D. Wilkins, '07, age 44, of Battle
Creek, died Saturday July 2, 2011 at her
is survived by her husband Dennis C. Wilkins,
sons; Daniel O. Wilkins and Dillon J. Wilkins, all
of Battle Creek, a sister; Dana (Bradley) Kraker
of Grand Haven, her parents, Adam "Butch" and
Joann Youngman of Grand Haven,and many loving
nieces and nephews.
full Obituary is linked here.
Please visit Danette's memorial webpage for more
Potts, '05, and his wife Maria celebrated
the birth of their sixth child, Charlotte Meara,
on March 28, 2011. Mr. Potts
practices civil litigation with Kopka, Pinkus,
Dolin & Eads in South Bend, Indiana.
|Brian Potts '05 and family
Promotions and News:
James D. Fox,
'03, has been named to the prestigious
list of Florida Super
Rising Stars for three
years (2009-2011). Mr.
Fox is an associate of the firm
Roetzel & Andress in Naples, Florida where he
focuses his practice on matters involving
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P. Jorissen, '07, has joined Butzel Long
as an associate in the firm's Bloomfield Hills
to joining Butzel Long, Ms. Jorissen served
internships and clerkships with the Michigan
Children's Law Center, the Wayne County
Prosecutor's Juvenile Division, and the Department
of Homeland Security. She also was a Legal
Advocate at a local domestic violence shelter,
where she accompanied and represented domestic
violence survivors in court
Jorissen earned her BA from the
University of Dallas.
husband, Jonathan F. Jorissen, '07, is also
an associate with Butzel Long in Bloomfield Hills.
He concentrates his practice primarily in areas of
in 1854, Butzel Long is a leading law firm with
offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and
Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, and
Washington, D.C., as well as Alliance offices in
Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The
firm is also a member of the Washington D.C. law
firm, Butzel Long Tighe Patton. Butzel Long
represents clients from diverse industries on
regional, national, and multi-national levels and
is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of
160 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long
Before 7th Circuit
Beverly M. Griffor, '07,
scored an important win for her
clients, a Chicago-area bridal shoppe, before the
7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Her
colleague, John O'Brien, '07, had
successfully defended against the action in
federal district court and aided in upholding his
victory on appeal.
more about Ms. Griffor, her
cases, and her firm here.
AMSL classmmates, Jason R. Lee,
'05, and JungJin (J.J.) Lee,
'05, are partners and co-founders of Lee,
Lee & Associates, P.C. in Ann Arbor Michigan.
Since opening in 2008, the boutique firm has
concentrated its efforts on Trademark Law.
Jason graduated with High
Distinction from the University of Michigan with a
BA in Political Science and J.J.
graduated from the University of California Los
Angeles with a BA in Psychology. For more
information, visit http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001eQAh13TGk3L-O2RvdFGhk2NJDzwsMUPN4sk99O3jpWf1OpTFG5a624mMGutVRxrYuYCD-_gyOp6FviAqwN7mcHRlCSxeE-WR0a7k4kcgudQ=.
Labor Issues Spark Testimony Before
1, Vincent Vernuccio, '07,
testified before a Congressional House Oversight
Committee on official time in the federal
Vernuccio is labor policy counsel at
the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a
Washington, D.C. area thinktank. He has also
made several important media appearances in recent
months on labor issues. Profile and Links
|Vincent Vernuccio on SEIU
Organizing Tactics Manual
Profiles Talented Bluegrass Musician
JAG Officer, Lt. William
Bloomfield, '04, seen here out of
uniform. He was profiled recently in the
Northwest Navigator, a publication of the U.S.
Navy. Full Article
Starkus III, '05, joined the firm Fish
& Richardson in its Dallas litigation
to joining the firm, Mr. Starkus
worked as an associate in the Washington, D.C.,
office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
LLP. He also served as a law clerk to the Hon.
James L. Ryan in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Sixth Circuit in Detroit. Mr. Starkus graduated
summa cum laude and first in his class at
AMSL and earned his undergraduate degree in
philosophy from Christendom College in 2001.
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from Graduation and Baccalaurate Mass
Tomaino, Karen Mann, Jennifer Rowan, Brett
Duah-Boakye (left to right)
Grewe, Nicole DeAnda, Katherine Budz, Cheryl
LeDoux, Rebecca Rambo, and Stephanie
Rev. Joseph Isanga offering a congratulatory
|Chris Miller, Tamara Riadi,
Nicole Cecchini, Sean Flynn, and John Shea (left
to right) |
|Nicole DeAnola, Cheryl
LeDoux, Katherine Budz, and Rebecca Sanchez
(left to right) |
Christine Kaelin, Tamara Riadi (left to right)
for Graduates Taking Bar
join me and the entire Ave Maria School of Law
Community as we pray for our graduates taking
bar examinations next week.
God, the giver of wisdom, without whose help
resolutions are vain; without whose blessing study
is ineffectual, enable me, if it be thy will, to
attain such knowledge as may qualify me to direct
the doubtful, and instruct the ignorant, to
prevent wrongs, and terminate contentions; and
grant that I may use that knowledge which I shall
attain, to thy glory and my own salvation, for
Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.