Overlook at Gaines Ranch
4330 Gaines Ranch Loop, Suite 150
Austin, Texas 78735

September 27

DALLAS BAYLOR LAWYER NETWORK RECEPTION
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Nix Patterson & Roach, LLP
Advancial Building
1845 Woodall Rodgers Fwy.
Suite 1050
Dallas, TX 75201


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