A beloved classmate, Tom Kernell, lost his battle with leukemia and passed away on September 14, 2014 surrounded by his close family. Tom was a longtime partner of the Roberts Perryman firm in St. Louis until three years ago when he founded the Kernell Law Firm, P.C. to specialize in asbestos and toxic tort work. Please view a tribute to Tom’s life by linking to the online obituary.
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Joshua Figueira recently joined the firm of Kirton McConkie in Salt Lake City as an associate. Figueira will practice in the firm’s First Amendment section.
Domenique Camacho Moran was recently inducted into the “Women in Business” Hall of Fame at the 12th Annual “Top Women in Business” event hosted by The Queens Courier. Moran is a partner in the employment section in the firm of Farrell Fritz, P.C. in New York. Additionally Moran was named to The Best Lawyers in America for 2015.
Moran was also selected to the 2014 New York Super Lawyers list for her work in the areas of Labor and Employment.
John Espenshade, a Stevens & Lee shareholder, presented at the Third Circuit Judicial Conference in late spring in Hershey, Pennsylvania as part of a panel presenting “Municipal Bankruptcy: Perspectives from Practitioners and the Bench.” Espenshade focuses his practice on state and local government, municipal law and government affairs.
Marsha Foulks Griggs joined Thurgood Marshall School of Law as the Assistant Dean for Academic Support and Bar Readiness in Houston, Texas.
Frederic Shadley, a partner at Ulmer & Berne, is named to 2015 Best Lawyers in America. Shadley is Chair of Ulmer & Berne’s Construction Litigation Group and brings thirty years litigation experience with knowledge gained from his Notre Dame engineering degree as he represents parties to construction, environmental, product-liability, and toxic-tort litigation.
Daniel Fitzgerald, a partner in Armstrong Teasdale LLP, is named to 2015 Best Lawyers in America in the area of patent law. Fitzgerald practices in the St. Louis office.
Francisco Valenzuela, of Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C., has been selected to the Texas Rising Stars list for the 5th consecutive year. The Texas Rising Stars recognizes the state’s best lawyers under the age of 40 and those practicing law under 10 years. Valenzuela was selected based upon his expertise in employment litigation defense, school and education law, and state, local and municipal work.
Andrew Pauwels, joins Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP in its Detroit office. Pauwels will practice in the firm’s litigation department.
Casey Ryan has been named as the Global Head of Legal Personnel of Reed Smith LLP’s Senior Management Team and will assume this position on March 1, 2015. Ryan is a partner in the firm’s Pittsburgh office and a member of the Labor & Employment practice group. Casey is currently the Vice Chair of the Litigation Department.
John Gaal, a partner at Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, has been named on the Top 50 New York Super Lawyers list for 2014. Gaal is a labor and employment law attorney who practices in the firm’s Syracuse office.
Juan Castaneda, ’05 J.D. has been selected to the “2015 San Diego Super Lawyers Rising Stars” list.
Michael Seng, a professor for nearly 40 years at The John Marshall Law School, was awarded The Leonard Jay Schrager Award of Excellence for his outstanding work in public service. For almost 40 years, Professor Seng has been inspiring countless students to devote their careers to public service and become leaders in a multitude of good causes. Beyond training students in fair housing law, in 1992 he founded the John Marshall Fair Housing Legal Clinic, the first law school clinic in the country to solely handle issues involving housing discrimination. Read more
Working pro bono, Charlie Weiss,’68 JD, and fellow Bryan Cave attorney Thor Mathison have won the freedom of Alonzo Martin, who had been jailed in 2007 and later committed without a trial to Missouri state psychiatric hospitals.
Dallas attorney, Daniel P. Novakov, ’72 BA, ’76 J.D., a Greenberg Traurig shareholder, is named chairman of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association in the first season of the new college football playoff system. Novakov was part of the Notre Dame football team that played in the Cotton Bowl against the Longhorns in both 1970 and 1971. Read more (subscription required)
Dale Recinella devotes his life to practicing as “a different kind of lawyer”. Dale is a lay minister who serves on behalf of the Catholic bishops of Florida as Catholic Correctional Chaplain to Florida’s Death Row and Solitary Confinement population. Recinella also serves as a lay minister to the families of executed prisoners and murder victims. Recinella discusses his work and the current issues facing death row pastoral ministry in America Magazine, Finding God on Death Row: 10 Questions for Chaplain Dale Recinella.
The publicly reported settlement ranks as one of the largest reported settlements involving trade secret misappropriation in the nation. The lawsuit alleged the misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets to the design and development of software to manage retirement plans. Read more
Brian M. Murray ’11 J.D. has accepted an Abraham L. Freedman Teaching Fellowship at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.
Rosemary Kenyon, a partner with Smith Anderson, has been named by Chambers USA one of America’s Leading Business Lawyers in North Carolina in the area of Labor and Employment Law for 2014.
David Guevara, a partner with Taft Stettinius & Hollister, L.L.P., has been recognized as a leader in the area of “Environmental Law” by Chambers USA for 2014.
Wayne Malecha, a partner with Jackson Walker L.L.P., has been named to D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2014.
Diane Haller, a partner with Quarles & Brady, L.L.P., has been recognized as a leader in the area of “Real Estate” by Chambers USA for 2014.
Arthur Vogel, a partner with Quarles & Brady, L.L.P., has been recognized as a leader in the area of “Natural Resources and Environment” by Chambers USA for 2014.
Ralph Caruso, a partner with Taft Stettinius & Hollister, L.L.P., has been recognized as a leader in the area of “Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions” by Chambers USA for 2014.
Edward Leader, a partner with Taft Stettinius & Hollister, L.L.P., has been recognized as a leader in the area of “Natural Resources and Environment” by Chambers USA for 2014.
Jeffery Schloemer, a partner with Taft Stettinius & Hollister, L.L.P., has been recognized as a leader in the area of “Banking and Finance” by Chambers USA for 2014. Schloemer is a graduate of Duke Law School.…
Christine Azar, a partner with Labaton Sucharow, L.L.P., has been recognized as being an “A-team lawyer on the plaintiff’s side” by Chambers & Partners USA for 2014.
Patrick Scott, a partner with GrayRobinson, P.A., has been recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer for 2014 in the area of Bankruptcy.