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LaShel Shaw, ’11 JD

LaShel Shaw has joined Parr Brown in Salt Lake City, Utah as a full-time associate. She is a member of the Litigation practice group.

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James D. Friedman, ’72 JD

James D. Friedman has been selected as a “Lawyer of the Year” in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 and a 2012 Wisconsin Super Lawyer for his work in Banking. Friedman is a partner at Quarles & Brady in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and specializes in Banking and Finance Law.

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Diane Haller, ’86 JD

Diane Haller has been selected as a “Lawyer of the Year” in The Best Lawyers in America 2013. Haller is an attorney at Quarles & Brady in Phoenix, Arizona and specializes Real Estate Law.

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Arthur A. Vogel, Jr., ‘79 JD

Arthur A. Vogel, Jr. has been selected as a “Lawyer of the Year” in The Best Lawyers in America 2013. Vogel is a partner at Quarles & Brady in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and specializes in Litigation-Environmental.

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Dennis M. Barnes, ’86 JD

Dennis M. Barnes has been named to the 2012 Michigan Super Lawyers list. Barnes in a member of Barris, Scott, Denn & Driker, PLLC and was recognized for excellence in the field of business litigation.

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Steven B. Oyler, ’12 JD

Steven B. Oyler has joined Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C. as an associate in the Employee Benefits practice.

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Conor Dugan, ’03 JD

Conor Dugan has joined Varnum’s Trial and Litigation Practice Group in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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John G. Farnan, ’87 JD

John G. Farnan, a partner in the Ohio-based law firm of Weston Hurd LLP has been named to the 2013 Best Lawyers in America list.

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James Mall, ’74 BBA, ’78 MBA, ’78 JD

James Mall was recently selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2013 in the fields of Real Estate Law, Commercial Litigation, and Litigation-Construction. Mall is a partner at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott.

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Dennis M. Barnes, ’86 JD

Dennis M. Barnes was recently selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2013 in the field of Commercial Litigation. Barnes is an attorney at Barris, Scott, Denn & Driker, PLLC.

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Brendan M. Bush, ’11 JD

Brendan M. Bush was recently chosen to join the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 organization. Bush is an associate in the Davenport, Iowa office of Bush, Motto, Creen, Koury & Halligan P.L.C.

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James E. Mackin, ’66 BA, ’69 JD

James E. Mackin has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Syracuse Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year.” Mackin is based in the Syracuse, NY office of Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC.

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Douglas M. Branson, ’65 BA, ’74 JD

Douglas M. Branson has authored Three Tastes of Nuroc Mam: The Brown Water Navy & Visits to Vietnam. Branson is the W. Edward Sell Chair in Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

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Roosevelt Thomas, ’76 JD

Roosevelt Thomas has joined the law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP as senior counsel. Thomas is based in Grand Rapids, MI, and concentrates his practice on white-collar criminal defense and litigation.

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Andrew J. Weissler, ’11 JD

Andrew J. Weissler has joined the Business Litigation group of Husch Blackwell. Weissler is based in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Bernard M. Jones, ’04 JD

Bernard M. Jones has been appointed to a seat on the Oklahoma County, Judicial District 7, Office 9 court.

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Thomas P. Conaghan, ’92 BA, ’95 JD

Thomas P. Conaghan co-authored the 2012 edition of The IPO and Public Company Primer – A Practical ?Guide to Going Public, Raising Capital and Life as a Public Company. Conaghan is a partner at McDermott Will & Emery.

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James D. Friedman, ’72 JD

James D. Friedman will receive the Charles L. Goldberg Distinguished Service Award by the Wisconsin Law Foundation in October 2012. Friedman is a partner in the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady.

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Frederic Shadley, ’78 BA, ’81 JD

Frederic Shadley has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013. Shadley is a Partner in the Cincinnati office of Ulmer & Berne.

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Timothy J. Howard, ’76 JD

Timothy Howard has been named to Super Lawyers Business Edition 2012. Howard works in the Peoria office of Howard & Howard and specializes in Business Litigation.

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John Portman, ’12 JD

John Portman has joined the law firm of Crowe & Dunlevy as an associate. Portman specializes in Estate Planning and Real Estate and is based in the Oklahoma City office.

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Susan Brichler Trujillo, ’04 JD

Susan Brichler Trujillo has been selected as a Fellow in the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy, a component of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership. Trujillo is an associate at Quarles & Brady LLP and practices in the areas of health law and litigation.

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Kristen E. Polovoy, ’98 JD

Kristen E. Polovoy serves as Of Counsel in the class action defense practice group of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP. Polovoy chairs the Class Action Practice Group of the Burlington County Bar Association.

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Blake Hanson, ’07 JD

Blake Hanson has joined the Chicago office of Quarles & Brady LLP as an associate in the Real Estate Group.

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Michael J. Whitton, ’89 BBA, ’92 JD

Michael J. Whitton has been selected as a “Transcript 10 Top Attorney” by the San Diego Daily Transcript. Whitton is Managing Partner of the San Diego office of Troutman Sanders. His practice focuses on Large-scale joint ventures, portfolio acquisitions, and real estate development.

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Julia B. Meister, ’95 JD

Julia B. Meister has been appointed Ethics and Malpractice Committee Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section. Meister is a partner in Taft Stettinius and Hollister’s Cincinnati office.

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Chad D. Silker, ’02 BA, ’05 JD

Chad D. Silker recently joined the Litigation Practice Group at the St. Louis law firm, Carmody MacDonald P.C. Silker is an associate who concentrates his practice in civil litigation.

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