The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Patent attorney Timothy S. Cieslak '12 has joined Murtha Cullina LLP as an associate in the firm's Hartford office. He is an experienced patent attorney with a background in mechanical engineering who works primarily preparing and prosecuting patent applications. He is a member of the bar in Connecticut and a patent agent registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Jason A. LaBerteaux '11 has joined the New York City Office of Scarinci Hollenbeck as counsel in the firm's Intellectual Property practice. He is an experienced patent attorney admitted to the bar in New York and Connecticut and for the the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. District Court of Connecticut and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
The Center for Children’s Advocacy recognized Robinson+Cole lawyer Jessica A.R. Hamilton '12 for her pro bono representation of immigrant children. She was honored at the organization’s Spring for Kids! Champion of Children Awards Gala in Hartford on May 8, 2018.
Kelly Scott '11 has been hired as an associate in the Family Law Practice of Pullman & Comley. Scott has experience in a number of Family Law areas including divorce, property division, alimony, child support, child custody and parenting access. Outside of the firm, Scott participates in the State of Connecticut’s Volunteer Attorney Program in Stamford.
Brendan Owens '12 has been named partner at Stafford Owens Law Firm. Owens, who joined the firm in 2012, practices mainly in business law, litigation, tax, estate planning and healthcare law.
Daren Daniels '10 has been promoted to senior attorney-adviser at the Social Security Administration's Office of Appellate Operations in Arlington, Virginia. He joined the Social Security Administration in 2014 as an attorney adviser.
Ashley R. Sauvé LLM '12 (Insurance Law) and Douglas S. Sauvé '10 of Coventry, Connecticut, happily announce the birth of their daughter, Petra Catherine Anne, on June 20, 2017.
Brittany L. Christensen '12 has joined the Business Law Practice Area at the Hartford office of Reid and Riege. Her practice focuses on general corporate and nonprofit governance, contracts, business formation and business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Reid and Riege, Christensen spent four years at a Big Four accounting firm where she provided tax consulting services to Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States.
Dr. Karen M. Restifo ’11 has been appointed associate dean for student affairs at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Previously Restifo worked at Texas Christian University and the University of North Texas Health Science School of Medicine, and was associate dean for student affairs at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.