1960s Class Notes
Ronald W. Dougherty has been honored as the recipient of the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s highest honor, the Ritter Award, given for a lifetime of dedicated service. The award was presented at the foundation’s annual recognition dinner in November. Dougherty served on the foundation board of directors for eight years and as president in 2003. He has served on the board of governors of the Ohio State Bar Association and on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference for many years. He has also served in numerous roles with the Stark County Bar Association.
Dougherty has contributed his time and talents to a wide range of community activities. He was a member of the original committee that raised the funds to build the Pro Football Hall of Fame and has served as a leader in that organization for decades. He has volunteered many hours to United Way, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Canton Club, and the Boy Scouts. He is a founding member of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths and Dougherty in Canton, where he focuses his practice on civil litigation, general business representation, and estate planning.
John Smith Papa died at his home in Bristol, Conn., on December 14. Following Law School he worked in the State of Connecticut Circuit Court chief prosecutor’s office, then served for 27 years as supervisory public defender for Superior Court #17 in Bristol. He retired in 1999. Though he was in poor health at the time of the most recent reunion in May, he was happy to be near the festivities while visiting his youngest daughter, Hannah, who lives in Earlysville.
William R. Rakes was listed in Super Lawyers Business Edition 2012 in business litigation. Virginia Living magazine listed him as a Legal Eagle 2012 in the areas of antitrust law, banking & finance law, bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, corporate law, litigation-banking & finance, and litigation-mergers & acquisition. He is named in Best Lawyers 2013 and as Roanoke Lawyer of the Year in banking and finance law. The American Lawyer includes him as a Top Rated Lawyer for 2013 in commercial litigation, business & commercial, and appellate law. Rakes is a senior partner with Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore in Roanoke.
Hadley Roe accepted the Lloyd’s List Global Deal of the Year Award for 2012 on behalf of his firm, Seward & Kissel, and his client, Eagle Bulk Shipping. The awards ceremony took place in September in London. Seward & Kissel represented Eagle Bulk Shipping in restructuring its obligations under a credit agreement with its lenders. This landmark transaction represents one of the largest out-of-court restructurings of a shipping company in the recent economic downturn. Agreement was reached without need for Chapter 11 proceedings and without adverse effects toward Eagle’s equity stakeholders. Roe is counsel in the corporate finance group in New York City.1964
Walter M. Dickey has served as vice president of three organizations: the Kansas City, Mo., Retired Lawyers Association, the Alexander Majors chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, and the Kansas City Regional Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity.
Whayne S. Quin is chair of the board of trustees at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. He began his three-year term in October, after serving as chair-elect and serving as a museum trustee for years. He is a partner with Holland & Knight, where he practices in the area of municipal law with special focus on land use entitlements and issues related to real estate development in the District of Columbia.
Last November Tony Medley met the Rose Queen and her court during their annual appearance at the Los Angeles 5 Rotary Club, the fifth oldest Rotary Club in the world. He wore his UVA Law buttondown shirt under his jacket for the event. His book, Sweaty Palms: The Neglected Art of Being Interviewed, won the 2012 Industry Recognition of Writers in the News Award (the IRWIN) for the “best sustained campaign” (over 30 years) from the Book Publicists of Southern California.
James T. Schollaert died on February 17 in Arlington, Va., at the age of 73. He was a retired foreign service officer and Washington, D.C. lobbyist for domestic manufacturing companies. He was married to his wife, Elizabeth, for 48 years and was the father of a daughter, Stephanie Uz, and sons Christopher and Charles. He was the grandfather of six.
J. Rudy Austin was listed in Super Lawyers Business Edition 2012 in construction litigation, and Virginia Living magazine listed him as a Legal Eagle 2012 in the area of personal injury litigation-defendants. He is named in Best Lawyers 2013 and recognized as a Top Rated Lawyer for 2013 in litigation, construction law, and insurance law in The American Lawyer. He is a senior litigation partner with Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore in Roanoke.
Gene Dahmen was listed in New England Super Lawyers 2012 in the area of family law. She is senior counsel with Verrill Dana in Boston, Mass.
Judge James W. Haley, Jr. retired at 70, as required by Virginia law. He has been elected by his colleagues on the Court of Appeals of Virginia as a senior judge of that court, and will continue in that capacity.
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson was re-elected to serve his third term in the United States Senate (Florida) after defeating Republican Rep. Connie Mack. Florida’s senior senator delivered the commencement address to the UVA Law Class of 2013 on May 19.
Robert W. Ashmore is listed in Best Lawyers 2013 in labor law-management. He is partner and senior counsel with Fisher & Phillips in Atlanta, Ga., where he focuses his practice on labor and employment law.
Angus King was elected to the U.S. Senate for the state of Maine, filling the seat vacated by retiring Senator Olympia Snowe. King ran for the seat as an independent. He served as Maine’s Governor from 1995 to 2003.