“I never wanted to count billable hours,” says Marlyss Maxham (JD ’21) of how she saw her legal career unfolding. Now Captain Maxham, this Fowler School of Law alumna is currently stationed on the tropical paradise of Hawaii’s Oahu island and serving in the Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG).
While many graduates of the Fowler School of Law find success working in large and small law firms, corporate offices, and courtrooms, others also use the foundational skills they develop in law school to become entrepreneurs, launching new businesses and legal ventures—both in solo forays and leadership roles.
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law alumnus Brad Rideout (JD ’06) could be headed to the United States Supreme Court next year. Rideout and his firm, Rideout Law, recently filed a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States with help from the Arizona-based Goldwater Institute after
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law alumna Franziska Oehm (LL.M. ’16) was invited to serve as a judge for the 2017 Nuremberg Moot Court Competition this summer. The annual competition is open to students from around the globe who are interested in international criminal law. The event is judged by local practitioners and
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law alumnus Jeremy Jass (JD ’11) recently obtained a $2.25 million verdict on behalf of a woman sexually assaulted by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy. According to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call at the home of the then 21-year-old
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law alumnus Peter Javanmardi (JD ’08) helped a client obtain a verdict in excess of $16.6 million last month in a wrongful termination and racial discrimination case in Los Angeles Superior Court. The award includes $373,514 in economic damages, $2.5 million in non-economic damages, and $13.8 million in
As a family law attorney, Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law alumna Bethany Taylor (JD ’09) loved working for her clients in court, but longed to become a bigger part of the system. For years, she worked within a firm setting providing legal services for Orange County residents, but when an opportunity presented
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law recently received the top fundraiser award from Food From The Bar Orange County for its alumni participation in the organization’s inaugural campaign to assist Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Alumna Megan A. Moghtaderi (JD ’16), a member of the Orange County branch’s steering committee who
Chapman University Fowler School of Law alumnus Raymond Just (LL.M. ’13) has a resume nearly as storied as the projects he helps bring to life as a Senior Attorney with Paramount Pictures. His work with Paramount began as an LL.M. student at Chapman, when he took an internship in the studio’s Motion Picture Legal Department.
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law alumna Dallis Warshaw (JD ’14) recently co-authored an article in the Orange County Register titled “Rethinking the military’s Feres doctrine.” The article details the negative effects of the Feres Doctrine, under which service members are banned from filing suit for harm incurred while on duty. Warshaw is