Class Notes: Class of 1998

Stuart F. Miller, Class of


Stuart F. Miller, a shareholder in the Houston office of Baker Donelson, has been ranked as a leading practitioner in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA in the area of Health Care.

David C. Greenstone, Class of

Daily Journal, a law publication in California, has named Simon Greenstone Panatier’s $40 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson among the 2019 Top Verdicts in California. In September 2019, a California jury found that asbestos-tainted talc in Johnson’s Baby Powder caused 71-year-old Nancy Cabibi’s mesothelioma, an incurable form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. David Greenstone, a name partner of Simon Greenstone Panatier, was the lead trial attorney in the Cabibi case.

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Stuart F. Miller, Class of


Stuart F. Miller, a shareholder in Baker Donelson's Houston office, has been ranked in Band 4 in the area of healthcare in Texas by the 2019 edition of Chambers USA.

Scott W. Clark, Class of


Intellectual property lawyer lawyer Scott W. Clark, JD 1998, was promoted to partner at Houston-based civil litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. on Jan. 28, 2019. Mr. Clark is a registered U.S. patent attorney with over 15 years of experience representing clients in all aspects of intellectual property. He has litigated over 30 civil cases, including 25 patent disputes. He earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from UT in 1993.

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Lowry Crook, Class of

Lowry Crook has joined the law firm Best Best & Krieger LLP as a partner in the Environmental Law & Natural Resources practice group. He is in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

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Stuart F. Miller, Class of

Stuart F. Miller, a shareholder in Baker Donelson's Houston office, was named to the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in the area of Health Care Law.

Ayanna Clinton, Class of

Chief Human Resources Officer, Dykema Cox Smith

Dykema Cox Smith, a leading national law firm, has announced the addition of Ayanna Clinton as the firm’s Chief Human Resources Officer. Clinton, who brings more than a decade of human resources experience with her to Dykema Cox Smith, joins after serving as Chief Human Resources Officer of Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia—a large hospital in the Tenet Healthcare system—where she was responsible for all Human Resources operations.

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Trevor Taylor, Class of

Trevor Anthony Taylor died on January 23, 2017. He was 47. Trevor loved the law. A trial lawyer with his own practice, he was a tireless advocate and a true believer in the civil justice system. Trevor's heroes were lawyers, beginning with his father, Bill. Trevor relished an argument and fought passionately for the rights of those who couldn't fight for themselves. He was greatly respected by his colleagues, a past president of the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, a board member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Lloyd Lochridge Inns of Court. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to a charity of your choice or The Southern Poverty Law Center.

Read Trevor Taylor's full obituary here

Laura Mayer Robertson, Class of

Laura Mayer Robertson is the Deputy General Counsel for Litigation and Arbitration at ConocoPhillips, where she oversees litigation for the company on a world-wide basis. This fall, she has been honored in several ways: named a Woman on the Move by the Texas Executive Women (link below); selected by the Houston Business Journal as one of its “Women to Watch” in its annual Women in Energy Leadership awards; and, selected by Texas Lawyer as an honoree for its 2016 Women in Energy awards.

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Stuart F. Miller, Class of

Stuart F. Miller, a shareholder in Baker Donelson’s Houston office, has been named to the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America for Health Care Law.

Michael F. King, Class of

Michael F. King, from the Raleigh and Research Triangle Park offices of global law firm K&L Gates LLP, has been named a 2017 Best Lawyer in America by the publication Best Lawyers.

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Gino J. Rossini, Class of

Hermes Law, a diverse team of legal professionals providing clients with expertise in the leading areas of practice impacting the insurance and risk industry, recently announced Gino J. Rossini as a partner at the Dallas, TX-based firm. Rossini has been a senior attorney at the firm since its inception in 2015.