Class Notes

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Christopher Hawley, 2015

Christopher G. Hawley '15 has joined McDonald Hopkins as an associate in the firm's Cleveland office. His practice focuses on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and lending matters.


Michael Briley, 1969

Michael M. Briley '69 was re-appointed by the Supreme Court of Ohio to the Ohio Board of Bar Examiners. He has served as an examiner since 1997. Briley is a partner in the Toledo office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, where he practices antitrust and transportation law and provides counseling for clients involved in a variety of domestic and international industries.


Sue Yount, 1986

Sue W. Yount '86 received the 2018 Rich Bebee Leadership Award from Ohio University Chillicothe. The award recognizes former students who exemplify service to the university, philanthropic support, recognition in their professional field, and service to the community. Yount is a partner at Bricker & Eckler where her practice involves nearly all aspects of education law, including employment, discrimination, labor relations, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, unfair labor practice charges, school finance, special education, student discipline, private school matters, and school-age daycare matters.


Rodney Hanson, 1973

Rodney D. Hanson '73 was posthumously awarded the Ohio University Eastern Campus Austin C. Furbee Award alongside his wife Deborah Hanson Shutler in recognition of their dedication and contribution to Ohio University and their community. Rodney was a longtime partner at Thomas, Fregiato and Myser in Bridgeport, Ohio, where he specialized in school law and corporate law. He was also a strong believer in giving back to the community. He served as a member of the Belmont County Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and the School Law Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association. Rodney was also a member of the St. Clairsville Sunrise Rotary in addition to the Knights of Columbus Council 4243 and St. Mary’s Church in St. Clairsville.


M. Salman Shah, 2013

M. Salman Shah '13 has joined Reminger, Attorneys at Law, as an associate in the firm's Columbus office. His practice focuses on trucking liability, premises liability, professional malpractice defense, and general insurance matters.


Aaron Ford, 2001

Aaron Ford '01 is running for Nevada Attorney General. He currently serves as majority leader of the Nevada State Legislature, where he has served as a senator for District 11 since 2012. Ford is also a partner with Eglet Prince.


Steve Magas, 1982

Steve Magas ‘82, Ohio's "bike lawyer," celebrated 2018's Bike Month by giving his popular "Bike Law 101" seminar in Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus in addition to previous CLE presentations in Cleveland and Columbus. Magas also spoke at the Ride of Silence and a NIOSH bike event while continuing his annual Bike Show on WOSU with Ann Fisher and WVXU in Cincinnati. He currently provides daily updates to cycling advocates on hot button bike law issues of the day through Twitter and Facebook. Steve's two-wheeled cases take him all over the state and he has now handled more than 400 "bike" cases. He is also regularly seen on TV talking about bikes and the law.


Stanley Dobrowski, 1976

Stanley J. Dobrowski '76, senior counsel in Calfee's construction group, was recently selected for inclusion as a “Leader in Their Field” in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers.


Laura Hult, 2008

Laura Hult '08, a partner in Calfee, Halter & Griswold's banking and finance group, was recently selected for inclusion as a “Leader in Their Field” in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers.


Sean Harris, 2000

Sean Harris '00 was sworn in as the president of the Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ) on May 3, 2018, at its Annual Convention in Columbus. OAJ is the only statewide association dedicated to preserving the 7th Amendment's right to trial by jury. Harris is a partner with the Columbus firm of Kitrick, Lewis, & Harris Co., LPA where his practice is limited to helping people in the areas of product liability, wrongful death, and personal injury.