Rocket Docket | February 2021

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February 2021
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Baylor Law Welcomes Susan Eisenhower to Discuss ‘How Ike Led, Leadership Lessons From our 34th President’

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Susan Eisenhower, renowned author, speaker, policy analyst, and granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, will share her insight on the principles behind the decision-making process of one of America’s greatest leaders on Friday March 3, at Baylor Law. Ms. Eisenhower will be interviewed by renowned attorney and author Talmage Boston, during this free, virtual event. . . Full Story

Baylor Law's 2021 Winter Commencement

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Congratulations to the Baylor Law graduates who officially became Baylor Lawyers during the 2021 Winter Commencement ceremony! Dean Brad Toben presided over the ceremony and Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., conferred the degrees. Member of the class Austin Clay Byrom gave the invocation and Ryan Katherine Golden addressed the graduates as the highest-ranking student. Professor Matthew Cordon delivered an inspiring address and President Livingstone, Dean Toben, and Associate Dean Leah Teague presented the diplomas. Professors Luke Meier and Greg White hooded the graduates.
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The Paper Chase Legal Writing Competition Returns With $7k in Prize Money on the Line

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Baylor Law is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual The Paper Chase Legal Writing Competition. The competition is the premier legal writing competition in Texas and winners receive bragging rights as well as cash prizes, sponsored by FVF Law, totaling $7,000. . . Full Story

Baylor Law Confers LL.M. Degrees of Its Second Graduating Class

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On February 8, 2021, Baylor Law awarded LL.M. degrees to the second graduating class of its Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management program. This graduating cohort was composed of 15 legal professionals who serve as senior partners, trial consultants, general counsel, and litigation leaders from prestigious companies and law firms around the country. . . Full Story

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Whether you’re looking for a summer clerk or full-time attorney, someone experienced or right out of school, the Baylor Law Career Development Office stands ready to assist you. You can post a job on our website or contact the Career Development Office at or 254.710.1210 to discuss your specific need. Hire a Baylor Lawyer today!

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.

Honorable Stephen B. Ables, JD ’73, was recently reappointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott as Presiding Administrative Judge of the 6th Judicial Region of Texas. Judge Ables was the Judge of the 216th District Court prior to retiring after 20 years of service.
Ashley Chapman Hoff, JD ’94, was appointed United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas. Ashley has spent 26 years as a public servant and prosecutor. She has been with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas for more than 17 years.
Wade Emmert, JD ’95, board-certified Health Law attorney, has joined Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP as partner in the firm’s Dallas office. Wade also serves as an adjunct professor at the Texas A&M University School of Law where he teaches courses on Health Care Transactions and Antitrust, and Health Care Fraud and Abuse. He has been recognized on Thomson Reuters’ Texas Super Lawyers listing and among the top 1 percent of America’s Most Honored Professionals.
Craig D. Cherry, JD ’99, joined Steckler Wayne Cochran Cherry, PLLC.
Leslie L. Hunt, JD '04, serves as the Civil Division Chief for the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. In that role she leads a team of 30 Assistant Criminal District Attorneys who provide legal representation to Tarrant County on a variety of topics, including employment related matters. Leslie was recently selected for inclusion in the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list and as a Top Attorney in Employment Law by Fort Worth Magazine in 2020.
Whitney Keltch Green, JD ’12, family law attorney, has joined Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP as partner in the firm’s Dallas office. Her work has earned recognition from the Best Lawyers in America in Family Law for 2020 and 2021, D Magazine’s Best Lawyers Under 40, and Thomson Reuters’ Texas Rising Stars. Whitney is also the President of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.
Adrienne Griffis, JD ’12, has been elected to partnership in the Little Rock law firm of Dover Dixon Horne. She practices family law.
Taylor Lyons Mohr, JD ’12, has been selected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Taylor Thompson, JD ’16, was named a non-equity partner at Provost Umphrey Law Firm LLP. He specializes in personal injury law. Taylor coaches Beaumont’s Kelly High School mock trial team and serves on the board of directors for the Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association.
Caitlin Morrell, JD ’20, has joined Fenley & Bate, L.L.P. in Lufkin, Texas, as an associate attorney.
In Memoriam
Gayle Miller Albritton, JD ’69, Full Obituary
Honorable Ruben G. Reyes, JD ’90, Full Obituary

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