The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Beverly K. Streit-Kefalas '90 has been appointed probate court administrator in Connecticut, effective Sept. 3, 2019. She will lead the Office of the Probate Court Administrator, which provides oversight and aminstrative support for the state's probate courts. Streit-Kefalas was elected probate judge for the town of Milford, Connecticut, in 1998 and was re-elected through the probate court's consolidation into the Milford-Orange Probate Court in 2010. She is a past president of the Connecticut Probate Assembly and is active in state and regional initiatives related to the probate courts.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has named four UConn Law alumnae to the Council on Women and Girls Steering Committee. They are Karen DeMeola '96, an associate dean at UConn School of Law and past president of the Connecticut Bar Association; Michelle Duprey '93, director of the Department of Services for Persons with Disabilities for the city of New Haven; Aigné Goldsby '16, an associate with Neubert, Pepe & Monteith P.C. and founder of Black Esquire; and Ndidi Moses '05, an assistant United States attorney and civil rights coordinator in the District of Connecticut.
Shipman & Goodwin has announced that Robert E. Grady '99 has joined the firm's Real Estate practice group as a partner in the Hartford office. Before joining Shipman & Goodwin, Grady was a founding partner of Logan Grady LLC, a commercial and residential real estate law firm in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. He was previously an associate in the Finance and Real Estate Group at Dechert LLP. At Shipman & Goodwin, Grady will continue to represent clients in real estate, corporate and finance transactions.
Vincent Pace, J.D. '98, LL.M. '09 was recently promoted to the position of assistant general counsel at Eversource Energy. Eversource is a Fortune 500 companythat provides electric, natural gas and water service to customers in New England. Pace's practice area includes state regulatory proceedings in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Pace previously served as associate general counsel.
Crain’s Chicago Business named Keith Moskowitz '98 one of its inaugural Notable Gen X Leaders in the Law. The list recognizes Chicago's best lawyers, who consistently go above and beyond to serve their clients. Moskowitz is currently a partner at Dentons law firm.
Richard A. Wilde '93, a longtime immigration law attorney and ABC News director, died on May 24, 2019. Read his obituary.
Josef B. Volman '91 will be honored as an "Outstanding Community Leader" by Jewish Family Services of Metrowest at the organization's Seize the Dream event on April 30, 2019. Volman is a partner and vice president of the board of directors at Burns & Levinson, a Boston-area general practice firm.
Kurt Michael Foley '90, self-employed contractor and former member of the Hollywood Stuntmen’s Union, died. Read his obituary.
Justine Rakich-Kelly '91 has been awarded the Connecticut Bar Association's 2018 Charles J. Parker Legal Services Award. The award is given to a Connecticut attorney who demonstrates a strong commitment to serving Connecticut's most disadvantaged populations. Rakich-Kelly is currently the executive director of the Children's Law Center of Connecticut.