2000s Class Notes
Jason Wood reports that wife Julie recently gave birth to their second child, Annabeth Mary, on February 4. Their first child, Carter Thomas, will turn three in October. The family lives in Raleigh, NC, where Wood is an associate with Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, specializing in transactional work for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.
Matt Crawford and his wife Kim are proud to announce the birth of Benjamin Darwin, born May 11. Matt is practicing as a litigation associate with Dow, Lohnes and Albertson, in Atlanta, GA.
Roby Hackney and Stacy Landis were married July 3. They are living in Norfolk, VA. Stacy is working in-house with Dollar Tree and Roby is still working in the corporate and real estate sections of Williams Mullen.
Melanie Santos married Thomas William Grant (Darden ’01) on October 5, 2002, in Philadelphia. The couple was blessed with the arrival of their daughter, Jacqueline Lucia on April 13 (Thomas Jefferson’s birthday). Jacqueline weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19.25 inches.
Lisa Pierce Laughon, formerly associated with the law firm of Johnson, Ayers & Matthews, has established a solo practice in Roanoke, VA. Laughon’s practice focuses on representing children as a guardian ad litem and mediating in a variety of cases. She served as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Cynthia D. Kinser, Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, before entering private practice.
Jason Wu Trujillo joined the Law School ’s Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center in December of 2003, as the Director of Public Service and Career Counselor. He counsels students and graduates regarding clerkships, opportunities in federal, state, and local government, and opportunities in the military. He also administers the Virginia Loan Forgiveness Program. Trujillo and his wife Lauren reside in Charlottesville. He can be reached at Trujillo@virginia.edu.
Captain Eric Magnell and Stephanie Bettina on their wedding day.
Ian C. Jones has joined Adams and Reese LLP in Jackson, MS, as an associate and member of the litigation practice group with special interest in education and labor and employment. Before joining the firm, Jones served a clerkship with the Hon. Clarence A. Brimmer, U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming in Cheyenne.
On May 29 several Law School alumni celebrated the marriage of Captain Eric Magnell and Stephanie Bettina ’03 at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Classmates Thomas Jeon and Jim Sytsma, and Ian Bryan ’03 attended the ceremony. Captain Magnell is stationed in Tikrit, Iraq, with the U.S. Army’s JAG Corps and Stephanie is an associate at Allen & Overy’s London office.
Genevieve McCormack reports she is starting at Drinker & Reath LLP in Philadelphia this fall.
Becky Brown is an attorney with U.S. Customs & Border Protection Office of Chief Counsel, enforcement division, in Washington, D.C.
Carli Conklin is an assistant professor of history at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR.
Adam Green reports that after graduating UVA Law, he passed the New York and New Jersey bars and has been serving as communications director for the New Jersey Democratic Party. Green is a spokesperson for the party, writes speeches for the Democratic governor, Jim McGreevey, and state democratic chair assemblywoman, Bonnie Watson Coleman, and handles other media affairs. He reports that he is active in 2004 elections.
Blase Iaconelli is an associate in the finance & real estate department at Dechert LLP in New York. Iaconelli also recently became engaged to Danielle Avallone. They are planning an April 2005 wedding.
Dan Lissner and Adrienne Penta are pleased to announce their engagement. The wedding will take place in Boston in the fall of 2005.
On May 29 several Law School alumni celebrated the marriage of Captain Eric Magnell ’02 and Stephanie Bettina at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Classmates Ian Bryan, Thomas Jeon ’02, and Jim Sytsma ’02 attended the ceremony. Captain Magnell is stationed in Tikrit, Iraq with the U.S. Army’s JAG Corps and Stephanie is an associate at Allen & Overy’s London office.
M. Scott Stevens married Michael Kay Mabe (A&S ’01) in the UVA Chapel on June 12. They currently reside in McLean, VA, where Scott works for Hogan & Hartson and Michael Kay is studying for the bar.
Crystal G. Lovett-Tibbs is clerking for Senior U.S. District Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr., in the Eastern District of Virginia, in Norfolk. She married Aaron Tibbs on September 20, 2003 (the weekend of Hurricane Isabel) in Fredericksburg, VA. Larissa Cooper, Nathan Campbell, Jessica Zeller, Michael Speaker, Grace Im, Emily Fan, and Maggie Vining attended the wedding. Crystal and Aaron’s nephew was born five days after their wedding and they are expecting a niece in June. They plan to return to the St. Louis area in September.