Personal and professional news from alumni
Class Notes tured on the Wall of Recognition by the Ballard High School Foundation for his success at developing the largest probate practice of any individual attorney in King County and for giving back to many Seattle organizations.
60s Michael D. Garvey ’64, founding partner of Garvey Schubert and Barer and Saltchuk Resource, and Ricky Smith ’62, founding CEO of SSA Marine, were named as 2011 Junior Achievement Puget Sound Business Hall of Fame Laureates.
70s Martin E. Lybecker ’70 received
the Grassroots Advocacy Award from the American Bar Association. The Perkins Coie partner was among only three lawyers to be honored by the ABA with its annual Grassroots Advocacy Award at a ceremony in the U.S. Supreme Court building on April 13.
Julie W. Weston ’69 received Hon-
orable Mention in the 2009 Idaho Book of the Year awards for her book, The Good Times Are All Gone Now: Life, Death and Rebirth in an Idaho Mining Town A. Eugene Huguenin ’69 was tapped by California Governor Jerry Brown for a position on the Public Employment Relations Board. Huguenin, has operated his own law practice since 2001. He served as staff counsel for the California Teachers Association from 1979 to 2000,
appointed the position as Administrator for Policy and External Affairs at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Oregon State Court Judge Marco Hernandez ’86 was confirmed as a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Oregon. A former deputy District Attorney, Hernandez was nominated by both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. Timothy Dore ’87, from the firm Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, has been appointed judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle.
C. Kent Carlson ’67 will be the
Washington Research Foundation’s new chairman of its board of directors. Carlson, a current WRF board member and partner with the global law firm K&L Gates, was named Seattle Best’s Merger & Acquisition Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America 2011.
Al Tramposch ’86 was recently
Martin E. Lybecker ’70 Keith L. Kessler ’72
Best Lawyers publication named Keith L. Kessler ’72 as the “Seattle Area Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigator of the Year” for 2011. In addition, Kessler was also the first honoree of the Plaintiff Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association.
80s Jennifer Sullivan ’81 was named member of the firm Caplan and Earnest where she practices health law, with a specialization in homes and services for the aging.
90s The feature article in the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal is written by renowned Japanese law scholar Mark Levin LL.M. ’90. The ABA Board of Governors recently appointed Kathleen J. Hopkins ’91 of the Real Property Law Group, PLLC in Seattle, to a three–year term on the ABA Journal’s Board of Editors. In August 2010 Kathleen was also appointed to the ABA’s Standing Committee on Publishing Oversight and started a four–year term as an “at-large” member of the ABA’s General Practice Solo Small Firm Division’s
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Charles Mullavey ’55 was fea-
Seattle University School of Law and the Women’s Law Caucus presented the 2011 Woman of the Year Award to Jenny A. Durkan ’85, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington.
and as a consultant from 1973 to 1979. He also served as a commissioner on the Fair Political Practices Commission from 2005 to 2009.