Category: Law

school of law alumni included in note

Charles F. Modzelewski ’13 (CLAS) ’16 (Law)

Charles F. Modzelewski ’13 (CLAS) ’16 (Law) has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Hartford Performs, an organization that brings visiting artists into Hartford Public Schools to teach curriculum in creative new ways.

Eric King ’10 JD and Amber (Doucette) King ’07 (CLAS), ’10 JD

Eric King ’10 JD & his wife Amber (Doucette) King ’07 (CLAS), ’10 JD, welcomed their son, Noah Everest King, into the world on May 7, 2018.  The couple married in 2016, lives in West Hartford, CT and are both attorneys in the greater Hartford area.

Stephen Napier ’06 (CLAS), ’09 JD

Stephen Napier ’06 (CLAS), ’09 JD was recently elected to partnership at Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara, LLC, with offices in Greenwich, Conn., New Canaan, Conn. and New York, N.Y.

Christie D. Jean ’11 (CLAS), ’14 JD

Christie D. Jean ’11 (CLAS), ’14 JD was elected to the Executive Board of the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association, an organization committed to enhancing the role and number of Black attorneys in Connecticut. Jean is also a lawyer at Robinson+Cole, a law firm with locations across the United States.

Eric Stockman ’90 (CLAS), ’94 JD

Eric Stockman ’90 (CLAS), ’94 JD recently founded the law firm of Stockman O’Connor PLLC. Eric has been named to Connecticut Magazine’s Superlawyer’s Edition consecutively from 2007 to 2017. Stockman O’Connor has 5 attorneys and offices in Southbury and Bridgeport, Conn.

Michael Nichols ’05 (CLAS), ’08 JD

Michael Nichols ’05 (CLAS), ’08 JD has been named the Executive Director of the Esplanade Association. The Esplanade Association is a private nonprofit dedicated to revitalizing and enhancing the Charles River Esplanade in Boston, Mass. Previously, Michael served as Chief of Staff at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in Boston, Mass.

Justin Theriault ’07 (CLAS), ’10 JD

Justin Theriault ’07 (CLAS), ’10 JD has been selected as a recipient of the “2017 New Leaders in the Law” award by The Connecticut Law Tribune. The winners have been chosen by outside nominations and internal review. The 2017 winners hail from law firms throughout the state of Connecticut. Mr. Theriault has been selected as a winner in the Employment Law category.

Magdalena B. Reyna ’72 (CLAS), ’82 JD

Magdalena B. Reyna ’72 (CLAS), ’82 JD is honored to announce her induction into the Immigrant Heritage Hall of Fame. The Immigrant Heritage Hall of Fame (IHHF) celebrates diverse ethnic heritage by honoring individuals and institutions, who exemplify the best of their immigrant heritage and have made outstanding contributions to the cultural, economic, and civic development of the state of Connecticut.

Stephanie C. Fox ’99 JD

Stephanie C. Fox ’99 JD has published 12 books under her imprint of QueenBeeEdit, through her editing and publishing service (see The work includes: a 3-novel dystopian series on human overpopulation and ecosystems collapse entitled Nae-Née; 2 allegorical studies, which look at the economic meltdown of 2008 in The Book of Thieves, and another on the legal, scientific, and political challenges surrounding honeybee colony collapse disorder in The Bear Guarding the Beehive; travelogues about Kuwait and Hawaiʻi; short stories, and, most recently, a children’s book about a cat in war-torn Kuwait who saved a group of soldiers from a bomb, entitled Scheherazade Cat – T\he Story of a War Hero.

Shana (Morales) Shea ’10 (CLAS) and Kenneth Shea ’12 (CLAS), ’15 JD

Shana (Morales) Shea ’10 (CLAS) and Kenneth Shea ’12 (CLAS), ’15 JD were married August 26, 2017 in Waterbury, Conn. Their officiant was Patrick Whalen ’11 (CLAS).