July 2019

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J. Mark Lawless, JD '80

J. Mark Lawless, with McGuire Woods, will be honored by Texas Lawyer with the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Professional Excellence Award on September 18 at the Belo Mansion in Dallas.




Brett Flagg, JD '83

Brett Flagg was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to serve on the board of directors for Texas Mutual Insurance Company.




Jay Condie, JD '88,

Jay Condie was sworn in as the new DeWitt County attorney on July 1. He follows Baylor Lawyer Ray Reese, JD '84, who served as county attorney for 25 years.




David Pfeuffer, JD '91

David Pfeuffer joined three other attorneys to create the New Braunfels practice of Langley Banack & Pfeuffer. Pfeuffer has practiced law in New Braunfels for 26 years and focuses on real estate and business transactional matters and litigation involving a broad variety of commercial matters, family law, and trusts and estates.




Patricia Sherman Bruce, JD '95

Patricia Sherman Bruce joined Jackson Walker LLP in Austin.




Vickie L. Driver, JD '00

Vickie L. Driver joined Crowe & Dunlevy as a director in the firm's Dallas office. She is a member of the Bankruptcy and Creditor's Rights, Corporate and Securities, Healthcare, and Indian Law and Gaming Practice Groups. Driver is a board member of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, co-founder and inaugural president of the DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers and former chair of the Dallas Bar Association's Bankruptcy Section.




Aimee Guidry Szygenda, JD '00

Aimee Guidry Szygenda joined Lillard Wise Szygenda PLLC as Of Counsel. She handles commercial and general litigation matters in both state and federal courts.




Eric Carl Nordstrom, JD '02

Eric Carl Nordstrom was elected Vice President of the Board of Governors of The Center for Pursuit, a Houston-area nonprofit dedicated to achieving choice, growth, and independence for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.




Traylor Rains, JD '04

Traylor Rains was named Chief Operating Officer for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.




Anne Idsal, JD '10

Anne Idsal is serving as Acting Assistant Administrator for the United States Environmental Protection Agency.




Nicholas A.F. Sarokhanian, JD '10

Nicholas A.F. Sarokhanian, with Holland & Knight, will be honored by Texas Lawyer with the 2019 On the Rise Professional Excellence Award on September 18 at the Belo Mansion in Dallas.