The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
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.
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.
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.
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.