1970s Class Notes
Edwin M. Baranowski was recently selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2008 in the area of intellectual property law. He has been named a “Best Lawyer” for the past 10 years. He is a partner with Porter Wright Morris & Arthur in Columbus, Ohio, and practices in intellectual property law, specializing in patents.
Deming Cowles is the coordinator of the Lake Wales (Florida) Family Literacy Coalition; director of the Lake Wales Family Literacy Academy; chairman of the Lake Wales Housing Authority; commissioner, town of Hillcrest Heights; member of the Polk County Budget Oversight Committee; member of the Polk County Water Advisory Committee; adjunct professor of government at Webber International University; and member of the school advisory committees at Babson Park and Janie Howard Wilson elementary schools.
Alan J. Mogol has been named to Maryland Super Lawyers for 2008 in the area of banking law. Mogol practices at Ober Kaler in Baltimore, Md.
Ronald R. Tweel, who practices with Michie, Hamlett, Lowry, Rasmussen, & Tweel, was selected to be a member of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. The American College of Family Trial Lawyers is a select group of 100 of the top family law trial lawyers from across the United States. Tweel was also recently selected to be a fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation.
George W. House was named one of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite for 2008 in the Hall of Fame-environmental category. He is a partner with Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard in Greensboro, N.C.
Fred T. Lowrance has been recognized as a North Carolina Super Lawyer for 2008 by Law & Politics for construction and surety. He is with Parker Poe in the Charlotte, N.C., office.
Terrance M. Miller was named by Law & Politics and Cincinnati Magazine as an Ohio Super Lawyer for 2008. He was also selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2008 in the areas of personal injury litigation, product liability litigation, and professional malpractice law. He has been named a “Best Lawyer” consecutively for the past 20 years. Miller is a partner with Porter Wright Morris & Arthur in Columbus, Ohio, where he heads the product liability practice group. His cases include complex business disputes, professional negligence cases, intentional tort cases against employers, and product liability cases for a wide variety of products, including trucks, tires, snowmobiles, motorcycles, bucket lifts, and recreational vehicles.
Robert H. “Skip” Myers and Lewis E. Hassett ’79 have been named co-chairs of the insurance and reinsurance group at Morris, Manning & Martin. Myers specializes in antitrust and insurance regulatory matters and practices in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.
Edward W. Wellman, Jr., has been recognized as a North Carolina Super Lawyer for 2008 by Law & Politics for mergers and acquisitions. He is with Parker Poe in the Charlotte, N.C., office.
Lee F. Feinberg has been included in Best Lawyers in America 2008 in the category of energy law. He is with Spilman Thomas & Battle in Charleston, W.Va.
Second-year Law student Jonathan Tannen ’09, son of Edward Tannen and Dr. Millie Tannen, spent last summer in Jerusalem as a research assistant to Israeli Supreme Court Justice Asher Dan Grunis LL.M. ’72.
After 33 enjoyable years with Mays & Valentine and its successor, Troutman Sanders, Jane Schwarzschild has joined Armstrong Bristow Farley & Schwarzschild, a trust and estates law firm in Richmond, Va. Shack Shackelford continues his general practice of law in the Orange and Culpeper offices of Shackelford, Thomas & Gregg, where one of his partners is Frank Thomas.
Jay Waldron was included on the 2007 Oregon Super Lawyers roster, sponsored by Law & Politics. He practices with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in Portland, Ore., and focuses on environmental law.
As a result of the merger of Lord Bissell & Brook with Locke Liddell & Sapp, Kevin Walsh is now a member of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, a 700-person firm with offices across the country. Walsh practices in New York City.
Jeff Wray was named to the Texas Super Lawyers list for 2007. He is a partner with Fulbright & Jaworski in the Houston office, where he concentrates on labor and employment matters.
Zack Clement was named to the Texas Super Lawyers list for 2007. He is a partner with Fulbright & Jaworski in the Houston office, where he focuses on business restructure and insolvency litigation matters.
Glenn R. Croshaw was profiled in the December issue of Virginia Business magazine, in which he was recognized for his legal work in the area of legislative, regulatory, and administrative law. He is a partner at Willcox & Savage in Norfolk, Va., and is chair of the firm’s government relations practice.
Tom Davis, U.S. Congressman from Virginia’s 11th District, announced in January that he will not seek another term. He has served 29 years in office.
Michael K. Kennedy was Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman for Super Bowl XLII in Phoenix. Over the course of three years (and three total knee replacements) he oversaw the executive board and 25-member board of directors, organized the 15-member host committee staff, and helped raise nearly $18 million to make the Super Bowl a success for the state of Arizona. Kennedy is a trial lawyer with Gallagher & Kennedy in Phoenix.
Frederick Lowell continues as chair of the Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman political law department, working out of the San Francisco office.
Don P. Martin has been included in Best Lawyers in America 2008. He is with Quarles & Brady in Phoenix and focuses on commercial litigation.
John H. Quinn III has been admitted to the State Bar of Nevada. He is a partner with Armstrong Teasdale in the firm’s St. Louis office, where he is co-leader of the intellectual property litigation practice group. Quinn is listed in Best Lawyers in America 2008 for intellectual property law.
Peter E. Broadbent, Jr. has been recognized by Virginia Business magazine in its annual survey as one of the Virginia Legal Elite in the field of intellectual property law. Broadbent practices business, intellectual property, governmental, and communications law as a partner with Christian & Barton in Richmond, Va.
James Hingeley was presented with the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers “Champion of Justice” Award in 2007. Hingeley was recognized for his many years of advocacy, culminating in dramatic improvements in Virginia’s indigent defense system last year.
The Harvard Negotiation Law Review published an article in its spring 2007 edition by Luther Munford, entitled "The Peacemaker Test: Designing Legal Rights to Reduce Legal Warfare.”
Harry Rhodes and his wife, Becky, are currently serving as interim co-pastors of Good Shepherd Church of the Brethren in Blacksburg, Va. Harry continues to practice law in Roanoke with Rhodes & Butler.
Florida Governor Charlie Crist appointed Vance Salter as an appellate judge, Third District Court of Appeal of Florida, in the summer of 2007.
Walter J. Sears III has been elected to the American College of Construction Lawyers, an association of the top one percent of the construction bar in the U.S. Sears is a partner at Bradley Arant Rose & White in the Birmingham, Ala., office, where he is chairman of the construction and procurement practice group and a member of the executive committee and litigation practice group. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and was named to the BTI Client Service All-Star Team, a group of 114 attorneys cited nationwide by clients from Fortune 1000 companies. Sears is also an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama Law School, where he teaches construction law.
Donald Shuller was named a 2008 Ohio Super Lawyer. He is in the Cincinnati office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease and practices in the area of real estate.
Douglas S. Vaught was elected as Commonwealth’s Attorney for Grayson County, Va., and took office January 1.
John A. Vering III was recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2008, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers 2007 in labor and employment law. He is a partner with Armstrong Teasdale and chairs the employment and labor and non-compete/trade secrets practice groups in the Kansas City office.
M. Hamilton Whitman was recognized as among the most accomplished and respected lawyers in the country by Expert Guides to the Leading US Lawyers – Best of the Best USA 2007. Whitman was also named a 2008 Super Lawyer by Maryland Super Lawyers. Whitman is chair of Ober Kaler's disputes resolution section and co-chair of the firm's complex civil litigation practice group in Baltimore.
Julian D. “Bo” Bobbitt, Jr., has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Wake County Bar Association Board of Directors. A partner with Smith Anderson in the Raleigh, N.C., office, he serves as the principal general, health, antitrust, and managed care counsel to a wide range of health care-related clients.
Stephen W. Earp has been included in Best Lawyers in America 2008, an honor he has had for 10 years. He was also named in Business North Carolina’s 2008 Legal Elite in environmental law. He is with Smith Moore in Greensboro, N.C.
James L. Shea has been named in Best Lawyers in America 2008. He is chair at Venable in Baltimore, and his practice focuses on corporate litigation and related issues.
In October, Will Shortz hosted the Philadelphia Inquirer Sudoku National Championship in Philadelphia. Shortz is editor for the New York Times crossword puzzle and is National Public Radio’s puzzle master, with a regular segment on Weekend Edition Sunday.
Braden R. Allenby recently gave a talk at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in Pensacola, Fla., entitled “Life on a Terraformed Planet: Please Fasten Your Seatbelts for Takeoff?” He described how rapidly changing technologies, including robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and cognitive science are changing cultural patterns and belief systems that have been in place for centuries. The result, he predicts, will be “quite a ride.”
Michael P. Haggerty was named among Best Lawyers in America 2008 in real estate law. He was also named to the Texas Super Lawyer list for 2007. He is a partner at Jackson Walker in the Dallas office, where he practices in the areas of transactions, financial services, real estate, and public finance.
Joseph W. Ryan, Jr., was recently named one of the Best Lawyers in America 2008 in the area of personal injury law, and by Law & Politics and Cincinnati Magazine as an Ohio Super Lawyer for 2008. He is a partner in the Columbus, Ohio, office of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, where he focuses on civil litigation with emphasis on professional liability, wrongful death, intellectual property, and commercial law cases.
Donald Switzer was selected for the 2008 Ohio Super Lawyers list for medical malpractice defense, an honor awarded to the top five percent of Ohio attorneys.
In June 2007, Mark Cramer was appointed president and a member of the board of directors of the Institute for Defense and Business, a non-profit research and education institute affiliated with UNC-Chapel Hill. The Institute organizes and delivers educational programs for the U.S. military. During 2007, Cramer also received an adjunct faculty appointment to UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
James M. Finn was included on the 2007 Oregon Super Lawyers roster sponsored by Law & Politics. He practices with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in Portland, Ore., and focuses on real estate law.
Aubrey Ford was inducted this year into the American College of Trial Lawyers. His practice involves civil rights, and commercial and employment litigation. His son, Aubrey, is a senior at the University of Miami and his younger son, Billy, is a sophomore at Hamilton College.
Lewis E. Hassett and Robert H. “Skip” Myers ’72 have been named co-chairs of the insurance and reinsurance group at Morris, Manning & Martin. Hassett specializes in insurance and reinsurance litigation and arbitration and practices in the firm’s Atlanta office.
In August, Hugh Hegyi was appointed Judge of the Maricopa County Superior Court by Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano ’83.
Michael K. Kuhn was named a Texas Super Lawyer for 2007 and was also included in Best Lawyers in America 2008 in real estate law. He is a partner in the areas of transactions and real estate with Jackson Walker in the Houston office.
David L. Kyger has been included in the list of Best Lawyers in America 2008. He is with Smith Moore in the Greensboro, N.C., office, where he practices non-profit/charities law.
Roy L. Smart III has been recognized as a North Carolina Super Lawyer for 2008 by Law & Politicsfor mergers and acquisitions. He is with Parker Poe in the Charlotte, N.C., office.