It is with sadness that the law school announces the passing of Maurice Nelson on January 12, 2015 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was 88 years old. Maurice came to the practice of law later in life after serving our country in WWII. After graduating from NDLS, Maurice served a few years as an Assistant Prosecutor in Berrien County followed by two decades of private practice in Niles, Michigan. Please view a lovely tribute to Maurice’s life by linking to the online obituary.
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Timothy Malloy, founding partner of McAndrews, Held & Malloy, has been named one of the Top 10 Intellectual Property Lawyers in Illinois in the September 2014 business edition of Leading Lawyers Magazine. Nationally recognized for his IP litigation successes, Malloy has been involved in numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts, awards and settlements, and has served as lead counsel in IP-related trials throughout the country. His professional highlights include arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Eli Lilly and Company the leading case directed to the scope of patent protection for medical devices.
Douglas Austin, a partner at Fraser Trebilcock, in Lansing, Michigan, has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in 2015 in the practice area of Real Estate Law.
Michael Seng, a professor for nearly 40 years at The John Marshall Law School, was awarded The Leonard Jay Schrager Award of Excellence for his outstanding work in public service. For almost 40 years, Professor Seng has been inspiring countless students to devote their careers to public service and become leaders in a multitude of good causes. Beyond training students in fair housing law, in 1992 he founded the John Marshall Fair Housing Legal Clinic, the first law school clinic in the country to solely handle issues involving housing discrimination. Read more
Working pro bono, Charlie Weiss,’68 JD, and fellow Bryan Cave attorney Thor Mathison have won the freedom of Alonzo Martin, who had been jailed in 2007 and later committed without a trial to Missouri state psychiatric hospitals.
Dennis G. Collins has been recognized by Chambers USA 2014: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a top attorney in the practice area of labor and employment law. Collins is a partner in the law firm Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. in St. Louis, Missouri.
It is with deep sadness that the Law School announces the death of Ray Brown who passed away on April 3, 2014 in Prescott, Arizona. The link to the obituary, a beautiful tribute to Ray’s life and his many contributions to the legal profession, can be found at http://www.dcourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=167&SubSectionID=468&ArticleID=130398.
Beloved Richard G. Harbinger passed away January 17, 2014 in Santa Monica California. He was 90. He had a distinguished career as a CA Deputy Attorney General and a CA Deputy District Attorney. One of his many notable cases was the People v. William and Emily Harris and Patricia Hearst. He was special assistant to the president of The American Bar Assn. He served on the Board of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists and the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation. Richard taught at many law schools in China. He has written many legal articles. He will be missed.
It is with a heavy heart that the Law School announces the death of Bob Wilczek, J.D. ’68, who passed away on January 8, his 70th birthday.
Alvin J. McKenna has been named to Best Lawyers’ 2014 Columbus Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” in Columbus, Ohio.
Alex Talcott ’07 J.D. and his boyhood Congressman Peter King ’68 J.D. of New York during a presidential exploratory visit to New Hampshire (Stratham, NH)
Charles A. Weiss will be recognized as an Equal Access to Justice Champion at the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s (LSEM) 2013 For the Common Good Annual Awards. The award recognizes individuals who have been supportive of LSEM’s mission of providing civil legal services and equal access to justice for the low-income community. Weiss is partner at Bryan Cave, LLP and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.
Robert Hanlon, Sr. is listed in 2013 New Jersey Super Lawyers. Hanlon concentrates his practice in the areas of product liability, transportation, and personal injury. He is of counsel at Goldberg Segalla in Princeton, New Jersey.
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.
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.
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.
James E. Mackin has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Syracuse Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year.” Mackin is based in the Syracuse, NY office of Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC.
Frank J. Meile has authored a fiction book exploring the relationship between a father and son.