Class Notes

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Brian Kelso, 2015

Brian W. Kelso '15 has joined Dagger, Johnston, Miller, Ogilvie and Hampson, LLP as an associate. His practice focuses on general litigation with an emphasis on operating a vehicle under the influence and traffic defense, employment law, and personal injury.

Carla Moore, 1977

Carla Moore '77 was selected by the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland as the recipient of this year's St. Thomas More Award. The annual award pays tribute to St. Thomas More, the patron saint of lawyers. It is given to a member of the legal community who has shown outstanding personal integrity, community service and professional excellence.

Brad Sprayberry, 1989

Brad Sprayberry ’89, director of attorney recruiting and professional development at Gunster, was elected to serve on the board of directors for the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) for its 2016-2017 term, which began in April. NALP is a 2,400-member nonprofit educational association dedicated to facilitating legal recruitment and retention, legal career development, and counseling of practicing attorneys and law students.

William Rohrer, 1981

William D. Rohrer ’81 has joined Duane Morris' Miami office as a partner in the firm’s tax practice within the corporate practice group. He is an international tax attorney and a certified public accountant. His practice focuses on strategic tax planning for foreign and domestic clients, many of whom have tax issues spanning several jurisdictions. Rohrer’s experience covers business transactional planning, with emphasis on inbound, tax-advantaged structures for doing business. He represents multinational, public and closely-held companies doing business inside and outside the United States as well as high net worth individuals, resident and non-resident, and their closely-held businesses.

Erika Haupt, 1994

Erika L. Haupt ’94 was named one of the Top 50 Ohio women lawyers, Top 50 Columbus lawyers, and Top 25 Columbus women lawyers in the 2016 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers magazine. She is a partner at Roetzel & Andress LPA where her practice focuses on wealth transfer and estate planning matters, including business succession planning and all aspects of tax and business planning for owners of closely held businesses.

Ronald Kopp , 1979

Ronald S. Kopp ’79 was named one of the Top 100 lawyers in Ohio and one of the Top 50 lawyers in Cleveland in the 2016 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers magazine. He is a partner at Roetzel & Andress LPA where his practice focuses on business and commercial litigation, representing numerous large and middle-market clients.

David Coyle , 1987

David J. Coyle ‘87 was appointed chair of the Bankruptcy Law Sub-Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association’s (OSBA) Banking, Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Committee. The sub-committee is responsible for monitoring new developments in, and court decisions impacting, bankruptcy law. Coyle is a partner in the Toledo office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, where his practice is concentrated on commercial litigation, bankruptcy, commercial foreclosures, replevin actions, condemnation proceedings, and business torts.

P. Barr, 1983

P. Douglas Barr ‘83 has been named managing director of Kentucky-based Stoll Keenon Ogden. He is the fourth person in the firm’s 119-year history elected to manage operations and strategic direction. Barr joined the firm in 1986 and has built a practice there focused on a wide range of complex business litigation including: patent infringement litigation and related patent litigation; intellectual property licensing disputes; trademark infringement; trade secret litigation; fiduciary litigation; complex employment litigation; breach of contract litigation; and internet disputes, including domain name disputes.

Kelley Griesmer, 1993

Kelley Griesmer ‘93 has been named director of special projects at The Columbus Foundation, the seventh largest community foundation in the United States. She is responsible for capacity building support for key partnerships, including The Columbus Foundation’s Gifts of Kindness Fund and other online philanthropic initiatives.

Ronald Stansbury , 1974

Ronald Stansbury ‘74 has joined Tucker Ellis LLP as senior counsel. He is a member of the firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation and ESOP practices as well as a contributing member to the firm’s new ERISA Blog, “ERISA Perspectives.”