Class Notes

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Paul Stecker , 2006

Paul Stecker Jr. ’06 is the new law director of Martins Ferry, Ohio. He also serves on the board of directors for the Belmont Technical College Foundation, as a member of the Martins Ferry Lions Club, and as volunteer legal counsel for the Greene County Community Foundation.

Betsy Schuster, 1997

Betsy Luper Schuster ’97 has been appointed by Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich to the Tenth District Court of Appeals, filling the vacancy left behind by the late Peggy L. Bryant ’76. Schuster must run in the November general election to retain the seat for the remainder of the unexpired term, which ends in February 2019. She most recently served as chief elections counsel at the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office and has taught classes as an adjunct professor at her alma mater, the Moritz College of Law, and Capital University Law School.

Timothy Lambrecht , 1996

Timothy J. Lambrecht '96 has joined the Wladis Law Firm, P.C. in East Syracuse, N.Y. He is a member of the firm’s litigation and environmental law practices. Lambrecht routinely counsels clients on environmental and land-use matters affecting their businesses. He advises them with respect to compliance with environmental laws and regulations, as well as land-use issues including permitting, zoning and SEQRA. He has litigated on behalf of clients in environmental regulatory enforcement actions and environmental cleanup matters stemming from New York’s Oil Spill Act and the federal Superfund law. Prior to entering private practice, Lambrecht was a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York for the Honorable Daniel Scanlon Jr. and the Honorable Howard G. Munson.

Brian Hoffman, 2009

Brian Hoffman '09 received a passing score on the Ohio Supreme Court Foreign Language Court Interpreter certification exam in December. Hoffman said he is only the second attorney in Ohio to also be a certified court interpreter in the English-Spanish language combination. He is the principal of Brian J. Hoffman LLC, based in Columbus.

Julie Young (Rowe), 1999

Julie M. (Rowe) Young '99 has joined Worley Law, LLC. Young specializes in human resources and employment law and serves the firm's clients by actively partnering with employers to guide them through increasingly complex state and federal workplace rules and regulations. Her passion is to help employers proactively avoid employment-related problems by focusing on compliance and best legal practices.

Sam Hamilton, 2008

Sam Hamilton '08 is the managing attorney for North America for the Voith Group, based in Appleton, Wisc. Hamilton leads the legal team that supports Voith's business in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Voith is a leader in the energy, oil and gas, paper, raw materials,transportation and automotive markets.

Susan Kenney-Pfalzer, 2002

Susan Kenney-Pfalzer '02 has moved to the Washington, D.C. area to pursue her dream of working in the refugee field. She works at the nongovernmental organization Ethiopian Community Development Council, assisting in resettling refugees in communities across the United States.

Erin Lothson, 2008

Erin Wright Lothson '08 has joined Groupon, Inc. as corporate counsel of intellectual property. She came from DLA Piper LLP (U.S.), where she was an associate in the intellectual property and technology group.

Frederick Coombs, 1975

Frederick S. "Fritz" Coombs III '75 was named to the 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers list in the field of business bankruptcy. This is the fifth consecutive year he has been named to the list. He chairs the creditors' rights practice of Harrington Hoppe & Mitchell, Ltd. in Youngstown, Ohio.

Marleen Kindel, 2013

Marleen Kindel ’13 has joined Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. as an associate. Her practice focuses on business and commercial litigation. Kindel served as a summer associate in 2012 at the firm, which has offices in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio.