Osborn Maledon welcomes new summer associates

June 1, 2021

Welcome to our four summer associates for 2021—Gideon Cionelo, Renee Guerin, Jacinda Stephens and Molly Walker! All four are highly achieving third-year law students at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

The goal of our Summer Program is to give each summer associate a true sense of the firm’s unique culture and what it means to be a lawyer at Osborn Maledon. Our summer associates are directly involved in our practice, including client counseling, depositions, and court proceedings, and drafting legal documents.

We choose our summer associates based on their academic achievements, work, and leadership experience, written and oral communication skills, and service to the community.

Gideon Cionelo was a judicial extern for Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Kiley and for Arizona Court of Appeals Judge Jennifer Perkins. He also serves as a note and comment editor for the Arizona State Law Journal. Prior to law school, he taught at an orphanage in the Philippines, conducted private investigations in New Mexico and Texas, and worked as a paralegal.

Renee Guerin previously worked as an extern for the Staff Attorneys’ Office at the Arizona Supreme Court and for Judge John Tuchi of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. She is a member of the Jessup Moot Court Team and next year will serve as the Executive Note and Comment Editor of the Arizona State Law Journal. Prior to law school, she taught Spanish and language arts to middle schoolers, as well as coaching the school’s track and field team.

Jacinda Stephens is the Vice President of Liberty Project, an organization that advocates for women’s rights and is also an active member of the Women’s Law Students’ Association and the Asian Pacific American Law Students’ Association. She grew up as an expatriate in Mongolia and India before returning to the U.S. to complete undergraduate studies and spent a year teaching AP literature and math to middle school and high school students in Mongolia.

Molly Walker serves as an associate editor for the Arizona State Law Journal. She was a student attorney on matters in ASU Law’s Civil Litigation Clinic and is a Board Member of the Health Law Society. As an undergraduate, she studied business, achieving her B.S. in entrepreneurial management and public and nonprofit management from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.