The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Lee Gold '97 was elected on Nov. 5, 2019, to his first term on the West Hartford Town Council. Gold, a lawyer with Butler, Norris & Gold in Hartford, is active in several community and civic organizations.
Josef Volman '91 has been named a "sports trailblazer" by The National Law Journal for his work in sports law. Volman has represented Sportvision, creator of the yellow 1st and Ten line for football, and led the purchase and sale of six minor league baseball teams. He has also crafted deals for three minor league hockey teams and helped bring the first United Soccer League team to Hartford.
Tucker Griffith '98 has joined Lathrop Gage as a partner in the firm's Intellectual Property Transactions Group. Griffith has more than 20 years’ experience in intellectual property law, including in prosecution, litigation, due diligence and transactional work in domestic and international markets. During his time at UConn School of Law, Griffith served as as managing editor of the Connecticut Law Review."
Karen DeMeola '96, the assistant dean for finance, administration and enrollment at UConn School of Law, will be the keynote speaker at the Equity Symposium at Goodwin College in East Hartford on Oct. 19, 2019. The event, organized by community leaders and educators from across Connecticut, promotes the advancement of equity work.
Peter Knight '96 was recognized by Lawyers for Children America for providing bro bono legal services to Connecticut children who are victims of abuse and neglect. He was honored at the organization’s awards event in Hartford on September 23, 2019.
Five UConn Law alumni are among a group of 20 former LeClairRyan attorneys hired by Barclay Damon LLP: Charles Andres '84, Deke Bowerman '75, Nic Ferland '92, Jake Pylman '11, and Shaleem Yaqoob LLM '14, JD '16. They will work in the firm's New Haven office. LeClairRyan announced in August 2019 that it was dissolving.
Beverly K. Streit-Kefalas '90 has been appointed probate court administrator in Connecticut, effective Sept. 3, 2019. As leader of the Office of the Probate Court Administrator, she will provide oversight and administrative 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.
Elizabeth M. Smith '98 has joined FordHarrison LLP as counsel. Smith has represented her clients in a full range of legal issues in private practice, as well as serving as in-house counsel in the health care field.
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.