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Achievements

María Teresa González, J.D. '12, was recently elected president of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois. The group's chief goals are "...to promote high standards of intergroup, honor, competence among Hispanic attorneys…to promote legal education… and to foster understanding of and respect for the law."

Ms. González currently serves as a Cook County Assistant Public Defender. She recently addressed a new class of attorneys at a swearing-in ceremony at the James R. Thompson Center Assembly Hall. 

Roddrick Harrison, J.D. ’14, was featured in the New Orleans Times Picayune for his heroism. Harrison, a firefighter who also is currently clerking for Civil District Court Judge Regina Woods, saved two people from a burning building in the Marigny while off-duty. 

Reed M. Coleman, J.D. '11, has joined the firm of King, Krebs & Jurgens, PLLC as an associate in the New Orleans office. 

Cecelia Bonin, J.D. ’80, is the new head of the 16th Judicial District Public Defender’s Office. Following her graduation from Loyola, Ms. Bonin worked in private practice in New Iberia, LA. She has been with the Public Defender’s Office for two years.

The Shareholders of Liskow & Lewis recently elected Robert S. Angelico (J.D. '86) as the firm’s new President and Managing Partner.

Mr. Angelico succeeds R. Keith Jarrett who served in the position for the past six years. “Bobby has long been one of our most capable leaders,” said Mr. Jarrett. ”His election as President and Managing Partner insures that the firm is in skillful hands.”

Bryan Jeansonne, J.D. ’06, was elected chairman of the East Baton Rouge Parish Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. The board licenses and regulates all businesses serving alcohol in the parish. 

Bryan is a partner/attorney at Dore Jeansonne Law Firm in Baton Rouge, specializing in business transactions and litigation, and real estate transactions and litigation. While at Loyola, Bryan served as Honor Board Chief Justice and as a member of Delta Theta Phi, The Federalist Society, and The Real Estate Law Society. 

Lynsey R. Johnson, J.D. '14, has been named a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Madelyn M. O’Brien (J.D. '13) has joined Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC as an associate. She joined Herman, Herman & Katz in August 2012, assisting clients with their claims in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill MDL-2179 settlement program. At the beginning of 2013, Ms. O’Brien became a law clerk with Herman, Herman & Katz. She will practice in the areas of Personal Injury, Industrial Accidents, Offshore Maritime, Wrongful Death, 18 Wheeler Trucking, Class Actions, Commercial Litigation, and BP Oil Spill Litigation. 

Nicole M. Babb ’07 (communication), J.D. ’13, has been hired as an environmental and toxic tort attorney at King, Krebs & Jurgens in New Orleans.

While at Loyola, Nicole was a William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar, a Case Note/Comment Editor for Loyola Law Review, a Legal Research and Writing teaching assistant, and the Chair of Alumni Relations for the Student Bar Association.

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