The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Meghan E. Fitzgerald '15 and Ashley A. Noel '15 have been named as shareholders at Boyle Shaughnessy Law. Fitzgerald is based in the Boston, MA office and focuses on the defense of environmental, premises liability, personal injury, and construction defect claims. Noel works in the firm’s Hartford, CT office, concentrating in the areas of insurance coverage, and extracontractual liability.
James F. English Jr. '56, President of Trinity College, died on June 2, 2020. English was a graduate of Yale, Cambridge and UConn School of Law, and oversaw an expansion of Trinity College first as acting president and then as president, as well as serving as the college's chief financial officer prior. Read his obituary.
Michael Dyer '11, who worked as the pro bono coordinator for community aid in Worcester, Massachusetts and was an avid runner of the Manchester Road Race, died on June 6th, 2020. Read his obituary.
Tracey Lenox '93 has been named the top public defender in the newly created Prince William County Public Defenders’ office in Virginia. The office will have 35 positions, including 24 attorneys. The office is planned to open some time after July 1st.
Glenn E. Knierim '60, judge of the Simsbury Probate Court for 32 years and administrative head of the Connecticut Probate Court system for 13 years, died May 9, 2020. Read his obituary.
Justice Richard Palmer '77 has retired from the Connecticut Supreme Court, where served for 27 years. Palmer was involved in several high-profile decisions, including cases that legalized same-sex marriage and effectively ended the death penalty in Connecticut. He plans to continue to serve as a judge trial referee on the Connecticut Superior Court and the Connecticut Appellate Court.
Howard Gross '51, a member of the Connecticut Bar Association for 58 years and a longtime estate attorney who practiced until the age of 87, died on May 16. Read his obituary.
Elliot Ginsberg '73, a prominent lobbyist and political staffer who was instrumental in the foundation of UConn Law Intellectual Property Clinic, died May 12, 2020. Read his obituary.
Felice Gray-Kemp '96 has been named senior vice president and global general counsel at Cyient. Gray-Kemp will provide legal and strategic guidance on corporate transactions and oversee corporate governance, complianc, and employee matters.
Donald A. Browne '58, the first state’s attorney for the Fairfield Judicial District, has died. He served as the state's attorney for the newly created Fairfield district until his retirement in 1997. Read his obituary.