Class Notes

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Timothy Tullis, 1989

Timothy T. Tullis ’89 was named in the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers in the area of commercial litigation. Tullis is a director at Kegler, Brown, Hill and Ritter.


Michael Zatezalo, 1975

Michael E. Zatezalo ’75 was named in the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers in the area of gaming law and real estate law. Zatezalo is the managing director at Kegler, Brown, Hill and Ritter.


John Barron, 2001

John W. Barron ’01 was honored by The Ohio State University Alumni Association for his distinguished career in public service in June. Barron has spent his entire career in the public sector, including active military duty and state and county government service. The New Albany resident, Ohio, is chief counsel for the Ohio Senate Majority Caucus, representing its members and staff on all legal matters, including those relating to legislation, employment, ethics, public records, and litigation.


Kevin Murphy, 1985

Kevin P. Murphy ’85 was elected to serve a three-year term as District 18 representative on the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association. He is currently a litigation attorney who practices in the Warren, Ohio, office of Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell, Ltd. Murphy and his wife, Karen, reside in Warren. They have two children: Caitlin, 22 and Patrick, 20.


James Sillery, 1973

James D. Sillery ’73 was elected to serve a three-year term as District 17 representative on the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association. Sillery is a partner in the Athens firm of Mollica, Gall, Sloan & Sillery Co., LPA. His area of practice is civil litigation and mediation. He and his wife, Debby, reside in Athens.


William Owens, 1972

William M. Owens ’72 was elected to serve a three-year term as District 9 representative on the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association. Owens is a partner in the Coshocton, Ohio, law firm of Owens & Manning. He practices mainly domestic, criminal, real estate, and probate law matters. Owens and his wife, Carol, reside in West Lafayette, Ohio.


Michael Kass, 1999

Michael Kass '99 and his wife, Stacy, happily welcomed their fifth child, Chaya Leah, on Feb. 3. Michael is a partner in the St. Louis office of Armstrong Teasdale, LLP. He concentrates on employment law, business disputes, and general business counseling, and co-chairs the firm's Non-Compete and Trade Secrets practice group.


Sara Sampson, 1997

Sara Sampson ’97 was elected vice-president/president elect of the Law Librarians Society of Washington, D.C. LLSDC is a chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries and serves librarians in the D.C. area.


Bill Hedrick, 1996

Bill R. Hedrick '96 was named chief of staff of the Columbus City Attorney's Office by City Attorney Richard C. Pfeiffer Jr.


Charles Warner, 1970

Charles C. Warner ’70 was awarded the 2010 Columbus Bar Service Medal in recognition of his long history of distinguished service to the Columbus Bar Association. Warner, a partner with Porter Wright, has been committed to the Columbus Bar for 40 years, and has served as president of both the Bar and the Bar Foundation. The Bar Service Medal is the highest honor bestowed by the organization.