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Stephen Hamill ’78 Honored as 2013 Alum of the Year

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Class Notes

Keep up-to-date with your fellow University of San Francisco School of Law alumni through class notes.

Let us know about your professional or personal news by emailing updates to lawalumni@usfca.edu or you can update your fellow alums here. The USF School of Law reserves the right to edit all class notes submissions.

Recent Class Notes

Harriet Ross ’53 received the Wing of Justice award for her noteworthy 60-year legal career during a reception celebrating female public defenders.

Bill Schuette ’79 was re-elected as Michigan Attorney General in the November 2014 elections.

Martin Jenkins ’80 was retained to the California Court of Appeals in the November 2014 elections.

Larry Bragman ’81 was elected to the Marin Municipal Water District board in the November 2014 elections.

Susan Lee ’82 was elected to the Maryland State Senate in the November 2014 elections.

Peter Toren ’85 has been recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the top fifty Intellectual Property Trailblazers & Pioneers, a list comprised of individuals who are raising the bar in intellectual property law in areas including copyright, patents, trademarks, and licensing.

Faisal Shah ’86, co-founder of MarkMonitor, was featured in the Idaho Statesman and The Fresno Bee for becoming Boise’s number one tech mentor. He has co-founded B-Launched and B-Launched, Jr., mentorship programs offering startup money to the winners of the tech competitions.

Roger Platt ’87, senior vice president of global policy and law at the U.S. Green Building Council, currently serves on the board of the World Green Building Committee as the chair of the Policy Committee.

David Weiss ’90 was named the managing partner of Reed Smith’s San Francisco office.

Bridgid McCann ’91 was elected to a new term as judge at the Superior Court of San Bernardino County.

Sylvia Chang Luke ’95 was re-elected as Hawaii State Representative in the November 2014 elections.

Jeffrey Gray ’95 was featured in the Wall Street Journal and the Recorder for his new position as managing partner for Davis Wright Tremaine.

Michael Pitré ’95 joined Transwestern as vice president in its San Francisco office. He is a part of the firm’s Tenant Advisory Platform in Northern California.

Brie Jensen ’04 has been promoted to partner at Pacifica Law Group.

Courtney Cruz ’05 has been named as a 2014 Massachusetts Rising Star by Super Lawyers.

Abe Gupta ’06 was re-elected to the Dublin City Council in the November 2014 elections.

Jim Oddie ’06 was elected to the Alameda City Council in the November 2014 elections.

Nick Kam ’10, in the Bustle article “How are Conjoined Twins Punished if One Commits Murder? (Asking For Bette & Dot on ‘AHS: Freak Show’),” examines all possible outcomes of the unprecedented situation.

Alexis Lynch ’11 has launched her own firm, the Law Office of Alexis Lynch, focusing on representing family members of developmentally disabled individuals in conservatorship proceedings.

Sara Star ’14 joined real estate law firm Miller Star Regalia as a litigation associate.