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 assisted in a successful case (Salazar v. Patchak) before the U.S. Supreme Court. Murray is a partner at Jones Day in Chicago, Illinois.
Paul Harris has been selected as a 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars. Harris is an attorney at Ulmer & Berne LLP in Cleveland, Ohio.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Conor Dugan has joined Varnum’s Trial and Litigation Practice Group in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Bernard M. Jones has been appointed to a seat on the Oklahoma County, Judicial District 7, Office 9 court.
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.
Blake Hanson has joined the Chicago office of Quarles & Brady LLP as an associate in the Real Estate Group.
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.
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.
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.
Ryan J. Dwyer will begin a clerkship with U.S. District Judge David Bunning in Covington, KY in September 2012. Dwyer is currently a law clerk for U.S. District Judge William Zloch in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Kevin R. Gingras has been appointed Deputy Chief of Staff and Counselor to the Director by FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III. Gingras had previously served as Director Mueller’s Special Counsel for National Security.
Ryan L. Van Den Elzen has been recognized as a “Leader in Their Field” by Chambers USA. Van Den Elzen specializes in Corporate/M&A at Quarles & Brady.
Patrick Salvi II has been selected as one of 40 trial lawyers in the state of Illinois for membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 organization. Salvi is a partner at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard and concentrates his legal practice on cases concerning personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability.
Shannon Buffum has joined the Harris Beach law firm in the Buffalo office as an associate in the Labor and Employment Law Practice Group. She also serves as the Educational Institutions Industry Team.
Megan E Bryson has been listed on the Connecticut Rising Star list for 2011-2012. Bryan works in the Law Offices of Paul A. Lange and focuses her practice on Litigation, Insurance, and Transactional Work in the area of aviation law.
Stephanie Martin has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Inc. Martin is an associate at Adams and Reese.
David L Guevara has co-designed and edited a book titled Environmental Liability and Insurance Recovery, published in May 2012 by ABA Book Publishing and sponsored by the ABA’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Guevara is a member of Taff Stettinius & Hollister LLP’s Environmental Law and Litigation practice group.
Patrick J. Kilbane has been elected president of the Notre Dame Club of North Florida. Kilbane is a an attorney in the Jacksonville office of GrayRobinson, P.A.
George Ng, a partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. was recently recognized by M&A Advisors with their Top 40 Under 40 Award.