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for the U.S. District Court and was one of the original panelists in the San Francisco Bar Association Early Settlement Program. / Patrick Piggott writes: “I am in my seventh year as dean of Humphreys College, Laurence Drivon School of Law, in Stockton. My wife, Ingela, and I celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary in October, and our seventh grandchild was born in May.” ’68 Gerald Rein writes: “I am a semiretired country lawyer doing estate planning for farmers in the Eastern Washington Columbia Basin.” / Reunion Committee: Lawrence R. Alessio, Donald E. Bradley, Edward A. Melia, Guy Rounsaville Jr., William J. Weir. ’67 Michael Bradbury writes: “I spent almost 34 years in the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, the last 24 of which as the elected DA. Loved every second of the career and would have paid to do it! The next almost 10 years were spent at Weston- Benshoof/Alston & Bird in a land use and government advocacy practice. Not as interesting as trying death penalty cases but rewarding { class notes } been an adjunct professor at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law since 2002. He teaches bankruptcy law and has taught an advanced seminar course on Chapter 11 reorganizations. / After starting and continuing as a trial lawyer, Clyde Matsui changed his practice to primarily serving as a mediator. His career was featured several years ago in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. / Reunion Committee: Angelo J. Costanza, Thomas C. Fallgatter, Thomas E. Miller, Gary D. Samson, William B. Smith, John B. Weldon, Kristian D. Whitten. ’72 John P. Barrie was selected as a member of the NYU Institute on State and Local Taxation Top Appellate Lawyer San Francisco trial and appellate lawyer Guy O. Kornblum ’66 has been named a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Appellate Law. Guy has been AV Preeminent peer-review rated, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale Hubbell, since 1971. The second edition of his 2007 book, Negotiating and Settling Tort Cases: Getting to Settlement, was released earlier this year. Advisory Board. He is the co-author of “Appeals of Tax Decisions,” Chapter 18, in Eighth Circuit Appellate Practice Manual (2013). / Howard K. Watkins writes: “I was recently honored by members of the State Legislature and Fresno City Council for my extensive photographic documentation of life and history in Fresno for the past 40 years. My nearly 300,000 photographs will eventually be in an online archive through the library at Fresno State.” ’71 Craig Needham is a partner in Needham Kepner & Fish in San Jose. He was voted Trial Lawyer of the Year and received a lifetime achievement award from the local Trial Lawyers. He was awarded Mediator of the Year by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers. Craig represents injured persons and heirs in wrongful death cases. He is an avid cyclist and triathlete and completed the Bay to Breakers this year, his 44th in a row. ’70 John T. Nagel writes: “After 40-plus years of plaintiff and defense personal injury work, I have limited my practice to mediations and arbitrations, primarily in the Central Valley and Central Coast.” ’69 Judge Patrick Mahoney (ret.) has joined JAMS as a neutral, handling mediations and arbitrations. He also serves as special master and a discovery referee. He has served as an early neutral evaluator 46 FALL 2013


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