The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Chrysalis Center Inc. announced that Rosendo Garza Jr. '15 will join its board of directors. Chrysalis Center Inc. is a non-profit which serves more than 4,000 Connecticut families. Garza currently works at Day Pitney's Hartford office as an associate attorney. He previously served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Eckert Seamans announced that Winifred B. Gibbons '14 will join the firm's Boston office as an associate attorney. Gibbons will work in the lititgation department. Prior to joining the firm, Gibbons served as a judicial law clerk for the Rhode Island Trial Court.
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP announced Jenna Montesano '16 will join the firm as a Real Estate attorney out of the firm's Hartford office. Montesano previously worked at Shipman & goodwin LLP.
Donald W. Bania '74, a former communicant and avid UConn sports fan, died on September 12, 2018. Read his obituary.
Michelle Chase '87, former disability and mental health advocate and founder of Laurel House Art Association, died on July 12, 2018. Read her obituary.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Kari A. Dooley '88 as to the federal bench in the District of Connecticut on September 6, 2018. She was nominated by President Trump in December 2017 at the recommendation of Connecticut senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy. Dooley served as an assistant United States attorney for 12 years before she was appointed in 2004 to the Connecticut Superior Court. She began her career in private practice with Whitman and Ransom in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Jenna M. Montesano '16 has joined Hinckley Allen as a real estate associate in the firm's Hartford office. Her practice involves real estate, land use and business matters, representing corporate and real estate clients in loan, refinancing and recapitalization transactions.
Philip Pacelli '17 has joined Day Pitney as an associate in the firm's Hartford office, where his practice will focus on intellectual property. In addition to a JD from UConn School of Law, he earned an LLM in Intellectual Propery from Cardozo Law School.
Ronald M. Gregory '67, a former state elections enforcement officer and small business owner, died on August 28, 2018. Read his obituatry.
Judge Michael A. Albis '78 has been appointed chief administrative judge of family matters for the state of Connecticut. Albis has served as a Superior Court judge since 2013. Previously, he was a partner at Hilcoff & Albis, LLC in East Haven. Albis' appointment took effect as of September 4, 2018.