1950s and ’60s


THOMAS SHARKEY (J.D.) was a partner and trial lawyer for more than 35 years at McInnis, Fitzgerald, Rees & Sharkey before it merged with Higgs, Fletcher & Mack in 1999. He was of counsel to Higgs, Fletcher & Mack until 2001, at which time he started a solo practice specializing in mediations and arbitrations. During his career, he has been designated a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and an advocate in the American Board of Trial Attorneys. He is also a member of the USD School of Law Board of Visitors and enjoys maintaining his relationship with the law school. “Over the years it’s been gratifying to witness the development of the university and its law school,” Thomas says. “I owe a great deal to the USD School of Law and I’m proud to be one of its many alumni.”


ROBERT BAXLEY (J.D.) says he’s written and published two books since his retirement. One is called The Lifeguards, the other is called A Miscellaneous Lawyer.

LARRY CAMPBELL (J.D.) serves as a volunteer lay chaplain at Casa de las Campanas Retirement Community and health center in San Diego. He also is a volunteer caregiver for Elizabeth Hospice in Escondido, Calif. Larry’s wife, Mary, is the owner of World Art. One son, Ryan, co-owns Art of Framing on Adams Avenue in San Diego and another son, Buzz, plays guitar with The Lee Rocker Band — touring Sweden, England, Norway and France — as well as with the ’50s group Sha Na Na, which tours throughout the United States. Buzz also plays locally with his own band, Hot Rod Lincoln. Larry’s first grandchild, Andrew Patrick Campbell, was born on Feb. 4, 2004. [1966]

BENTON BECKLEY (B.A., J.D. ’76) has been involved in the sales of Boss Hoss Motorcycles and spends time at his house at Lake Arrowhead, Calif. He reports that he’s been single since 1996.


DONALD CLINE (J.D.) still represents injured workers in worker’s compensation cases.


T. WORTHINGTON VOGEL (J.D.) recently retired after 31 years as an assistant district attorney. Now he is a part-time criminology instructor.