On the Docket: 2/03/14

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Houston Harbaugh promoted Patrick J. Mondi to senior attorney. He joined the firm in 2012 and focuses his legal practice on business transactions and real estate matters.

He received his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Mr. Mondi is also an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve and is Trial Counsel for the 300th Military Police Brigade in Inkster, Mich.

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Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin said Melissa Devich Cochran, a member of the firm's casualty department, was elected a shareholder. Ms. Cochran joined Marshall Dennehey in 2005 and focuses her practice on toxic tort litigation and also handles general liability cases. She has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star for the past two years, and is a member of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations.

She received her J.D. from Duquesne University.

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Sean H. Bello and Alexandra K. McCluskey joined Leech Tishman as associates in its energy practice group. Prior to joining Leech Tishman, they were attorneys with Sadler Law Firm. They both focus their practice on oil and gas title examination.

Mr. Bello has been employed as general counsel for a national title insurance company, and as claims counsel for Stewart Title Guaranty Company. Ms. McCluskey has worked as an independent land-man in Western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio for Holland Services.

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The Webb Law Firm announced that Cecilia R. Dickson was promoted to shareholder. She is an intellectual property attorney. Ms. Dickson received her J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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Carl B. Zacharia and the Elder Law Attorneys at Zacharia & Brown have announced the opening of their newest office, in Bradenton, Fla. It's their third office overall, and the first in Florida.

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Robb Leonard Mulvihill LLP announced that Erin J. Dolfi has been elevated to partner in the firm. She received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Dolfi concentrates her practice in litigation.

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Reed Smith LLP announced the promotion of 44 lawyers. Its 26 new partners are joined by 18 new counsel in offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia.

Of those 44 promotions, six were from the Pittsburgh office:

Partners: Justine S. Patrick, financial industry group (investment management), James L. Rockney, financial industry group (litigation financial services), Jarrod D. Shaw, financial industry group (litigation financial services), and Justin H. Werner, energy and natural resources.

Counsels: Kelly L. Bley, tax, benefits and wealth planning; and Paul Didomenico, real estate.


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