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2013 Alumni Archives

July- December 2013

December 27, 2013 - Ray Meiers '00 was awarded a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toledo this month. This being an addition to his degree in Mechanical Engineering, he now hopes to provide better service to clients in the fields of communication systems, semiconductors, optics, and power systems.

December 18, 2013 - Thompson Hine elects new Cincinnati partner, Staci Jenkins '05.
December 17, 2013 - Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP announces Brain G. Dershaw, Ryan M. Martin and Peter J. O’Shea were selected for inclusion in Ohio Rising Stars 2014

December 17, 2013 - Bruce Whitman '80 Publishes First Book - The Inner Jury.

December 16, 2013 - Robert B. Casarona '86 has been named a 2014 Ohio Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine.

December 16, 2013 - Eric G. Bruestle '77 has been named a 2014 Ohio Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine.

December 5, 2013 - Judge Robert Ruehlman Selected Judge of the Year by the Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association.

December 3, 2013 - Robert Reid '93 gets hired as the new director of Human Resources at Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

December 2, 2013 - Raul Rosado is now Chief Legal Counsel at Formica Corporation and Katherine Barrett is now Associate at Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease LLP.

November 19, 2013 - Paul Heldman '61 to retire from Kroger as the company's general counsel, senior vice president and executive vice president.

November 6, 2013 - Ross Evans '86 elected President of IACP.

November 5, 2013 - Attorney Gaynor St. John ’87 inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial lawyers.

November 4, 2013 - Taft welcomes new associate Lourdes E. Perrino

October 31, 2013 - Thomas Kemp is now Attorney at Dinsmore & Shohl 

October 25, 2013 - Faegre Baker Daniels hires new associate Kevin Tamm '13

October 25, 2013 - Vorys welcomes new associates Katherine Berett '13 and Megan Westenberg '13. 

October 25, 2013 - Jackson Kelly welcomes new associates Nicklaus Presley '13.

October 23, 2013 - Peggy Gruenke Joins Curo Legal as Director of Practice Operations.

October 8, 2013 - Kasich announces UC grad, Jennifer Muench-McElfresh '97, as new Butler County judge

October 7, 2013 - Caroyln A. Taggart '78 named to the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees.

October 7, 2013 - William J. Seitz III Receives Chamber Institute for Legal Reform State Legislative Achievement Award

October 2, 2013 - Cincinnati Lawyer Jonathan C. Bennie '07 Selected to Receive the Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 & Under

October 1, 2013 - Michael Cappell, '05 gets elected as one of four new partners at KMK.

September 25, 2013 - Lyndsey Barnett ’04, partner, Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP, was named to the Cincinnati Business Courier’s “Forty Under 40” List.

September 18, 2013 - Sara Straight Wolf '76 joins the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting’s board of directors.

September 12, 2013 - Michael L. Scheier '91 To Be Inducted as Fellow to Litigation Counsel of America.

September 10, 2013 - Taft Welcomes Antonia Mitroussia to the Cincinnati Office

September 1, 2013 - Douglas Riddell '05 listed as Rising Star of 2014 by Ohio Superlawyers

August 30, 2013 - Richard A. Gilbert '73 is Recertified in Business Litigation by The Florida Bar.

July 19, 2013- Ms. Ramona P. DeSalvo ’81 and her new partner, Mr. L. Kevin Levine form DeSalvo & Levine PLLC.

July 15, 2013- Springfield lawyer Randall Comer '00 named to State Bar Board of Governors

July 12, 2013- Taft Attorney Michael J. Zavatsky Listed in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers 2013.

January - June 2013

June 26, 2013,Luke E. Anderson '11 is now an attorney at National Fuel Gas Company in Erie, PA

June 21, 2013, Karen Hester '01 named new executive director of Center for Legal Inclusiveness

June 17, 2013, Matt Strzynski Joins Cohen Garelick & Glazier as Partner

June 11, 2013, Greg Anglewicz '03 joined Day Ketterer’s Real Estate Practice Group.

June 4, 2013, Cynthia Bolden '09 is Of Counsel at Dinsmore & Shohl in their Intellectual Property Department.

June 4, 2013, Lori Krafte presented with the Distinguished Service Award

June 4, 2013, Six UC Law Alumni Included in 2013 Chambers USA Guide

May 24, 2013, Kathleen M. Brinkman recognized in Ohio as "Leaders in Their Field"

May 15, 2013, Josh Goode '03 heads UC Blue Ash alumni council

May 14, 2013, Sharon Kennedy ’91 Elected to Ohio’s Supreme Court

May 13, 2013, Barbara Howard ’89 received the Ohio Bar Medal Award

May 13, 2013, Jean Geoppinger McCoy ’90 has been named the 122nd president of the Cincinnati Bar Association

May 9, 2013, Robert Martineau's column in Herald Tribune- Second Amendment rights are not absolute

May 9, 2013, Mary Sullivan '80 Joins Observatory Board

May 7, 2013, Elizabeth Younger '10 is now Attorney at Peck, Shaffer, & Williams

April 29, 2013, Richard A. Wilmer '47, of Sycamore Township, died Monday, April 22, 2013, at the age of 95 at Brookdale Place of Kenwood

April 22, 2013, Chris Barnds '12 has accepted a new position with Copley Roth & Wilson in Overland Park, KS

April 22, 2013, Alex Freitag '12 and Curtis Eilers '12 have both accepted positions with the Law Offices of Arnold S. Levine in Cincinnati

April 17, 2013, Eric Buchakjian '10 is now an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Montgomery County, OH

April 16, 2013, Jon Lieberman '90 Appointed Co-Chair of the ABI Legislation Committee

April 15, 2013, James A. Shriver '82 appointed as Judge of the Clermont County Common Pleas Court, Probate/Juvenile Division

April 10, 2013, Franklin Gerlach ’61 Featured in Portsmouth Daily Times Article

April 10, 2013, Lorene Schaefer '90 quoted in the article "Can Mediation Improve EEOC Conciliation?" to discuss her testimony before the EEOC in Washington, D.C

April 5, 2013, Jesse Jenike-Godshalk '11 works at Dinsmore & Shohl

April 5, 2013, Kate Pongonis Escorts Supreme Court Justice Anthony Breyer During His Visit to South Africa

April 5, 2013, Jen Walters ’07, executive director of Lower Price Hill Community School (LPHCS), is quoted in article about community rebirth and BLOC ministry

April 2, 2013, Daniel G. Dutro named to Board of Directors with Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center

April 1, 2013, Felix Gora '80 certified by Ohio State Bar Association as specialist

March 27, 2013, John Peck '69 to Help Lead National Housing Trade Group

March 21, 2013, Roetzel Appoints Robert B. Casarona '86 as Cleveland Office Partner-in-Charge

March 20, 2013, Lorene Schaefer '90 invited to make recommendations to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

March 11, 2013, Christopher A. Kuhnhein '95 is now Associate at Cors & Bassett LLC

March 8, 2013, Jean M. Blanton '04 received top state recognition

March 7, 2013, Mike Keating ’80 appointed new president and CEO of the Christ Hospital Health Network

March 3, 2013 Robert A. Ratliff '97 as new city law director

February 27, 2013, Edsel Guydon joins Martin & Gitner PLLC

February 22, 2013, Daniel Bennie '73, Mark Newman '89 and Charles Hinegardner '95 Named 2013 Super Lawyers

February 19, 2013, Jim Ward '02 promoted to Vice President - Branding at CBL & Associates Properties, Inc

February 12, 2013, Allison Kendall ‘12 joins Thompson Hine

February 12, 2013, Graydon Head Attorney J. Stephen Smith '95 Elected to Kentucky Bar Association Board of Governors

February 11, 2013, Daniel E. Fisher '86 Rejoins Bingham Greenebaum Doll

February 6, 2013, Rhonda Frey '96 and Kevin M. Tierney '00 Named as New Members to Frost Brown Todd

February 6, 2013, Five Alumni Named to America’s Leading Business Lawyers

February 5, 2013, Felix J. Gora '80, a Partner at Rendigs, Fry, Kiely & Dennis, has been certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in Labor and Employment law.

February 5, 2013, Katie Cassidy Tranter '12 joins DBL Law Firm as Associate

February 4, 2013,Corey Hamilton named partner in Wolfe, Sadler, Breen, Morasch & Colby, LLC (Wolfe SBMC)

February 1, 2013, Anne B. Pellot '93 Bolsters Porter Wright's IP Practice

February 1, 2013, Bloomberg/BNA has published False Claims Act: Whistleblower Litigation, Sixth Edition by James B. Helmer, Jr. '75

January 28, 2013, Steven Loewengart '87 to serve as managing partner of Fisher & Phillips firm’s 28th office

January 28, 2013, William G. Deas '72 named to the 2013 Ohio Super Lawyer list

January 22, 2013, Ralph W. Kohnen '86 is listed as Leading Lawyers by Cincy magazine. Hundreds of members of the Tristate legal community nominate colleagues for this honor, and a jury of peers makes the final selections.

January 18, 2013, Nicole Hanna '12 Joins Dinsmore’s Cincinnati Office

January 16, 2013, Jennifer D. Johnson '11 Joins Keating Muething & Klekamp’s Labor & Employment Group

January 16, 2013, Hon. Robert P. Ringland '70 Hears Supreme Court Case

January 16, 2013, David Fowler ‘83 was the featured speaker at the Rally for Life event sponsored by the Putnam County Right to Life organization on January 18, 2013

January 16, 2013, Alumni Steven Goodin announced Partner at Graydon Head

January 16, 2013, Alumni Lyndsey Barnett announced Partner at Graydon Head

January 16, 2013, Lane G. Campbell '99 was recently promoted to lead a new office within Northwestern University's Office for Research as the Director of the Office for Export Controls Compliance.

January 16, 2013, Whitney C. Gibson named Partner in Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease

January 16, 2013, Peggy Sullivan '04 appointed in Frost Brown Todd, Cincinnati Office

January 15, 2012,Alumni Reuel Ash Named Ohip Super Lawyer

January 15, 2013, Alumni Donald Mooney Named Ohip Super Lawyer

January 15, 2013, Alumni Steven Goodin and Lyndsey Barnett are now Partners at Graydon Head

January 3, 2013, Rachael J. Rodman '01 joins Dinsmore

January 2, 2013, Bill Weber ’61 Recognized by Michigan State Bar

January 2, 2013, James R. Cummins and Phyllis E. Brown announce the formation of Cummins & Brown