The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has appointed Kevin O'Connor '92 to serve on the UConn Board of Trustees. O'Connor graduated from UConn Law in 1992 with high honors and was recognized with the Distinguished Graduate Award. O'Connor served as an associate attorney general under President George W. Bush from 2008-2009. Most recently, O'Connor works as chief legal counsel for Point 72 in Stamford, Connecticut.
The seventh novel by James Hankins '98, titled A Blood Thing, was released on June 5, 2018, by Thomas & Mercer. Hankins' previous books are The Inside Dark, Shady Cross, The Prettiest One, Brothers and Bones, Jack of Spades, and Drawn.
Christopher Kriesen '93, founder and principal of the Kalon Law Firm in Hartford, was honored as a 2018 Game Changer by the Connecticut Law Tribune. The Game Changer award, new in 2018, honors attorneys who have positively affected public policy or best practices. Kriesen was among five Connecticut attorneys recognized. The Tribune's fourth annual awards dinner was held May 24, 2018 in Hartford.
Marcy Tench Stovall '93 Pullman & Comley was recognized as a 2018 Unsung Hero by the Connecticut Law Tribune. The Unsung Hero category was new this year and the award is given to attorneys who worked behind the scenes or went unrecognized on a major project. Stovall chairs the Connecticut Bar Association's Committee on Professional Ethics and serves as liaison to the Connecticut Courts Rules Committee. The Tribune's fourth annual awards dinner was held May 24, 2018 in Hartford.
Saxe Doernberger & Vita has announced that Hugh D. Hughes '97 will join the firm's Trumbull, Connecticut, office. The firm has offices in three states and represents corporate clients. Hughes has experience in complex litigation and appeals and specializes in insurance law.
The Connecticut legislature confirmed 11 UConn alumni as judges of the Superior Court in votes taken May 3, 2018. All 11 were nominated to the bench by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The new judges are: Claudia A. Baio '89; Tejas Bhatt '03; Suzanne E. Caron '88; Robert W. Clark '97; Eric D. Coleman '77; Ann E. Lynch '90; Jennifer Macierowski '95; Maureen Price-Boreland '92; Joseph B. Schwartz '07; James Sicilian '81; and James Field Spallone '92.