Alumni Profiles

We love to share stories about what alumni of Seattle University School of Law are doing. Here are a selected few. If you have an idea for an alumni profile, let us know!

Tarra SimmonsSecond Chances

Dedicated alumni help people with criminal convictions rebuild their lives.


Anne Kirkpatrick '89Alumna aims to transform police culture

Anne Kirkpatrick '89 works to change hearts and minds as Oakland Police Chief.


Bill Marler '87A career in food safety

Bill Marler '87 reflects on the 25th anniversary of the food poisoning case that shaped his powerful career.


SeattleIconic Seattle

Alumni share stories of working at the companies and institutions that uniquely reflect the region's character and identity.


Courtney ErwinLaw and life lessons

Courtney Erwin '05 bridges cultures with a career in international law.


Daniel AjemaA driving passion for the law

Daniel Ajema '14 works to help East Africans in Seattle.


Tracy FloodTo serve with honor

Alumni step up to meet legal needs of veterans.


Benson PorterBECU president gives money a mission

Benson Porter '92 enjoys a nontraditional business model.


Judith HightowerJudged on her own merits

Judge Judith Hightower '83, now retired, was the longest serving African American female judge in Washington state.


Lorena GonzalezFrom counsel to candidate

Alumni in elected office answer a call to public service.


Mark McLaughlinEarning his wings

Former Army pilot Mark McLaughlin flies high in the world of cybersecurity.


Andrea RicheyFriend of the finned

Andrea Richey fights for endangered sharks by working against shark finning.


Shondell ReedHe shoots, he scores

Shondell Reed combines love of law and sports in his career as an athletic director.


Judge Patrick OishiJudge Oishi: From the classroom to the bench

Boyhood hero inspired alum to seek a career in the judiciary.


Marijuana lawyersA new crop of lawyers

Alumni embrace budding opportunities in cannabis law.


Helen WhitenerYou can go home again

Judge Helen Whitener '98 speaks up for human rights in Trinidad and Tobago.


Legal techLawyers of the future

Alumni lead the way in embracing legal tech.


Daryl CampbellMore than a thrift shop

Daryl Campbell '11 aims to end poverty as CEO of Goodwill.


Kevin De LibanLegal lyricist

Kevin De Liban '11 pursues justice with a beat.


Mary Beth LeeperHer calling

Mary Beth Leeper '10 is dedicated to immigrants.


Jason AmalaStanding up

Jason Amala '05 is devoted to his clients and the law school.


Catherine RomeroA heart for mentoring

Catherine Romero '96 nurtures Latina/o students with special IP law program.


Brian HoweMaking an impact

Brian Howe '09 inspires social entrepreneurs at Impact Hub.


Read updates on alumni achievements in the Class Notes section.