Rocket Docket | December 2019

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December 2019
Past Issues

Baylor Law Hosts the Hon. Gregg Costa

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Thank you to the American Constitution Society and the Hon. Gregg Costa of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for his insightful and inspiring Professional Development Program lecture on lessons learned in practice but sharpened by experience on the bench. . . More Photos

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Winter Naturalization Clinic at Baylor Law Saves Legal Permanent Residents Over $35,000 in Legal Fees

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On Saturday, December 7, fifteen Central Texas residents participated in Baylor Law's third-ever Naturalization Clinic to assist lawful permanent residents (green-card holders) complete the necessary documentation to file for Naturalization, the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. . . Full Story

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Baylor Law Hosts the Bells Hill Elementary School Christmas Choir

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For many years, Baylor Law has hosted the Bell's Hill Elementary School Christmas Choir for a performance and luncheon at the Law Center. Baylor Law faculty, staff, and students gathered in the student lounge as the choir sang numerous Christmas carols. The children received a limited edition Baylor Law t-shirt and were then served a holiday feast. . . More Photos

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Texas Access to Justice Foundation Recognition During the November Baylor-Oklahoma Football Game

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During Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week, the Texas Access to Justice Foundation and the Baylor Law Veterans Clinic were recognized during a special presentation held during the second quarter of the Baylor vs. Oklahoma football game on Saturday, November 16 in Waco. . . Full Story

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Tori Coates Wins Baylor Law's Fall 2019 'Mad Dog' Mock Trial Competition

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Baylor Law student Tori Coates won Baylor Law's Fall 2019 Bob and Karen Wortham "Mad Dog" Mock Trial Competition. Classmate Joshua Dinsmore finished as the finalist and fellow students Austin Dam and Maria McIntyre were semi-finalists. Baylor Lawyer Andy McSwain served as the final round's presiding judge and Director of Advocacy Programs Robert Little and Professor Greg White served as scoring judges. . . More Photos

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The Baylor Law Career Development Office extends a thank you to the employers who participated in our 2019 On-Campus Interview Program. For information about hiring a Baylor Lawyer or providing an opportunity to our students, please contact the Baylor Law Career Development Office at or call 254.710.1210.

47th District Attorney's Office

Andrews Myers, PC

Baker Botts, LLP


Beck Redden, LLP

Bell Nunnally & Martin, LLP

Bergquist Law Firm

Bracewell, LLP


Brooker Law, PLLC

Brown Sims, PC

Burdett, Morgan, Williamson & Boykin, LLP

Burford & Ryburn, LLP

Butler Snow

Chasnoff Mungia Pepping & Stribling, PLLC

Cherry Petersen Landry Albert

Cokinos | Young

Collin County Criminal District Attorney

Cooper & Scully, PC

Cotton Bledsoe Tighe & Dawson, PC

Dallas County Public Defender's Office

Davis Cedillo & Mendoza, Inc.

Davis, Gerald & Cremer, PC

Dobrowski, Larkin & Johnson, LLP

Drinker Biddle

Dykema Cox Smith

Engvall & York, LLP

Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta, PC

Fizer Beck

Foley Gardere

Fowlkes Law Firm, PC

Fulkerson Lotz

Gray Reed & McGraw, LLP

Haltom & Doan

Harris, Finley & Bogle, PC

Hartline Barger, LLP

Hedrick Kring, PLLC

Heim, Payne & Chorush

Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach, PC

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Holland & Knight, LLP

Holman Fenwick Willan, LLP

Husch Blackwell, LLP

Jackson Walker, LLP

K&L Gates, LLP

Kelly Hart & Hallman

Kirker Davis

Kirkland & Ellis

Lang, Richert & Patch

Law Office of M. Bryon Barnhill, PLLC

Law Office of Richard Burroughs

Legal Aid Society of Lubbock, Inc.

Locke Lord, LLP

McCathern, PLLC

McDowell Hetherington, LLP

McMahon Surovik Suttle, PC

Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC

Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, PLLC

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Office of the Attorney General - Child Support Division

Office of the Attorney General - Administrative and Legal Divisions

Orgain Bell & Tucker, LLP

Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Scott, LLP

Padfield & Stout, LLP

Pakis Giotes Page & Burleson, PC

Patterson & Sheridan, LLP

Peckar & Abramson

Pena & Quintana, PLLC

Perkins Coie

Polsinelli, PC

Rainey & Rainey, Attorneys at Law, LP

Reed Smith, LLP

Sanderford & Carroll, PC

Serpe Jones Andrews Callender & Bell, PLLC

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP

Sommerman, McCaffity & Quesada, LLP

Sprouse Shrader Smith, PC

State Counsel for Offenders

Tekell & Tekell, LLP

Texas General Land Office

Texas Workforce Commission

The Hudgins Law Firm

The Lanier Law Firm

The Law Office of Aron Phillips, PLLC

Thomas J Henry Injury Attorneys

Thompson & Knight, LLP

Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP

United States Marine Corps

Wagstaff, LLP

Walters, Balido & Crain

West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry, PC

Zehl & Associates

Zinda Law Group, PLLC

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 a future issue of Rocket Docket.

Mark S. Knapp, JD '72, a Waco lawyer and military veteran, was honored with the Baylor Law Veterans Clinic Advocate of the Year award for 2019.
Todd Boykin, JD '90, a partner in the law firm of Burdett Morgan Williamson & Boykin LLP in Amarillo, was named president of the Red River Authority of Texas Board of Directors by Governor Greg Abbott. The Red River Authority provides for the control, conservation and development of the watershed and water of the Red River and its Texas tributaries.
Craig R. Bennett, JD '95, joined the Austin office of Jackson Walker LLP as senior counsel in the environmental and regulatory section, bringing 18 years of experience as a Master Administrative Law Judge with the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings. He has taught Texas Administrative Law at the University of Texas School of Law since 2007.
Joshua Benn, JD '98, was elected to serve on the College Station ISD Board of Trustees.
William "Butch" Hulse, JD '99, is the new General Counsel and Secretary of MiMedx Group, Inc., an industry leader in advanced wound care and an emerging therapeutic biologics company.
Kathleen Tanner Beduze, JD '08, was named a Shareholder with Crain Caton & James in Houston. She focuses her practice on fiduciary litigation, estate and probate administration, and general civil litigation. Kathleen has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyers – Rising Star (Thomson Reuters) and Top Lawyers in Houston (H-Texas Magazine) for 2016-2019.
Anna Rebecca "Becca" Skupin, JD '15, has joined the Sherman office of Siebman, Forrest, Burg & Smith.
Timothy Pullin, JD '16, has been promoted to associate attorney at Wallace Saunders in Overland Park, Kansas.
In Memoriam
Hon. Louis M. Moore, JD '51, Full Obituary
Charles W. Oldham, JD '60, Full Obituary
Paul Lyle, JD '64, Full Obituary
Stephen Louis Burkett, JD '72, Full Obituary
Mona Faye Read, JD '75, Full Obituary
January 2020

January 23, 2020
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Hosted by KoonsFuller
1717 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1500
Dallas, Texas 75202

February 2020

February 13, 2020
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Hosted by McGinnis Lochridge
600 Congress Avenue
Suite 2100
Austin, Texas 78701

There are many more upcoming alumni events! Visit the Baylor Law Alumni Association Events webpage for a full list of upcoming Baylor Law alumni events.
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