Classes 1980-1989

James Niehaus

James B. Niehaus ‘83 J.D.

The Cleveland firm of Frantz Ward is pleased to announce that James Niehaus '83 J.D. has been named chair of Frantz Ward’s Litigation Practice Group. Niehaus focuses his practice on competition...
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Christopher M. Shaw ‘89 J.D.

Barclay Damon announces that Chris Shaw '89 J.D., partner, has joined Barclay’s rapidly expanding Health Care Controversies Team. He is also a member of the firm’s White Collar & Government...
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Todd A. Leeson ‘89 J.D.

Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that Roanoke partner Todd Leeson '89 J.D. was named to Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s 2021 class of “Leaders in the Law”. Leeson has over 30...

Robert A. LaBerge ‘83 J.D.

Bond Schoeneck & King is proud to announce that Robert LaBerge was included in the 2022 New York Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Employment Law - Management...
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Lawrence M. Cuculic ‘84 J.D.

Larry Cuculic has been named president and CEO of BWH Hotel Group and will take over his new role on December 1, 2021 after the departure of longstanding leader David...
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Frederic X. (Fritz) Shadley ‘78 BS, ‘81 J.D.

Partner Frederic X. (Fritz) Shadley, Group Leader of Ulmer’s Construction Practice Group, has been recognized by The National Law Journal in its 2021 list of Real Estate and Construction Trailblazers,...
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In Memoriam: Diana Lewis ’74, ’82 J.D.

Judge Diana Lewis, a member of the University of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees for 27 years, died Wednesday (Oct. 20) in West Palm Beach, Florida. She was 68. “Diana...

In Memoriam: Dennis C. Cusack, ‘85 J.D.

It is with great sadness that the law school announces the passing of Dennis Cusack of Oak Park, Illinois on July 27, 2021. Cusack, a long-time shareholder of Johnson &...
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John C. McCarron, ‘87 J.D.

John McCarron, a partner at Downey Brand, was named a Top Lawyer by Sacramento Magazine in the areas of Food & Agriculture Law and Nonprofit Organizations.…
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William T. “Chip” Cavanaugh, Jr., ‘84 J.D.

Chip Cavanaugh, a shareholder at Munsch Hardt, a Texas-based mid-sized commercial law firm, was recently featured in the Chambers USA 2021 rankings for his work in Real Estate law.…
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In Memoriam: Edith Meyers Rob '88 J.D.

It is with a heavy heart that the Law School announces the passing of Edith "Edyie" Meyers Rob on July 2, 2021, in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. Rob most recently served as...
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William T. “Chip” Cavanaugh, Jr., ‘84 J.D.

Chip Cavanaugh, a shareholder at Munsch Hardt, a Texas-based mid-size commercial law firm, was recently named to D Magazine’s 2021 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” list in the practice area of...
Walt Brown

Walter F. Brown, ‘85 J.D.

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is pleased to announce that Walter Brown will join the firm as a partner in the Litigation Department. Brown along with three other...
Dave Scheper

David C. Scheper, ‘85 J.D.

David Scheper has joined Winston & Strawn as part of an expansion of the firm’s West Coast presence in Los Angeles. Scheper’s boutique firm, Scheper, Kim & Harris, LLP merged...
Bryan Wilson

E. Bryan Wilson, ‘86 J.D.

On March 1, 2021, Bryan Wilson began serving as the Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska. Wilson, who has served as First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District...
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William T. “Chip” Cavanaugh, Jr., ‘84 J.D.

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. is delighted to announce that partner William “Chip” Cavanaugh has been recognized on the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers® list in the Real Estate practice...

Timothy J. Abeska, ‘82 J.D.

The Indiana Bar Foundation is pleased to announce that Timothy Abeska, board member and retired attorney of Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, has created the Timothy J. Abeska Endowed Civic Education...
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In Memoriam: Michael K. Kelley, ‘84 J.D.

It is with sadness that the law school announces the passing of Michael “Mike” Kelley on October 11, 2020 in Portland, Oregon after a heroic 22-month battle with advanced cancer....
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Robert A. LaBerge, ‘83 J.D.

Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that Robert LaBerge has been named the 2021 Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” for Labor Law – Management in...
Joseph Shannon

Joseph Shannon ’88 J.D.

Joseph Shannon is the founding partner of Shannon Law Group, P.C., a personal injury trial practice in Chicago that has been dedicated to fighting for people injured by the negligence...
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Michael N. Chesney ’92 J.D.

Frantz Ward is proud to announce that Labor and Employment partner Michael Chesney ’92 J.D. has been elected to the Board of Directors of InMotion for a three-year term. InMotion...
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Frederic X. (Fritz) Shadley, ’78 BS, ’81 J.D.

Ulmer & Berne LLP proudly announces that partner Fritz Shadley has been honored by Benchmark Litigation in the area of Business & Commercial Litigation, Construction, and Product Liability. Shadley is...
Tim Borchers

Timothy K. Borchers, ’87 J.D.

Tim Borchers is the recipient of the 2019 Career Service Award from the Notre Dame Club of New York City.  Borchers is an account executive with HighQ, a Thomson Reuters...
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Robert A. LaBerge, ’83 J.D.

Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that Robert LaBerge was selected for inclusion in the 2019 Upstate New York Super Lawyers in the area of Employment & Labor.…...
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Peter C. Lutz, ’86 J.D.

Hodgson Russ is pleased to announce that Peter Lutz has joined the firm as a Partner in the Real Estate and Finance Practice in its Rochester office. Lutz provides advice...
John Farnan

John G. Farnan, ‘87 J.D.

Weston Hurd LLP is pleased to share that John Farnan has been named Best Lawyers® 2020 Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Cleveland. In addition Farnan was named to...
James Niehaus

James B. Niehaus, ’80 BA, ’83 J.D.

Franz Ward is pleased to share that Litigation Partner James Niehaus has been named “Lawyer of the Year” in Cleveland in the area of Litigation – Intellectual Property in the...
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Dennis M. Barnes, ’86 J.D.

Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, PLLC is pleased to announce that partner, Dennis Barnes, has become the 85th president of the State Bar of Michigan. Barnes concentrates his practice on...