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David Logan served as Dean at Roger Williams School of Law from 2003 to 2014, making him one of the nation's longest-serving law deans. In 2014, he returned to full-time teaching and research.

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RWU Law Grads among “40 under Forty” Honorees

Posted by David Logan on 08/27/2013 at 03:46 PM

In what is becoming annual recognition of the impact our grads are having on the community, the Providence Business News once again profiled a number of our terrific alums.  The publication requires that the person be less than 40 years old and have demonstrated “career success” and a "commitment to making a difference on a local, national or international scale.”

Here are the 2013 honorees:

Jessica Cleary’00, Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD


Jessica focuses her practice on veterans’ rights. She represents veterans in pursuit of their VA disability benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Board of Veterans' Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims. Jessica’s fight for justice has a personal connection because her grandfather is a World War II veteran. You may read more about Jessica’s recognition here.

Michael Daly’02
, Pierce Atwood LLP

“It was a nice surprise to get the award and an honor to be included on the same list as some very impressive young professionals.”

Mike’s practice focuses on commercial, insurance, construction and maritime disputes.  While at RWU Law, he was a published member of the Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board.  Mike is a graduate of our Marine Affairs joint degree program, where he earned a Master of Marine Affairs degree from the University of Rhode Island while completing his law studies. In addition, he is an adjunct professor of federal practice/commercial litigation at RWU Law and has previously served on the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors.  You may read more about Michael’s recognition here.

Jon Samolis ’06, Bridge Technical Talent

Jon is responsible for the management of the Vendor Management Systems office at Bridge Technical Talent. He dedicates himself to managing clients’ contract labor sourcing. Bridge Technical Talent is a “full-service IT staffing firm providing contract, permanent and contract-to-hire staffing solutions.”  You may read more about Jon’s recognition here.  Jon’s wife, RWU Law alum Alicia Samolis’05, was honored as a PBN 40 under Forty recipient in 2010!

Tyler Ray ’05, Duffy & Sweeney LTD

Tyler focuses his practice on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, employment law, and technology. He “manages the firm’s extensive trademark and copyright practice and works closely with clients on the development, protection, enforcement and licensing of intellectual property on a worldwide basis.” You may read more about Tyler’s recognition here.

Click on the following links 2010, 2011 and 2012 for profiles of RWU School of Law winners from previous years.

Congratulations to our distinguished alumni on their awards!