Dinsmore Honors Top Mentor & Outstanding Associates

October 4, 2012News Releases
Dinsmore is pleased to announce that Brian Judkins and Drew Millar were recently awarded the 2012 Alice Neeley Memorial Award and Tom Whelley was recognized as the Mentor of the Year. The attorneys were honored at Dinsmore’s Annual Attorney Dinner held at Great American Ball Park on October 1, 2012.

The Alice Neeley Memorial Award was established to recognize outstanding associates who are dedicated to the practice of law, relate well to clients, have a positive attitude even in adverse situations, and make a genuine effort to personally know others in the firm. The Mentor of the Year Award honors an individual who has dedicated their career to educating, mentoring and advancing the careers of fellow attorneys in their pursuit of effective lawyering and professional growth. The Awards have been presented annually over the past nine years to the most outstanding associate/s and mentor as voted by their peers.

Brian Judkins is an associate in the firm’s Cincinnati office. He focuses his practice on corporate law matters, including private and public securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Judkins has extensive experience in working with start-up entities, guiding them through both organizations and capital raising. Aside from his practice, he serves on numerous Committees at Dinsmore including Recruiting, Departmental Training, Associate Retreat and Professional Development.

Drew Millar is an associate in the firm’s Lexington office. His practice focuses on the representation of both public and private employers in issues related to the workplace. Millar has experience with defending cases and administrative complaints involving Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage and hour issues, and other state and federal employment statutes and regulations.

Tom Whelley is a partner in the firm’s Dayton office. With more than 30 years of litigation experience, Whelley has litigated a variety of complex business cases, ranging from shareholder disputes to accounting malpractice to broker dealer actions. Outside of his practice, he teaches civil trail practice to law students at the University of Dayton, passing on his wealth of knowledge to help guide the next generation of litigators. Whelley is also a board member of the Dayton Early College Academy, a unique charter school that serves underprivileged children, and Law Leadership, a program that offers underprivileged children opportunities to learn about practicing law.