Featured Alumni

Todd Fine, class of 2014

Read about evening alumnus Todd Fine L'14 and his immigration law practice in the Spring 2020 issue of Duquesne University Magazine.  "Duquesne developed my heart and spirit, as my mind was already in that helping mode."

Tami Mack, Class of 2016

Tami Mack, L'16

Tami Mack, L'16, is an associate in K&L Gates' Pittsburgh office. She focuses her practice on corporate and transactional law related to venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, banking and asset finance, securities, corporate governance, and general corporate matters. Tami is an active member of the firm's pro bono group, counseling several revenge porn victims through the firm's Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project. She has also represented individuals in child custody conciliations through the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership. Tami was recently named "30 Under 30" by the Pittsburgh Business Times, and was named the 2018 "Recent Graduate of the Year" by the Duquesne University School of Law Women's Law Association.

"Duquesne Law works to foster a collegial community of incredibly hard workers. This made my formative years in law school very rewarding, both professionally and personally. I also was able to carry those characteristics with me into the practice of law and establish a network of like-minded individuals, many of who are also Duquesne alumni."

Ryan Sayers, Class of 2012

Ryan Sayers, L'12

Ryan P. Sayers, L'12, was elected District Attorney of Clearfield County in November 2019. Prior to running for office, Ryan had his own law practice in Clearfield, and previously was with the firm of Naddeo & Lewis, LLC. Prior to law school, he interned at the United States Embassy to the Holy See in Rome, Italy, and during law school interned with the Honorable Judge Schwab in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Ryan believes in giving back to his community. He has served as President of the Clearfield County Bar Association, Chair of the Board of Good Samaritan Center, and President of the Clearfield YMCA, among others. He is an Eagle Scout and received the Duquesne University Mind, Heart, and Spirit Award (2013), the Clearfield Chamber Director's Choice Award (2017) and Boy Scout's Silver Beaver Award (2018).

"While you can get a legal education at any law school, the morals and sense of duty to people and communities are core tenants of Duquesne Law. I have lived my life based on the oath and law of the Boy Scouts. Duquesne Law furthered that inner need to serve, especially based on the motto of the school-- Salus Populi Suprema Lex."

Judge Robert J. Colville, Class of 1992

Judge Robert J. Colville, L'92

Judge Robert J. Colville, L'92, was sworn in as a Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on January 3, 2020. Upon graduation from Duquesne School of Law, he worked as a law clerk to Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Ralph J. Cappy, and later as a lawyer for the law firm of Pietragallo, Bosick and Gordon. In 2000, Judge Colville joined the bench of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County. He served in the Juvenile, Adult Family, Civil, and Criminal Sections of the Court for 20 years. From 2012 through 2016 he concurrently served, by appointment of the Supreme Court, as a Judge on the statewide Court of Judicial Discipline. Judge Colville served as a member of the Supreme Court Juvenile Court Procedural Rules Committee for 7 years, as a statewide officer for the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges, including President, for 7 years, and as a member of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges Statewide Judicial Ethics Committee for 8 years. He has been active with the National Conference of State Trial Court Judges, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Allegheny County Bar Association.

"I am grateful to Duquesne University and its School of Law in particular, not only for an excellent legal education, but also for the exposure to faculty, fellow students, academic resources and an open and encouraging environment. My time at Duquesne served not only me and my family, but it has also permitted me to embrace a future that I hope, at least in some small measure, fulfills the promise of the University's mission statement of service to the community and the Nation."