Sunday June 1, 2014

Law Alumni News June 2014

Updates from Andrew B. Altenburg, Jr. '91, William C. Becker '81, Jude Byanski '06, Christopher B. Epley '99, Michael Eshleman '08, Addie J. King '01, Jonathon C. Lee '10, Kermit Lowery '84, Lauria Lynch-German '08 and Jon Marshall '05.

Andrew B. Altenburg Jr. '91 was appointed as judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, Camden, on May 19.

Bill Becker '81 LawThe National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), a branch of National Association of Attorneys General, honored William C. Becker '81 from the Ohio Attorneys General Office with the NAGTRI Faculty of the Year Award. This award is given annually to faculty members who have significantly contributed to developing and presenting quality legal training for their counterparts in attorneys general offices. When asked about his involvement with NAGTRI and his award, Becker said, "NAGTRI has allowed us to import trial training into our professional development programs which in turn has allowed us to better serve our clients and ultimately the people of the state of Ohio. I know that I'm a better trial lawyer as a result of my involvement with the NAGTRI faculty and students. It's an honor and also humbling to receive this award."

Jude Byanski '06 LawJude Byanski '06 joined Eagle & Fein, P.C., in Indianapolis. Byanski will concentrate in foundational estate planning, trust and estate administration, taxes and business planning.

Oakwood (Ohio) City Council, appointed Christopher B. Epley '99 to fill the council seat vacated with the April 4 passing of Councilman Stanley Castleman. Epley, who was selected from a list of 22 residents, will serve until December 31, 2015. He will have the option of seeking a full term on the November 2015 ballot.

Michael Eshleman '08 was published in the spring 2014 issue of Law Library Journal, the publication of the American Association of Law Librarians, for his article, "A Preliminary Legal Bibliography of the Pitcairn Islands, South Pacific Ocean."

The Wonderland Woes, an ebook written by Addie J. King '01 of Urbana, Ohio, explores fairy tales and beloved children’s stories in the modern world. The main character is a student at the University of Dayton School of Law, the author's alma mater. The characters, in their second year of law school in this story, follows King’s first two books, The Grimm Legacy and The Andersen Ancestry. Five books are planned in the series.

Jonathon C. Lee '10 was named first assistant commonwealth's attorney for the 26th Judicial Circuit of Kentucky. Lee has a wide range of trial experience and his duties include the supervision and litigation of cases involving capital crimes, violent crimes and sex crimes.

Kermit Lowery '84 LawKermit Lowery '84, who was this year's School of Law Distinguished Alumni award winner, has been named as one of the 2014 honorees by the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service and will be honored at the annual Pro Bono Publico Awards Luncheon in August in Boston. Each year the committee presents five awards to individual lawyers and institutions in the legal profession that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged.

Lauria Lynch-German '08, formerly of Terschan, Steinle, Hodan and Ganzer, Ltd., opened her own firm, Law Office of Lauria Lynch-German, LLC., July 1 in West Bend, Wisc

Jon Marshall '05 was named as supervisor to assistant prosecutors presenting cases to the grand jury and those handling municipal court preliminary hearings in the Montgomery County (Ohio) Prosecutor's Office. Marshall has worked in the appellate division, child protection unit and as a criminal docket attorney. 

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