The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Alice Gale '77, an author and lifelong public servant, died on January 9, 2018. Read her obituary.
John Leary '67, a professor of Legal Studies at Quinnipiac University for more than 20 years, died in January 2018. Read his obituary.
Shelagh H. O'Neill '79, co-founder of the first all-women law firm in Connecticut, died January 3, 2018. Read her obituary.
Joel Levy '73, a lawyer with over 30 years of experience, died on December 29, 2017. Read his obituary.
William C. Brown '74 has received the Pomeranz-O’Brien Award from the Connecticut Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section. The award is presented annually to a lawyer who has demonstrated excellence in workers' compensation law. Brown, a founding member of the Workers' Compensation Section, implemented the Workers’ Compensation Specialist Certification program. He works with the Law Office of Angelo Paul Sevarino, mediating compensation claims.
Anthony Guerrera '63, an attorney who practiced for over 53 years, died on November 18, 2017. Read his obituary.
President Trump has nominated John Durham '75 to be Connecticut's next U.S. Attorney. Durham began his career as a prosecutor in the New Haven State Attorney's office and then joined the U.S. Attorney's office, where he has served as acting U.S. attorney, deputy U. S. attorney and chief of the office’s criminal division. He is known for his prosecution of organized crime and corruption in Boston in the James “Whitey” Bulger case and for investigating the destruction of CIA videotapes amid allegations of torture. His appointment requires confirmation by the U.S. Senate.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Joan C. Margolis '78 will retire as of April 30, 2018, Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall has announced. Margolis, the first woman appointed U.S. magistrate judge for the District of Connecticut, has served nearly 33 years. Before she became a magistrate, she was an associate at Wiggin & Dana in New Haven and one of the first law clerks for Judge Ellen Bree Burns, who was the first female judge for the District of Connecticut. As a student at UConn School of Law, Margolis served as notes & comments editor of the Connecticut Law Review.
Peter Ambrose '70 will receive the Myrtle Miller Republican of the Year Award at the Fairfield Annual Lobster Bake and Awards Ceremony on September 22, 2017. Ambrose has served in many leadership roles during his 14-year tenure on the Fairfield Representative Town Meeting and is involved in many other community committees, including the Economic Development Commission and the Blight Committee.
Two UConn Law alumni will be honored as Distinguished Leaders at the annual Professional Excellence Awards dinner, sponsored by the Connecticut Law Tribune, at the Bond Room in Hartford on Oct. 3, 2017. They are Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane '68 and Judge James Tancredi '79 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, a long-time partner at Day Pitney.