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 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.
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.
Blake Hanson has joined the Chicago office of Quarles & Brady LLP as an associate in the Real Estate Group.
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.
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.
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.
Sean P. Dudley has joined the Mobile, Alabama office of Burr & Forman LLP. Dudley is a corporate attorney, focusing his practice in counseling business on day-to-day and major commercial transactions.
Dean A. Calland has been named by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top environmental lawyers in Pennsylvania for 2012. Calland is a lawyer at Babst Calland.
Christopher Kuner has become a Senior of Counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Kuner is an expert on European Union privacy and data protection regulation and will be based in the firm’s Brussels office.
Patrick J. Kilbane, as Gray Robinson, P.A. attorney, was recently recognized among Florida Trend’s 2012 Legal Elite. He has also been accepted into the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2013. The year-long program focuses on the development of youth and adult leaders. Kilbane is an attorney in the Jacksonville office of GrayRobinson, P.A.
James R. Mall, a partner at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott, has earned a LEED Green credential from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Institute. The credential recognizes professionals who have demonstrated an understanding of sustainable, green building technologies, practices and principles.
Orville L. Reed has joined Stark & Knoll as a partner in the Akron, Ohio law firm’s Litigation and Employment Group. Reed was recently awarded the honor of “Best Lawyers Akron Personal Injury Litigation Defendants Lawyer of the Year.”
Patrick A. Salvi has been selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in American in the specialties of Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation. The law offices of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. are based in Waukegan and Chicago, Illinois.
Patrick S. Scott, a GrayRobinson, P.A. attorney has been included in the Florida Super Lawyers list for 2012.
Frederic “Fritz” X. Shadley has been recognized by Chambers USA. Shadley is chair of law firm Ulmer & Berne’s construction praftice.
Ryan J. Dwyer will begin a clerkship with U.S. District Judge David Bunning in Covington, KY in September 2012. Dwyer is currently a law clerk for U.S. District Judge William Zloch in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Edward J. Heath was recently awarded the 2012 Pro Bono Award from the Connecticut Bar Association. Heath is a partner at Robinson & Cole and chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.
Stephen P. Mullery has been appointed Senior Vice President – General Counsel and Secretary of Farmer Mac. Mullery previously served as Deputy General Counsel and as Assistant General Counsel and was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft before joining Farmer Mac.
Ralph A. Caruso of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP has been named a “Leader in Their Field” in Corporate/M&A by Chambers USA.
Kevin R. Gingras has been appointed Deputy Chief of Staff and Counselor to the Director by FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III. Gingras had previously served as Director Mueller’s Special Counsel for National Security.
Arthur A. Vogel Jr. has been recognized as a “Leader in Their Field” by Chambers USA. Vogel specializes in Natural Resources & Environment at Quarles & Brady.
Kevin E. Griffith has been recognized in Ohio as a “Leader in Their Field” by Chambers USA. Griffith specializes in Labor & Employment at Porter Wright.
Diane Haller has been recognized as a “Leader in Their Field” by Chambers USA. Haller specializes in Real Estate at Quarles & Brady.
Andrew Bojko has been recognized in Ohio as an Up and Coming “Leader in Their Field” by Chambers USA. Bojko specializes in Banking & Finance at Porter Wright.
Christopher R. Schraff has been recognized in Ohio as a “Leader in Their Field” by Chambers USA. Schraff specializes in Natural Resources & Environment at Porter Wright.
Ryan L. Van Den Elzen has been recognized as a “Leader in Their Field” by Chambers USA. Van Den Elzen specializes in Corporate/M&A at Quarles & Brady.
Dwight D. Smith has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Alliance Healthcare Foundation. Smith serves as Executive VP, General Counsel for The Neighborhood House Association.
Margaret A. Czuchaj recently joined Plunkett Cooney as a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. A member of the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, Czuchaj focuses her practice in the areas of premises liability, retail liability, and motor vehicle no-fault disputes.
John Gaal of Syracuse is the new chair of the 2,360-member Labor and Employment Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. Gaal is a member of Bond, Schoeneck & King. He practices labor and employment law on behalf of management, with an emphasis on higher education, construction and health care.