May 2020

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Marilea W. Lewis, JD '78

Marilea W. Lewis, partner at the Dallas based family law firm Duffee + Eitzen, was honored as a Top 50 female Super Lawyer and Top 100 DFW Super Lawyer for 2019, a Lawdragon Top 500 Leading Family Lawyer for 2020, and a Best Lawyer in America in Family Law, Family Law Mediation, and Mediation for 2020. She is also co-director of the SBOT Firearms Conference: 9th Annual Firearms Law: What Every Texas Lawyer Needs to Know.

Sharla J. Frost, JD '87

Sharla J. Frost, with Tucker Ellis LLP, has been ranked in Chambers USA 2020.

Glenn B. Callison, JD '88

Glenn B. Callison, with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C., has been ranked in Chambers USA 2020.

Dawn Wright, JD '89

Dawn Wright, a mass tort and product liability litigator, has joined Thompson Coburn's Dallas office as a partner. Dawn serves on the board of The Arts Community Alliance (TACA) of Dallas and serves as a grants panelist for TACA's grants programs. She is a founding member and government chair of Women with Promise, which provides college scholarships and professional mentorship to north Texas women emerging from challenging circumstances. Dawn is also a founding member of the Young Leaders Board of the former YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas (now WiNGS).

Tina Delight Amberboy, JD '96

Tina Delight Amberboy has been named CEO of Pathways Youth and Family Services, a non-profit organization providing a wide array of social-services programs to communities across Texas. Tina has served as executive director of the Supreme Court of Texas Children's Commission since its inception in 2007. In that role, she was charged with improving child-welfare outcomes for children and families through judicial-system reform and leadership. Prior to working for the Supreme Court, Tina practiced as an attorney representing children and parents in the child-welfare system.

Eric Carl Nordstrom, JD '02

Eric Carl Nordstrom joined the Houston office of Markel Service, Incorporated as a Senior Claims Examiner.

Tom Nowak, JD '05

Tom Nowak is being promoted to Major in the United States Air Force.

Dustin Benham, JD '06

Dustin Benham, a professor of law, received a 2020 Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award at Texas Tech University. The award honors outstanding faculty members who provide exceptional opportunities for students both in and out of the classroom.

Tim Williams, JD '08

Tim Williams has been elected to serve as Chair of the Texas Young Lawyers Association through 2021.

T. Hunter Lewis, JD '10,

T. Hunter Lewis, partner at Dallas family law firm Duffee + Eitzen, was recently honored as a D Magazine 2020 Best Lawyer under 40 and was named a Texas Super Lawyer in the practice of Family Law in 2019. He was also recognized as a Best Lawyer in Family Law for 2020 by Best Lawyers in America. Hunter currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Dallas Bar Association's Family Law Section and acted as Chair of the DBA Bench Bar 2020 conference.

Kristin Cameron McDonald, JD '12

Kristin Cameron McDonald recently joined Avison Young as a brokerage associate focusing on industrial sales and leasing.

Matthew Myers, JD '14

Matthew Myers, of Foster LLP in Austin, is the Chair Elect of the State Bar of Texas Immigration & Nationality Section.

Ward Weber, JD '18

Ward Weber, an Assistant District Attorney for Dallas County, was named "Rookie of the Year," an honor given to the Misdemeanor Prosecutor of the Year for Dallas County.

Samantha Leifeste, JD '19

Samantha Leifeste joined The Ferguson Law Firm, LLP in Beaumont.

Allen Streetman, JD '19

Allen Streetman joined Sutton Milam & Fanning in Waco. He will work on the litigation team focusing on criminal, DWI, and family law matters.

Carolyn Beck, LLM '20

Carolyn Beck joined Goldstein & McClintock LLLP in New York, NY.

Brittany Rupple, JD '20

Brittany Rupple joined Bourland, Wall & Wenzel as its newest associate.

Kali A. Park, JD '20

Kali A. Park joined Harris, Finley & Bogle, P.C. as an associate. Her practice is primarily civil and commercial litigation.