Widener Law honors African-American alumni as pioneers

Nine alumni from Widener Law School will be honored as “Traiblazers and Pioneers” at an awards banque on campus tonight.  The Black Law Students Association will host its second annual awards dinner celebrating Black History Month.  The honorees include graduates of the school from the past four decades who have contributed to the private and public sector through their work and community service contributions.  The following graduates will be honored: 

Judge James DeLeon ’76, of the Philadelphia Municipal Court.

Howard Brown ’78, attorney at Howard H. Brown & Associates in Kennett Square, Pa.

Romona Fullman ’84, director of the Office of the Delaware Commission for Women and director of Delaware’s Division of Human Relations.
Judge George Overton ’86, of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Samuel Guy ’88, attorney, civic activist and former Wilmington, Del. City Council member.

Michael Brown ’91, Washington, D.C. councilman and partner with The Madison Group in Washington.

Damian Jackson ’96, an attorney with Reilly, Janiczek & McDevitt, P.C. in Philadelphia. He is vice president of the Widener Law Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Scott Reid ’02, an attorney in the commercial litigation group at Cozen O’Connor in Philadelphia. He sits on the Widener Law Minority Alumni Advisory Board and on the law school’s Board of Overseers.

Monte Squire ’05, an attorney in the intellectual property and commercial litigation practice section at Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP in Wilmington, Del.

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