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December 2012 CBA REPORT
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member/firm news
Dinsmore is pleased to
announce that
Brian
Judkins
, an associate in
the firm’s Cincinnati of-
fice, was recently awarded
the 2012 Alice Neeley
Memorial Award. The
Alice Neeley Memorial
Award was established
to recognize outstanding
associates who are dedicated to the practice
of law, relate well to clients, have a positive
attitude even in adverse situations and make
a genuine effort to personally know others
in the firm. Judkins focuses his practice on
corporate law matters, including private and
public securities offerings and mergers and
acquisitions. He earned his J.D. from George-
town University Law Center and his B.A.
from the University of Michigan.
Two new associates have joined the law firm
of Peck, Shaffer & Williams LLP.
Robert
Mecklenborg Jr.
and
S. Samuel Young
will
practice in the firm’s Cincinnati office. Meck-
lenborg practices in the traditional issues
and conduit practice groups. Mecklenborg
assists clients with tax-exempt financings
health care projects, economic development
and traditional governmental financings. He
earned his J.D. from the University of Cincin-
nati College of Law and his B.S. from Miami
University. Prior to joining Peck Shaffer,
Mecklenborg worked at a leading economic
development and government relations firm.
S. Samuel Young works in the firm’s tradi-
tional issues and housing practice groups,
and he assists clients in all stages of project
finance. Young is a graduate of Vanderbilt
University Law School, where he served on
the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
and was a Dean’s Scholarship recipient. He
earned his bachelor’s degree at Lipscomb
University.
Wilson G. Weisenfelder,
a Partner with Rendigs,
Fry, Kiely & Dennis, has
been invited by the
Advisory Board to join
the Litigation Counsel of
America, a trial lawyer
honorary society, as a
fellow. Members of this
prestigious association
represent less than one-half of one percent of
the attorneys in the United States. Weisen-
felder’s practice focuses on defending civil
rights cases and personal injury actions.
He has devoted much of his legal career to
working with public sector officials such as
sheriffs, police officers and administrators.
Robert D. Hudson
, a
member in Frost Brown
Todd LLC’s labor and
employment law practice
group, has authored a
book on business and
economic develop-
ment entitled “A Better
Tomorrow: Fighting for
Capitalism and Jobs in the
Heartland.” The book, published by Saratoga
Press, LLC, addresses the recession, recov-
ery, and a business approach for our nation’s
economic future. Hudson is a past chairman
of the Northern Kentucky Chamber, the
Covington Business Council, NKYSHRM,
and several other community and business
organizations.
Reminger Co., LPA is
pleased to announce that
attorney
Christine A.
Gilliam
has joined their
Louisville office. Gilliam
focuses her legal practice
on professional liability,
general casualty, nurs-
ing home and medical
malpractice defense,
premises liability, and retail and hospitality
defense. She graduated
magna cum laude
from Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon
P. Chase College of Law, where she held the
research editor position on the Law Review’s
editorial board. She also holds a bachelor of
arts degree from Miami University.
Elizabeth Simmons
, an
associate in Dinsmore’s
Cincinnati office, was
recently selected as a
Rising Star by the YWCA
of Greater Cincin-
nati’s Academy of Career
Women of Achievement.
The Rising Star program
was created in 2002 as a
way to mentor and support younger women
(ages 25 to 40) in pursuit of excellence in
their careers. Simmons focuses her practice
on claims brought under the ADA, Title VII
and state discrimination statutes. Her prac-
tice also includes the defense of employers in
labor and employment litigation. She earned
her J.D. from the University of Miami School
of Law and her B.A. from the University of
Cincinnati.
The Cincinnati law firm
of Keating Muething &
Klekamp PLL (KMK) is
pleased to announce that
Gregory M. Utter
has
been elected a Fellow of
the American College of
Trial Lawyers, one of the
premier legal associa-
tions in America. Greg
Utter is the third attorney currently practic-
ing at KMK to be elected to this prestigious
organization.
Michael J. Stegman
, a
partner at Kohnen &
Patton LLP, presented
“Matrimonial Property
Regimes in a Cross-
Border Context: Who
Owns What (and When)”
at the New York State Bar
Association International
Section Conference in
Lisbon, Portugal on October 12, 2012. Steg-
man is a fellow of the American College of
Trust and Estate Counsel and is a member of
the International Society of Trust and Estate
Practitioners. He is a certified specialist in es-
tate planning, trust and probate law and has
more than 25 years experience in the areas of
estate planning and trust administration.
Judkins
Mecklenborg Jr.
Young
Weisenfelder
Hudson
Gilliam
Simmons
Utter
Stegman
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