Class Notes

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Gary Froelich, 1968

Gary Froelich ’68 was recently appointed by Ohio Gov. Strickland to a five year-term as a member of the Ohio Real Estate Commission. The Ohio Real Estate Commission reviews hearing examiner reports and settlement agreements each month regarding alleged real estate license law violations and considers licensee appeals on licensure issues. Froelich remains a partner at the Dayton firm, Froelich Law Office Co. LPA.

Roland Baggott, 1998

Roland Baggott ’98 was named a "Rising Star" in the 2009 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine. Baggott operates the Nashville firm of Baggott Law. Baggott has focused his practice on franchise and distribution law, and has successfully represented clients in complex commercial litigation involving issues of business law, trade secrets, trade regulation, intellectual property, and contract disputes.

Rachel Laing, 2009

Rachel C. Laing '09 joined the Delaware County Prosecuting Office as an assistant prosecuting attorney in the juvenile division. Laing, her husband, Nathan, and son, John, welcomed new baby, Sylvia Margaret, on Oct. 29.

Thomas Schneider, 1987

Thomas M. Schneider ’87 directs community and government relations and serves as in-house counsel for Orlando, Fla.-based Wycliffe Bible Translators. The Christian mission organization is dedicated to making the Bible accessible to all people in their heart language and providing language-based community development services to disenfranchised minority groups worldwide.

Gregory Lockhart, 1976

Gregory G. Lockhart ’76 retired as United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio on Aug. 31, 2009, ending 26 1/2 years with the federal government. Lockhart joined the firm of Taft, Stettinius and Hollister as a partner on Sept. 1, 2009 as part of its white-collar defense/litigation section. He works in the firm’s Dayton, Ohio, office.

Michael Beckwith, 2004

Michael Beckwith ’04 was recently nominated for “Prosecutor of the Year” by the California Narcotic Officers' Association. In December 2008, Beckwith was a member of a team that received a distinguished service award on the White House grounds from John P. Walters, the National Drug Czar. Beckwith prosecuted four cases nationally recognized by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in 2008.

Craig Smith, 1996

Craig H. Smith '96 was inducted into the Nova Southeastern University's Athletics Hall of Fame for his performance as a four-year starter on Nova's baseball team, as well as for his academic and post-graduation achievements. Smith recently re-joined Hogan & Hartson in Tallahassee, Fla., as a partner. He had served as general counsel for Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration and as the special health care legal and policy advisor to Florida Gov. Charlie Crist.

David Campbell, 1996

David A. Campbell ’96 was named as a 2010 Northeast Ohio Leading Lawyer by Inside Business magazine. Campbell is a partner in the Cleveland office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP. Campbell practices in the areas of employment litigation, labor, and employee benefits law.

Niki Schwartz, 1964

Niki Z. Schwartz ’64 was listed in the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers in five categories: alternative dispute resolution; bet-the-company litigation; commercial litigation; criminal defense: non-white-collar; and criminal defense: white-collar. Schwartz is a partner with Schwartz, Downey & Co., L.P.A. in Cleveland.

Jennifer Storipan, 2007

Jennifer Storipan '07 was named a 2010 Lowenstein Sandler Fellow at Essex-Newark Legal Services. Starting in May 2010, she will spend four months at Essex-Newark Legal Services in the Housing Unit assisting low-income individuals in matters relating to housing issues.