Classes 1980-1989

John C. McCarron, ’87 J.D.

p(image-right). !/assets/243662/mccarron1.jpg(Mccarron1)! 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...

Thomas S. O’Neill, ’89 J.D.

p(image-right). !/assets/233776/thomas_oneill_sm.jpg(Thomas Oneill Sm)! 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...

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.

p(image-right). !/assets/217748/fullsize/clark_s1.jpg(Clark S1)! 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...

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.

p(image-right). !/assets/208000/fullsize/murphyl2.jpg(Murphyl2)! 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...

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.

p(image-right). !/assets/200872/patrick_pedro1.jpg(Patrick Pedro1)! 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...

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.

p(image-right). !/assets/200606/cristina_portela_solomon_1_.jpg(Cristina Portela Solomon 1)! 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...

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.

p(image-right). !/assets/191191/toutant_linda_2.jpg(toutant_linda_2)! 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...

Mary Beth Uetz Kelly, ’87 J.D.

p(image-right). !/assets/187326/fullsize/marybeth_kelly1.jpg(marybeth_kelly1)! 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...

Brian E. O’Donnell, ’89 J.D.

p(image-right). !/assets/183569/75x/o_donnell_brian_headshot.jpg(o_donnell_brian_headshot)! Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is pleased to announce that partner Brian O’Donnell, co-chair of the Firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance Group, has been...

Tom Ajamie, ’85 J.D.

p(image-right). !/assets/183576/75x/ajamie_bio_3.jpg(ajamie_bio_3)! Tom Ajamie, founder of Ajamie LLP, was recently included in the National Law Journal list of the Top 50 Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers. Ajamie continues to focus his...

Frederic X. (Fritz) Shadley, ’78 EG, ’81 J.D.

p(image-right). !/assets/71259/75x/shadley_portrait_web.jpg(shadley_portrait_web)! Ulmer & Berne is pleased to announce that partner, Fritz Shadley, has been recognized in the 2016 _Benchmark Litigation_ as one of the “State Litigation Stars” in the...

Dennis M. Barnes, ’86 J.D.

Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker is pleased to announce that Dennis M. Barnes has been elected as the next Treasurer of the State Bar of Michigan. The State Bar’s election...

Nancy J. Gargula, ’81 J.D.

p(image-right). !/assets/171691/100x/nancy_gargula_photo_3_.jpg(nancy_gargula_photo_3_)! Nancy Gargula will receive the _2015 Woman for All Seasons Award from the St. Thomas More Society of Indianapolis_ at the annual Red Mass Dinner on October 5,...

Kim L. Kirn, ’85 J.D.

p(image-right). !/assets/170847/75x/kirn_kim_black_shirt.jpg(kirn kim)! Kim Kirn has been elected to the National Board of Directors of the ASSOCIATION ATTORNEY MEDIATORS (AAM) based in Dallas, Texas. AAM is a nonprofit trade association...

Ana C. Ubensmith, ’84 J.D.

Ana Ubensmith of San Diego has been appointed to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities.

John G. Mauel, ’86 J.D.

p(image-right). !/assets/169561/75x/mauel.jpg(mauel)! John Mauel has joined Norton Rose Fulbright as a partner in its Houston office. Prior to this position, Mauel practiced for eight years at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman...

In Memoriam: Michael J. Curley, ’80 J.D.

It is with great sadness that the Law School announces the passing of Michael Curley in Phoenix, Arizona. Michael started his law career at Jennings, Strouss and Salmon and after...

Brian Belt, ’81 J.D.

p(image-right). !/assets/168250/100x/belt_brian.jpg(belt_brian)! Brian Belt has been hired as a shareholder at Gunster, in its Miami office. Belt joins the firm’s real estate, corporate and construction practices. Belt has been named...