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John Cole, ’67, has been reappointed to the College of Ouachitas Board of Directors by Gov. Mike Beebe.

Phillip McMath, ’73, was honored on Veteran’s Day, 2013,¬†by the Pulaski County Bar Association. The organization presented McMath with the Ike Scott Fellowship.

Shawna Brown, ’77, was recently named by D Magazine to the B est Lawyers in Dallas 2014, in her practice area of estate planning and probate.

The Honorable William Feland, ’78, was inducted into the Cabot Panther Hall of Fame and a scholarship was created in his name through the Cabot Scholarship Foundation.

Charles Singleton, ’78, was reappointed to the Arkansas Commission by Gov. Mike Beebe.

Carolyn B. Witherspoon, ’78, was selected in the top 50 Arkansas lawyers in the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers edition of Super Lawyers magazine. Ms. Witherspoon was also on the top 50 Mid-South Women lawyers list.

Janet L. Pulliam, ’79, an attorney of counsel with Watts Donovan & Tilley, has recently completed mediation skills training at Northwestern University of Chicago. She has been certified in mediation and conflict resolution in the health care industry by the American Health Care Lawyers Association.

Donna Smith Galchus, ’80, was selected in the top 50 Arkansas lawyers in the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers edition of Super Lawyers magazine. Ms. Galchus was also on the top 50 Mid-South Women lawyers list.

James W. Tilley, ’80, was selected in the top 50 Arkansas lawyers in the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers edition of Super Lawyers magazine.

Edwin L. Lowther, Jr., ’81, was selected in the top 50 Arkansas lawyers in the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers edition of Super Lawyers magazine.

Scotty Shivley, ’81, has¬† been elected to the board of directors of the North Little Rock Arkansas Hospice.

W. Ellis Arnold III, ’82, is now Senior Executive Vice President, Dean of Advancement and General Counsel for Hendrix College.

Kevin A. Crass, ’84, was selected in the top 50 Arkansas lawyers in the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers edition of Super Lawyers magazine.

Timothy W. Grooms, ’84, was selected in the top 50 Arkansas lawyers in the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers edition of Super Lawyers magazine.

Denise Hoggard,¬†’84, was elected the new AR Bar Association President-Elect Designee.

Lyn P. Pruitt, ’84, was selected in the top 50 Arkansas lawyers in the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers edition of Super Lawyers magazine. Ms.¬†Pruitt was also on the top 50 Mid-South Women lawyers list.

William A. Waddell, Jr., ’84, was selected in the top 50 Arkansas lawyers in the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers edition of Super Lawyers magazine.

Allen Dobson, ’85, has joined Sam Baxter and John Jewell to form Baxter, Jewell & Dobson PA.

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, PLLC, has opened a Jonesboro office. Lance Miller, ’85, will manage and oversee operations of the new office and will serve as the liaison between the Jonesboro and Little Rock office. Brad Shumpert, ’12, will staff the Jonesboro office.

Chris Palmer, ’85, has been appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe as Circuit Judge in the Third Division of the Sixth Judicial District.

Wendy Kelley,¬†’87, has been named the Director of the Arkansas Department of Correction by Gov.-Elect Asa Hutchinson.

Mariam T. Hopkins, ’88, was selected in the top 50 Arkansas lawyers in the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers edition of Super Lawyers magazine. Ms.¬†Hopkins was also on the top 50 Mid-South Women lawyers list.

Troy A. Price, ’88, was selected in the top 50 Arkansas lawyers in the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers edition of Super Lawyers magazine.

Brian Ratcliff, ’88, has joined PPGMR as the El Dorado Law office managing member. Brian has also been elected the 2014 AR Bar Association President.

Professor Joseph Custer,¬†’89, is now the Director of the Judge Ben C. Green Law Library and Associate Professor of Law at Cas School of Law Cas Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.

Tona DeMers, ’89, is now an attorney at Sutter & Gillham, PLLC.

Stacey Pectol, ’89, is now Clerk of Courts for the Supreme Court of Arkansas.

Don A. Taylor, ’89, was selected in the top 50 Arkansas lawyers in the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers edition of Super Lawyers magazine.

Professor Michael Watts, ’90, has been appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy by Gov. Mike Beebe.

C. Tad Bohannon, ’91, is now the chief legal consel for Central Arkansas Water.

Michelle Fernald, ’91, was chosen by Texas Lawyer as one of 19 “Winning Women”. Michelle is deputy chief, US Attorney Office, Western District of Texas, Austin.

Hugh Finkelstein,¬†’91, was sworn in as chief deputy prosecuting attorney for the 20th Judicial District.

Jeanne L. Seewald, ’92, has been appointed to serve as chair of the Intellectual Property Law Certification Committee for the Florida Bar Association.

Pamela E. Panasiuk,¬†’93, is now attorney/owner at Epperson Panasiuk Law.

Jeannie L. Denniston,¬†’94, has been appointed the Conway Co. District Judge by Gov. Mike Beebe.

Bill James, ’94, was presented with the Ike Scott Fellowship by the Pulaski County Bar Foundation.

Jason Files, ’95, and Stephanie Harris, ’06, were married in Las Vegas in August. Stephanie founded Women Lead Arkansas, a non-partison nonprofit, and is serving as membership chair for the board of directors of the Conference of Court Public Information Officers. Jason is co-partner at Files & Brasuell, PLLC, with Toney Brasuell, ’05. Jason and Toney recently purchased the Arkansas Court Bulletin and plan to make updates coinciding with the publication’s 25th anniversary.

Colette Honorable, ’95, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Teddy Skokos,’95, is now a general partner at Millionaire Greetings.

Mary Ellen Ternes, ’95, has joined Crowe & Dunlevy in Oklahoma City as director of the Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups.

Tjuana Byrd, ’96, is the recipient of the 2014 UALR Alumni Association President’s Award. Ms. Byrd will be honored during the alumni awards luncheon in May. Ms. Byrd has been appointed to the State Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention board by Gov. Mike Beebe.

Georgiana DeBoer, ’96, is now an Immigration Technical Writer with GDeBoer Immigration Technical Writing Services in Orlando, FL.

David C. Lyles, ’96, has become a member of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.

Gina Reynolds, ’96, is now a Capital Conflicts Attorney at the Arkansas Public Defender Commission.

Jason Hendren,¬†’97, is now of counsel with Wright, Lindsey & Jennings in Rogers.

Phyllis Jones,¬†’97, has been appointed U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern & Western Districts of Arkansas.

David L. Eanes, ’99, is now with Taylor King and Associates Law Firm in Arkadelphia.

Angela Echols, ’99, was appointed to the Governor’s Commission on People with Disabilities by Gov. Mike Beebe.

Michael Lamoureux, ’99, was named as a Top 40 under 40 by¬†Arkansas Business.¬†Senator Lamoureux has been hired by Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson to be his new chief of staff.

Stuart Spencer, ’99, has been promoted to Legal Policy Advisor/General Counsel for the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.

Mica Strother, ’99, was appointed to the Arkansas State Claims Commission by Gov. Mike Beebe.

Rhonda Wood,¬†’99, is now the newest member of the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Russell Marlin,¬†’00, is now a managing attorney with Taylor King and Associates, P.A.

Paul Bennett, ’01, was reappointed to the Southeast Arkansas College Board of Trustees by Gov. Mike Beebe.

Charlene Fleetwood, ’01, is now a senior staff attorney with the Arkansas Supreme Court – Office of Professional Conduct.

Chad Horner, ’01, is now chief counsel for labor and employment at Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC in Wichita, KS.

John Peiserich, ’01, is now vice president and general counsel for Alta Mesa Idaho.

Brad Phelps, ’01, is now associate general counsel of the Arkansas State University System.

Leslie Rutledge,¬†’01, has been elected Arkansas Attorney General-elect.

Kevin Ryan,¬†’01, is now Associate Dean for Professional Programs at the UAMS FAy W. Boozman College of Public Health. Ryan also serves as the Co Director of the Doctor in Public Health Program and has a faculty appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management.

Sheldon Smith,’01, is now owner at Skinstar Laser.

Kimberly Dale, ’03, was appointed to the Sex Offenders Assessment Commitee by Gov. Mike Beebe.

Kevin Lemley, ’03, has opened his own law practice, Kevin M. Lemley, PA.

Carmen Mosley-Sims, ’03, is now assistant director of the DHS Division of Youth Services.

Ginger Stuart,¬†’03, was sworn in as Lonoke City Attorney.

Amber Bagley, ’04, was appointed to the Arkansas Commission for the Newborn Umbilical Cord Blood Initiative by Gov. Mike Beebe. Amber was elected president of Youth Home’s board of directors.

Lori L. Burrows,¬†’04, has ¬†been named vice president and general counsel for the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc.

Lisa Douglas, ’04, was chosen by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the Top 100 litigation lawyers in AR for 2014.

David L. Jones, ’04, is now a partner with Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP.

Brooke Augusta Ware, , ’04, is now an adjunct professor in the Nonprofit Leadership Studies Department at UALR.

Professor Jessie Burchfield,¬†’05, is now the Associate Dean for Information and Technology Services and Law Library Director at the Bowen Law School.

Chris Carrington, ’05, is now a partner at Foster, Graham, Milstein & Calisher in Denver, CO.

Staci Croom-Raley, ’05, earned a Silver Stevie Award during the 10th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in the Business. She also was named Female Executive of the Year in the government/non-profit category.

Vince Morris, ’05, was presented the award for Innovations in Justice Technology from NLADA at this year’s Equal Justice Conference.

Kessa Smith, ’05, has been appointed to the Health Services Permit Commission by Gov. Mike Bebee.

William Smith, ‘ 05, is now a director at Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Erin S. Brogdon, ’06, is now a partner with Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP.

Dustin Chapman, ’06, and Andy Marshall, ’13, have joined Brazil, Adlong & Mickel, PLC.

Kathleen McDonald, ’06, organized Helping our Heros, a highly successful pro bono event which provided area first responders with estate-planning documents. Ms. McDonald has been asked to chair a similar event to be held in the fall.

Lauren Hamilton, ’06, is now a partner at Hilburn, Calhoon, Harper, Pruniski & Calhoun, Ltd.

Kristen S. Moyers, ’06, is now a partner with Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP.

Bianca Rucker, ’06, was re-appointed as president of the NWA Debtor Creditor Bar Association and was recognized as a rising star in bankruptcy in the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers edition of Super Lawyers Magazine.

Leah Wilson, ’06, is now a Senior Tax Associate at McGladery in Houston, TX.

Chad Cumming, ’07, is now a shareholder at Gil Ragon Owen, P.A.

Justin Huett, ¬†’07, is now an attorney with The Law Office of Kathryn L. Hudson.

Joseph W. Price II, ’07, has been named to the Arkansas Bar Association’s Leadership Academy Class of 2013-2014.

Monty Baugh, ’08, is now an attorney at Southwest Power Pool.

Chrishauna Clark, ’08, is now an attorney ad litem at Administrative Office of the Courts, AR.

Luke Ferguson, ¬†’08, is now senior vice president and general counsel for the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and Conway Develeopment Corp.

Matt Foerster, ’08, is a referee with the Professional Referee Organization.

Christopher McNulty, ’08, was named as a Top 40 under 40 by Arkansas Business.

Paul Parnell, ’08, has become a member of the Rose Law Firm.

Katie Pipkin, ’08, is now assistant vice president and trust officer at Bank of the Ozarks.

Robin Sullivan, ’08, has founded Sullivan & Cox, PLLC.

Chris Turnage, ’08, was named as Top 40 under 40 by Arkansas Business.

Matt Barker, ’09, is now a business manager for Gumi American in San Francisco, CA.

Amir A. Fazel, ’09, is now Associate Counsel with Lacroix Mathers in Langley, British Columbia.

Ava Franks, ’09, is now Vice President and Director of Government Relations at the Arkansas Bankers Association.

Andrew Parker, ’09, was named to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission by Gov. Mike Beebe.

Amber Schubert, ’09, is now assistant attorney general at the Arkansas Attorney General’s office.

Natasha Sumter, ’09, is now a Workers’ Compensation Team Leader at the BerkleyNet Underwriters in Virginia.

Idonia Trotter,’09, is now the executive director of Gateway to Care in Houston, TX.

Kacey Ziegler, ’09, has joined the Nash Law Firm.

Nicolas De Castro, ’10, is the founder and owner of Nicolas P. De Castro, PLLC in Charlotte, NC.

Qualenta Forrest, ’10, is now director of human resources for St. Luke’s Hospital, a part of the Catholic Health Initiatives, in Houston.

Will Gruber, ’10, is now an attorney at Bolden Law Firm, PLLC.

Dallas Heltz, ’10, is now secretary of the commission at the Arkansas Public Service Commission.¬†¬†Mr. Heltz has also accepted a postion as legal counsel with the U.S. Army.

Stephanie Khouri, ’10, has opened her own law practice, Stephanie M. Khouri, P.C., in Georgia.

Anne Milligan, ’10, is now an attorney with Gordon & Rees LP in Portland, OR.

Kenneth “Rusty” Mitchell, ’10, has joined Taylor King and Associates in Arkadelphia.

Daniel Osborne, ’10, is now Claims Counsel and Assistant Vice President at Fedelity National Title Group in Jacksonville, FL.

Brien Saputo, ’10, has joined the Hosto and Buchan Law Firm.

Janiella C. Shirley, ’10, is now an attorney-P&C general counsel at USAA in San Antonio, TX.

Jonathan Shulan,¬†‘1o, has been named a board member for the Missouri Chamber Music Festival.

Sarah Sisney, ’10, has joined MaaS360 by Fiberlink as a contracts attorney and legal manager.

Shira Bernstein, ’11, is now a HR Generalist at VMware in Austin, TX.

Kimberly Eden, ’11, is now an attorney/litigation manager at Hosto & Buchan Law Firm.

Tamika Edwards, ’11, is now the director of governmental affairs for Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families.

Nicholas Gastal, ’11, is now an attorney at Toeppich and Associates in Houston, TX.

Tyler Henderson, ’11, is now an attorney at The Pinnacle Law Firm, PLLC and will be managing the Mountain View, AR office. On March 13, 2014, Tyler and his wife Erin, welcomed a new baby girl, Elizabeth “Laney” Elanie Henderson.

Mariah Leigh Hornok, ’11, is now a prosecuting attorney with the Summit County Attorney’s Office in Park City, UT.

Allison Koile, ’11, is now a staff attorney with the State of Arkansas.

Smrithi Mohan, ’11, is now In-house Attorney and Contracts Negotiator in the legal department at Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., in New Jersey.

James Scurlock, ’11, is now an associate attorney with Wallace, Martin, Duke & Russell, PLLC.

Dorothy Seals, ’11, is no marketing communications supervisor/business development strategist at Gardree Wynne Sewell, LLP in Dallas.

Mary Tipton Thalheimer, ’11, has joined Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow, PLLC, as an associate attorney.

Laura Wester, ’11, is now an associate with Chestney Law Firm. Ms. Wester was recently invited to speak at the Annual Georgia DUI Update at a State Bar CLE in Georgia.

Jason Davis, ’12, is now general counsel at BAIC, Inc.

Caleb Garcia, ’12, is now an attorney for the City of Little Rock.

R. Seth Hampton, ’12, is now an associate attorney with Quattlebaum, Grooms Tull & Burrow.

Molly McGowan, ’12, is this year’s chair of the Power of the Purse Luncheon benefiting the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas.

Caleb Norris,¬†’12, has been elected Maumelle City Attorney-elect.

Dixie Morgan Quinn,¬†’12, is now a pharmacy technician at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

Kyle Tatum, ’12, is now an associate attorney at Ace Law Group in Las Vegas, NV.

Jacquelin Wohlschlaeger, ’12, has opened her own law practice, The Wohlschlaeger Law Firm, PLLC.

Jordan Wright, ’12, is now an attorney with Pinnacle Energy Services, Inc.

Lauren Elenbaas, ’13, has joined the Laser Law Firm.

Lori D. Howard, ’13, is now an associate at Lancaster Law Firm.

Keia Johnson, ’13, is now a legistrative strategist with the ACLU of Mississippi.

Victor Richardson, ’13, is now a Public Health Law Fellow with the West Virginia State Privacy Office.

Juliette Stancil, ’13, is now Director of Compliance at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Wyoming.

Justice J. Brooks, ’14, is now an associate with Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull and Burrow.

Daniel D. Ford, ’14, is now an attorney with Worsham Law Firm.

Ariann Goodman,¬†’14, is an associate attorney with the Hughes Firm in Philadelphia.

David Koehler, ’14, is now an associate attorney at Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyward, PLLC.

Whitney Murph,¬†’14, is now an associate attorney at the Cook Law Firm.

Jordan Vahdat,¬†’14, is now an attorney with the Delgado Law in Dearborn, MI.

Drew Warren,¬†’14, is now an attorney with The Killino Firm, P. C., in Philadelphia, PA.

These alumni were recognized in Soiree Magazine’s list of the Top 100 Attorneys in Little Rock for 2014:

Wayne B. Ball,¬†’75

Stephen L. Gershner,¬†’78

Gary Green,¬†’78

Brad Hendricks,¬†’80

James Tilley,¬†’80

Denise Hoggard,¬†’84

David A. Couch,¬†’85

Randy P. Murphy,¬†’88

Edward T. Oglesby,¬†’89

Mike Munnerlyn,¬†’91

Chris Heil,¬†’92

Pamela Epperson Panasiuk,¬†’93

Brian Reddick,¬†’93

Karey Weeks Garnder,¬†’94

William O. James, Jr.,¬†’94

Jason D. Files,¬†’95

Matthew Hartness,¬†’95

Danyelle Walker,¬†’95

Todd Jones,¬†’96

Roger Fitzgibbon,¬†’97

Patrick Benca,¬†’98

Lloyd “Tre” Kitchens,¬†’99

Perry Wilson,¬†’99

Gary Barrett,¬†’00

Dan Hancock,¬†’00

Matthew Henry,¬†’00

Bonnie Robertson,¬†’00

Shane Strabala,¬†’00

Robyn Allmendinger,¬†’02

David L. Jones,¬†’02

Tommy Bennett,¬†’03

Sarah Cullen,¬†’03

David W. Kamps,¬†’03

Amber Wilson Bagley,¬†’04

Christopher D. Brockett,¬†’04

Jason Earley,¬†’04

Gary D. Marts, Jr.,¬†’04

Brad Williams,¬†’04

Toney Brasuell,¬†’05

Erin Cassinelli,¬†’05

Kelly McNulty,¬†’05

Andy Taylor,¬†’05

Tasha Taylor,¬†’05

Lindsey Dilks,¬†’06

Brandon Moffitt,¬†’06

Michael B. Phillips,¬†’06

Kara Benca,¬†’07

Jenny Teeter,¬†’07

Kate Middleton,¬†’08

Bethany A. Pike,¬†’09

Keith Pike,¬†’10

Megan Wooster,¬†’10

James Monroe Scurlock,¬†’11

Ryan Lazenby,¬†’12

Chris McNeal,¬†’12

Congratulations to these attorneys who were named to the Arkansas Business 2014 Power List:

Edwin Lowther, Jr., ’81, Legal

Heather Larkin, ’98, Nonprofits

Michael Lamoureaux, ’99, Government and Politics

Davy Carter, ’05, Government and Politics

Congratulations to these alumni who were named to Best Lawyers 21st Edition of the Best Lawyers in America:

John B. Peace, ’77
Kathy W. Goss, ’78
Carolyn B. Witherspoon, ’78
Elizabeth Robben Murray, ’79
Timothy O. Dudley, ’82
Michael J. Snure, ’82
Marcella J. Taylor, ’82
Kevin A. Crass, ’84
Timothy W. Grooms, ’84
Denise Reid Hoggard, ’84
James E. Hathaway, ’86
Gregory Giles, ’87
Stephen N. Joiner, ’87
Mariam T. Hopkins, ’88
Stuart P. Miller, ’88
Randy P. Murphy, ’88
Troy A. Price, ’88
Jack Wagoner, ’88
Don A. Taylor, ’89
David L. Ivers, ’90
Stan D. Smith, ’90
David D. Wilson, ’90
Marshall S. Ney, ’91
G. Alan Perkins, ’91
Jeanne L. Seewald, ’92
Betty J. Hardy, ’93
Harold W. Hamlin, ’95
Daniel L. Herrington, ’95
Alexandra A. Ifrah, ’95
Don S. McKinney, ’95
Mary Ellen Ternes, ’95
Anthony A. Hilliard, ’96
David A. Littleton, ’96
Elizabeth Andreoli, ’97
Jeb H. Joyce, ’97
Melissa McJunkins Duke, ’99
Julie M. Hancock, ’00
Brian A. Vandiver, ’00

Congratulations to these attorneys who have been recognized by Arkansas Life Magazine as the 2014 Reader’s Choice Attorneys:

Dale E. Adams, ’76

G. Michael Millar, ’76

John Peace, ’77

William A. Watt, ’78

James Tripcony, ’79

Judy McNeil, ’80

Charles D. McDaniel, ’81

Roger Morgan, ’85

Christopher Palmer, ’85

Rebecca Winburn, ’86

David A. Smith, ’87

Price Gardner, ’88

Mariam T. Hopkins, ’88

Edward Oglesby, ’89

Louis L. Loyd, ’91

Charles J. Buchan, ’92

Betty Hardy, ’93

Michelle C. Huff, ’93

Laurie M. Boyd, ’95

Josh McHughes, ’96

Misty Borkowski, ’97

Michael McCarty Harrison, ’98

Pamela Epperson Panasiuk, ’98

Randall K. Pulliam, ’98

H. Todd Whatley, ’98

Julie DeWoody Greathouse, ’99

Matt R. House, ’99

Richard Shane Strabala, ’00

Dale¬†B. Duke, ’01

Khayyam Eddings, ’01

Jonathon Jones, ’01

Ginger M. Stuart, ’03

Bonnie J. Johnson, ’05

Kelly W. McNulty, ’05

Andy Taylor, ’05

Julie¬†L. Roper, ’06

Amy Clemons Brown, ’07

John R. Buzbee, ’07

Quincy W. McKinney, ’08

Christian Alexander, ’09

These alums have been elected to the Arkansas Bar Association Board of Governors:

Prof Frances Fendler, ’82

Laura Partlow, ’92

Wade Naramore, ’05

These alums have been elected to the Arkansas Bar Assocation House of Delegates:

Jimmy Taylor, ’78

Jim Hathaway, ’86

Robert Gibson, ’93

Patrick McAlpine, ’99

Gwendolyn Rucker, ’01

Cecilia Ashcraft, ’04

Amber Bagley, ’04

Leslie Ligon, ’04

Mike Daily, ’05

William Tucker, ’05

Stephanie Harris, ’06

Robin Sullivan, ’08

Caleb Garcia, ’12


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