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James P. Burke, '01 J.D.

James P. Burkehas been named a 2014 Ohio Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine.
Mr. Burke is an associate at Roetzel & Andress, LPA in Akron, Ohio.

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Julie Ravis, '06 J.D.

Julie E. Ravis has been named a Shareholder of the firm Stevens & Lee effective January 1, 2014. She concentrates her practice in complex commercial litigation with a particular focus on litigation involving financial products and services. Her clients include financial services companies, broker-dealers, insurance companies, publicly traded corporations and private companies. She also represents clients in a variety of commercial disputes at the trial and appellate levels, including contractual disputes, fraud, shareholder derivative claims and breach of fiduciary duty. As part of Stevens & Lee’s electronic discovery team, she regularly counsels clients on e-discovery matters.

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Cynthia Cordes, '04 J.D.

Missouri Lawyers Weekly has named Husch Blackwell Partner Cynthia L. Cordes as its 2014 “Lawyer of the Year.”

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Nikole Canute, '05 J.D.

Nikole L. Canute, a member of the law firm of Mika Meyers Beckett & Jones PLC, was selected as a member of the Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2013 Up & Coming Lawyers. Nikole practices labor and employment law, civil litigation, fraud investigation, fraud litigation and securities litigation. Nikole is also very skilled in handling electronic discovery and matters involving computer forensic investigation.

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Steven Judge, ’07 J.D.

Steven Judge has joined Faegre Baker Daniels as an associate in the firm’s litigation and advocacy practice. Judge is based in South Bend, Indiana.

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Ryan Bednarczuk, ’05 J.D.

Ryan Bednarczuk has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Bednarczuk is an attorney at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

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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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