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Alumni

February 2019

Texas Tech law students had the enormous privilege of spending a week with the nation’s leading scholar in the field of civil procedure. Read more…


    Faculty / Staff

    Features

    February 2019

    Two Texas Tech law professors added the Texas Tech University System’s highest faculty honor to their list of accolades. Read more…


      Features

      February 2019

      Sponsored by the Texas Tech University School of Law Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, Mr. Arturo S. Bagley was a guest speaker at the Law School’s first annual MLK luncheon on Monday, January 28.

      Mr. Bagley spoke on the “Instigators of Change” celebrating the role of young people in the Civil Rights Movement.

      Mr. Bagley holds degrees for Emory University, Yale Law School, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was also nominated for an Emmy for his outstanding research for the documentary film, “W.E.B. DuBois: A Biography In Four Voices”


        Alumni

        February 2019

        Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford appointed Adair as his chief of staff. She was Ford’s 2018 campaign manager.


          Alumni

          February 2019

          David, a partner with Cantey Hanger, has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation.


            Alumni

            February 2019

            DuBose, of DuBose Law Firm in Dallas, was elected 2019 President of Dallas Trial Lawyers Association and took office January 1, 2019.


              Alumni

              February 2019

              Durrett was elected a new member with Dykema effective January 1, 2019. Durrett is a Board Certified oil and gas attorney in Dykema’s Corporate Finance Practice Group. He maintains a diverse upstream industry practice focused on identifying and solving problems his clients encounter in the exploration, development, operation, production, sale, and leveraging of oil and gas properties.


                Alumni

                February 2019

                Ellis has been promoted to Partner in Scott Douglass & McConnico. His trial litigation practice focuses in the energy, medical device/pharmaceutical, and financial services sectors and routinely involves disputes concerning products liability, breach of contract, fraud, securities, real property, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, deceptive trade practices claims, and various other consumer-protection statutes.

                Since 2014, he has served on the board of directors to the Texas Young Lawyers Association where he has helped create and execute a wide variety of public service projects. In 2018 he was elected to serve as the District Representative for District 25 (South/Central Texas), to the American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division. He was recently elected to the 2019 Executive Board for the Boy Scouts of America Capitol Area Council.


                  Alumni

                  February 2019

                  Grant joins Jackson Walker’s Wealth Planning, Probate, & Trust practice as a trust and estate strategist working closely with clients to counsel them through the optimal creation, use, and coordination of estate planning vehicles and techniques, including trusts, family-owned entities, charitable planning, and various disposition matters. In her practice, Grant regularly corresponds with and counsels clients on trust administration practices, including assisting co-trustees in carrying out fiduciary duties and assisting in trustee succession planning, governance processes, and trustee appointments and resignations.

                  “We are excited to work with Kal to provide our diverse clientele with strategies for building and transferring wealth to their family and to their community,” Wealth Planning Chair Sam K. Hildebrand said. “Her many connections, strong community involvement, and experience in the wealth planning industry will make a great addition to the Firm.”


                    Alumni

                    February 2019

                    Greene joined Butler Snow’s Memphis office. She focuses her practice on health care transactions and regulatory matters. In addition, she advises clients on health law matters.


                      Alumni

                      February 2019

                      Hickman has been elected and will serve on Sprouse Shrader Smith’s 2019 Executive Committee.

                      Hickman is a real estate and business attorney with deep experience in negotiating and drafting contracts including real estate purchase and sale agreements, loan and securities documents, oil and gas leases, and construction agreements. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Texas.


                        Alumni

                        February 2019

                        Jensen has been elected and will serve on Sprouse Shrader Smith’s 2019 Executive Committee. In addition to serving on the firm’s executive committee, Jensen will serve as the firm’s president.

                        Jensen is a litigation attorney with over 20 years of legal experience. Jensen represents clients in commercial and personal injury litigation relating to oil and gas, power and utilities, water, and condemnation/eminent domain. Jensen has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters since 2014 and was recognized as Texas Super Lawyers’ Rising Star prior to that time. He currently serves on the board of directors for Hidden Falls Ranch Christian Camp and the Amarillo College Foundation.


                          Alumni

                          February 2019

                          The State Bar of Texas honored recently-retired Texas Supreme Court Justice Phil Johnson.


                            Alumni

                            February 2019

                            The Honorable 64th District Judge Robert Kinkaid, 30 years after he began his legal career and after 16 years serving as a district judge, has retired.


                              Alumni

                              February 2019

                              El Paso state Rep. Moody was named speaker pro tempore of the Texas House of Representatives.