Alumni Class Notes

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

Thomas P. Conaghan, ’92 BA, ’95 JD

Thomas P. Conaghan co-authored the 2012 edition of The IPO and Public Company Primer – A Practical ?Guide to Going Public, Raising Capital and Life as a Public Company. Conaghan is a partner at McDermott Will & Emery. Read More

James D. Friedman, ’72 JD

James D. Friedman will receive the Charles L. Goldberg Distinguished Service Award by the Wisconsin Law Foundation in October 2012. Friedman is a partner in the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady. Read More

Frederic Shadley, ’78 BA, ’81 JD

Frederic Shadley has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013. Shadley is a Partner in the Cincinnati office of Ulmer & Berne. Read More

Timothy J. Howard, ’76 JD

Timothy Howard has been named to Super Lawyers Business Edition 2012. Howard works in the Peoria office of Howard & Howard and specializes in Business Litigation. Read More

John Portman, ’12 JD

John Portman has joined the law firm of Crowe & Dunlevy as an associate. Portman specializes in Estate Planning and Real Estate and is based in the Oklahoma City office. Read More

Susan Brichler Trujillo, ’04 JD

Susan Brichler Trujillo has been selected as a Fellow in the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy, a component of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership. Trujillo is an associate at Quarles & Brady LLP and practices in the areas of health law and litigation. Read More

Kristen E. Polovoy, ’98 JD

Kristen E. Polovoy serves as Of Counsel in the class action defense practice group of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP. Polovoy chairs the Class Action Practice Group of the Burlington County Bar Association. Read More

Blake Hanson, ’07 JD

Blake Hanson has joined the Chicago office of Quarles & Brady LLP as an associate in the Real Estate Group. Read More

Michael J. Whitton, ’89 BBA, ’92 JD

Michael J. Whitton has been selected as a “Transcript 10 Top Attorney” by the San Diego Daily Transcript. Whitton is Managing Partner of the San Diego office of Troutman Sanders. His practice focuses on Large-scale joint ventures, portfolio acquisitions, and real estate development. Read More

Julia B. Meister, ’95 JD

Julia B. Meister has been appointed Ethics and Malpractice Committee Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section. Meister is a partner in Taft Stettinius and Hollister’s Cincinnati office. Read More

Chad D. Silker, ’02 BA, ’05 JD

Chad D. Silker recently joined the Litigation Practice Group at the St. Louis law firm, Carmody MacDonald P.C. Silker is an associate who concentrates his practice in civil litigation. Read More

Sean P. Dudley, ’05 BA, ’08 JD

Sean P. Dudley has joined the Mobile, Alabama office of Burr & Forman LLP. Dudley is a corporate attorney, focusing his practice in counseling business on day-to-day and major commercial transactions. Read More

Dean A. Calland, ’79 J.D.

Dean A. Calland has been named by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top environmental lawyers in Pennsylvania for 2012. Calland is a lawyer at Babst Calland. Read More

Christopher Kuner, ’84 J.D.

Christopher Kuner has become a Senior of Counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Kuner is an expert on European Union privacy and data protection regulation and will be based in the firm’s Brussels office. Read More

Patrick J. Kilbane, ’05 JD

Patrick J. Kilbane, as Gray Robinson, P.A. attorney, was recently recognized among Florida Trend’s 2012 Legal Elite. He has also been accepted into the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2013. The year-long program focuses on the development of youth and adult leaders. Kilbane is an attorney in the Jacksonville office of GrayRobinson, P.A. Read More

James R. Mall, ’74 BA, ’78 JD, ’78 MBA

James R. Mall, a partner at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott, has earned a LEED Green credential from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Institute. The credential recognizes professionals who have demonstrated an understanding of sustainable, green building technologies, practices and principles. Read More

Orville L. Reed, ’73 JD

Orville L. Reed has joined Stark & Knoll as a partner in the Akron, Ohio law firm’s Litigation and Employment Group. Reed was recently awarded the honor of “Best Lawyers Akron Personal Injury Litigation Defendants Lawyer of the Year.” Read More

Patrick A. Salvi, ’78 JD

Patrick A. Salvi has been selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in American in the specialties of Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation. The law offices of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. are based in Waukegan and Chicago, Illinois. Read More

Ryan J. Dwyer, ’05 JD

Ryan J. Dwyer will begin a clerkship with U.S. District Judge David Bunning in Covington, KY in September 2012. Dwyer is currently a law clerk for U.S. District Judge William Zloch in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Read More

Edward J. Heath, ’99 JD

Edward J. Heath was recently awarded the 2012 Pro Bono Award from the Connecticut Bar Association. Heath is a partner at Robinson & Cole and chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. Read More

Stephen P. Mullery, '97 JD

Stephen P. Mullery has been appointed Senior Vice President – General Counsel and Secretary of Farmer Mac. Mullery previously served as Deputy General Counsel and as Assistant General Counsel and was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft before joining Farmer Mac. Read More

Ralph A. Caruso, '94 JD

Ralph A. Caruso of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP has been named a “Leader in Their Field” in Corporate/M&A by Chambers USA. Read More

Kevin R. Gingras, ’03 JD

Kevin R. Gingras has been appointed Deputy Chief of Staff and Counselor to the Director by FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III. Gingras had previously served as Director Mueller’s Special Counsel for National Security. Read More

Arthur A. Vogel Jr., ’79 JD

Arthur A. Vogel Jr. has been recognized as a “Leader in Their Field” by Chambers USA. Vogel specializes in Natural Resources & Environment at Quarles & Brady. Read More

Kevin E. Griffith, ’82 BA, ’86 JD

Kevin E. Griffith has been recognized in Ohio as a “Leader in Their Field” by Chambers USA. Griffith specializes in Labor & Employment at Porter Wright. Read More

Diane Haller, ’86 JD

Diane Haller has been recognized as a “Leader in Their Field” by Chambers USA. Haller specializes in Real Estate at Quarles & Brady. Read More