Duquesne University School of Law

Alumni in the News

May 2017

John R. "Jack" McGinley, Jr., L'68, has been named the next chairman of the Duquesne University Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2017.

Richard Heiser, L'01, and the FedEx Ground Package System in-house legal department, were recipients of the 2017 In-House Counsel Award from Pittsburgh Business Times.

Robert J. Koch, L'92, David M. Hoff, L'91, Donald R. Palladino, L'99 and the Covestro's legal department were recipients of the 2017 In-House Counsel Award from Pittsburgh Business Times.

April 2017

Nicole D. Slone, L'05, was awarded the Gideon Award, the highest honor of the Public Defender Association of Pennsylvania. The award is presented to someone who has significantly improved, promoted, elevated or otherwise benefited indigent defense in Pennsylvania. 

March 2017

Nicholas Bell, L'09, and, James D. Miller, L'08, were selected as two of the 2017 Lawyers on the Fast Track by The Legal Intelligencer.

David A. Petersen, L'76, has been nominated as President-Elect of the National Academy of Arbitrators and is scheduled to become President at the NAA's 2018 annual meeting.

Joseph R. Williams, L'09, received the ACBA Young Lawyers Division's 2017 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.

February 2017

Judith E. Wilson, L'78, was awarded the 2017 Excellence Award by the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network on March 28, 2017 as a champion for equal access to justice.

Tyra Oliver, L'05, was awarded the 2017 HSBD Young Leader Award for her service and contribution to HSBD and the ACBA at the Allegheny County Bar Homer S. Brown Division's 13th Annual Black History Month Celebration on February 28, 2017.

Thomas Kline L'85, was awarded the 2017 Judge Learned Hand Award by AJC Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey for his devotion to philanthopy.