Jan Gaddis-Rodriguez has been named Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary of Ball Corporation.


Cory L. Taylor, a partner with the Roetzel firm in Orlando, Fl, has been elected to the board of the Orlando Shakespeare Theater.  The theater produces professional shows, develops new plans and provides educational experiences, including a yearly mock trial event.   Taylor’s legal practice is focused on commercial real estate, development and leasing, as well as financial and commercial loan foreclosures and workouts.  She is admitted to the Florida, Missouri and Kansas state bars.  (Source: Roetzel firm press release)

Nathan Williams Joined the Ohio Education Association as a Labor Relations Consultant. OEA is a state affiliate of the NEA, and represents public school teachers, support staff, and higher education faculty and staff in the state of Ohio. An LRC represents local unions in negotiating collective bargaining agreements, disciplinary actions and arbitrations, and acts as an advisor on political and educational issues for members.


Melissa Powell, Iron County, Michigan, prosecuting attorney, recently served as the main speaker at a special Memorial Day observance at the newly opened Iron River Veterans Memorial. Powell began her career with the Powell Law Office in Iron River in 1997. In 1999, she moved to Saginaw County where she worked primarily in domestic relations and criminal law before returning to Iron County in 2002.  At that time, she was appointed chief assistant prosecutor. Powell is active in the Crystal Falls Lions Club, the Iron County Historical and Museum Society and a local women’s hockey team.  (Source:  Iron County Reporter, 2012)

Chris Siegle has been named Executive Director in the JPMorgan Private Bank in Scottsdale, Arizona.  He has been with the bank since 2010 and counsels clients on tax efficient wealth transfer and protection.

Michael Leonard, partner in the Philadelphia office of Fox Rothschild LLP, has been recognized in the World Trademark Review 1000 for the fourth consecutive year. Leonard was individually recognized in the categories of Trademark Enforcement and Litigation and Prosecution and Strategy.


Fern Holland has been posthumously honored in her hometown of Miami, Oklahoma. The Community Crisis Center, a Miami non-profit which provides shelter and assistance to victims of domestic violence in northeast Oklahoma,dedicated  the newly-opened Fern L. Holland Advocacy Center.  In addition to the center, there is a garden that will be maintained by volunteers and friends in Holland’s memory.  Beginning in 2003, Holland worked in Iraq to promote women’s rights under the US-led Provisional Authority.  She was murdered by gunmen posing as Iraqi police on March 9, 2004. (Source:  Tulsa World, 2012)

Lori Roberts, an attorney with Carroll, Ward and Roberts, Broken Arrow, OK, has been appointed by Governor Mary Fallin to serve as a lay member on the board of dentistry.  She is the director of Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa and a member of the Tulsa Rotary Club and Leadership Tulsa.  (Source: equities.com, 2012)


Jeffrey A. Cohen has been elected to serve as President of the 2012-2014 Board of Directors of The Gladys & Henry Crown Center for Senior Living. Cohen is a partner at Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, PC in Clayton, Missouri.

Curtis M. Jensen one of the founding partners of Snow Jensen & Reece, P.C., has been named the 2013-14 Utah Sate Bar President.


Timothy Thompson has joined the Tulsa office of GableGotwals as a new “Of Counsel" attorney where he will focus on business and commercial transactions, primarily in oil and gas.  He spent six years with the Williams Companies in Tulsa and an additional nine years with Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline in Owensboro, Kentucky, as a staff attorney.  Last year, Thompson served as Associate General Counsel for Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.  (Source: gablegotwals.com, 2012)

Stacy Leeds has published Mastering American Indian Law. Leeds is Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law.  (Source: Carolina Academic Press)

Mickey Moon is working in downtown Houston as an Assistant General Counsel for CenterPoint Energy.


Stewart Whitehead has been appointed as the new managing shareholder of the Austin Winstead PC office. Whitehead has been with Winstead since 1997 and currently chairs the firm's nationally recognized construction practice group.


Danny Williams has been confirmed by the United States Senate as the new US Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma. Williams is a partner with Charney, Buss & Williams, where he specializes in condemnation proceedings. He is a former assistant district attorney. (Source: Tulsa World, 2012)


C.K. Nay currently resides in Illinois, and counsels inmates in the Coles County Jail in Charleston, Illinois.

In Memoriam

Craig H. Carter ('97)

Lonna Marie Adams ('96)

Fern Holland ('96)

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