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Moritz College of Law
The Ohio State University
55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1391
Phone: (614) 688-8232
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Scott Davis '04, partner in the Bricker & Eckler LLP construction group, has been accepted for membership in the Calibr Global Leadership Network – a selective professional organization that offers career and professional development, community service opportunities, and points of connectivity for African-American business professionals. Davis focuses his practice entirely on the construction industry, where he puts his previous experience as a construction company project engineer and construction estimator to good use. He also has developed a niche practice advising hospitals on construction risk management and risk mitigation issues and contract negotiations.
Mitchell A. Weisman '83, a trial attorney with the Cleveland firm Weisman, Kennedy & Berris Co., LPA, has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine. Weisman, an elected member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers since 2008, has won many large cases, including some seven-figure verdicts for his clients.
Philip J. Halley '81, a shareholder with the Milwaukee office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., was recognized by Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year 2013 in Milwaukee for Litigation - Trusts and Estates.
Frank A. Ray ’73 will receive the Bar Service Medal from the Columbus Bar Association in June for his long history of distinguished service to the organization. It is the highest honor accorded by the Columbus Bar Association, according to the group’s website. Ray, principal of Frank A. Ray Co., L.P.A., has practiced in Columbus for 40 years in civil litigation and appellate matters.
Sally Bloomfield ’69 received the Outstanding Pro Bono Service by an Individual award from the Columbus Bar Foundation in May. Bloomfield is a partner in the Columbus office of Bricker & Eckler LLP, where she practices in the regulated industries group.
Rob Cohen '88 has been selected to chair the litigation practice area at Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter, where he is a director and member of the firm’s trial practice group. Cohen has a wealth of experience representing corporate clients in proceedings of all kinds, and his practice focus includes complex litigation and antitrust litigation. Cohen consistently has been recognized as a leading litigator by SuperLawyers and Best Lawyers in America, and he was selected as the 2012 “Lawyer of the Year” in Columbus in the area of antitrust litigation by The Best Lawyers in America.
Eric D. Thompson '11 has joined Dickie McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. (DMC) as an associate, focusing in the areas of transportation law, insurance law, and technology law. He brings additional skills in the area of e-discovery, to the firm. Prior to joining the firm's Columbus office, Thompson served as a staff attorney working on the investigations and litigations as counsel to the court-appointed SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, where he focused on evidence review and electronic discovery matters.
Jennifer Mailly '86 has been awarded the 2013-14 Teaching Scholar Award by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the University of Connecticut School of Law. An assistant clinical professor, she teaches Legal Analysis, Research and Writing and Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation as part of the first-year Lawyering Process curriculum. Mailly also oversees the Individual Externship program, in which students earn credits for experiential learning at field placements throughout the legal community, has taught academic support programs for second-year law students, and helped design a yearlong series of academic success workshops for first-year students.
Patricia A. Shlonsky '84, a partner in the Cleveland office of Ulmer & Berne LLP, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Cuyahoga County Public Library. Shlonsky has been a member of the Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation since 2008.
Thomas D. Sykes '79 has joined Gould & Ratner LLP as a partner in the tax controversy practice in Chicago. An experienced tax attorney and litigator, Sykes brings more than 30 years of tax and trial experience to the firm, focusing primarily on tax compliance and controversies, including tax litigation in all forums. His national practice includes advising and representing some of the nation’s most prominent individuals, corporations, and tax-exempt organizations. He also handles tax controversies respecting state and local taxation, including the Illinois Department of Revenue and the City of Chicago.
Mary Lia Reiter '90 has been promoted to the rank of full professor in criminology/sociology at Columbus State Community College in Columbus. She has been with the college since 2001 and teaches courses in criminology, criminal justice, and law and society.
Elizabeth Hutton '06, joined the law firm of Faruki Ireland & Cox LLP as an attorney. Hutton recently completed a clerkship at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. In 2010 and 2011, she was named a rising star by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine.
Rachel Geiersbach '81, was promoted to vice president, legal at Advance Auto Parts. Geiersbach will be responsible for all corporate governance and securities law for the company and will take on the responsibility for employment law and other claims oversight.
Laura Jurcevich '03, has been awarded the Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under by the Ohio State Bar Foundation. This award recognizes attorneys who donate their time to a local community organization outside of their practice of law.
Andre Porter '05, has been named director of the Ohio Department of Commerce. Porter has been commissioner for the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and an attorney at Schottenstein Zox & Dunn Co. LPA, which is now Ice Miller LLP.