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Kelly Hart Welcomes Six New Associates to Fort Worth Office

Kelly Hart welcomes associates Edward “Teddy” Boschini, Jonathan Petree, Joanna Raines, Mason Smith, Marylynn Smitherman, and Emily Steppick to the Fort Worth office.


Edward "Teddy" Boschini joins the firm as an associate in the Estate Planning and Nonprofit Organizations sections.  Mr. Boschini earned his J.D., cum laude, from SMU Dedman School of Law in 2019 and graduated from Texas Christian University with a B.S. in Political Science. While in law school, Mr. Boschini served as a congressional intern for Congressman Roger Williams at the United States House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., and was a corporate council extern at CEC Entertainment, Inc. in Irving, Texas.

Jonathan Petree joins the firm as an associate in the Litigation section.  Mr. Petree earned his J.D., cum laude, from SMU Dedman School of Law, where he served as lead articles editor for the SMU Law Review; he graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.A. in Philosophy. During law school, Mr. Petree was a corporate counsel litigation and regulatory intern at BNSF Railway in Fort Worth.

Joanna Raines joins the firm as an associate in the Appellate section. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Raines served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jeffrey Boyd at the Texas Supreme Court. Ms. Raines graduated first in her class from Baylor University School of Law in 2019 and served as an editor of the Baylor Law Review. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.A., magna cum laude, in Communication Honors.

Mason Smith joins the firm as an associate in the Oil & Gas/Energy section.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Smith served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jeffrey Boyd at the Texas Supreme Court.  Mr. Smith earned his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2018.  He graduated from Abilene Christian University with a B.B.A., summa cum laude, in Management.    

Marylynn Smitherman joins the firm as an associate in the Litigation section.  Ms. Smitherman earned her J.D. from Baylor University School of Law in 2019.  She graduated from Louisiana State University Honors College with a B.S., magna cum laude, in Psychology and Philosophy. While in law school, Ms. Smitherman interned for the Honorable Jane T. Milazzo at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans.

Emily Steppick joins the firm as an associate in the Litigation section.  Ms. Steppick earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2019 and served as articles editor of the Texas Tech Law Review. She graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a B.B.A., in Marketing. While in law school, Ms. Steppick interned for Federal Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cureton at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas and for the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office Special Victim’s Unit in Fort Worth.

 


Marianne M. Auld
Managing Partner

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