The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Linda E. Christenson '83, an environmental attorney and the longtime director of Pride of Baltimore, Inc., died on February 25 2019. Read her obituary.
The Connecticut Bar Association awarded Hon. Anne C. Dranginis '72 its 2018 John Eldred Shields Distinguished Professional Service Award. The award is given to a Connecticut attorney whose work has benefitted their community or the profession at large. Since her retirement from the the bench in 2006, Judge Dranginis has worked at Pullman & Comley, where she specializes in divorce law.
Kenneth J. Bartschi '96 and Carolyn Kaas '83, were named 2019 Distinguished Leaders by the Connecticut Law Tribune. Bartschi is a partner at Horton, Dowd, Bartschi & Levesque, PC, and Kaas is a faculty member at Quinnipiac University School of Law.
Five UConn Law alumni were recognized for their legal work by the Connecticut Law Tribune on March 7, 2019. Kenneth J. Krayeske '10 was recognized in the "Game Changer" category; Chad A. McDaniel '01 in the "GC Impact" category; Antonio Robaina '79 as an "Officiator"; Juri E. Taalman '99 in the "Unsung Hero" category; and Sarah Stark Oldham '88 as a mentor.
Nine UConn Law alumni were honored as New Leaders in the Law by the Connecticut Law Tribune on March 7, 2019. The alumni are: Cindy Cieslak '12; Daniel D. Kagan '14; Daniel Lage '15; Hailey Rice '12; Benjamin C. Jensen '15; Dorothy Lila Foster '04; DeVaughn L. Ward '11; Latonia C. Williams '09; Tara A. Sheldon '13; Laura Ann Keller '15.
David Brown '62, the first chairman of the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and a longtime Connecticut attorney, died on February 26, 2019. Read his obituary.
James C. Moon '00 has been elected vice chair of the board of directors of A Wider Bridge, the group announced on February 27, 2019. A Wider Bridge is an advocacy group working toward equality for the LGBTQ community in Israel. Moon is currently a partner at the Miami-based firm Meland Russin & Budwick.
Christopher Morelli '13 has joined the New England-based law firm Salomone & Morelli, the firm announced on February 22, 2019. Morelli will practice out of the firm's Connecticut location.
UniBank announced that Cherie Lisee '12 has joined the bank as vice president, compliance and risk manager and privacy officer. Lisee previously worked at Santander Bank.
Lawrence C. Klaczak '66, who served as a Connecticut Superior Court judge for more than 30 years, died on February 20, 2019. Read his obituary.