Strasburger & Price, LLP (Strasburger) is pleased to announce that Bonita L. Hatchett has joined the firm as a partner. She will work in Strasburger’s Houston office and practice with the employee benefits, executive compensation, pension and employee retirement practice groups, while also supporting the tax and labor and employment groups. (more…)

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Maritime and energy attorney Julia Palmer has joined Holland & Knight’s Houston office as a partner. She was formerly a shareholder with Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C. (more…)

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Dentons, the global law firm, today named Mark Wege as a partner in the Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy practice. He will be resident in the Firm’s fast-growing Houston office. (more…)

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Orrick announced today that Gabriel Salinas has joined the firm as a partner in its M&A and Private Equity practice and Latin America team, resident in its Houston office. Orrick launched its Houston office earlier this year and has rapidly grown it to 42 lawyers drawing on top-tier talent in the Texas market. Gabriel joins Orrick from Mayer Brown. (more…)

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Labor and employment attorney Charles Jeremiah has joined Holland & Knight’s Houston office as a partner. He was formerly a partner with Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith. (more…)

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King & Spalding announced today that Jeffery K. Malonson has joined the firm’s corporate and energy teams as a partner in its Houston office. (more…)

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Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has expanded its U.S. and cross-border labor, employment and workplace safety practice with the addition of Houston partner Nickolas G. Spiliotis. He joins K&L Gates from Texas-based law firm Jackson Walker LLP. (more…)

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Yetter Coleman is pleased to announce that Tim McConn has joined the firm as a partner. A highly-regarded commercial trial lawyer, Tim’s practice focuses on representing clients as plaintiffs and defendants principally in the upstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. McConn joins the firm from Andrews Kurth, where he was a partner. (more…)

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Bankruptcy and restructuring attorney Karl D. Burrer has joined global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder in the firm’s Houston office and a member of its Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice. Burrer and colleague Lenard M. Parkins, who also recently joined Greenberg Traurig, will help to expand the firm’s bankruptcy and restructuring practice in Texas. Parkins will split his time between the Houston and New York offices. Both attorneys previously practiced law at Haynes and Boone. (more…)

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Bracewell LLP is pleased to welcome Annette L. Tripp as a partner in the Houston office. Tripp joins the firm from Thompson & Knight LLP. (more…)

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Baker Donelson is pleased to announce the arrival of Daniel Sternthal to the Firm’s Health Law Group. (more…)

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Noted Dallas-based trial law firm Deans & Lyons, LLP, is expanding its Texas footprint with the addition of five prominent trial attorneys in the firm’s newly opened Houston office at 1001 Fannin St., Suite 1925.

Joining the firm are veteran Houston trial lawyers Tom Sartwelle, Matt Pletcher and Jeff Nobles, previously with the Houston office of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, LLP, and Chad Castille and Matt McCracken, previously of Houston-based Serpe Jones Andrews Callender & Bell, PLLC.

“From the start, this has been a firm of ‘Battle Tested, Razor Sharp’ trial lawyers who do not back down from any challenge, and this group of attorneys certainly fits that model,'” says firm co-founder Michael Lyons. “We are excited about what this means for our clients, as well as our younger attorneys, to be able to work with such an exceptionally talented group of experienced lawyers.”

Mr. Castille will serve as Managing P artner of the Houston office. His practice is concentrated on complex civil litigation, representing individuals, small businesses and Fortune 500 corporations in a diverse array of industries. His expertise includes cases involving medical and hospital negligence, oil and gas, commercial and residential construction, pharmaceutical liability, medical devices, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death, and commercial business disputes and torts.

Mr. Sartwelle, a highly rated and widely respected trial lawyer, has nearly 50 years of experience and has tried cases throughout Texas involving commercial business disputes; catastrophic personal injury; products liability; and medical, hospital and legal malpractice. He tried to verdict a case involving the first Texas corporation to be indicted for murder. He is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law and by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Advocate and a Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate. He is also Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys as a Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice Specialist and serves as an officer with that organization. He joins as Of Counsel.

Mr. Pletcher is an experienced trial lawyer with a focus on cases involving commercial business disputes, products liability, professional negligence, and employment, health care, pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech litigation and civil appeals. In addition, he has successfully represented clients in a variety of civil claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and the Deceptive Trade Practices Act. He joins as Partner.

Mr. Nobles is a well-respected trial and appellate lawyer with extensive experience handling a variety of civil appeals in state and federal courts throughout Texas. He has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of complex trials and appeals involving commercial business disputes, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death, and products litigation. He is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a former chair of the Houston Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section and the Appellate Pro Bono Committee. He joins as Partner.

Mr. McCracken’s trial and appellate experience includes cases involving professional liability with an emphasis on doctor and hospital litigation. He also handles matters involving a variety of industries including manufacturing, energy, telecommunications, and health care. He has briefed and argued major cases to state and federal appellate courts in Texas including the Texas Supreme Court. He has been an invited lecturer on legal ethics issues. He joins as Partner.

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