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Alumni News 42 summer 20 1 3 1996 Kevin Adamson received the Lawyer of the Year Award from the State Bar of California’s Solo and Small Firm Section for his work on the Sacramento County Bar Association’s Indigent Defense Panel Committee. He is a principal in the Law Office of Kevin J. Adamson. | David Kauffman was appointed as the inspector general at the California Military Department by Gov. Jerry Brown. A lieutenant colonel, he has served with the California Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve for nearly 20 years, including tours of duty in Guantanamo Bay, Kosovo and Afghanistan. 1997 Michael Babikian was named president and CEO of Transamerica Brokerage, a distribution unit of Transamerica Life Insurance’s Los Angeles-based Life & Protection Division. He previously held the position of executive vice president and chief marketing officer for the division. | Devin Donahue was co-counsel for a plaintiff who won a $3.5 million FINRA arbitration award in a breach of promissory note, wrongful termination case. He is a partner in the Los Angeles firm of Palmer, Lombardi & Donahue LLP. | Jennifer Raphael Komsky won a bench defense verdict in a wrongful termination case in Los in a battle over water district rights. He is a partner at Young Wooldridge LLP in Bakersfield. 1994 Eugene Ashley has been appointed to the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce board of directors, where he will serve on the executive committee as legal counsel. A shareholder with Hopkins & Carley in San Jose, he focuses his practice on complex intellectual property, commercial disputes, construction and insurance-related issues. | Adam B. Eggers has been hired as senior program administrator at Forestdale, in Forest Hills, New York. | Christian Green won a 12-0 defense verdict in San Francisco Superior Court in a nine-day nursing home negligent care trial. He is an attorney with the Law Offices of Samuel B. Grader in Sacramento. | Cara O’Neill has opened the Law Offices of Cara O’Neill in Roseville. | Sandra Rowe has been named chief legal counsel for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. | Kelly Ryan has joined Wilke Fleury in an of counsel capacity. She will practice in the Sacramento firm’s health care group. 1995 Ingrid Evans was one of the 40 California attorneys selected as the 2012 Women Leaders in the Law by The Recorder legal Cristina Shea, ’95 newspaper. The founding partner of the Evans Law Firm in San Francisco, she is a certified life member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. | Port Parker has joined Radoslovich Krogh in Sacramento as a partner. A veteran malpractice and business litigator, he was the first equity partner of the legendary malpractice attorney Ed Freidberg in the firm of Freidberg & Parker LC. | Cristina Shea has been elected to partnership at Reed Smith in San Francisco. She is a member of the firm’s insurance recovery group. She focuses her practice on insurance coverage litigation for the top-20 global law firm, which represents many of the world’s largest companies in complex litigation and other highstakes disputes.


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