Rocket Docket | January 2017

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January 2017
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Baylor Lawyer Brit Featherston Appointed Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas

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Brit Featherston, JD '92, was appointed Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas on September 30th, 2016. From his role in the recovery efforts during the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, to witnessing first-hand the September 11th attack on the Pentagon, and working in the prosecution of organized drug crimes, Featherston has built a career that is as fascinating as it is impressive. . . Full Story

Baylor Law Hosts Inaugural The Closer National Transactional Law Competition

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Under the direction of Professor Beth Miller, Baylor Law launched The Closer, a unique transactional law competition, on MLK weekend 2017. The Closer is an innovative, invitation-only transactional law tournament in which law schools that have consistently excelled at transactional LawMeets send their top student transactional negotiator to compete. . . Full Story

Baylor Law Launches the Ultimate Writer Competition

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Baylor Law launched the Ultimate Writer Competition under the direction of Professors Matt Cordon and Scott Fraley. A special debt of gratitude goes to Charlie, JD '86, and Lisa Frazier who graciously underwrote the competition, and Kirk Pittard, JD '99, and the appellate law firm of Kelly, Durham, and Pittard, LLP, in Dallas, Texas which sponsored the competition. Congratulations go to Cassie Hansen for winning first place, and Jamie Oberg and Ashley Morgan for winning second and third place, respectively. . . Full Story

Baylor Law School Ranks #3 in Most Underrated Law Schools According to ABA Journal

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According to an American Bar Association (ABA) Journal article, Baylor Law ranks #3 in most underrated law schools. Baylor Law, ranked No. 55 by U.S. News, has 86 percent of grads in JD advantage or JD required jobs. . . Read More

John Lin McCraw, JD '91 and Glenn W. Cunningham, JD '90, Elected to Lead the Texas Trial Lawyers Association

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The Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) elected John Lin McCraw, JD '91, as the 2017 president and Glenn W. Cunningham, JD '90, as the 2017 president-elect. . . Full Story

Baylor Law Justice-in-Residence, Jan Patterson, Supports Recent Graduates

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Baylor Law's Justice-in-Residence, Jan Patterson, has administered the State Bar of Texas oath to over 150 recent Baylor Law graduates. Recently, Justice Patterson shared her time with two recent graduates in. . . Full Story

Baylor Law Gives Back to Waco Community

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Each Christmas season, the Baylor Law family gives back to the Waco community in a myriad of ways. Baylor Law's Waco ISD Adopt-A-School, Bell's Hill Elementary, is an inner-city school where almost 100% of the children qualify for free or reduced lunch. For the fifth consecutive year, the Student Bar Association (SBA) has raised money and solicited donations to purchase a new Christmas gift for all 900 children. . . Full Story

Hire a Baylor Lawyer Today!

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Register today to participate in 2017's On-Campus Interview program, taking place February 24-28, August 10-16, and October 6-10. Regardless of the session or whether you attend in person, via Skype, or just collect resumes, there are exceptional Baylor Law students and graduates ready to meet your needs. To register or for more information, click here, email, or call 254.710.1210. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you!

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, for inclusion in the next issue of Rocket Docket.

Ken Patterson, JD '80, accepted an invitation to become a member of ABOTA, the American Board of Trial Advocates. . . Read More
Joseph R. Alexander, Jr., JD '83, opened his own firm, The Alexander Firm, in Houston. Alexander will continue working on cases with Richard Mithoff and Mithoff Law in an "of-counsel" position. . . Read More
Glenn W. Cunningham, JD '90, was elected 2017 president-elect of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA). Cunningham joined TTLA in 2002. He is on the Executive Committee of The National Trial Lawyers. . . Read More
John Lin McCraw, JD '91, was elected 2017 president of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA). McCraw joined TTLA in 1995. He has served on the TTLA Board of Directors for 11 years and most recently. . . Read More
Brit Featherston, JD '92, was appointed Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas Sept. 30, 2016. . . Read More
Jason B. Stephens, JD '97, of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings in Fort Worth was named a Best Lawyer in America for the past two years, a Texas Super Lawyer, and a Top Attorney in Fort Worth for Personal Injury.
Grant Kinsey, JD '99, was appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott as judge of a new state district court in Coryell County that opened Jan. 2 in Gatesville. . . Read More
Craig Stone, JD '03 senior counsel of Phillips 66 has been named a 2016 Who's Who in Energy by the Houston Business Journal.
Baylor Wortham, JD '05, was elected as Judge of the 136th Judicial District Court of Jefferson County, Texas. His term began January 1, and he was sworn in on January 5 at the Jefferson County Courthouse.
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Brandy Austin, JD '08, of Brandy Austin Law Firm, PLLC was selected to Fort Worth Magazine's Top Attorney List for Personal Injury.
Barbara Pelaez, JD '10, of The Bassett Firm in Dallas was re-elected to the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Board of Directors.
Whitney Keltch, JD '12, of The Ashmore Law Firm, PC in Dallas, was re-elected to the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Board of Directors.
Andy Jones, JD '13, of Sawicki Law in Dallas, was re-elected to the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Board of Directors.
In Memoriam
Robert W. Henderson, JD '52 Full Obituary
Will David Davis, Sr., LLB '54 Full Obituary
Walter E. Wilson, JD '58 Full Obituary
Ralph Henry "Hank" Bauer III, JD '83 Full Obituary
February 2017

February 9, 2017
Hosted by Fulkerson Lotz, LLP

March 2017

Hosted by Stephens Anderson & Cummings
Date TBD

April 2017

Hosted by Tom Forbes of Kemp Smith
Date TBD

April 20, 2017
Hosted by Anne Potts Jackson

April 25, 2017
Hosted by Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP

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