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Alumni in the News, May 2015

Here’s our roundup of law alumni in the news recently. Send alumni news tips to lawweb@wlu.edu.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has appointed Michael Scott Carlson ‘92L to the state’s Court Martial Review Panel. Carlson currently serves as a deputy chief assistant district attorney with the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office

More details at Middle Georgia CEO

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe appointed Evan Feinman ‘10L as the new executive director for the recently created Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, which changes the way the state distributes its money from the national tobacco settlement. Feinman previously served as deputy secretary of natural resources and as deputy policy director for the governor’s post-election transition team.

More details at the Lynchburg News Advance

Roanoke attorney John Fishwick ‘83L has been recommended as the region’s next U.S. attorney by a panel formed by Virginia Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. The senators made the recommendation to President Obama following an interview process conducted by the panel, which included attorneys from across the state.

More details at the Roanoke Times

Cabell Youell ‘98L was named the “Influential Woman of the Year” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Youell was honored for her work as head of Saint Francis Service Dogs, a non-profit that pairs disabled children and adults with professionally trained service dogs. Youell got her start with the organization as a volunteer in 2002 when she helped launch a program that enlists state inmates in service dog training.

More details at Virginia Lawyers Weekly

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