November 2020



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 law_alumni@baylor.edu, for inclusion in the next issue of Rocket Docket.

Kenneth Stohner, JD ’75

Kenneth Stohner, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the 2021 The Best Lawyers in America list.





Carmen Eiker, JD '78

Carmen Eiker, with Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, was recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America and was named to the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list, both in the area of Family Law.




Michael K. Branyon, JD '83

Michael K. Branyon, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list and the 2021 The Best Lawyers in America list.




Len A. Wade, JD ’87

Len A. Wade, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list and the 2021 The Best Lawyers in America list.




Angela Tekell, JD '89

Angela Tekell was recently re-elected as the Board President of the Waco ISD Board of Trustees. She was elected to the Board in May 2010 and first elected as the Board President in May 2019.




Jonathan J. Bates, JD '93

Jonathan J. Bates, with Kinser and Bates, LLP in Dallas, was named co-recipient of the Fellow of the Year Award for 2020 by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Jonathan is the Treasurer for AAML national, 2020 CLE Chair and Secretary for the Texas Chapter of AAML. He also serves as Chair-Elect of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.




David Clouston, JD '93

David Clouston, of Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel in Dallas, was recognized for the 12th consecutive time on the annual Texas Super Lawyers list and for the 5th consecutive time on the yearly list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine. David is consistently called on for his expertise in securities law matters, commercial litigation and employment disputes.




Elizabeth C. Freeman, JD '97

Elizabeth C. Freeman, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the 2021 The Best Lawyers in America list.




Michael W, Moran, JD '97

Michael W, Moran, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the 2020 Chambers USA Guide (Construction), the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list and in the 2021 The Best Lawyers in America list.




Richard A. Howell, JD '08

Richard A. Howell, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the 2020 Rising Stars list.




Josh Borderud, JD '09

Josh Borderud was recently elected to the Waco City Council. Josh is the Director of Clinical Programs at Baylor Law. He is the supervising attorney for Baylor Law's Veterans Clinic, Trial Advocacy Clinic, and Estate Planning Clinic.




Catherine Bird, JD '10

Catherine Bird has been nominated by President Donald J. Trump to be General Counsel for a term of five years at the Federal Labor Relations Authority. She is currently the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration (ASA) at the Department of Health and Human Services.




Dillon Meek, JD '10

Dillon Meek was sworn in as Mayor of Waco on November 17. He follows another Baylor Lawyer in service to the community, Kyle Deaver, JD '93. Dillon served on the Waco City Council from 2015-2020 and serves as the general counsel for First Title Company in Waco.




Cody W. Stafford, JD '10

Cody W. Stafford, with Dobrowski, Larkin & Stafford LLP, has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation.




Abby Lee, JD '11

Abby Lee is the new Deputy General Counsel of the Texas Real Estate Commission.




Scott W. Weatherford, JD '11

Scott W. Weatherford, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the 2020 Rising Stars list.




Michael C. Roberts, JD '12

Michael C. Roberts, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the 2020 Rising Stars list and the inaugural edition of The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.




David R. Schlottman, JD '12

David R. Schlottman, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the 2020 Rising Stars list and the 2021 The Best Lawyers in America list.




Amanda K. Crouch, JD '13

Amanda K. Crouch, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the 2020 Rising Stars list and the inaugural edition of The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.




Jeremy I. Sheng, JD '13

Jeremy I. Sheng, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the 2020 Rising Stars list.




Jacqueline W. Davis, JD '15

Jacqueline W. Davis, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the inaugural edition of The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.




Jessica L. Schwartz, JD '16

Jessica L. Schwartz, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the inaugural edition of The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.




Carson May, JD '20

Carson May recently joined the Litigation practice of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. in Dallas.




Brandon Stendara, JD '20

Brandon Stendara recently joined the Litigation practice of Munsch Hardt Kopt & Harr, P.C. in Dallas.