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Class Notes 1993




Hooker Class

Moody Jr. Class

Voelker Class

Swainson Class

Dawes, Terry, an associate attorney with McKeen & Associates, a medical malpractice and personal injury law firm based in Detroit, Michigan, was named to the 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Marhefka, Richard A., was promoted to partner at the Rothman Gordon Law Firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He joined the firm in 2014. In addition to his personal injury practice, he is a member of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability practices.

Thomas, Carol, an attorney in Saginaw, Michigan, was crowned Ms. Senior USA 2016. She won Ms. Senior Michigan in 2014 and Mrs. Michigan in 1988.

Christensen, Kristy, A., was named a partner in the firm of McCarty Law in Appleton, Wisconsin. She has been an attorney with the firm since 2006 and focuses her practice on civil litigation and mediation, intellectual property law, and construction law. She also leads the firm’s mediation practice.


Tripp, Amy R., was appointed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to the Commission on Services to the Aging.

Moore Class Chernich, Scott A., an attorney with Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, was listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2017, in Banking & Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. 1994 Williams Class Callaghan, Steve, was elected as Circuit Judge for Nicholas County, West Virginia. He will take office Jan. 1, 2017. Craft, James Wiley II, was appointed as judge for the 47th Circuit Court in Kentucky. Doerr, James, a criminal defense attorney at Lavelle Law in Palatine, Illinois, has launched a podcast series, Liberty and the Law. E-mail: 1995

Steere Class LaMountain, R. Scott, head of major crimes (homicide) with the Middlesex County (New Jersey) Prosecutor’s Office, obtained a conviction on a cold case that made national news, the State v. Michelle Lodzinski.


Black Class Galloway, Warren S., Jr., authored a book, “10 Easy Steps to Starting a Business.” He is the owner of Warren Galloway & Associates LLC, which provides small business consulting services to government entities, nonprofits, private companies, the disabled, and individuals who are committed to rebuilding their communities, promoting self-employment, and developing independent living skills. He also co-founded HR Talent Group, a nationwide permanent and contract staffing firm, is an adjunct professor of business at Baker College in Clinton Township, Michigan, and is Project Manager with TechTown Detroit SWOT City program. Phone: (248) 890-4079; email: 1997

Adams Class Frommer, Peter J., joined Goldberg Segalla in West Palm Beach, Florida, as a member of the firm’s Toxic Torts, Product Liability, and Business and Commercial Practice Groups. His practice focuses on representing defendants in asbestos and toxic tort litigation. He was previously with Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.



Flannigan Class Nichols, Michael J., of The Nichols Law Firm, PLLC, was selected as a 2016 Fellow by the Ingham County Bar Foundation. 2001

Grech-Clapper, Caroline A., of the Hanover Law Group in Southfield, Michigan, was appointed to the Livonia Human Relations Commission. She is also the president of the Women Officials Network Foundation, which encourages women to become involved in public policy through elected and appointed office.

Huff, Carrie E., joined the Gallagher Law Firm, PLC, in East Lansing, Michigan. She specializes in the areas of domestic relations/ family law, as well as personal protection litigation and general civil litigation. She has been named a Michigan Super Lawyers’ Rising Star every year since 2011 and was named one of the Top 5 Under 35 by the Ingham County Bar Association in 2013.



T. Johnson Class

McAllister Class

Hitchcock, Anita, was named as the city attorney for Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Sweeney, Jonathan, was elected Prosecuting Attorney for Nicholas County, West Virginia. He takes office Jan. 1, 2017.

Blair Jr. Class

Vamvakas, Jamie (Leavitt), has joined AIG in the Healthcare Claims Department as a Senior Complex Claims Analyst, in Chicago, Illinois. She previously worked for over 14 years as a medical malpractice attorney with a Chicago-based law firm, defending the interests of hospitals, surgery centers, physicians, long-term care facilities and other medical professionals. 2002

Chase Class Alane, Natalie, with Alane & Chartier, PLC, was selected as a 2016 Fellow by the Ingham County Bar Foundation.


Reid Class Braem, Michael, co-authored an article, Curiouser and Curiouser Excuses for Legal Jargon,” in the October 2016 issue of the Michigan Bar Journal. Robinson, Kevin J., appears on cover of the July-September 2016 issue of The West Virginia Lawyer magazine for a story talking about the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. He is an attorney with Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe PLLC in Beckley, West Virginia.

Benchmark | Winter 2016