Class Agent Gary Thomas
Hon. Bruce C. Beal was appointed
resident circuit judge in Fulton County,
Ninth Judicial Court (GA) in September.
John Gilbert has been retired for a number of years and enjoys spending time
with his grandchildren and the development of his new hobby—woodworking.
Lawrence R. Hott of Florentine Films
is an Emmy award-winning and
Academy Award-nominated producer
and director of documentary films. He
is a member of the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences, Directors
Guild of America, Producers Guild of
America, and a board member of the
Maine Media Workshops. In 2015 he
won a Fulbright grant to teach film in
Mary Hurley was sworn in as a
member of the Massachusetts
Governor’s Council. She spent 19 years
on the bench as a district court trial
justice and was a two-term mayor of
Recently opening a law practice in
Danielson, CT, Hon. James Kelley was
also reappointed to an additional term
as Magistrate for the Connecticut
Probate Court System.
Hon. Francis Leddy II was reappointed
as the Municipal Court Judge in
Emerson and Franklin Lakes, NJ Courts
and was appointed as the Municipal
Court Judge in both Englewood Cliffs
and Englewood, NJ.
John Mayotte Jr. was elected to the
United States Tennis Association New
England Hall of Fame in June, 2016.
John played tennis in college and
then professionally before starting
law school. He still plays in the senior
circuit and lives in Clarksville, MD. He
is the corporate director with Hospitality
Partners in Washington, DC.
Hon. James Pagones was appointed
to serve as a member of the New York
Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics
In addition to his small private practice
representing clients who have business
before the Connecticut Department of
Public Health, Stanley Peck owns an
antique lighting business, Old Lights
On, in Farmington, MA.
Class Agent Marty Martin
Richard “Rick” Bailine lives in Great
Falls, VA, and is now fully retired after
spending the majority of his career
with KPMG National Tax Office, where
he most recently worked as the senior
corporate tax partner.
Hyman Darling has been elected president of the National Academy of Elder
Law Attorneys. He is an adjunct faculty
member of our LLM program, and chair
of the Estate Planning and Elder Law
Department at Bacon Wilson, P.C.
Richard Isacoff is in limited practice
in Pittsfield, MA, and is back in
Financial Services, licensed as an RR
and IAR (series 7 & 66).
Lynn Lowe (Ellis) plans to retire this
year from her practice, Ellis & Ellis.
She remarried two years ago and enjoys
playing “at” bridge.
Gary M. Schildhorn still enjoys
his practice as a partner in Eckert
Seamans. He works with commercial
transactional law, represents banks
in front end and distressed lending,
handles real estate transactions, and
tries commercial cases. He and his wife
travel extensively and recently visited
Wanted: Class Agent
The Honorable Dennis Kehoe of
New Jersey will retire from the bench
Class Agent: Hon. William O’Grady
Michael Georgetti is semi-retired, but
continues to serve part-time for the
State of Connecticut Judicial Department as counsel to the New Haven
Grievance Panel. He and his wife live
part of the year in Italy and have two
Steve Hill is now retired and living in
Alabama, but still likes to get back to
Vermont a couple of times a year to
visit his children and go skiing.
Elizabeth Scheibel was appointed in
December to the Board of Trustees for
the University of Massachusetts system.
Wanted: Class Agent
Steven A. Bolton was appointed
the chief legal officer for the city of
FitzGerald Morris Baker First, P.C. of
Glen Falls, NY, announced the addition
of James D. Horwitz as counsel. His
practice is focused on healthcare law.
Mark Hosken received the 2016
Charles F. Crimi Award from the
Monroe County Bar Association (N Y).
The award was given in recognition
of his fearless and unselfish dedication to the principle that the poor and
disadvantaged are entitled to equal
treatment under the law. Mark is the
Supervisory Assistant Federal Public
Defender in Rochester, N Y.
Brocade, an IP Services company,
appointed Phil O’Reilly as its new vice
president of federal sales. O’Reilly will
lead the Brocade sales and partner ecosystem that supports the U.S. Department of Defense, civilian agencies, and
After a 29-year career, James Williams
retired from Massachusetts Mutual Life
Insurance Company, where he was a
vice president and associate general
counsel in April. He and his wife now
live in the Florida Keys.
Class Agent Tina S. Page
Keith Hood is employed by the University of Connecticut in the Office of
Faculty and Staff Labor Relations.
As Managing Partner of Green Miles
Lipton, LLP, Roger Lipton oversaw the
expansion of the firm in Westfield, MA.
Leonard McCue III raced his vintage
British 1953 Nash Healey at the Schen-ley Park race in Pittsburg, PA. He won
his class for this race.
Jeffrey L. Morris Sr. retired from The
Hartford and is now self-employed as
an ARIAS certified arbitrator.
Richard M. Riccobono was appointed
to the Board of Directors of First Financial Northwest, Inc. in Seattle, WA.
Chris Ziogas was sworn in as a Connecticut state representative in January.
Wanted: Class Agent
Brian Haynes, with Bond, Schoeneck
and King of Syracuse, NY, was named
the 2017 Best Lawyers in America “
Lawyer of the Year” for his practice area.
Edward Whitesell retired after 31 years
with the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office (NY).
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