Milton Fine, ’50, created The Fine Foundation along with his wife, Sheila. The Fine Foundation plans to issue grants “supporting the visual arts, Jewish life and science and medicine with a focus on the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.”
Hon. James R. McGregor, ’57, opened McGregor Law in Squirrel Hill together with his son, James Russell McGregor, Jr., ’87.
Robert A. Sedler, ’59, Distinguished Professor of Law at Wayne State University, was elected President of the Wayne State Academy of Scholars for the 2007–2008 school year.
William A. Pietragallo, ’72, of Pietragallo, Bosick and Gordon, was reappointed to a second three-year term on the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Richard M. Landis, ’73, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Family Court Trial Lawyers Association of the District of Columbia.
Michael D. McDowell, ’73, an attorney, arbitrator and mediator based in Pittsburgh, has qualified for the designation of “Advanced Practitioner—Labor and Employment Arbitrator” from the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR). He also was accepted as a member of the National Arbitration Forum’s (NAF) Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators, “a leading neutral administrator of arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution worldwide.”
John M. O’Donnell, ’73, was named a member of Shumaker Williams, P.C.
Robert A. Alston, ’74, has joined the West Chester, Pennsylvania, firm of Lamb McErlane, P.C., as Of Counsel.
Frank S. Guarrieri, ’77, managing partner of Curtin & Heefner, LLP, recently was elected Secretary of the St. Mary Medical Center Board of Trustees. He also was recently named the 2007 recipient of the Holy Ghost Preparatory School’s James P. McCloskey Alumni Award, given annually to an alumnus who “best typifies [the School’s] Spiritan mission of serving the poor and marginalized.”
Frederick Thieman, ’77, was named President of The Buhl Foundation.
Steven E. “Tim” Riley, Jr., ’78, founding shareholder in Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler, was elected President of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.
Hon. Mary Jane Bowes, ’79, of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, was honored as Woman of the Year by the University of Pittsburgh Women’s Law Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association at their annual Marjorie Matson Day Celebration.
Timothy J. Higgins, ’80, joined Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader, L.L.C., as Of Counsel and will lead the firm’s new Woodbury, New Jersey, office.
Linda Kaiser Conley, ’81, of Cozen O’Connor, served as a course planner for the 11th Annual Insurance Institute hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Institute. She practices in the firm’s insurance corporate and regulatory group, focusing on insurance regulatory issues and insurance company transactions. She served as Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner from 1995–1997.
Hon. Lisa Pupo Lenihan, ’83, was awarded the Carol Los Mansmann Helping Hand Award from the ACBA Women in the Law Division at its annual meeting in May.
Edward B. Gentilcore, ’87, joined Duane Morris LLP as a partner in the firm’s Pittsburgh office, focusing his practice in the Trial Practice Group.
Nancy Heilman, ’87, was profiled in More Magazine in the article “Action Figures,” discussing her practice of the martial art, moo doe.
James Russell McGregor, Jr., ’87, opened McGregor Law in Squirrel Hill together with his father, Hon. James R. McGregor, ’57.
Albert C. Peters, II, ’87, Assistant Chief Counsel for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, recently was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Jacob C. Cohn, ’88, of Cozen O’Connor, served as a featured presenter at Mealey’s Asbestos Bankruptcy Conference in Chicago, speaking on “The Bankruptcy Code and Section 524(g)—What Is Currently Allowed?”
John Keating, ’88, along with Cheryl Esposito, ’89, has formed Keating and Esposito, P.C., specializing in collections and subrogation.
Susan Schechter, ’88, was named the Field Placement Coordinator at the University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law.
Theresa Colecchia, ’89, Associate General Counsel at the University of Pittsburgh, received a First Decade Award from the National Association of College and University Attorneys. This award recognizes university attorneys who have been members of the Association for 10 or fewer years and have made “a significantly innovative contribution, or provided outstanding service, to the association and to the practice of higher education law.”
Jeffrey Conn, ’89, was elected managing partner of Thorp, Reed & Armstrong, LLP.
Cheryl Esposito, ’89, along with John Keating, ’88, has formed Keating and Esposito, P.C., specializing in collections and subrogation.
H. Scott Cunningham, ’90, was appointed Regional Managing Director of the PNC Wealth Management Group for Pittsburgh, Northwest Pennsylvania and Boston.
Tammy Singleton-English, ’90, was selected to serve as an advisor for the Westminster Counseling Center, a non-profit service provided by Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Hugh McGough, ’92, has formed Ward McGough, LLC.
Robert S. McMinn, ’92, was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Kish Bank.
Gregory Silver, ’93, was appointed Circuit Court Judge Pro Tem by the Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. He will hear both civil and criminal matters in Multnomah County. Mr. Silver most recently was Chief Attorney at Metropolitan Public Defender Services in Portland, Oregon. He also served four years on the Supreme Court’s Uniform Trial Court Rules committee, and for three years has been an Adjunct Professor in Criminal Law at Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. He and his wife, Dale, live in Milwaukie, Oregon.
Rebecca Rosenberger Smolen, ’93, partner with WolfBlock in Philadelphia, was part of a panel discussion, “Where To Put Your Money,” at The Professional Women’s Roundtable Monthly Networking Reception in Philadelphia this past July.
Stacey L. Fuller, ’94, was named a Shareholder of the Chester County, Pennsylvania, law firm of Gawthrop Greenwood, concentrating her practice in municipal and land use law as well as education and special education law.
Bethann R. Lloyd, ’94, of Grogan Graffam, P.C., was appointed to the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission’s Advisory Committee on Wrongful Convictions.
Carolyn Weisberger Mendelson, ’94, counsel to the Pennsylvania Securities Commission, was appointed a Vice President of the board of Jewish Family & Children’s Services (JFCS) of Pittsburgh, and was recently honored with JFCS’s Mermelstein Award for board services and leadership. She also received an appointment as Visiting Lecturer in Business Administration at the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.
Rosa Copeland Miller, ’94, joined Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis as a partner.
Stephanie Clark Bessko, ’96, joined Grogan Graffam, P.C., as a senior associate in the professional liability practice group.
Julie I. Kline, ’97, was named a partner at Morella & Associates.
Daniel J. Anders, ’98, an associate with Pepper Hamilton LLP, unanimously was confirmed by the Pennsylvania State Senate as a Judge on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
Thomas Hineman, ’99, was commissioned a First Lieutenant in the Maine National Guard and appointed the Full-Time Judge Advocate for the State of Maine.
Natalie D’Amora, ’02, a member of Dilworth Paxson’s Contruction Group, was a panelist in the General Building Contractors Association meeting in Philadelphia where she addressed “Current Legal Issues Facing the Construction Industry.”
David Kirk, ’05, of Arnold & Porter LLP, together with his wife, Maribeth, announce the birth of their first child, John (Jack) Harrison Kirk.
Michael E. Dukes, ’06, joined Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, in the firm’s Morgantown, West Virginia, office, focusing his practice on intellectual property law.
Melanie M. Jones, ’06, joined Dinsmore & Shohl LLP as an associate in the Litigation Department.