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Marilyn Johnson '79


Judge Marilyn Johnson passed away on June 1, 2022, after a long illness.

David Allen Larson '79

David Allen Larson has been elected Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. David is a tenured Professor at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St Paul, Minnesota, and also is the System Designer for the New York State Unified Court System Small Claims Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Pilot project.

James J. Eder '79

Associate Judge James J. Eder of the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Illinois announced his retirement at the end of 2020 after 19 1/2 years on the bench.  

Dave Downey '66 and Jane Hays '79

The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois has selected Dave Downey and Jane Hays to receive the Kyle and Phyllis Robeson Philanthropy Award.

Dale G. Haake '79

Dale G. Haake successfully argued (Jan 2017) in the Third District Court of Appeals (Ottawa) defense of a $1.5 million Oct 2015 jury verdict (Whiteside Co) (Benzakry v. Singh et al. Decision April 2017). The case included unusual circumstances of an appellate court not only granting cross-appeal, but entering judgment in appellate court rather than a remand.

Patricia Pierman Larson '79

Patricia Pierman Larson has retired from Thomson Reuters (formerly West Publishing) after 37 years of service. Patricia began her career as a headnoter and spent the last 19 years as a Director of Judicial Editorial overseeing 100+ attorney editors.