The Wilderness Center of Stark County, OH, named Ronald W. Dougherty, senior partner with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., LPA, in Canton, OH, as its 2004 Earthly Delights Tribute Dinner and Auction honoree. “Dougherty was chosen … for his commitment to the community,” said the Center’s executive director. The Wilderness Center is dedicated to nature education, wildlife conservation, natural history and community service. The Earthly Delights Auction is the major fund-raising event for the Center.
Edward W. Probert retired on June 1 as president and CEO of the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation in New Jersey, after more than 15 years with the organization. Prior to joining the Rippel Foundation, Probert spent 27 years with J.P. Morgan & Co. in New York. He will remain chair of the Foundation, which supports heart disease, cancer research and treatment, and women’s health issues.
G. Marshall Mundy was selected for inclusion in the 2005–2006 The Best Lawyers in America and has been listed for more than ten years. Mundy is in private practice at Mundy Rogers & Associates LLP in Roanoke, VA.
Ronald P. Sokol’s article, “Justice emigrates to Europe,” was published on the editorial & commentary page in the July 17 International Herald Tribune. Sokol practices with Sokol Law Offices in Puyricard, France. (Editor’s Note: You’ll also find an article by Mr. Sokol in this issue’s Opinion column.)
Walter M. “Chip” Dickey married Mary Gay Asselin on June 26. Asselin’s brother, Judge Gary Gaertner, Chief Judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District (St. Louis), performed the ceremony at the Kansas City Club in Kansas City, MO. In addition to the wedding news, Dickey proudly reports that his four-year-old grandson, Alex, scored 12 goals in his first game for Pembroke Hill School.
Ward Elliot, a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA, and a Shakespeare authorship buff, gave an address at the University of Tennessee Law School conference, “Who Wrote Shakespeare?” in June. Elliot used stylometric evidence to argue that “the odds that the Earl of Oxford could have written Shakespeare’s poems and plays were worse than getting hit by lightning.” An account of the conference may be found at: http://www.claremontmckenna.edu/news/ cmcmagazine/2004summer/currents/. Elliot’s webpage can be accessed at http://govt.claremontmckenna.edu/welliott/index.htm.
Walter L. Metcalfe, Jr., has been reappointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC. Metcalfe is partner and former chairman of Bryan Cave LLP in St. Louis.
H. Anthony Medley published the second edition of his book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Bridge (see In Print). Medley holds the rank of Bronze Life Master, is an American Contract Bridge League Club Director, and has won regional and sectional titles. He is also the author of Sweaty Palms: The Neglected Art of Being Interviewed, the first book ever written on the job interview for the benefit of the interviewee, and UCLA Basketball: The Real Story. His articles have been published in numerous newspapers and magazines, including The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Magazine, and Good Housekeeping. Medley is a film critic accredited by the MPAA, and his critiques appear in several newspapers and on the internet via the Movie Review Query Engine (www.mrqe.com) and Rotten Tomatoes (www.rottentomatoes.com).
Donald C. Greenman of Ober|Kaler was recognized in the 2005–2006 The Best Lawyers in America for his significant contribution in the area of maritime law. Greenman is part of the admiralty group practice in the firm’s Baltimore office.
John W. Merting was elected as Chairman of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute at the group’s annual meeting held at the Inn at Yellowstone National Park, WY. In the 40-year history of the organization, Merting is only the second attorney elected chairman who represents seamen and other private individuals injured in the course of maritime activities, rather than the major oil and shipping companies and their insurers. Merting is the first board certified admiralty and maritime attorney in the Florida Panhandle and has practiced law in Pensacola since 1968.
James B. Kobak, Jr., became President of the New York County Lawyers’ Foundation in November. He is a member of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, one of whose named partners was U.S. Chief Justice Charles E. Hughes. Hughes was himself President of the New York County Lawyers Association prior to becoming Chief Justice.
William H. Weiland joined Winstead Sechrest & Minick in Houston as shareholder and chair of its international practice group. Weiland brings more than 30 years of worldwide public and private international law experience to the firm.
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