Alumni Notes | December 2017

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Ike Vanden Eykel, JD ’73

Ike Vanden Eykel, managing shareholder and CEO of KoonsFuller in Dallas, was named to the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for family law. He was named by Texas Super Lawyers as a 2017 Texas Super Lawyer, Top 10 Attorneys in Texas for the third year in a row, Top 100 Attorneys in Texas, and Top 100 DFW Attorneys. He also received the 2017 Alumni Achievement Award from Drake University, his undergraduate institution. Vanden Eykel is the president-elect of the Baylor Law Alumni Association.

Hon. Max Sandlin, JD ’78

Hon. Max Sandlin was inducted into the Rabbit Alumni Hall of Fame by the Atlanta Education Foundation and the Atlanta High School Alumni Association.

Russell R. Barton, JD ’91

Russell R. Barton, of Harris, Finley & Bogle, PC in Fort Worth, was named a 2017 Texas Super Lawyer in appellate law.

Jeff Domen, JD ’00

Jeff Domen, of Goranson Bain, PLLC in Plano, was elected president of the Collin County Bar Association. As president, the Association launched and successfully completed Collin County’s first-ever Trial Academy. This program gives young lawyers in Collin County an opportunity to learn from judges and seasoned attorneys and provides them the opportunity to perform mock voir dire, opening statements, cross, direct, expert examination and closing arguments.

Brandon Jones, JD ’00

Brandon Jones joined Winstead's Taxation, Employee Benefits & Private Business Practice Group as a shareholder in the Fort Worth office. Jones has more than 15 years of experience counseling clients across a variety of industries, including energy, entertainment, health care, hospitality, insurance, retail and waste recycling.

Kathryn Knotts, JD ’02

Kathryn Knotts, of the Carlson Law Firm in Bryan, Texas, was named American Business Woman of the Year by the American Business Women’s Association, a national program that honors ten outstanding members for achieving excellence in career, education and community involvement. Knotts manages the firm’s Bryan-College Station office, representing personal injury victims.

Dan Moore, JD '08

Dan Moore was recognized as the 2017 Coalition of Residential Excellence “C.O.R.E.” Alumnus of the Year. C.O.R.E. presented Moore with the Catherine Hershey Award on Sept. 6 in Tampa, Florida. He was recognized for his contributions to the Methodist Children's Home, Family Compass of Dallas, Habitat for Humanity, the One Man Dallas project, and the Dallas Volunteer Attorney's Program.

Jamie Oberg, JD ’17

Jamie Oberg joined Peckar & Abramson, P.C. in the firm’s Dallas office as an associate. Oberg practices construction law.