Class Notes

Do you have something to share? Get a new job? Earn that promotion? Win an award? Get married? Have a child? Let us know! We are always interested in keeping up with our alumni. These Notes that you submit may be used in alumni publications and appear on this web site.


Priya Lakhi, 1999

Priya Lakhi '99 was recently named as faculty at the Roger Williams University School of Law. She will be a Visiting Associate Professor of Law and the Interim Director of the Criminal Defense Clinic.


Shawn Welch, 2009

Patrick Welch '09 recently left his position as a law clerk for the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission to take a position as an assistant state public defender for the Office of the Ohio Public Defender.


Richard Davies, 1980

Richard Davies ’80 was named a 2011 Ohio Super Lawyer in workers’ compensation law. Davies is in private practice representing employers in workers’ compensation cases. In April 2012, Davies will compete in the 27th annual Marathon des Sables. The race, billed as “The Toughest Footrace on Earth,” is a seven-day, 155-mile, self-sufficiency race that takes place in the Sahara Desert in Morocco. Davies is running the race on behalf of The Up Side of Downs, an Akron nonprofit organization which provides support to individuals with Down syndrome and their families.


Susan Kenney-Pfalzer, 2002

Susan Kenney-Pfalzer '02 returned to Ohio after living overseas for three years and recently reopened a solo family law practice in the Cleveland area. She is also in the process of obtaining a master's degree in nonprofit administration and leadership from Cleveland State University.


Elizabeth Sherowski, 1996

Elizabeth Sherowski '96 is  the new Director of Moot Court and Lawyering Skills Programs at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. She previously taught at Capital Univeristy Law School and had her own solo practice focusing on disability and special education law. In her new role at Moritz, she will be calling on all alumni to return to Moritz and coach or judge moot court competitions.


Joseph Strapp, 1973

Joseph Strapp '73, a partner at Strapp & Strapp, where he specializes in labor and employment law, is pleased to announce the relocation of the firm's offices to 10100 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA, 90067.


Sara Sampson, 1997

Sara Sampson '97 is now a Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and Deputy Director of the Law Library at University of North Carolina School of Law. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.


Michael Jones, 2008

Michael Jones '08 was promoted to Global Privacy Program Manager at Monster Worldwide, a global leader in online employment services. He joined Monster's Global Privacy Office in 2008.


Pamela Barker, 1982

Pamela Barker '82 was appointed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to the bench of the Common Pleas Court of Cuyahoga County. She took office on Sept. 19, replacing former Judge Steven Terry. To serve the remainder of Terry's term, Judge Barker must run in the November 2012 election.


Stephen Gariepy, 1977

Stephen H. Gariepy '77 was named Lawyer of the Year for Cleveland Trusts and Estates by The Best Lawyers in America. Gariepy is the first Cleveland-area attorney to receive this award, which is based upon exhaustive peer-review surveys of other leading practitioners in his specialty. He is a partner with Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, where he co-chairs its Estate Planning and Business Succession Group. Gariepy is also an active member of the Cleveland arts scene, serving as trustee of the Great Lakes Theater Festival, as a director of the Cleveland International Piano Competition, and as a past chair of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Planned Giving Council.