Alumni in the News

2017 Pennsylvania Bar Admissions Ceremony

January 2018

Thomas M. Gribbin Jr., L'06, has been sworn in as deputy mayor of and councilman for Hammonton, New Jersey. This is Gribbin's fifth term as deputy mayor, making him the longest serving deputy mayor in Hammonton history. 

November 2017

Congratulations to our law alumni who won in the November 7th general election:

  • Katie Charlton L'08 -- first female district attorney of Armstrong County
  • Hon. Brandon Neuman L'09 -- Washington County Court of Common Pleas
  • Hon. David Spurgeon L'96 -- Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
  • Hon. Mary Murray L'96 -- Pennsylvania Superior Court
  • Matthew Ruzki L'13 -- mayor of Sharpsburg

Congratulations to our law alumni and faculty who were recipients of the 2017 ACBA Pro Bono Achievement Awards:

  • Professor Katherine Norton -- Lorraine M. Bittner Public Interest Attorney Award
  • Jennifer Fox Rabold L'81 -- Kathryn M. Kenyon Leadership Attorney Award
  • Dorothy Alke L'80 -- Jane F. Hepting Individual Attorney Award
  • Joseph Williams L'09 -- Young Lawyer Award

October 2017

John C. "Jack" McGinley, L'95, was awarded the Professionalism Award at the ACBA Civil Litigation Section's annual Lunch with the Judges on Oct. 19.

Matthew Mohn, L'05 , has been awarded the Pittsburgh Business Times Corporate Citizenship Award.

Sister Melanie Di Pietro, L'75, was presented the 2017 St. Thomas More Award following the 59th Annual Red Mass on October 18 in the Duquesne University Chapel.

Burns White, LLC announced its plans to fund an annual Burns White Diversity in the Law Scholarship for first-year, diverse law students at Duquesne University School of Law.

September 2017

Hon. Kim Berkeley Clark, L'83, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence, the highest honor bestowed to a state court judge by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). Judge Clark will be presented the award in November by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.

Patricia Dodge, L'82, has been awarded the Joseph F. Weis, Jr. Distinguised Service Award by the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County.