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Ginny Mikita, ’91 JD, ’13 MDiv

Author: Susan Good

Ginny Mikita is the recipient of the Michigan Supreme Court 2012 Lawyer-Guardian Ad Litem of the Year Award. Mikita is involved with the Kent County drug court planning team, the Trauma Awareness Task Force, and trains new attorneys assigned to child abuse and neglect cases.

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Sharon R. Newlon, ’88 JD

Author: Paula Smith

Sharon R. Newlon is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers for 2012. Newlon is a member in Dickinson Wright PLLC’s office in Detroit, Michigan.

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Jeffery V. Stuckey, ’82 JD

Author: Paula Smith

Jeffery V. Stuckey is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Appellate Law. Stuckey is a member in Dickinson Wright PLLC’s office in Lansing, Michigan.

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Robert S. Krause, ’66 JD

Author: Paula Smith

Robert S. Krause is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers for Personal Injury Defense: Products. Krause is a member in Dickinson Wright PLLC’s office in Troy, Michigan.

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Joseph W. DeLave, ’84 BA, ’87 JD

Author: Paula Smith

Joseph W. DeLave is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Construction Litigation. DeLave is a member in Dickinson Wright PLLC’s office in Troy, Michigan.

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Katheryne L. Zelenock, ’91 JD

Author: Paula Smith

Katheryne L. Zelenock is listed in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and Michigan Super Lawyers for 2012. Zelenock is a member in Dickinson Wright PLLC’s office in Troy, Michigan.

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Leslee M. Lewis, ’95 JD

Author: Paula Smith

Leslee M. Lewis is listed in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in American, and Michigan Super Lawyers for 2012. Lewis is a member and practice Department Manager for Real Estate, Environmental and Energy & Sustainability in Dickinson Wright PLLC’s office in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Rachel L. Wolock, ’07 JD

Author: Paula Smith

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.

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LaShel Shaw, ’11 JD

Author: Susan Good

LaShel Shaw has joined Parr Brown in Salt Lake City, Utah as a full-time associate. She is a member of the Litigation practice group.

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Alison Curran Smith, ‘12 JD

Author: Susan Good

Alison Curran Smith has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Birmingham, Alabama as a first-year associate. She is a member of the Litigation practice group.

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James D. Friedman, ’72 JD

Author: Susan Good

James D. Friedman has been selected as a “Lawyer of the Year” in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 and a 2012 Wisconsin Super Lawyer for his work in Banking. Friedman is a partner at Quarles & Brady in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and specializes in Banking and Finance Law.

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Diane Haller, ’86 JD

Author: Susan Good

Diane Haller has been selected as a “Lawyer of the Year” in The Best Lawyers in America 2013. Haller is an attorney at Quarles & Brady in Phoenix, Arizona and specializes Real Estate Law.

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James Mall, ’74 BBA, ’78 MBA, ’78 JD

Author: Susan Good

James Mall was recently selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2013 in the fields of Real Estate Law, Commercial Litigation, and Litigation-Construction. Mall is a partner at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott.

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Arthur A. Vogel, Jr., ‘79 JD

Author: Susan Good

Arthur A. Vogel, Jr. has been selected as a “Lawyer of the Year” in The Best Lawyers in America 2013. Vogel is a partner at Quarles & Brady in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and specializes in Litigation-Environmental.

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Dennis M. Barnes, ’86 JD

Author: Susan Good

Dennis M. Barnes has been named to the 2012 Michigan Super Lawyers list. Barnes in a member of Barris, Scott, Denn & Driker, PLLC and was recognized for excellence in the field of business litigation.

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Steven B. Oyler, ’12 JD

Author: Susan Good

Steven B. Oyler has joined Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C. as an associate in the Employee Benefits practice.

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Conor Dugan, ’03 JD

Author: Susan Good

Conor Dugan has joined Varnum’s Trial and Litigation Practice Group in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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John G. Farnan, ’87 JD

Author: Susan Good

John G. Farnan, a partner in the Ohio-based law firm of Weston Hurd LLP has been named to the 2013 Best Lawyers in America list.

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Dennis M. Barnes, ’86 JD

Author: Susan Good

Dennis M. Barnes was recently selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2013 in the field of Commercial Litigation. Barnes is an attorney at Barris, Scott, Denn & Driker, PLLC.

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Brendan M. Bush, ’11 JD

Author: Susan Good

Brendan M. Bush was recently chosen to join the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 organization. Bush is an associate in the Davenport, Iowa office of Bush, Motto, Creen, Koury & Halligan P.L.C.

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James E. Mackin, ’66 BA, ’69 JD

Author: Susan Good

James E. Mackin has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Syracuse Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year.” Mackin is based in the Syracuse, NY office of Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC.

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Douglas M. Branson, ’65 BA, ’74 JD

Author: Susan Good

Douglas M. Branson has authored Three Tastes of Nuroc Mam: The Brown Water Navy & Visits to Vietnam. Branson is the W. Edward Sell Chair in Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

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Roosevelt Thomas, ’76 JD

Author: Susan Good

Roosevelt Thomas has joined the law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP as senior counsel. Thomas is based in Grand Rapids, MI, and concentrates his practice on white-collar criminal defense and litigation.

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Andrew J. Weissler, ’11 JD

Author: Susan Good

Andrew J. Weissler has joined the Business Litigation group of Husch Blackwell. Weissler is based in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Bernard M. Jones, ’04 JD

Author: Susan Good

Bernard M. Jones has been appointed to a seat on the Oklahoma County, Judicial District 7, Office 9 court.

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Thomas P. Conaghan, ’92 BA, ’95 JD

Author: Susan Good

Thomas P. Conaghan co-authored the 2012 edition of The IPO and Public Company Primer – A Practical ?Guide to Going Public, Raising Capital and Life as a Public Company. Conaghan is a partner at McDermott Will & Emery.

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James D. Friedman, ’72 JD

Author: Susan Good

James D. Friedman will receive the Charles L. Goldberg Distinguished Service Award by the Wisconsin Law Foundation in October 2012. Friedman is a partner in the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady.

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Frederic Shadley, ’78 BA, ’81 JD

Author: Susan Good

Frederic Shadley has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013. Shadley is a Partner in the Cincinnati office of Ulmer & Berne.

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