Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog. Information is gathered from newspaper articles, press releases, and alumni submissions. The blog is updated periodically and is a complement to the Class Notes section of The Record, which is published semi-annually.

If you would like an event added to or removed from the blog, or to report any inaccuracies, please email Alison Coppelman, Director, Alumni Relations, at acoppelman@uchicago.edu.

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September 18, 2009

Neal Millard, a 25-year resident of La Cañada and current candidate for LCUSD Governing Board, has retired from the international law firm of White & Case and launched a practice dedicated to education at Musick Peeler & Garrett.

September 18, 2009

Kalisha's practice focuses on employment litigation. Chorba received her law degree from the University of Chicago where she was the editor of The University of Chicago Legal Forum. She received a master's degree from the University of Washington and a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida where she graduated cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

September 4, 2009

The Jacksonville Bar Association recently honored Robert Gobelman with Honorary status for achieving 50 years of membership to the Florida Bar.

September 4, 2009

Best Lawyers® bases its listings on an exhaustive study of the legal profession in which attorneys nationwide are asked to rank the top practitioners in their specialties in their jurisdictions.  Because listings are based on the votes of other lawyers and cannot be solicited, inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a particular honor.

September 4, 2009

Best Lawyers® bases its listings on an exhaustive study of the legal profession in which attorneys nationwide are asked to rank the top practitioners in their specialties in their jurisdictions.  Because listings are based on the votes of other lawyers and cannot be solicited, inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a particular honor.

September 4, 2009

According to Best Lawyers, the designation honors outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional counterparts.

September 4, 2009

Based in Wilson Sonsini's Washington, D.C., office, Groobey will focus on project finance, corporate finance, and merger and acquisition transactions involving the energy and clean technology industries. In addition, he will work closely with the firm's government initiatives practice to help clients develop and execute their government-funding strategies.

September 4, 2009

Michael S. Kurtzon, an attorney with Dykema, has more than thirty years of experience in providing legal services to the real estate industry.  

September 4, 2009

Stephanie Blum will begin a new job with the Department of Homeland Security where she recently accepted a position in the agency's Office of General Counsel.

Stephanie earned a master's degree in homeland security in 2008 from the Naval Postgraduate School. She turned her thesis on the preventive detention of terrorists into a book published by Cambria Press in 2008.

September 4, 2009

Legally Nanny Founder Bob King '98 was named one of the Top Lawyers in Orange County, California, by OC Metro Magazine.

Bob specializes in household labor & employment and tax issues, and the magazine selected the attorneys based on their Avvo rankings.