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Anthony E. Dowell, ’94 J.D.

Anthony E. Dowell has joined Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP as a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Litigation practice group. Dowell is of counsel and based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Benjamin Allison, ’97 J.D.

Benjamin Allison has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Allison is an attorney at Sutin, Thayer & Browne APC n Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Francis Mathew, ’79 J.D.

Francis Mathew has been appointed to the 1st Judicial District Court in Santa Fe, New Mexico by Governor Susana Martinez.

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Orville L. Reed, ’73 J.D.

Orville L. Reed is the 2013 recipient of the Sir Thomas More Award presented by the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. The award was presented as part of the Akron Bar Association’s Law Week Celebration. Reed is an attorney at Stark & Knoll Co., L.P.A. in Akron, Ohio.

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Patrick A. Salvi, ’78 J.D.

Patrick A. Salvi has been appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases. Salvi is the managing partner of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. in Chicago, Illinois.

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Elizabeth C. Hurley, ’95 J.D.

Elizabeth C. Hurley has been appointed to the St. Joseph Superior Court by Governor Mike Pence of Indiana, effective March 31, 2013. Hurley also serves on the Violence Fatality Review Team and Bench and Bar Committee of St. Joseph County Bar Association.

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Andrea Roberts Pierson, ’94 J.D.

Andrea Roberts Pierson has been named a management board member at Faegre Baker Daniels. Pierson specializes in product liability and environmental law and is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Denis J. Hauptly, ’72 J.D.

Denis J. Hauptly has been elected a member of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association. Hauptly is President of Information Innovators Group based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Alexis “Alex” Thomas Cholis, ’41 BA, ’42 J.D.

Alexis Cholis is retiring after more than 70 years after admission to the Indiana bar. According to the Indiana Roil of Attorneys, Cholis has been an active lawyer six years longer than anyone in Indiana has. Cholis is an Estate and Tax attorney at Cholis & Cholis in South Bend, Indiana.

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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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