Class Notes

Samuel Kauffman '12


Samuel Kauffman was elected Second Vice Chair of the Pulaski County Democratic Committee in Arkansas. His term runs from January 2015 through January 2017.

Eugene Miller '73


Eugene H. Miller (‘73), Chairman Emeritus at the California real estate law firm, Miller Starr Regalia, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2016© for his commercial litigation and real estate law practices and has been honored as the Best Lawyers’ 2016 Oakland Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year”. Only one lawyer per practice area within each metropolitan region is selected as “Lawyer of the Year”. Additionally, Gene was named a San Francisco 2015 “Top Rated Lawyer” by American Lawyer Media.

Shawna Boothe '13


Shawna Boothe ('13) won a pro bono custody case with a settlement of her client's removal petition and her ex-husband’s petition for child support payment. Boothe, who worked over 187 pro bono hours over the course of a year on the case, says the settlement “allowed the parties to continue on with their lives without litigation looming over them.”

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Katharine O'Connor '10


Katharine O’Connor has joined law firm Chapman Spingola as an associate. Her litigation experience covers a wide array of subject matters, including contracts, business torts, trademarks and franchise agreements, as well as trust and estate disputes, securities litigation, antitrust, and tax controversies.

Douglas McMeyer '07


Douglas McMeyer has joined the law firm of Chapman Spingola as partner. Douglas is a commercial litigator with significant experience in state and federal courts. He regularly handles complex commercial litigation, breaches of fiduciary duty, trade secrets, toxic torts, product liability, contracts, debt collection and internal investigations.

Patricia Cadagin O'Brien '85


Patricia O'Brien '85 was recently elevated from associate to principal at the Chicago law firm, Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. Working with business entities of all sizes, O'Brien concentrates her practice in the area of employee benefits.