The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
The seventh novel by James Hankins '98, titled A Blood Thing, was released on June 5, 2018, by Thomas & Mercer. Hankins' previous books are The Inside Dark, Shady Cross, The Prettiest One, Brothers and Bones, Jack of Spades, and Drawn.
Melissa Malone '05 has been named town administrator in Natick, Massachusetts. She previously served as chief operating officer of the city of Providence, Rhode Island, and founded M2 Consulting, which handles contract analysis, project management, planning and policy issues.
Jason A. LaBerteaux '11 has joined the New York City Office of Scarinci Hollenbeck as counsel in the firm's Intellectual Property practice. He is an experienced patent attorney admitted to the bar in New York and Connecticut and for the the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. District Court of Connecticut and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
Robert Kiley '87 will be ordained as a permanent deacon at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph on June 2, 2018. Kiley, along with five other men also being ordained Saturday, will join more than 175 active deacons of the Archdiocese of Hartford. Kiley works as a principal attorney, defending health care providers in medical malpractices cases, at Danaher Lagnese, PC.
The Connecticut Law Tribune recognized Aigne Goldsby '16, Nisha Kapur '14, Aaron Levy '06, and Stephen Napier '09 as 2018 New Leaders in the Law at an awards dinner on May 24, 2018, in Hartford. The annual award recognizes Connecticut lawyers under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence in the courtroom and in client services.
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.
Brian Farnen '03, general counsel and chief legal officer of the Connecticut Green Bank, and Moses Vargas '07, general counsel of the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, were honored as 2018 GC Impact of the Year award winners by the Connecticut Law Tribune. The award is given annually to recognize in-house attorneys who had a significant accomplishment. 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.