Class Notes

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Brad Johnston, 1998

Brad Johnston '98 recently departed Holland & Hart to become the chief strategy officer and general counsel of Peri & Sons Farms, Inc., a leading agricultural company with farming operations in Mason Valley, Nev. and Firebaugh, Calif. Peri & Sons' main crops are white, yellow, red, and sweet onions. Prior to joining Peri & Sons, Brad was a partner at Holland & Hart, where he practiced commercial litigation.


Lindsay Marsico Johnson, 2004

Lindsay Marsico Johnson '04 was recently named a "Rising Star" in the 2010 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers. She and her husband, Dr. Benjamin Johnson, were recently voted by the Dayton Art Institute Associate Board of Directors to chair the 2011 Oktoberfest, the museum's largest fundraiser. Marsico Johnson is a member of the Dayton and Ohio Bar Associations, Generation Dayton, the Dayton History Fundraising and Development Council, the Dayton Art Institute Associate Board of Directors, and the Goodwill-Easter Seals youth mentoring program and Associate Board. She is an associate in Freund Freeze & Arnold's Dayton office and focuses her practice on business litigation and medical and legal malpractice defense. Marsico Johnson and her husband welcomed their first child, Noah, in January 2009. They live in Springboro, Ohio.


Carlos Garritano, 2004

Carlos Garritano ’04 recently formed Grillo & Garritano, LLC in Cleveland in order to provide intellectual property legal services. His practice area currently concentrates on patent, trademark, and copyright.


Lexy Payne Font, 1999

Lexy Payne Font '99 was recently named a partner at Pattishall McAuliffe Newbury Hilliard & Geraldson in Chicago. Font leads Pattishall's advertising, promotional marketing, and media practice and is a part of the firm’s litigation practice.


Roger Quillen, 1980

Roger K. Quillen ’80 has been re-elected chairman and managing partner of Fisher & Phillips LLP. Quillen has served in the position since 1999 at the Atlanta-based labor and employment law firm. Quillen’s practice involves litigation covering a wide range of employment discrimination issues, employee welfare benefit plans, the Railway Labor Act, and issues arising before the National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Quillen was also named in the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers in America.


James Schottenstein, 1971

James M. Schottenstein ’71 was proud to welcome his daughter, Irene A. Schottenstein ’10, as an alumna of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law at the 2010 Hooding Ceremony in May. “It is hard to fathom that 38 years have passed since I received my own hood,” James Schottenstein said, “and as I sat in the audience I had a strong sense of déjà vu.”


Kathleen Schnipke, 1993

Kathleen Johnson Schnipke '93 was elected chair of the Delaware-Morrow Mental Health and Recovery Services Board for the 2011 fiscal year. Schnipke resides with her family in the Galena, Ohio, area.


Karyn Justice, 2000

Karyn Justice ’00 was named a fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation in June. Justice is a solo practitioner in Portsmouth, Ohio. Over the course of 18 months, fellows volunteer their time to a project that promotes the foundation’s mission of improving the justice system and enhancing public understanding of the law.


Martha Sweterlitsch, 1983

Martha J. Sweterlitsch ’83 was presented the 2010 Outstanding Lawyer Award by the American Bar Association's Non-profit Organizations Committee. The "Outstanding Lawyer Award" is presented annually for distinguished service by an attorney practicing non-profit law. Sweterlitsch is currently of counsel at Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff in Columbus, where her practice is focused on non-profit, administrative, health, state tax, and federal and state tax exemption law and lobbying. She is currently chair of the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations, and also serves as a trustee for the Ohio United Way and as legislative counsel for the Ohio Alliance of YMCA’s, the Ohio Association of Child Care Providers, and the Association of Ohio Philanthropic Homes and Housing For Aging.


Marybeth Sundstrom, 2005

Marybeth Sundstrom '05 and Daniel Westmeyer '05 were married in Las Vegas, Nev., on May 15, 2010. Sundstrom is an associate at Gerrard Cox Larsen in Henderson, Nev., and Westmeyer is a deputy district attorney in the Clark County District Attorney's Office.