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Class Actions

Updates submitted between January 1, 2016 and June 3, 2016

1970s

Professor Linda D. Elrod, '72, Topeka, received the Women Attorneys Association Justice Kay McFarland Award.

Col. Charles. R. Rayl (RET), '75, Strong City, Kan., retired from the practice of law on September 16, 2015 after 40 years and 4 days.  The Fifth Judicial District Court hosted a reception in the Chase County Courthouse, the oldest courthouse in Kansas.

The Honorable Ricklin R. Pierce, '78, Garden City, Kan., has been appointed a district judge for the Kansas 25th Judicial District.

1980s

Joe Cosgrove, Jr. '80, Austin, Texas, has founded The Joe Cosgrove Law Firm PLLC and JEC Legislative & Regulatory Consulting LLC. He is also serving as president of Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas.

The Honorable Janet M. Hormberg, '80, Belleville, Ill., is an associate judge of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit.

The Honorable Glenn R. Braun, '81, Hays, Kan., has become chief judge of the 23rd Judicial District for a two-year term.

Elizabeth A. Carson, '82, Wichita, has opened Carson Law, LLC.

Wm. Scott Hesse, '84, Topeka, has been named Maple Hill city attorney.

Gary A. Norton, '84, Des Moines, Iowa, was recognized by the firm for 30 years of service to Whitfield & Eddy. Gary is a member attorney, chair of the Environmental Law Practice Group, and past chair of the firm's Business and Banking Practice Group.

Calvin D. Rider, '85, Wichita, is the school attorney for USD 394, Rose Hill.

The Honorable Evelyn Z. Wilson, '85, Topeka, received the Topeka Bar Association's Honorable E. Newton Vickers Professionalism Award. Hon. Evelyn Wilson is chief judge for the Third Judicial District in Shawnee County.  Prior to her appointment to the bench in 2004, Judge Wilson spent 19 years in private practice, including as a partner in Wright, Henson, Clark and Baker (formerly Davis, Wright, Unrein, Hummer and McCallister).  Judge Wilson serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Bethany College, and also is an active member of numerous law-related organizations, including the American Judges Association, and the American, Kansas and Topeka Bar Associations. She served as TBA president from 2004 to 2005.

Daniel B. Bailey, '87, Westminister, Colo., is the SVP legal affairs and general counsel for AxisPoint Health.

Mark R. Maloney, '89, Wichita, has joined Hinkle Law Firm LLC.

1990s

Randy D. Gordon, '91, Dallas, was recognized in the annual "Chambers USA Americas Leading Lawyers for Business" publication.

Wayne J. Chipman, '94, Springfield, Mo., has been appointed to the position of executive vice president for advancement at Drury University.

Douglas T. Shima, '94, Topeka, has been appointed by The Kansas Supreme Court to be clerk of the appellate courts at the judicial center. Shima has served as the interim appellate clerk since the middle of January, and has been with the judicial branch since 1995.

Stephanie K. Dawkins, '96, Geneva, Ill., is the city administrator for the City of Geneva.  Dawkins has worked as Geneva's assistant city administrator and director of administrative services since 2008. Dawkins has been responsible for all city operations in the finance, human resources, and information technologies divisions.

David A. Bohm, '98, Raleigh, N.C., is the director of development at Campbell Law School.

Maj. Gen. Victor J. Braden, '98, Topeka, is the deputy commanding general of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth. Braden received command of the 35th Infantry Division of the Kansas National Guard. Braden is the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and numerous other awards and decorations. As a civilian, Braden is the deputy Kansas attorney general in charge of the Criminal Litigation Division.

Candace M. Gayoso, '99, Baxter Springs, Kan., was named Galena's new city attorney. Gayoso is also the city attorney for Weir, Kan., and the municipal court judge in Arcadia, Kan. She is an adjunct professor at Missouri Southern State University.

2000s

Thomas E. Beall, '00, Topeka, serves as acting U.S. attorney for the District of Kansas. Beall will be in charge of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Kansas, which comprises approximately 50 assistant U.S. attorneys and 50 support staff members working in offices in Topeka; Kansas City, Kan.; and Wichita.

Shelley H. King, '00, Lawrence, Kan., is now Corporate Counsel for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas in Topeka.

Michael L. Baumberger, '01, Wichita, was named partner at Klenda Austerman LLC.

Jay Sizemore, '01, Wichita, has joined Brad Pistotnik Law, PA.

Michele M. O'Malley, '02, Kansas City, Mo., has been named a partner in the firm of Stinson, Leonard, Street LLP. O'Malley is a real estate litigator with significant experience with judicial and non-judicial foreclosures of commercial and residential real estate, as well as condemnation actions, workouts, commercial landlord-tenant matters, easement enforcement, and sales contract disputes.

Teri C. Adam, '04, Phoenix, Ariz., has joined Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law as the director of employee relations.

Robin K. Carlson, '04, Kansas City, Mo., was presented the Legal Aid of Western Missouri's Volunteer Attorney Project award at the 2016 Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association's 2016 Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference. Carlson is a partner with Stinson Leonard Street.

Lucas P. Bell, '06, Springfield, Ill., has been named as executive vice president of Illinois Realtors.

Brian J. Malone, '06, Saint Louis, Mo., has joined the law firm of Lashly & Baer, P.C. in their government practice group.

Nicole M. Romine, '06, St. Francis, Kan., has joined Cheyenne County as county attorney.

Megan K. Walawender, '06, Lenexa, Kan., is now associate general counsel at The University of Kansas.

John Paul D. Washburn '07, Topeka, is the Topeka Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors treasurer. John Paul operates Washburn Law Office, LLC., and the Washburn Mediation Company, LLC.

Kristen C. Kellems, '07, Provo, Utah, was hired as the Staff Attorney for Timpanogos Legal Center, a legal non-profit based in Provo, Utah, dedicated to serving the legal needs of low-income and senior individuals.

Monica S. Cameron, '08, Wichita, has merged her practice to form Cameron & Herrman, P.A.

Austin K. Parker, '08, Topeka, has joined the law firm of Fisher, Patterson, Sayler & Smith as an associate attorney in the firm's Topeka office. In addition to his practice, which focuses on civil litigation defense, Parker is the attorney for the Regional Economic Area Partnership of South Central Kansas; the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization; the National Aviation Grant Consortium; and the cities of Andale, Augusta, Clearwater, and Viola.

Eric M. Pauly, '08, Wichita, was named partner at Foulston Siefkin LLP.

Nicholas J. Zluticky, '08, Kansas City, Mo., has been named a partner in Stinson Leonard Street. Zluticky is a member of the firm's bankruptcy and creditors' rights division.

Timothy M. Belsan, '09, Washington, D.C., was recently promoted to senior litigation counsel within the Department of Justice's Civil Division, Office of Immigration Litigation.  Belsan was also recognized as one of the Department's Outstanding Mentors for 2015.

Matthew W. Bish, '09, Wichita, was named partner at Foulston Siefkin LLP.

Justin R. Shinkle, '09, Wichita, was named partner at Foulston Siefkin LLP.

2010s

Daniel S. Heinz, '10, Lawrence, Kan., has joined Crow & Associates, Leavenworth.

Michael C. McClure, '10, Boise, Idaho, has joined Brian Webb Legal.

Sean T. Pribyl, '10, Washington, D.C., has joined Blank Rome LLP as an associate in the firm's Maritime and International Trade group. Prior to joining Blank Rome, Pribyl served for close to six years as a U.S. Coast Guard officer and attorney.

Bryan L. Walker, '10, Washington, D.C., has joined the law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.

Ashley R. Holm, '11, Topeka, has joined Mize Houser & Company, a regional accounting firm, as a technical tax services staff analyst. Holm will focus on income tax preparation as well as property and sales tax consulting,

Jonathan E. Voegeli, '11, Wichita, was presented with the top 10 under 40 award by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.

Lisa M. Brown, '12, Topeka, is the Topeka Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors president-elect. Brown is an associate at Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds & Palmer, LLP.

Nicholas H. Jefferson, '12, Topeka, is an assistant city attorney - civil litigation, City of Topeka.

LeTiffany O. Obozele, '12, Topeka, is with the Kansas Attorney General's Office, Sexually Violent Predator Unit.

Jason Pollock, '12, Basehor, Kan., is the 2016-17 Topeka Bar Associations Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors secretary. Pollock serves as a staff attorney for the Kansas Department of Transportation, dealing primarily with real property acquisitions and property related litigation.

Hannah C. Schroller, '12, Holton, Kan., is with the Jackson County Attorney's Office.

Ted Davis, '13, Wichita, has joined DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers.

Joseph W. Frick, '13, Billings, Mont., is an associate at Tolliver Law Firm.

Nickolas C. Templin, '13, Overland Park, Kan., has joined Sanders Warren & Russell LLP as an associate.

Kelsey Fowler Floyd, '14, Wichita, is now with the City Attorney's Office.

Zachary N. Green, '14, Albuquerque, N.M., is an associate at Jeff Diamond Law Firm.

 

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Recent Notifications

Professor Linda D. Elrod, '72, Topeka, received the Women Attorneys Association Justice Kay McFarland Award.

The Honorable Evelyn Z. Wilson, '85, Topeka, received the Topeka Bar Association's Honorable E. Newton Vickers Professionalism Award.

Maj. Gen. Victor J. Braden, '98, Topeka, is the deputy commanding general of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth. Braden received command of the 35th Infantry Division of the Kansas National Guard. Braden is the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and numerous other awards and decorations. As a civilian, Braden is the deputy Kansas attorney general in charge of the Criminal Litigation Division.

Robin K. Carlson, '04, Kansas City, Mo., was presented the Legal Aid of Western Missouri's Volunteer Attorney Project award at the 2016 Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association's 2016 Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference. Carlson is a partner with Stinson Leonard Street.

Jonathan E. Voegeli, '11, Wichita, was presented with the top 10 under 40 award by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.