Class Notes

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Andrew McIlvaine , 1996

Andrew S. McIlvaine ’96 and his wife Patricia Moran celebrated the birth of their daughter, Caroline Frances McIlvaine, on December 20, 2013. They live in Cambridge, Mass. where McIlvaine is an attorney at Bennett & Belfort, P.C.


Matthew Steele, 2003

Matthew C. Steele ’03 was recently inducted into the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (CALL). A senior attorney with the Cincinnati office of Miller Canefield, Steele and others in this year’s class are working to create a Youth Court in conjunction with the Hamilton County Juvenile Court, the Chase College of Law, and the UC College of Law. The Youth Court will work as a diversionary program that allows juveniles charged with certain minor misdemeanors to be “sentenced” by a jury of high school students to community service punishments, rather than be subject to the juvenile court system.


Catherine Dunlay , 1984

Catherine T. Dunlay ’84 was designated in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA as a leader in the area of healthcare law in the state of Ohio. She is a partner in the Columbus office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP as well as co-chair of Taft's Health and Life Sciences Practice Group.


William Phillips, 1983

William M. Phillips ‘83 was designated in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA as a leader in real estate law in the state of Ohio. He is a partner in the Cleveland office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.


Stephen Fitch, 1973

Stephen C. Fitch '73 was designated in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA as a leader in the general commercial litigation practice area in the state of Ohio. He is a partner in the Columbus office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP where his practice focuses on commercial litigation.


Charles Saxbe, 1975

Charles R. "Rocky" Saxbe '75 was designated in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA as a leader in the general commercial litigation practice area in the state of Ohio. He is a partner in the Columbus office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP where his practice focuses on civil litigation.


Linda Ammons , 1987

Linda L. Ammons '87 announced her retirement as dean of Widener Law in April. She served in the position for eight years and will be remembered by faculty, staff and students as an intelligent and committed leader who was a champion for the law school during her tenure.


Steven Nobil, 1972

Steve M. Nobil '72 was featured in the Chambers USA 2014 edition of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Nobil is a regional managing partner in the Fisher & Phillips LLP Cleveland office, where he represents both public and private sector employers in traditional labor law matters.


Todd McKenney , 1989

Todd M. McKenney '89 was appointed by Governor John Kasich to serve as a Barberton Municipal Court judge. Prior to taking the bench, he was in private practice with the law firm of Leiby, Hanna, Rasnick, Towne, Evanchan, Palmisano & Hobson, LLC.


Micah Kamrass, 2014

Micah E. Kamrass '14 is running as a democrat for state representative in the 28th district of Ohio. He currently works for the Cincinnati firm of Manley Burke and is a small business owner. He has been endorsed by Rep. Connie Pillich and the Ohio Democratic Party.