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News from Texas Tech University School of Law

Professor Arthur R. Miller Visits Texas Tech Law

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…


    Jessica Adair ’11 of Las Vegas, Nevada

    Alumni

    February 2019

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


      Bryan S. David ’01 of Dallas

      Alumni

      February 2019

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


        Ben K. DuBose ’96 of Dallas

        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.


          Brandon E. Durrett ’09 of San Antonio

          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.


            John Ellis ’11 of Austin

            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.


              Kal Grant ’94 of Dallas

              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.”


                Leah A. Greene ’99 of Memphis, Tennessee

                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.