Class Notes

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Gerald Babbitt, 1979

Gerald "Jay" Babbitt ‘79 has been admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was admitted as part of a group of lawyers sponsored by the Senior Lawyer section of the American Bar Association. Babbitt is the managing partner at Babbitt & Dahlberg, LLC, where his practice focuses on family law, matrimonial law, and divorce arbitration.

Jeffrey Boyd, 1982

Jeffrey D. Boyd ’82 was named to the 2017 list of Washington Super Lawyers. He is an attorney with the law firm of Nelson Boyd, PLLC, in Seattle, Washington, and a national trial consultant and owner of Boyd Trial Consulting.

Luke Fedlam, 2013

Luke A. Fedlam '13 has joined Porter Wright as an attorney in the firm's newly established sports law practice. There he will provide the foundation, resources, and experience necessary to deliver the high quality and objective advice that professional athletes need when it comes to matters of marketing contract analysis, immigration issues, investment opportunity due diligence, asset protection, brand and mark protection, and trust and estates matters.

Brittany Pace, 2014

Brittany Pace ‘14, an attorney with Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP, located in Columbus, recently passed the Florida Bar Exam and is now licensed to practice both there and in Ohio. Pace is a member of her firm’s family wealth and estate planning practice group where her practice focuses on estate planning, probate, trust and estate administration, and elder law.

Peter Louis, 2017

Peter Louis '17 was recently featured in an article that appeared on WOSU about earning both his J.D. and M.D. through the dual degree program offered by The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and College of Medicine. He told the news outlet that he hopes to use both of his degrees to not only help people by treating them medically, but to also be able to influence health care regulation and law from the policy side.

John Coady , 1977

John Coady ‘77 has been named president of the Illinois Judges Association. The association represents 1,200 active and retired judges. In addition to education and support services, it works to raise public understanding of the judicial system. Coady is the first retired member to serve as president of the association.

John Zeiger, 1972

John W. Zeiger ’72 has been appointed to The Ohio State University’s Board of Trustees by Gov. John Kasich. He will serve for a nine-year term, which began in May. Zeiger is the presiding partner of Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP, located in Columbus.

Suzanne Hanselman, 1991

Suzanne Hanselman ‘91 was inducted into the Berea City School District Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame in May as a graduate of Midpark High School. She is a partner at Baker & Hostetler where she serves as business development leader for the firm’s Cleveland office.

Evan Hirsch, 2006

Evan S. Hirsch ’06 has rejoined the firm of Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. as principal. Prior to rejoining the firm, he practiced at Jones Day, focusing on real estate and business law. Hirsch will continue to expand his practice in these areas. He was additionally named a rising star in 2016 and 2017 by Ohio Super Lawyers.

J.R. Russell, 2002

J.R. Russell '02 is a candidate for judge of the Medina Municipal Court. Hi name will appear on the November 7, 2017, ballot. Russell is a partner at Goldman & Rosen, Ltd.