T&K's 2003 New Associates

The law firm of Thompson & Knight is pleased to announce the addition of 27 new associates in its Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston offices.

Dallas Office
Alicia M. Adams joined the firm’s corporate reorganization and creditor’s rights practice group in Dallas. She received a B.A. in History and Managerial Studies from Rice University in 1997, and a Masters in History from Louisiana State University in 2000. She received her J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law in 2003.

Jason A. Ennis joined the firm’s real estate and banking practice group in Dallas. He received a B.A. in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin in 1995 and his J.D., magna cum laude, from SMU Dedman School of Law in 2003.

Jessica Watson Hammons joined the firm’s corporate and securities practice group in Dallas. She received a B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana Tech University in 2000. She received her J.D. and Bachelor of Civil Law degrees from Louisiana State University Law Center (Paul M. Hebert Law Center) in 2003.

Kathy M. Heffernan joined the firm’s tax practice group in Dallas. She received a B.A. in Business Administration from Washington & Jefferson College in 2000 and her J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law in 2003.

Robin B. Kirschbaum joined the firm’s real estate and banking practice group in Dallas. She received a B.S. in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Texas A&M University in 1999 and her J.D., cum laude, from SMU Dedman School of Law in 2003.

Brendan S. Lowrey joined the firm’s environmental practice group in Dallas. He received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Dallas in 1997 and his J.D., cum laude, from Notre Dame School of Law in 2003.

Kim Peterson McCrea joined the firm’s trial practice group in Dallas. She received a B.B.A in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin in 2000 and her J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2003.

Jennifer L. McNamee joined the firm’s corporate and securities practice group in Dallas. She received a B.B.A. in Accounting, magna cum laude, and a M.S. in Accounting from Texas A&M University in 1997. She received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2003.

Lawrence A. “Andrew” Melsheimer joined the firm’s trial practice group in Dallas. He received a B.S. in International Trade and Finance from Louisiana State University in 1996, and a Masters of International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina in 1999. He received his J.D. and Bachelor of Civil Law degrees from Louisiana State University Law Center (Paul M. Hebert Law Center) in 2002.

Brian E. Minyard joined the firm’s corporate and securities practice group in Dallas. He received a B.S in Biochemistry and Political Science from Texas A&M University in 2000. He received a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 2003.

Robert K. Mitchell joined the firm’s trial practice group in Dallas. He received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas in 2000 and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 2003.

Paul “PJ” J. Putnam joined the firm’s corporate and securities practice group in Dallas. He received a B.S. in History from the United States Air Force Academy in 1989 and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico in 1997. He received his J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law in 2003.

Melanie S. Reyes joined the firm’s trial practice group in Dallas. She received a B.A. in Psychology from Oklahoma State University-Tulsa-Langston in 1999 and her J.D. from University of Tulsa College of Law in 2002.

Nicole L. Rittenhouse joined the firm’s trial practice group in Dallas. She received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, cum laude, from Auburn University in 2000; and her J.D., with honors, from Duke University School of Law in 2003.

Edward T. “Taylor” Robertson joined the firm’s corporate and securities practice group in Dallas. He received a B.S. in International Trade and Finance, with a minor in Economics, summa cum laude, from Louisiana State University in 2000. He received his J.D. and Bachelor of Civil Law degrees from Louisiana State University Law Center (Paul M. Hebert Law Center) in 2003.

David C. Schulte joined the firm’s trial practice group in Dallas. He received a B.A. in Spanish Literature and Psychology, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame in 1998, and a Masters in Spanish Literature from the University of Notre Dame in 1999. He received his J.D., cum laude, from SMU Dedman School of Law in 2002.

Monica M. Smith joined the firm’s trial practice group in Dallas. She received a B.A. from Washington University in 1999 and her J.D. from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2002.

Michael W. Stockham joined the firm’s trial practice group in Dallas. He received a B.A. in Creative Writing, cum laude, from the University of New Mexico in 1992;and his Masters in English and Creative Writing, from Texas A&M University in 1995. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School in 2002.

Mindy L. Wilde joined the firm’s finance practice group in Dallas. She received a B.S., summa cum laude, from Angelo State University in 1999 and her J.D., summa cum laude, from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2003.

Fort Worth Office
R. George Muckleroy IV joined the firm’s trial practice group in Fort Worth. He received a B.A. in Anthropology, from Texas A&M University in 1995 and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2003.

Houston Office
Darren M. Caillet joined the firm’s corporate and securities practice group in Houston. He received a B.S. from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2000 and his J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law in 2003.

Cara P. Clophus joined the firm’s corporate reorganization and creditor’s rights practice group in Houston. She received a B.A. in English, from Texas A&M University in 1994 and her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 2003.

Allison D. Davison joined the firm’s corporate reorganization and creditor’s rights practice group in Houston. She received a B.A. in Political Science from Texas A&M University in 2000 and her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 2003.

Kristen R. Gibson joined the firm’s real estate and banking practice group in Houston. She received a B.A. in Speech Communications from the University of Houston in 1996 her J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2003.

Lily Huong Hoang-Dao joined the firm’s tax practice group in Houston. She received a B.B.A. in Accounting, summa cum laude, from the University of Houston in 2000 and her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Houston Law Center in 2003.

Patrick B. McAndrew joined the firm’s trial practice group in Houston. He received a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999 and his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2003.

Margaret E. Pollock (Fitts) joined the firm’s trial practice group in Houston. She received a B.A. in Theater from the University of Texas in 2000 and her J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2003.

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