Alumni Profile

Super Lawyers 2017
Published: 2/6/2017

Southwestern alumni were prominently listed among the attorneys recognized in the 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers Magazine. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Peter Riebling establishes Riebling IP, PLLC
Published: 1/25/2017

Southwestern congratulates Peter Riebling '92 on his new law firm, Riebling IP, PLLC. He is joined at the firm by fellow Southwestern alumnus, Ted Phlegar ’92 (SCALE).
Game Changer: Brian Panish on his life in and out of the courtroom
Published: 1/24/2017

Brian J. Panish '84, a top trial attorney and prominent Southwestern alumnus, was recently featured as "The L.A. Irish lawyer who is among most successful in America," posted on Irish Central. The article discusses everything from Mr. Panish' days as a high school and college football player to his career as a successful trial attorney who has obtained record-setting verdicts for his clients.
Super Lawyers- Rising Stars 2016
Published: 7/7/2016

Southwestern alumni were prominently listed among the attorneys recognized in the 2016 Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers Magazine. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Rising Stars list is developed using the same patented multiphase selection process used for the Super Lawyers list except, to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.
Nicole Abboud '11 featured in ABA Journal
Published: 7/12/2016

Nicole Abboud ‘11, who hosts a blog and podcast site for millennial lawyers, was featured in the article, “'The Gen Why Lawyer' podcast explores unconventional career paths for young attorneys” in the July issue of ABA Journal.
Southern California Super Lawyers 2016
Published: 4/21/2016

Southwestern alumni were prominently listed among the attorneys recognized in the 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers Magazine. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Hon. Timothy M. Weiner '00 appointed Commissioner
Published: 3/14/2016

Southwestern congratulates the Hon. Timothy M. Weiner '00 on his recent appointment as Commissioner for the Los Angeles Superior Court, County of Los Angeles. Commissioner Weiner was sworn-in by fellow alumnus, the Hon. Scott Gordon '85.
Southwestern alum selected for prestigious federal judicial clerkship
Published: 3/22/2016

Andres Holguin-Flores ’15 knows from firsthand experience that a great externship opportunity can make a big difference. During his last semester of law school at Southwestern, he served as an extern for the Hon. Terry J. Hatter, Jr., Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Now, he is serving as a judicial clerk for the prominent judge..
Megan Craig '15 Wins American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence
Published: 2/10/2016

Megan Craig ’15, an associate at Bayer, Wishman & Leotta, has won a Medal of Excellence from the American Bankruptcy Institute in recognition of her outstanding performance in bankruptcy coursework. Vice Dean Anahid Gharakhanian and Adjunct Professor Edward Wolkowitz, who teaches bankruptcy at Southwestern, nominated Craig for the award.
Practice Spotlight on Medical Malpractice Attorney Linda Star '80
Published: 2/9/2016

Linda Star considers herself fortunate to have gotten an early start in trial work while having the chance to collaborate with and learn from luminaries in the field. The summer after her first year at Southwestern, she clerked for the firm of Hillsinger & Costanzo. The experience was so terrific that she worked there throughout law school and stayed at the firm for 22 years of her career, calling that job the “best thing I ever lucked into in my life.”

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