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Craig M. Bradley recently received the 2002 Leon Wallace Outstanding Teacher Award from the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, IN, where he is the James L. Calamaras Professor of Law.

Thomas C. Brown, Jr., has been elected president-elect of the Virginia Law Foundation, which manages an endowment of $11.5 million and oversees the Virginia Continuing Legal Education Program. Brown practices with McGuireWoods LLP in McLean, VA.

In June David M. Levy started a firm in Fairfax, VA, Surovell Markle Isaacs & Levy PLC, with Robert J. Surovell '69, Scott Surovell '96, and two other members. David J. Fudala '79 and Thomas P. Dugan '66 also practice in the firm, which focuses on all types of litigation, including family law and business transactions.

Neil McBride serves as general counsel to Rural Legal Services of Tennessee, a nonprofit law firm that provides free legal aid to people in the Appalachian coalfields of East Tennessee. McBride served as executive director from 1978 until this year, when the firm joined with two other legal aid organizations. The new organization has eight offices throughout Middle and East Tennessee. McBride was recently appointed to the Tennessee Bar Association's House of Delegates. He writes, "And, if my former law professors have been experiencing occasional, unexplained shivers for the past five years, they probably happen each time a student says 'Professor McBride' while I teach my clinical seminar on Representing Nonprofit Corporations at the University of Tennessee College of Law." McBride and his wife, Babs, live in Oak Ridge, TN. Their son Allen is a junior at Swarthmore College and is threatening to go to law school. Their daughter Bonny is a junior in high school.

Alexander H. Sands was recently appointed an associate land court judge for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by Governor Jane Smith. Sands, who left his practice with Lynch, Brewer, Hoffman & Sands LLP in Boston, was sworn in on May 23.


Joseph A. Derrico has established a firm, Derrico & Schaedtler, Esqs., in Hauppauge, NY. The firm focuses on personal injury, wrongful death, commercial litigation, business law, and corporate litigation.

John A. McVickar spent the entire month of June in Ettelbruck, Luxembourg, at the invitation of the city's authorities. McVickar's father, Colonel Lansing McVickar, commanded the U.S. forces that liberated Ettelbruck from the Nazis in December 1944. The city has dedicated a square to Colonel McVickar's memory. John McVickar practices law in Bar Harbor, ME.

Mark E. Sullivan spent two weeks traveling across Germany in April teaching legal education classes on U.S. Army bases during his Army Reserve annual training. Sullivan is a Judge Advocate General colonel who practices in Raleigh, NC, specializing in family law. This was his last tour of duty before retirement from the Army Reserve with thirty-four years of commissioned service.


George W. House has been named a member of Business North Carolina magazine's "Legal Elite" for his expertise in the fields of environmental and natural resource law. The magazine polled more than 6,000 practitioners to identify the lawyers considered the state's best practitioners in ten business-related specialties. House practices with Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Greensboro, NC.

Robert L. Musick, Jr., was inducted as an American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Fellow in April. He also has been elected a trustee of the Virginia Intermount College in Bristol, VA.

Robert H. Myers, Jr., chairs the insurance and reinsurance group at Morris, Manning & Martin LLP in Atlanta, along with Tom Player '65.


Bert A. Bunyan was elected a justice of the New York State Supreme Court, effective January 1, in the Second Judicial District.

In July Stephen C. Price was appointed to the Virginia Bar Association's committee on nominations to Virginia appellate courts. This committee makes recommendations to the governor and General Assembly of Virginia regarding appointments to the Virginia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Price serves as a principal in the Leesburg office of McCandlish & Lillard PC.


Clyde H. Jacob III reports that he has settled into his new firm, Jones Walker, in New Orleans, where he is a partner in the labor and employment law section.

William E. Kirk III served as interim president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware for three months. He has since returned to his former job as vice-president, general counsel, and corporate secretary. Kirk and his wife Hazel, who received undergraduate and graduate degrees from UVA in 1973 and 1975, have three children and live in Wilmington, DE.

Julia Smith Gibbons was appointed by the U.S. Senate to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in August. Gibbons joins Chief Judge Boyce Martin '63 and Eugene Siler '63 on that bench.


Peter E. Broadbent, Jr., was elected president-elect of the Virginia Genealogical Society. The nonprofit organization fosters interest in genealogical, biographical, historical, and heraldic research; shares genealogical methods, techniques, and knowledge; and publishes relevant information. Active in a number of genealogical and historical groups, Broadbent has been appointed by two Virginia governors to the Library Board, which oversees the Library of Virginia and the state's historical archives. He also has served on the boards of the Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia and the Friends of the Virginia State Archives. A partner in the Richmond office of Christian & Barton LLP, Broadbent focuses his practice on intellectual property law.

Deborah K. Greenberg reports that she is "happy after a recent divorce and happy that my daughters are launched" although she misses them, both at Harvard University. After teaching at both Georgetown and the University of Washington Law Schools, and completing a longer stint in the King County Prosecutor's Office in Seattle, WA, she is thinking of returning to the classroom. "But I might surprise myself and wander outside the law altogether!" she adds. She asks that visitors to Seattle please contact her at

Albert W. Patrick III was reappointed in February to a new six-year term as a judge of the Hampton General District Court in Hampton, VA.

John A. Vering chairs the labor and employment practice group in the Kansas City office of Armstrong Teasdale LLP. He is the co-editor of both the Missouri and Federal Employment Law Manual (American Chamber of Commerce Publishers 2002) and the Missouri Employment Law Letter, published monthly by M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC.


Edward K. DeHope is a partner at Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP, in Morristown, NJ, where he provides counsel to regulated entities, including businesses and public authorities. He resides in Madison, NJ, with wife Leanne and daughters Emily and Aimee.

J. Herbie DiFonzo is now a tenured law professor at Hofstra University, focusing on family and criminal issues. He is helping organize a conference on marriage, democracy, and family policy, while continuing to run the Criminal Justice Clinic.

Ann Gordon writes that she and her husband are both members of the U.S. Foreign Service, assigned most recently to the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. Since returning to the Washington, D.C. area in January 2001, Gordon has been working in the Legal Coordination Division of the Visa Office of the U.S. Department of State. She advises various posts on the eligibility of certain visa applications due to international security issues, describing her job as "very relevant in our post-9/11 world."

Michael Kushner has been appointed national director of retirement plan compliance for the Segal Company, a national employee benefits consulting firm based in New York City. Kushner lives in Lyndhurst, NJ.

William O'Neill became a partner of Roetzel & Andress in Naples, FL, in December 2001. He serves as the president of both the Collier Athletic Club and the United Arts Council of Collier County. He writes that he is "trying hard to become an empty nester."


Mark Duvall writes that he is "still adjusting to life in the Midwest." A lawyer with the Dow Chemical Company in Midland, MI, he is involved in environmental, health, and safety regulation law. His oldest daughter, Amy, will enter the University of Michigan as a freshman in the fall. "UVA was a close second choice," Duvall says.

HowesConstance A. Howes was appointed president and chief executive officer of Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island in October. She is the first woman president of the hospital, founded in 1884 as the Providence Lying-In Hospital. Howes previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Women & Infants Hospital.

Mitchell Kassoff presented a paper, "A Legal Analysis of a Preferred Method of Retail Sales," at the Hawaii International Conference on Business sponsored by the University of Hawaii. Kassoff 's practice, based in South Orange, NJ, focuses on franchise law.

Linda E. Ramano recently joined the firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC in Syracuse, NY. She focuses her practice on corporate finance in the firm's business department and public finance practice group. She continues to serve as president, general counsel, and director of several real estate corporations, as well as director, vice president, and chief financial officer of several closely held manufacturing and distribution businesses. She is a director on the board of Utica National Insurance Group, a trustee of Utica College of Syracuse University, and a founding member of the National Long Distance Running Hall of Fame.


In June David J. Fudala joined a new firm in Fairfax, VA, Surovell Markle Isaacs & Levy PLC, started by Robert J. Surovell '69, David M. Levy '70, Scott Surovell '96, and two other members. Thomas P. Dugan '66 also practices in the firm, which focuses on all types of litigation, including family law and business transactions.

David J. Llewellyn presented a paper, "Penile Torts in the Courts," to the Seventh International Symposium on Human Rights and Modern Society in Washington, D.C., in April. The symposium focused on "Advancing Human Dignity and the Legal Right to Bodily Integrity in the Twenty-first Century." Llewellyn is one of a handful of lawyers in the country experienced in challenging wrongful circumcision in court. In 2001 he appeared on The Montel Williams Show and Good Morning America to talk about his neo-natal circumcision cases.

John F. Maddrey is special deputy attorney general assigned to the Special Litigation Division of the North Carolina Department of Justice. He was promoted recently by Attorney General Roy Cooper. Maddrey lives in Raleigh, NC.

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