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!

Jamal Whitehead '07

A Judge's Code of Ethics

Jamal Whitehead '07 brings the social justice values of Seattle U Law from the classroom to the courtroom.

Alexandra Lozano

Advocating for Immigrants

Alexandra Lozano '08 has made it her firm's mission to take on — and win — the most challenging immigration cases.

Justin Loveland

History and healing

Justin Loveland ’20 helps Seychelles reconcile its brutal past.

Riddhi Mukhopadhyay ’09

Standing with survivors

Riddhi Mukhopadhyay ’09 seeks dignity, justice for victims of gender-based violence.

Persis Yu '09

The loan wolf

Persis Yu ’09 becomes leading voice for student borrowers.

Mary Griffin '17

Home-grown advocate

Son’s struggles inspire Mary Griffin ’17 to build a career as a special education lawyer.

Kristin Hannah

A knack for narrative

Novelist Kristin Hannah ’86 parlayed legal skill set into blockbuster success.

Alumni Rita Irvin ’91 (left) and Sands McKinley ’90

Founded by alumni, firm leads region in family law services

Rita Irvin ’91 and Sands McKinley ’90 created a firm where attorneys thrive in the field of family law.

Laurie Jinkins '90

Rep. Laurie Jinkins ’90 honored as Woman of the Year 2021

Laurie Jinkins ’90, our 2021 Woman of the Year Award recipient, is Washington state’s Speaker of the House.

Bree Black Horse '13

Ancient promises, modern advocate

Bree Black Horse ’13 honors her heritage by fighting for tribal sovereignty

Judge Frank Cuthbertson ’93

Building a deeper bench

Recently retired Judge Frank Cuthbertson ’93 reflects on his historic career

Vincent Bryan III ’90

From lawyer to salmon savior

Vincent Bryan III ’90 has developed a path to clean energy through a unique technology

Azar Alexander '16 standing in front of a desk

Learning from a legend

Azar Alexander '16 clerked for his legal hero, Judge Damon Keith.

Brian Moran '87 in a meeting

Alum appointed U.S. Attorney

Career prosecutor Brian Moran '87 takes helm as Western Washington's top federal law enforcement officer.

Photo of Nikolas Peterson

Nuclear watchdog

Nikolas Peterson '12 protects workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Megan McNally

Megan McNally drops the F bomb

Business lawyer and entrepreneur inspires a squad of cussing collaborators.

A scale graphic depicting more men than women

Women in the lead

Alumnae share stories of a changing profession.

Vini Samuel '97

From counsel to candidate

Alumni in elected office answer a call to public service.

Daniel Ajema '14

A driving passion for the law

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

Benson Porter '92

BECU president gives money a mission

Benson Porter '92 enjoys a nontraditional business model.

Verónica Quiñónez

Peace within the storm

Family law attorney Verónica Quiñónez '11 builds a practice based on strongly held values.

David Andrews

Hacking the law

David Andrews '07 embraces technological solutions to legal problems.


Second chances

Dedicated alumni help people with criminal convictions rebuild their lives.

Anne Kirkpatrick '89

Alumna aims to transform police culture

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

Bill Marler sitting at a desk working

A career in food safety

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

An aerial view of downtown Seattle

Iconic Seattle

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

Courtney Erwin

Law and life lessons

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

Tracy Flood

To serve with honor

Alumni step up to meet legal needs of veterans.

Judge Judith Hightower '83

Judged on her own merits

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

Mark McLaughlin

Earning his wings

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

Andrea Richey

Friend of the finned

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

Fé LopezGaetke ’06

A pipeline to power

Fé LopezGaetke ’06 endeavors to make legal education more diverse and inclusive

Shondell Reed

He shoots, he scores

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

Judge Patrick Oishi '96

Judge Oishi: From the classroom to the bench

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

Judge Helen Whitener '98

You can go home again

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

Daryl Campbell '11

More than a thrift shop

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

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