The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Christopher Kriesen '93, a West Hartford resident, has established a new law firm in the Colt building in Hartford. The Kalon Law Firm, which practices exclusively in the area of insurance defense, allows lawyers and staff to work remotely and securely wherever they have an internet connection. Kriesen taught advocacy at UConn School of Law as an adjunct professor in 2000.
Matthew Hart ’97 has been named town manager of West Hartford. He previously served as town manager of Mansfield, where he supervised such projects as the construction of the Storrs Center, a community center, a skate park and a playground. He started work in his new position on Aug. 31, 2017.
Melissa Malone '05 has been appointed chief operating officer of the city of Providence, Rhode Island by Mayor Jorge Elorza. Previously, Malone served on the Providence School Board and also acted as the liaison to the Division of Municipal Finance under Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo. Most recently, Malone founded M2 Consulting, which handles contract analysis, project management, planning and policy issues.
Susan Seidler Chambers '80, a lawyer at Carmody & Torrance LLP for 27 years, died July 18, 2017. Read her obituary.
Two UConn Law alumni, Jessica Ritter ’06 and Christian Sager '13, have been named to the Hartford Business Journal's 2017 40 Under Forty list of up-and-coming young professionals. Ritter is an attorney with Shipman & Goodwin in Hartford. Sager is a senior project director at Travelers Insurance in Hartford.
Kiera McFadden-Roan ‘07 has been promoted from associate to counsel at the New Jersey law firm Parker McCay. McFadden-Roan has been with the firm since 2009 in the Creditors’ Rights area, where she mainly practices in foreclosure and title litigation as well as municipal violations. She works in the firm's Mount Laurel, New Jersey, office.
David Kazarian '50, a veteran of the Army and Navy and law degree holder, died July 2, 2017. Read his obituary.
Jonathan Kaplan '05 has been named a member of the firm Pullman & Comley. Kaplan's practice is mainly in the field of complex commercial litigation, and he handles cases involving business torts, trade practice claims, real estate litigation and bankruptcy litigation. Kaplan has been with Pullman & Comley since 2012. He work's in the firm's Hartford office.
John Brett '72, who had a long career as an attorney at Combustion Engineering and ASEA Brown Boveri, died June 29, 2017. Read his obituary.
John B. Sullivan '60, an accomplished lawyer, athlete and veteran, died June 26, 2017. Read his obituary.