The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
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.
Kenneth J. Bartschi '96 and Carolyn Kaas '83, were named 2019 Distinguished Leaders by the Connecticut Law Tribune. Bartschi is a partner at Horton, Dowd, Bartschi & Levesque, PC, and Kaas is a faculty member at Quinnipiac University School of Law.
Shipman & Goodwin LLP announced the hiring of Perry Zinn Rowthorn '97 as partner on February 4, 2019. He will be a member of the firm's new State Attorneys General Practice Group. Rowthorn was previously Connecticut's chief deputy attorney general.
Mercedes G. Alonzo Cortes ’93 has published a children's book, "Adventure in Pico Bonito." The book, inspired by the author's visit to Pico Bonito National Park in Honduras, features her prose and artwork. It is available in English and Spanish. The story follows two siblings on an adventure through the rain forest and their encounters with the animals that live there. Cortes, who was born in Honduras, announced that part of the book's profits will benefit education and wildlife conservation in Honduras. Cortes has worked as an assistant attorney general in the Connecticut Attorney General's Office for more than 18 years.
Connecticut Governor-elect Ned Lamont has announced that . Clark has served as a Bridgeport Superior Court judge for the last seven months. Before that, Clark spent 14 years working for several attorneys general in Connecticut. Lamont will be sworn in on January 9, 2019.
The Aesthetic Business Institute has named Karen Albright '90 to its board of directors. The Aesthetic Business Institute will launch officially in 2019 as an educational program designed to provide training to those working in the aesthetic medical industry. Albright is the owner and president of BodyLase Skin Spa, a medical salon.
Denise R. Polivy '97, a former federal clerk and longtime Connecticut bankrupcty attorney, died on November 29, 2018. Read her obituary.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP announced that Renée M. Dailey '99 will join the firm's brand new financial restructuring and global debt finance team. Dailey, who previously co-led bankruptcy litigation at Morgan Lewis, joined Akin Gump's Hartford office. Along with Dailey, the firm brought on three other experienced attorneys, who, along with Dailey, will make up the brand new team.