Alumni Profile

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.”
Alumni Q&A with Josh Passman '08
Published: 1/5/2016

An interview with Josh Passman '08 on life after law school.
Hon. Allen Webster ‘71 honored by the American Bar Association
Published: 9/18/2015

The Southwestern community congratulates Judge Allen Webster ‘71 of the Los Angeles Superior Court, who has been selected by the American Bar Association for the 2015 Making a Difference through Service to the Profession Award. He will be honored on September 25 in Boston. The Difference Makers Awards Program recognizes extraordinary members of the bench and bar who “make a difference” by breaking down barriers for women, people of color, people with disabilities and regardless of sexual orientation, and whose dedication has made a difference to the profession or the community.
Southern California Rising Stars 2015
Published: 8/24/2015

Southwestern alumni were prominently listed among the attorneys recognized in the 2015 Southern California 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.

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