Alumni in the News
Wherever our alumni find themselves, they make newsworthy contributions to their communities and build rewarding careers. Here are some of our latest newsmakers:
San Diego Daily Transcript - March 28
California Western alumna Melissa J. Deleon ’10 of Gilliland and Burgess is very active doing charity work as well as mentoring students.
San Diego Daily Transcript - March 27
Two attorneys, Jeffrey S. Isaacs '68 and Janine A. Sarti are elected to the Board of Trustees of California Western.
San Diego Daily Transcript - February 26
California Western alumnus Stephen J. Estey '92 is named Trial Attorney of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego.
U-T San Diego and San Diego Daily Transcript - January 28
San Diego Superior Court Commissioner Keri G. Katz '86 is appointed as a Superior Court judge by Governor Jerry Brown. Katz is also an adjunct professor with California Western's STEPPS program.
San Diego Lawyer - November-December Issue
The magazine of the San Diego County Bar Association features a cover story on Jon R. Williams '92, the SDCBA's newly elected president. Several other California Western alumni are also prominent in the magazine, including Marcella O. McLaughlin '98, and Karla C. Pinckes '01. Michael A. Semanchik '10, and Alyssa L. Bjerkhoel '08 are also featured In a colorful article on the California Innocence Project's march to Sacramento, written by Elizabeth Blust '09.
San Diego Lawyer Magazine - November/December 2013
Jon R. Williams ’92, San Diego County Bar Association’s new president, is featured in a cover story. California Western is prominent in this issue of the magazine.
Calaveras Enterprise - December 28
Hugh K. Swift '85 of Angel's Camp, Calif. has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown as a Superior Court Judge for Calaveras County.
My FOX LA - December 19
California Innocence Project attorney Michael A. Semanchik '10 appeared live along with exonerees Brian Banks and Reggie Cole to discuss the "California 12" and the upcoming march in Sacramento.
Al Jazeera USA - December 18
California Innocence Project Associate Director Alex J. Simpson '04 appears on "America Tonight" to discuss the death penalty, how much it costs, and whether the innocence movement has changed the conversation regarding the death penalty in recent years.
Voice of America - December 12
California Innocence Project attorney Michael A. Semanchik '10 explains how the project goes about working to exonerate wrongfully convicted prisoners.
CBS 8 San Diego - December 9
California Innocence Project Associate Director Alex J. Simpson '04 discusses the issue of whether Richard Tuite, who was acquitted in the 1998 murder of 12-year-old Stephanie Crowe of Escondido, is eligible for compensation for his time served in prison.
Del Mar Times December 6
Dino Paraskevoloulos ‘97 is honored by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors for his outstanding performance in his role as a Deputy District Attorney.
Del Mar Times - November 22
Andy Cook ‘93 is elected as a director of the San Diego County Bar Association. Cook, who is a Carmel Valley resident, practices family law. Jon Williams '92 is the new SDCBA president, and Marcella McLaughlin '98 is the immediate past president.
San Diego Gay & Lesbian News - October 16
Rivka Israel ’00 writes that many LGBT couples do not know or understand their rights when it comes to relationships and family issues. Israel calls for a community-wide initiative to make LGBT couples more aware of those rights.
San Diego Daily Transcript - October 11
Four California Western alumni are among several honored by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors for their outstanding contributions to public safety in their role as prosecutors in the District Attorney's Office. They are Laurie Hauf '08, Joe McLaughlin '94, Dino Paraskevopoulos '97 and Wendy Patrick '94.
San Diego Daily Transcript - October 1
California Western appoints three new trustees, San Diego attorneys Imran M. Jaswal, Robert D. Richley, and Eberhard H. Röhm; while Jeffrey D. Lewin '75 was elected board chair. The board sets aside $100,000 for the Murray L. Galinson Scholarship, recognizing the longtime professor and trustee who passed away in 2012.
U-T San Diego - September 22
Michael D. Washington '94 sworn-in as a San Diego Superior Court Judge after his recent appointment by Gov. Jerry Brown. Washington was a long-time public defender in Vista.
U-T San Diego - August 29
Alumnus Michael D. Washington '94 appointed to a judgeship in the San Diego County Superior Court. (Also covered by the Courthouse News Service)
San Diego Daily Transcript - August 19
Lindsey F. Munyer '10 joins the trust and probate litigation firm Van Dyke & Associates APLC as an associate.
San Diego Daily Transcript - July 30
Adjunct Professor Matthew R. Souther '03 named shareholder at Neil, Dymott, Frank, McFall & Trexler APLC.
Daily Journal - July 30
Access to Law Initiative Program Director Robert F. Siebel, Special Consultant Fred P. Rooney, Lisa L. Wong '09, and Jake A. Walton '09 explain the benefits of law school "incubator" programs.
East Bay Express - July 24
California Innocence Project Director Justin P. Brooks and attorney Alissa L. Bjerkhoel '08 discuss the case of Guy Miles, and examine the role of faulty eyewitness testimony in wrongful convictions.
Daily Journal - July 19
Patricia L. Zlaket '09 explains how recent rulings affect millions of consumers that choose generic medications over their pricier, brand name counterparts.
Digital Journal - July 15
Meghann L. St. Thomas '04 joins the Phoenix, Ariz. Law Offices of Michael Córdova as an associate attorney.
U-T San Diego - July 14
California Innocence Project attorneys Jan Stiglitz and Alissa L. Bjerkhoel '08 discuss faulty eyewitness testimony - the leading cause of wrongful convictions. (Also covered by the Innocence Blog)
Digital Journal - July 12
Trent R. Buckallew '99 earns Board Certification as a Criminal Law Specialist from the Arizona State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization.
Tahoe Daily Tribune - July 1
California Innocence Project Director Justin P. Brooks, and attorneys Alissa L. Bjerkhoel '08 and Michael A. Semanchik '10 deliver clemency petitions for 12 of their clients after walking 712 miles from San Diego to Sacramento.
U-T San Diego - June 24
A letter to the Editor praises Executive Assistant City Attorney Andrew Jones '96 in response to Mayor Bob Filner's attempt to cut the City Attorney's budget.
City Heights Life - June 21
Professor Janet Weinstein, Adjunct Professor Ukoda Nwanna '03, Emilie C. Faris '08, and 3L Sean M. Elo explain the impact that the City Heights Community Law Project has had on the community by offering free legal services to residents who are unable to afford an attorney.
Havasu News Herald - June 20
The Arizona Supreme Court reappoints Charles W. Gurtler, Jr. '86 to serve as presiding judge in Mohave County through 2017.
Davis Enterprise - June 18
California Innocence Project Director Justin P. Brooks, and attorneys Alissa L. Bjerkhoel '08 and Michael A. Semanchik '10 explain their motivation to complete the 712-mile Innocence March and thank their many supporters along the route.
San Diego Daily Transcript - June 18
California Innocence Project Director Justin P. Brooks, and attorneys Alissa L. Bjerkhoel '08 and Michael A. Semanchik '10 deliver clemency petitions for 12 of their clients after walking 712 miles from San Diego to Sacramento.
San Diego Daily Transcript - June 13
Alumni Joseph C. Carr '13, Robyn K. Riedel '13, Michelle Ryle '13, and Allexanderia E. Verdian '13 admitted to the Order of Barristers in recognition of superior oral advocacy skills.
San Diego Daily Transcript - June 7
61 California Western graduates admitted to the State Bar of California at the Oath of Professional Conduct swearing-in ceremony.
Digital Journal - June 5
Dustin J. Wetton '09 helps clients resolve their tax problems through his work at Platinum Tax Defenders.
OB Rag - May 30
California Innocence Project Director Justin P. Brooks, and attorneys Alissa L. Bjerkhoel '08 and Michael A. Semanchik '10 marched through Santa Barbara recently, and are ahead of their Innocence March schedule.
PR Web - May 30
Thomas W. Palecek '03 joins San Diego Law Firm's Business and Real Estate team.
USA Today - May 23
Professor James M. Cooper and Rafael J. Hurtado '13 discuss Proyecto ACCESO's role in helping to implement legal reforms in Chile and other Latin American countries over the last 15 years.
WatchList News - May 23
Dustin J. Wetton '09 helps clients resolve their tax problems through his work at Platinum Tax Defenders. (Also featured in Virtual-Strategy Magazine)
San Diego Voice and Viewpoint - May 15
Dwayne Crenshaw '12 running against Myrtle Cole for the 4th District City Council seat.
Orange County Register - May 3
The Honorable Elizabeth G. Macias '99 named as one of the keynote speakers for Cal State Fullerton's commencement ceremony.
Gay San Diego - May 3
Paul D. McGuire '11 explains a proposed California assembly bill, AB 1266, that would allow young people “to participate in sex-segregated programs, activities and facilities” regardless of what gender is listed on their school records.
U-T San Diego - May 1
Professor Justin P. Brooks and California Innocence Project attorneys Alissa L. Bjerkhoel '08 and Michael A. Semanchik '10 continue their Innocence March to Sacramento. (Also covered by OB Rag, Wrongful Convictions Blog)
10 News - April 30
California Innocence Project exoneree Adam Riojas joins Professor Justin P. Brooks and attorneys Alissa Bjerkhoel '08 and Michael A. Semanchik '10 for an Innocence March rally in Oceanside. (Also covered by U-T San Diego, CBS 8/KFMB)
Virtual-Strategy Magazine - April 29
Miguel R. San Jose '03 now practices federal data privacy and protection law for Corporate Security Law in Charlotte, North Carolina.
San Diego Daily Transcript - April 29
Jacob J. Sapochnick '99 (LL.M.) says there is a lot of confusion about how a proposal to overhaul U.S. immigration laws could affect immigrants, and explains how his firm is working to provide answers to its clients.
Take Part - April 26
Attorney Michael A. Semanchik '10 discusses the wrongful convictions of JoAnn Parks and William Richards to illustrate why he is walking 600 miles to request clemency for "The California 12."
KPBS-FM/TV - April 25
Professor Jan Stiglitz and Michael A. Semanchik '10 preview the 600-mile Innocence March, and discuss the wrongful convictions of "The California 12."
10 News - April 18
Michael A. Semanchik '10 and Institute of Criminal Defense Advocacy client Kenneth Corley give an update on Corley's transition back into society after his release from prison in November 2012.
LGBT Weekly - April 18
Dwayne Crenshaw '12 receives endorsements from 4th District primary election candidates Blanca Lopez-Brown, Barry Pollard, Sandy Spackman, Tony Villafranca, and Bruce Williams.
Press-Banner - April 18
Christopher M. Wolcott '09 joins the Scotts Valley firm of Dawson, Passafuime, Bowden and Martinez.
Independent Voter Network (IVN) - April 17
California Innocence Project attorney Michael A. Semanchik '10 explains why the project supports ending the use of the death penalty in California.
Rancho Santa Fe Review - April 15
Marjan (Mortazavi) Daneshmand '97 cofounded Miracle Babies with her husband Sean to help provide financial and emotional support to families with premature babies.
San Diego Metropolitan Magazine - April 11
Genevieve A. Suzuki '08 named executive editor of Mission Publishing Group's three publications: Mission Times Courier, La Mesa Courier, and Mission Valley News.
Fox 5 - April 10
California Innocence Project Legal Director Alexander J. Simpson '04 provides legal expertise for a story about a local man who was arrested after shooting video of a San Diego Police officer who was writing him a ticket for smoking on the boardwalk. (Also covered by KSL.com and KUSI News)
Capital Gazette - April 10
Karen L. Cook '86 appointed chief administrative officer of Anne Arundel County, Md. (Also featured in Eye on Annapolis)
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal - April 10
Vice Admiral Bruce E. MacDonald '87 (Ret.) named president and chief operating officer of Applied Technical Systems, Inc.
KUSI News- April 5
California Innocence Project attorneys Alissa L. Bjerkhoel '08 and Michael A. Semanchik '10 discuss Brian Banks' exoneration and signing with the Atlanta Falcons, the mission of the clinical program, and preview the upcoming Innocence March.
KPBS-FM's "Midday Edition" - April 4
Adjunct Professor Lilia S. Velasquez '81 discusses the Associated Press' decision to no longer use the term "illegal immigrant" to describe a person who is living in the country illegally.
Robesonian - March 29
Beau L. Epperly '06 to speak at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke's Entrepreneurship Summit, "Entrepreneurship and the Law: Practical Considerations."
Fox News - March 25
David E. Wohl '88 praises California Western's California Innocence Project in a conversation about whether Brian Banks' accuser should be punished for the lies that led to his wrongful conviction.
PR Web - March 24
Robert S. May '06 opens a new office for the May Firm in Fresno.
Pocono Record - March 20
Mark E. Johnston '91 passed away on March 1.
SCV News - March 20
Brian K. Maienschein '94 named a Republican Whip for the California State Assembly.
The Wall Street Journal - March 11
Gary R. Bronstein '79 explains the motivation behind a number of lawsuits recently filed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. against executives and directors of banks that collapsed during the financial crisis.
Gay San Diego - March 8
Paul D. McGuire '11 discusses questions surrounding a proposal to provide child custody rights to more than two parents.
San Diego Daily Transcript - March 6
Student Appellate Advocacy Team of Emily M. Cunningham, Sara J. Staninger, and Coach Elizabeth M. Carino '12 submit highest-scoring brief in ABA's Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition.
Anti-Defamation League News - March 1
Professor Ruth M. Hargrove and Jeffrey P. Wade, Jr. '97 participate in a panel discussion on legal issues surrounding cyberbullying at the Anti-Defamation League's 4th Annual Cyberbullying Conference: Standing Up to Cyberhate.
California Lawyer - March 1
California Western Professors Justin P. Brooks and Jan Stiglitz, and attorneys Alissa L. Bjerkhoel '08 and Michael A. Semanchik '10 named "Attorneys of the Year" by the magazine.
San Diego Magazine - March 1
Dean Emeritus Michael H. Dessent, Professor Kenneth S. Klein, Professor Jan Stiglitz, and more than 200 alumni in practice locally named "2013 Top Lawyers."
Orange County Register - February 28
Eric J. Dubin '92 speaks on behalf of his client Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen at a press conference to discuss a wrongful-termination lawsuit filed against the restaurant by a former employee. (Also featured in OC Weekly)
Virtual-Strategy Magazine - February 28
Craig S. Trenton '83 launches a new webpage to answer frequently asked questions about Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
Fox 5 San Diego - February 26
Adjunct Professor Lilia S. Velasquez '81 explains the challenges to creating an efficient path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. (Also covered by NBC San Diego)
Troy Daily News - February 25
The Miami (Ohio) County Bar Association now accepting scholarship grant applications for the J. Andrew Fulker '79 Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Huffington Post - February 22
Theory developed by Eric J. Dubin '92 to successfully defend celebrities accused of crimes tested by a group of psychologists.
Fox 5 San Diego - February 19
Gerrissa H. Conforti (Santos) '09 represents teacher accused of bringing a gun and knife to Farb Middle School.
California Lawyer - February 15
Professors Justin P. Brooks and Jan Stiglitz, and attorneys Alissa L. Bjerkhoel '08 and Michael A. Semanchik '10 named Attorneys of the Year by the magazine. (Also covered by San Diego Daily Transcript and Southwest Riverside News Network)
PubMed - February 14
Senior Research Associate Timothy K. Mackey '09 (MAS) and Professor Bryan A. Liang argue that national governments should be afforded flexibilities and protections in their attempts to develop tobacco control laws and regulations based on the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
Southwest Riverside News Network - February 12
Marcella O. McLaughlin '98 honored to lead the San Diego County Bar Association.
Gay San Diego - February 8
Paul D. McGuire '11 explains how the U.S. Supreme Court's expected ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) could affect same-sex couples in California.
Reno Gazette-Journal - February 8
Jacqueline L. (Rombardo) Bryant '95 appointed deputy chief of staff for Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. (Also covered by Carson Now)
KPBS' "Fronteras: The Changing Americas Desk" - February 7
Adjunct Professor Lilia S. Velasquez '81 comments on the extremely long wait some immigrants must endure before they are granted a family-based visa.
Supreme Court of Nevada News - February 7
Gary D. Fairman '78 appointed to a seat on Nevada's Seventh Judicial District Court.
San Diego Attorney Journal - February 1
Christopher C. Walton '04 named Attorney of the Month by the magazine. Colin Walshok '07 named Rising Star of the Month. (Click on "Current Issue" to read both stories)
San Diego Magazine - February 1
California Innocence Project and its upcoming Innocence March highlighted as the No. 13 reason to love San Diego.
KUSI-TV - January 30
Wendy L. Patrick '94 explains a new California law preventing employers from asking for their employees' social media passwords.
San Diego LGBT Weekly - January 25
Dwayne Crenshaw '12 endorsed by the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund in the upcoming special election for the District 4 City Council seat.
Fox 5 San Diego - January 24
John Fiske '07 discusses the lawsuit former San Diego Charger Junior Seau's family filed against the National Football League.
San Diego Daily Transcript - January 17
Professor Justin P. Brooks and California Innocence Project staff attorneys Alexander J. Simpson '04, Alissa L. Bjerkhoel '08, and Michael A. Semanchik '10 to walk 600 miles from San Diego to Sacramento to raise awareness about wrongful convictions and to present clemency petitions for 12 innocent clients to Governor Jerry Brown.
Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz - January 14
Ljubisa Kostic '01 rejoins Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz as a partner focusing on civil litigation, including personal injury and business law.
Jewish Journal - January 9
Rabbi Cookie L. Olshein '92 officially installed as senior rabbi at Temple Israel. She is the first woman to hold the position of senior rabbi at an established temple in Palm Beach County.
Law Week Colorado - January 8
Patrick B. McRorie '07 promoted to partner at the Denver firm of Lathrop & Gage.
Hamden Patch - January 7
A fundraiser will be held to mark the launch of the Michael Vincent Sage Dragonheart Foundation, Inc. Named for Michael V. Sage '06, the foundation is dedicated to donating AED equipment, educating communities, and promoting awareness of sudden cardiac arrhythmia.
The Suburban Times - January 3
The Honorable Jerry T. Costello '83 sworn-in as a Pierce County (Wash.) Superior Court judge.
Morning Sun - December 31
Paula M. Fisher '90 expanding her Mt. Pleasant, Mich. practice focused on Tribal enrollment issues into California.
CalCoastNews.com - December 28
The Honorable Rita C. Federman '89 appointed San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge by Governor Jerry Brown. (Also covered by KEYT.com)
Imperial Valley News - December 27
Elizabeth G. Macias '99 appointed to judgeship in Orange County Superior Court.
The Press-Enterprise - December 27
Lily L. (Huang) Sinfield '98 appointed San Bernardino County Superior Court judge by Gov. Jerry Brown. (Also covered by Highland Community News)
Livingston Daily - December 24
Amy M. Krieg '11 hired as an associate attorney at the Brighton, Mich. firm of Burchfield, Park & Pollesch.
San Diego Daily Transcript - December 17
Charles R. Grebing '70 delivers commencement address to 64 California Western graduates.
U-T San Diego - December 14
Adjunct Professor Lilia S. Velasquez '81 featured in a story about the number of immigrants who have filed for Deferred Action since August 2012.
voiceofsandiego.org - December 12
Thomas D. Penfield '74 comments on a class action lawsuit his firm, Casey Gerry Schenk Francaville Blatt & Penfield LLP, has filed against the City of Chula Vista for a tax it imposed on cell phone calls.
San Diego Daily Transcript - December 12
Frederic L. Gordon '81 and Rhonda J. Holmes give $200,000 to support California Western's trial teams. In addition to their support for the trial teams, Gordon and Holmes created the annual Gordon & Holmes Oral Advocacy Award to support a student or students who demonstrate exceptional trial skills.
U-T San Diego - December 11
Dwayne Crenshaw '12 announces he will run for the soon-to-be-vacant District 4 seat on the San Diego City Council.
U-T San Diego - November 23
Marcella O. McLaughlin '98 selected to be the next president of the San Diego County Bar Association. McLaughlin is the first Latino to head the local Bar Association. (Also featured in San Diego Daily Transcript)
California Trailblazers - November 9
Brian K. Maienschein '94 elected to represent the 77th District in the California State Assembly.
The Recorder - November 9
Wendy M. Behan '98 elected first vice president of California Women Lawyers. Behan is a partner at Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield.
SF Gate - November 8
Tina M. Barberi '00 collecting donations for the Catholic Charities Thanksgiving Food Drive in Fresno.
MarketWatch - October 31
Koryn K. Sheppard '07 joins the Goldberg Jones family law firm. (Also featured in the Sacramento Bee, and ABC 12)
Adirondack Daily Enterprise - October 27
The Honorable Felix J. Catena '85 seeking a seat on the state Supreme Court bench in New York's 4th Judicial District. (Also covered by The Daily Gazette)
Pomerado News - October 27
Brian K. Maienschein '94 running to represent the 77th District in the California State Assembly.
Jewish Journal - October 24
Cookie L. Olshein '92 welcomed as the new senior rabbi at Temple Israel in Palm Beach County, Fla. Olshein is the first female senior rabbi in the county's history.
Vida en el Valle - October 23
Jamie A. Ledezma '04 profiled in a story about women under age 40 who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Ledezma, who was diagnosed with breast cancer while she was pregnant, has been cancer-free for five years and her son, Blake, is five years old.
PR Web - October 23
Craig S. Trenton '83 launches the San Diego Bankruptcy Blog.
BioMed Central - October 22
Professor Bryan A. Liang and Senior Research Associate Timothy K. Mackey '09 (MAS) publish a paper on "Combating healthcare corruption and fraud with improved global health governance."
Las Vegas Review Journal - October 21
Kalani K. Hoo '98 running for North Las Vegas Justice of the Peace.
Las Vegas Review-Journal - October 21
Judge Adriana Escobar '91 running for reelection in Las Vegas District Court Department 14.
Poughkeepsie Journal - October 15
Samuel T. Laganaro '88 appointed to Family Services Inc.'s board of directors.
Corporate Counsel - October 12
As chief privacy officer and general counsel, Magnolia Mansourkia Mobley '98 advises technology start-up Carrier IQ on all legal matters, and is helping the company with a total overhaul of its data protection and privacy program.
Arizona Daily Star - October 8
Paul B. Newman '86 running for Arizona Corporation Commission.
San Diego County Bar Association - October 7
Andrew D. Cook '93 running for a seat on the SDCBA's board of directors.
Santa Barbara Independent - October 7
Saralloyd Truax '87 honored with the Santa Barbara Mayor's Media Award for thoughtful reporting on issues facing people with disabilities.
The Recorder - October 3
Trustee Robert K. Scott '75 joins the newly created Hodes Milman Liebeck Mosier, LLP firm in Phoenix.
Yahoo! News - September 28
Professor Bryan A. Liang and Senior Research Associate Timothy K. Mackey '09 (MAS) showed ABC News how easy it is to set up a fake pharmacy online to alert the public about the dangers of shopping for drugs on the internet. (Also covered by PRWeb)
ABC News - September 28
Professor Bryan A. Liang and Senior Research Associate Timothy K. Mackey '09 (MAS) show how easy it is to set up a fake pharmacy online to explain why better enforcement of online direct-to-consumer advertising of pharmaceuticals is needed.
C-SPAN - September 28
Professor Bryan A. Liang and Senior Research Associate Timothy K. Mackey '09 (MAS) present original research on Fake Online Pharmacy Direct-to-Consumer Advertising (DTCA) at the Partnership for Safe Medicines Interchange 2012 Conference. (Click here to view slides from Mackey's presentation. Also covered by The Partnership for Safe Medicines.)
AZ Business Magazine - September 27
Trustee Robert K. Scott '75 joins the newly created Hodes Milman Liebeck Mosier, LLP firm in Phoenix.
Cerritos-Artesia Patch - September 27
Mazen Nabulsi '00 appointed to the Cerritos College Foundation's board of directors.
Del Mar Times - September 27
Cory C. Grant '94 leads the first session in a four-part seminar on "Frequently Asked Questions and Answers to Tax and Estate Planning Changes."
Las Vegas Sun - September 25
The Honorable Jennifer P. Togliatti '93 retained as chief judge of Clark County District Court.
The Recorder - September 21
Angela M. Jae '06 joins Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield as an associate focused on personal injury and product liability litigation.
GQ Magazine - September 17
Rehan K. Hassan '99 named to The Gentlemen's Fund List for his community service work.
NBC San Diego - September 14
Adjunct Professor Lilia S. Velasquez '81 profiled in an NBC San Diego feature celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. (Also featured on WCSH 6)
Law.com - September 14
Alumna Michele M. Bissada '94 joined the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County's board of directors.
San Diego Metropolitan Magazine - September 14
Alumna Angela M. Jae '06 joined Casey Gerry as an associate attorney.
Marketwatch - September 13
Alumnus Patrick B. McAllister '96 named a director of multifamily originations for Prudential Mortgage Capital Company.
Science - September 12
Professor Bryan A. Liang and Senior Research Associate Timothy K. Mackey '09 (MAS) explain the safety risks created by direct-to-consumer advertising of stem cell "treatments."
San Diego Metropolitan Magazine - September 9
Alumna Anne-Marie Rábago '07 honored as a "40 Under 40" award winner for 2012.
U-T San Diego - September 7
Professor Jan Stiglitz comments on the appearance of negotiations between police officers and defense attorneys in a story about questions raised by the Honorable Herbert J. Exarhos '65 about the alleged practice of California Highway Patrol officers negotiating directly with defense attorneys to reduce the charges facing their clients.
Fox 11 (Los Angeles) - September 6
California Innocence Project Legal Director Alexander J. Simpson '04 and Michael A. Semanchik '10 discuss their efforts to free exoneree Daniel Larsen.
The Daily Beast - September 6
Alumnus Hansdeep Singh '08 writes about a troubling rise in hate crimes and hate speech and explains how the two trends could be related.
Rancho Bernardo Patch - September 5
Alumnus Brian K. Maienschein '94 running to represent the newly drawn 77th State Assembly District.
San Diego Daily Transcript - September 5
Alumna Wendy M. Behan '98 elected first vice president of California Women Lawyers (CWL).
North County Times - September 3
Alumnus Matthew G. Holt '07 talks about the challenges some illegal immigrants may face in trying to find and retain employment even after they obtain new federal work permits.
La Mesa Patch - August 31
Alumnus William R. Baber '90 running for La Mesa-Spring Valley School District Board.
La Mesa Patch - August 29
Alumna Kristine Christensen-Alessio '95 running for La Mesa City Council.
Pepperdine University Alumni Network - August 23
Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management remembers alumnus Dennis S. Avery '70.
San Diego Deputy District Attorneys Association - August 19
Alumna Chantal L. de Mauregne '00 named Secretary of the 2012 San Diego Deputy District Attorney's Association Board of Directors.
Arizona Daily Star - August 18
Alumnus Paul B. Newman '86 running for a seat on the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Casper Star-Tribune - August 18
Alumnus Robert J. DiLorenzo '80 challenging the incumbent state representative in the Wyoming House District 26 race.
KPBS-TV and FM - August 15
Adjunct Professor Lilia S. Velásquez '81 explains the requirements of the Obama Administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals plan, which went into effect this week. (Professor Velasquez also featured in U-T San Diego)
NBC San Diego - August 15
Alumnus Jacob J. Sapochnick '99 (LL.M.) says young immigrants should be very careful when filling out the form for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
PR Log - August 10
Alumnus Daniel F. Greene '03 named among the San Diego Daily Transcript's 2012 Top Attorneys Finalists in Criminal Law.
TMCNet.com - August 7
Alumnus George G. Chachas '87 named co-director of Omnitek Engineering Corp.
MarketWatch - August 6
Alumna Annette M. Ahlers '90 joins Moss Adams LLP, as a tax partner in its Tax Specialty Group.
(Also covered by Barrons and Accounting Web)
Salem-News - August 5
A paper by alumnus Kelly X. Ranasinghe '05 cited in a story about the release of satellite photos of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide.
Florida Today - August 4
Alumnus Mark F. Warzecha '94 named partner at Zies Widerman & Malek in Melbourne, Fla.
Palm Beach Post- August 2
Alumna Rabbi Cookie L. Olshein '92 named the first female senior rabbi at Temple Israel in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Public Justice - August 1
Alumnus Steven M. Bronson '06 recognized as a member of the legal team awarded the Public Justice Foundation's 2012 Trial Lawyers of the Year. The legal team won $358.5 million, the largest jury verdict in Missouri history, after proving a major lead smelting operator should be held accountable for poisoning children in the Herculaneum, Mo. area.
PubMed.gov - July 29
Professor Bryan A. Liang and Senior Research Associate Timothy K. Mackey '09 (MAS) publish a report on "Global health policy coordination to address neglected tropical diseases."
U-T San Diego - July 28
World renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking plans to speak at the funeral of California Western alumnus and former Associate Dean Dennis S. Avery '70 later this week. (Also covered by San Diego Reader)
San Diego Daily Transcript - July 25
Associate Deans William J. Aceves, Laura M. Padilla, and California Western alumni Elizabeth M. Brown '99, Stephen G. Cline '93, Daniel F. Greene '03, Ryan D. Harris '01, Gary D. Jander '98, Robert J. Kolodny '75, Jeremiah A. Lowe '05, Michele S. Lowenstein '81, Jerrilyn T. Malana '98, Craig R. McClellan '76, Michael R. McGuinness '87, Omar G. Nassar '11, Wendy L. Patrick '94, Thomas D. Penfield '74, Kevin F. Quinn '82, Kristan N. Shepard '05, Nancy L. Stagg '91, and Rachel P. Young '07 named among San Diego County's Top Attorneys for 2012. (Alumnus Craig R. McClellan '76 honored among the "Transcript 10" for 2012)
U-T San Diego - July 24
Alumnus, philanthropist, and former Associate Dean Dennis S. Avery '70 memorialized in the newspaper. (Also covered by Los Angeles Times and voiceofsandiego.org)
KPBS-TV and FM - July 24
Visiting Professor Robert F. Seibel and Alumni Robin J. Sassi '10 and Eric A. LaGuardia '10 explain the mission of the Access to Law Initiative, and how the program helps young attorneys set up solo and small practice firms while providing a public service to the community. (Click here to listen to their interview on KPBS-FM's Midday Edition)
PR Web.com - July 24
Alumnus Craig S. Trenton '83 launches CaliforniaChapter13.com bankruptcy site.
Pathology Case Reviews - July 24
Professor Bryan A. Liang and Senior Research Associate Timothy K. Mackey '09 (MAS) discuss the impact of state and federal measures to increase transparency in physician-industry relationships, and offer ideas for improving patient care.
The Coast News - July 22
Alumnus James S. Farley '74 named to San Diego Foundation's board of governors.
Citybizlist - July 19
Alumna and Trustee Justice Judith L. Haller '75 selected to receive the American Inns of Court 2012 Professionalism Award for the Ninth Circuit.
The News Tribune - July 13
Alumna Vicki L. Hogan ’79 running for reelection as a Superior Court Judge in Pierce County, Wash.
NBC 7 San Diego - July 12
California Innocence Project Legal Director Alexander J. Simpson ’04 talks about a plan to review thousands of criminal convictions because of a possible flaw in lab work. CIP will assist the FBI and the Department of Justice with the review.
Parkinson's Association of San Diego - July 9
Alumnus Lester I. Cohen '90 named to board of directors of the Parkinson's Association of San Diego. Cohen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
The New York Times - July 1
Alumna Emily S. Chow '09 married Saturday to John Jeen Kew Kim of Commack, N.Y.
Scoop San Diego - June 29
Alumna Genevieve A. Suzuki '08 named editor of the La Mesa Courier. Suzuki also serves as editor of the Mission Times Courier.
Los Angeles Times - June 26
Alumnus Bradley S. Wallace '06 wins $3.6 million in damages in a wrongful death suit for the son of a woman who was murdered three years ago by her husband. (Also covered by the Pasadena Sun)
Las Vegas Review-Journal - June 26
Alumna Adriana Escobar '91 appointed to judgeship in Clark County District Court by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. (Also covered by My News 4)
KPBS-FM and KPBS TV - June 25
Adjunct Professor Lilia S. Velasquez '81 and Professor Glenn C. Smith discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to strike down most of Arizona's anti-immigration law, S.B. 1070. (Click here to listen to their segment on KPBS-FM's Midday Edition)
The Recorder - June 22
Alumna Nancy L. Stagg '91 selected as a fellow for the Litigation Counsel of America.
Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District News - June 20
Alumnus Ron H. Oberndorfer '78 elected to chair the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges, the fundraising organization for the two East County colleges. Oberndorfer will also serve as chair of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District's Prop R Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee.
La Jolla Light - June 20
Alumnus Glen M. Rasmussen '84 talks about what he's doing to make La Jolla a better place to live.
KPBS-FM and TV - June 18
Adjunct Professor Lilia S. Velasquez '81 talks to KPBS TV's Evening Edition and KPBS-FM's Midday Edition about President Barack Obama's executive order to halt the deportation of young undocumented immigrants who meet certain qualifications. (Click here to listen to Professor Velasquez' interview on Midday Edition)
Nevada Appeal - June 17
Alumna Jacqueline L. Bryant '95 appointed to Western Neveda College Foundation Board.
Fox 11 (Los Angeles) - June 15
California Innocence Project Attorneys Alissa L. Bjerkhoel '08 and Michael A. Semanchik '10 explain why mistaken eyewitness testimony is one of the most common causes of wrongful convictions, and give an update on their efforts to exonerate Guy Miles.
Reno Gazette Journal - June 8
The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada appoints alumnus Donald J. Lomoljo '01 its Utility Hearing Officer.
Riverside Press-Enterprise - June 1
Riverside County Superior Court Judge Victoria E. Cameron '97 faces one challenger in her bid for re-election.
Las Vegas Review-Journal - May 27
Alumnus Kalani K. Hoo '98 is one of several candidates seeking to replace the North Las Vegas Justice of the Peace, who will not seek re-election.
San Diego Daily Transcript - May 22
Alumnus Carlos Yidonoy '07 joins the San Diego office of Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz, specializing in retail litigation.
The Recorder - May 18
Alumna Melissa C. Slawson '07 joins Davis Wright Tremaine as an associate in the firm's communications group. (Slawson also joined the U.S. Supreme Court Bar during the recent CWSL-sponsored trip)
Palm Beach Daily News - May 18
Temple Israel in West Palm Beach, Fla. welcomes alumna Cookie L. Olshein '92 as the congregation’s first female rabbi.
Health E-Insights - May 18
Alumna Heather K. Van Blarcom '94 discusses legislative and regulatory impacts on the natural products industry. Van Blarcom serves as general counsel and senior regulatory specialist at dicentra, which helps companies take supplements, drugs, and cosmetics to market.
Peninsula Daily News - May 15
Alumnus Michael E. Haas '87 announces his candidacy for Jefferson County Superior Court in Washington State.
Pomerado News - May 8
Alumnus Brian K. Maienschein '94 is running for the 77th District seat in the State Assembly.
Venture Beat - May 8
Alumna Magnolia Mansourkia Mobley '98 named chief privacy officer for Carrier IQ.
Wall Street Journal Market Watch - May 8
Alumnus Brian M. Malloy '08 joins Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz as an associate attorney. (Also covered by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine)
San Diego Daily Transcript - May 4
Adjunct Professor Vickie E. Turner offers advice for recent law school graduates and reflects on her 30-year career.
Arizona Business Gazette - May 4
Alumnus Michael J. Detro '08 joins Snell & Wilmer in Phoenix as an associate in their business and finance practice.
The Monterey County Herald - April 26
Alumna M. Christine Davi '95 formally named city attorney of Monterey. Davi has served as acting city attorney since November 2011.
Univision San Diego - April 23
Adjunct Professor Lilia S. Velásquez '81 comments on the U.S. Supreme Court hearings on Arizona’s anti-immigration law, S.B. 1070.
Imperial Valley News - April 23
Alumna Ann M. Richardson '84 appointed senior advisor to the chief deputy of the California State Lottery.
Solo Practice University - April 23
Alumna Anne-Marie Rábago '07 teaches "Introduction to Taxes for the Solo/Small Firm Attorney" at Solo Practice University.
U-T San Diego - April 21
Adjunct Professor Lilia S. Velásquez '81 explains the best term to use when describing people who are in the United States without permission.
CDA Press - April 21
Alumnus Duncan B. Koler '84 is a candidate for the Coeur d'Alene School District board.
Las Cruces Sun-News - April 20
Alumnus Nelson J. Goodin '91 appointed District Court Judge in Las Cruces, N.M.
San Diego CityBeat - April 11
Professor Laurence A. Benner, student Clayton Carr, and alumna Colleen Cusack ’92 featured in a story about how efforts underway to realign the state’s prison population will make programs like California Western’s Bail Project even more valuable in the future.
Univision - April 9
Adjunct Professor Lilia S. Velasquez '81 comments on a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plan to expedite the review of certain immigration cases affected by administrative errors. (Click here to read Spanish version of article)
Dissident Voice - April 9
A paper by alumnus Kelly X. Ranasinghe '05 cited in a story about the release of satellite photos of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide. (Also featured in Black Agenda Report)
U-T San Diego - April 6
Adjunct Professor Lilia S. Velasquez '81 discusses a GOP proposal to alter the DREAM Act.
San Diego Metropolitan Magazine - March 2012
Alumni John C. Colwell '84, Julia M. Garwood '79, Matthew G. Holt '07, Scott D. Levine '91, Craig R. McClellan '76, Thomas D. Penfield '74, and Mary F. Prevost '91 are listed among the "Best Lawyers in San Diego."
U-T San Diego – March 6
Alumna Karen S. Crawford '80 sworn into office as magistrate judge for U.S. District Court in San Diego.
Akron Law Announcements – March 6
The Miami (Ohio) County Bar Association offers an annual scholarship named for alumnus J. Andrew Fulker '79.
Mail Tribune – March 3
Alumnus Henry J. Lawrence '80 is the new city administrator of Eagle Point, Ore. Lawrence previously served as city manager in Ontario, Ore.
U-T San Diego – March 3
Alumna Lilia S. Velasquez '81 says temporary employment visas should be based on "employer labor needs," not the employment rate.
San Diego Daily Transcript - February
Alumni John Fiske '07 and Brian K. Maienschein '94 named among San Diego's Top Influentials 2012.
Fox 5 Las Vegas - February 21
Alumnus Steven B. Wolfson '80 sworn in as Clark County District Attorney. (Also covered by Las Vegas Review-Journal and KNTV ABC)
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - February 17
Alumnus Eric H. Lin '11 hired as an associate at Pasadena law firm Richardson Harman Ober PC.
San Diego Daily Transcript - February 14
Alumnus Jeffrey D. Lewin '75 named Chair of California Western's President/Dean Search Committee.
San Diego Metropolitan Magazine - February 7
Alumna Nancy L. Stagg '91 named Partner at Foley & Lardner.
Investorpoint.com - February 1
Alumnus Tim S. McClain '98 appointed President of Government and Other Business of Humana, Inc. McClain previously served as President and CEO of Humana Veterans Healthcare services.
West Seattle Blog - January 25
Alumna Jana R. Jorgensen ’09 assigned to work as a “precinct liaison” with the Seattle Police Department.
Las Vegas Journal-Review - January 25
Alumnus Steven B. Wolfson ’80 named district attorney of Clark County, Nev.
San Diego Metropolitan Magazine - January 25
Alumnus Matthew L. Green ’03 promoted to partner at Best Best & Krieger.
San Diego Metropolitan Magazine - January 24
Alumna Dawn M. Cauthen '91 elected Partner at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch.
San Diego 6 - January 24
California Innocence Project attorney Alex Simpson '04 comments on the case of Alan Gimenez, who was convicted of shaking his six-week-old baby to death in 1991.
Immigration Daily - January 24
Alumnus Jacob Sapochnick '99 (LL.M) shares a J1 waiver success story.
North County Times - January 23
Alumnus Matthew G. Holt '07 represents an Escondido woman who obtained a restraining order, which was later lifted, against a U.S. Border Patrol agent who she says harassed her and her family while checking her immigration status at a local gas station last October.
Attorney Journal - January 17
Alumni F. Michael Bomberger '93 and Stephen J. Estey '92 formed a lasting friendship while attending California Western that led them to found their successful law firm, Estey & Bomberger, LLP.
Billings Gazette - January 15
Alumnus Michael F. McGuinness '10 joins Patten, Peterman, Bekkedahl & Green PLLC.
Santa Maria Times - January 14
Alumnus Brian "Craig" Kreowski's '91 Shell Beach Law Group named 2011 Business of the Year by the Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Lycoming Law Association - January 14
Alumnus Christopher H. Kenyon '11 joins the McCormick Law Firm in Williamsport, Pa.
Bloomberg BNA - January 12
Alumnus Duane W. Layton '82 explains how several recent reports could affect the way the WTO’s Agreement on Technical Barriers of Trade could be interpreted in the future.
The West Virginia Record - January 12
Alumna Sharon L. Potter '85 named to the management team at Charleston, W. Va. law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle.
Las Vegas Review-Journal - January 11
Alumna Henderson Municipal Court Judge Diana D. Hampton '00 helps young offenders obtain high school diplomas and GEDs, while also serving as a great example of someone who turned their life around.
Metropolitan News Enterprise - January 11
Alumna Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mary Ann Murphy '78 honored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for her community service.
San Diego Daily Transcript - January 10
Alumnus Gary B. Rudolph '81 elected shareholder at Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel. Rudolph joins fellow California Western alumnus and Trustee Jeffrey D. Lewin '75 as a shareholder with the firm.
MarketWatch - January 10
Alumni Alex J. Tramontano '11, Kathryn E. Boyd '11, and William Shinoff '11 join the San Diego law firm of Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz.
San Diego Daily Transcript - January 7
Alumna Jennifer Santa Maria '03 trains to run in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials women’s marathon on January 14, while also working as a labor and employment associate at Jackson Lewis.
San Diego Daily Transcript - December 21
California Innocence Project attorney Alissa L. Bjerkhoel '08 and Alumni Association Board President Chris M. Lawson '05 named finalists in the Young Attorneys 2011 competition. Ten of the 50 Top Attorneys finalists graduated from California Western: Alissa L. Bjerkhoel '08, Chris M. Lawson '05, Melissa J. DeLeon '10, Brittanie M. McCloskey '10, Robert J. Chambers '06, William M. Concidine '06, Ryan D. Harris '01, Michelle D. Schill '08, Daniel W. Kehr '03, and Jeremiah A. Lowe '05.
San Diego Daily Transcript - December 21
Graduate Kimberly A. Dimino '12 talks about what motivated her to pursue a law degree at California Western and the resources available to older law students.
U-T San Diego - December 15
Alumna Karen S. Crawford '80 appointed U.S. magistrate judge for the southern district of California. Her confirmation is pending approval by the U.S. Senate. (Also covered by San Diego Daily Transcript)
Law.com - December 12
Alumnus Joshua D. Odintz '95 joins Baker & McKenzie as a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm's tax practice.
Daily Herald - November 29
Alumnus and Utah State Rep. Kenneth R. Ivory '94 speaks at the Exchange Club of Utah Valley’s weekly meeting.
San Diego Daily Transcript - November 29
Alumnus Daniel L. Essig '07 joins the intellectual property team at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch.
Bleacher Report - November 25
Alumnus Corey P. Hanrahan '08 listed as a member of the inspirational Hoyt Foundation 2012 Boston Marathon team.
Oakland Tribune - November 21
Alumna M. Christine Davi '95 named acting city attorney of Monterey, Calif. (Also covered by the Monterey Herald)
Lawyers Club News - November 17
Professor Jackie Slotkin moderates the Lawyers Club of San Diego panel entitled "Sharing the Pants: Essays on Work-Life Balance by Men Married to Lawyers." Alumnus Patrick L. Hosey '92 participates in the panel discussion.
PR Web - November 15
Alumnus R. Michael Bomberger '93 is named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California by the National Trial Lawyers. (Also covered by benzinga)
San Diego Gay & Lesbian News - November 15
Alumna Rivka S. Israel '00 answers questions about marriage validity for transgendered individuals.
San Diego Metropolitan Magazine - November 14
Alumna Lauren I. Symington '04 is the new director of human resources and administration for Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP.
Today’s News-Herald - November 14
Alumnus Charles W. Gurtler, Jr. '86 is appointed as the next presiding judge in Mojave County by the Arizona Supreme Court.
Immigration Daily - November 9
Alumnus Jacob Sapochnick '99 (LL.M.) offers advice for attorneys and employers who employ workers with L-1B Specialized Knowledge nonimmigrant worker visas.
San Diego Daily Transcript - November 8
Alumna Marianne Barth '88 will head Shustak Frost & Partners new Family Law practice group.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek - October 25
Alumnus Jacob V. Handy '01 joins the leading life sciences and technology firm of Fenwick & West LLP as a partner.
San Diego Daily Transcript - October 24
Alumnus Jeffrey S. Isaacs '68 talks about his work with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, and why doing pro bono work is an important part of his life
Ruling Sports - October 20
Alumnus David S. Cohen '04 explains how he became General Counsel for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and offers some good advice about the importance of networking.
North County Times - October 19
Adjunct Professor Lilia S. Velasquez '81 represents an Escondido woman who was turned over to immigration authorities after calling police to report a domestic violence incident. (The ACLU is now looking into the case)
Law.com - October 14
Alumnus Stephen A. Moore '04 is elected to the partnership of Goodwin Proctor.
North County Times - October 11
Alumna Patti L. Zlaket '09 is now an associate at the Casey Gerry law firm. (Also covered by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine and San Diego Daily Transcript)
California Lawyer - October
Alumnus Peter A. Schey '73 talks about his work as a high-profile immigration lawyer and one of his most controversial clients: clothing manufacturer American Apparel.
San Diego Daily Transcript - October 5
Alumnus Michael M. Tsai '89 delivers a speech on human rights and democracy in Taiwan, and how his experience at California Western inspired him to be an advocate for justice in the country. (Also covered by Epoch Times)
Univision - September 30
Adjunct Professor Lilia S. Velasquez '81 comments on Alabama’s controversial immigration bill. (Google Translate)
Del Mar Times - September 22
Alumna Nancy J. Bickford '96 is the only certified family law specialist in San Diego County, who also has an active CPA (certified public accountant) license.
The Partnership for Safe Medicines - September 19
The Institute of Health Law Studies' Senior Research Associate Timothy K. Mackey '09 is named the 2011-2012 Carl L. Alsberg, MD, Fellow for Safe Medicines.
Mission Valley News - September 16
Alumnus Jerry Gander '98 is named governor-elect of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Kiwanis International.
San Diego Metropolitan Magazine - September 14
Adjunct Professor Robin Madaffer '01, Chad R. Ruyle '03, and Alumna Rahil Swigart '03 are honored in the magazine's "40 Under 40 Awards."
The White House - September 6
President Barack Obama nominates Alumna Dana K. (Sammons) Bilyeu '85 to serve as a member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. (Also covered by the Chicago Sun-Times)
Speak City Heights - September 2
Alumna Araceli Martinez '07 announces her intention to run for the District 9 city council seat. (Also covered by the Daily Aztec)
San Diego Metro Magazine - August 29
Alumna Susan Mercure '78 is named chairman of the Board of Management of the Mission Valley YMCA.
KOLOTV.com - August 27
Alumnus Rick Trachok '80 is named to the Nevada Board of Regents. (Also covered by RGJ.com and KTNV-TV)
North County Times - August 23
Alumnus Matt Holt '07 comments on Rep. Duncan Hunter's recent proposal to expedite the removal of thousands of illegal immigrants who are waiting for their deportation cases to be heard in immigration court. (Also covered by NBC San Diego)
Mission Times Times Courier - August 23
Alumna Genevieve Suzuki '08 is named editor of the Mission Times Courier.
KPBS - August 10
Alumna Wendy Patrick '94 talks to KPBS Radio's "Midday Edition" about how employers are using social media to keep an eye on current and prospective employees.
Corpus Christi Caller-Times - August 10
Alumna Mary Medary '89 is appointed as the new 347th District Court Judge by Texas Governor Rick Perry.
ILW.com - August 1
Alumnus Jacob Sapochnick '99 (LL.M.) explains the nuances of the California DREAM Act, and updates readers on another piece of state legislation (AB 131) that would allow undocumented students to receive Cal Grants.
Metropolitan Daily Enterprise - July 28
Alumna Donna M. Campbell '84 selected as the new deputy secretary for legislative affairs at the California Health and Human Services Agency.
NBC 7/39 - July 25
Adjunct Professor Lilia S. Velasquez '81 talks about her frustration with President Barack Obama’s work on illegal immigration reform.
SDGLN.com - July 25
Alumna Rivka S. Israel '00 talks about the subtle legal differences between civil unions, domestic partnerships and same-sex marriages.
San Diego Union-Tribune - July 24
Alumna Jerrilyn T. Malana '98 named to the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Community Editorial Board.
myMotherLode.com - July 21
Alumnus Hugh K. Swift '85 selected as the new Court Executive Officer for the Superior Court of Calaveras County.
ILW.com - July 19
Alumnus Jacob Sapochnick '99 (LL.M.) explains a recent 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that makes illegal aliens, who have been convicted of simple drug possession, eligible for deportation.
White Mountain Independent - July 14
The law school graduation of Anastasia Martin '10 is covered by her hometown paper.
San Diego Metropolitan Magazine - July 12
Two alumni join the Crowley Law Group, headed by Michael L. Crowley '84, Emily M. Crowley '10 and Andre L. Verdun '10 (LL.M.) will handle civil and criminal matters for the newly formed firm. (Also reported by East County Magazine)
San Diego Daily Transcript - June 23
In an interview with publisher George Chamberlain, Wendy L. Patrick '94 talks about issues facing female attorneys.
Hennepin Lawyer - June 22
A profile of newly appointed Hennepin County District Judge Jamie L. Anderson '00 is published.
Tri-City Herald - June 9
The Washington State Bar Association presents its 2011 Local Hero Award to alumnus Bronson J. Brown '03 in recognition of his dedication to pro bono work.
Observer & Eccentric - June 5
Alumnus Erik A. Lindquist '98 is among several candidates for City Council profiled by the community paper of Farmington Hills, Mich.
San Diego Gay & Lesbian News - June 2
SDGLN welcomes alumna Rivka S. Israel '00 as a columnist covering GLBT family issues. Her first column focuses on progress in recognizing same-sex partnerships and marriages.
The Daily Triplicate - May 27
Alumna Gretchen M. Stuhr ’04 named county counsel of Del Norte County in Northern California. She previously served as deputy county counsel.
Detroit Free Press - May 21
Alumnus Arthur F. Orzame '97 appointed tax manager for state and local practice at the Detroit office of BDO.
CBS-2 Los Angeles - May 20
California Innocence Project coordinator Alex Simpson '04 is interviewed in a story about CIP client William Richards, who remains in prison two years after a judge ruled that evidence presented by CIP pointed “unerringly to innocence."
San Diego Gay & Lesbian News - May 9
Third year student Dwayne Crenshaw named executive director of San Diego LGBT Pride.
West Hawaii Today - May 4
The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii's Kailua-Kona office names Charles H. McCreary ’08 as staff attorney focused on foreclosure defense.
dBusiness News - May 4
Brandon S. Neuman ’00 named partner in Shanahan Law Group, PLLC in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Tehachapi News - April 27
Cory J. Briggs '95 represents a non-profit organization urging the Tehachapi City Council to uphold an appeal challenging the construction of a Walmart store.
San Diego Union-Tribune - April 22
Spring Commencement speakers, Lt. Gen. Scott Black '80 (Ret.), Vice Adm. Bruce MacDonald '87 (Ret.), and Brig. Gen. Kevin Sandkuhler '81 (Ret.), are announced.
Rocklin & Roseville Today - April 21
Karin Bjork '90 receives a Volunteer of the Year Award from KidsFirst, a Placer County, Calif. organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse.
Mt. Laurel Sun - April 11
Alan P. Fox '84 speaks at the landlord-tenant law update sponsored by Sterling Education Services.
San Diego Union-Tribune - April 6
California Western Board of Trustees Chairman Kenneth L. Greenman '71 and UC San Diego Chancellor Mary Anne Fox explain why both schools agreed to pause discussions on establishing a UC San Diego law school amid the State of California budget crisis.
These Days on KPBS - March 24
Patricia L. Zlaket '09 recounts her experience participating in last year's LAF-Off, as the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program prepares for this year's stand-up comedy competition.
Immigration Daily - March 21
Jacob J. Sapochnick '99 (LL.M.) publishes his article, entitled "Hospitality Immigration: What is the H3 Visa?"
Las Vegas Business Press - March 21
Kimberly R. McGhee '05 is profiled in an article naming her a Rising Star.
Las Vegas Review-Journal - March 19
Kimberly R. McGhee '05 is honored at the Sixth Annual Rising Star Awards as an "up-and-coming business leader."
Las Vegas Review-Journal - March 17
Diana D. Hampton '00 seeks re-election as municipal judge in Henderson, Nev.
Los Angeles Daily Journal - March 8
Hon. Anthony J. Battaglia '74 is confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become a District Judge for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California.
American Canyon Eagle - March 10
Michael E. Mautner '91, Napa resident and deputy district attorney, is profiled in a story about his poetic prose.
Judicial Update - March 9
Anthony J. Battaglia '74 is confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.
Jewish Times of South Jersey - March 4
Michael S. Groch '92 receives appointment as Superior Court Judge of San Diego County by now former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
PR Newswire - March 3
Tim Mackey '09 (MAS) and Professor Bryan Liang publish a commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (also reported on Yahoo! News)
Salt Lake Tribune - February 23
Kenneth R. Ivory '94 is profiled as one of Utah's newest members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
San Diego Metropolitan - February 8
Matthew G. Holt '07 is named to the 2011 San Diego Top Attorneys list for immigration law.
North County Times - January 20
Matthew G. Holt '07 explains the need for a "flexible" immigration in light of the bill introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista.
Post-Star - January 15
Mark C. Rhem '00 joins Newell & Klingebiel as an associate attorney.
Philadelphia Enquirer - January 12
Elizabeth A. Charlick '10 finds love, and ultimately a husband, thanks to her long hours studying at Jamba Juice.
Big Island News Center - January 8
Jay T. Kimura '79 announces his retirement as a prosecuting attorney for the County of Hawaii. (also reported on Hawaii 24/7)
SAG Actor Blog - January 6
Screen Actors Guild New Media Director Mark D. Friedlander '01 discusses the impact of new technology on intellectual property.
San Diego Union-Tribune - January 5
Genevive A. Suzuki '08 publishes an article, entitled "Television producer makes career switch to ranger."
San Diego Union-Tribune - January 3
Michael B. Orfield '77 reflects on the life of his father, the late Superior Court Judge Franklin B. Orfield '48.
Superior Court of California - January 3
Alumnus Jonathan M. Lehan '71 announces retirement as Superior Court Judge of Mendocino County.
Virtual Mentor - January Issue
Tim Mackey '09 (MAS) writes an article for the American Medical Association's online ethics journal, entitled "The Role of Practice Guidelines in Medical Malpractice Litigation."
Bakersfield Californian - December 31
Ryan D. Bright '06 is named partner at KDG in Bakersfield, Calif.
Shore News Today - December 29
Michael S. Groch '92 appointed to a judgeship in the San Diego County Superior Court by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Los Angeles Daily Journal - December 22
Tim K. Mackey '09 (MAS) publishes op-ed, entitled "Pharmaceutical Marketing: A Year of Interesting Times."
10 News - December 17
Lilia A. Velásquez '91 describes the "rarity" of a private bill passed by Congress granting a Japanese illegal immigrant U.S. citizenship.
Law.com - December 17
Robert E. Gallagher, Jr. '75 is named partner at the renamed White Oliver Amundson & Gallagher.
Office of the Governor - December 16
Curtis M. Fiorini '95 appointed to a judgeship in the Sacramento County Superior Court by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Office of the Governor - December 16
Michael S. Groch '92 appointed to a judgeship in the San Diego County Superior Court by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Covgton Reporter - December 12
Bill A. Bowman '93 is appointed municipal judge of Black Diamond, Wash.
Business Wire - December 7
JoAnn Kucklick '92 is named to staff of new Florida office of McGlinchey Stafford PLLC.
San Diego Daily Transcript - December 7
California Western alumni who passed the July Bar exam are administered the Oath of Professional Conduct by alumni members of the judiciary: Anthony J. Battaglia '74, Robert C. Coates '70, Judith L. Haller '75, Kevin R. O'Neil, JAGC, USN '05, and Michael B. Orfield '77.
Office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer - December 1
Anthony J. Battaglia '74 is approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee for nomination to U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of California.
Los Angeles Daily Journal - November 26
Inocente! and Audrey A. McGinn '10 are profiled in a feature story about the partnership between the California Innocence Project and Proyecto ACCESO in Chile.
CaseyGerry - November 23
Thomas D. Penfield '74 elected to San Diego County Bar Association Board of Directors.
Inside Higher Ed - November 17
Tim Mackey '09 (MAS) publishes op-ed, entitled "Health Care Mandates: A Reply," with Professor Bryan Liang.
Navy Compass - November 16
The memory of Rear Adm. Carlson M. "Biff" LeGrand '74 is honored by the U.S. Navy with its first-ever dedication of a courtroom.
San Francisco Chronicle - November 15
Stephen J. Estey '92 is selected by the American Trial Lawyers Association as one of the 100 Top Trial Attorneys in California.
PRWeb - November 11
Peter H. Lyons '65 publishes his book, Torts and Suds, based on actual experiences and people at California Western.
UCIS Today - November 10
Lilia Velásquez '81 hosts a show on Univision that the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services applauds for its ability to "reach out and inform the Hispanic community on various aspects of immigration law."
Univision San Diego - November 8
Lilia Velásquez '81 discusses the case of a family being deported to Mexico following detainment by a San Diego County Sheriff's deputy.
New York Times - November 6
Hansdeep Singh '08 talks about airport security policies that allow for turbans to go through additional screening, despite the wearer having gone through a full-body scanner.
Equal Justice Works Blog - November 2
Timothy A. McNutt '09 writes an article, entitled "Practitioner Spotlight: National Consumers League," reflecting experiences at the Equal Justice Works Conference.
Ahwatukee Foothills News - October 19
Benjamin D. Benedict '96 campaigns for a seat on the Kyrene School District Governing Board in Phoenix.
San Diego Daily Transcript - October 14
Inocente!, a joint program between the California Innocence Project and Proyecto ACCESO, is announced; Audrey McGinn '10 is the first Inocente! Fellow.
Clear Admit Blog - October 13
Michelle M. Wu '94 is appointed as professor of law and law library director at Georgetown Law.
CSP Daily News - October 5
Auday P. Arabo '02 is named president and CEO of Associated Food & Petroleum Dealers.
Press-Telegram - October 3
Joseph A. Weimortz, Jr. '95 is profiled in a story about his switch from being a prosecutor in the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office to a operating a criminal defense firm.
FOX News New York - September 29
Douglas S. Kepanis '02 discusses bigamy charges that may be brought against Mormon reality TV family.
San Diego Union-Tribune - September 25
Jeffrey A. Lake '91 describes how "legally challenging" working in the new area of medical marijuana law can be.
1888 Press Release - September 17
Wendy M. Behan '98 named partner at Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, LLP.
North County Times - September 10
San Diego Superior Court judge and alumnus Roger W. Krauel '73 will preside over San Diego County's first veterans court.
San Diego Metropolitan Magazine - September 10
Alumna Wendy M. Behan '98 is named to San Diego Metropolitan Magazine's "40 Under 40" list.
Valley News - September 10
Deputy District Attorney and alumna Wendy L. Patrick '94 discusses the "very personal threats made by a man who threatened to rape and strangle nine women.
Honolulu Star Advertiser - September 1
Keith M. Kaneshiro '76 is profiled in a story about the Honolulu City Prosecutor candidates.
MidWeek - September 1
Keith M. Kaneshiro '76 has the name and face recognition that may help him in the race for Honolulu City Prosecutor.
San Diego Daily Transcript - August 31
Wendy Patrick Mazzarella '94 writes a column, entitled "With ‘friends’ like these: The ethics of social networking."
San Diego Business Journal - August 23
Paul A. Reynolds '95 is named partner at Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith.
FOX News New York - August 30
Douglas S. Kepanis '02 talks about creative options for divorce during turbulent economic times.
San Diego Metropolitan Magazine - August 9
Paul A. Reynolds '95 is named partner at Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith.
The Press-Enterprise - August 4
Victoria E. Cameron '97 is appointed to the Riverside County Superior Court by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Univision - August 4
Lilia Velásquez '81 discusses what immigrants can do if they are victims of fraud in the U.S. in a two-part series.
Office of the Governor - August 3
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appoints Victoria E. Cameron '97 to the Riverside County Superior Court.
The Advocates Blog - August 2
David R. Tullis '05 is named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine as part of the 2010 Mountain States Super Lawyers & Rising Stars.
Hawaii News Now - July 14
Jeannette E. (Holmes) Castagnetti '99 is nominated to Hawaii's First Circuit Court bench.
San Diego Business Journal - July 12
Daniel W. Kehr '03 is hired as Eximex, Inc.'s chief legal counsel in the U.S.
FOX 26 Fresno - July 8
Brian S. Icenhower '02 talks about a golf tournament fundraiser for the Tulare Boys & Girls Club.
San Diego Metropolitan Magazine - July 1
Margo L. Lewis '92, a partner at Moore, Lewis, Schulman & Moore, is appointed to the San Diego County Superior Court.
San Diego Daily Transcript - June 30
Margo L. Lewis '92 is appointed to a judgeship in the San Diego County Superior Court by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
California Department of Managed Health Care - June 22
Michael D. McClelland '99 is appointed assistant deputy director of the California Departmenrt of managed Health Care's Office of Enforcement.
San Diego Daily Transcript - June 22
Danielle S. Ward '09 becomes an associate with Balestreri Pendleton & Potocki.
San Diego Union-Tribune - May 14
Lilia Velasquez '81 comments on Arizona's "anti-illegal immigration law" during a panel discussion at UC San Diego.
KPBS Radio - These Days - May 12
Gary Gibson '91 discusses the history of the death penalty and how prosecutors use it in the administration of justice.
San Diego Daily Transcript - May 12
Lisa Orozco '10, Kyung Eun Latimer '10, and Liseth M. Saravia '10 are each awarded the Rosenthal Bar Exam Scholarship from the California Bar Foundation, making California Western the most-honored school in the state.
Voice of San Diego - May 11
Lilia Velasquez '81 provides background information in a challenge to County Supervisor Bill Horn's claim that the U.S. is the only nation to grant "citizenship by soil."
San Diego News Network - May 10
Tim Mackey '09 (MAS) and the Master's in Health Law are profiled in a discussion on how to get a job in health law.
CBS News - 60 Minutes - May 9
Chad R. Ruyle '03 comments on underwater mortgages and the growing "walk away" trend.
San Diego Daily Transcript - May 6
Jeffrey D. Lewin '75 receives an honorary degree from California Western, along with Associate Justice Carol Corrigan, Mark P. Mandell '77, Donald Shapiro, and Justice Howard Wiener (Ret.).
Los Angeles Daily Journal - May 5
Tim Mackey '09 (MAS) and Professor Bryan Liang's op-ed, entitled "The ABCs of Accountable Care Organizations," is published.
San Diego News Network - April 9
Corinne C. Miesfeld '89 is sworn in as a Commissioner of the San Diego Superior Court.
Los Angeles Daily Journal - April 7
Tim K. Makey '09 (MAS) and Professor Bryan Liang's op-ed, entitled "Confronting Conflicts of Interest," is published.
Paralegal Press - April Issue
Michelle D. Volk '01 is profiled for her teaching and professional contribution. Her service on the Alumni Association Board of Directors is highlighted.
San Diego Daily Transcript - March 29
Bruce E. MacDonald '87 is appointed convening authority for military commissions at the Pentagon. (see below)
New Technology Blog - March 28
Marissa N. Machida '09 is crowned queen of the 58th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. - an event commemorating Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki’s gift of the trees to the city in 1912.
Miami Herald - March 25
The appointment of Bruce E. MacDonald '87 to convening authority for military commissions at the Pentagon may mean more tribunals at Guantánamo.
Bakersfield Californian - March 19
Kenneth W. Kind '09 acknowledged in business "who's who" list as he joins Bowman & Associates.
Trans World News - March 19
Richard D. Gann '97 appointed vice-president and marketing director of KBS Capital Markets.
San Diego Metropolitan Magazine - March 12
Bruce W. Beach '73 is named a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram - February 24
James R. Wilson '89 runs for Republican nomination in the race for Justice of the Peace.
The Daily Advertiser - February 21
Jennifer L. McGlothlin '06 announces engagement.
Texarkana Gazette - February 18
Alumnus David Mark Gunter '93 announces candidacy for prosecutor.
Hickory Daily Record - February 17
James “Jay” C. Gaither '92 files with North Carolina State Board of Elections to run for district attorney.
Earth Times - February 8
Lori Ann Harris '89 is elected president of the board for the 18th Street Arts Center in Los Angeles.