April 2019

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Marilea Lewis, JD '78

Marilea Lewis has joined Duffee + Eitzen, LLP as partner. She has been selected for the seventh year among the Top 100 attorneys in Texas by Texas Super Lawyers and named to D Magazine's Best Lawyers list.




Katie P. Klein, JD '78

Katie P. Klein with Dale & Klein in McAllen, Texas, has been honored as a Texas Super Lawyer for the past nine years. She has also been named as “10 Best in Texas” in the area of Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys for four consecutive years.




Herb Bristow, JD '81

Herb Bristow and Craig Cherry, JD '99, shareholders with the Haley & Olson firm in Waco, are joining forces with Andy Tindel, JD '82, and Mark Mann, JD '81, partners in the Mann, Tindel & Thompson Law Group in Tyler & Henderson, for an IP practice with a downtown Waco office. The joint venture will focus on patent infringement disputes.

Mark Mann, JD '81

Mark Mann and Andy Tindel, JD '82, partners in the Mann, Tindel & Thompson Law Group in Tyler & Henderson are joining forces with Craig Cherry, JD '99, and Herb Bristow, JD '81, shareholders with the Haley & Olson firm in Waco, for an IP practice with a downtown Waco office. The joint venture will focus on patent infringement disputes.

Andy Tindel, JD '82

Andy Tindel and Mark Mann, JD '81, partners in the Mann, Tindel & Thompson Law Group in Tyler & Henderson are joining forces with Craig Cherry, JD '99, and Herb Bristow, JD '81, shareholders with the Haley & Olson firm in Waco, for an IP practice with a downtown Waco office. The joint venture will focus on patent infringement disputes.




J. Jeffrey Springer, JD '85

J. Jeffrey Springer with SpringerLyle in Denton, has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. He has practiced law in Denton for more than thirty years.




Joe R. Anderson, JD '87

Joe R. Anderson, partner at Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, LLP, in Austin, was named a fellow of the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers. He is also a fellow of the Texas Bar College and Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Worker's Compensation Law. In the past, he has served as president of the State Bar Section for Worker's Compensation and course director for the State Bar of Texas Advanced Workers' Compensation seminar. He is a 2018 recipient of TexasBarCLE's Standing Ovation Award. He continues to thank his “lucky stars” that he went to Baylor Law.




Hon. Jeanne Parker, JD '93

Hon. Jeanne Parker has served as County Court at Law No. 1 judge in Bell County since 2015. Since Bell County's founding in 1850, only four women have served on the bench.




Craig Cherry, JD '99

Craig Cherry and Herb Bristow, JD '81, shareholders with the Haley & Olson firm in Waco, are joining forces with Andy Tindel, JD '82, and Mark Mann, JD '81, partners in the Mann, Tindel & Thompson Law Group in Tyler & Henderson, for an IP practice with a downtown Waco office. The joint venture will focus on patent infringement disputes.




Steven Einhorn, JD '07

Steven Einhorn has joined Brown Rudnick LLP's New York office as a partner in its Tax Practice Group.




Jorge Gutierrez, JD '07

Jorge Gutierrez was promoted to Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP. Jorge is board certified in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law and works in the firm's Energy Transactions practice group in the Dallas office. His practice focuses on representing oil and gas companies in the upstream and midstream sectors.




Tad Allen, JD '08

Tad Allen is a shareholder in Harrell, Stoebner & Russell PC, a law firm with offices in Temple and Killeen. He focuses his practice on civil litigation, including personal injury.




Catherine "Cassie" Hoyer Bird, JD '10

Catherine "Cassie" Hoyer Bird has been nominated by President Donald J. Trump to be General Counsel at the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of five years. She currently serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration (ASA) at the Department of Health and Human Services overseeing divisions such as human resources, IT, real estate and logistics, acquisitions, and grants management. Previously, Catherine served as ASA's Associate Deputy General Counsel.




Hunter Lewis, JD '10

Hunter Lewis, JD '10 has joined Duffee + Eitzen, LLP as partner. He has been selected for six years as one of the youngest Texas Super Lawyers.




Ronnie Turner Jr., JD '10

Ronnie Turner Jr., of Texas-based Provost Umphrey Law Firm, has been named to the 2019 Texas Rising Stars list of top young attorneys, marking the fifth year he has earned this honor. He has also earned recognition in The Best Lawyers in America. Ronnie is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.




Jenifer Fallon Pfanzelt, JD '14

Jenifer Fallon Pfanzelt has joined the insurance defense practice of Taylor English Duma LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. She serves clients in a variety of areas including premises liability, trucking, professional and fiduciary liability, product liability, and mass tort. Additionally, she serves in pro bono activity with the Truancy Intervention Project and the Georgia Bar High School Mock Trial programs.