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Moritz College of Law
The Ohio State University
55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1391
Phone: (614) 688-8232

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Class Notes

Below are the latest updates we have received from Moritz alumni. You can also view notes by graduating class year by clicking on the appropriate decade.

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Carla Moore ‘77 was named this year’s recipient of the Akron Community Foundation’s Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award. She is the 50th recipient of the honor. The award is named for the founding trustee of the Akron Community Foundation and recognizes an individual or couple who “best exemplifies Bert Polsky’s selfless dedication to humanitarian causes in Akron.”
Katie M. Kalbacher ’15 has joined the business and corporate practice group at Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis as an associate. Her practice focuses on corporate transactions, including the acquisition, development, and disposition of commercial real estate.
Andrew M. Massara \'11 and two colleagues were featured as AmLaw Litigation Daily\'s “National Litigators of the Week” for the week of May 25, 2017. After a three-week jury trial in San Diego Superior Court, Massara and his office of Long & Levit, LLP, in San Francisco obtained a complete defense verdict in favor of their clients: a retired California state appellate justice and a national ADR service provider.
Jason Lars Wyatt ’05 has launched Bennett & Wyatt, LLC, with colleague Dana Bennett, a fellow trust and estate attorney. Wyatt earned his LL.M. in taxation from New York Law School in 2010, where he began to specialize his practice in trusts and estates. Bennett & Wyatt, LLC, provides clients with services in trust and estate planning, administration, litigation, and related practice areas from its two locations in Red Bank and Lakewood, New Jersey.
Robert B. Young ‘68 has joined Reger Rizzo & Darnall as of counsel in the firm’s newly opened Dover, Delaware office. As part of his practice Young offers mediation, arbitration, court-appointed master, and other alternative dispute resolution services. Young joined the practice after retiring from the Superior Court of Delaware earlier this year. During his time on the court, he served as the presiding officer of the Kent County Mental Health Court—one of only 20 people to do so from Kent County since the inception of the Delaware Superior Court in 1831.
Gerald \"Jay\" Babbitt ‘79 has been admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was admitted as part of a group of lawyers sponsored by the Senior Lawyer section of the American Bar Association. Babbitt is the managing partner at Babbitt & Dahlberg, LLC, where his practice focuses on family law, matrimonial law, and divorce arbitration.
Jeffrey D. Boyd ’82 was named to the 2017 list of Washington Super Lawyers. He is an attorney with the law firm of Nelson Boyd, PLLC, in Seattle, Washington, and a national trial consultant and owner of Boyd Trial Consulting.
Luke A. Fedlam \'13 has joined Porter Wright as an attorney in the firm\'s newly established sports law practice. There he will provide the foundation, resources, and experience necessary to deliver the high quality and objective advice that professional athletes need when it comes to matters of marketing contract analysis, immigration issues, investment opportunity due diligence, asset protection, brand and mark protection, and trust and estates matters.
Brittany Pace ‘14, an attorney with Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP, located in Columbus, recently passed the Florida Bar Exam and is now licensed to practice both there and in Ohio. Pace is a member of her firm’s family wealth and estate planning practice group where her practice focuses on estate planning, probate, trust and estate administration, and elder law.
Peter Louis \'17 was recently featured in an article that appeared on WOSU about earning both his J.D. and M.D. through the dual degree program offered by The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and College of Medicine. He told the news outlet that he hopes to use both of his degrees to not only help people by treating them medically, but to also be able to influence health care regulation and law from the policy side.
John Coady ‘77 has been named president of the Illinois Judges Association. The association represents 1,200 active and retired judges. In addition to education and support services, it works to raise public understanding of the judicial system. Coady is the first retired member to serve as president of the association.
John W. Zeiger ’72 has been appointed to The Ohio State University’s Board of Trustees by Gov. John Kasich. He will serve for a nine-year term, which began in May. Zeiger is the presiding partner of Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP, located in Columbus.
Suzanne Hanselman ‘91 was inducted into the Berea City School District Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame in May as a graduate of Midpark High School. She is a partner at Baker & Hostetler where she serves as business development leader for the firm’s Cleveland office.
Evan S. Hirsch ’06 has rejoined the firm of Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. as principal. Prior to rejoining the firm, he practiced at Jones Day, focusing on real estate and business law. Hirsch will continue to expand his practice in these areas. He was additionally named a rising star in 2016 and 2017 by Ohio Super Lawyers.
J.R. Russell \'02 is a candidate for judge of the Medina Municipal Court. Hi name will appear on the November 7, 2017, ballot. Russell is a partner at Goldman & Rosen, Ltd.