CLASS OF 1950
Robert M. Bader, JD'50, passed away gently on September 27th, 2012.
CLASS OF 1953
Robert L. Koeppel, JD'53, past president of the Miami Law Alumni Association, passed away Thursday Dec 6th at South Miami Hospital.
CLASS OF 1960
Owen S. Freed, JD’60, leading international attorney, has founded the law firm of Owen S. Freed, P.A. focusing on international law and the representation of foreign clients and high net worth individuals with investments in the U.S., offshore holding companies, foreign trusts and foundations.
CLASS OF 1967
Fred A. Harrison, Jr., JD’67, passed away November 8, 2012 in Port St. Lucie.
The Honorable Michael J. Satz, JD’67, was re-elected State Attorney for the 17th Judicial Circuit.
CLASS OF 1972
The Honorable R. Fred Lewis, JD'72, was victorious in the merit retention elections for Florida Supreme Court Justice.
CLASS OF 1976
Patricia D. Kenny, JD’76, passed away on November 3, 2012 in Park City, UT after a courageous battle with ALS.
CLASS OF 1977
Don Haagensen, JD’77, of Cable Huston Benedict Haagensen & Lloyd, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 19th edition of Best Lawyers in United States in the practice areas of Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental and Natural Resources Law. Additionally, he has been named the Best Lawyers' 2013 Portland, OR Environmental Law "Lawyer of the Year". Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year".
Kathleen O'Donnell, JD’77, is serving as co-chair of the Real Estate Section of the Boston Bar Association for the 2012-2014 term. She is also editing new editions of Handling Residential Real Estate in Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Real Estate Law Sourcebook and Citator both published by MCLE.
CLASS OF 1978
The Honorable Maria Sachs, JD’78, was elected Florida State Senator for District 34.
CLASS OF 1980
The Honorable Mary W. Sheffield, JD ’80, was appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, by Gov. Jay Nixon.
CLASS OF 1981
William T. Muir, JD’81, will be honored by Friends of the Miami-Dade Public Library during Miami Moments 2013 – Celebrating Library Pioneers: The Muir Family Legacy on February 15, 2013. William T. Muir (Toby), like his parents, William and Helen Muir, has championed the library his entire life. No family has been more instrumental in shaping the library’s history than the Muir Family.
The Honorable Richard J. Suarez, JD'81, was victorious in the merit retention elections for the Third District Court of Appeals.
The Honorable Catherine Vogel, JD’81, was elected State Attorney for the 16th Judicial Circuit.
CLASS OF 1982
The Honorable Kevin M. Emas, JD'82, was victorious in the merit retention elections for the Third District Court of Appeals.
CLASS OF 1983
Steven T. Mindlin, JD’83, of Sundstrom, Friedman & Fumero, LLP, in Tallahassee, has been listed in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the twentieth year he has been so honored.
CLASS OF 1985
Diana Joseph, JD’85, Chief Investment Officer, and the Barrington Strategic Wealth Management Group LLC earned the 2012 Five Star Wealth Manager Award for exceptional service and overall satisfaction, as published in the November issue of Chicago magazine. The recipients of the Award are an elite group, representing less than 3% of Chicago area wealth managers. This is the third consecutive year in which the firm received this award.
The Honorable Gordon Charles Murray, Sr., JD’85, was appointed as General Magistrate – 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida.
CLASS OF 1986
Kimberly D. Kolback, JD’86, moderated the panel “Television Obsession and the Law-Legal Basics of Reality TV” during the 24th Annual North American Entertainment, Sports and Intellectual Property Law Conference held in Cancun, Mexico.
CLASS OF 1987
The Honorable Perry Thurston, Jr., JD'87, was re-elected Florida House Representative for District 94.
CLASS OF 1989
Christine D. Hanley, JD’89, of Christine D. Hanley & Associates, P.A., presented FLSA Primer on November 6, 2012, for the Palm Beach County Bar Association's Corporate Law & Counsel Committee. Christine D. Hanley & Associates, P.A., has been ranked by clients and peers as one of 2013"Best Law Firms" by U.S. News & Best Lawyers in the Tier 2 level specialty of Litigation - Labor & Employment Law.
CLASS OF 1991
The Honorable Jose A. Garcia, JD’91, was elected as the United States Representative for the 26th Congressional District.
CLASS OF 1992
The Honorable Ivan F. Fernandez, JD'92, was victorious in the merit retention elections for the Third District Court of Appeals.
The Honorable Bill Galvano, JD’92, was elected Florida State Senator for District 26.
Michael R. Goldstein, JD’92, with the Goldstein Environmental Law Firm, recently hosted a one-day lecture series and workshop aimed at developers and lenders in St. Petersburg. He was invited to speak by the St. Petersburg’s Economy Development Department and focused the workshop on cleanup and reuse of gas station sites, landfills and nurseries.
CLASS OF 1992 (cont.)
Gary S. Lesser, JD’92, of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC, celebrates his firm’s 85th anniversary by “giving back”. As part of the firm’s commemoration, partners present donations to Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County and Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Services and Showcases Young Singers of the Palm Beaches.
CLASS OF 1993
Jon Paladini, JD ’93, is to become the newly appointed City Attorney of Prescott, Arizona upon his return from Afghanistan where he is currently serving as a JAG officer.
CLASS OF 1994
Susan K. Bozorgi, JD’94, was elected and sworn in as a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Board of Directors at its fall Board Meeting.
CLASS OF 1995
Stewart D. Fried, JD’95, has joined Olsson Frank Weeda in Washington, DC as a Principal. Mr. Fried's practice is focused on representing agricultural and food producers in litigation and before federal and state regulatory bodies.
Marni Lennon, JD’95 MSEd’99, Assistant Dean for Public Interest and Pro Bono, joins President Shalala, colleague, Sabrina Segura and fellow UM Law Grads Michelle Williams, JD’01 and Daniel Poterek, JD’10 on Alumni Avenue at Homecoming 2012.
CLASS OF 1996
Leyza F. Blanco, JD’96, a shareholder in the Miami office of GrayRobinson, P.A., has been named a 2012 Key Partner by the South Florida Business Journal & LINQ Financial Group.
Jeff Meadows, JD’96, of Lyons and Lyons, will be returning to Key West, Florida February 21-23, 2013 for the 7th Annual DIVING INTO A DUI CASE Legal Seminar/CLE. The three and a half day-long seminar will feature nationally recognized DUI Defense lawyers and experts.
CLASS OF 1999
The Honorable Thomas Rooney, JD’99, was re-elected as the United States Representative for the 16th Congressional District.
CLASS OF 2000
Garrett J. Biondo, JD’00, President of the Dade County Bar Association, presents the annual Dade County Bar Association Bench and Bar Conference, February 8, 2013. The program features 124 prominent and experienced judges, attorneys, and business leaders.
Robert E. Sacks, JD’00, of Sedgwick, LLP in Fort Lauderdale, has been elevated to partner.
CLASS OF 2001
Frank A. Artiles, LLMP ’01, was re-elected Florida House Representative for District 118.
CLASS OF 2002
Lori B. Berman, LLME ’02, was re-elected Florida House Representative for District 90.
Christopher B. Tillson, JD ‘02, was honored among the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, South Florida chapter's "40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers" of Miami-Dade County.
CLASS OF 2003
Elizabeth Simmons, JD’03, an associate in Dinsmore’s Cincinnati office, was recently selected as a Rising Star by the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati's Academy of Career Women of Achievement.
CLASS OF 2004
Daniel Gilfarb, JD’04, earlier this year became the Miami Managing Director of Stone Legal LLC, a legal recruiting and consulting firm with offices in Miami and Boston. He looks forward to working with colleagues and alumni to enhance career objectives, while providing seasoned career consulting in a collaborative and confidential setting.
CLASS OF 2006
Lindsey A. Meshberger, JD’06, an associate with Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg P.A. is the incoming President of the Young Lawyers Division of the Sarasota County Bar Association.
Jennifer Sam, JD’06, is now an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at Hodges University in Naples.
CLASS OF 2010
Leah Edelboim, JD'10, recently completed a clerkship in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. She is now an associate at Clifford Chance US LLP, where she works in the New York office as a member of the Financial Restructuring practice group.
CLASS OF 2011
P.J. Hoffman, JD'11, recently joined The National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) as regulatory affairs counsel.
Monika E. Siwiec, JD’11, has joined Blank Rome as an Associate in the Consumer Finance Litigation group. She is based in the firm’s Boca Raton office.
CLASS OF 2012
Elisabeth Beal, JD'12, was inducted into the prestigious Order of the Coif for high attainments in the study of Law.
Livia Chaykin, JD’12, has joined Fox Rothschild’s West Palm Beach office as a first year associate.
Coll Davidson Carter Smith Salter & Barkett, P.A. celebrated the law firm’s 25th anniversary.
Valerie Lewis Haber, JD’12, has joined GrayRobinson, PA as an associate in its Miami office. She previously served as law clerk for the firm and is joining the team after passing The Bar exam.
Margaret P. Kelsey, JD’12, joined the Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney's Office.
Nicolas A. McTyre, JD’12, has recently joined the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He practices in the Office of Administrative Litigation where he tries rate-making cases in front of the Commission's Administrative Law Judges.
Lisa A. Nagele, JD’12, has joined GrayRobinson, PA as an associate in its Ft. Lauderdale office.
Lana M. Naghshineh, JD’12, was admitted to practice in Florida and has joined the law firm of Gersten & Muir, P.A. as an associate.