Thursday July 31, 2014

Law Alumni News: July 2014

Dale M. Fouse '82 is a partner in McMillen, Urick, Tocci, Fouse & Jones in Aliquippa, Pa., and practices plaintiff's personal injury law. Fouse was the former district attorney for Beaver County, Pa., from 2000-2006.

Honorable Kevin C. Lacey '10, a Commonwealth of Virginia magistrate, recently completed the year-long Certified Court Manager (CCM) Program at the National Center for State Courts in Williamsburg, Va.

David H. Lefton '87 has been appointed to the development committee with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati (RMHC). The role of the development committee is to identify, cultivate and solicit individuals, corporations and/or foundations with the capacity to make a contribution to RMHC. As a practicing attorney for more than 25 years, Lefton has extensive experience advising individuals and nonprofit organizations on their planning objectives.  “I have counseled a variety of nonprofit organizations on ways to facilitate their planning objectives as part of their overall strategy and operations, and welcome the opportunity as a member of the development committee to work with the RMHC on this and other issues important to its continuing success,” Lefton said.

Using his skills as a lawyer to improve quality of life is an important part of Lefton’s practice. He is presently a trustee of the Cincinnati Arts Association and previously served as co-chair for the planned giving council of the FreeStore FoodBank (FSFB) of Greater Cincinnati.  During the past decade he has helped lead the youth programs of the Greater Sycamore Soccer Association (GSSA) in the Sycamore School District, where he served as president, a board member and head coach in both the GSSA’s recreational and select programs.    

Lefton is an equity partner in the law firm of Barron Peck Bennie & Schlemmer, Co. L.P.A. located in Cincinnati with local offices in Oakley, Over-the-Rhine and Northern Kentucky. Lefton practices primarily in the area of estate planning, probate and trust administration and has earned the highest ethical standards and professional ability rating that is given to lawyers by the respected Martindale-Hubble Directory and SuperLawyers. He is past chair of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Section, and has played a key role in educational programs of the Solo, Small Firm & General Practice Division of the American Bar Association (ABA), where he is currently secretary.  He was honored at the 2010 ABA general convention with a Service to Others Award in recognition for his involvement in the Bar and in the community.

Emily S. Meyer '08 has joined the Dayton law firm Dinsmore & Shohl. Meyer will practice out of the intellectual property department with a focus on patent litigation and prosecution.

R.J. O'Hara '89 is a partner in the law firm of Flaherty & O'Hara in Pittsburgh, a national practice that specializes in liquor licensing, transactional litigation and related services for the beverage industry.

Ronald L. Richman '84 was awarded the American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section's Andrew C. Hecker Memorial Award at the Aug. 9 meeting in Boston. Read more.

Ning Yu Wu '11, general counsel at Ageloff & Associates, New York, will be published in the New York State Bar Association's summer 2014 edition of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal for his article, "Calculating Wagering Gains and Losses: A Statutory Interpretation of I.R.C. § 165(d)."

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