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Patrick Kilbane, ’05 J.D.

Patrick Kilbane has been selected as one of the American Society of Legal Advocates’ (ASLA) Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in the state of Florida. Kilbane is an attorney in the Jacksonville, Florida office of GrayRobinson.

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Frank Valenzuela, ’03 J.D.

Frank Valenzuela has been named to the 2013 Texas Rising Stars list. Valenzuela is an associate at Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C. in Dallas, Texas.

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Christopher Mugica, ’00 J.D.

Christopher Mugica has been selected to the “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list by Thomson Reuters. Mugica was also recently listed as a 2013 Fellow by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Mugica is a Partner at Jackson Walker L.L.P/ and is based in Austin, Texas.

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Clark Jordan, ’95 J.D.

Clark Jordan has been promoted to Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Global Trade & Compliance at Eastman Chemical Company. Jordan leads teams that address legal issues related to the integrated global supply chain, international trade, and product regulation. Clark is based in Kingsport, Tennessee.

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Melinda J. Caterine, 90 J.D.

Melinda J. Caterine has been recognized in a national survey of senior corporate counsel for her excellence in client service. Caterine is a partner in the New England and Boston offices of Fisher & Phillips LLP.

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Nitasha A. Kadam, ’12 J.D.

Nitsaha A. Kadam has joined Harter Secrest & Emery as an associate in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group. Kadam is based in the Buffalo office.

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Edward F. Broderick Jr., ’54 B.A., ’56 J.D.

Edward F. Broderick Jr. has joined the firm of Wilson Elser as counsel in the New Jersey office. Broderick has transitioned his practice from his former firm of Broderick, Newman & Grather, P.C. His practice focused on personal injury and wrongful death actions, employment law, and civil rights and EEOC litigation.

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Patrick Hogan, ’89 B.A., ’96 J.D.

Patrick Hogan has been appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Florida Prepaid College Board. Hogan is the managing shareholder of Hogan Legal Services and a current member of the Florida Institute of CPAs and the Florida Bar Association.

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Patrick A. Salvi, ’78 J.D.

Patrick A. Salvi has received a “Trial Lawyer Excellence Award” from Cook County’s Jury Verdict Report. Salvi was the only lawyer to receive the award in 2011 and 2012.

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Megan E. Tierney Bryson, ’02 B.A., ’07 J.D.

Megan E. Tierney Bryson has been named to the Connecticut Rising Stars 2012 list in New England Super Lawyers Magazine. Megan focuses her practice on Litigation, Insurance, and Transactional work and is based at the Law Office of Paul A. Lange in Stratford, Connecticut.

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F. Mark Reuter, ’92 B.A., ’96 J.D.

F. Mark Reuter has been selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers. Reuter is an attorney at Keating, Muething & Klekamp in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Scott C. Sullivan, ’76 B.B.A. ’79 J.D.

Scott C. Sullivan has been inducted into the Irish Legal 100 sponsored by the New York based Irish Voice newspaper. Irish Legal 100 is comprised of distinguished lawyers of Irish descent from across the United States. Sullivan is a partner at Williams McCarthy LLP in Rockford, Illinois.

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Alison L. LaBoissonniere Boyd, ’07 J.D.

Alison L. LaBoissonniere Boyd serves as General Counsel for Anova Marine Insurance and Anova Liner Services which insures cargo for more than 300 shipping lines, trading companies and freight forwarders.

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Kerry O’Connor, ’99 J.D.

Kerry O’Connor has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the NYPD and currently serves in the 9th Precinct, covering Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood.

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Jeremy N. Gayed, ’04 J.D.

Jaremy Gayed has been elected to the partnership of Barrett & McNagny effective January 1, 2013. Gayed is based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Alvin J. McKenna, ’66 J.D.

Alvin J. McKenna has been named a 2013 Ohio Super Lawyer. McKenna specializes in Business Litigation and is a Partner at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur in Columbus, Ohio.

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Christopher R. Schraff, ’72 J.D.

Christopher R. Schraff has been named a 2013 Ohio Super Lawyer. Schraff specializes in Environmental Law and is a Partner at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur in Columbus, Ohio.

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Timothy J. Howard, ’76 J.D.

Timothy J. Howard has been named a 2013 Illinois Super Lawyer by Law & Politics. Howard is an attorney at Howard & Howard PLLC in Peoria, Illinois.

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Jane S. Hahn, ’06 J.D.

Jane S. Hahn, has been named a 2013 Illinois Rising Star by Law & Polticis. Hahn is an attorney at Howard & Howard PLLC in Chicago, Illinois.

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Brian Claassen, ’07 J.D.

Brian Claassen has been elected a partner at Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP. Claassen focuses his practice on intellectual property with emphasis in patent litigation. He is based in Irvine, California.

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Merle F. Wilberding, ’69 J.D.

Merle F. Wilberding received a lifetime community service award from the Ohio State Bar Foundation. Wilberding received the award at the annual dinner in November 2012.

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Brian Murray, ’00 J.D.

Brian Murray assisted in a successful case (Salazar v. Patchak) before the U.S. Supreme Court. Murray is a partner at Jones Day in Chicago, Illinois.

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Brian M. Sagrestano, ’95 J.D.

Brian M. Sagrestano is listed as a co-author of The Philanthropic Planning Companion. Sagrestano is President and CEO of Gift Planning Development, LLC.

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Paul Harris, ’05 J.D.

Paul Harris has been selected as a 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars. Harris is an attorney at Ulmer & Berne LLP in Cleveland, Ohio.

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John T. Sperla, ’75 J.D.

John T. Sperla has been elected to the Management Committee of Mika Meyers Becket & Jones PLC. Sperla is an attorney based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Gretchen Heinze Townshend, ’04 J.D.

Gretchen Heinze Townshend has been promoted to partnership level at McGuireWoods LLP. Townshend focuses her practice on healthcare transactional and corporate work and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

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Jason Prince, ’05 J.D.

Jason Prince has been elected a Partner at Stoel Rives LLP. Prince focuses his practice on the domestic and international sale of goods and services and is based in Boise, Idaho.

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Michael Fragoso, ’12 J.D.

Michael Fragoso has been named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the area of Law and Policy. Fragoso is published on the issue of bioethics, law, and public policy and has served as a lobbyist to the United Nations for the Family Research Council’s Center for Human Life and Bioethics.

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F. Mark Reuter, ’96 J.D.

F. Mark Reuter has been named a 2013 Ohio Super Lawyer and Ohio Rising Star. Reuter is an attorney at Keating Muething & Klekamp in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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