Law

Cincinnati Law Alumni Association

Welcome Alumni!

At Hooding, you automatically become a member of the University of Cincinnati Alumni Association, as well as your College of Law Alumni Association (UCLAA), joining a network of over 7,000 law alumni across the globe. The UCLAA strives to create and strengthen the connections between the College of Law and its alumni. Members serve as ambassadors for prospective students, as mentors for law students, as speakers at events, or even as a member of the UCLAA Board of Trustees or the Dean’s Board of Visitors.

Thank you to the UCLAA Board of Trustees for all of their hard work and dedication to Cincinnati Law.

Both the College of Law and the University of Cincinnati recognize alumni for their outstanding professional accomplishments and service to their communities.

UCLAA Distinguished Alumni Award

The UC Law Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award has been honoring outstanding law alumni since 1980. This award is presented annually at the Distinguished Alumni Luncheon. The recipients inspire all of us to make a difference in our chosen path. Nominations are now open for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. Please fill out the nomination form and include a short statement of the nominee's qualifications to receive the award. If you have questions, contact 513-556-0071.

Nicholas Longworth, III Alumni Achievement Award

The Nicholas Longworth, III Alumni Achievement Award is named in honor of one of the College of Law’s most distinguished graduates, who served as a representative to the U.S. Congress from the First District of Ohio for 26 years and was Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1925 until 1931, the year of his death. The recipients come from all walks of life.

University of Cincinnati Awards

The University of Cincinnati offers many different awards recognizing exceptional achievements, service, and significant contributions. The Honorary Degree is the highest award bestowed by the University and provides recognition for those alumni who have attained extraordinary distinction. Many College of Law alumni have been recipients of awards from the university.

Since 1980, the UC Law Alumni Association has been honoring distinguished UC College of Law alumni. Recipients exemplify excellence and achievement in the individual's chosen field of practice or profession. The awards are presented at the annual Distinguished Alumni Luncheon. Please click here to nominate a distinguished UC Law alumni for this award.

Recipients include:

2017:
James B. Helmer Jr., '75
Gary P. Kreider, '64
Hon. Beth A. Myers, '82

2016:
Hon. Michael Barrett ‘77
Carolyn “Candi” Taggart ‘78
Ken Patel ‘90

2015:
Kathleen M. Brinkman '75
Hon. Robert H. Gorman '60
David P. Kamp '81

2014:
Hon. P. Daniel Fedders '61
Barbara J. Howard '79
Sharon J. Zealey '84

2013:
Daniel J. Buckley '74
Hon. Dennis S. Helmick '72
James L. Johnson '80

2012:
Daniel P. Carmichael '68
Hon. Cheryl D. Grant '73
James C. Kennedy '76

2011:
George Fabe '81
Louis F. Gilligan '68
Col. Levator Norsworth, Jr. '73

2010:
Norm Barron '60 (posthumously)
Cris Collinsworth '91
Bill Morelli '78

2009: 
Hon. Sandra S. Beckwith '68
Hon. Mark P. Painter '73
John F. Peyton, Jr. '69 (posthumously)

2008: 
Frederick H. Braun '56 (posthumously)
Hon. Randall J. Newsome '75
Patricia Mann Smitson '77

2007: 
Stanley E. Harper, Jr. '48 (posthumously)
Ann Marie Tracey '75
John P. Williams, Jr. '66

2006: 
Hon. William M. "Mickey" Barker '67
Melany Stinson Newby '74

2005: 
William Howard Taft 1880 (posthumously)
Colombe M. Nicholas '68
Michael H. Neumark '70

2004: 
Leo J. Breslin '53 (posthumously)
Nicholas L. White '56

2003: 
John D. Altenburg, Jr.'73
Wilbert L. Ziegler '56

2002: 
William R. Martin '76
Barbara G. Watts '78

2001:
Marianna Brown Bettman '77
Doloris F. Learmonth '78

2000: 
Fay Danner Dupuis '69
Milton J. Schloss, Sr. '37

1999: 
Prof. Kenneth L. Aplin '59
Hon. Thomas C. Nurre '57

1998: 
Hon. Donald C. Wintersheimer '59
Prof. Robert L. Felix '59

1997: 
Hon. John D. Holschuh '51
Hon. Raymond E. Shannon '48

President: Patrick Hayes '08

Vice President: Brandon Craig '09

Secretary: John Treleven ‘07

Immediate Past President: Kevin Tidd '06

Treasurer: Meredith Hughes '14

 

Members

Carol Friel '80

Jesse L. Jenike-Godshalk '11

W. Kelly Johnson ‘86

Jennifer Johnson ‘11

Sarah Sparks Herron '08

Scott A. Kane '97

Kenley MacLeod ‘14

Jacob Mahle '06

Theresa L. Nelson '00

Maggie Nestheide ‘11

Danyel Rickman ‘15

Sarah Sanderson ‘11

Marc J. Scheineson '80

Rogena Stargel '82

Daniel Startsman, III '07

Nicholas Temeles '13

Cincinnati Law welcomes the advice, support and guidance of its distinguished Board of Visitors. The board meets several times during the year to discuss the law school’s future, receive updates on programs, and more.

Below is the list of Board of Visitors members.

Maj. Gen. John D. Altenburg, Jr.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Mr. Martin R. Baach
Lewis and Baach PLLC

Mr. C. Francis Barrett
Barrett & Weber

The Hon. Michael R. Barrett
U.S. District Court

Mr. Daniel J. Buckley
Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease

Mr. Daniel P. Carmichael

Mr. Christopher P. Chapman
Access Group, Inc.

Mr. Michael L. Cioffi
Blank Rome LLP

Mr. Douglas R. Dennis
Frost Brown Todd LLC

Ms. Fay D. Dupuis

Mrs. Marianne Emmert

Mr. Stephen P. Ewald
Medpace

Mr. Louis F. Gilligan
Keating, Muething & Klekamp

The Hon. Robert H. Gorman

Mr. Paul W. Heldman

Mr. James B. Helmer, Jr. 
Helmer, Martins, Rice & Popham Co., LPA

Ms. Kathryn A. Hollister
Deloitte & Touche

Mr. John D. Holschuh, Jr. 
Santen & Hughes

Ms. Barbara J. Howard 
Howard & Bodnar Company, LPA

Mr. Ronald G. Joseph 
Columbia Development

Mr. David P. Kamp 
White, Getgey & Meyer

Mr. Scott A. Kane 
Squire Patton Boggs

Mr. James C. Kennedy

Mr. Nathaniel Lampley, Jr. 
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Ms. Doloris F. Learmonth 
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Mr. Robert D. Lewis, Jr. 
The Lawrence Firm

Ms. Deborah R. Lydon 
Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP

Ms. Jean Geoppinger McCoy 
White, Getgey & Meyer Co., L.P.A.

Mr. Jeffrey A. McKenzie 
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

Hon. Beth A. Myers 
Court of Common Pleas

Ms. Melany S. Newby

Ms. Jill T. O'Shea 
Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC

Mr. Ken Patel 
The Procter & Gamble Company

Mr. Robert E. Richardson, Jr 
National LECET

Ms. Rachael A. Rowe 
Keating, Muething & Klekamp

Ms. Martha Cutright Sarra 
The Kroger Company

Mr. Victor E. Schwartz 
Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP

Mr. William J. Seitz III 
Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP

Mr. Alan L. Siff

Ms. Patricia Mann Smitson 
American Red Cross

Mr. Mark G. Stall 
Cedar Electronics Holding Corporation

Mr. J. Shane Starkey
Thompson Hine

Mr. Daniel B. Startsman III 
Clermont County Public Defender's Office

Ms. Elizabeth A. Stautberg 
Children's Hospital Medical Center

Mr. David C. Stimson 
Nixon Peabody

Mr. John S. Stith 
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP

Mr. Anthony Y. Strike 
Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office

Ms. Carolyn Taggart 
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP

Mr. Kenneth Van Winkle, Jr. 
Lewis and Roca LLP

Mr. Mark A. Vander Laan 
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Mr. Dennis R. Vaughan, Jr.

Mr. David J. Willbrand 
Thompson Hine

Mr. John P. Williams, Jr.

The Hon. Donald C. Wintersheimer

Dr. Frank Woodside III 
Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP

Ms. Susan B. Zaunbrecher
Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP

Mr. Will Ziegler 
Ziegler & Schneider

The Order of the Coif is a honorary scholastic society to encourage excellence in legal education. This honor recognizes law students who have attained a high grade of scholarship, as well as those who as lawyers, judges and teachers attained high distinction for their scholarly or professional accomplishments.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

Class of 2017

  • Andrea L. Brown
  • Ariel N. Guggisberg
  • Elizabeth A. Newman
  • Brett Steven Niehauser
  • Stephanie M. Scott
  • Melena S. Siebert
  • Brice Colby Smallwood

Cincinnati Law Alumni Association Annual Events

For a full list of upcoming Alumni Events, click here.

UC Law Alumni Association CLE and Annual Meeting

Each fall, on the first Friday of November, the association sponsors a CLE at its annual meeting. This event offers 4 hours of CLE credit, and you’ll have the opportunity to hear from alumni, current Cincinnati Law Professors, and other local attorneys.

Tailgates

The UCLAA hosts a tailgate at every home football game at spot #59. Feel free to stop by!

Spring Social

Every March, connect with fellow Cincinnati Law alumni and the UCLAA Board for a Happy Hour.  The location and date varies for this event.

Summer Social

Every August, connect with fellow Cincinnati Law alumni and the UCLAA Board for a Happy Hour.  The location and date varies for this event.

Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon

The UC Law Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award has been honoring outstanding law alumni since 1980. This award is presented annually at the Spring Distinguished Alumni Luncheon, which takes place in May. The recipients inspire all of us to make a difference in our chosen path. Nominations are now open for the Distinguished Alumni Award. Please fill out the nomination form and include a short statement of the nominee's qualifications to receive the award. If you have questions, contact 513-556-0244.