Wednesday January 1, 2014

Law Alumni News January 2014

Lindsey Coley '07 LawColey

Brian Burke '92 was appointed Chief Judge of the Ak-Chin Indian Community in Maricopa, AZ. 

Gentry Locke is pleased to announce the promotion of Lindsey A. Coley '07 to Partner. Since joining the firm in 2007, her practice has focused on Labor & Employment and Trust & Estate matters. Coley advises private businesses and government contractors on employment-related compliance issues, responds to complaints filed with the DOL, EEOC and OFCCP, and develops employment policies and contracts to protect the interests of the employer. She also regularly advises individuals on issues relating to estate and trust administration and estate planning. Gentry Locke Managing Partner Monica T. Monday said, “Lindsey’s performance within our employment law practice and our estate and business groups has been exceptional.  We are pleased to recognize her as a partner and we look forward to her contributions to the firm for years to come.” Coley is a regular presenter at Gentry Locke’s annual Labor and Employment Law Symposium. She co-authored The Virginia Lawyer: A Deskbook for Practitioners, Chapter 13, Estate Planning and Estate Administration from 2008 through 2012, as well as What Women Really Want for the Virginia State Bar (VSB) Young Lawyers Conference Docket Call, and has contributed articles to the firm’s "Virginia Construction Law Updateblog.

The law firm of Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP., welcomes Jim Singler '05 as a partner in its Cincinnati office. Singler is an estate planning attorney with broad experience in probate and trust administration, taxation, wealth transfers and business succession planning. "We are pleased to add Jim's skills and experience to our office," said John Mongelluzzo, partner in charge of Calfee's Cincinnati office. "He will enrich the range of services we provide to our growing client base." In addition to estate and business succession planning, Singler counsels clients in entity selection for new and existing businesses, preparation of corporate organizational documents and general corporate law. He also has experience counseling clients with respect to the formation and representation of private foundations, public charities and other nonprofit entities.

David S. Tokarski '07 was elected First Vice President of The National Advocates Society (NAS), a national organization promoting fellowship among American judges, attorneys, and law students of Polish descent.  He will also continue his role as editor of NAS's yearly publication, The Annual Bulletin of the National Advocates Society and National Medical and Dental Association, a position he has held since 2006.  Tokarski practices law in and around Lake County, Indiana.


For more information, contact Denise Baker, assistant director of communications at the University of Dayton School of Law, at 937-229-3342 or