William Gallagher ’63 VLS, of MacElree Harvey, Ltd has been selected to the 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list.
James M. Penny ’71 VLS, of Oberymayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP, has been selected to the 2013 Super Lawyers list.
Thomas R. Hecker ’72 VLS, a Partner at Begley, Carlin & Mandio, has been selected to the 2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Pennsylvania list by LexisNexus Martindale-Hubbell.
Sol H. Weiss ’72 VLS, Shareholder of Anapol Schwartz, was named Lawyer of the Year in the 2014 edition of Philadelphia’s Best Lawyers for the category of Plaintiffs’ Mass Tort and Class Action. Weiss is also an active member of Villanova University School of Law Board of Consultors.
Michael Corso '74 VLS, chair of Henderson Franklin, Starnes & Holt’s Tort & Insurance Litigation division has been selected to the Florida Trend Magazine's Tenth Annual Legal Elite list for the seventh consecutive year.
Vasilios “Bill” Kalogredis ’74 VLS, founder of Kalogredis, Sansweet, Dearden and Burke, has been selected to the 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list.
Lynne Gold-Bikin '76 VLS, Partner in the Norristown office of Weber Gallagher and chair of the firm's Family Law practice group, has been honored with a 2013 Women’s Achievement Award from KYW Newsradio on June 25, 2013 at the National Museum of American Jewish History.
Marc P. Weingarten '76 VLS, Partner at Locks Law Firm, has been selected to the 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list in the area of plaintiffs product litigation for the ninth consecutive year.
Deborah M. Lerner '77 VLS '86 LLM, chair of the employee benefits department at Willig, Williams & Davidson, has recently been included in the 2014 The Best Lawyers in America list by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.
Mary Cushing Doherty ’78 VLS, a Partner with High Swartz LLP, recently served as moderator on the Ethics Panel at the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Family Law Section Summer Meeting held at Gaylord Resort in Maryland.
Roger N. Huggins ’80 VLS, Partner and chair of the Business and Real Estate Group of Gawthrop Greenwood, has been elected Chairman of the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) Board of Directors.
Joel Feldman ’81 VLS, Shareholder at Anapol Schwartz, was awarded the 2013 American Association for Justice (AAJ) Pro Bono Award on July 21, 2013, at the Leadership Breakfast ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in San Francisco. Feldman received this award as recognition for his outstanding efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.
Nina B. Stryker ’82 VLS, of Oberymayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP, has been selected to the 2013 Super Lawyers list.
Valentino “Val” DiGiorgio ’94 VLS, Partner at Stradely Ronan, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC).
Lisa A. Shearman’94 VLS, of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, PC was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc.
Dr. Lawrence D. Dodds ’97 VLS, a member of Wisler Pearlstine LLP’s Education Law and Family Law Groups, was recently a panelist at the Philadelphia Bar Institute’s seminar: “Autism: Fitting the Pieces Together.”
James S. Beall '99, of Willig, Williams & Davidson, has recently been included in the 2014 The Best Lawyers in America list by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.
Nicole Alexander Mascolo ’99 VLS, of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP was named one of New Jersey’s 2013“New Leaders of the Bar” by the New Jersey Law Journal.
Michael Drossner ’01 VLS, Principal of Drossner Law, PC was a faculty member at the Trial Advocacy Training Program for the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender, a three-day intensive trial skills course for practicing attorneys.
Jacqueline Sabol Roe ’02 VLS, of Oberymayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP, has been selected to the 2013 Rising Stars list.
Martin L. Wilson ’02 VLS, Chief Compliance Officer and VP of corporate and legal affairs for Par Pharmaceutical, was named one of New Jersey’s 2013 “New Leaders of the Bar” by the New Jersey Law Journal.
Eileen K. Keefe ’04 VLS, of Oberymayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP, has been selected to the 2013 Rising Stars list.
Kellie M. MacCready ’04 VLS, of Oberymayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP, has been selected to the 2013 Rising Stars list.
Rachel Gallegos ’06 VLS and her husband, Michael McCarthy, welcomed a son, Henry Augustine Gallegos McCarthy, on July 31, 2013. Gallegos is a VLAA Board Member and a Court Administrative Officer in the First Judicial District.
Colleen M. O’Donnell ’06 VLS, of Oberymayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP, has been selected to the 2013 Rising Stars list.
William G. Roark '06 VLS, of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin has been selected to the 2013 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list.
A. Duie Latta ’07 VLS, of MacElree Harvey, has been selected to the 2013 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list.
Gregory Hanscom ’08 VLS recently joined the Philadelphia office of Fisher & Phillips LLP. Hanscom will focus his practice on all aspects of employment law, with a particular concentration in matters relating to employee defection, recruitment, trade secrets and covenants not to compete.
Matthew Cursio ’11 VLS, of Bingham McCutchen LLP, and his wife welcomed a son, Andrew John Cursio, on July 24, 2013.
Peter F. Boggia ’67 VLS, a retired Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court and currently of counsel for Kridel Law Group in New Jersey, was recently named a charter member of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.
Honorable Arthur R. Tilson ’68 VLS will be on the judicial panel for the upcoming seminar presented by the National Business Institute entitled “As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil Litigation” to be held in December at the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District.
Vasilios J. “Bill” Kalogredis ’74 VLS, of Kalogredis, Sansweet, Dearden and Burke, Ltd. a healthcare law firm in Wayne, PA, spoke at the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery in Hershey, PA, on September 20, 2013, on the topic of Hot Legal Issues in Dermatology Today.
Michael Yanoff ’74 VLS, of Friedman, Schuman, Applebaum, Nemeroff & McCaffery, PC was a keynote speaker at a National Business Institute seminar entitled “Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use Law” held at the Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia.
Marc P. Weingarten '76 VLS, Partner at Locks Law Firm, recently presented a paper entitled “Arbitrating a Foreign Claim with an Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust – a Procedural Morass” to the International Practice Section of the American Association for Justice at its Annual Convention in San Francisco.
Dennis C. McAndrews ’78 VLS, founder and Managing Partner of McAndrews Law Offices PC, wrote and will perform a one-man play entitled “If JFK Survived Dallas: Presidential Reflections at Age 96.” The script presents a "what if" look at what would have happened if the assassination of President Kennedy never occurred. McAndrews will perform his play at 7 p.m. on October 21, 2013 at Conestoga High School in Berwyn as a public service event of the Foundation for Learning in Tredyffrin/Easttown.
Jan Beck ’80, Executive Vice President at Communications International, Inc., was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the United Way of Indian River County, Florida.
Kathleen Frederick ’83, an attorney with Alaska’s Office of Elder Fraud and Assistance in Anchorage, Alaska, and the Honorable William L. Estelle were married on June 30, 2013 in Palmer, Alaska.
Christopher J. Lamb ’88 VLS, of Pepper Hamilton LLP, has recently been included in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America list.
David M. Fournier ’89 VLS, Pepper Hamilton LLP, has recently been included in the 2014 The Best Lawyers in America list.
George W. Broseman ’91 VLS, of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, PC was a keynote speaker at a National Business Institute seminar entitled, “Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use Law,” held at the Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia.
Edmund J. Campbell ’91 VLS, of Silverang, Donohoe, Rosenzweig & Haltzman, LLC was a keynote speaker at a National Business Institute seminar entitled, “Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use Law,” held at the Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia.
Judith McIntire Springer ’98 VLS, of Fox Rothschild LLP will be speaking at the upcoming National Business Institute seminar entitled “Divorce Litigation From Start to Finish” to be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Philadelphia on December 11, 2013.
Jamie R. Hall ’06 VLS and his wife, Charlene, welcomed a son, Turner Grayson Hall , on September 13, 2013. Jamie is the founder of the Law Office of Jamie R. Hall.
Jessica Marie Krilivsky ’07 VLS, an Associate with Whitney & Bogris, LLP married Daniel Warren Whitney Jr., Saturday, September 28, 2013, at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Connecticut.
John P. Sullivan ’10 VLS has recently joined the law firm of Volpe and Koenig, PC, an intellectual property firm, as an Associate.
Jacquelyn Gordon ’11 VLS recently joined the firm of MacElree Harvey, Ltd. as an Associate in the firm’s business and corporate law, non-profit law and tax departments.
Lynne Gold-Bikin ’76 VLS, Partner in the Norristown office of Weber Gallagher and chair of the firm’s Family Law practice group, was a presenter at the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Ohio Chapter on October 14, 2013. The presentation entitled, "Alienation/Brainwashing/Estrangement/Disordered Attachment/Etc. - Whatever You Call It, What Can Be Done?," focused on anayses of therapeutic, legal guardian ad litem, parent coordinator and other interventions.
Kathleen M. Tana ’85 VLS, of Willig, Williams & Davidson was a keynote speaker at a National Business Institute seminar entitled “Adoption Law: Start to Finish” held at the Radisson Plaza Warwick in Philadelphia.
Bruce P. Matez ’89 VLS, a family lawyer of Borger Mertz in Cherry Hill, NJ, recently made a guest appearance on the internet/radio talk show, Lunch With The Boss, hosted by Scott Tanker, where he discussed mediation and collaborative divorce in New Jersey.
Michael D. Tafelski ’91 VLS has been promoted to Regional Counsel, Northeast Region of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Tafelski has served as Deputy Regional Counsel since 1997 and worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons since 1991.
Jon M. Dumant ’93 VLS, lateral shareholder of Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd., has joined Segal McCambridge’s Philadelphia office to facilitate demand for complex transportation litigation services.
Lawrence D. Dodds ’97 VLS, member of Wisler Pearlstine LLP’s Education Law and Family Groups, co-led a panel at the 2013 Philadelphia Bar Institute’s Exceptional Children Conference. The panel discussed how the June 2013 revisions to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic Manual may impact schools’ obligations to provide education-based services for students with disabilities.
Robert C. Gerhard, III ’98 LLM, editor of the PBA Elder Law Section E-Newsletter, recently wrote an article about the Pennsylvania Department of Public Works new updates for the county-by-county listing of limits for irrevocable burial reserves.
Stacey Bach ’00 VLS and her husband, Todd West, welcomed a son, Arthur Leopold Bach West, on October 13, 2013.
Timothy R. Bowers ’01 VLS recently joined the VLP Corporate Practice as a Partner in their Boston, MA office. Bowers comes to VLP from the Boston office of K&L Gates LLP, where he was a member of the Corporate/M&A practice group for many years.
Vincent Rongione ’04 VLS has accepted the position of Director of Major Giving for the College of Nursing at Villanova. Rongione has previously worked with University Advancement as a major gift officer for the College of Arts and Sciences.
Michele Sabo Conti ’05 LLM has joined the firm of Meyer, Unkovic, & Scott in Pittsburgh, PA as an Associate and member of the firm’s Tax & Estate Planning, Corporate & Business Law, and Oil & Gas groups. Conti previously worked for the Elder Law Offices of Shields and Borris as an estate planning attorney.
Kevin S. Koscil ’08 VLS, of White and Williams LLP was a keynote speaker at a National Business Institute seminar entitled “The Probate Process from Start to Finish” held at the Sonesta Hotel in Philadelphia.
John Cornell Fuller ’09 VLS recently joined Fox Rothschild LLP as an Associate in their Philadelphia office.
Andrew Grau ’10 LLM, attorney at Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell, & Lupin, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Triangle Club of Montgomery County. The Triangle Club grants scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics, and community service.
Alexis Rossman Madden ’11 VLS has joined the Philadelphia office of Conrad O’Brien as an Associate. Madden represents businesses and individuals in premises liability and products liability litigation.
Shikha Singhvi ’11 and Jane Park ’11 were featured in Lawyers of Color’s inaugural Hot List 2013 Issue, which recognizes early- to mid-career attorneys who are excelling in the legal profession. Honorees were chosen to represent six regions throughout the Continental United States and receptions were held in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. in their honor.