Class Notes

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Ronald Petroff, 2006

Ronald R. Petroff ’06 was recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in 2015. The organization publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the list must pass AIOFLA's rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and AIOFLA’s independent evaluation. Petroff is a managing partner at Petroff Law Offices, LLC.


David DeVita, 1978

David DeVita ’78 has rejoined Dinsmore & Shohl’s Cincinnati office as a partner in the firm’s corporate department. He has more than 30 years’ experience advising clients on corporate matters, as well as governance, contracts, and succession issues.


Paul Flowers, 1990

Paul W. Flowers '90 was recently invited to join the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. He was a charter member of the Ohio State Bar Association Appellate Specialty Board and has been certified as a specialist in Ohio since 2010. He has been listed regularly in Ohio Super Lawyers for the last thirteen years.


Courtney Scheff, 2007

Courtney (Cook) Scheff '07 and Matthew Scheff '07 welcomed their second child, Andrew Michael Scheff, on January 26, 2015.


Anthony Sharett, 2002

Anthony M.Sharett '02 joined BakerHostetler as a partner in the firm's Litigation Group in the Columbus, Ohio office. Sharett is a former attorney-examiner with the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Financial Institutions, where he regulated the banking, mortgage, small loan, and credit union industries. He comes to BakerHostetler from Bricker & Eckler LLP.


Susan Box, 1985

Susan S. Box ‘85 was named to the 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers list in the field of personal injury products: defense. She is a partner in the Akron office of Roetzel & Andress, LPA, where her practice focuses on product liability defense.


Kristin Watt, 1989

Kristin L. Watt ’89 was named to the 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers list in the field of environmental law. Watt, a partner in the Columbus office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP and chair of the firm’s environmental group, focuses her practice on environmental compliance and counseling, enforcement defense, environmental audits, and permitting issues.


David Swift, 1978

David Swift ’78 was named to the 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers list in the field of estate planning. He is a partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Columbus office and a member of the firm’s tax group. His practice handles matters that include estate planning, estate and trust administration, and representation of tax-exempt organizations.


Elizabeth Smith, 1984

Elizabeth T. Smith ’84 was named to the 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers list in the field of litigation. She is a partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Columbus office where she focuses her practice on business, commercial, contract, employment, occupational disease, intentional torts, and probate litigation.


Carl Smallwood, 1980

Carl Smallwood ’80 was named to the 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers list in the field of litigation. He is a partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Columbus office where he represents clients in litigation, arbitration and mediation of employment-related injury, wrongful termination, and toxic tort disputes.