Class Action - August '12

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'70s

David G. Brock '72 was a panelist at two seminars "Ethics 2012: Being Good When Times Are Bad," presented by the New York State Bar Association, and "Ethics Update for the Civil Litigator," presented by the Erie Institute of Law and the Bar Association of Erie County, in Buffalo. Brock, a partner in the Buffalo office of Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, is a former vice president of the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association. He lives in East Amherst, N.Y.

Gerald B. Cohen '72 has written the fiction Son of a Pope. Cohen, who was an engineer for 20 years, is a retired attorney who practiced in Buffalo for 30 years. He lives in Las Vegas, Nev.

Neil A. Goldberg '73 of Eden, N.Y., has been named in Who's Who Legal in the products liability defense category. Goldberg is a founding partner with Goldberg Segalla in Buffalo.

William F. Savino '75 was elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Bar Association of Erie County, in Buffalo. Savino is a senior partner and chairman of the business litigation and insolvency department in the Buffalo office of Damon Morey. He is a bridge course lecturer at SUNY Buffalo Law School and a past president of the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association. Savino lives in Amherst, N.Y.

Louis P. DiLorenzo '76 was listed in "The Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys" and "2012 Top 20 Management-Side Labor Lawyers" by Human Resource Executive. DiLorenzo is managing partner with Bond Schoeneck & King in the Garden City, N.Y., and New York City offices, and an emeritus member of SUNY Buffalo Law School's Dean's Advisory Council.

Kathleen M. Mehltretter '78 received the Millicent Heller Award from the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo for her volunteer work, dedication and support. She has also become a member of the Mount Mercy Academy board of directors in Buffalo. Mehltretter is retired from the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney's office in Buffalo after 31 years of service. She is a past recipient of a Law Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumna Award. She lives in Orchard Park, N.Y.

James M. Mucklewee '78 was admitted to the American College of Trial Lawyers. He practices with the personal injury firm Brown Chiari in Lancaster, N.Y. Mucklewee lives in East Aurora, N.Y.

Francis M. Letro '79 was elected chairman of the University at Buffalo Foundation for a one-year term. Letro, a Buffalo solo practitioner, is a past recipient of the Edwin F. Jaeckle Award, the highest honor SUNY Buffalo Law School and the Law Alumni Association can bestow, and the Law Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is a member of the Dean's Advisory Council and in June 2002 committed $1 million to SUNY Buffalo Law School to establish the Francis M. Letro Courtroom, one of the first functional courtrooms housed in a law school. He is a Buffalo resident.

David G. Brock '72

Neil A. Goldberg '73

Louis P. DiLorenzo '76

'80s

Cecile A. Lawrence '82 of Apalachin, N.Y., has co-authored Movements in Time: Revolution, Social Justice and Times of Change. Lawrence is a social justice activist and maintains two blogs, Artcalight and CecileLawrence

Jill L. Paperno '84 has written the book Representing the Accused: A Practical Guide to Criminal Defense. She is second assistant public defender in the Monroe County Public Defender's Office in Rochester, N.Y. Paperno lives in Pittsford, N.Y.

Edward J. Markarian '85 of Amherst, N.Y., was elected to the board of directors of the Bar Association of Erie County, in Buffalo, for a three-year term. Markarian is a partner with Magavern Magavern Grimm in Buffalo, practicing trusts and estates, litigation and appeals.

Daniel J. Marren '85 was elected to the board of directors of the Bar Association of Erie County, in Buffalo, for a three-year term. He is law clerk to Hon. Paula L. Feroleto '82 , administrative judge of the New York State Supreme Court, 8th Judicial District, in Buffalo. Marren, also an adjunct faculty member at SUNY Buffalo Law School, lives in West Seneca, N.Y.

Bruce W. Hoover '87 was elected deputy treasurer of the Bar Association of Erie County, in Buffalo. He is a partner with Goldberg Segalla in the Buffalo office, practicing business and commercial and surety law. Hoover lives in Kenmore, N.Y.

David M. Stillwell '87 was elected to the board of directors of the Bar Association of Erie County, in Buffalo, for a one-year term. Stillwell is a partner with Anspach Law in the Buffalo office, practicing hospital liability, medical malpractice, toxic tort, municipal liability and personal injury litigation. He is a Buffalo resident.

Gregg S. Maxwell '89 has become an associate with Vinal & Vinal in Buffalo. He handles cases involving no-fault arbitration, insurance matters, civil litigation and trial work. Maxwell was previously a solo practitioner and a past adjunct faculty member at SUNY Buffalo Law School. He lives in Buffalo.

'90s

Hon. Jeffrey P. Markello '90 was elected president of the Western New York Collaborative Law Professionals. He is Town of Aurora justice in East Aurora, N.Y., where he resides. Markello is also a partner in the general-practice firm Sakowski & Markello in Elma, N.Y.

Elizabeth M. Savino '92 has been named vice president of human resources and a corporate officer with CTG, an IT solutions and services company in Buffalo. She will oversee all HR and communication programs, including employee and management support and development, as well as employment law compliance, training, compensation and benefits management. Savino lives in Amherst, N.Y.

Sarah Herzog '94 was named 2012 Woman of the Year by the Wisconsin Law Journal. Herzog is senior vice president and general counsel with Wheaton Franciscan Services in Wheaton, Ill.

Marianne Mariano '94 was elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Bar Association of Erie County, in Buffalo. She is a federal public defender with the federal Public Defender's Office, Western District of New York, in Buffalo, where she resides.

Kevin E. Raphael '94 was a presenter at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's CLE "Understanding the Basics of Fraud & Abuse in the Health Care Industry" in Philadelphia, where he resides. He is a partner with Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti in Philadelphia and co-chair of the firm's health care litigation practice group.

Terri L. LoTempio '95 has opened her own firm in Buffalo. The firm handles cases involving matrimonial and family law, criminal law and personal injury litigation. LoTempio is a resident of Amherst, N.Y.

Amy Habib Rittling '95 will receive the Women of Influence Award from Business First, Lake Shore Savings Bank and Kaleida Health on Sept. 19 for her contributions to the community. She is a partner with Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman in Buffalo and a member of the board of directors of the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association. Rittling lives in Amherst, N.Y.

Joanna L. Silver '97 has joined Harris Beach as a partner in the New York City office. Silver specializes in educational institutions, immigration law, and labor and employment law. She lives in Park Ridge, N.J.

Josephine Banuelos '98 received the Irwin Award from the Ventura County Criminal Defense Bar Association in Ventura, Calif. Banuelos is a public defender with the Ventura County Public Defender's Office in Ventura, where she resides.

Corinne A. Carey '98 was appointed to the New York State Health Information Network Policy Committee. Carey will represent patient interests on the committee, developing policies and procedures governing the state's electronic health information exchange. She is assistant legislative director of the New York Civil Liberties Union in New York City. Carey lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Bridget M. O'Connell '98 has been elected president of the Western New York chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York. O'Connell is mediation manager at the Center for Resolution and Justice at Child and Family Services in Buffalo, where she resides.

Elizabeth M. Savino '92

Kevin E. Raphael '94

Joanna L. Silver '97

'00s

Nadine C. Bell '02 has been appointed to the board of directors of Oneida Healthcare in Oneida, N.Y. Bell is a partner with Costello Cooney & Fearon in Syracuse, N.Y. She is a member of the municipal law practice group, concentrating on municipal law, land use and zoning with emphasis in regulatory interpretation and compliance, legislation and environmental law. Bell is a resident of Canastota, N.Y.

James S. Skloda '02 has become associate real estate counsel with Sheetz Inc., in Altoona, Pa. He was previously a partner with Hancock Estabrook in Syracuse, N.Y. Skloda lives in Hollidaysburg, Pa.

Hope R. Jay '04 was elected to the board of directors of the Bar Association of Erie County, in Buffalo, for a one-year term. She is a solo practitioner, focusing her practice in criminal defense, matrimonial and family law, personal injury, immigration, bankruptcy, wills, trusts and estates. Jay is a Buffalo resident.

Brendan J. Rich '05 has become a partner with Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman in Buffalo. He practices corporate law and specializes in Canadian cross-border representation. Before joining the firm, he practiced with Phillips Lytle in Buffalo, where he resides.

Patrick A. Quinlan '06 has joined Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel as an associate in the Buffalo office. He practices patent and trademark prosecution and litigation. Quinlan previously practiced with Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds in Concord, Mass. He lives in Amherst, N.Y.

Melissa N. Subjeck '06 has been selected for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, a professional organization comprising America's top young trial attorneys. Subjeck is a senior associate with Hodgson Russ in the Buffalo office, practicing business litigation and intellectual property. She lives in Elma, N.Y.

Samuel A. Ark '09 is practicing as an associate with Sargent & Collins in Williamsville, N.Y. He is a member of the real estate practice group, representing financial institutions. Ark resides in Silver Creek, N.Y.

Daniel S. Gvertz '09 has joined Vinal & Vinal as an associate in Buffalo. He deals with matters regarding no-fault arbitration, insurance claims, civil litigation and trial work. Gvertz lives in Tonawanda, N.Y.

Michael E. Hickey '09 is practicing as an associate with Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel in the labor and employment practice group in the Buffalo office.

'10s

Brian J. Alterio '10 has become an associate with Watson Bennett Colligan & Schechter in Buffalo. He practices insurance defense, matrimonial and family law, and workers' compensation. Alterio lives in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Thomas S. Johnson Jr. '10 is an attorney with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s Enforcement Section in Washington, D.C., handling bank enforcement and supervision matters. He was previously a member of the FDIC Honors Attorney Program. Johnson lives in Arlington, Va.

Brooke D. Youngwirth '10 has joined Carter Conboy as an associate in the Albany, N.Y., office. She practices civil litigation defense, employment law and professional liability law. Youngwirth lives in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Jennifer Early '11 has become an associate with Berardi Immigration Law in Buffalo. She focuses on employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions and works with corporate clients and individual foreign nationals. Early lives in Buffalo.

Louis C. Mussari '11 is practicing as an associate with Brown & Kelly in Buffalo in the litigation department. He lives in Amherst, N.Y.

Marriages

Congratulations to the following newlyweds:

  • Gerald S. Lippes '64 and Jody Ulrich, July 22, 2012
  • Jack O'Donnell '10 and Marina Vranich, July 28, 2012

In Memoriam

The Law School extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of the following alumnus:

  • Joseph A. Scime '49, Amherst, N.Y.
  • George M. Zimmerman '49, Buffalo
  • Philip Lippa '50, Williamsville, N.Y.
  • Michael C. Battaglia '59, Buffalo
  • Daniel J. Kij '60, Hamburg, N.Y.
  • Alan D. Goldstein '69, East Amherst, N.Y.
  • John R. Bell '96, Las Vegas, Nev.