Monday November 1, 2010

November 2010 Alumni News

Roundup of news from alumni from around the country.

Judge Mary Donovan '77, a member of the Ohio Second District Court of Appeals, spoke at "Secrets to Success: Finding Balance as a Key to Success," which was sponsored by the Ohio Women¿s Bar Association and held September 29 at Faruki Ireland and Cox in Dayton.

Ron Brown '78 has been named to U.S. Bank Cincinnati's advisory board. He is the managing director of Taft Business Consulting LLC in Cincinnati and a member of the UDSL Advisory Council.

Dean Lisa Kloppenberg met with Washington, D.C.-area alumni in September during a reception at Keller and Heckman LLP. The reception was organized by Daniel J. Herling '79, a partner in the firm, which was founded by Joseph E. Keller '29, whose generosity helped construct the law school's building.

Renee (Ranere) Binns '91 is now a Florida Supreme Court Certified family law mediator and is serving as cochair of the Lee County, Florida, Mock Trial Committee. She owns Binns Family Law Association in Ft. Myers, Florida.

John W. Gilbert '92 is managing a new office in Washington, D.C., for Stewart Title, a real estate, title insurance and transaction management company. John joined Stewart Title in April 2010 and previously was a partner in the law firm Modell and Gilbert LLC, in Bethesda, Maryland.

Valoria Hoover '92, president of the Ohio Women's Bar Association, gave a presentation on gender fairness issues at the 2010 Ohio Judicial Conference Annual Meeting on September 10.

John H. Snyder '98 was featured in an article in the Utica, New York, Observer-Dispatch celebrating the 50th anniversary of Notre Dame Junior-Senior High School, which he attended. John is partner in the law firm Gitto & Niefer of Binghamton, New York.

Ryan Willis '01, an associate Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, is coauthor of an article, "Life Sciences Patents Dealt a Significant Blow" published on The National Law Review's website. Ryan works in Taft's Cincinnati office in the Business and Finance Department and is a member of the Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialization Practice Area.

Andrew M. Jamieson '06 recently joined Foley & Lardner LLP in Washington, D.C., where he continues to focus on energy regulatory work.

Sean Young '06 recently joined Huck Bouma, PC, in Wheaton, Illinois. Sean is practicing in the firm's estate planning group.

Sha Hinds-Glick '06 was appointed the director of Academic Support and Bar Success at the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law Campbell University. She previously practiced as a solo practitioner in Dayton and served as an instructor in Dayton Law's Road to Bar Passage and Academic Success Programs.


Judge Dennis Greaney, a 1978 graduate and a member of the Dayton Municipal Court, died September 28 after battling cancer. He was 64.

A native of Dayton, he also received a B.A. from UD in 1969.

Greaney was elected to the court in 2004. He served as senior magistrate of the court for 18 years before his election. He previously was in private practice from 1978 to 1987.

He also taught at the Ohio Judicial College; was a member of the Municipal and County Judges Association of Ohio, the Dayton Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and American Judges Association; and a former member of St. Joseph Children's Treatment Center's Board of Trustees and the Dayton Mental Health Citizen's Advisory Board.

He told the Dayton Daily News in 2005 that he enjoyed working with those who come before the Municipal Court. "I simply love the law, and I love dealing with people," he told the paper.

Send information for "Alumni Briefs" for the Dayton Docket and "Class Notes" for the Dayton Lawyer by contacting Bob Mihalek.