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Martin Galvin III, ’04 J.D.

Martin Galvin III has joined the law firm of Goldberg Segalla as an associate in the firm’s General Liability Practice Group. Galvin is based in the White Plains, New York office.

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Bruce L. Sendek, ’77 J.D.

Bruce L. Sendek has been recognized as a Top Lawyer in Metro Detroit 2013 by DBusiness magazine. Sendek is an attorney at Butzel Long and specializes in Business and Commercial Litigation.

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Jonathan Hwang, ’12 J.D.

Jonathan Hwang was recently sworn in as a newly appointed Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney at a recent ceremony held in downtown Chicago.

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Todd A. Leeson, ’89 J.D.

Todd A. Leeson has been named a “Top Lawyer” for 2013 by American Lawyer Media. Leeson is an attorney at the law firm of Gentry Lock Rakes & Moore, LLP in Roanoke, Virginia, and concentrates his practice on labor and employment.

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Tricia Hoffman-Simanek, ’01 J.D.

Tricia Hoffman-Simanek was an honoree at the 31st Annual Waypoint Tribute to Women of Achievement. She received an award for “Achievements in Her Field.” Hoffman-Simanek is an attorney at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll PLC in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Stephanie Scharrer Martin, ’06 J.D.

Stephanie Scharrer Martin has been selected into the 2012-2013 class of Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Leadership Institute program. Martin is an attorney at Adams and Reese in Tampa, Florida, and concentrates her practice on civil, commercial, and real estate litigation.

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Julia Meister, ’95 JD

Julia Meister has been named a 2013 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers for her Litigation/Trusts & Estates work in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was also honored in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 for her work in Commercial Litigation. Meister is a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

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Domenique Camacho Moran, ’93 JD

Domenique Camacho Moran has been named to the The Best Lawyers in America 2013 list for her work in Employment Law – Management. Moran is a partner at Farrell Fritz in Uniondale, New York.

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Todd Leeson, ’89 J.D.

Todd Leeson has been named to the Best Lawyers list for 2013 for Employment Law – Management; Labor & Employment Litigation. Leeson is an attorney with Gentry Lock Rake & Moore LLP in Roanoke, VA.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Steven B. Oyler, ’12 JD

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

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Conor Dugan, ’03 JD

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

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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.

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