Jayhawks in the News | Sept. 28

Posted on Sep 28, 2018 in Alumni News and News

Jayhawks in the News

Find out what fellow Jayhawks are up to in our weekly edition of “In the News.” It’s like an online version of Class Notes. If you’ve seen Jayhawks in the news who should be featured, email us at share@kualumni.org.


Crowe & Dunlevy Attorney Named Chair of Texas Bar Antitrust and Business Litigation Section | Crowe & Dunlevy

Crowe & Dunlevy attorney Luke Wohlford has been named chair of the Texas Bar’s Antitrust and Business Litigation Section for a one-year term. In this role, Wohlford, c’06 l’09, will lead and organize professional development opportunities for member attorneys whose practices focus on antitrust or complex business litigation.
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McDonald retires as head of Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program | State of Kansas Office of Judicial Administration

Anne McDonald is retiring as executive director of the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program, created by the Kansas Supreme Court to help lawyers seek treatment for physical or mental illness, substance abuse, or emotional distress. McDonald, l’82, was named interim director of KALAP in 2009, then hired as its executive director. Her affiliation with the program, however, began in 2001 as a founding member of its board. “A privilege, a pleasure, and an honor sum up my feelings about the opportunity to serve as the KALAP executive director these last nine years,” she said.
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Best Lawyers in America 2019 Recognizes Dan Monnat and Trevor Riddle for Criminal Defense Practices | Monnat & Spurrier

Trevor Riddle was recognized for a second consecutive year in the area of Criminal Defense-General Practice. Riddle, l’05, has earned a statewide reputation for deftly handling scientific witnesses such as forensic laboratory technicians, doctors, biomechanical engineers and other expert witnesses in an array of important cases. He was the first attorney in Kansas to argue the admissibility of polygraph evidence under Kansas’ recently amended rules of evidence.
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Five Joseph, Hollander & Craft Attorneys Recognized in Multiple Practice Areas as Best Lawyers in America 2019; Two Receive “Lawyer of the Year” Honor | Joseph Hollander & Craft

Five attorneys from the Wichita, Topeka and Lawrence offices of Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC have been honored by the highly regarded Best Lawyers in America® – 2019 Edition, with two of them receiving “Lawyer of the Year” honors in their respective markets. This list includes Ross A. Hollander, l’76; Christopher M. Joseph, l’00; and Casey Y. Meek, c’05 l’09.
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The 2018 Ingram’s 250 | Ingram’s

46 KU alumni have been included in the 2018 “Ingram’s 250,” a compiled list of the most influential business executives in Kansas City, a market of nearly 3 million people.
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New throwing axe-perience comes to Mass Street | The University Daily Kansan

Blade & Timber Axe Throwing hopes to attract students to its recently-opened Lawrence outlet on 8th and Massachusetts Street with a business that combines axe-throwing and traditional retail. Co-founders and University alumni Matt Baysinger, c’09, and Ryan Henrich,’09, opened in Kansas City last year and plan to open more stores all across the country.
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KU alumni’s band reaches more than 200,000 Spotify plays | The University Daily Kansan

From late-night jam sessions to a Major League Baseball stadium, the members of Lawrence-born indie rock band Jean Claude and the Eclairs said they didn’t expect the success they’re seeing now. The band is made up of KU graduates Cooper Scott, j’18; Steve Seyfarth; Garrison Krotz, b’18; and Quinn Maetzold, c’18. “We kind of just wanted to play to play,” said Scott, lead singer of the band. “Then we realized that it’s a lot of fun just to play with your best friends and not really do anything else, but play with your bros.”
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The National Center Announces 2018 Native American 40 Under 40 Award Recipients | The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center) is pleased to announced its 2018 class of “Native American 40 Under 40” award recipients. Nominated by members of their communities, this prestigious award is bestowed to individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication and have made significant contributions in business and their community. Winners include Sharice Davids, ’06, and Jacob Wamego, l’14.
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