Kelly Hart Announces New Partner in Charge of Austin Office and Office Move

Andrew Weber, former First Assistant Attorney General of Texas under now- Governor Gregg Abbott, is the new Partner in Charge of Kelly Hart & Hallman’s Austin office. His appointment coincides with the office’s move to the 20th floor of 303 … Continue reading

Norton Rose Fulbright Names 8 New Partners, 2 in Austin

Norton Rose Fulbright recently announced the promotion of eight new partners, two of which are in Austin — Stephen Huffaker and Mark Oakes. Huffaker handles pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation with an emphasis on mass tort coordination and … Continue reading

Brown McCarroll Names New Partner for Austin Office

The law firm of Brown McCarroll has announced the election of Rhonda Bear Mates to partner. “Rhonda is an exceptionally talented attorney who has demonstrated a commitment to the highest standards of client service,” said Adam I. Hauser, Managing Partner. … Continue reading

Michelle Lokey Carlson Promoted to Partner at Reed & Scardino LLP

Michelle Lokey Carlson, an experienced commercial real estate attorney, has been promoted to Partner at Austin-based law firm Reed & Scardino LLP. Carlson had been Senior Counsel at Reed & Scardino since its inception in 2010. Previously, she was Assistant … Continue reading

Local Attorney Amy L. Rudd Promoted to Partner at Dechert

Dechert LLP announced today that 12 attorneys have accepted invitations to join the firm’s partnership effective January 1, 2013. Among the newly elected partners Amy L. Rudd in the Austin office. “We are so extraordinarily pleased to welcome 12 such … Continue reading

Hay Compere Adds Former Texas Young Lawyers Association President Karin Crump as Partner

The Austin-based law firm of Hay Compere PLLC ( announced this week that former Texas Young Lawyer Association president, Karin Crump, previously with Lakeside Mediation Center, has joined the firm as a partner. Crump will lead the Alternative Dispute Resolution … Continue reading

Davis & Wilkerson Changes Name to Davis & Wright

Davis & Wilkerson, a fixture in the Austin’s legal market for more than 25 years, announced that it was changing its name to Davis & Wright ( The decision reflects the recent departure of long-time attorney Glen Wilkerson, who has … Continue reading

Austin Law Firm Pirkey Barber Restructures and Expands Leadership Team

Leading trademark law firm Pirkey Barber has announced that Wendy Larson has been named a partner in the firm. The promotion coincides with the firm converting to a Professional Limited Liability Company on June 1, 2012. Larson joins existing partners … Continue reading

Julie Springer Discusses Her Practice and a New Law Firm

With extensive experience representing clients in all types of employment disputes in federal and state courts in Texas, Julie Springer was the ideal choice to join fellow Austinites Geoff Weisbart and Sherrard Lee (Butch) Hayes as name partners in the … Continue reading