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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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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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