Class Notes

University of Louisville Law Alumni Magazine

1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s

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1950s

Carl Bensinger, '58, received the Jefferson Award for Outstanding Community Service from the Jefferson Community and Technical College in 2007.

1960s

         
O. Frazier, '60          

 

Owsley Brown Frazier, '60, has been named Community Leader of the Year and was honored at the the Fourteenth Annual Doctors' Ball benefitting Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's Foundation. He is a UofL Board of Trustees officer for 2009-10.

Professor Barbara Lewis, '62, received the KBA President's Special Service Award.

The firm of Fernandez Friedman Haynes and Kohn has relocated its offices to 401 West Main St., Suite 1807, Louisville Kentucky. Robert A. Kohn, ‘63, is one of the firm's members.

Carl A. Henlein, '64, has been recognized as a Senior Statesman by Chambers and Partners® in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA®.

Frank P. Doheny Jr., '65, received the Judge Benjamin F. Shobe Civility & Professionalism Award at the LBA's Annual Bench and Bar Dinner on January 22, 2009. 

Robert C. Ewald, '65, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, was included in the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for Professional Liability: Defense.

Stewart E. Conner, '66, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, was included in the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for Mergers & Acquisitions.

James L. Coorssen, '67, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, was included in the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for Estate Planning & Probate.

J. Vincent Aprile II, '68, of Lynch, Cox, Gilman and Goodman P.S.C., was re-appointed to co-chair the Ethics Advisory Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. His column, "Limiting the Government's Economic Warfare", was selected for inclusion in the September 2010 issue of GPSolo magazine's "Best Articles Published by the ABA".

Jack Ayer, '68, has been honored by UC Davis School of Law with the establishment of the John D. Ayer Bankruptcy Chair. Mr. Ayer is a longtime professor of bankruptcy and commercial law courses at the Law School and a mentor to many of the nation's leading bankruptcy lawyers and judges. 

Dennis M. Clare, '68, and Russell L. (Rusty) O'Brien, '99, announce that the Law Office of Dennis M. Clare has changed its name to the Law Offices of Clare & O'Brien.

Michael A. Owsley, '68, founding partner in English Lucas Priest & Owsley LLP in Bowling Green, was re-elected to the 8th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission. He was elected to the commission at its inception in 1976 and has served continously since that time. He previously served as president of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, and is chair of the board of the Leadership Kentucky Foundation. He joined the board of directors of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce in 2005, and currently serves on the board's executive committee. His practice is focused on education, labor and employment, products liability and business litigation.

D. Patton Pelfrey, '68, of Frost Brown Todd LLC, has been ranked in the 2009 edition of Chambers USA for his labor and employment work. He also has been recognized as a Star by Chambers and Partners® in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA®.

Charles E. Ricketts, Jr., '68, received the 2008 Justice Martin E. Johnstone Special Recognition Award from the Louisville Bar Association.

David. S. Stallard, '68, is the new senior partner at Wood, Herron & Evans, a Cincinnati-based intellectual property law firm. He is registered to practice law before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is listed in the intellectual property section of the Best Lawyers in America.

Ralston W. Steenrod, '68, of Stites & Harbison, was selected as a leader in the field of corporate/mergers and acquisitions for Kentucky in the 2009 Chambers USA guide.

Edwin S. Hopson, '69, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, was included in the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for Employment & Labor and was also recognized as being in the top 50 attorneys. One of 15 of its attorneys who attended University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law is included among Louisville Magazine’s list of “Top Lawyers” for 2014.

Grover C. Potts, Jr., '69, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, was included in the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for Real Estate.

David V. Scott, '69, was awarded the 2008 Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

1970s

J. Ames, '73 M. Cronan, '70 B. Cury, '72 B. Dillon, '75 D. Farnsley, '76 T. Frentz, '76
C. Hagan, '75 K. Hall, '79 J. Higgins, '78 C. Jennings, '75 P. Lyndrup, '79 T. O'Mara, '73
       
M. Robinson, '73 D. Vish, '70        

 

Charles J. (Mike) Cronan IV, '70, moves up from secretary to vice-president of the Louisville Bar Association. Mike was named the #1 attorney on Kentucky Super Lawyers' Top 10 Attorneys list. Mike is a member and former Managing Partner (1994-1997) of Stites & Harbison. He serves as chair of the Health Care Service Group.  His practice focuses on civil litigation, with emphasis on business and complex litigation, health care law and alternative dispute resolution. 

United States District Judge Charles R. Simpson III, '70, has been appointed chair of the federal judiciary's International Judicial Relations Committee. As chair of this committee, Judge Simpson will coordinate the federal judiciary's relationship with foreign judiciaries and the organizations involved in expanding the rule of law and the administration of justice.

Donald Vish, '70, of Middleton Reutlinger, received the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (KACDL) Bill of Rights Enforcer Award for effectively supporting and vigilantly protecting the Bill of Rights for all citizens accused of crime and subjected to prosecution and punishment by the government. He was inducted into the 2008 Gallery of Distinguished Graduates of Bellarmin University. He was recognized as an accomplished photographer, and a published writer.

Bruce P. Cury, '72, was re-elected Chairman of the Hillsborough County Planning Commission. He is the first member to serve five consecutive terms as Chairman in the 50 year history of the Planning Commission, which is the official Land Planning Agency for the four jurisdictions, the cities of Plant City, Tampa, Temple Terrace and Unincorporated Hillsborough County.

Allan M. Dabrow, '72, joined Jackson Lewis LLP as a partner in its Philadelphia office in March 2008. 

Linda Ewald, '72, received the 2011 Judge Benjamin F. Shobe Civility & Professionalism Award at the Louisville Bar Association's Annual Bench & Bar Dinner on January 20.

William L. Hoge III, '72, has been awarded the first John R. "Jack" Keegan Award by the ABA's Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs.

Edwin Frederick Kagin, '72, died unexpectedly at his home in Union, KY, on March 28, 2014  

David R. Monohan, '72, of Dinsmore & Shohl was named to the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers in four areas: bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation and railroad law. 

John W. Ames, ‘73, was recognized in the 2011 edition of The International Who's Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers and was the only attorney from Kentucky listed in the publication. He also has been selected for inclusion in the attorney reference publication, Who’s Who Legal USA. He's a member of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC's Louisville office and President of the American Bankruptcy Institute, has been appointed by Federal District Court Judge David Proctor of the Northern District of Alabama as a Special Master to assist in a lawsuit involving the Jefferson County, Alabama sewer system. Ames is a member of Greenebaum’s Tax and Finance Practice Group, and is Co-Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Workout Team. He was profiled in "To the Rescue" (Business First, December 19, 2008).

Robert L. Hallenberg, '73, of Dinsmore & Shohl was named to the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers in the trusts and estates category.

David A. Lambertus, '73, received the Paul G. Tobin Pro Bono Service Award at the LBA's Annual Bench and Bar Dinner on January 22, 2009. 

Timothy P. O’Mara, '73, of Middleton Reutlinger, was included in the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for Workers’ Compensation.

Carl Platt, 73, has formed a new practice, A. Carl Platt, Attorney at Law, in downtown New Albany, Indiana.

J. Mark Robinson, '73, was elected President of the Board by the River Ridge Development Authority. He is the managing attorney of the New Albany office of Indiana Legal Services, Inc., past president of the Clark County Bar Association, past president of the Clark County Board of Public Defenders, and has served Clark County in the Indiana State Bar Association House of Delegates for the past 12 years. 

James U. Smith III, '73, was chosen Rotary Club of Louisville president for the 2007-2008 term.

George Seay, '73, a partner in Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs' Lexington office, has been named to the Board of Kentuckians for Better Transportation. Seay is a member of the firm's Natural Resources and Environmental Law Service Team.

Edward J. Williams, '73, of Davis & Kuelthau, was presented with the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association's (WSAA) George Tipler Award for his distinguished service in school law to Wisconsin school districts. 

Robert L. Brown, '74, appears on the Corporate Sector list in "Louisville Connectors" (Louisville Magazine, March 2010, page 52). He is a member of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald's Louisville office, has been appointed chair of the Japan/America Society of Kentucky. 

Laura Douglas, '74, is the recipient of the 2010 Justice William E. McAnulty Trailblazer Award. She appears on the Corporate Sector list in "Louisville Connectors" (Louisville Magazine, March 2010, page 52).

Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice Joseph E. Lambert, '74, was been appointed to membership on the Committee on Federal-State Jurisdiction of the Judicial Conference of the United States in 2007. This 44-member committee was established to study proposed changes in federal jurisdiction and to serve as a liaison with the state courts.

Edwin M. Culbertson, '75, has been nominated to fill the vacant Circuit Court judgeship in the 18th Judicial Circuit that was left vacant by Judge Robert W. McGinnis, who resigned to join the Senior Judges Program.

Bradley E. Dillon, '75, of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC, was named Louisville Environmental Lawyer of the Year for 2011 by Best Lawyers

Charles Curtis Hagan, Jr., '75, of Hagan & Mullins, was awarded a Masters of Science in Management degree M.S. (summa cum laude) from New England College Henniker, NH. on May 14, 2011. His  emphasis for his M.S. degree was nonprofit leadership and his capstone thesis was "Curbing the Democracy Deficit: A New Paradigm for Civic Education, Literacy and Participation". His areas of practice include criminal defense, family law and personal injury law. 

Ched Jennings,'75, a workers’ compensation attorney of the Jennings Law Offices, is the first Plaintiff’s attorney from Kentucky elected to The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, a national organization of workers’ compensation attorneys recognized for their accomplishments in the legal practice and community affairs for workers’ compensation.

Former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Martin E. Johnstone, '75, received the KBA's 2007 Justice Thomas B. Spain Award.

Michael R. Law, '75, was named as a New York State "Super Lawyer" in the area of personal injury trial law. He is also listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" and is a member of the American Board of Trial Attorneys. Law has been an attorney with Phillips Lytle for 30 years.

James R. Wagoner, '75, received the Distinguished Service Award at the LBA's Annual Bench and Bar Dinner on January 22, 2009.

Judge Denise G. Clayton, '76, was appointed to the Kentucky Court of Appeals for the 4th appellate district. The appointment was made by then-Governor Ernie Fletcher to fill the vacancy created when Judge Lisabeth Hughes Abramson was appointed to the Kentucky Supreme Court. On May 8, 2008, Judge Clayton was honored with the Louisville Bar Association's Trailblazer Award. The award was developed by the LBA Diversity Task Force to honor those who have made significant strides in promoting diversity in the profession.

Douglass Farnsley, '76, of Stites & Harbison, was named the 2011 Louisville Product Liability Litigator of the Year in The Best Lawyers in America. He was inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers during a cermony in Bodrum, Turkey in November 2009. He is one of only nine Kentucky attorneys to become a Fellow in the organization. He was recently elected by members of the Kentucky Bar Association to a second two-year term on its Board of Governors. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and serves on his firm's General Counsel Committee. He has over 25 years of trial experience and has argued cases before state and federal appeals courts.

Thomas W. Frentz, '76, of Middleton Reutlinger, was included in the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights.

Hon. Stephen M. George, '76, was the 2007 recipient of the first annual Family Court Judge of the Year Award, presented by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Kentucky Chapter.

Johathan Goldberg, '76', of Goldberg Simpson, LLC, is a member of Mayor-elect Greg Fischer's transistion team.

Thomas J. Luber, '76, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, was included in the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for Tax. One of 15 of its attorneys who attended University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law is included among Louisville Magazine’s list of “Top Lawyers” for 2014.

Frank Mascagni, III, '76, was selected for inclusion in the 2009 Kentucky Super Lawyers in the area of criminal defense. He also will be included in the Best Lawyers in America 2010 book in the area of criminal defense: non-white collar.

Richard Northern, '76, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, was included in the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for Business/Corporate.

Glenn A. Price, Jr., '76, has been recognized Band 1 by Chambers and Partners® in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA®.

C. Lawrence Woods, III, '76, has been recognized Band 2 by Chambers and Partners® in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA®.

Carol Butler, '77, appears on the Government Sector list in "Louisville Connectors" (Louisville Magazine, March 2010, page 52). She is the President and COO of Butler Books, which won the gold award in fine art in the 2009 IPPY Awards from the Independent Publisher Book Awards for Julius Friedman: Images and Ideas. She was honored by the Center for Women and Families at the February 2008 21st Anniversary Celebration and Survival. 

D. Larkin Chenault, '77, has been named the Executive Director of the Connecticut Bar Association. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

Michael T. Hymson, '77, has become a member of Seiller Waterman LLC. He concentrates his practice on estate planning, estate administration, taxation, qualified retirement plans and corporate law. 

D. Kevin Ryan, '77, joined Seiller Waterman as of counsel 

Larry L. Saunders, '77, passed away November 21, 2010. He was president of the Kentucky Senate from 1997-2000.

Merrill S. Schell, '77, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2010 edition in the Commercial Litigation category. 

Dennis J. Conniff, '78, has been recognized as a Star by Chambers and Partners® in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA®.

Mark W. Dobbins, '78, received the 2011 Judge Richard A. Revell Family Law Practitioner Award at the Louisville Bar Association's Annual Bench & Bar Dinner on January 20.

James R. Higgins, Jr., '78, of Middleton Reutlinger, was included in the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for Intellectual Property Litigation and was also selected for the Top 10 Kentucky Super Lawyers 2011.

J. David Niehaus, '78, received the Justice Martin E. Johnstone Special Recognition Award at the LBA's Annual Bench and Bar Dinner on January 22, 2009. 

J. Michael Brown, '79, was named secretary of Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's Justice Cabinet.

JoAnn Spinks Coleman, '79, joined Hughes & Coleman law firm in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She is a former judge with 25 years of experience working in the Kentucky court system, she will now oversee the firm's Social Security Disability department and work one-on-one with clients to help them understand their rights and provide guidance throughout the legal process.

G. Kennedy Hall, Jr., '79, of Middleton Reutlinger, was included in the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for Employment Litigation: Defense.

Peggy B. Lyndrup, '79, has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of TerraLex, a global legal network of independent law firms, and has also been re-appointed Co-Vice Chair of Marketing - Americas for TerraLex. Ms. Lyndrup is Chair of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald's Corporate and Commercial Practice Group. 

Judge Steve Mershon, '79, received the Louisville Bar Association's 2008 Judge of the Year Award. 

Henry C.T. "Tip" Richmond III, '79, was named to Greenebaum Doll & McDonald's Management Committee, which is responsible for the firm's strategic planning, operations management, and policy setting in April 2008. Richmond is a member in the firm's Lexington office.

Jack A. Wheat, '79, of Stites & Harbison, coached the winning team at the 2011 Lefkowitz Trademark National in Washington, DC. He was selected as a leader in the field of intellectual property for Kentucky in the 2009 Chambers USA guide.

1980s

Barbara G. Brand Barbara G. Brand Mark Grundy Carl Horneman Margaret Keane Margaret Keane
B. Brand, '81 M. Fenzel, '80 M. Grundy, '88 C. Horneman, '83 M. Keane, '82 D. Kellerman, '86
Gregory E. Mayes Don Miller Mark Oppenheimer John G. Pearce Patrick J. Welsh Barry Willett
G. Mayes, '83 D. Miller, '84 M. Oppenheimer, '89 J. Pearce, '83 P. Welsh, '84 B. Willett, '83

 

Kentucky Appellate Court Judge Lisabeth Hughes Abramson, '80, has been named the recipient of the 2009 Blanche B. Ottenheimer Award. She was selected by Governor Ernie Fletcher to take the place of the late Justice William McAnulty on the state's Supreme Court. Abramson was sworn in on Monday, September 10, 2007. Justice Abramson was elected to the Supreme Court in November 2008.

Donald A. Becher, ‘80, was recently appointed an Administrative Law Judge with the Social Security Administration's Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. 

Bruce K. Dudley, '80, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, was included in the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for Estate Planning & Probate. One of 15 of its attorneys who attended University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law is included among Louisville Magazine’s list of “Top Lawyers” for 2014.

Mark S. Fenzel, '80, of Middleton Reutlinger, was included in the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for Professional Liability: Defense.

Howard Fineman, '80, a Newsweek senior Washington correspondent and MSNBC analyst, recently published The Thirteen American Arguments: Enduring Debates That Define and Inspire Our Country.

G. Alexander Hamilton, '80, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2010 edition in the Employee Benefits Law category. One of 15 of its attorneys who attended University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law is included among Louisville Magazine’s list of “Top Lawyers” for 2014.

Patrick Mattingly, '80, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, was included in the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for Mergers & Acquisitions. One of 15 of its attorneys who attended University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law is included among Louisville Magazine’s list of “Top Lawyers” for 2014.

Scott D. Spiegel, '80, received the 2008 Distinguished Service Award from the Louisville Bar Association.

Jeff Sturges, '80, has been named Director of Sales and New Business Development of Resolute Racing Shells. He brings over 15 years of rowing experience as a coach, athlete, and competitor to Resolute where his primary focus will be on developing new business based out of the Northeast region. 

Colonel Barbara G. Brand, '81, was recently named the Chief Judge for the United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals.

Phyllis E. Florman, '81, president of the Mary Byron Project. Named among the Women of Distinction honorees by the Center for Women and Families. The Mary Byron Project was established in 2000 in memory of the young woman whose murder led to the creation of automated crime victim notification technologies.

Raymond C. Haley, '81, of Dinsmore & Shohl was named to the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers in the labor and employment law category.

James A. Nitsche, '81, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, was included among Louisville Magazine’s list of “Top Lawyers” for 2014. 

Scott Furkin, '82, Executive Director of the Louisville Bar Association, was profiled in "Champion for Lawyers" (Business First, April 11, 2008). 

Frank B. Janoski, '82, was selected one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in the area of Intellectual Property Law. Janoski chairs the intellectual property group for the St. Louis-based law firm Lewis, Rice and Fingersh, LC.

Margaret E. "Maggie" Keane, '82, a member in the Louisville office of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald, will assume the presidency of the Kentucky Bar Association's (KBA) Board of Governors for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2011. She's also President of the Southern Conference of Bar Presidents (SCBP).

Elizabeth U. Mendel, '82 was named to the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers in the legal malpractice law category.

Diana L. Skaggs, '82, was profiled in Louisville Magazine's "Top Lawyers" issue (March 2010, p. 66). She is the principal of Diana L. Skaggs + Associates, which was founded in 1999, and specializes in divorce cases that involve complex finances. 

Cynthia W. Young, '82, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, was included in the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for Business/Corporate. One of 15 of its attorneys included among Louisville Magazine’s list of “Top Lawyers” for 2014.

Jefferey Yussman, '82, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, was included in the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for Estate Planning & Probate. He's treasurer of the Special Needs Alliance, a non-profit collective of many of America's leading disability and public benefits attorneys. Yussman has been re-elected chair of the Wellspring board of directors. One of 15 Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs attorneys included among Louisville Magazine’s list of “Top Lawyers” for 2014.

Tony C. Coleman, '83, has been recognized Band 2 by Chambers and Partners® in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA®.

Carl Horneman, '83, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2010 edition in the Environmental Law category. Mr. Horneman has been selected to participate in the 2010 class of Bingham Fellows. Bingham Fellows are “catalyst for community change” and are able to provide creative leadership solutions to the community’s most pressing problems. The Class of 2010 aims to position Louisville as a “Green Leader.” Mr. Horneman is the Chair of the Louisville Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section.  One of 15 of its attorneys who attended University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law is included among Louisville Magazine’s list of “Top Lawyers” for 2014.

Steven H. Lyverse, ’83, has completed the requisite academic diploma protocol in international law through The College of Law of England & Wales to qualify as a Fellow of the International Bar Association. The Fellowship is to be awarded during the 2009 IBA Conference in Madrid. Steve is currently a Vice-President and General Counsel to Hillerich & Bradsby Co. in Louisville, Ky.

Gregory E. Mayes, '83, of Middleton Reutlinger, 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. 

Robyn L. Meadows, '83, has been named Vice Dean of the Harrisburg Campus of Widener University School of Law. Dean Meadows has been a member of the faculty at Widener since 1991 and previously served as Associate Dean for Student Affairs from 1994-97.

John G. Pearce, '83, of The Fowler Law Firm, was awarded the Silver Beaver from the Boy Scouts of America for his leadership and community service. 

Ruth Ann C. Pence, '83, has joined Dinsmore & Shohl as a member of the Litigation Department.

William Savarino, '83, partner at Cohen Mohr LLP in Washington, D.C., stepped into the role of Chairman of Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) on July 1, 2010. He has served as Vice Chairman and now leads an organization with nearly 110 member firms from nearly 60 countries in over 150 major commercial areas. Savarino focuses his law practice on assisting businesses in selling goods and services to the US government. 

Rosemary Taft-Milby, '83, is the managing partner of the Litigation & Defense Practice Group of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., based at their Cleveland, Ohio office. She was recently elected to serve of the FCIB North American Advisory Council, an association of executives in Finance, Credit and International Business. In 2004, Ms. Taft-Milby was named a YWCA Woman of Professional Excellence and was also named an Ohio Super Lawyer by Cincinnati Magazine from 2004-07.

Judge Barry Willett, '83, was named the chief judge of Jefferson County Circuit Court and the chief regional circuit judge for the Metro Region in January 2010. Judge Willett succeeds Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge James M. Shake as the chief circuit judge and chief regional circuit judge for Jefferson County.

Leo F. Camp, '84, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2010 edition in the Real Estate Law category. One of 15 of its attorneys who attended University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law is included among Louisville Magazine’s list of “Top Lawyers” for 2014.

Sharon J. Handy, '84, member of Seiller Waterman

Don L. Miller, II, '84, was honored in 2009 as Kentucky Super Lawyer®  for the third year in a row. He is the managing partner of Reminger Co., LPA's Louisville office, which opened July 1, 2009.

Mark J. Sandlin, '84, joined Goldberg Simpson as Of Counsel. He is the mayor of the City of Glenview Manor.

Mark C. Travis, ‘84, received his Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law and will serve as an adjunct professor of Employment Dispute Resolution at the Institute.

Patrick J. Welsh, '84, of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC, has been named Co-Chair of the firm's Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Team. 

Kathie McDonald-McClure, '85, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2010 edition in the Health Care Law category. 

Stephen R. Price, Sr., '85, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2010 edition in the Health Care Law category. 

Steven E. Trager, '85, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority for a term ending in 2012. Trager received the 2003 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Southern Ohio and Kentucky region, the law school's 2005 Distinguished Alumni Award, and the President's Award from the Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) at the 2007 YPAL Night of Stars.

David E. Williams, '85, has been appointed vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer for Innospec Inc., an international specialty chemicals company based in Littleton, Colorado.

Joel C. Zwemer, '85, a shareholder in the law firm of Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer's Fort Pierce office, was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County.

David J. Kellerman, '86, of Middleton Reutlinger, was included in the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for Civil Litigation Defense.

David J. McNamara, '86, has been appointed managing partner for the firm Phillips Lytle LLP. McNamara has been an attorney with Phillips Lytle since 1986 and is a member of the firm's Strategic Planning Committee.

Carole D. Christian, '88, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2010 edition. One of 15 of its attorneys who attended University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law is included among Louisville Magazine’s list of “Top Lawyers” for 2014.

J. Mark Grundy, '88, of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC, has been selected for the 2011 Class of Leadership Kentucky. He was named to the 2010 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the Corporate/M&A: Construction - Kentucky category. He also appears in the 2010 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for Construction Litigation and is Secretary of the KBA's Construction and Public Contract Law Section. Grundy was presented with a CLE Award on behalf of the KBA in early 2009.

Shannon Antle Hamilton, '88, of Stites & Harbison, was selected as a leader in the field of labor and employment for Kentucky in the 2009 Chambers USA guide.

Donald J. Kelly, '88, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, was included in the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for Business Litigation. Kelly has been named Partner in Charge of Wyatt’s Louisville office, the firm’s largest office. One of 15 of its attorneys who attended University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law is included among Louisville Magazine’s list of “Top Lawyers” for 2014.

R. Scott Summers, '88, has joined Dinsmore as a partner in the Labor & Employment Department, working in the firm's Louisville office.

John J. VanderToll, '88, of VanderToll Law Office, has been accepted to participate in the 2009 Leadership Academy.

Maria A. Fernandez, ‘89, is a member of the firm of Fernandez Friedman Haynes and Kohn, which relocated its offices to 401 West Main St., Suite 1807, Louisville Kentucky.

Mark H. Oppenheimer, '89, a member in Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC’s Louisville office, was the first attorney in Kentucky to be awarded a Certificate in Family Business Advising by the Family Firm Institute (FFI) at its September conference in New York City. The FFI Certificate Program benefits both family business advisors and their clients by establishing knowledge standards for better serving family-owned enterprises. Mark is a member of Greenebaum’s Estate Planning, Health and Insurance Practice Group, and is the Family Business Team Co-Chair. 

Donna King Perry, '89 of Dinismore & Shohl was named to the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers in two categories: alternative dispute legislation and labor and employment law.

Ron Russell, '89, was profiled in Louisville Magazine's "Top Lawyers" issue (March 2010, p. 79). He heads the Russell Immigration Law Firm in Old Louisville.

1990s


Lori Dorman
Laura H. Havel
Holly Houston
Tori Murden
John F. Salazar
L. Doheny, '92
L. Dorman, '91 L. Havel, '94 H. Houston, '94 T. McClure, '95  J. Salazar, '94
Jonathan Yarbrough
 Brady Dunnigan        
J. Yarbrough, '94  B. Dunningan, '98
       

 

Sara Abner, '90, has been appointed member in Frost Brown Todd's Louisville office. Abner joined Frost Brown Todd in 2000. She has developed a national bankruptcy practice, handling large preference actions in numerous jurisdictions throughout the U.S., including the defense of a number of adversary proceedings in the Enron Case.

Allan Ray Bertram, '90, is the Chief Circuit Court Judge of Taylor County in Campbellsville, KY.

Larry W. Medlock, '90, was elected Circuit Court Judge of Washington County, Indiana in the 2010 general election. Medlock defeated a 30-plus year incumbent and took office in January 2011 for a six-year term.

Kathryn A. Quesenberry, '90, of Dinsmore & Shohl was named to the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers in the labor and employment category.

Tim Shull, '90, is a staff attorney for the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy.

Catharine (Kippy) Young, '90, was named vice president, employment counsel for Kindred Healthcare, Inc. She joined the company in January 2000 and was previously senior director and litigation counsel.

Bob Young, '90, was appointed Chair of the Diversity Committee for the American Bar Association and member of the Member Development Committee for the ABA. He is managing partner of English Lucas Priest & Owsley.

Mark E. Broaddus, '91, has become the first equity partner in Chuhak & Tecson history to rise from the associate level through to the top tier. His practice focuses on probate and guardianship administration and litigation.

Lori Dorman, '91, attorney at Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., was recently appointed to the 12th Circuit Grievance Committee for the Florida Bar. Ms. Dorman was also recently elected as the Vice President of the Manatee County Library Foundation and will serve a two-year term.

Laurel Doheny, '92, a member of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC, has been granted Fellowship in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Doheny has also been as the "Louisville Best Lawyers Family Lawyer of the Year" for 2009 by Best Lawyers®. She is also president of the Louisville Bar Associaiton.

Cynthia Blevins Doll, '92, has joined the Louisville office of Fisher & Phillips LLP as a partner. Doll has 17 years of legal practice and has represented several area corporate clients, including Papa John's International Inc., Rohm and Haas and Yellow Book USA. She previously served as co-chair of the Labor and Service Team at Wyatt Tarrant & Combs.

Stephanie Horne, '92, is a partner at Agency Title, Inc. providing residential real estate closing and title services in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. She is the Chair of the Kentucky Bar Association's Real Property Section. She was previously named the Home Builders Association of Louisville Sales/Marketing Council's Associate Member of the Year and the Mortgage Bankers Association of Louisville's Associate Member of the Year.

Deborah H. Patterson, '92, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, was included among Louisville Magazine's list of "Top Lawyers" for 2014 

Pat Bouldin, '93, was named one of Business First's "Forty Under 40" in 2007. Bouldin works for the Office of the Federal Defender,

Tara Hagerty, ‘93, was appointed as Chief Deputy of Family Court.

Barry A. Hines, '93, of Stites & Harbison, was selected as a leader in the field of real estate for Kentucky in the 2009 Chambers USA guide. He also has been recognized as a Star by Chambers and Partners® in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA®.

Karen L. Keith, '93, has joined Napier Gault, PLC as a member. She will continue to concentrate her practice in the areas of general insurance defense and professional negligence.

Charles Edward Monarch, '93, has joined the firm of Blackburn Domene & Burchett as partner. He practices in the field of hospital and physician defense litigation.

William K. Oldham, '93, has joined the firm Middleton Reutlinger. He joins the firm's health care litigation group.

David A. Tapp, '93, currently serves as the Judge of the 28th Circuit, Division I.

Rebecca L. Didat, '94, has joined the firm of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer. Her litigation practice is focused on healthcare, general liability and civil litigation.

Bart Greenwald, '94, has been appointed to the Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services Board of Trustees.

Laura H. Havel, '94, has re-joined the law firm of Vaughan and Vaughan as a Partner and has opened and manages the Indianapolis office.  Havel was formerly with Vaughan and Vaughan from 1999 to 2005, and thereafter, practiced with Tabbert Hahn Earnest & Weddle, LLP. Ms. Havel is licensed to practice in both Indiana and Kentucky, and is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Tippecanoe County Bar Association, and the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA). Ms. Havel was also appointed as a Kentucky Colonel in 2006 and was recently nominated and accepted as a Fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America. Ms. Havel will continue to practice in the areas of personal injury, business law, and commercial litigation.

Kelly S. Henry, '94, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, was included in the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for Estate Planning & Probate. He's a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Planning, a national association of more than 2,500 lawyers who have made outstanding contributions to the field of trust and estate law.

A. Holland (Holly) Houston, '94, is the Co-Director of GLOW (Greater Louisville Outstanding Women) and a Louisville Connector. She launched her independent contract lawyer-on-call business, Houston L.O.C.A.L. and is serving as counsel for Blessings in a Backpack, Inc. and continues to practice family, criminal and business law in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Julie McPeak, '94, has been named special counsel to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) by the Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA). McPeak is counsel in Burr & Forman's Nashville office.

Julie A. Johnson, '94, of Hibberd Johnson Kang & Cook, has been accepted to participate in the 2009 Leadership Academy.

John F. Salazar, '94, of Middleton Reutlinger, was included in the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for Intellectual Property. He's a member of the firm’s management committee and chairs the Intellectual Property Practice Group. 

Melanie Straw-Boone, '94, of Pregliasco Straw-Boone & Doheny, PLLC, received the 2010 Achievement in Excellence Award from the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County. 

Jonathan Yarbrough, '94, of the Asheville office of Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP, has been named to the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers for Labor and Employment Law. 

Deborah A. Bilitski, '95, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, was included in the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list for Land Use/Zoning. One of 15 of its attorneys who attended University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law is included among Louisville Magazine’s list of “Top Lawyers” for 2014.

Martha Blair Harrison, '95, was elected to Kentucky District Court 49 on November 2, 2010 to a 4 year term beginning on January 3, 2011 and ending in 2015.

Tori Murden McClure, '95, will become Spalding University’s tenth president and will officially begin her presidency on July 1, 2010. She appeared on the Academic Sector list in "Louisville Connectors" (Louisville Magazine, March 2010, page 52). She recently published a memoir, A Pearl in the Storm, about her first and second attempts to row across the Atlantic Ocean. She eventually became the first woman to do so solo.

Kevin Russell Mullins, '95, was elected to Kentucky District Court 47 on November 2, 2010 to a 4 year term beginning on January 3, 2011 and ending in 2015.

David E. Saffer, '95, of Stites & Harbison, was selected as a leader in the field of real estate for Kentucky in the 2009 Chambers USA guide.

Sheila Berman,'96, was named one of Business First's "Forty Under 40" in 2007. Berman is a Louisville-area solo practitioner.

Tim Bratcher, '96, was named partner in Jones Day's Atlanta office and is a member of the banking and finance practice.

Laurie Goetz Kemp, '96, has recently joined Kightlinger & Gray, LLP as a partner of the firm. Ms. Kemp has extensive experience in the areas of employment law and workers compensation matters.

Laura Stoess, '96 , and Ashley Ahrens Flynn, '05, opened their own firm, Stoess & Flynn, PLLC, in November 2008.

Clay Lamb, '97, is currently practicing with the Education Cabinet in Frankfort, Ky. Her practice concentrates on foreclosures, contracts, research and legislation.

Christie A. Moore, '97, has been named chairs of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald's White Collar Crime Team.

Anne Dedman Watkins, '97, an Assistant County Attorney, ran for District Court Judge in the November 4, 2008 election.

Miles S. Apple, '98, has joined Greenebaum Doll & McDonald as Of Counsel in the firm's tax and finance practice group.

Angela Buckler, '98, with the firm of Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP, was named Outstanding Member of the Year by the Woman Lawyers Association of Jefferson Co.

Brady Dunnigan, '98, is a partner in the Lexington office of Dinsmore & Shohl, practicing primarily in the areas of commercial real estate and lending. He regularly counsels clients in connection with lease disputes, evictions, rent collections and enforcement of lien rights. Brady's practice also includes business law/mergers & acquisitions. 

Glenda Edwards, '98, began working for the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy as a trial lawyer and recently obtained the position of Regional Manager for the Central Region of DPA.

Tracy Hirsch, '98, has joined Kruger & Schwartz ans an associate attorney. She has 7 years experience in bankruptcy practice and will continue to focus on representing debtors in Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcies.

Angela D. Lucchese, '98, has joined the Louisville office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.

Sean E. Mumaw, '99, is now member of Seiller Waterman.

The Law Office of Dennis M. Clare has changed its name to the Law Offices of Clare & O'Brien. Russell L. (Rusty) O'Brien, '99, has been named a partner of the firm.

Neva-Marie Polley, '99, of the Legal Aid Society, received the 2010 Member of the Year Award from the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County. 

In April 2008 W. Edward Skees, '99, was named a member of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald. He is a part of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group.

J. Scott Sweeney, ‘99, has been appointed to the Kentucky Bar Association's Ethics Committee. He continues as in house Litigation Counsel for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance.

 

Kenji Tashiro, '99, has been named a member of the firm Greenebaum Doll & McDonald.

Theodore W. Walton, '99, has joined the law firm Seiller Waterman as an associate.


2000s

Kimberly Ballard  Gary Banet Rania Basha Katherine Bell Reva Campbell Ross Cohen
K. Ballard, '04 G. Banet, '06 R. Basha, '03 K. Bell, '08 R. Campbell, '05 R. Cohen, '04
Michelle Browning Coughlin Robert DeWees Andrew Downey Monica Edwards Joshua D. Farley James Francis
M. Coughlin, '09 R. DeWees, '08 A. Downey, '08 M. Edwards, '00 J. Farley, '06 J. Francis, '03
Jennifer Frazier James Herr Stacy A. Hoehle Christopher W. D. Jones Todd B. Logsdon Mark Loyd
J. Frazier, '01 J. Herr, '03 S. Hoehle, '07 C. Jones, '04 T. Logsdon, '00 M. Loyd, '01
Stephen Mattingly Sarah Mikowski Jesse Mudd Nicholas Naiser Caroline Lynch Pieroni Elizabeth Golden Powell
S. Mattingly, '09 S. Mikowski, '09 J. Mudd, '03 N. Naiser, '09 C. Pieroni, '09 E. Powell, '08
Loren Prizant A. Rutherford J. Sorrels Peter Thurman Brian Wells  
L. Prizant, '04 A. Rutherford, '08 J. Sorrels, '07 P. Thurman, '05 B. Wells, '04  

 

George D. Adams, '00, has been elected as a member of the firm Greenebaum Doll & McDonald.

Monica E. Edwards, '00, has been named a partner in the Evansville law firm of Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP (KDDK). Her areas of practice include environmental, intellectual property, and real estate law. 

Michael A. Grim, '00, was named vice-chair of the KBA Taxation Section.

Michael A. Grim, '00, was named a member of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald in April 2008. Grim is a member of the Tax and Finance Practice Group and serves as the Aviation Services Team Chair.

Todd B. Logsdon, 00, was elected to partner in the Louisville office of Fisher & Phillips LLP. He specializes in discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act and Occupational Safety and Health Administration issues. 

Michael W. McClain II, '00, has been named a partner at the firm Wyatt Tarrant & Combs.

Patrick Shane O'Bryan, '00, has been named a partner at the firm Woodward, Hobson & Fulton, now Dinsmore & Shohl. His practice is primarily in litigation with an emphasis on product liability, insurance defense and commercial litigation. He graduated cum laude.

Lt. Jonathan S. Ricketts, '00, has been selected for Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve, Judge Advocate General's Corps.

Gordon C. Rose, '00, has joined Seiller Waterman as an associate.

Holly C. Wallace, '00, of Dinsmore & Shohl, has been accepted to participate in the 2009 Leadership Academy.

James E. Cole, '01,  was selected for the LBA Leadership Academy's Class of 2011. He's a director with Middleton Reutlinger and a registered patent attorney in the firm's intellectual property practice.

Mark S. Franklin, '01, an associate at Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, has co-authored an article with Thomas E. Rutledge of Stoll Keenon Ogden LLC and Stephen Lukinovich of Chilton & Medley, PLC entitled "Organizing A Professional Practice:  An After-Tax Choice-of-Entity Calculus." This article was published as the lead article in the March 2009 issue of the Journal of Taxation.

Jennifer Frazier, '01, State Law Librarian, was a member of a three-person Kentucky team that participated in a national conference about how public libraries can improve online access to legal information at libraries. Hers was one of only fifteen teams selected.

Sheldon Haden, '01, of Stites & Harbison, PLLC, was elected Program Vice-President of the Women Lawyers Associaiton of Jefferson County for 2011.

Mark A. Loyd, '01, has been re-appointed a Chair of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT)/American Bar Association (ABA) Advanced Property Tax Seminar Committee. He will serve as one of five Chairs appointed by IPT for the IPT/ABA Advanced Property Tax Seminar Committee. Mr. Loyd is a member of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald's Tax and Finance Practice Group and is Chair of the State and Local Tax Team. Mr. Loyd has also written a chapter in Aspatore Books' 2011 edition of "Inside the Minds : Strategies for Corporate Tax Planning."

Linda Magruder, '01, has opened the new firm Abney & Magruder PLLC with David H. Abney II.

Amanda G. Main, '01, of the Brown Forman Corporation, has been accepted to participate in the 2009 Leadership Academy. Amanda joins the LBA Executive Committe as secretary.

Phillip A. Martin, '01, was profiled in Louisville Magazine's "Top Lawyers" issue (March 2010, p. 74). He is a member of the firm Fultz Maddox Hovious & Dickens and specializes in business bankruptcies, particularly in the healthcare field.

Robert J. Theuerkauf, '01, has been named a director with Middleton Reutlinger. He is a registered patent attorney in the firm's intellectual property practice group.

Patrick J. Moran, '01, received the 2008 Paul G. Tobin Pro Bono Service Award from the Louisville Bar Association.

CPT Bonnie L. Dunlop, '02, was deployed from the Mannheim Legal Center, Mannheim Germany in late 2007, where she worked as trial counsel to the Headquarters of the 18th Military Police Brigade, Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq, as the Command Judge Advocate.

Shelly Lemons-Alvey, '02, relocated her law practice to Shepherdsville in late 2007.

Peter G. Diakov, '02, was elected partner of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. He concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and general business law with particular focus in the mineral and energy and healthcare industries.

Mark Hahn, '02, joined Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs' Tax, Business and Personal Planning Practice in May 2008. Prior to joining the Firm, Hahn served as Senior Consultant, Transaction Advisory Services with Ernst & Young. He has taught advanced taxation as a lecturer at the University of Louisville.

Rania Basha, '03, has been elected to the partnership at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP. Ms. Basha is a member of the Firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Service Team.  She concentrates her practice in commercial litigation. She was recently invited to participate in NeXt!, the Fund for the Arts’ Leadership Development Program.

Tiffany Bowman, '03, now serves as the Attorney for Wireless Regulatory Operations for Bluegrass Cellular, Inc. in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.  

Heather R. Cash, '03, has joined Thompson Miller & Simpson where she will concentrate her practice in healthcare and employment law. She recently completed a two-year clerkship with Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson.

James M. Francis, '03, of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC, was recently elected to serve as Vice-Chair of the Louisville Bar Association's (LBA) Intellectual Property Section. He is a registered patent attorney with experience in the biomedical, mechanical, and material science/chemical arts.

James Herr, '03,  recently joined ResCare, Inc. as Deputy General Counsel. He's the Secretary/Treasurer for the Kentucky Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and was named a "Future Star" by Benchmark Litigation.

Aimee L. McFerren, '03, was awarded a three year Government Fellowship with the Section of Labor & Employment Law of the American Bar Association.  She will serve as a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee through August 2013.

Jesse A. Mudd, '03, was elected as a member of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald in 2011. He's based in the firm’s Louisville office and is a member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group and participated in the 2009 Leadership Academy.

Finis Price, '03, co-authored the article "Droid vs. iPhone" in the ABA Journal (April 2010).

Wang Tianpeng, '03, has been promoted to a senior associate position with Clifford Chance. Wang works in the Beijing office.

Kimberly K. Ballard, '04, returned to her alma mater as Director of Academic Success after having served as an associate of Stites & Harbison. As a member of that firm's torts and insurance service group, Ms. Ballard represented product manufacturers in mass tort litigation and physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice litigation.

Tara J. Clayton, '04, joins Middleton Reutlinger and will practice in the areas of health care litigation, nursing home negligence and general civil litigation.

Ross D. Cohen, '04, has been elected to serve as Chair for the Kentucky Bar Association's (KBA) Tax Section for the 2010-2011 year.  Mr. Cohen resides in Greenebaum Doll & McDonald's Louisville office and is a member of the Tax and Finance Practice Group.

Ronald J. Harris, Jr., '04, joined King & Co. as a partner. His primary areas of practice include business and tax consulting, litigation support and providing business valuations.

Keri E. Hieneman, '04, joined the firm of Van Antwerp, Monge, Jones, Edwards & McCann in Ashland, Ky. She married David B. Lucas on November 3, 2007.

Christopher W. D. Jones, '04, was elected as a member of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald in 2011. He's based in the firm’s Louisville office and is a member of the Corporate and Commercial Group, and is the Mergers & Acquisitions Team Co-Chair. 

Loren T. Prizant, '04, joined Middleton Reutlinger. He practices primarily in the areas of labor and employment. He participated in the 2009 Leadership Academy.

Krsna I. Tibbs, '04, of the Louisville Metro Public Defender's Office, received the Frank E. Haddad Jr. Young Lawyer Award at the LBA's Annual Bench and Bar Dinner on January 22, 2009. She has been accepted to participate in the 2009 Leadership Academy.

Brian Wells, '04, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Coal Association, the state’s leading coal association.

Matthew A. Williams, '04, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, has been included among Louisville Magazine's list of "Top Lawyers" for 2014

Reva D. Campbell, '05, has joined the firm of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC as an Associate in the firm’s Louisville office in October 2009. She joined the firm as a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. She primarily practices in the area of commercial litigation, including complex business disputes, securities, class action defense, antitrust, and employment matters.  A former organic chemist with experience in both chemical and mechanical research and development, Reva also litigates patent and trademark cases.   

Ashley Ahrens Flynn, '05, and Laura Stoess, '96, opened their own firm, Stoess & Flynn, PLLC, in November 2008. Ms. Flynn was recently nominated President of the 12th Judicial Circuit's Bar Association for Oldham, Henry, and Trimble counties.

Brigid O. Gies, '05, of the Jefferson County Attorney's Office, was elected President of Programs for the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County for 2010.

Steve Gossman, '05, has joined the Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs' Health Care Practice. Prior to joining the firm, Gossman worked in the Office of the General Counsel of Saint Louis University School of Law and practiced law in Evansville, Indiana.

Sarah Osborn Hill, '05, of Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, has been accepted to participate in the 2009 Leadership Academy.

Sara Sahni, '05, has been an Assistant Attorney General for the Georgia Attorney General's Office since relocating to Atlanta, Georgia in 2007. Sara is licensed to practice in both Kentucky and Georgia. She has been a Senior Associate at FordHarrison, LLP, a national labor and employment defense firm since 2012.

Peter L. Thurman, Jr., '05, an associate with Greenebaum Doll & McDonald, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for The Heuser Hearing Institute and Heuser Hearing & Language Academy and serves on the Development Committee for these organizations. He was selected as one of Business First’s  “2011 People to Watch” in the health care business in Greater Louisville. He is a member of the firm's Health, Health Insurance and Life Sciences Team and Employee Benefits Team and was recently appointed to the Development Committee for The Heuser Hearing Institute.  

Gary Banet, '06, an attorney in Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP's Tax, Business and Personal Planning Service Team, graduated in the 2011 class of Leadership Southern Indiana and has been invited to join the board of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana. Mr. Banet practices in both the New Albany and Louisville offices of the Firm. He's also president of the Floyd County Humane Society and serves on the Board of Directors for the Floyd County Youth Services Bureau.  

Stephanie L. Caldwell, '06, has joined O'Bryan, Brown & Toner, PLLC's Louisville office. Her primary area of practice will be insurance defense litigation with special emphasis on medical malpractice, defense, product liability, negligence, and tort claims. She also participated in the 2009 Leadership Academy.

Nicole Tyler Cook, '06, of Hibberd Johnson Kang & Cook, PLLC, was elected President of the Women Lawyers Associaiton of Jefferson County for 2011.

Joshua D. Farley, '06, appeared before the Supreme Court of the United States on January 12, 2011 representing the petitioner in Kentucky v. King.

Lauren L. Knopf, '06, has been accepted to participate in the 2009 Leadership Academy.

Ethan Manning, '06 has been named associate at the firm Meinhart Smith & Manning, PLLC.

Jeremy J. Nelson, '06, has joined the Louisville law firm of Sampson & Slechter. His practice will focus in the areas of workers' compensation and on plaintiff's personal injury with particular emphasis in the area of nursing home neglect. He graduated cum laude

Bryan R. Armstrong, '07, was recently hired as an Assistant County Attorney for Jefferson County's Juvenile Justice Division. Bryan R. Armstrong, Attorney at Law, PLLC is still open for civil business. He is licensed to practice in both Kentucky and Connecticut.

Thomas E. Banks II, '07, an associate of Louis I. Waterman, has been elected to the position of Editor of Domestic Relations for The Advocate. He also joined the LBA Pro Bono Consortium and was chosen as an associate of the Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court.

Liz Darling Edmondson, '07, was elected to Treasurer of The Green Convene's 2010-2011 Board of Directors. She is employed by the Kentucky Resources Council as a Bingham Attorney Fellow, a yearlong program that provides training for environmental public interest lawyers.

Randell Ewing, '07, accepted an offer to clerk for 8th Circuit Judge Kermit Bye of Fargo, ND.

Laura J. Grubbs, '07, has joined the Louisville firm of Middleton Reutlinger. She will practice in commercial litigation and business law.

Erin L. Guy, '07, has joined Stites & Harbison as an associate. She is a member of the Torts & Insurance Practice Service Group.

Luke Hall '07, joined Immigration Equality in October 2010, a lesbian, gay, bisexual,transgender and HIV immigrant rights organization in Washington, DC.  In his new position, Luke will coordinate the organization’s administrative & regulatory advocacy and litigation efforts on transgender issues in immigration detention.

Stacy A. Hoehle, '07, has joined Seiller Waterman LLC as an Associate with the firm. She will be a member of the Family Law Practice Group.

Laura E. Landenwich, '07, has joined the Louisville firm Seiller Waterman as associate attorney.

Joy Lanham, '07, married Stephen Buchenberger, '08, on February 19, 2011. 

Jessica A. Moore, '07, of the Commonwealth Attorney's Office, has been accepted to participate in the 2009 Leadership Academy.

Robert Ott, '07, has joined Reminger Co. as an attorney.

Rachel Owsley, '07, has joined Stites & Harbison as an associate. She works in the Business & Finance Service Group.

Karen Paulin, '07, has joined Stites & Harbison as an associate. She is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Service Group.

Sean Renfroe, '07, joins Stites & Harbison as an associate, working in the Capital Market Services Group.

Cooper Robertson, '07, is a member of Stites & Harbison's Capital Markets Service Group. He joined the firm as an associate in November 2007.

Kelly M. Rowan, '07, joined the firm of Sitlinger, McGlincy, Theiler & Karem.

Greg Simms, '07, of Gruner & Simms PLLC, was featured in a Business First article, "Tavern toasts successful court challenge of state ABC ruling," (November 19, 2010).

Jessica T. Sorrels, '07, has joined Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP as a member of the Litigation Practice Group. In 2013, Jessica was inducted into the LBA's Leadership Academy.

Auric D. Steele, '07, has become an associate with Seiller Waterman. He's licensed to practice law in Kentucky, Georgia, and California. His practice includes litigation, intellectual property and entertainment law.

Jasper D. Ward, '07, has joined the law firm Tacau Meek as an associate.

Steven R. Wilson, '07, is a member of Stites & Harbison's Capital Markets Services Group. He joined the firm as an associate in November 2007.

Terry L. Wright, '07, has joined Stites & Harbison as an associate, working in the Intellectual Property & technology Service Group.

Mac Adams, '08, of the Louisville Metro Public Defender's Office,  was selected for the LBA Leadership Academy's Class of 2011.

Katherine A. Bell, '08, has joined Stites & Harbison as an associate, working in the capital markets service group.

Stephen Buchenberger, '08, married Joy Lanham, '07, on February 19, 2011. 

David Bufford, '08, joined Hall Render as an associate in their long term care section. 

Michael Denbow, '08, has joined Stites & Harbison as an associate, working in the business litigation service group. 

R. Sean Deskins, '08, is vice-chair of the LBA Young Lawyers Section. He co-authored an article, "Hanging Out Your Shingle: Two Young Lawyers Reflect On Starting Their Own Firm," that was published in the August Bar Briefs issue.

Robert W. DeWees III, '08, is an associate with the firm of Goldberg Simpson. His practice primarily focuses on business litigation, bankruptcy and creditor rights.

Andrew Downey, '08, has launched The Law Offices of Andrew G. Downey, located at 9900 Corporate Campus Drive, Suite 3000, Louisville, KY. 

Kathryn Anne Duccini, '08, passed the Wisconsin Bar Exam.

Greg Fischer, '08, successfully completed the Delaware Bar Examination and is working for Judge Robert Young of the Delaware Superior Court as part of a one-year clerkship.

Justin Fowles, '08, has joined Frost Brown Todd as an associate of the firm's litigation department in their Louisville office. 

Adam E. Fuller, '08, joined the firm of Schiller Osbourn Barnes & Maloney as an associate on January 20, 2009. 

Ian M. Godfrey, '08, has joined the Louisville office of Ward, Hocker & Thornton. He practices insurance defense and worker's compensation as associate at the firm.

Scott W. Higdon, '08, of Middleton Reutlinger, was selected for the LBA Leadership Academy's Class of 2011. He works in the intellectual property practice group with a focus on patent law in their Louisville office. He also graduated cum laude.

Hollan T. Holm, '08, has joined Dilbeck Myers & Harris PLLC as an associate.

Karin Irwin, '08, is employed as a Contract Specialist at University of Louisville. 

Kelly A. Kane, '08, of Humana has been inducted into the LBA's Leadership Academy. 

James Martin, '08, has joined Dinsmore & Shohl as an associate of the firm's corporate department in their Louisville office. 

Mitchi McNabb, '08, is clerking for Judge James K. Singleton, U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska.

Josh O'Bryan, '08, has joined Frost Brown Todd as an associate of the firm's corporate department in their Louisville office. 

Elizabeth Golden Powell, '08, joins Middleton Reutlinger and will practice in firm’s commercial and insurance litigation sections. Prior to joining Middleton Reutlinger, she was a law clerk for Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, United States District Judge in the Eastern District of Kentucky.

Ashley Rutherford, '08,  Assistant Attorney General in Columbus, OH, joined the Board of Directors for Ms. JD, a national nonprofit organization representing women in the legal profession. She writes a monthly column, "Savvy Shopper-at-law", and serves as Program Manager for the Writers in Residence Program. She will be honored for her work at the 2011 Ms. JD Conference in Los Angeles, California.

Robyn Smith, '08, was profiled in Louisville Magazine's "Top Lawyers" issue (March 2010, p. 70). She is with the firm Seiller Waterman LLC and focuses on commercial litigation, civil tort actions, intellectural property rights and civil liberties.

Randy Strobo, '08, has joined W.H. Graddy & Associates in Midway, KY, working in environmental law.

Aletha Thomas, '08, has joined Dilbeck Myers & Harris, PLLC as an associate. 

John W. Verbeck, '08, recently completed an LL.M. in International Law specializing in Transnational Business Practice with he University of Salzburg, Austria.  He published an article last month in the International Arbitration Yearbook regarding International Arbitration Practice in Europe – Anti-suit injunctions.  He is a member of the Austrian Arbitration Association and recently completed a summer consultancy with the AV rated law firm of Herbert, Herbert and Pack.

Maya Warrier, '08, of Warrier Law, PLLC, was selected for the LBA Leadership Academy's Class of 2011. She specializes in employment law, criminal law, family law and personal injury.

Brittany Nicole Whobrey, '08, passed the Pennsylvania Bar Exam.

Emily Zahn, '08, has joined Dinsmore & Shohl as an associate of the firm's corporate department in their Louisville office.

Anthony Zelli, '08, has joined Dinsmore & Shohl as an associate of the firm's litigation department in their Louisville office. 

Colleen Clemons, '09, of Grossman & Moore, PLLC, was elected Treasurer of the Women Lawyers Associaiton of Jefferson County for 2011.

Michelle Browning Coughlin, '09, an attorney with Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC, has been added to the Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana's Regional Board of Directors. Michelle works in the firm's Louisville office and is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group and the Life Science and Health and Insurance Teams. She was named to Business First of Louisville's 2013 Forty Under 40 List.

Tracey Leo Darbro, '09, has been named the third Wyatt Fellow by the Legal Aid Society.

Stephen J. Mattingly, '09, joined the law firm Dinsmore & Shohl's Louisville office.

Christopher McDavid, '09, is pleased to announce the launch of McDavid Law PLLC, located at 414 Baxter Ave. Suite 215, and focusing on a practice of family law, LGBT family issues, estates, probate, and elder law.    

Sarah Mikowski McKenna, '09, has joined Dinsmore & Shohl's Louisville office. Ms. Mikowski focuses her practice on general business and commercial litigation. In 2013 she was inducted into the LBA's Leadership Academy.

Emily C. Lamb, '09, of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP has been selected for Leadership Louisville Center’s Ignite Class of 2014. Ignite Louisville is a seven month program designed for next generation leaders ready to make a positive impact both in their career and in their community. 

A. Nicholas Naiser, '09, joined the law firm Dinsmore & Shohl's Louisville office. He focuses his practice on insurance litigation and product liability. law. His articles regularly appear in the LBA's Bar Briefs.

Rebecca J. O'Neill, '09, served as a panelist on KET's Kentucky Tonight discussing the 14th Amendment and birthright citizenship on August 23. She also appeared on the July 26 program about illegal immigration. Her articles regularly appear in the LBA's Bar Briefs.

Caroline Lynch Pieroni, '09, has joined Dinsmore & Shohl's Louisville office. Ms. Pieroni focuses her practice on general business and commercial litigation as well as first amendment and media law. 

Don W. F. Rodgers, '09, of the Louisville Metro Public Defender's Office, was selected for the LBA Leadership Academy's Class of 2011.

Sabine Kudmani Stovall, '09, of Fogle Keller Purdy has been inducted into the LBA's Leadership Academy.

Ted Farrell, '10, is pleased to announce the opening of Ted Farrell Immigration Law, PLLC, located in the Heyburn Building at 332 West Broadway.  

Alicia P. Gomez, '10, of the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney, was selected for the LBA Leadership Academy's Class of 2011.

Brant W. Sloan, '10, has joined Goldberg Simpsonas an associate in the Workouts, Bankruptcy, Real Estate and General Litigation groups.

Daniel Cameron, '11, has joined Stites & Harbison as an attorney in the Business Litigation Service Group.

Jamie Izlar, '11, published an article, "Newly Adopted Uniform Family Law Rules Could Pose Viable Form of ADR", in the July 2011 issue of the LBA's Bar Briefs.

Philip Coleman Lawson, '11, is engaged to marry Laurel Whitney True, '11, on May 21, 2011.

Jennifer R. Monarch, '11, has joined the Lexington office of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP. She is a member of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Service Team. 

Courtney Phelps, '11, delivered the keynote speech at the 2011 KLEO Summer Institute's Awards Banquet on July 19. 

Laurel Whitney True, '11, is engaged to marry Philip Coleman Lawson, '11, on May 21, 2011. 

Tommy Sturgeon, '11, practices business litigation in the Louisville office of Frost Brown Todd, LLC. Tommy also previously interned for Judge Danny Boggs of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Joshua "Erik" Abell, '12, has joined Driscoll & Associates as an attorney.

L. Joe Dunman, '12, has joined Clay Daniel Walton & Adams as an associate.

Jillian W. Ballard, '13, has joined Roberts & Stevens as an associate attorney in Asheville, NC

Brittany L. Hampton, '13, has joined the Louisville office of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP. She is a member of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Service Team.  

Whitney Kramer, '13, has joined the Louisville office of O'Bryan, Brown & Toner, PLLC as an associate attorney .

April A. Wimberg, '13, has joined the Louisville office of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP as a member of the firm's Litigation Practice group.