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alumni news position on the law faculty at William Mitchell beginning in the fall 2009. Deer was one of the first recipients of KU Law’s Tribal Lawyer Certificate and she will become the seventh female law professor in the United States who is also a citizen of a federally recognized Indian tribe. Deer delivered the keynote address at KU Law’s 14th annual Diversity in Law Banquet in March. Kyle N. Roehler, L’99, has become a shareholder in the Kansas City, Mo., law firm of Foland, Wickens, Eisfelder, Roper & Hofer PC, where he practices in the area of civil litigation and insurance law. Rachel Smith, L’99, and Chris Vickers welcomed daughter, Maya Elizabeth Marie, in August 2008.

2000s Heather Jones, L’00, has been recognized as a 2009 Rising Legal Leader by a Kansas City legal newspaper. Kansas City Legal Leaders are a devoted cadre of lawyers, judges, public officials, legal scholars and law students who put their communities first. Jones is a shareholder in the law firm Seigfreid, Bingham, Levy, Selzer & Gee. She was nominated for taking on numerous leadership roles and committee positions at the firm. She is also active in the community and serves in various capacities for the Lawyers Association of Kansas City, including being a president of the Young Lawyers Section. She also chairs the Liberty Arts Commission and participates in the Leadership Northland class. Jacqueline M. Sexton, L’00, became a shareholder in the Kansas City, Mo., law firm of Foland, Wickens, Eisfelder, Roper & Hofer PC, where she practices in the area of civil litigation, with an emphasis on employment,

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banking and insurance law matters. Dawn (Cook) Blunda, L’01, St. Louis, Mo., is pleased to announce the birth of daughter Izabelle Taylor in February 2008, and the graduation from high school of her daughter Krystol in May 2009. Jason H. Klein, L’01, is practicing with Latham, Shuker, Eden & Beaudine LLP in Orlando, Fla. Stefan Padfield, L’01, assistant professor at the University of Akron, C. Blake McDowell Law Center, had his article, “Is Puffery Material to Investors? Maybe We Should Ask Them,” 10 U. Penn. J. Bus. & Emp. L. 339 (2008) selected by the Law Alumni Association for the Thomas G. Byers Memorial Award for Outstanding Faculty Publication.

Bradley C. Friesen, L’02, an attorney at Bell, Davis & Pitt PA, has been named a director of the Winston-Salem-based law firm. His practice concentrates in bank litigation, commercial litigation, uniform commercial code, business litigation, condemnation/ eminent domain, civil litigation, landlord/ tenant-commercial, and landlord/tenantresidential disputes. Timothy Glassco, L’02, returned to the private sector as a principal at the Podesta Group, a government relations and public affairs firm in Washington, D.C., after working on Barack Obama’s campaign and inaugural committee. Crystal Nesheim Johnson, L’02, and husband Chad welcomed daughter, Sydney Marie, in October 2008. Johnson is a deputy state’s attorney for Minnehaha County in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Travis L. Salmon, L’01, has become a shareholder in the Kansas City, Mo., office of Polsinelli Shughart PC. Salmon practices in business litigation with an emphasis in complex commercial litigation.

Maria Macoubrie, L’02, and her husband, Brad, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Brynna Claire Macoubrie, in September 2008. Brynna joins big brother, Brody, 3. Macoubrie is an associate in the Kansas City, Mo., office of Bryan Cave LLP.

Christopher P. Sobba, L’01, has become a shareholder in the Kansas City, Mo., office of Polsinelli Shughart PC. Sobba practices in construction and business litigation.

Jamie Huffman Jones, L’03, was named a 2008 Mid-South Rising Star by Super Lawyer Magazine. She is practicing with Friday, Eldredge & Clark LLP in Little Rock, Ark.

Elizabeth A. Srp, L’01, and her husband, Dan, welcomed their daughter, Josephine Julia, in February 2009.

Barbara Privat, L’03, joined the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office in February 2008. Barbara and husband, Todd, were expecting their second child in April 2009, who was to join Kyle, 2.

Diane Forge Bauersfeld, L’02, has been named a Law Librarian Fellow at the University of Denver, where she will earn her master’s degree in library and information science with a law specialization. Bauersfeld and her husband, Reid, welcomed their son, Reid Egan, in 2005 and their daughter, Ellory Anne, in 2007. They reside in Loveland, Colo.

Jeffrey M. Schwartz, L’03, has started the law firm of Schwartz & Waible LLC in Fort Collins, Colo. It is a general practice specializing in criminal defense representation. Schwartz previously practiced as a Colorado Public Defender for more than five years.

KU Law Magazine | Spring 2009  

A magazine for alumni and friends of the University of Kansas School of Law. Story highlights include: Alumni spread legal roots in rural Ka...

KU Law Magazine | Spring 2009  

A magazine for alumni and friends of the University of Kansas School of Law. Story highlights include: Alumni spread legal roots in rural Ka...