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Bradley J. Chauvin ’87 (marketing), J.D. ’90, was named partner with Couch, Conville & Blitt, L.L.C., a multi-state law firm based in New Orleans, La. (bio page)


Paul O. Dicharry ’69 (political science), J.D. ’81, Baton Rouge, La., of Taylor Porter, was named Baton Rouge Litigation – Environmental “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers.

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Peter H. Morris, J.D. ’11, New Orleans, La., published two articles this winter. The first is “Monumental Seascape Modification Under the Antiquities Act,” published in Environmental Law. The second is “Recommitting to Regulation of the Consumer Credit Lending Industry,” published in the Dartmouth Law Journal.

 Gina Trippi, J.D. ’80, Washington, D.C., started a wine business, Vegan Sommelier (

Alison McCrary, J.D. '10, lawyer and religious sister with the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph was listed in The National Catholic Reporter, an independent, lay-led Catholic newspaper, as one of the “12 women making a difference.”  A list identifying 12 American Catholic women under the age of 40 whose work will impact the church was published in an article as part of NCR’s Women Today special section in the July 6-19, 2012, issue.  

The Hon. Joseph Anthony LaHaye, J.D. ’52, retired 27th judicial district judge, and his wife, Nettie Blanchard LaHaye, Leonville, La., were awarded the Bishop’s Medal during a ceremony at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Leonville. In addition to their service to the church, the couple raised six children over the course of their 60-year marriage.

Marc L. Roark, J.D. ’02, accepted the position of associate professor and director of the Office of Academic Achievement at the new Savannah Law School in Savannah, Ga. His previous appointments include the University of La Verne, University of Missouri-Columbia, and University of Tulsa.

Harris Kline, J.D. ’79, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Harris is a mobilization assistant to command staff judge advocate assigned to the Headquarters, Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He has served in the military for 28 years.

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John P. Griffith, J.D. ’94, managing partner of Smith & Griffith, L.L.P., in Anderson, S.C., was named to the South Carolina Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in South Carolina for 2012. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. John concentrates his practice in representing injured employees in Workers Compensation claims. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Frank Liantonio, J.D. ’88, Kenner, La., Adams and Reese partner, was re-elected president of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure New Orleans affiliate. He will serve a two-year term from April 2012 to March 2014. This is Frank’s second two-year term after originally being named president in 2010.


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