Wednesday September 1, 2010

September 2010 Alumni News

Roundup of news from alumni from around the country.

Mark Feuer '78, a partner in Dinsmore & Shohl's Dayton office, was elected president of the Executive Board of the Miami Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America. As board president, Mark will oversee the Council which serves Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby Counties and oversee the delivery of the scouting program to more than 9,000 boys and girls with almost 3,000 adult volunteers.


Vincent J. Rizzo '79 was nominated by New York Governor David Paterson to fill an interim vacancy on the Monroe County, New York, Court bench. He is currently an investigator for the Rochester City School District. Previously, he worked in the Monroe County District Attorney¿s Office, where he served as special assistant, chief of Local Courts Bureau.


Mary Pat Zitter '83, Mercer County Common Pleas Court Probate/Juvenile judge, was sworn in as president of the Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges at the association's annual meeting on June 9. Judge Zitter, who was first elected to the bench in 2002, also has been appointed to the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on the Rules of Superintendence and is a member of the Ohio State Bar Foundation.


James Casey '88 recently served as co-chair of a workshop, Examining Core Elements of International Research Collaboration: A Workshop, at the National Academies. He was also recently appointed to the State Bar of Wisconsin Communications Committee.


Clifford "Clay" Athey Jr. '93, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, was quoted in an article in the Midlothian Exchangeexamining where state legislators in Virginia attended college.


Ollie Winston Coggin '90 was named president of Baker College of Muskegon, in Muskegon, Michigan, at the end of August. He previously served as the college's vice president for academics and dean of general education. He also has served as a criminal prosecuting attorney in Ohio's Athens and Erie Counties.


John Yetter '96 has launched a blog about Illinois law. John is a partner with Brucar and Yetter, which has offices in Wheaton, Rolling Meadows and St. Charles, Illinois.


B. Scott Jones '98, an attorney with Reminger Co., L.P.A, relocated his legal practice from Reminger's office in Cincinnati to the company's new office in Louisville. Scott focuses his practice in construction law, architect and engineer professional liability, premises liability and occupational safety and health law.


Sarita Patterson '05 and Ben Githieya '07 were married May 22 in Atlanta. Sarita is handling a mixture of civil and criminal cases and is seeking an additional position with a firm. Ben works for the Dekalb County Public Defender"s Office.


Deborah L. McPartlin '07 was featured in an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer catching up with high school valedictorians from the class of 2000. Deborah is an associate attorney with Wagner & Bloch in Cincinnati.


J. Conrad Dillon '08 received a master of laws degree in health law from the Seton Hall School of Law. He is an associate attorney with Craig T. Matthews & Associates, which is operated by Craig Matthews '78.


Daniel Craine '08 has joined the Department of Justice U.S. Trustees Office in Columbus as a trial attorney as part of the attorney general's Honors Program. Previously, he clerked for Judge Burton Perlman, a member of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Southern District of Ohio.


Michael O. Eshleman '08 has joined the Allen Law Firm in Mason, Ohio. He also was appointed by Governor Ted Strickland to the standby draft board for Warren and Clinton Counties, Ohio.


Megan Thomas and Parrish Nicholls, both members of the Class of 2009, were married August 6 in Las Vegas. Megan is a patent intern at CoreLogic Information Solutions in Santa Ana, California.


Kyle Henderson '10 has joined his father, William Henderson '78, in his Hocking County, Ohio, law practice. Kyle was one of 250 new attorneys sworn in May 10 during a public session of the Supreme Court of Ohio. The Hendersons' general practice law firm focuses on domestic relations and criminal defense cases. With the addition of Kyle, William hopes to expand the practice to begin handling bankruptcy cases.

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