Alumni Class Notes Week- November 9-13, 2015
Stacy Prince ’00L,was recently named Vice President of Risk Management for Adventist Health System in Altamonte Springs, FL.
Alumni Class Notes Week- November 2-6, 2015
Gregory A. Vega ’80L, was elected President of the National Association of Former United States Attorneys SAN DIEGO, CA
Alumni Class Notes Week- October 26-30, 2015
Charles R. “Chip” Brehmer ’92L, A Superior Court Judge for the State of California, County of Kern was elected by his peers as the next Presiding Judge for Kern County.
Alumni Class Notes Week- October 19-23, 2015
Valpo grads elected to Indiana State Bar Association board of governors
The following Valparaiso University grads were elected to the board of governors of the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) at its annual meeting in French Lick earlier this month:
Michael J. Jasaitis, Crown Point, was elected to the board of governors of the ISBA. He is a partner at the firm Austgen Kuiper Jasaitis.
Michael E. Tolbert, Gary, was inducted as chair-elect of the House of Delegates of the ISBA. He is a partner at the firm Tolbert & Tolbert.
The following Valparaiso University School of Law grads were elected to the board of governors of the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) at its annual meeting in French Lick earlier this month:
- Benjamin D. Fryman, Valparaiso, has been installed as chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the ISBA. As YLS chair, he will serve on the board of governors. He is a founding partner and the current CEO of the firm Schwerd Fryman & Torrenga.
- Michael J. Jasaitis, Crown Point, was elected to the board of governors of the ISBA. He is a partner at the firm Austgen Kuiper Jasaitis.
- Michael E. Tolbert, Gary, was inducted as chair-elect of the House of Delegates of the ISBA. He is a partner at the firm Tolbert & Tolbert.
Porter County Prosecutor and alumnus, Brian Gensel ’84 was recognized Monday for his support of Deputy Prosecutor and alumnus Ryan Rowan’11, participation in the Indiana National Guard.
Alumni Class Notes Week- October 12-16, 2015
Trent A. McCain ’02 was named to Chicago Public Media’s Community Advisory Council to serve a two-year term starting next month.
Alumni Class Notes Week- October 5-9, 2015
Michael Tolbert ’00 was just elected by the House as chair elect of the House of Delegates of the Indiana State Bar Association.
Marie A. Failinger ’76 is serving as interim dean of Hamline University School of Law during 2015 as it plans a merger with William Mitchell College of Law. She is a 2015 recipient of the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman award which is presented to a teacher who has inspired a student to create an organization. Her student Asma Saroya, who co-founded the Council on American Islamic Relations-Minnesota chapter, nominated her for this award.
Alumni Class Notes Week- September 21-25, 2015
Scott D. Larson ’98L was recently appointed a Circuit Judge in Adams County for the Eighth Judicial Circuit. Read more in the Illinois Supreme Court Press Release.
Alumni Class Notes Week – September 14- 18, 2015
Honorable James S. Cowlin ’82L was appointed as appointed to Resident Circuit Judge of McHenry County beginning in the month of September. Read more in the Press Release.
Mike Roth ’94L has been announced as the new President of Law Weathers in Grand Rapids, MI. View more on his firm profile here.
Michael Bell ’03L was recently named as on of the Michigan Super Lawyers and Michigan Rising Stars of 2015. Read more in the Press Release.
Stanley Stek ’78L was recently honored as a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers 2016.
Alumni Class Notes Week- August 24-28, 2015
William C. Hartley, Jr. ’96L, was recently appointed the new chairman of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council (IPAC) Board of Directors. He was elected to the post during the recent IPAC 2015 Summer Conference in Merrillville. Mr. Hartley has been the Wabash County Prosecutor for 12 years. Read the official press release here.
Alumni Class Notes Week – August 10-14, 2014
Dan Smolnik ’86L has been appointed by the Connecticut General Assembly to the Commission on Connecticut’s Leadership in Corporation & Business Law. Dan also currently serves as Secretary Treasurer of the Tax Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and as Chairman of the Federal Business Tax Subcommittee.
Jeffrey W. Ahlers ’87L was listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016. First published in 1983, The Best Lawyers in America has become regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Read more here.
Alumni Class Notes Week – July 27-31, 2015
Shelice Tolbert ’00 was featured at a guest commentary writer in the NWI Times regarding the United Way’s Day of Caring on August 21, 2015 in NWI. Check out the article here.
Current 3L, Maya Rodriguez-Alvarez was featured for her work with the Hammond High School Girls Soccer team. Read more here.
Perry J. Browder ’88L was elected as the Second Vice President of Illinois Bar Foundation. Read the press release here.
Alumni Class Notes Week – June 8-12, 2015
Hugo Gamez ’10L recently won an appeal in the Central district Court of Appeals for an age discrimination case wherein the lower court granted Defendant a motion for summary judgment on all causes of action. Mr. Gamez also started his own firm in November 2014.
Leah McNeely ’11L,an attorney in the firm Quarles & Brady LLP’s Health Law Practice Group, set up and ran pro bono programs which received an award. Read more about the award and programs here.
Paul A. Rossi ’97L, David Andrick ’03L and Brett Galvan ’14L are attorneys at Paul Rossi LLC which was recently voted one of the Best in The Region by the NWI Times. Read the official press release here.
Alumni Class Notes Week – May 25-29, 2015
Todd Schafer ’10L was featured in NWI.com. Find more information here.
Kelly Travis ’96L, a former Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Berrien County, Michigan, has joined Kotz Sangster Wysocki P.C. in the Niles, Michigan office. View Kelly Travis Press Release here.
Alumni Class Notes Week- May 18-22, 2015
Melissa Miller Proctor ’96L has joined the national law firm Polsinelli as a shareholder in its Phoenix office. Proctor has extensive experience negotiating and advising manufacturers, retailers (including online retailers), importers and exporters on complex international trade issues involving customs law, export controls, embargoes and economic sanctions, anti-boycott compliance, federal and state agency requirements impacting imports and exports, and trade issues involving non-U.S. jurisdictions.
Alumni Class Notes Week – May 11- 15, 2015
Karen Tallian ’90L will be seeking the 2016 Dem nomination for governor of Indiana.
Attorney Sherry A. Hartzler ’02 has been named a Magistrate in the Allen Superior Court Family Relations Division, by Judge Charles Pratt succeeding Thomas P. Boyer. See more here.
Alumni Class Notes Week – May 4- 8, 2015
- Hon. Edward J. Nemeth ’83L passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015. During his 31 year legal career, Judge Nemeth served as the Porter County Juvenile Court Magistrate Judge from 2004 until his retirement in 2012. Our thoughts are with the Nemeth family during this difficult time.
Justin Vining ’10L created a remarkable mural depicting the history of Urschel Laboratories at the company’s new global headquarters in Chesterton. See more here.
Katie Ellis ’14L is now an Associate Attorney at ZKT Law in Chicago, IL.
Alumni Class Notes- Wk April 20-24, 2015
An investiture was held on April 22 for Jeffrey J. Graham ’98L as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Indiana.
Alumni Class Notes – Wk April 13-17, 2015