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Justin Crawford, ’00 J.D.

Justin Crawford has joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department. He is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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Qiana D. Lillard, ’98 BA, ’01 J.D.

Qiana D. Lillard, a current assistant Wayne County prosecuting attorney has been appointed to the Wayne County Circuit Court by Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan.

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John Murphy, ’02 J.D.

John Murphy has launched his own litigation practice, John Murphy & Associates, after more than twelve years at White & Case, Linklaters, and UBS Investment Bank. Murphy’s practice is based in New York, New York.

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Jeffrey R. Caffee, ‘09 J.D.

Jeffrey R. Caffee has been selected as one of 100 trial lawyers in the State of Washington for membership in to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 organization. Caffee is an associate as Van Siclen, Stocks & Firkins and is based in Auburn, Washington.

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David L. Guevara, ’06 J.D.

David L. Guevara, PhD. has co-authored a book titled The Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Defense: A Guide for Lawyers. Guevara is an attorney with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP and is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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Conor Dugan, ’03 JD

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

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