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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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Paul W. Stecker, Jr. \'06 has been appointed by the Belmont County Republican Party as the new law director of Martins Ferry, Ohio. Stecker is an attorney with O\'Diam & Stecker Law Group, Inc., which focuses on estate planning, estate administration, elder law, business, tax representation, and real estate services.
Casey W. Baker \'08 has joined the law firm of Meyers & Neville, LLC in Chesapeake, Ohio.
Meredith Smith \'04 is the lead Title IX investigator/deputy Title IX coordinator for the University of Connecticut. She is responsible for the investigation and resolution of student-on-student sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and stalking reports at the main campus in Storrs as well as six regional campuses across the state. In her role of deputy Title IX coordinator, she will be involved in UConn\'s efforts to prevent and remediate the harm of sexual violence in the undergraduate and graduate student community. She recently completed a Masters in Science in Higher Education Administration in Policy at Northwestern University and previously worked at Dartmouth College in Undergraduate Judicial Affairs.
Anne Marie Sferra ‘85 has been named 2014 president of the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys. Sferra is a partner in Bricker & Eckler’s litigation group and chair of the Appellate Advocacy group.
William L. Bartos ’10 and fiancée Andrea C. Testa plan to marry this August in Hubbard, Ohio. Bartos is the director of public services for the City of Canton.
Frank A. Ray ’73 was awarded membership into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. Established in 2008, the academy is a professional association made up of attorneys distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil & commercial conflict resolution, and by their commitment to methods of alternative dispute resolution. Ray, a former adjunct professor at Moritz, and past-president of the Columbus Bar Association and of the Columbus Bar Foundation, is the 15th Ohio lawyer to achieve this honor.
Marty L. Steinberg ’71 received the Judge Learned Hand Award from the American Jewish Committee, which recognizes lifetime achievement in and dedication to individual rights and democratic values. Steinberg is a partner and co-litigation chair in the Miami, Fla., office of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP. He was presented with the award for his philanthropic work, which includes founding a nonprofit organization to establish and support a school dedicated to providing a nurturing environment for students with neurological and socialization disorders.
Laura G. Readinger ’07 joined the Wilmington, Del. office of Morris James LLP as an associate in the business litigation practice group.
Chester C. Christie ’81 was presented with the 2014 HR Excellence Award for Lifetime Achievement by Columbus CEO magazine. Christie has served since 2000 as the City of Columbus director of human resources. The award was part of the magazine’s 2014 HR Excellence Awards for Achievements in Human Resources.
Doreen DeLaney Crawley ’94 was named the 2014 Executive of the Year for a midsized organization by Columbus CEO magazine. She currently serves as Chief Human Resources & Administrative Officer for Grange Insurance. The award was bestowed upon her as part of the magazine’s HR Excellence Awards for Achievements in Human Resources.
Andrew S. McIlvaine ’96 and his wife Patricia Moran celebrated the birth of their daughter, Caroline Frances McIlvaine, on December 20, 2013. They live in Cambridge, Mass. where McIlvaine is an attorney at Bennett & Belfort, P.C.
Matthew C. Steele ’03 was recently inducted into the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (CALL). A senior attorney with the Cincinnati office of Miller Canefield, Steele and others in this year’s class are working to create a Youth Court in conjunction with the Hamilton County Juvenile Court, the Chase College of Law, and the UC College of Law. The Youth Court will work as a diversionary program that allows juveniles charged with certain minor misdemeanors to be “sentenced” by a jury of high school students to community service punishments, rather than be subject to the juvenile court system.
Catherine T. Dunlay ’84 was designated in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA as a leader in the area of healthcare law in the state of Ohio. She is a partner in the Columbus office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP as well as co-chair of Taft\'s Health and Life Sciences Practice Group.
William M. Phillips ‘83 was designated in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA as a leader in real estate law in the state of Ohio. He is a partner in the Cleveland office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.
Stephen C. Fitch \'73 was designated in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA as a leader in the general commercial litigation practice area in the state of Ohio. He is a partner in the Columbus office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP where his practice focuses on commercial litigation.