1970s Class Notes
William P. Boswell was awarded the Pennsylvania Meritorious Service Medal in 2008 by Governor Ed Rendell. The Commonwealth’s highest civilian decoration was presented to Boswell for more than 25 years of public and community service in various positions at local, state, and national levels, including ten years as president of the council and ten years as the mayor of Glen Osborne, a suburb of Pittsburgh.
Boswell is a retired executive with Consolidated Natural Gas Company (now Dominion), a retired partner of McGuireWoods’ Pittsburgh office, and a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He practices in the area of non-profit corporate governance and serves as general counsel of the North American Energy Standards Board.
Edward B. Lowry has been selected for inclusion in Virginia Super Lawyers and in Best Lawyers in America 2010. He is with Michie Hamlett Lowry Rasmussen & Tweel in the Charlottesville office, where his practice focuses on commercial litigation.
John McVickar is on the board of the Capital Region Land Conservancy in Richmond, a private, non-profit land trust that helps preserve and protect areas of scenic, historic, and ecological significance in Richmond and seven surrounding counties.
Ronald R. Tweel was selected for membership in the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, one of only two lawyers in Virginia to be so honored. Tweel has also been selected for inclusion in the Virginia Super Lawyers and in Best Lawyers in America 2010. Tweel practices with Michie Hamlett Lowry Rasmussen & Tweel in Charlottesville, where he focuses on the area of domestic relations.
In May Robert A. Sugarman was honored by the Jewish Labor Committee for his contributions to labor and employee benefits law and his accomplishments on behalf of working people. A reception was held for him at the AFL-CIO lawyers coordinating committee conference at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach. Growing up in Miami, the son of a union-member butcher, Sugarman became a union member himself as a teenager, and later a union organizer. His Miami law firm, Sugarman & Susskind, represents labor unions, employee benefit funds, and workers.
Jim Turner, retired captain, U.S. Naval Reserve, enjoys retirement and tending his garden and lawns in the idyllic hills of central New York, just outside picturesque Cooperstown.
George Bostick has been appointed benefits tax counsel at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He will advise the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, the General Counsel of the Treasury, and others in Treasury regarding employee benefits and executive compensation policy. Bostick practiced with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan in Washington, D.C., for 30 years and was one of the founders of the firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation team.
Lee F. Feinberg has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2010 in the area of energy law. He is a member in the Charleston, West Va., office of Spilman Thomas & Battle.
Mark E. Feldmann was selected for inclusion in Legal Elite 2008 by Virginia Business magazine in the area of construction law and the Virginia Super Lawyers for business litigation. He is a shareholder/director and president of Glenn, Feldmann, Darby & Goodlatte in Roanoke.
G. Franklin Flippin has been selected for inclusion in Virginia Super Lawyers in the area of business law. He is a partner in the Roanoke office of Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore.
Ralph Hornblower and Cynthia Edmunds were married on November 6, 2004. Hornblower’s daughter, Natalie, was born on June 21, 2007. His son, Sam, is a producer for the CBS program, 60 Minutes, and his son, Luke, entered a JD/MBA program in Claremont, Calif., this fall.
In April 2008 Victor V. Ludwig was elected by the Virginia General Assembly to serve as a circuit court judge of the 25th Judicial Circuit. He is the resident judge of Augusta County.
James T. O’Reilly is co-author of Punishing Corporate Crime: Legal Penalties for Criminal and Regulatory Violations, published by Oxford University Press in August. O’Reilly is an international lecturer on environmental law and part-time professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He is the vice-mayor of the city of Wyoming, Ohio, and has been elected to the executive committee of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments. He is of counsel in the Indianapolis, Ind., office of Baker & Daniels, where he is a member of the life sciences practice group concentrating on FDA regulatory matters. (See In Print)
Bruce Stanley, Sr., was selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers. He is a stockholder with Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in the firm’s Fort Myers office. Stanley practices civil litigation with special focus on medical malpractice, aviation cases, products liability defense, and eminent domain. He also has an agency practice dealing with licensing and disciplinary issues before the Florida Department of Health.
Kent E. Agness retired after practicing business law for 30 years with Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis, Ind. His daughter, Karin, graduated from the Law School in May, and Kent reports that he really enjoyed getting to Charlottesville to visit her over the past seven years.
Charles L. Howard has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2010 in the area of commercial litigation. He was also listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers in the area of intellectual property litigation. He is a partner in the Hartford office of Shipman & Goodwin.
John H. Lawrence, Jr., has been included in Best Lawyers in America 2010 in the areas of corporate and health care law. He was also listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers in the area of business/corporate law. He is a partner in the Hartford office of Shipman & Goodwin.
Don P. Martin was named in Southwest Super Lawyers magazine as among the top five percent of attorneys in Arizona and New Mexico. He is also included in Chambers USA 2009 in the area of litigation. Martin was also selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2010 in the area of commercial litigation/legal malpractice law. He is a partner in the Phoenix office of Quarles & Brady, where he handles complex commercial litigation.
Lee F. Mercier has been selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers in estate planning and probate. He has been board certified in wills, trusts, and estates since 1986 and is a shareholder with Dale, Bald, Showalter, Mercier & Green in the firm’s Jacksonville office.
Peter E. Broadbent, Jr., has been recognized in Virginia Super Lawyers as one of the top five percent of lawyers in the state for his practice in utilities law. He has also been reappointed by the speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates as one of the non-legislator members of the Virginia War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. Broadbent practices business, intellectual property, governmental and communications (utilities) law as a partner with Christian & Barton in Richmond.
Fred Gleaton recently became one of the first ten lawyers in Georgia certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. He has been involved in the defense of physicians and medical care providers in medical liability cases for the past 25 years. Gleaton has been named an advocate by the American Board of Trial Advocates, a fellow of Litigation Counsel of America, and has been recognized in Georgia Super Lawyers, 2007-2009. He is a founding partner in the Atlanta firm of Owen, Gleaton, Egan, Jones and Sweeney, which was recently named by Georgia Trend as one of the “Best Places to Work in Georgia.”
Phillip Edwin Keith passed away on August 15, after a long battle with brain cancer. Keith was the head prosecutor at the Montgomery County (Virginia) Commonwealth Attorney’s office, a Hokie fan, a lifelong member of the Auburn United Methodist Church, and a dedicated Democrat who formerly served as chairman of the Montgomery County Democratic Committee.
John V. Little has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2010 in the areas of corporate and real estate law. His practice focuses in the areas of business law and commercial real estate law, including formation and operation of business entities; business and real estate finance; banking; real estate development; and business and commercial real estate transactions. He is in the Charlottesville office of Michie Hamlett Lowry Rasmussen & Tweel.
Ann Margaret Pointer has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2010. Pointer is a partner in the Atlanta, Ga., office of Fisher & Phillips, where she focuses on representing management in labor and employment matters. She is also an adjunct professor at Emory University Law School.
David B. Shapiro has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2010 in the area of corporate law. He is a member in the Charleston, West Va., office of Spilman Thomas & Battle.
M. Hamilton Whitman, Jr., has been selected for inclusion in International Who’s Who of Shipping & Maritime Lawyers 2009. He was also included in Maryland Super Lawyers in the area of transportation/maritime law, and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1989. Whitman serves on the advisory board of Historic Ships in Baltimore and the national advisory board of the Maritime Arbitration Association of the United States. Whitman is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a principal in the admiralty and maritime group in the Baltimore office of Ober/Kaler.
William C. Crenshaw has joined Akerman Senterfitt as a shareholder in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, where he focuses his practice in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, and real estate.
Dennis A. Henigan’s book, Lethal Logic: Exploding the Myths that Paralyze American Gun Policy was published by Potomac Books in June. The book explores the impact of “bumper-sticker logic” on the gun control debate and explains how the gun lobby’s tireless trumpeting of simple, misguided messages has helped it maintain political power. Henigan is the vice president for law and policy at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and is the founder of the center’s Legal Action Project. For two decades he has been an outspoken advocate for stronger gun laws. (See In Print)
Charles S. Sharp has been elected by the General Assembly to the position of judge of the 15th Judicial Circuit, sitting in Stafford, Va.
In May Christopher Scott D’Angelo was a featured speaker at the International Association of Defense Counsel meeting in Prague. The meeting’s focus was collective redress/class action in the European Union. D’Angelo delivered “Hearing of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe on Collective Redress” and “What Did Go Wrong with a Well-Meant Idea in the U.S.?”
In June he spoke at the Product Liability Advisory Council’s conference in Boston, Mass. In his presentation, “The Times They Are a Changin’,” he discussed his work with the European Parliament and the EU Commission regarding proposals for class actions in Europe, noting what consumer rights actions in Europe and Australia could mean for U.S. and multinational companies. D’Angelo is a partner with Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads in Philadelphia, Pa.
Mark Duvall recently retired from Dow Chemical and has moved to Washington, D.C., joining Beveridge & Diamond to practice environmental regulatory law. His daughter, Amy, graduated from Michigan Law School and will work in New York.
Lyn Gammill Walker has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2010 in the area of trusts and estates. She was also listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers in the area of estate planning and probate. She is a partner in the Hartford office of Shipman & Goodwin.
Michael P. Haggerty has been appointed to the North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. Board of Directors. He is a partner with Jackson Walker, where he leads the finance practice group in the firm’s Dallas office. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America 2010 in the area of real estate law and has been named a “Texas Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly for the past six years.
Eric Solomon, most recently the U.S. Treasury Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, has been named director of national tax in Ernst & Young’s national tax department in New York City.
Robert Burton has served for over 21 years as a procurement law attorney in the Department of Defense. In 2001 he was appointed deputy administrator for federal procurement policy in the Executive Office of the President and became the top career procurement policy official in the federal government.
In 2008 Burton retired from federal service and joined Venable in Washington, D.C., as a partner, where he works with the firm’s government contracts and government affairs practice groups. Burton is a fellow of the National Contract Management Association and the National Academy of Public Administration and previously served on the Council of the American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law Section.
Burton and his wife, Jane Urling, have four children: Beth, Jim, John, and Danny. Beth is a junior at George Mason University; Jim is a first-year student at UVA; John is a sophomore at the Heights School in Potomac, Md.; and Danny is a 4th grader.
F.B. Webster Day has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2010 in the area of corporate and public finance law. He manages the Roanoke, Va., office of Spilman Thomas & Battle.
David Furrow has been running his own firm for 20 years. With two other lawyers, Furrow & Dudley is now the largest private firm in Franklin County, Va. The firm’s office is in Rocky Mount.
Gary Goldberger has started a solo law practice in the Los Angeles, Calif., area focusing on entertainment law, general business law, and new media law. Email Gary at Goldbergerlaw@sbcglobal.net.
Michael K. Kuhn has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2010. Kuhn is a partner in the Houston, Tex., office of Jackson Walker, where he focuses his practice on commercial real estate.
Ely A. Leichtling has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA 2009 and Best Lawyers in America 2010 in the area of labor and employment law. He is a partner in the Milwaukee, Wis., office of Quarles & Brady.
Elaine E. Whitbeck has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the Robert H. Dedman Award for Ethics and Law. Established in 2001 in honor of the late Robert H. Dedman’s commitment to ethics, the Dallas/Ft. Worth chapter of the Texas General Counsel Forum honors a corporate attorney who has demonstrated the highest ethical standards during his or her career.
Whitbeck is senior vice president, chief legal officer, general counsel, and corporate secretary for Alcon, the world’s largest eye care company, headquartered in Fort Worth.