Herlinda Rodriguez passed away June 7, 2023. Rodriguez focused on providing legal aid to the Hispanic community through her private practice. She also helped her husband establish a construction business.
Class of 1983
Michael Slack has been appointed to the external advisory board of the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University. A former NASA aerospace engineer, Slack focuses his practice on aviation accidents and recently was named the 2023 Distinguished Aggie Lawyer.
Michael Slack has been named one of the Best Personal Injury Lawyers in San Antonio by Forbes Advisor. A former NASA aerospace engineer, Slack focuses on aviation accidents and is recognized as a national expert and advocate for improved aviation safety. He is managing partner and a co-founder of Slack Davis Senger.
Linda Turley has been named one of the Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Dallas by Forbes Advisor. Turley has nearly 40 years of experience pursuing product liability, medical malpractice, and many other types of negligence claims. She is an attorney at the Turley Law Firm in Dallas.
Billy Leonard, Jr. passed away on Oct. 1, 2022. He was a double Longhorn, having also earned his bachelor’s degree from UT. Leonard practiced primarily with Strasburger & Price, where he was a partner specializing in antitrust, bankruptcy, real estate, tax, environmental, and commercial litigation.
Camille Milner was recently named the 2020 Gay G. Cox Recipient for Excellence in Collaborative Law. The award was announced at the Collaborative Law Conference in Austin and is normally presented at the State Bar’s Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar in August each year. Milner was given the award for her leadership role in Collaborative Divorce Texas and for her commitment to growing the collaborative movement.
The nationally prestigious legal guide Best Lawyers in America has recognized four attorneys from the Rogge Dunn Group in its 2021 edition, including firm founder R. Rogge Dunn, JD ’83. Dunn has earned selection to the list since 2016. Dunn is being recognized for his commercial litigation and employment law management practice.
Steven Dahl Thomas passed away on June 21, 2018. Born August 25, 1952 in Lubbock, Texas, he was the oldest son of the late James Elbert Thomas and Joyce Dahl Thomas. He earned a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s College (SF74) and a law degree from The University of Texas at Austin. In 1983 he joined the prestigious law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. After six years, he left the law firm and joined Financial Security Assurance as Associate General Counsel.
The National Trial Lawyers has listed Demetrio Duarte, Jr., as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers for his work in criminal law.
Alumnus, adjunct faculty member, and dear friend Mark Kincaid ’83 has passed away. A partner in George Brothers Kincaid & Horton LLP, he was the president-elect of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.
At its Annual Membership Meeting last week, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) elected Austin attorney Mark L. Kincaid as its 2016 President-Elect.