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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.…

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Cordell Carter, J.D. ‘07

Cordell Carter profile Cordell Carter, J.D. ‘07, is currently Director of Public Policy at Business Roundtable. Cordell is responsible for Education, Innovation and Workforce initiatives.

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John F. Crowley, J.D. ‘92

John Crowley news John F. Crowley will return full-time as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Amicus Therapeutics following his completion of temporary active duty with the University States Navy Reserve. Mr. Crowley previously let the Company as President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2005 through February 2010, and as Chairman and CEO until April 2011.

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Thomas Curtin, J.D. ’68, Receives William J. Brennan, Jr. Award

tom_curtain2011_news The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey presented the Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Award to Thomas R. Curtin at its annual dinner June 21. The award is given to an outstanding lawyer whose contributions to the law are recognized by the Association as deserving of special and unique recognition as befits the name of Justice Brennan, in whose name the award is given.

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Charles P. Reed, J.D. ‘90

Charles P. Reed is currently serving as President of the New Haven County Bar Association, a 1300 member voluntary local bar association in Connecticut. Charles is also the managing partner of Loughlin FitzGerald P.C.…

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Christopher Schraff, J.D. ‘72

Christopher Schraff, J Christopher Schraff, J.D. ’72, has been ranked among the top attorneys in Ohio in the field of Natural Resources and Environment. Christopher is an attorney at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.…

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Michael Hays, J.D. ‘02

Michael Hays and wife, Jenni, announce the arrival of their son, Tobin Li. Toby was born July 27, 2009 in Yunnan Province, China and came home to Elkhart, Indiana in June 2011. Big brothers Seth (age 9) and Eli (age 7) traveled to China with their parents to meet their new brother and accompany him home.

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Lindsey Brazys, J.D. ‘10

Lindsey Brazys, J Lindsey Brazys has joined the firm of Sanders Pianowski, LLP, Elkhart, Indiana, concentrating her practice in Business Law, Real Estate, Creditor Rights and Litigation. Lindsey previously interned with a patent firm in Chicago, Illinoi, working on a range of intellectual property legal issues. She also worked as a law clerk for the Hon. Kathleen B. Lang of La Porte County Superior Court #1.

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Patrick J. Kilbane, ’05 J.D.

Patrick J. Kilbane, an associate at GrayRobinson, was recently included on the 2011 list of “Florida Rising Stars.” The list honors attorneys under the age of 40 who have been practicing law for less than 10 years.

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Julia Meister, J.D. ‘95

Julia Meister, a board member for the Cincinnati Area Senior Services, was recently elected President of the organization. CASS delivers essential services to Cincinnati seniors, providing Meals-on-Wheels, transportation, and guardianship programs.

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Diane M. Haller, J.D. ’86

Diane M Diane M. Haller, J.D. ’86, was recently selected for inclusion in the 2011 Chambers USA. Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America.…

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Arthur A. Vogel, Jr., J.D.’79

Arthur A Arthur A. Vogel, Jr., J.D. ’79, was recently selected for inclusion in the 2011 Chambers USA. Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America.…

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Edward F. Kelly , J.D.‘87

Edward F Edward F. Kelly has been appointed an Assistant Chief Immigration Judge, after serving as Senior Counsel and Chief of Staff in the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review.…

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Gilbert Perez, J.D. ‘93

Gilbert Perez, J Gilbert Perez, an attorney at Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A, has achieved Board Certification in Marital & Family Law by The Florida Bar. Perez concentrates his practice solely in divorce, marital and family law matters.…

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Ronalyn K. Sisson, J.D. ‘90

Ronalyn K Bucks County regional law firm Curtin & Heefner LLP recently announced that Ronalyn K. Sisson, a Notre Dame Law alumna and business and litigation lawyer, joined the firm. Sisson focuses her practice on business formation and counseling, commercial law, litigation and employment law. She is a resident in Curtin & Heefner’s Morrisville, Pa. office.

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Tim Abeska, J.D. ‘82

alumni_tim_abeska_story Tim Abeska, a partner in the South Bend office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, was named a Distinguished Barrister by Indiana Lawyer. One of 15 attorneys across the state to receive the honor, Abeska was chosen based on his professional accomplishments, as well as his demonstrated leadership within the legal community.

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Sean Seymore, J.D. '06, to be MIT's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Associate Professor in Spring 2012

Sean Seymore has been appointed to the Program in Science, Technology and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Associate Professor in Spring 2012.

MIT established the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor Program in 1995 to enhance and recognize the contributions of outstanding scholars. The program is designed to allow visiting professors to enhance their scholarship through intellectual interactions with MIT

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Eric Jensen, J.D., ’94

Eric Jensen, J.D., ’94, currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Fordham University School of Law, has accepted a tenure track position at Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School.

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Sean Seymore, J.D. ’06

Sean Seymour, J.D. ’06, Ph.D. Chemistry ’01, has been appointed Associate Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University Law School.

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Joseph A. Tomain, J.D., ’01

Joseph A. Tomain, J.D., ’01, has been hired as a new Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

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Derek Muller, J.D. ’07

Derek Muller, J.D. ’07, currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the Dickensen School of Law at Penn State, has been hired by Pepperdine University School of Law.

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Kathryn Barrett, J.D. ‘08

The litigation practice group of Denver law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck recently added Kathryn Barrett as an associate.

Before joining the firm, she was an associate at New York law firm Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, where she focused her practice on patent, trademark, unfair competition, labor and employment and business litigation. She has experience in luxury consumer goods, medical devices, children’s toys, biotechnology and travel services.

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Randall D. Roybal (J.D. 1991)

Randall D. Roybal has been elected as President of the Association of Judicial Disciplinary Counsel, the international association of judicial disciplinary agency directors, counsel, prosecutors, and investigators with members from the United States, Canada and Israel. He is the Executive Director and General Counsel of the New Mexico Judicial Standards Commission.

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John Ubinger (J.D. 1973)

John Ubinger John W. Ubinger, Jr., a senior vice president with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and 1973 graduate of the Notre Dame Law School, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association for enhancing and furthering the practice of environmental law.

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Judge Willie G. Lipscomb, '75 J.D., Honored at the 38th Annual BLSA Alumni Weekend

Judge Willie G The Honorable Willie G. Lipscomb, J.D. ‘75, of Michigan’s 36th District Court, has been named the Alvin McKenna Alumnus of the Year by the Notre Dame Chapter of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). Judge Lipscomb will receive the award at the 38th Annual BLSA Alumni Weekend celebration dinner, which will be held at the Notre Dame Stadium Press Box on Saturday, April 9 at 6:00 pm.

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John M. Dunn, ’93 J.D., joins American Board of Trial Advocates

John Dunn '93 news John M. Dunn has been invited to join the American Board of Trial Advocates after a vote by the current San Joaquin Valley Chapter members and approval by the national organization. The Modesto, Calif., attorney is a partner with the law firm McCormick Barstow. He was the only person to be invited into the San Joaquin Valley Chapter in 2010, and he becomes the 74th member in the Valley.

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