Alumni Notes Classes 2000-2009

Gauri Patil Punjabi, ’09 J.D.

Gauri Patil Punjabi has been named to the Lawyers of Color Inaugural Hot List. Punjabi is an attorney at Nixon Peabody LLP based in Boston, Massachusetts. Read More

Anthony R. Gonzales, ’00 J.D.

Anthony R. Gonzales was recently appointed a Partner at Carman Beauchamp Sang & Gonzales, PA. Gonzales is a civil trial lawyer based in Baca Raton, Florida. Read More

Patrick J. Kilbane, ’05 J.D.

Patrick J. Kilbane has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a 2013 Rising Star. Kilbane is an attorney with Gray Robinson and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Read More

Susan Brichler Trujillo, ’04 J.D.

Susan Brichler Trujillo has been reappointed to Community Legal Services’ board of directors by the State Bar of Arizona’s board of governors. Brichler Trujillo practices in the areas of health law and litigation and is an associate at Quarles & Brady LLP in Phoenix, Arizona. Read More

Ryan L. Van Den Elzen, ‘02 J.D.

Ryan L. Van Den Elzen has received a Certificate in Executive Management from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Van Den Elzen is a partner at Quarles & Brady LLP and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Read More

James M. Paulino II, ‘07 J.D.

James M. Paulino has been recognized as the 2013 Outstanding Young Lawyer by the New York State Bar Association. Paulino is an associate at Faraci Lange LLP in Rochester, New York Read More

Adam B. Brandon, ’07 J.D.

Adam B. Brandon recently joined Rogers Towers as an associate in its Litigation Department. He will practice in the firm’s office located in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

Conor Dugan, ’03 JD

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

Bernard M. Jones, ’04 JD

Bernard M. Jones has been appointed to a seat on the Oklahoma County, Judicial District 7, Office 9 court. Read More

Susan Brichler Trujillo, ’04 JD

Susan Brichler Trujillo has been selected as a Fellow in the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy, a component of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership. Trujillo is an associate at Quarles & Brady LLP and practices in the areas of health law and litigation. Read More

Blake Hanson, ’07 JD

Blake Hanson has joined the Chicago office of Quarles & Brady LLP as an associate in the Real Estate Group. Read More

Chad D. Silker, ’02 BA, ’05 JD

Chad D. Silker recently joined the Litigation Practice Group at the St. Louis law firm, Carmody MacDonald P.C. Silker is an associate who concentrates his practice in civil litigation. Read More

Sean P. Dudley, ’05 BA, ’08 JD

Sean P. Dudley has joined the Mobile, Alabama office of Burr & Forman LLP. Dudley is a corporate attorney, focusing his practice in counseling business on day-to-day and major commercial transactions. Read More

Patrick J. Kilbane, ’05 JD

Patrick J. Kilbane, as Gray Robinson, P.A. attorney, was recently recognized among Florida Trend’s 2012 Legal Elite. He has also been accepted into the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2013. The year-long program focuses on the development of youth and adult leaders. Kilbane is an attorney in the Jacksonville office of GrayRobinson, P.A. Read More