The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Shirley V. Hoogstra '86 delivered the commencement address at Mount Vernon Nazarene University's graduation ceremony on May 5, 2018. The ceremony was held in R.R. Hodges Chapel, on the school's campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Hoogstra serves as president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
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.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has appointed Stephen M. Morelli '86 chairman of the Workers' Compensation Commission. Morelli has been a member of the commission since 2012. He previously served as the deputy mayor of Berlin, Connecticut, and was also the chairman of Berlin's Ordinance Committee.
Kevin Sullivan 82' will leave his position as commissioner of revenue services for the state of Connecticut on May 10, 2018, to take a position with Verus Analytics, based in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has headed the Department of Revenue Services since 2011, after serving as a Connecticut state senator from 1986 to 2004, as the state senate's president pro tempore from 1997 to 2004, and as lieutenant governor from 2004 to 2007. He previously served on the West Hartford Town Council and as the town's mayor and deputy mayor.
The Connecticut Bar Association presented Thomas J. Farrell '85 with The Honorable Anthony V. DeMayo Pro Bono Award at a ceremony on April 12, 2018. Farrell, an attorney with Hinckley Allen in Hartford, was honored for volunteering his legal services to help consumers facing bankruptcy and tenants facing eviction, including two veterans who were threatened with eviction and homelessness in 2017.
Thomas Ullmann '80, well-known public defender and death penalty abolitionist, died on April 14, 2018. Read his obituary.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has nominated two more UConn Law alumni to serve as judges of the state Superior Court: Claudia A. Baio '89, a partner at Howard, Kohn, Sprague & Fitzgerald LLP in Hartford, and Assistant Public Defender Tejas Bhatt '03.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has nominated three UConn Law alumni to serve as judges of the state Superior Court: former state Sen. Eric D. Coleman '77; Assistant Attorney General Ann E. Lynch '90, and James Sicilian '81, general counsel for Day Pitney LLP.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has nominated five UConn Law alumni to serve as judges of the state Superior Court: Suzanne E. Caron '88, a partner with Caron & Parris LLC; Robert W. Clark '97, special counsel to the Connecticut Attorney General; Maureen Price-Boreland '92, executive director of Community Partners in Action; Joseph B. Schwartz '07, a partner with Murtha Cullina LLP; and James Field Spallone '92, the chief legal counsel in the Connecticut General Assembly’s House Democratic Caucus.
Richard Gifford '84 was an expert panelist at a discussion of the history of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, through its land records on March 18, 2018, in the Russells Mills Schoolhouse in Dartmouth. The event was hosted by the Dartmouth Historical & Arts Society. Gifford is known for his expertise in the history and genealogy of the area.