Alumni Class Notes

John Michael, ‘98 J.D.

John Michael, ’98 J.D., has been selected as the Cleveland Cavaliers new radio play-by-play announcer. Prior to a broadcasting career, John practice law as a trial attorney. Read More

Dennis M. Barnes, ’86 J.D.

barnesd Dennis M. Barnes from Barris, Scott, Denn, & Driker, PLLC, has been selected for inclusion on the 2011 Michigan Super Lawyers list. Read More

James D. Friedman, ’72 JD

James D. Friedman has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012. James specializes in Banking and Finance Law at Quarles & Brady LLP in Milwaukee. Read More

Diane M. Haller, ’86 JD

Diane M. Haller has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012. Diane specializes in Real Estate Law at Quarles & Brady LLP in Phoenix. Read More

Arthur A. Vogel Jr., ’79 JD

Arthur A. Vogel Jr. has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012. Arthur specializes in Environmental Law in Quarles & Brady LLP in Milwaukee. Read More

Steven L. Owen, ’76 J.D.

steve_owen Steven L. Owen has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2012. Owen is recognized in three practice areas: banking law, financial services regulation, and real estate law. Owen is a shareholder at Foster Swift Collins & Smith P.C. Read More

Daron Threet, ’00 J.D.

daron_threet Daron Threet has joined Holland & Knight as a Partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office. His practice focuses on the permitting, development, and regulation of conventional and renewable energy and other infrastructure projects. Read More

Lance A. Lawson, ’96 J.D.

Lance A. Lawson has joined the firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. Lance concentrates his practice on intellectual property, with a focus on patent infringement. Read More

Timothy J. Howard, ’76 J.D.

howard_photo Timothy J Howard of Howard& Howard Attorneys PLLC has been named to Super Lawyers Business Edition 2011. This inaugural issue features attorneys who are outstanding in the area of business practice. Read More

Patrick S. Scott, ’79 J.D.

Patrick S. Scott from GrayRobinson, P.A. has been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2012 list of outstanding attorneys. Patrick specializes in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency Reorganization Law. Read More

Tomas F. Gamba, ’76 JD

Tomas F. Gamba, a partner at Gamba & Lambana, P.A., was recently selected for inclusion in the 2012 Best Lawyers in America in the specialty field of medical malpractice law. Thomas was also elected to serve as 2011-2012 President of FLABOTA, representing the eleven Florida chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Read More

Veronica de Zayas, ’11 JD

Veronica de Zaya Veronica de Zayas has joined the firm of Carlton Fields as an associate in its Miami, Florida office. Zayas practices in the firm’s Insurance practice group. Read More

Lt. Cmdr. Robert L. Miller, Sr. ’42, ’47 JD

Lt. Cmdr. Robert L. Miller, Sr., has been named recipient of the 2011 Rev. William Corby, C.S.C., Award for his distinguished military service. Lt. Cmdr. Miller is a former Superior Court Judge and a Naval officer in World War II. He received the Purple Heart for wounds received in the battle of Okinawa. After earning his law degree at Notre Dame, Miller remained involved in veterans’ issues during a career as a lawyer and judge. He founded “Miller’s Vets” in 2009 to assist impoverished veterans, giving them housing, military uniforms, “boot camp” refreshers, and chances to participate in parades and community events. Read More

Jennifer Romanczuk, ’09 J.D.

Jennifer Romanczuk Jennifer Romanczuk has accepted a position at Remy Cointreau USA in New York City. Jennifer is working as an Associate General Counsel. Read More

Christopher R. Schraff, ’72, J.D.

Christopher Schraff has been elected as a fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL). Christopher is a partner at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP – Environmental Law Practice Group. Read More

Raymond Marvar, ’79 J.D.

Recovery Resources has named Raymond J. Marvar as the recipient of this year’s Recovery Resources’ Community Challenge Exemplar Award. The Exemplar Award recognizes community members’ service to the mission of drug and alcohol prevention services in high school. Mr. Marvar is Counsel at Tucker Ellis & West LLP and serves as General Counsel for Premier Physicians Center. Read More

Katheryne L. Zelenock, ’91 J.D.

Katheryne L Chambers USA has named Katheryne L. Zelenock, ’91 J.D., as a “Leader in their Field.” Katheryne was recognized for her experience handling large-scale commercial mortgage loans, as well as the restructuring and workout of financial arrangements. Katheryne is a member of Dickinson Wright PLLC. Read More

Robert M. Greene, J.D. ‘69

Bob Greene news Robert M. Greene, J.D. ’69, has received the Root/Stimson Award in recognition of his extensive community service to Buffalo, New York and Haiti. Robert is a partner at Philips Lytle LLP. Read More

Bernard M. Jones II, J.D. ‘04

Bernard M. Jones II, J.D. ’04, has been appointed as a member of the Board on Legislative Compensation for the State of Oklahoma. Bernard is currently Associate Dean for Admissions and External Affairs at Oklahoma City University School of Law. Read More

Robert C. Weaver Jr., J.D. ‘75

Robert C Robert C. Weaver, an attorney at Garvey Schubert Barer, has been named a 2011 Oregon Super Lawyer. Robert focuses his practice on Criminal Defense: White Collar. Read More

Andrew Murphy, J.D. ‘07

Andrew Murphy Andrew Murphy has joined the law firm of Maslon Delman Borman & Brand, LLP. Murphy focuses his practice in the areas of general commercial and employment litigation. He has also served as an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, teaching fundamental litigation skills. Read More

Patrick Kilbane, J.D. ‘05

Patrick KilbanePatrick Kilbane, an attorney in GrayRobinson’s Jacksonville office, was recently recognized as Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. This distinction honors attorneys in the state of Florida who have been voted by their peers as being the state’s legal readers.

Patrick was also recently selected as one of the Jacksonville Business Journal’s 40 Under 50. Kilbane, who focuses his practice on family and matrimonial law, was recognized for making a difference in the community as well as within his respective business. Read More

Michael J. Whitton, B.B.A. ’89, J.D. ‘92

Michael Whitton Michael J. Whitton was named one of the nation’s top 10 golf industry attorneys by Golf Inc. magazine in its June 2011 issue. Whitton serves as managing partner of the San Diego office of Troutman Sanders LLP. Read More

Dean A. Calland, J.D. ‘79

Dean A Dean A. Calland, a lawyer at Pittsburgh, PA law firm Babst Calland, has been named by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top lawyers in Pennsylvania for 2011. Mr. Calland was named in the environmental section. Read More

Frank Julian, J.D. ‘82

Frank Julian was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees of the College of Mount St. Joseph. Frank currently serves as VP and Tax Counsel for Macy’s Inc. Read More