Three graduates of the UConn School of Law joined Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP. Jeffrey M. Beck ’22 will practice in multiple areas including employment, healthcare, and education, working out of the Waterbury office. Meghan F. Buckley ’22 joins the litigation practice, working out of New Haven. Daniel C. Chapple ’20 joins the real estate practice, working out of Stamford.
John Arthur Berman ’57 died on October 25, 2022. Berman, who served as the elected probate judge for the district of West Hartford from 1983 to 2002, co-founded the transitional halfway house organization now known as Community Solutions Inc. in 1961. Read his obituary.
Thomas Griffen ’80, who was a partner at Sweeney and Griffen in New Britain, died on September 6, 2022. Read his obituary.
John F. Stafstrom Jr. ’81 was honored by Lamdba Legal in recognition of his decades of work to advance LGBTQ+ equality in Connecticut and his years of service on the organization’s National Board of Directors. He was recognized at the annual Connecticut Cares event on October 2, 2022. Stafstrom is an attorney at the Bridgeport Office of Pullman & Comley LLC and recently finished a two-year term as chair of the national board of directors of Lambda Legal.
Two UConn Law graduates have joined Gfeller Laurie LLC as associates. Kendra K. McGuire and Kaylee Navarra, both members of the Class of 2022, will work out of the firm’s West Hartford office.
Kevin Michael Tighe ’96, a private practioner who previously was a partner with Lowd & Ludorf LLC and spent many years with Reid and Riege P.C. in Hartford, died on September 18, 2022. Read his obituary.
Elaine Elizabeth Webster Mrosek ’49, one of two women to graduate from UConn Law in 1949, died at the age of 96 on September 24, 2022. Read her obituary.
Gwaina D. Wauldon ’10 has joined Pullman & Comley LLC as an associate. She will work in the firm’s education law and labor employment practices, out of the Hartford office.
Daniel R. Barrack ’22 has joined Pullman & Comley LLC as an associate. He works out of the Hartford office.
Retired Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Lubbie Harper Jr. ’75 will moderate an event as part of the Constance Baker Motley Series on Racial Inequality, presented by the Connecticut Bar Association. The discussion, titled Disparate Outcomes in Criminal Court: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion, will be held virtually September 28.