Baylor Law Capstone Project Leads to Largest Christian Fraternity in the Nation
Baylor Law alumnus Brett Williams, JD '99, turned his Baylor Law capstone project into the nationally recognized Christian fraternity, BYX (Beta Upsilon Chi). . . Full Story
Vik Deivanayagam, JD '96, Appointed to McLennan County Court at Law #1
In a unanimous decision, Baylor Lawyer and Baylor Law School Adjunct Professor Vik Deivanayagam, JD '96, was named Judge Mike Freeman's successor in McLennan County Court at Law #1. . . Full Story
Baylor Lawyer Takes Over Leadership of Fort Worth Law Firm
Marianne Auld, JD '88, was elected as the new Managing Partner of Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP in Fort Worth. As Managing Partner, Auld will provide strategic leadership and direction, manage over 250 employees, and coordinate recruiting and community initiatives for the firm. . . Full Story
Baylor Law Graduates 17 New Baylor Lawyers!
On February 4, seventeen Baylor Law students crossed the stage at commencement and officially became Baylor Lawyers. The class selected Professor Tom Featherston to give the commencement speech. Professors Jim Wren and Bridget Fuselier were selected to hood the graduates. View more photos on Baylor Law's official Facebook page.
Congratulations to our newest Baylor Lawyers!
The Baylor Lawyer Networks offer networking receptions hosted and underwritten by Baylor Lawyers typically at their firms. Baylor Law School has four active Baylor Lawyer Networks: Dallas Baylor Lawyer Network, Houston Baylor Lawyer Network , Austin Baylor Lawyer Network, Fort Worth Baylor Lawyer Network.
For a list of upcoming receptions, please visit baylor.edu/law/alumni/rsvp.
For more information about the Baylor Lawyer Networks, please contact Berkley Knas at email@example.com.
A special thank you to our Baylor Lawyers who serve on the Steering Committees of our Baylor Lawyers Networks:
Dallas Baylor Lawyer Network Steering Committee
Chair: Vincent Allen, JD '99, Carstens & Cahoon, LLP
Matt Anderson, JD '94, Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP
Angela Buchanan, JD '09, The Rodriguez Firm
Michael Clark, JD '96, Vizient
Louis Cole, JD '71, Louis I. Cole, PC
Jeff Domen, JD '00, Goranson Bain, PLLC
Susan Duesler, JD '07, Susan E. Duesler
Carmen Eiker, JD '78, Carrington Coleman
James Greer, JD '98, Randall Greer, PLLC
Brett Lamb '99, Austin Bridge and Road
T. Hunter Lewis, JD '10, Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP
Kirk Pittard, JD '99, Kelly, Durham & Pittard, LLP
Todd Ramsey, JD '96, Payne Mitchell, LLP
Kim Young, JD '81, The Northern Trust Company
Houston Baylor Lawyer Network Steering Committee
Chair: Libby King, JD '01, Tate, Moerer & King, LLP
Brittany W. Cope, JD '13,
Tate Moerer & King, LLP
Spencer Edwards, JD '97, The Hudgins Law Firm
Ryan Fowler, JD '07, Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry Law Firm
Derek Hollingsworth, JD '97, Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP
Lara Hollingsworth, JD '96, Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP
Don Jackson, JD '83, Ware, Jackson, Lee, & Chambers, LLP
Johnny B. Johnson, JD '77, Wilson, Johnson & Stephens, LLP
Sarah Vida, JD '11, Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey
Jason Walker, JD '97, Andrews Myers PC
Brett Williams, JD '99, Avalon Advisors LLC
Andrea Zarikian, JD '14, alliantgroup, LP
Austin Baylor Lawyer Network Steering Committee
Chair: Ryan Squires, JD '04, Scott Douglass & McConnico
Chris Elliott, JD '90, Graves Doughtery Hearon & Moody
Caroline Hall, JD '13, The Chapman Firm
Monte James, JD '92, Jackson Walker, LLP
Jeff Jury, JD '86, Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, LLP
Michael Kabat, JD '05, McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, LLP
Steve McConnico, JD '76, Scott, Douglass & McConnico
Marilyn Brown, JD '04, Jackson Walker, LLP
Laura Sharp, JD '86, The Sharp Firm
Peyton Smith, JD '89, McGuireWoods LLP
Amanda Taylor, JD '04, Beck Redden
Fort Worth Baylor Lawyer Network Steering Committee
Judge Jeff Cureton, JD '93, U.S. Magistrate Judge Northern District of Texas
Marianne Auld, JD '88, Kelly, Hart, & Hallman, LLP
Grant Blaies, JD '92, Blaies & Hightower, LLP
Mike Bourland, JD '69, Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, PC
Richard Bourland, JD '71, Griffith, Jay & Michel, LLP
Mike Cooke, JD '87, Friedman, Suder, and Cooke, PC
David Farris, JD '65, Lively & Associates, LLP
Michael Heiskell, JD '74, Johnson, Vaughn & Heiskell
Roland Johnson, JD '79, Harris, Finley & Bogle, PC
Mack Ed Swindle, JD '74, Whitaker, Chalk, Swindle & Schwartz, PLLC
Karen Wardell, JD '93, Cook Children's Health Care System
Jennifer Willingham, JD '04,
BNFS Railway Company
Whether you're looking for a summer clerk or full-time attorney, someone experienced or right out of school, the Career Development Office stands ready to assist you. You can post a job on our website or contact Daniel Hare (254-710-7617) to discuss your specific need. Hire a Baylor Lawyer Today!
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Marianne Auld, JD '88, was elected as the new Managing Partner of Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP in Fort Worth. . . Read More
Randall E. Betty, JD '73, joined Walters Balido & Crain as a partner in the Decatur office.
Ike Vanden Eykel, JD '73, CEO and managing shareholder of KoonsFuller has been named by Texas Monthly as a Top Ten Attorney in Texas for 2015 and 2016.
Roy L. Stacy, JD '74, Dennis D. Conder, JD '86, and David G. Allen, JD '93, renamed the Dallas firm Stacy & Conder LLP to Stacy Conder Allen LLP.
Curt Fenley, JD '83, of Fenley & Bate, LLP in Lufkin was inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Fenley was also invited to join the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.
Joseph W. Spence, JD '83, joined Bonds Ellis Eppich Schafer Jones LLP as partner in Fort Worth.
Lisa Jamieson, JD '84, joined Pope, Hardwicke, Christie, Schell, Kelly & Taplett, LLP as partner in Fort Worth.
Patrick Souter, JD '91, of Gray Reed & McGraw, LLP was announced president of the Texas Health Lawyers Association. Souter teaches Health Care Law. . . Read More
Judge Vik Deivanayagam, JD '96 was selected to succeed retiring County Court-At-Law Judge Mike Freeman, filling the last two years of Freeman's unexpired term. . . Read More
Jason Stephens, JD '97, of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings in Forth Worth was named a Texas Super Lawyer and a Top Attorney in Fort Worth for personal injury law.
Celeste Lawton, JD '01, of the Norton Rose Fulbright's Houston office was promoted to partner.
Keith Ogle, JD '02, joined Pope, Hardwicke, Christie, Schell, Kelly & Taplett, LLP as partner in Fort Worth.
Aimee Van Winkle Stone, JD '02, joined Moses, Palmer & Howell, LLP as partner in Fort Worth.
Jessica Mullins-Ta, JD '06, was promoted to partner in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden.
Rick V. Anderson, JD '07, shareholder at Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC in Houston, was recently named by the National Black Lawyers as a Top 40 Black Lawyer in America under 40. . . Read More
Andrew Schrader, JD '07, of Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP in Waco was promoted to partner.
Sorana Ban, JD '08, joined Strasburger & Price, LLP as an associate in the Collin County office.
Ned A. Prusse, JD '08, of Perkins Coie was promoted to partner. Ned is a member of Perkins Coie's Corporate & Securities practice in the Denver office.
Tim Goines, JD '09, was awarded a Senior Military Faculty position (a permanent teaching position) at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
T. Hunter Lewis, JD '10, of Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson in Dallas became Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Terah Moxley, JD '10, of Estes Okon Thorne & Carr PLLC in Dallas became Board Certified in Labor & Employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Nathan Winkler, JD '10, joined Brown Dean Procter & Howell, LLP as an associate in Fort Worth.
Matt Czimskey, JD '12, of Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP in Waco was promoted to partner.
Kristen Damon, JD '12, received the New Volunteer of the Year Award from Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law in Los Angeles.
Michael C. Roberts, JD '12, of Jackson Walker LLP was selected to join the Austin Bar Association / Austin Young Lawyer Association Leadership Academy.
Andy Jones, JD '13, of Sawicki Law in Dallas, was given the 2017 Outstanding Committee Chair Award from the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.
FORT WORTH BAYLOR LAWYER NETWORK RECEPTION
March 30, 2017
Hosted by Stephens Anderson & Cummings at Kona Grill
AUSTIN BAYLOR LAWYER NETWORK RECEPTION
Hosted by Tom Forbes of Kemp Smith
BELL COUNTY BAYLOR LAWYER NETWORK RECEPTION
April 20, 2017
Hosted by Anne Potts Jackson
DALLAS BAYLOR LAWYER NETWORK RECEPTION
April 25, 2017
Hosted by Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP
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