Alumni Class Notes

Jerry Pappert, ’88 J.D.

Jerry Pappert has joined the Commercial Litigation group of Cozen O’Connor in Philadelphia, PA. Pappert formerly served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Cephalon, Inc. Read More

Michael Mattingly, ’12 JD

Michael Mattingly has joined Dinsmore as an associate in the Labor & Employment Department. Mattingly works out of the firm’s Cincinnati office. Read More

Ginny Mikita, ’91 JD, ’13 MDiv

Ginny Mikita is the recipient of the Michigan Supreme Court 2012 Lawyer-Guardian Ad Litem of the Year Award. Mikita is involved with the Kent County drug court planning team, the Trauma Awareness Task Force, and trains new attorneys assigned to child abuse and neglect cases. Read More

Thomas C. Gleason, ’11 JD

Thomas C. Gleason has joined Frost Brown Todd LLC as an associate in the Business Litigation Practice Group. Gleason works out of the firm’s Louisville office. Read More

Sharon R. Newlon, ’88 JD

Sharon R. Newlon is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers for 2012. Newlon is a member in Dickinson Wright PLLC’s office in Detroit, Michigan. Read More

Jeffery V. Stuckey, ’82 JD

Jeffery V. Stuckey is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Appellate Law. Stuckey is a member in Dickinson Wright PLLC’s office in Lansing, Michigan. Read More

Leslee M. Lewis, ’95 JD

Leslee M. Lewis is listed in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in American, and Michigan Super Lawyers for 2012. Lewis is a member and practice Department Manager for Real Estate, Environmental and Energy & Sustainability in Dickinson Wright PLLC’s office in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read More

Katheryne L. Zelenock, ’91 JD

Katheryne L. Zelenock is listed in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and Michigan Super Lawyers for 2012. Zelenock is a member in Dickinson Wright PLLC’s office in Troy, Michigan. Read More

Joseph W. DeLave, ’84 BA, ’87 JD

Joseph W. DeLave is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Construction Litigation. DeLave is a member in Dickinson Wright PLLC’s office in Troy, Michigan. Read More

Robert S. Krause, ’66 JD

Robert S. Krause is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers for Personal Injury Defense: Products. Krause is a member in Dickinson Wright PLLC’s office in Troy, Michigan. Read More

Rachel L. Wolock, ’07 JD

Rachel L. Wolock is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for Banking Law. Wolock is an associate in Dickinson Wright PLLC’s office in Detroit, Michigan. Read More

Alison Curran Smith, ‘12 JD

Alison Curran Smith has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Birmingham, Alabama as a first-year associate. She is a member of the Litigation practice group. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

Steven B. Oyler, ’12 JD

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

Conor Dugan, ’03 JD

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

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

Andrew J. Weissler, ’11 JD

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

Bernard M. Jones, ’04 JD

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