Patrick J. Kilbane, an associate at GrayRobinson, was recently included on the 2011 list of “Florida Rising Stars.” The list honors attorneys under the age of 40 who have been practicing law for less than 10 years.
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Julia Meister, a board member for the Cincinnati Area Senior Services, was recently elected President of the organization. CASS delivers essential services to Cincinnati seniors, providing Meals-on-Wheels, transportation, and guardianship programs.
Arthur A. Vogel, Jr., J.D. ’79, was recently selected for inclusion in the 2011 Chambers USA. Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America.
Diane M. Haller, J.D. ’86, was recently selected for inclusion in the 2011 Chambers USA. Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America.
Edward F. Kelly has been appointed an Assistant Chief Immigration Judge, after serving as Senior Counsel and Chief of Staff in the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review.
Gilbert Perez, an attorney at Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A, has achieved Board Certification in Marital & Family Law by The Florida Bar. Perez concentrates his practice solely in divorce, marital and family law matters.
Bucks County regional law firm Curtin & Heefner LLP recently announced that Ronalyn K. Sisson, a Notre Dame Law alumna and business and litigation lawyer, joined the firm. Sisson focuses her practice on business formation and counseling, commercial law, litigation and employment law. She is a resident in Curtin & Heefner’s Morrisville, Pa. office.
Tim Abeska, a partner in the South Bend office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, was named a Distinguished Barrister by Indiana Lawyer. One of 15 attorneys across the state to receive the honor, Abeska was chosen based on his professional accomplishments, as well as his demonstrated leadership within the legal community.
Sean Seymore has been appointed to the Program in Science, Technology and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Associate Professor in Spring 2012.
MIT established the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor Program in 1995 to enhance and recognize the contributions of outstanding scholars. The program is designed to allow visiting professors to enhance their scholarship through intellectual interactions with MIT…
Eric Jensen, J.D., ’94, currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Fordham University School of Law, has accepted a tenure track position at Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School.
Sean Seymour, J.D. ’06, Ph.D. Chemistry ’01, has been appointed Associate Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University Law School.
Joseph A. Tomain, J.D., ’01, has been hired as a new Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.
Derek Muller, J.D. ’07, currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the Dickensen School of Law at Penn State, has been hired by Pepperdine University School of Law.
The litigation practice group of Denver law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck recently added Kathryn Barrett as an associate.
Before joining the firm, she was an associate at New York law firm Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, where she focused her practice on patent, trademark, unfair competition, labor and employment and business litigation. She has experience in luxury consumer goods, medical devices, children’s toys, biotechnology and travel services.
Randall D. Roybal has been elected as President of the Association of Judicial Disciplinary Counsel, the international association of judicial disciplinary agency directors, counsel, prosecutors, and investigators with members from the United States, Canada and Israel. He is the Executive Director and General Counsel of the New Mexico Judicial Standards Commission.
John W. Ubinger, Jr., a senior vice president with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and 1973 graduate of the Notre Dame Law School, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association for enhancing and furthering the practice of environmental law.
The Honorable Willie G. Lipscomb, J.D. ‘75, of Michigan’s 36th District Court, has been named the Alvin McKenna Alumnus of the Year by the Notre Dame Chapter of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). Judge Lipscomb will receive the award at the 38th Annual BLSA Alumni Weekend celebration dinner, which will be held at the Notre Dame Stadium Press Box on Saturday, April 9 at 6:00 pm.
John M. Dunn has been invited to join the American Board of Trial Advocates after a vote by the current San Joaquin Valley Chapter members and approval by the national organization. The Modesto, Calif., attorney is a partner with the law firm McCormick Barstow. He was the only person to be invited into the San Joaquin Valley Chapter in 2010, and he becomes the 74th member in the Valley.
Brendan Lowrey (JD ’03) has been selected for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars® 2011 by Thomson Reuters. The list will be published in the April 2011 issue of Texas Monthly. Brendan is a Law Associate at Thompson & Knight LLP.
U.S. Department of Justice attorney Conor Dugan, ’03 J.D., recently represented the United States when it participated in oral arguments as amicus curiae in the Ninth Circuit case, Khatib v. County of Orange. The court, sitting en banc to review an earlier Ninth Circuit panel decision, ruled 11-0 in favor of a Muslim woman’s right to bring a lawsuit accusing her Southern California jailers of violating her religious freedom by ordering her to take off her head scarf in a courthouse holding cell.
Thomas P. Dillon (J.D. 1990) has been selected for inclusion in either the 2011 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers.
Andrea J. Fowler (J.D. 2010) has joined Quarles & Brady’s Commercial Litigation Group.
Michael F. Tigue (J.D. 1999) was recognized by the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression for negotiating a settlement with Metro Louisville government on behalf of the Coalition for the Homeless and Wayside Christian Mission, which resulted in new zoning and licensing ordinances for homeless shelters.
Nathan A. Hall (J.D. 2003) has been selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of Ohio Rising Star.