Class Notes

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Cassandra Mott, 1999

Cassandra G. Mott '99, a partner at the law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP, was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers 2016 by Thomson Reuters. This list reflects only the top 5 percent of lawyers in Texas.

Robert Amicone, 2005

Robert Amicone ’05 joined Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. as associate principal counsel in March. Based in Orlando at Walt Disney World, Robert focuses on OSHA issues, construction disputes, personal injury litigation, as well as rides and attractions safety/risk mitigation.

Katherine Poterjoy, 2006

Katy (Delaney) Poterjoy '06 joined QVC's legal department as manager - privacy & records in August. She was previously a gifts and conflicts officer with WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. She lives near Philadelphia with her husband and two children.

Jason Groh, 2015

Jason D. Groh '15 has joined Kropf Wagner Law Firm, LLP as an associate. He joins the firm's general practice where he focuses in the areas of domestic relations, juvenile, real estate, general litigation, estate planning, traffic, and criminal law.

Elizabeth Morrogh, 1985

Elizabeth C. Morrogh '85, a principal with Blankingship & Keith in Fairfax, Virginia, has been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America for trusts and estates.

Christopher Meltzer, 2013

Chris Meltzer '13 has joined the Orange County, California office of Paul Hastings LLP as an associate attorney in the real estate department. He was previously a real estate associate in the Orange County office of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP.

Joseph Infante, 2005

Joseph Infante ’05 was named among the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty.” He was selected as a business leader in the community, not only for his outstanding work in law, and in particular craft beverage law, but also for the outstanding work he does for Hospice of West Michigan. This year, he and his wife Niki co-chaired the successful premiere fundraiser, Hospice of Michigan Barley, BBQ & Beats, which raised nearly $250,000. He was profiled in the Grand Rapids Business Journal in October.

Kristen Blankley, 2004

Kristen M. Blankley '04 was promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure at the University of Nebraska College of Law in Lincoln, Nebraska. Professor Blankley teaches a wide variety of courses in alternative dispute resolution and legal ethics, and she has been very active in the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, including a recent appointment to the Section's Council.

Diedre Smith, 2005

Diedre Washington Smith '05 and her husband, Keyshorn, welcomed a baby girl, Khloe Makayla, on Aug. 30, 2015. She joins big sister, Khelis (7), and big brother, Dorian (2).

Michael Spencer, 2006

Michael T. Spencer ’06 was named one of three rental housing commissioners appointed by the mayor of the District of Columbia and confirmed by the District of Columbia Council. In his new position he is charged with calculating, certifying, and publishing the annual rate of rent ceiling increase for rental units subject to the Rental Housing Act of 1985 in the District of Columbia. He also issues, amends, and rescinds rules and procedures for the administration of the act. Spencer also reviews appeals from decisions rendered by the District of Columbia Rent Administrator and presides over oral arguments presented by the parties to the appeals, rendering final administrative decisions for the mayor of the District of Columbia subject to appeal to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.