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Spring Alumni Luncheon 2010

The University of Cincinnati Law Alumni Association
cordially invites you and your guests to the Alumni Luncheon.

Friday, June 11, 2010 at 12:00 p.m.
Continental Room
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

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Norm Barron '60 (postumously)

Norm BarronNorman Barron graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1960. While in law school, he served as a member of the Law Review and garnered several other academic distinctions. After graduation, he spent two years on the faculty of the Indiana University School of Law. He returned to Cincinnati in 1962 and practiced law here until his death. He had served as the managing partner of Barron Peck Bennie & Schlemmer for more than 25 years.

During his 50 years of practice, Norm developed expertise in a number of areas including real estate, probate and administrative law serving as the general counsel for the Greater Cincinnati Automobile Dealer’s Association and becoming widely respected as one of the leading attorneys in representing the interests of automobile dealers. In 1970, he helped found the George C. Katsanis Memorial Scholarship and served as a Trustee for that scholarship since its inception. He served as a Trustee of the University of Cincinnati Alumni Association, as well as a Trustee and past President of the University of Cincinnati College of Law Alumni Association.

Norm had also been intimately involved with horse racing having been appointed to the Ohio State Racing Commission in 1983 and spending over 20 years on the Commission. For six of those years, he served as the Chairman of the Commission.

Norm was married to his wife, Judy, for 49 years and counted his three children and four grandsons as his most significant achievement. Norm passed away on June 5, 2010.

Cris Collinsworth '91

Cris CollinsworthA sports legend on and off the field, Cris Collinsworth ‘91 is a native of the tri-state. He attended college at the University of Florida, where he was ranked as an All-American and Academic All-American. Drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1981, he enjoyed one of the most memorable receiving careers in history during his years with the Bengals, playing in two Super Bowl and three Pro Bowl games. Career highlights include playing 107 games; catching 417 passes for 6,698 yards; making 36 touchdowns.

When Cris retired from the NFL in 1989, he moved into the broadcasting arena, beginning his career as a sports radio talk show host on Cincinnati station WLW. He later became a reporter and studio cast member for HBO’s Inside the NFL. In 1990, he became a game analyst for NBC Sports’ NFL coverage before taking a year off to complete his law degree. Cris moved to the Fox NFL Sunday pre-game show in 1998 and became a member of the network’s lead game broadcasting crew in 2002. In 2009 he replaced sports icon John Madden as analyst for NBC’s National Football League broadcasts.

Widely respected as a football broadcaster, Cris has won 11 Emmy Awards and is the most honored studio analyst in sports television. He has also created various foundations over the years, including the Cris Collinsworth Foundation, which helped build the Sid Martin Bridge House for substance dependent persons, and raised money for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. It has now merged with ProScan Imaging, helping to fund the Pink Ribbon Center in Over-the-Rhine, providing mammograms to low-income women.

William P. Morelli '78

Bill MorelliBill Morelli received his BA in Political Science in 1974 from the University of Cincinnati, and JD in 1978 from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Following graduation from law school, he went to work for Midland Enterprises Inc., a large inland marine transportation company. He held several positions with Midland before becoming Associate General Counsel and Director of Governmental Affairs.

In 1991, Bill joined Nashville-based Ingram Barge Company, a subsidiary of Ingram Industries Inc., as General Counsel and Secretary and a member of the Board, and he became Vice President and General Counsel of Ingram Barge Company in 1994. In 1996 Bill was appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Ingram Industries. In 2003, he was named Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.

Bill received the Commander’s Award for Public Service from the Department of the Army. He also served on the board of DINAMO, and for ten years as Chairman of the Legislative Committee of The American Waterways Operators. He is past President of the Tennessee Historical Society, and he serves on the Society’s Board of Directors. He also has served on the advisory panel of Athena PowerLink, a peer and mentoring program for women-owned businesses.

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