Twenty 2006 graduates selected for membership in the Order of the Coif

Oct 9, 2006

 

Don Hall, president of the Vanderbilt Law School Chapter of the Order of the Coif, has announced that 20 graduates of the Class of 2006 have been selected for membership in the prestigious national organization. Members are selected by faculty approval and represent the top 10% of the class. New members, listed below with their undergraduate degrees, hometowns and current employers, include:

  • Michael D. Burgoyne (B.A., Brigham Young) of Los Angeles, CA. Associate with Jones Day in Dallas.
  • Meredith Ashley Capps (B.A., George Washington) of Columbia , MD. Now an associate with Hogan & Hartson in Washington, D.C.
  • John Christopher Champion (B.S., Louisiana State University) of Baton Rouge, LA. Now serving as a clerk for The Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Nashville.
  • Jayson Christopher Criddle (A.B., Dartmouth) of Fruit Heights, UT. Now an attorney in the Sumner County District Attorney’s Office in Gallatin, TN.
  • Irene Virginia Doster (B.A., University of Tennessee- Knoxville) of Crossville, TN. Now an associate with Boult, Cummings, Connors & Berry, Nashville.
  • Robert Franklyn Dugas (B.S., M.S., Yale), Mayfield Heights, OH. Now serving as a clerk for The Honorable Ronald L. Gilman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Memphis.
  • Brian Jason Fleming (A.B., Dartmouth) of Cranston, RI. Now an associate with Williams & Connolly, Washington, D.C.
  • Allison Michelle Gruenwald (B.A., Washington and Lee) of Baton Rouge, LA. Now serving as a clerk for The Honorable Sidney Fitzwater, U.S. District Court, ND, of Texas in Dallas.
  • Jessica L. McHugh Halbert (B.A., Vanderbilt) of Media, PA. Now an associate with Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C.
  • Kevin Wade Mausert (B.S., M.Acc., Florida) of Lynn Haven, FL. Now an associate with Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago.
  • Kyle Vernon Miller (B.A., Southern Mississippi), New Orleans, LA – Clerk, The Honorable A. Joe Fish, U.S. District Court, ND, of Texas, Dallas
  • Jennifer E. Novoselsky (B.A., Tufts) of Pleasant Prairie, WI. Now an associate with Sidley, Brown, Austin & Wood in Chicago.
  • Stephen Joseph Obermeier (A.B., Princeton) of Allison Park, PA. Now serving as a clerk with The Honorable Karen L. Washington, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Washington, D.C.
  • Matthew Henschen O’Brien (B.S., Ohio State) of Worthington, OH. Now an associate with Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago.
  • Richard Scott Owen, Jr. (B.A., B.S. in M.E., University of Texas-Austin) in Houston, TX. Now an associate with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in Los Angeles.
  • Robert Anthony Peal (B.S., United States Naval Academy) of Tampa, FL. Now serving with the U.S. Marine Corps.
  • Robin Hart Smith (B.A., Vanderbilt) of Senatobia, MS. Now serving as a clerk with The Honorable Irma Gonzalez, U.S. District court, SD, of California, San Diego.
  • Charles Pendleton Trumbull (A.B., Dartmouth) of Morgantown, WV. Now serving as a clerk, The Honorable M. Blane Michael, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Charleston, WVA.
  • Jonathan Haston Wardle (B.A., Brigham Young) of Provo, UT. Now an associate with Neal & Harwell in Nashville.
  • Andrew Archer Warth (B.A., Northwestern) of Brookline, MA. Now an associate with Jones Day in Dallas.

General News