Alumni Notes | July 2017



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Ike Vanden Eykel, JD '73

Ike Vanden Eykel, managing shareholder and CEO of KoonsFuller, received the 2017 Alumni Achievement Award from Drake University, his undergraduate institution. Vanden Eykel is the president-elect of the Baylor Law Alumni Association.




Jeff Jury, JD '86

Jeff Jury of Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, LLP in Austin was inducted as president of The International Academy of Mediators. Additionally, the firm, Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, was included in the Austin Business Journal for the renovation of their offices, which includes a meticulously recreated mock courtroom.




Christopher W. Martin, JD '90

Christopher W. Martin of Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, LLP in Houston received the Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court 2017 Attorney Professionalism Award.




Professor Bridget Fuselier, JD '98

Professor Bridget Fuselier, professor of law and executive director of the Baylor Law Veterans Clinic at Baylor Law School, received the Colonel Bryan S. Spencer Award from the State Bar of Texas Military and Veterans Law Section. Fuselier was presented with the award at the 2017 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting. . . Read More




Rhonda Thompson, JD '01

Rhonda Thompson was selected as a 2017 Best Lawyers by D Magazine.




Eric Nordstrom, JD '02

Eric Nordstrom of the Hudgins Law Firm in Houston joined the board of directors of The Center, a Houston not-for-profit agency serving persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities through innovative programs and compassionate care.




Danielle K. Herring, JD '03

Danielle K. Herring of Littler in Houston was elected as co-chair of the firm's ERISA and Benefit Plan Litigation Practice Group.




Craig Stone, JD '03

Craig Stone, senior counsel of Phillips 66, was named to World Trademark Review's inaugural “WTR 300,” a list recognizing 300 individuals as the world's top corporate brand counsel. Stone also was named a 2017 Corporate IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property.




Michael Carruth, JD '06

Michael Carruth of Klinedinst PC in Sacramento, California was promoted to counsel. Carruth's practice focuses on civil litigation, with an emphasis on complex business and commercial disputes. He was named a Rising Star by Northern California Super Lawyers® in 2016 and a Top Lawyer for Commercial Litigation by Sacramento Magazine in 2015.




Leiza Dolghih, JD '06

Leiza Dolghih joined the Dallas office of Lewis Brisbois as a partner in the Employment and Labor Practice.




Lauren Damen, JD '11

Lauren Damen joined Winstead's Austin office as an associate in the Public and Regulatory Law and Environmental Law Practice Groups.




William King, JD '11

William King joined Feldman & Feldman PC in Houston as an associate attorney focused on commercial litigation.




Brittney Cooperrider, JD '13

Brittney Cooperrider joined Andrews Myers in Houston as an associate in the litigation section.




Katie Beaird, JD '14

Katie Beaird joined Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP in Dallas as an associate.