Tuesday September 30, 2014

Law Alumni News: Sept. & Oct. 2014

Roetzel partner Stacy Ragon Delgros '96 has been named to the Best Lawyers in America for 2015 in Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants.


Ava Rotell Dustin '92 was awarded the John Marshal Award given by Attorney General Eric Holder at a ceremony in Washington, DC. Dustin, Chief of the U S Attorney's Office in Toledo, was recognized for her prosecution of an Indiana man who set fire to the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo causing 1.4 million dollars damage to the mosque. The case was investigated by the Toledo Resident Agency of the FBI which is led by Dave Dustin '92. Read more.


Michael Eshleman '08 curated "Pauline Kael & Her Citizen Kane Authorship Controversy," an exhibit at the Lilly Library at Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. It draws on the papers of Pauline Kael, Orson Welles and Peter Bogdanovich, which are housed at the Lilly Library.  


The Honorable Frank Geraci '77 received the 2014 Special Service Award from the University of Dayton Alumni Association. The Special Service Award is presented to an alumnus who has performed a special service or displayed exceptional diligence on behalf of the University. Special service awards are given for extended service, for successfully completing a special project or program on behalf of the University or the office of University Outreach and Engagement.


Jeff Ireland '80 was listed as a "Local Litigation Star" by Benchmark Litigation. His firm, Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L., has also been named one of the few Highly Recommended Litigation Firms in Ohio. “While Benchmark Litigation encompasses the entire scope of dispute resolution, identifying the top firms and individual players across all strata of litigation and alternative dispute resolution, we recognize that there is an elite group of individuals who have been nominated specifically for their acumen with bench and jury trials,” Says Michael Rafalowich, Editor for Benchmark Litigation. Ireland also has been named to the Best Lawyers in America for 2015. 


D. Patrick Kasson '91 was named to the 2015 Best Lawyers in America list for Employment Law - Individuals, Employment Law - Management and Labor Law - Management.


Bradley Krzyston '13 had his article, "Baltimore Ravens, National Football League Score Major Fair Use Victory" published in the summer 2014 edition of the Ohio State Bar Association's Intellectual Property News.


Laurie Miller '01 of Jackson Kelly PLLC has been selected by Defense Research Institute (DRI) as the recipient of the 2014 Richard H. Krochock Award which honors an individual who has "provided exemplary leadership to the DRI Young Lawyers Committee through sponsorship or participation in its programs and activities, who has provided guidance, support and service as a mentor to the members of the Young Lawyers Committee and who has promoted those qualities which enhance the public image of the civil defense trial lawyer."

Miller was also recently appointed to the DRI Law Institute, the CLE accreditation body for DRI, the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. DRI’s Law Institute is responsible for working with over 30 substantive law committees on the content of their seminars and is also responsible for developing new seminars and alternative forms of CLE programming for the organization. Members of the Law Institute are directly appointed by the DRI president.  

Miller graduated cum laude from Dayton Law and served as a staff writer, production editor and member of the editorial board for the University of Dayton Law Review.


Jeffrey A. Mullins '90 of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP was named to the 2015 Best Lawyers in America for his work in the following practice areas: Employment Law – Management, and Labor Law – Management. Mullins has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2009.


Barrett Tullis '07 has been elected as partner at the Cincinnati law firm Keating Muething & Klekamp and will practice in the real estate group. He focuses on advising clients in acquisition, financing, construction, leasing and disposition of retail centers as well as land-use and zoning matters. Tullis graduated Dayton Law as valedictorian and served as editor-in-chief of the University of Dayton Law Review.


Theodore Wood '98 - Parks IP Law, celebrating it's 10th anniversary, announces that the firm has changed its name to Parks Wood LLC.  The name change reflects the contributions and leadership of partner Ted Wood, a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel.  Wood leads the firm's patent practice and manages the firm's growing Washington, D.C., presence. The firm also announces its new offices in the D.C. metropolitan area, along with the addition of several patent professionals.

"Our clients are primarily multi-national Fortune® 500 companies with extensive IP holdings, and we offer the same level of commitment to our start-up, midsize and institutional clients. Our team has developed and honed the depth and expertise that will carry us into the firm's next phase, as client expectations continue to rise," said Wood.  "Our cornerstone patent practice continues to evolve, welcoming its first Ph.D. patent specialist, and boasting five electrical engineer patent attorneys. Cynthia Parks has equally developed and grown our trademark practice. I am thrilled to lead along with her."


Katie Wright '14, a recent graduate and new member of the Ohio State Bar, has joined WHIO TV and Cox Media Group in Dayton.

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