Class Notes 2010-Present

Class of 2010

Jennifer Bell, ’10, serves on the Transformation Advisory Board for Gov. Hutchinson’s comprehensive plan for the transformation of state government.

Cory Biggs, ’10, has joined ForwARd ARkansas as associate director.

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

Amber Crouch, ’10, joined Crews & Associates Inc. of Little Rock as the new senior compliance officer.

Judge Josh Farmer, ’10, was appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme court of Arkansas.

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

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

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

Risie Howard, ’10, is a certified member of the Lawyers of Distinction.

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

RJ Martino, ’10, was named in Arkansas Business 2018 Class of 40 Under 40.

Brooke Moore, ’10, was named “2017 Women of Legal Tech” honoree by the American Bar Association. Was named a member of the national Tech Show Board for a three-year appointment beginning in 2019.

Anne Milligan, ’10, is an associate at Fisher Phillips, LLP. The firm is one of the largest U.S. law firms representing management exclusively in the areas of labor and employment.

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

Daniel Osborne, ’10, serves as Claims Counsel and Assistant Vice President at Fidelity National Title Group in Jacksonville, FL.

Scott Pace, ’10, is a partner with Impact Management Group. Mr. Pace received the 2018 John W. Dargavel Medal during the National Community Pharmacists Association Convention.

Keith Pike, ’10, was named RE/MAX Recruiter of the Year for the United States. He was also named RE/MAX Broker/Owner of the Year and RE/MAX Recruiter of the Year for Arkansas. He is the owner of RE/MAX Elite in Little Rock, Conway, and Bryant, AR, and RE/MAX Infinity in Overland Park, KS. He was also recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015.

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

Janiella C. Shirley, ’10, is 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.

Corey Thomas, ’10, was selected as one of two members of the Army National Guard to serve on a Special mission at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq.

Class of 2011

Melissa Bandy, ’11, has been named a member of the Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard Law Firm. She was also recognized in Soirée Magazines Best Lawyers in 2018.

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

Bart Calhoun, ’11, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best Lawyers in 2018.

Kenya Davenport, ’11, was named to Rock the Culture’s 2018 Women to Watch list.

Amber Davis, ’11,  was named in Arkansas Business 2018 Class of 40 Under 40. She holds the position as Assistant General Counsel at Heifer International.

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

Tamika Edwards, ’11, is the Executive Director of the Social Justice Institute at Philander Smith College. She was also named to Rock the Culture’s 2018 Women to Watch list.

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

Tyler Henderson, ’11, is an attorney at The Pinnacle Law Firm, PLLC and will be managing the Mountain View, AR office.

Caroline Hollingsworth, ’11, was named a “Rising Star in Law 2018” by the Birmingham Business Journal.

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

Seth Hyder, ’11, is an associate at Rainwater Holt & Sexton focusing on personal injury law.

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

LaTrenia Byrd McDaniel, ’11, works as a Workforce Engagement Consultant at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas.

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

Michael Salorio, ’11, is a partner with Lenderman & Salorio in El Centro, CA.

James Scurlock, ’11, is an associate attorney with Wallace, Martin, Duke & Russell, PLLC. He was also was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015.

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

Jeff Swann, ’11, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best Lawyers in 2018.

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

Katie Bingham Watson, ’11, an associate at Friday, Eldredge & Clark LLP, has been inducted into the Heart of America Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust & Estate counsel.

Laura Wester, ’11, is 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.

David Wright, ’11, has joined the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis as the Director of Development.

Class of 2012

Zara Abbasi, ’12, was named to the Arkansas Business “40 Under 40” list for 2017.

Mike Cantrell, ’12, serves as the Arkansas Assistant Solicitor General. He was also named a Ryan and Regan Haggerty Family Fellow by the Conservative Partnership Institute.

Nashad Carrington’12, is an attorney for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

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

Caleb Garcia, ’12, is an attorney for the City of Little Rock and serves in the Army JAG Corps. Garcia was named to the Arkansas Business “20 in their 20’s” class of 2016.

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

Tabitha Lee, ’12, joined the Center for Arkansas Legal Services.

Kaylen Lewis, ’12, has joined Rainwater Holt & Sexton Law Firm in Little Rock as an associate attorney.

Skye Martin, ’12, is an Associate Attorney at Destiny Law Firm in Little Rock.

Caleb Norris, ’12, was elected Mayor of Maumelle.

Paul Richarson, ’12, is Assistant General Counsel for the Tennessee Department of Health in Nashville, Tennessee.

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

Chris McNeal, ’12,  was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015.

Samuel Mundy, Jr, ’12, is a Senior Contract Analyst at Maverick Transportation.

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

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

Brad Shumpert, ’12, works in the Jonesboro office of Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, PLLC.

Jerrod Slayton, ’12, was sworn in as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Third Judicial District of Arkansas.

Autumn Smallwood, ’12, is the Conflict of Interest Officer for Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL.

Max Sprinkle, ’12, has been named President of the W. Harold Flowers Law Society.

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

Larry Watkins, ’12, joined Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard, PLLC.

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

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

Class of 2013

Chris Arnold, ’13,is an associate attorney at Hope Trice O’Dwyer & Wilson law firm.

Beau Britton, ’13, has been appointed to the Hot Springs Area Community Foundation Board of Directors.

Kitty Cone, ’13, joined the Davidson Law Firm.

Jennifer Davis, ’13, earned the Certified Information Privacy Profession/US Government Credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She was also hired as Arkansas’s first Chief Privacy Officer at the Department of Information Systems.

Taylor Dugan, ’13, is a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the 22nd Judicial District.

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

Burt Hicks, ’13,  was named in Arkansas Business 2018 Class of 40 Under 40.

Lori D. Howard, ’13, opened a solo practice law firm in Benton, AR, Howard Law Firm, PLLC.

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

Emily Leach, ’13, has been elected to the Executive Board of the Young Lawyers Section of the Lawyers Association of Kansas City.

Sidney Leasure, ’13, joined Wright Lindsey Jennings as an associate attorney.

Jack Lofton, ’13, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best 100 Lawyers in Little Rock in 2015 and in Soirée Magazines Best Lawyers in 2018.

Angela Lowther, ’13, is the Director of the ArkaHealthelath Insurance Marketplace.

Lee Lowther, ’13, is an associate attorney at Wright Lindsey Jennings.

Nicholas Lyons, ’13, was named the Territory Manager for Chronic Pain Therapies at Abbott.

Andy Marshall, ’13, joined Brazil, Adlong & Mickel, PLC.

Abtin Mehdizadegan, ’13, has served as secretary on the Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s 2015-2016 board of directors. He was named partner at Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C. in 2018. Mr. Mehdizadegan was honored by his undergraduate alma mater, UMaine as the recipient of the 2019 Spirit of Maine Achievement Award.

Victor Richardson, ’13, is an associate attorney with Kamps & Stotts, PLLC.

Ariel Snyder, ’13, was named a 2018 “Pro Bono Attorney of the Year” by Arkansas Access to Justice.

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

Kerry N. Wood, ’13, is a Deputy Public Defender for Miller County.

Class of 2014

John W. Ahlen IV, ’14, joined the Arkansas State Bank Department as bank chief council.

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

Katelyn Burch Busby, ’14, has joined Hashem Law Firm in Monticello, AR.

Leslie Copeland, ’14, has joined Webb Law Office in Springdale, AR.

Kayleigh Dulaney, ’14, is an associate attorney at Wright Lindsey Jennings.

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

Arianna Goodman, ’14, was part of the legal team that successfully defended Pennsylvania State Senator Lawrence Farnese in a high-profile case involving alleged bribery and honest services fraud during a weeklong trial. She is an associate at Montgomery McCracken and a member of the firm’s White Collar and Government Investigations practice.

Ben Hollowell, ’14, of Applied Technology Group USA, was named a Small Private Company CFO of the Year by Arkansas Business in 2016.

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

Katie L. Mehdizadegan, ’14, has joined Gill Ragon Owen law firm in Little Rock.

Meredith Moore, ’14, is an associate with Rainwater Holt & Sexton.

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

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

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

Class of 2015

Joshua Adkerson, ’15, joined the Personal Injury Team of Taylor King & Associates of Arkadelphia.

Westley Ashley, ’15 was featured in the Arkansas Times for his ideas for families in need with the story titled, “Allow adult adoptees access to their original birth certificates and related court documents.”

Andrew Branch, ’15, has been appointed to the Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee, Judicial District 22, by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. Mr. Branch was also named Chief Financial Officer of the Arkansas Department of Veteran Affairs.

Furonda Brasfield, ’15, received the Peace Activist of the Year award from the Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice in 2018. She was also named to Rock the Culture’s 2018 Women to Watch list.

Sydney Brown, ’15, joined the Davidson Law Firm in Little Rock.

David Alan Bubbus, ’15, was featured as a High Profile in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Devon Daughety, ’15, has been selected to serve on the inaugural Law Student Committee for the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice. She was also named a 2018 “Up and Coming Lawyer” by the Wisconsin Law Journal. 

Jake Fair, ’15, is an associate attorney at Wright Lindsey Jennings. He chaired the Bowen Alumni Association Young Alumni Committee 2015-2017 and is currently serving as an Alumni Board Member.

Jennifer Glover, ’15, has joined Ball Corley PLLC as an associate attorney.

Danielle Hoefer, ’15, was appointed to the State Athletic Commission by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. Ms. Hoefer was also named to the 2018 class of “20 in Their 20s” by Arkansas Business.

Brad Hughes, ’15, is an attorney with Mills & Wall, LLC.

Michael Hylden, ’15, was appointed to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas.

John M. Landis, ’15, is an associate at the James Law Firm. The James Law Firm, founded by Bowen Alumnus William James, ’94, is Arkansas’ largest criminal defense firm.

Charlie Spakes, ’15, has been named President of the Arkansas Grocers & retail Merchants Association.

Maurice Taggart, ’15, is the Executive Director of the Pine Bluff Urban Renewal Agency.

Class of 2016

Jason Cramer, ’16, is an associate attorney at Thomas J. Henry’s San Antonio office.

Christian W. Harrod, ’16, is an associate Harrod Law Office in Hamburg, AR.

Randal Hobbs, ’16, is an associate attorney at Rainwater Holt & Sexton in Little Rock.

Lucy Holifield, ’16, is an associate position at Mayer Brown in Chicago, Illinois.

Kaleb Jones, ’16, is an associate attorney at Hosto & Buchan, PLLC.

Brandon Middleton, ’16, is an associate at Wright Lindsey Jennings. He will focus on intellectual property matters.

Kirby D. Miraglia, ’16, is an associate at Wright Lindsey Jennings. She advises individual clients and business owners on estate planning and business succession matters.

Shawn Rowland, ’16, is an associate attorney at Rainwater Holt & Sexton in Little Rock.

Art Singleton, ’16, has joined the Hashem Law Firm in Monticello, AR.

Sidney Stewart, ’16, was recognized in Soirée Magazines Best Lawyers in 2018.

Audrey K. Trevino, ’16, is a partner at The Trevino Law Firm, LLC, in Greeley, CO. Trevino is licensed to practice law in both Colorado and Arkansas.

Aarika Kilgore Thompson, ’16, is deputy prosecuting attorney for the Second Judicial District of Arkansas.

Class of 2017

Dylan Botteicher, ’17, is an associate attorney at Cox, Sterling, McClure & Vandiver in Little Rock.

Alexander Clark, ’17, joined Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, PC.

Mitchell Dennis, ’17, has joined Gill Ragon Owen in Little Rock.

Taylor Stockemer, ’17, has joined Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP.

Jordan Tilley, ’17, has joined Gibson & Keith, PLLC in Monticello.

Nicole Winters, ’17, is now Counsel II with Windstream Communications.

Class of 2018

Cameron Coker, ’18, has a new position with the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Sixth Judicial District.

Sarah Giammo, ’18, is an associate at Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP.

Nicole Gillum, ’18, is General counsel with Capital Advisors Group.

William Ogles, ’18, joined Ogles Law Firm as an Associate Attorney.

Mark Yablon, ’18, joined Pittenger, Nuspul & Crumley.