×    By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Class Notes

What's New?! Please submit information on your personal and professional updates for the College of Law's Class Notes.

Submit your news ...

  • By email: SU-Law@law.syr.edu
  • By mail: Syracuse University College of Law, Office of Advancement, Dineen Hall Suite 402, Syracuse, NY 13244. 
Please include your full name, law graduation year, and preferred e-mail. Photos should be high-resolution digital photos. We look forward to hearing from you!

​See what your classmates are up to.

Scroll through the notes or use the drop-down menu below to select a particular decade.

In Memoriam

​We remember those members of our College of Law family who have recently passed away.

Search by Class Year

Klimow passed away Feb. 2021

1964

​Sergei (Sarge) Klimow passed away February 5, 2021. He attended high school at Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, VA, Colgate University, and Syracuse University College of Law. His extensive legal career began in Binghamton, NY at the Office of the Broom County District Attorney, eventually moving his family to Phoenix, AZ where Sergei applied his legal expertise toward a long career in mortgage banking and real estate development. 


Meagher included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2021

1965

Meagher included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2021

Hancock Estabrook, LLP is proud to announce that Walter L. Meagher, Jr. has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2021.  He has also been selected for inclusion in "Upstate New York Super Lawyers" for 2020. Mr. Meagher is a partner in the Litigation Practice and has over 40 years of experience in the areas of personal injury, premises liability, automobile liability, construction accidents, and products liability litigation. He is a former Managing Partner of the Firm.  


Flanagan included in Irish Legal 100

1978

Timothy J. Flanagan G'75 L'78, a partner in Cullen Dykman's Litigation Department, has been included in the Irish Legal 100 for 2020 which is put together by the Irish Voice. Fellow honorees include Supreme Court Justices John Roberts, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.


D'Ambrosio Jr. Named in Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers

1980

D'Ambrosio Jr. Named in Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers

Nicholas D'Ambrosio Jr., Member at Bond, Schoeneck & King, was selected for inclusion in the 2018 Upstate New York Super Lawyers in the category of employment and labor, and the 2019 Best Lawyers in America in the categories of employment law-management; labor law-management; and litigation-labor and employment.


Hancock-Fish included in Super Lawyers 2020

1980

Hancock-Fish included in Super Lawyers 2020

Hancock Estabrook, LLP is proud to announce that Marion H. Fish has been selected for inclusion in “Upstate New York Super Lawyers” for 2020.  Ms. Fish is a partner in the Trusts & Estates, Family Business Succession Planning, Tax, Corporate and Elder Law & Special Needs Practices. 


Pierce included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2021

1984

Pierce included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2021

Hancock Estabrook, LLP is proud to announce that Alan J. Pierce has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2021.  Mr. Pierce is a partner in the Litigation Practice and Leader of the Appellate Practice. He has also been selected for inclusion in "Upstate New York Super Lawyers" for 2020. Mr. Pierce concentrates his practice in the areas of appellate practice, insurance coverage, defamation and civil and commercial litigation.


Murphy included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2021

1989

Murphy included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2021

Hancock Estabrook, LLP is proud to announce that Timothy P. Murphy has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2021.  He has also been selected for inclusion in "Upstate New York Super Lawyers" for 2020. Mr. Murphy is the Firm’s Managing Partner and a member of the Executive Committee. 


Judge Watson elected Chairwoman

1990

Judge Watson elected Chairwoman

Members of the Fort Bend County Juvenile Board unanimously elected Judge Teana Watson Chairwoman of the Board on Feb. 3. She is the first African-American and female to be elected as the Fort Bend Juvenile Board Chair. The juvenile board includes all of the sitting District, County Court at Law Judges and the County Judge. It serves as the board of directors of “Juvenile Justice” in Fort Bend County. 


Goldstein receives Grunin Prize

1991

NYU Law recently recognized David A. Goldstein with the 2020 Grunin Prize for Law and Social Entrepreneurship from NYU Law. The Grunin Prize recognizes lawyers for their role in developing innovative solutions to advance the fields of social entrepreneurship and impact investing, and David was part of the winning team at the law firm Goldstein Hall. He is Managing Partner of the firm.


Hon. Rodney Thompson named Presiding Judge

1993

September 2020- Honorable Rodney Thompson named the new Presiding Judge of the Family Division for New Jersey Superior Court. Judge Thompson brings years of experience in the Family Division and municipal court to his new assignment.  He has led Mercer’s DV Working Group and has handled the CIC, FD and FV dockets.  He also formerly was  the Chief Judge of the Trenton Municipal Court, providing him with valuable administrative experience.


Green releases 39th book

1994

Green releases 39th book

Tim Green, a New York Times-bestselling author, former NFL defensive end, former Fox Sports broadcaster, and attorney with Barclay Damon LLP, has published his 39th book and the third book in his sports-based trilogy, Baseball Genius: Grand Slam, co-authored with Derek Jeter, available in stores and online now. In addition to being a bestselling author and retired defensive end with the Atlanta Falcons, Green is an attorney with Barclay Damon, where he has been integrally involved for the past 20 years in the development and growth of the firm's client base, particularly in energy, intellectual property, and national insurance coverage litigation. Green is recognized as a lead point of contact for the firm's largest energy and utility clients, including numerous Fortune 500 companies.


Collins appointed co-vice chair

1995

Alphonso Collins '84 L'95 has been appointed co-vice chair office managing partner for the New York office of Cozen O'Connor.


Powers included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2021

1996

Powers included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2021

Hancock Estabrook, LLP is proud to announce that John G. Powers has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2021 and as a 2021 The Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” in the Syracuse, New York metropolitan area for Products Liability Litigation – Defendants. He has also been selected for inclusion in "Upstate New York Super Lawyers" for 2020. Mr. Powers is a Partner in the Litigation Practice and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.     


Dixon appointed Public Administrator

1996

Cressida Dixon has been appointed to serve as public administrator for Monroe County, NY, the first female attorney to serve in the role here.


Klein included in 2020 Super Lawyers

1999

Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that ​Stuart F. Klein has been selected for inclusion in 2020 Super Lawyers


Burns named Pro Bono All-Star

1999

Burns named Pro Bono All-Star

Henson Efron is pleased to announce attorney, Christopher Burns, has been honored by the Minnesota State Bar Association for his consistent commitment to pro bono service. In 2012, the MSBA created the North Star Lawyer Program as a way to recognize members who provided 50 or more hours of pro bono service in a given calendar year. In conjunction with Pro Bono Week 2020 (October 26-30), the MSBA created a new designation – Pro Bono All-Stars – to acknowledge members who have participated for seven or more years. Christopher has been designated a North Star Lawyer since the program’s inception. His contributions exemplify the Firm’s commitment to our community. 


Silver joins Schenck, Price, Smith & King

2000

Schenck, Price, Smith & King LLP today January 28, 2021 that five New Jersey attorneys, including Mark Silver, will join the Firm’s growing roster of high-profile attorneys as partners. Mark Silver’s practice spans a wide variety of legal concentrations. He regularly handles matters involving commercial disputes, product liability and pharmaceutical litigation, employment litigation, securities litigation, and white collar criminal matters. He has defended several major pharmaceutical manufacturers in a variety of complex lawsuits including mass tort claims and class actions in multi-district federal litigation.


Cross forms new firm

2002

Cross forms new firm

Tara N. Karch Cross ’02 formed a new firm, Addelman Cross & Baldwin, PC, with offices located at 5680 Main Street, Buffalo, NY. Areas of practice include Professional and Medical Malpractice, Trucking and Transportation, Insured and Self-Insured Litigation, Licensure Investigations and Board Actions, and Commercial Litigation. 


Price included in 2020 Super Lawyers

2003

Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that Fred J.M. Price has been selected for inclusion in 2020 Super Lawyers.


Murski named partner

2003

Murski named partner

Manning Gross + Massenburg LLP (MG+M) is pleased to announce that it has elevated Karina E. Murski to partner effective Jan. 1, 2021. Murski's practice areas include toxic tort defense and general litigation. She has significant experience representing large corporations and insurance carriers in matters involving toxic tort, products liability, premises liability, public utilities law, labor law, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation. She received her J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wyoming.


King included in Upstate New York Super Lawyers

2004

King included in Upstate New York Super Lawyers

Hancock Estabrook, LLP is proud to announce that Mary C. King has been selected for inclusion in “Upstate New York Super Lawyers” for 2020.  Ms. King is a partner in the Trusts & Estates, Elder Law & Special Needs, and Family Business Succession Planning Practices.  


Nicolas included in Best Lawyers

2005

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce that Emilio B. Nicolas has been selected for inclusion in the 2021 The Best Lawyers in America. 


Mastroleo included in 2020 Super Lawyers

2006

Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that Adam P. Mastroleo has been selected for inclusion in 2020 Super Lawyers.


Gallagher named partner

2006

Gallagher named partner

Barclay Damon is pleased to announce that Brad Gallagher has been elevated to partner. Gallagher is a member of the Health Care and Health Care Controversies Teams and the White Collar & Government Investigations and Commercial Litigation Practice Areas. He is based in Albany.


Smiley at helm of Sports Handle

2007

Smiley at helm of Sports Handle

Brett Smiley is editor-in-chief of Sports Handle, a publication that focuses on the U.S. sports betting industry -- business, legal matters, legislation, and consumer behavior. Smiley co-founded the website in May 2017 and launched it in October 2017 after three years at FOX Sports, where he covered the NFL and MLB. Smiley graduated with a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004 and Syracuse University College of Law in 2007. Upon graduation, he practiced commercial litigation as an associate at the law firm Davidoff, Malito & Hutcher in New York City, before leaving in 2009 to pursue his passions for a career in writing, reporting, and sports. Sports Handle was acquired jointly in November 2018 by daily fantasy sports leader RotoGrinders and the gambling publication US Bets. Smiley remains at the helm of Sports Handle, while also contributing to business development. and other websites in the network. https://sportshandle.com/ 


Osterweil named partner

2008

Osterweil named partner

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC is pleased to announce Adam J. Osterweil has been named partner in the firm's Estate Planning & Administration Group. Adam J. Osterweil is a partner in the Estate Planning & Administration Group and is based in New York. Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, Mr. Osterweil focuses on estate, gift, and income tax planning, as well as estate and trust administration. Mr. Osterweil helps clients achieve their estate planning goals by drafting customized wills and trust agreements, providing insights based on his thorough knowledge of nuanced issues of trusts and estates laws. He also works with executors and trustees in all aspects of estate and trust administration. In addition, he advises public and private charitable organizations on establishing tax-efficient structures, securing tax-exempt status, and other related matters. 


Bettinger included in 2020 Super Lawyers

2009

Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that Blaine T. Bettinger has been selected for inclusion 2020 Super Lawyers.


Campbell included in 2020 Super Lawyers

2009

Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that Stephanie M. Campbell has been selected for inclusion in 2020 Super Lawyers.


Lingo named director in general counsel department

2009

Robinson Lingo will take on a director role in SRC’s general counsel department. In this new position, Lingo will oversee in-house and outside legal services for SRC and its subsidiaries and guide the international trade compliance team. Lingo has been with the company 8 years, most recently as senior manager, associate general counsel. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Syracuse University. He also received his MPA and J.D. in national security law from Syracuse University. Lingo is a Captain in the New York Army National Guard and volunteers with Eastern Hills Bible Church. 


Wright Elected Partner

2010

Wright Elected Partner

Andrew Wright was elected partner at Hodgson Russ, where he focuses his practice on state and local tax matters.


Reid included in 2020 Super Lawyers

2011

Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that Kate I. Reid has been selected for inclusion in 2020 Super Lawyers. 


Hunsicker selected for Super Lawyer

2011

Hunsicker selected for Super Lawyer

Hancock Estabrook, LLP is proud to announce that Jaime J. Hunsicker has been selected as an “Upstate New York Super Lawyer – Rising Star” for 2020.  Ms. Hunsicker is Counsel in the Elder Law & Special Needs, Tax and Trusts & Estates Practices. Ms. Hunsicker assists clients with trusts, estate planning and retirement planning matters.     


Kaplan promoted to partner

2011

Kaplan promoted to partner

Lowenstein Sandler LLP is pleased to announce that Michael Kaplan has been promoted to partner. Kaplan, member of the Business Litigation, Products Liability & Specialty Torts, and White Collar Criminal Defense groups, has significant experience in litigating all phases of bankruptcy matters and in fiduciary litigation, products liability, tort, and dram shop cases. He handles a wide array of civil litigation and appeals in both state and federal courts across the country and is experienced with U.S.-based and international arbitrations. In addition to his civil practice, Michael represents individuals and corporations in white collar criminal defense matters involving allegations of fraud and tax evasion. He conducts internal investigations and defends entities in investigations and civil proceedings brought by regulatory authorities. Michael earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law and his B.A., summa cum laude, from Temple University. 



Lawrence named partner

2011

Lawrence named partner

Barclay Damon is pleased to announce that Brittany E. Lawrence has been elevated to partner. Dwyer is a member of the Mass & Toxic Torts and Torts & Products Liability Defense Practice Areas. She is also a recruitment liaison for the firm’s Summer Associate Program and a member of the firm’s Diversity Leadership Team, Associate Integration Committee, and Women’s Forum. She is based in Buffalo.


Toomey elected partner

2012

Arnold & Porter is pleased to announce the election of Kevin M. Toomey as partner. Toomey is a member of the Financial Services practice and resident in the Washington, DC office.  He earned his JD from Syracuse University College of Law and received his BA from Colgate University.


Billington included in 2020 Super Lawyers

2013

Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that Michelle R. Billington has been selected for inclusion in 2020 Super Lawyers. 


Sinsabaugh named Rising Star of Super Lawyers

2013

Sinsabaugh named Rising Star of Super Lawyers

Brian T. Sinsabaugh (Mineola), an associate in the Land Use and Zoning Practice Groups at Certilman Balin and based in the Hauppauge office, was named to the 2020 New York Metro Rising Stars list of Super Lawyers. He handles an array of matters including land use and zoning and contracts and lease agreements. Mr. Sinsabaugh earned his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law. From Clarkson University’s School of Business, he earned his Master of Business Administration and his Bachelor of Science with a major in International Business Management. 


White appointed to Syracuse's Common Council

2013

Syracuse Common Council appoints its part-time lawyer, Ronnie White, as new councilor. White is a solo practitioner who previously worked for Mackenzie Hughes law firm and for Onondaga County’s law department. He has a law degree from Syracuse University.


Phillips included in 2020 Super Lawyers

2015

Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that Erin S. Phillips has been selected for inclusion in 2020 Super Lawyers. 


Cottrell joins Hodgson Russ

2015

Cottrell joins Hodgson Russ

Hodgson Russ is pleased to announce that Brandon Cottrell has joined the firm as a Senior Associate in its Real Estate practice. Brandon is based in the Rochester and Buffalo offices.

Brandon concentrates on commercial real estate and finance transactions. He represents clients on a local and national basis in the acquisition, disposition, financing, developing and leasing of shopping centers, office, industrial/manufacturing and warehouse space, mixed use and multifamily properties. Notable development projects that Brandon has assisted on include casinos, golf courses/country clubs, hotels/resorts, solar and wind farms and student housing. Brandon represents borrowers and lenders in various financing transactions that include construction and permanent mortgage financing, asset based lending, equity and other mezzanine financing, bridge loans, credit facilities and equipment leases.

Brandon graduated first in his class at Syracuse University College of Law, and is a cum laude graduate of SUNY Geneseo, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting.


Rhinehardt included in 2020 Super Lawyers

2016

Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that Amy G. Rhinehardt has been selected for inclusion in 2020 Super Lawyers.


Chmielowiec included in 2020 Super Lawyers

2016

Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that Kate Chmielowiec has been selected for inclusion in 2020 Super Lawyers. 


Nugent Joins Bond, Schoeneck & King

2017

Nugent Joins Bond, Schoeneck & King

Daniel Nugent joined Bond, Schoeneck & King as an associate attorney in the firm's employee benefits and executive compensation practice.


Hutcheson joins Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor LLC

2019

Hutcheson joins Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor LLC

Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor LLC, is pleased to welcome new associate attorney, William Hutcheson. Hutcheson works from the firm’s Philipsburg office where he supports several practice areas. Hutcheson began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable H. Matthew Curry, J.S.C. in Warren County, New Jersey. During law school, he enrolled in numerous courses that incorporated international cultural immersion sessions. This allowed Hutcheson to travel to France, Germany, Lichtenstein, and Switzerland to gain new perspectives on the law. Additionally, he worked with Syracuse University College of Law’s low-income taxpayer clinic and served as a mentor to international students pursuing their LLM degree in American Law. Prior to law school, Hutcheson worked in the investment industry where he was a hedge fund and real estate analyst overseeing more than $4 billion in investments. He graduated from Syracuse University College of Law and earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg.