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Alumni News has been appointed as a Family District Court master in Nevada. She is a principal in the Law Office of Casey Campbell PC in Reno. | Sal Gugino has joined Kolesar & Leatham in Las Vegas as a partner. A past president of the Clark County Bar Association and longtime principal in the Gugino Law Firm Chtd., he is a specialist in complex civil litigation and insurance defense. | Lorne Malkiewich has joined the public relations, lobbying firm of R&R Partners as director of public policy. | Chris Owens is the 2012 recipient of the William J. Raggio Award, which was presented in honor of his contributions to the justice system by the Nevada Advisory Council for Prosecuting Attorneys. He is a veteran Clark County assistant district attorney. 1982 Daniel Dooley was reappointed to the California State Board of Food and Agriculture by Gov. Jerry Brown. He is the senior vice president for external relations for the University of California system. | Janet Holmes won a defense verdict as co-counsel in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, in a case in which a plaintiff claimed professional negligence against a social worker. She is a senior counsel at the Contra Costa Office of County Counsel in Martinez. | Robert Jones has been named a shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak paci f i c l aw 37 1978 Denny Forland was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to a judgeship on the Butte County Superior Court on May 21, 2013. Forland has been a principal at the Law Office of Denny R. Forland in Chico since 1991, serving as a contract public defender for the county for more than two decades. | Richard Glasson was named the Judge of the Year by the Nevada Judges of Limited Jurisdiction. | Rick Meyer retired as the El Dorado County public defender after working nearly three decades in the office. He plans to work part time as a defense attorney in Alpine County. | Lawrence Schwartz has been appointed to the Miami- Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust. The former judge won election to Dade County Court in 1991 and later served on the state Circuit Court for 16 years until his retirement from the bench at the end of last year. | Bill Yeates was appointed by the Senate Rules Committee as a public member of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. A retired attorney, he also serves as a mediator for the Third Appellate District’s mediation program. | Robert Zimmerman negotiated a $2.5 million settlement in Sacramento Superior Court for a group of plaintiffs who were secretly taped by a prominent real estate magnate over a period of years when they visited his home. He is a senior partner in the Sacramento firm of Schuering, Zimmerman, Scully, Tweedy & Doyle LLP. 1979 Carol Mills retained her seat on the Fresno Unified School District board. She is a senior attorney with the Fifth District Court of Appeal. 1980 Lynn Dean established The Law Office of Dean & Watters, which specializes in estate planning and elder law. | Claire Priestley LeFlore was appointed chief counsel at the California Department of Parks and Recreation by Gov. Jerry Brown. She has been a deputy attorney at the California Department of Transportation since 2007. | Bob Litchfield has received the Martindale-Hubbard client distinction award, which is given to less than 4 percent of the attorneys listed in the national directory. The Auburn attorney is a part-time instructor of business law at Sierra College in Rocklin. 1981 Duffy Buchanan was co-counsel for a successful defense team in a Long Beach Superior Court wrongful death case involving a helicopter crash. A former U.S. Navy pilot, he is a specialist in aviation defense and complex litigation. | Casey Campbell


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