The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
William Davis '55 and Claudia Baio '89 were recognized as 2018 Distinguished Leaders by the Connecticut Law Tribune. The award is given annually to lawyers who achieve a major accomplishment during the year while demonstrating strong leadership skills. The Tribune's fourth annual awards dinner was held May 24, 2018 in Hartford.
Christopher Kriesen '93, founder and principal of the Kalon Law Firm in Hartford, was honored as a 2018 Game Changer by the Connecticut Law Tribune. The Game Changer award, new in 2018, honors attorneys who have positively affected public policy or best practices. Kriesen was among five Connecticut attorneys recognized. The Tribune's fourth annual awards dinner was held May 24, 2018 in Hartford.
Marcy Tench Stovall '93 Pullman & Comley was recognized as a 2018 Unsung Hero by the Connecticut Law Tribune. The Unsung Hero category was new this year and the award is given to attorneys who worked behind the scenes or went unrecognized on a major project. Stovall chairs the Connecticut Bar Association's Committee on Professional Ethics and serves as liaison to the Connecticut Courts Rules Committee. The Tribune's fourth annual awards dinner was held May 24, 2018 in Hartford.
Judge José Rodriguez ‘80, who served as a New York City Housing Court judge for more than 27 years, died on May 12, 2018. Read more here.
Berchem Moses PC has announced that Edwin D. Colon '09 will join the firm's Milford, Connecticut office. Colon will serve as an associate attorney in the firm's Education Law Department. Colon previously served as dirctor of the Immigrant Children's Justice Project at the Center for Children's Advocacy.
The Center for Children’s Advocacy recognized Robinson+Cole lawyer Jessica A.R. Hamilton '12 for her pro bono representation of immigrant children. She was honored at the organization’s Spring for Kids! Champion of Children Awards Gala in Hartford on May 8, 2018.
Saxe Doernberger & Vita has announced that Hugh D. Hughes '97 will join the firm's Trumbull, Connecticut, office. The firm has offices in three states and represents corporate clients. Hughes has experience in complex litigation and appeals and specializes in insurance law.
Eunice Groark '65, Connecticut's first female lieutenant governor, died on May 8, 2018. Read her obituary.
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.