Class Notes

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Mario Medina, 2009

Mario A. Medina ’09 joined the Chatham County, Ga., District Attorney’s office as an assistant prosecutor.

Erik Monson, 1998

Erik H. Monson ’98 has been elected shareholder at Coyne, Schultz, Becker & Bauer, S.C., in Madison, Wisc., where he practices civil litigation with a focus on insurance defense and professional liability defense. He joined the firm in 2005, having previously served as an assistant district attorney in Kenosha County, Wisc.

Robert Bartlett, 1964

Robert P. Bartlett, Jr. ’63 was named in the 2011 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers. Bartlett is a trial lawyer and chief First Amendment counsel for the Dayton Daily News. He has represented the Springfield News-Sun and WHIO TV-7. Bartlett is also a frequent lecturer and panelist for seminars conducted by the Ohio State Bar Association Media Law Committee, the Ohio State Bar Association Local Government Affairs Committee, and other organizations.

Charles Faruki, 1973

Charles J. Faruki ’74 was named in the 2011 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers. Faruki, a trial lawyer with a focus on business litigation, was one of the founders of Faruki Ireland & Cox in Dayton, Ohio, in 1989 and a past president of the Dayton Bar Association.Faruki is also the new chair of the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Commission on Continuing Legal Education. He is the immediate past chair of the Ohio State Bar Association's Federal Courts and Practice Committee, and serves as chair of the governing council of its Antitrust Law Section.

Patrick Schmitz, 1991

Patrick J. Schmitz ’91 was named a partner of the firm Scott, Scriven & Wahoff LLP in Columbus. He practices in the firm’s education law and labor and employment practices. Schmitz has represented school boards and other public sector and nonprofit entities for more than 15 years.

John Norling, 1991

John C. Norling ’91, a member in the Phoenix, Ariz., office of Clark Hill, was named member-in-charge of Clark Hill's Arizona Office. Norling was recently named a “Top Person to Know in Arizona Commercial Real Estate” by AZRE magazine. His practice focuses on corporate, commercial, and real estate transactional matters with a particular emphasis on matters related to automobile dealerships.

Frederick Coombs, 1975

Frederick S. ("Fritz") Coombs III '75 was named in the 2011 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers in the field of bankruptcy/creditors' rights, as well as being named a Leading Lawyer in the November/December 2010 edition of Inside Business magazine. He chairs the creditors' rights practice of Harrington Hoppe & Mitchell, Ltd. in Youngstown.

Gregory Baker, 1998

Gregory S. Baker ’98 was named senior counsel of Limited Stores, LLC in Columbus. Baker was previously with the law firm of Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn, where he started as an associate in 1998 and became a partner in 2006.

Sarah Mugel, 1989

Sarah Mugel ’89 was named vice president and general counsel of the National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation. She will continue oversight of the legal affairs of the company’s Utility Segment, Corporate Human Resources, and the Utility’s Risk Management departments. Mugel lives in suburban Buffalo, N.Y.

Kevin Hardman, 1985

Kevin Hardman ’85 was named in the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the fields of personal injury litigation and medical malpractice litigation. He was also included in the 2011 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers. His three-lawyer law firm in Akron, Ohio, was selected by U.S. News & World Report as a Tier 1 firm in the fields of personal injury litigation and medical malpractice law in the recently announced “Best Law Firms” issue.