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Hastings Alumni Mag-Spring 2013

A Colorful Life Will Richmond ’68 (pictured at right) writes: “Following 30-plus years as a prosecutor, including 17 as the elected DA in two California counties and a short stay in the U.S. Attorneys Office, peppered with two stints as a partner and associate in private practice, I’ve successfully changed course. My expanded career now includes  a lost  election  for the bench and termination as an assistant district attorney. This has opened the door to relief from financial bondage, by the consequent foreclosure of my home and loss of legal recourse for wrongful termination. The future continues to brighten as the injections of a chicken-comb substance have delayed knee replacements until next year, when my pacemaker and { class notes } my glass eye will also be replaced. I will forward my new address in the Bahamas, where my numbered account resides, when I have completed my studies in all forms of mobility. Greetings to all classmates, particularly those in my section whose names begin with P, Q, R, and S, who tolerated my unlaundered sport coat for three years.” I have handled everything from traffic charges to death penalty murder cases, along with all manner of civil, probate, criminal, and juvenile work. I am married to Lana Scheuler, who is a retired probation officer. I have two daughters: Kelly, who is an executive with Williams Sonoma, and Rebecca, who manages three-year term on the board of directors for the Defense Research Institute, the largest international association of attorneys defending the interests of businesses and individuals in civil litigation. / Donald Miles was reappointed to the State Bar Court of California, where he has served since 2007. ’73 / Congratulations to Ellen Chaitin for 20 years on the San Francisco Superior Court bench. / Peter Swisher recently coauthored Principles of Insurance Law, 4th edition, 2011, and Family Law: Cases, Materials, and Problems, 3rd edition, 2012, both from LexisNexis. He continues to teach torts, family law, and insurance law courses at the University of Richmond Law School. / Steve Meyers, a principal with Meyers Nave, was named a Top 25 Municipal Lawyer in California for 2012 by the Daily Journal. The list honors lawyers who have accomplished notable achievements in the practice of municipal and public law in California. / Richard Scheuler writes: “After graduation from Hastings, I took up a general practice in Red Bluff, California. I did contract public defense for about five years. My practice developed into an emphasis on business, contract, and real property law, with attendant litigation as required. It is a small county, and I also practiced in family law and other disciplines. I was elected to the bench 12 years ago and currently serve as the judge of Department 1 and the court presiding judge. Tehama is a small county; all judges do all law. Hence, Steve Meyers ‘73 Jack McCowan ‘74 50 spring 2013


Hastings Alumni Mag-Spring 2013
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