Classes 1980-1989

Maureen Hurley, ’81 J.D.

Maureen Hurley, retired Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Rich Products has been chosen to serve on Catholic Health’s Board of Directors in Buffalo, New York.

Robert N. Allen, ’81 J.D.

Robert Allen, the senior partner at Robert Allen Law in Miami, recently gave a presentation at the International Yacht Brokers Association’s East Coast Yacht Sales Summit in Fort Lauderdale. It...

Matthew T. Miklave, ’84 J.D.

Robinson+Cole partner, Matthew Miklave, has been chosen among the 2018 “100 Most Powerful Corporate Employment Lawyers” as recognized by LawDragon in partnership with Human Resource Executive magazine. Micklave is a...

Paul F. Blewett, ’89 J.D.

Paul Blewett was appointed President of Life Legal Defense Foundation in Napa, California. Prior to joining Life Legal, Blewett served as West Regional Director of Legatus, an organization of top...

Ralph P. Higgins, Jr., ’77 B.A., ’80 J.D.

Frantz Ward is delighted to announce that partner Ralph Higgins has been chosen for the 2018 International Advisory Experts Awards as Estate Planning Lawyer of the Year in Ohio. The...

Terrence R. Brady, ’85 J.D.

Terrence Brady has been elected President of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL), the Not-For-Profit operations of UL in Northbrook, Illinois. Brady previously served as UL’s Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial and...

Jeffrey D. Linton, ’88 J.D.

Jeffrey Linton has been appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Quality Systems, Inc., known as NextGen Healthcare. Linton brings extensive healthcare experience and will oversee all legal-related...

John “Jack” C. Sawyer, ’81 J.D.

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Jack Sawyer as an Atlanta-based partner in the firm’s Tax Practice Group. Sawyer counsels clients in the areas of...

Deborah Zonies, ’86 J.D.

Verus LLC announces that Deborah Zonies has joined the company at their Princeton, NJ, headquarters as Vice President of Mass Tort Services and General Counsel. Zonies will focus on providing...

Lorelie S. Masters, ’81 J.D.

Lorelie Masters has joined Hunton & Williams LLP in Washington, D.C. as a partner in the Insurance Recovery Group.

Ann Andrews, ’89 J.D.

Ogletree Deakins is pleased to announce that Ann Andrews has joined the firm as a shareholder in the firm’s Phoenix office. Andrews has an extensive background in ERISA litigation, as...

James F. Slattery, Jr., ’81 B.B.A, ’84 J.D.

James Slattery delivered the keynote address at the 2017 General Counsel Summit in Sydney, Australia this past May. The topic was “International Piracy of Online Video Content in the Digital...

John C. McCarron, ’87 J.D.

Downey Brand LLP is pleased to announce that attorney John McCarron has been named a 2017 Top Lawyer by Sacramento Magazine. The list of Top Lawyers was compiled from votes...

Thomas S. O’Neill, ’89 J.D.

Thomas S. O’Neill has been promoted to senior vice president and general counsel of Exelon. O’Neill was formerly senior vice president, Energy and Regulatory Policy and general counsel at Exelon...

Todd A. Leeson, ’89 J.D.

Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that attorney Todd Leeson has been named to Virginia Business magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite list in the area of Labor and Employment Law.

Todd A. Leeson, ‘89 J.D.

Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that partner Todd Leeson in Roanoke, Virginia has been named in the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Leeson was selected for...

Stephen R. Clark, ’88 J.D.

Stephen Clark, managing partner of RUNNYMEDE law group in St. Louis, Missouri, has been recognized as a SuperLawyer for the ninth time and eighth consecutive year. Clark is recognized in...

Mark Spitler, ’82 J.D.

Mark Spitler, a partner at Gibson, McAskill and Crosby, LLP, has been selected as the 2017 Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year, for Professional Malpractice-Defendants in Buffalo, New York.

Lauretta K. Murphy, ’88 J.D.

Lauretta Murphy, Chair of the Estate Planning Group, at the firm of Miller Johnson in Grand Rapids, Michigan was recognized in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide. Murphy works with...

In Memoriam: John George Coutilish, '87 J.D.

It is with great sadness that the Law School announces the sudden passing of John Coutilish on July 20, 2016 in Rochester Hills, Michigan. John maintained a private law practice...

In Memoriam: Patrick Joseph Pedro, ’84 J.D.

It is with a heavy heart that the Law School announces the passing of Patrick Pedro on May 28th, 2016 after a courageous and faith-filled battle against ALS. Patrick began...

Kim L. Kirn, ’85 J.D.

Kim Kirn has been elected Chair of the Labor & Employment section of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) for 2016-2017. Ms. Kirn currently serves on the mediator...

Cristina Portela Solomon, '84 J.D.

Cristina Portela Solomon is the 2016-2017 president of the Houston Association of Women Attorneys. AWA is the only organization in the Houston area that focuses exclusively on the advancement of...

Dennis M. Barnes, '86 J.D.

Dennis Barnes, a partner with Barris, Sott, Denn & Drinker, in Detroit has been selected as a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. The Litigation Counsel of America is...

Wayne Malecha, ’86 J.D.

Wayne Malecha, a partner at Jackson Walker, has been recognized as one of the 500 most influential business leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth by D CEO Magazine in its inaugural edition...

Judy Bernardino, ’89 J.D.

Judy Bernardino has won the prestigious UCLA Extension Writer’s Program Feature Film and Television Writing Competition in her category of Television Spec teleplay. Bernardino’s scrip for the HBO series VEEP,...

Linda M. Toutant, ’88 J.D.

Linda Toutant has joined the firm of Klinedinst PC as a senior counsel in Los Angeles, California. Toutant is a business litigator with more than twenty years of experience. While...

Mary Beth Uetz Kelly, ’87 J.D.

Justice Mary Beth Kelly has retired from the Michigan Supreme Court and joined Bodman PLC in Detroit. Kelly will serve as a partner and vice chair of the firm’s litigation...