Class Notes

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Andrea Cozza, 2006

Andrea Cozza ’06 was named a "Rising Star" in the 2010 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers. She currently practices in the area of family law with Craig P. Treneff Law Office in Westerville, Ohio.


Ronald Kopp, 1979

Ronald S. Kopp ’79 has been named one of the top 10 attorneys in Ohio by Law & Politics magazine, Columbus Monthly magazine, and Cincinnati Magazine. Kopp was also named in the 2010 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers. Kopp is the Ohio administrative partner at Roetzel & Andress, where he has worked in the area of business and commercial litigation since 1979.


Melanie Nealis, 2000

Melanie Meyer Nealis ’00 and Peter Nealis ’00 welcomed a new son, Ethan Richard, into their family on Dec. 18. Peter and Melanie live in Avon, Ohio, and also have a 4-year-old son, Jackson. Melanie was recently promoted to senior corporate attorney at Nordson Corporation in Westlake, Ohio. Peter is at Taft, Stettinuis in Cleveland.


Melanie Braithwaite , 1980

Melanie Cavendish Braithwaite ’80 recently attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, as a delegate of the Sierra Club (US), the oldest environmental advocacy group in the country. She serves on the Sierra Club Ohio Chapter Executive Committee and is chair of the Ohio Chapter's Political Committee. She has been politically active in Ohio for more than 40 years. She is in private practice in Columbus, where she has three sons and five grandsons.


Carolyn Phillips, 1981

Carolyn Bell Phillips ’81 was quoted in a story published in Modern Healthcare magazine in December regarding possible changes to hospitals’ responsibilities under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act. Phillips is a deputy city attorney for the city of Los Angeles.


Erika Haupt, 1994

Erika L. Haupt ’94 was named in the 2010 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers. Haupt was selected as one of the top 25 female lawyers in Columbus. Haupt is a partner in the Columbus office of Roetzel & Andress.


Thomas Dillon, 1973

Thomas Dillon ’73 was named in the 2010 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers. Dillon is the partner in charge of the Columbus office of Roetzel & Andress.


Michael Jackson, 2009

Michael Jackson ’09 joined the Columbus office of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur as an associate in the labor and employment division. He focuses primarily in the area of employment litigation.


Patrick Reilly, 2009

Patrick Reilly '09 joined Baker & Daniels LLP as an associate in the firm's Product Liability Litigation Practice Group in September 2009. Reilly is practicing in the firm's Fort Wayne, Ind., office.


Kenneth Bravo, 1967

Kenneth A. Bravo ’67 was elected president of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland. The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the fostering of local Jewish family history and genealogical research. Bravo is a partner in the Cleveland office of Ulmer & Berne.