Steven L. Owen has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2012. Owen is recognized in three practice areas: banking law, financial services regulation, and real estate law. Owen is a shareholder at Foster Swift Collins & Smith P.C.
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Ashley A. Federer has joined Duane Morris LLP as an associate in the Trial Practice Group.
Lance A. Lawson has joined the firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. Lance concentrates his practice on intellectual property, with a focus on patent infringement.
Timothy J Howard of Howard& Howard Attorneys PLLC has been named to Super Lawyers Business Edition 2011. This inaugural issue features attorneys who are outstanding in the area of business practice.
Patrick S. Scott from GrayRobinson, P.A. has been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2012 list of outstanding attorneys. Patrick specializes in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency Reorganization Law.
Tomas F. Gamba, a partner at Gamba & Lambana, P.A., was recently selected for inclusion in the 2012 Best Lawyers in America in the specialty field of medical malpractice law. Thomas was also elected to serve as 2011-2012 President of FLABOTA, representing the eleven Florida chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
President Obama has nominated Judge David Campos Guaderrama to serve on the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.
Veronica de Zayas has joined the firm of Carlton Fields as an associate in its Miami, Florida office. Zayas practices in the firm’s Insurance practice group.
Lt. Cmdr. Robert L. Miller, Sr., has been named recipient of the 2011 Rev. William Corby, C.S.C., Award for his distinguished military service. Lt. Cmdr. Miller is a former Superior Court Judge and a Naval officer in World War II. He received the Purple Heart for wounds received in the battle of Okinawa. After earning his law degree at Notre Dame, Miller remained involved in veterans’ issues during a career as a lawyer and judge. He founded “Miller’s Vets” in 2009 to assist impoverished veterans, giving them housing, military uniforms, “boot camp” refreshers, and chances to participate in parades and community events.
Jennifer Romanczuk has accepted a position at Remy Cointreau USA in New York City. Jennifer is working as an Associate General Counsel.
Rabeh M.A. Soofi has joined Crone Hawxhurst, as a associate. The Los Angeles-based firm focuses on business litigation.
Christopher Schraff has been elected as a fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL). Christopher is a partner at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP – Environmental Law Practice Group.
Recovery Resources has named Raymond J. Marvar as the recipient of this year’s Recovery Resources’ Community Challenge Exemplar Award. The Exemplar Award recognizes community members’ service to the mission of drug and alcohol prevention services in high school. Mr. Marvar is Counsel at Tucker Ellis & West LLP and serves as General Counsel for Premier Physicians Center.
Chambers USA has named Katheryne L. Zelenock, ’91 J.D., as a “Leader in their Field.” Katheryne was recognized for her experience handling large-scale commercial mortgage loans, as well as the restructuring and workout of financial arrangements. Katheryne is a member of Dickinson Wright PLLC.
Robert M. Greene, J.D. ’69, has received the Root/Stimson Award in recognition of his extensive community service to Buffalo, New York and Haiti. Robert is a partner at Philips Lytle LLP.
Bernard M. Jones II, J.D. ’04, has been appointed as a member of the Board on Legislative Compensation for the State of Oklahoma. Bernard is currently Associate Dean for Admissions and External Affairs at Oklahoma City University School of Law.
Robert C. Weaver, an attorney at Garvey Schubert Barer, has been named a 2011 Oregon Super Lawyer. Robert focuses his practice on Criminal Defense: White Collar.
Andrew Murphy has joined the law firm of Maslon Delman Borman & Brand, LLP. Murphy focuses his practice in the areas of general commercial and employment litigation. He has also served as an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, teaching fundamental litigation skills.
Patrick Kilbane, an attorney in GrayRobinson’s Jacksonville office, was recently recognized as Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. This distinction honors attorneys in the state of Florida who have been voted by their peers as being the state’s legal readers.
Patrick was also recently selected as one of the Jacksonville Business Journal’s 40 Under 50. Kilbane, who focuses his practice on family and matrimonial law, was recognized for making a difference in the community as well as within his respective business.
Michael J. Whitton was named one of the nation’s top 10 golf industry attorneys by Golf Inc. magazine in its June 2011 issue. Whitton serves as managing partner of the San Diego office of Troutman Sanders LLP.
Dean A. Calland, a lawyer at Pittsburgh, PA law firm Babst Calland, has been named by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top lawyers in Pennsylvania for 2011. Mr. Calland was named in the environmental section.
Frank Julian was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees of the College of Mount St. Joseph. Frank currently serves as VP and Tax Counsel for Macy’s Inc.…
Cordell Carter, J.D. ‘07, is currently Director of Public Policy at Business Roundtable. Cordell is responsible for Education, Innovation and Workforce initiatives.
John F. Crowley will return full-time as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Amicus Therapeutics following his completion of temporary active duty with the University States Navy Reserve. Mr. Crowley previously let the Company as President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2005 through February 2010, and as Chairman and CEO until April 2011.
The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey presented the Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Award to Thomas R. Curtin at its annual dinner June 21. The award is given to an outstanding lawyer whose contributions to the law are recognized by the Association as deserving of special and unique recognition as befits the name of Justice Brennan, in whose name the award is given.
Charles P. Reed is currently serving as President of the New Haven County Bar Association, a 1300 member voluntary local bar association in Connecticut. Charles is also the managing partner of Loughlin FitzGerald P.C.…
Mary Ellen Schill, has been reelected for a three year term on the board of directors of Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C.…
Christopher Schraff, J.D. ’72, has been ranked among the top attorneys in Ohio in the field of Natural Resources and Environment. Christopher is an attorney at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.…
Michael Hays and wife, Jenni, announce the arrival of their son, Tobin Li. Toby was born July 27, 2009 in Yunnan Province, China and came home to Elkhart, Indiana in June 2011. Big brothers Seth (age 9) and Eli (age 7) traveled to China with their parents to meet their new brother and accompany him home.
Lindsey Brazys has joined the firm of Sanders Pianowski, LLP, Elkhart, Indiana, concentrating her practice in Business Law, Real Estate, Creditor Rights and Litigation. Lindsey previously interned with a patent firm in Chicago, Illinoi, working on a range of intellectual property legal issues. She also worked as a law clerk for the Hon. Kathleen B. Lang of La Porte County Superior Court #1.