Class Notes

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Andrew Kruppa, 2000

Andrew R. Kruppa '00 was elected as a partner in the Miami office of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP. He is a member of the firm's litigation practice and focuses on commercial litigation and defense of tort, product liability, and serious injury cases. He has represented clients at trials in California, Florida, Indiana, New York, and South Carolina.

David Lindner, 2001

David J. Lindner ’01 rejoined the Cleveland office of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP, as an associate. Prior to joining Buckingham, Lindner was an associate at Ulmer & Berne LLP in Cleveland. Lindner’s practice is focused on residential and commercial real estate development, leasing, sales and acquisitions, land use and zoning, and tax valuation.

D. Miller, 1975

D. Michael Miller ’75 was named senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary at American Electric Power effective July 1. Miller will have responsibility for all corporate legal affairs and supervision of AEP’s Legal Department.

Daniel Downey, 1994

Daniel T. Downey ’94 joined the Columbus office of Weston Hurd LLP as a partner. Downey focuses his practice on civil litigation, with an emphasis on insurance defense, political subdivision immunity, and civil rights defense.

Peter Kontos, 1979

Judge Peter J. Kontos ’79 was named to the Warren G. Harding High School’s Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame in May. Kontos, who has been a Trumbull County common pleas court judge since 1997, practiced in the Trumbull County prosecutor’s office from 1979 to 1997.

Janica Tucker, 2002

Janica Pierce Tucker ’02 was appointed as a District 7 representative on the Ohio State Bar Association’s Council of Delegates for a two-year term beginning in July. The Council of Delegates is one of two major governing bodies of the statewide organization.

Sarah Cherry, 2007

Sarah A. Cherry ’07 was named deputy legal counsel to the Ohio House of Representatives Majority Caucus.

Matt Shay, 1987

Matt Shay ’87 was named president and chief executive officer of the National Retail Federation. Shay joins NRF from the International Franchise Association where he served as president and CEO. The International Franchise Association represents more than 1,300 franchise companies around the world, including a number of retail firms.

Larry Rothenberg, 1978

Larry Rothenberg ’78 was named a “top real estate lawyer” in Super Lawyers. Rothenberg is a partner managing the foreclosure/evictions department in the Cleveland office of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA.

Jeff Gingerich, 1970

Clifford E. Haines ’70, president of the Philadelphia law firm of Haines & Associates, will became immediate past president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association at the conclusion of the organization’s Annual Meeting May 14 in Hershey.