Alumni Notes Classes 1980-1989

Lorelie S. Masters, ’81 J.D.

Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Lorelie (“Lorie”) S. Masters has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as partner in the firm’s Insurance Recovery Group.

Masters’ clients include companies and individuals seeking counsel in enforcing insurance coverage under general liability, directors and officers, fiduciary liability, first-party property, business-interruption, cyber liability and damage, and other types of insurance. She has extensive experience representing clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts and in arbitrations, both domestic and abroad, and has won significant trials and arbitrations enforcing insurance coverage for policyholder clients. Read More

Elizabeth Murphy, '85 J.D.

Elizabeth Murphy has been named an associate director in its Division of Corporation Finance of The Securities and Exchange Commission.

For the past five years, Ms. Murphy has served as the Secretary of the Commission, heading the office that prepares, reviews, and maintains records of Commission action and advises the Commission and the SEC Read More

Paul Lewis BA ’80; JD ‘83

Paul M. Lewis has been appointed as special envoy for the closure of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Lewis will begin his work at the Pentagon on Nov. 1. Read More

Michael J. Allen, ’85 J.D.

Michael J. Allen was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 for Litigation – Intellectual Property. Allen is an attorney at Carruthers & Roth P.A. in Greensboro, North Carolina. Read More

Don C.A. Parker, ’88 J.D.

Don C.A. Parker has been named the 2014 Charleston, West Virginia Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers ranking service. Parker is a Member of Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC. Read More

Diane M. Haller, ’86 J.D.

Diane M. Haller has been recognized in Chambers USA 2013. Haller specializes in Real Estate Law at Quarles & Brady LLP. Read More

Lauretta K. Murphy, ’88 J.D.

Lauretta Murphy has been named by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a 2013”Michigan Women in the Law.” The award recognizes high-achieving lawyers in Michigan. Murphy is an associate at Miller Johnson and is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read More

Frederic Shadley, ’78 BS, ’81 J.D.

Frederic “Fritz” Shadley has been recognized for exceptional performance in Litigation by Chambers USA. Shadley is a partner at Ulmer & Berne LLP based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Read More

Kevin E. Griffith, ’82 J.D.

Kevin E. Griffith has been recognized as a “Leader in the Field” by Chambers USA 2013. Griffith specializes in Labor & Employment and is a Partner at Porter Wright in Columbus, Ohio. Read More

Michael Ridgeway, ’81 J.D.

Michael Ridgeway has been appointed a bankruptcy judge in Minneapolis. Ridgeway currently serves as a Trial Attorney in the Minneapolis Office of U.S. Trustee. Read More

Tim Borchers, ’87 J.D.

Tim Borchers is the new national Director of Business Development for BDO US, LLC’s Forensic Technology Services in New York, New York. Borchers specializes in working with corporate clients and legal professionals to identify solutions to forensic technology issues. Read More

Diane M. Haller, ’86 J.D.

Diane M. Haller has been named by Southwest Super Lawyers magazine as among the top five percent of attorneys in Arizona for 2013. Haller specializes in Real Estate Law and is an attorney at Quarles & Brady in Phoenix, Arizona. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

Dennis M. Barnes, ’86 JD

Dennis M. Barnes was recently selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2013 in the field of Commercial Litigation. Barnes is an attorney at Barris, Scott, Denn & Driker, PLLC. 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

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

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