Class Notes

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Wesley Duncan, 2006

Wesley Duncan ‘06 has announced that he is running for Nevada Attorney General. He is currently a partner with Hutchison & Steffen, PLLC in Las Vegas where his practice focuses on administrative and regulatory law and business law and commercial litigation. Duncan previously served in the United States Air Force as an active duty judge advocate, before being elected to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. In 2014 he resigned to serve the Nevada Attorney General’s Office as the first assistant attorney general.


David Coyle, 1987

David J. Coyle ‘87 was a panelist at the 2017 Northern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference. He spoke about the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp. earlier this year. Coyle is a partner in the Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Toledo, Ohio, office where he is part of the firm’s bankruptcy and litigation practice groups.


Kenneth Days, 1995

Kenneth Days III ’95 was appointed as the new public defender for the Municipal Court of Atlanta. He previously served as managing attorney for the Office of the Public Defender. Prior to joining the City of Atlanta, Days was in private practice with his firm Days & West, P.C.


Andrea Ziarko, 2001

Andrea Ziarko ‘01 was recently appointed to the North Canton Board of Education. She is an attorney with Baker, Dublikar, Beck, Wiley & Matthews where her practice focuses on a wide range of civil litigation matters, including automobile claims and appellate work, as well as cases involving contract and business claims, insurance coverage issues, political subdivision, and employment law.


William Groves , 1979

William R. Groves ‘79 was formally appointed chancellor of Antioch University. He served as interim chancellor from 2016 until his appointment in October. Groves started at Antioch in 2010 when he formed the university’s first office of general counsel. Prior to that he served as a managing partner for a law firm in Springfield, Ohio.


Nicole Crum, 2003

Nicole Marie Crum ’03, a partner at Sullivan & Worcester LLP in Washington, D.C., was recently selected to lead the firm’s newly established corporate governance and board advisory practice. She is a member of the investment management group where her practice focuses on the representation of mutual funds and their independent directors, as well as investment advisers and broker-dealers.


Jason Storipan, 2004

Jason A. Storipan '04 was named assistant general counsel labour and employment for SGS North America Inc. In that position, he provides legal support for labor and employment issues across North America for SGS North America Inc. and SGS Canada Inc. Storipan came to SGS from Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm.


Thomas Palmer, 1992

Thomas N. Palmer '92 was reelected to a second four-year term as director of law for the City of Galion, Ohio, on Nov. 7. His new term begins on Jan. 1, 2018.


Trina Mengesha-Brown (Flippen), 1998

Trina Mengesha-Brown (Flippen) ’98 was appointed as an administrative law judge with the Social Security Administration in Saint Louis, Missouri, in October. Prior to her appointment, she worked as an employment litigation attorney at the Transportation Security Administration in Detroit, Michigan. Mengesha-Brown also previously served as a trial attorney with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


John Fitzgibbons, 1966

John Carl Fitzgibbons ’66 has published five young adult books since his retirement in 2014. He practiced law in Los Angeles until 1996 when he retired from the profession to teach in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Fitzgibbons’ works are available on Amazon.