A. Robert Fischer passed away on Feb. 13, 2021, after fighting a long battle with cancer. He worked for Mobil Oil and then Day, Berry & Howard (now Day Pitney) in New York and Connecticut before joining Jackson Lewis, a nationwide workplace law firm, in 1993. Fischer practiced in Jackson Lewis’ Stamford, Connecticut office before returning to Austin in 2011 to help open the Jackson Lewis Austin office. He served on the boards of the ZACH Theatre, where he was general counsel for five years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline, and the UTEP Alumni Association, among others. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Central Texas Food Bank, American Cancer Society, the ZACH Theatre, or the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Class of 1983
Camille Milner was recently named the 2020 Gay G. Cox Recipient for Excellence in Collaborative Law. The award was announced at the Collaborative Law Conference in Austin and is normally presented at the State Bar’s Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar in August each year. Milner was given the award for her leadership role in Collaborative Divorce Texas and for her commitment to growing the collaborative movement.
The nationally prestigious legal guide Best Lawyers in America has recognized four attorneys from the Rogge Dunn Group in its 2021 edition, including firm founder R. Rogge Dunn, JD ’83. Dunn has earned selection to the list since 2016. Dunn is being recognized for his commercial litigation and employment law management practice.
Steven Dahl Thomas passed away on June 21, 2018. Born August 25, 1952 in Lubbock, Texas, he was the oldest son of the late James Elbert Thomas and Joyce Dahl Thomas. He earned a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s College (SF74) and a law degree from The University of Texas at Austin. In 1983 he joined the prestigious law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. After six years, he left the law firm and joined Financial Security Assurance as Associate General Counsel.
The National Trial Lawyers has listed Demetrio Duarte, Jr., as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers for his work in criminal law.
Alumnus, adjunct faculty member, and dear friend Mark Kincaid ’83 has passed away. A partner in George Brothers Kincaid & Horton LLP, he was the president-elect of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.
At its Annual Membership Meeting last week, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) elected Austin attorney Mark L. Kincaid as its 2016 President-Elect.