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Achievements

Tom Cortazzo ’84 (public administration and management), J.D. ’87, has been re-elected to a third term on the executive committee of Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer LLC in New Orleans.

Earl Campbell, J.D. ’97, an assistant U.S. attorney, volunteers monthly at the University Hospital in Shreveport, entertaining children in the pediatrics unit by performing magic tricks.

Campbell is Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division, Louisiana - Western District. 

 

Sophia Mire, J.D. '15, was honored with the 2015 Louisiana State Bar Association’s Law Student Pro Bono Award during a ceremony on May 19 at the Louisiana Supreme Court in New Orleans. 

The award is given annually in Louisiana to a student from an American Bar Association-accredited law school who has demonstrated dedication to providing legal services to the poor. Mire was nominated by Davida Finger, associate clinical professor in the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice. 

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. 

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.”

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.

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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