Law Alumni News: Feb. & Mar. 2015

William B. Blaisdell IV '95 was sworn in on January 2, 2015 as Probate Judge for Hancock County, Maine. Blaisdell's wife, Christine, along with their children William V, Brandon and Alexandria were present for the ceremony.

Patrick Clunk '08 has joined Tucker Ellis LLP. Clunk represents and advises clients in patent and trademark preparation and prosecution and handles patent interferences and patent appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He is experienced in preparing patent infringement, validity, patentability, and freedom-to-market opinions. Clunk also counsels clients in technologies including surgical and medical devices, LED lighting, aerospace control systems, gas turbine fuel systems, filtration and refrigeration systems, and hydraulic circuits. 

John Doheny '85 has joined the law firm of a fellow UDSL classmate, Kevin Leahy '85, at Leahy, Wright and Associates, LLC of St. Louis, Missouri. Doheny's practice areas include tax liens and penalties; failure to file tax returns; lottery/gambling tax problems; estate tax problems; employment tax problems; and bankruptcy discharge of taxes with co-counsel. Leahy works in the area of workers’ compensation, subrogation, labor and employment issues and general liability contract. Colleen Hunt Leahy '85 is the firm's office manager. 

Clint S. Dunaway '10 of Phoenix, Arizona, has been named by the Board of Trustees as the President of the National Association of Real Estate Lawyers (NAREAL). As a real estate lawyer, Dunaway is focused on bringing real world networking opportunities and quality education to its members.

Ulmer & Berne LLP partner James D. Houston '00, a construction and labor and employment trial lawyer based out of the firm's Cincinnati office, has been elected President of the Board for the Inner City Tennis Project. The Inner City Tennis Project helps provide affordable access to tennis for children in the Cincinnati area. Aimed at increasing the participation of the city’s youth in the sport, the Inner City Tennis Project offers instructional programs and a supportive social network that help participants grow both on and off the court.

Vincent Johnson '95, current Prosecuting Attorney for the city of O’Fallon, Missouri, has announced that he will be a candidate for judge of the city of Wentzville. The seat is currently held by Judge Stephen Martin, who has announced that he will not seek re-election. Johnson has practiced law in St. Charles County for nearly 20 years and has served as Chairman of the Properties Board of Emmaus Homes and Corporate Counsel for the St. Charles Board of Realtors. Read more.

Tabitha Justice '02 was awarded the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA) 2014 award for Distinguished Contributions to the Community. Justice's areas of practice include education law, labor and employment law, municipal and police liability, and transportation law. She is employed with the firm of Subashi and Wildermuth in Dayton.

Bryce Lenox '98 opened the business litigation law firm of Giles Lenox in Mount Lookout Square, Cincinnati, in January.

Nick Mann '12 has joined Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP. Mann assists clients with leasing transactions, the acquisition of real property, title and survey matters, and the negotiation and drafting of a wide variety of commercial real estate documents. Mann also performs real estate due diligence for corporate transactions involving the acquisition and disposition of real property sites. 

Dungan & LeFevre Co., L.P.A. announced that Glen R. McMurry '07 has been named a member of the board of directors of the firm. McMurry, joined the firm in 2012 and practices in the areas of business/commercial litigation. He has represented clients in a number of civil and defense matters, including derivative shareholder actions, products liability defense and construction litigation. He also is experienced in federal litigation. McMurray is the immediate past-president of the Dayton Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and he also serves as the national secretary and publications editor of the Federal Bar Association’s Younger Lawyer Division. For the fourth consecutive year he has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star.

Holly Welch Stubbing '96 is now Executive Vice President & In-house Counsel for the Foundation for the Carolinas (FFTC). 

Andrew C. Storar '81 was recognized by the Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF) as a 2014 Distinguished Life Fellow Associate. Each year, outstanding individuals from around Ohio are invited to become members of this select group. These members are exceptional lawyers who have demonstrated dedication and the highest ideals to the legal profession and the welfare of their community. The OSBF is the charitable arm of the Ohio State Bar Association. Their goal is improve the public understanding of the law and build a better justice system. Storar is the President of Pickrel, Schaeffer and Ebeling and has nearly 30 years of experience representing entrepreneurs, individuals and businesses in a wide range of industries. He also serves on many other non-profit and charitable organizations. He is past president of the Kettering Education Foundation, past president of Places Inc., and a member of the Ohio State Bar Foundation Board of Trustees. 

Daniel P. Utt '86 with Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL was selected for inclusion as a “Leader in Their Field” in real estate in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers®.

For more information, or to submit a news item, contact Denise Baker, assistant director of communications at the University of Dayton School of Law, at lawcomm@udayton.edu. Or submit your news online here.

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