Class Notes

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Tiffany Hendricks, 2002

Tiffany Freeman '02 and George H. Hendricks were married September 2010. The couple reside in Greenville, S.C. Freeman is currently an assistant solicitor with the Seventh Judicial Circuit for the state of South Carolina. Hendricks is a budget anaylst for the U.S. Army.


Adria Tippins-Owens, 2001

Adria M. Tippins-Owens ’01 was married Oct. 9, 2010 in Key West, Fla., on Smathers Beach to Jerard Owens, I. The wedding was attended by many former Ohio State Black Law Students Association members; Arleesia L. McDonald ’02 sang at the nuptials and Sarbeth J. Fleming ’00 and Taneesha D. Marshall ’02 were bridesmaids.


Stephanie Moore, 2001

Stephanie Ramjohn Moore ’01 and her husband, Kerry, welcomed their first child, Jackson Kerry Moore, on May 1. Moore is an attorney advisor in the civil rights litigation division in the Office of General Counsel for the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C.


John Rohyans, 1969

John B. Rohyans ’69 was named as a top real estate lawyer in Columbus in the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers. Rohyans is a partner in the Columbus office of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur.


Kellie Swift, 2005

Kellie Swift ’05 and Ben Wright ’05 were married in April 2008 and welcomed daughter, Anna Kathleen, on Oct. 21, 2010. Kellie, Ben, and Anna live in Chicago where Ben is a tax attorney with Ernst & Young LLP, and Kellie practices commercial real estate finance law with Riemer & Braunstein LLP.


Jeff James, 2003

Jeff James ’03 and his wife, Ellen, welcomed their first child, Audrey, on Aug. 29, 2010. James and family live in Tampa, Fla, where James is a shareholder at Banker Lopez Gassler, P.A.


James Botti, 1982

James P. Botti ’82 has been recognized by Chambers USA 2010 as one of the leading lawyers in Ohio in the area of bankruptcy/restructuring. He was also named a top banking lawyer in Columbus in the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers. Botti has spent nearly all of his 28-year career representing banks and other financial institutions in negotiating and documenting complex commercial loan transactions and in handling troubled loan or “workout” situations both inside and outside of bankruptcy. Botti is a partner in the Columbus office of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.


Stephen Silver, 1998

Stephen A. Silver '98 and his wife, Shoshana, welcomed their first child, Samuel Jared Silver, on Jan. 3, 2010.


Eric Sommers, 1999

Eric Sommers ’99 was awarded the Pro Bono Service Award for his work with the Domestic Violence Emergency Project by the New Hampshire Bar Association. Sommers has represented nearly a dozen domestic violence clients, offering dependable, emergency services to low-income victims of domestic violence in the greater Manchester, N.H., area. In April, Sommers started his own firm, Sommers Law, PLLC, in Portsmouth, N.H. The core of his practice is business and intellectual property litigation.


Meredith Knueve, 1999

Meredith K. Knueve ’99 recently joined the firm of Chester, Willcox & Saxbe LLP as senior counsel. Knueve concentrates her practice in the area of business, tax, and estate law. She was named in Business First’s 2010 “Forty Under 40” and listed as a 2009 “Ohio Rising Star” by Ohio Super Lawyers.