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Notable Alumni

U.S. Representatives:


Federal Judges:

Judge Girard E. Kalbfleisch, U.S. Dist. Ct. N.Dist. OH.

Judge Richard L. Speer, U.S. Bankr. Ct, N.Dist. OH.

Judge Gregory L. Frost, U.S. Dist. Ct. S.Dist. OH

Judge Jessica Price Smith, U.S. Bankr. Ct, N.Dist. OH



David C. Meck, Sr. (founded John Marshall Law School in Cleveland, originally affiliated with Ohio Northern, now affiliated with Cleveland State)

David Hanson, Chief Financial Office, Phillips Exeter Academy

Fowler V. Harper, Professor, Yale Law School

William T. Mawer, II, Professor, Legal Studies Department, Southeastern Oklahoma State University


Attorney Generals: 

William J. Brown, youngest Attorney General in Ohio

Michael DeWine, Ohio Attorney General; U.S. Senate, Ohio


U.S. Senators:

Simeon Davison Fess, OH, 1889, Years Served: 1920's

Frank Bartlett Willis, OH, 1893, Years Served: 1920's

John Marshall Robsion, U.S. Senate, Kentucky

Arthur Raymond Robinson, U.S. Senate, Indiana


Supreme Court of Ohio:

Edward Shiloh Matthias, Justice, Supreme Court of Ohio; longest serving justice

Robert R. Cupp, former Justice, Supreme Court of Ohio; Judge, Ohio Court of Appeals, 3rd Appellate District; State Senate, Ohio

Reuben M. Wanamaker, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Ohio


U.S. Attorney:

Michael Crites, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio (served 1986-1993)


State Senators: 

Jane Earll, Pennsylvania State Senator for the 94th District (served 1997-2013)

James V. Espaldon, Guam (served 2007-2011)


State Representatives:

Danny R. Bubp, Ohio House of Representatives, 88th District (served 2004-2012)

Mark Okey, Ohio House of Representatives, 61st District (served 2007-2013)


State Attorney:

Scott Rolle, Frederick County State's Attorney, MD (served 1995-2007)

Additional Prominent Alumni: 

Anthony J. Celebrezze, State Senate, Ohio; Mayor, Cleveland; U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare

Jay P. Taggart, Dean, Namesake of Taggart Law Library

Earle B. Tilton, Namesake of Tilton Hall of Law

Lenora (Lena) B. Wilcox Maxon, First Female ONU Law Graduate

Laurence Neal Woodworth, Chief of Staff of the Joint Committee, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy

Aaron S. Watkins, Prohibition Party Candidate for President and Vice-President (I don't know if he earned his degree from the law department) 


Additional Successful Alumni:

Heather M. Barnes, Partner, Brouse McDowell

Gregory S. Berman, Partner, Wyatt, Tarrant, & Combs, LLP
Benjamin Brafman, Attorney, New York, NY

Robert E. Brosky (1943-2011), retired President & Chief Executive Office, First Federal Savings of Lorain

Thomas W. Cranmer, Principal, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group Co-Leader

Kelly Savage Day, Special Counsel, Sedgwick Law

Charles A. De Monaco, Partner, Fox Rotschild, LLP

Harry A. Dorian, Jr., Managing Shareholder, Dorian, Goldstein, Wisniewski & Orchinik, PC

John W. Draskovic, Partner, MacDonald Illig

Mitchell Falber, General Counsel & Senior Executive Vice President, ABC Carpet & Home

Gregory S. Fehribach, Of Counsel, Coninger, Tuohy, & Bailey, LLP

Richard H. Ferro, Assistant Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Criminal Justice Section, State of Colorado

Neil F. Freund, Partner, Freund, Freeze & Arnold

Susan F. Garwood, Partner, Venable, LLP

John H. Genovese, Partner, Genovese, Joblove & Battista

Laurel C. Gillespie, TRICARE Management Activity, Defense Legal Services Agency, Department of Defence, U.S. Government

W. Michael Gradisek, Partner, Duane Morris

Neill Hamilton, Assistant Deputy Public Defender, New Jersey Public Defender's Office

Kevin E. Hexstall, Shareholder, Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin

Patricia S. Hofstra, Partner, Duane Morris 

Donald W. Hughes, Partner, Squire Sanders

Paula B. Mays, Trademark Attorney formerly with the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Michael P. McCormick, Partner, Hanlon, Estadt, McCormick & Schramm Co., LPA

Jay K. Reisinger, Partner, Farrell & Reisinger, LLC

Robert S. Ryan, Partner, Wyatt, Tarrant, & Combs, LLP - President, ONU Law Alumni Association Board

Christopher J. Sedmak, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Parag Shah, Partner, Shah Law Firm
Jerry Skinner, Aviation Attorney, ONU Law Alumni Association Board Past President

Daniel J. Sullenbarger, Vice President Corporate Compliance & Ethics, Marathon Oil Company

Susan A. Wetzel, Partner, Haynes Boone



Warren Ballentine, Motivational Speaker and Talk Show Host