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Leadership

Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is the governing body of the Association. Established by the association's bylaws, it meets four times per year and approves AAJ's policies and budget.

Save the Date

AAJ's Board of Governors fall meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, October 21, 2021.  Additional details will be available shortly. 

Board of Governors

Each affiliated state trial lawyer organization is represented on the Board by two or more Governors; and Governors are also chosen by international jurisdictions and by various caucuses, organizations and groups within the Association. The elected AAJ national officers, plus the Immediate Past President, also serve on the Board.

The list is ordered by the jurisdiction each governor represents:

National Officers

 

President

Navan Ward , Jr.

President-Elect

Tad Thomas

Vice President

Sean C. Domnick

Secretary

Lori E. Andrus

Treasurer

Bruce M. Plaxen

Parliamentarian

N. John Bey

Immediate Past President

Tobias L. Millrood

 

United States

Alabama

William E. Bonner

Alabama

Emily Hawk Mills

Alabama

James R. Moncus , III

Alaska

Mark Clayton Choate

Alaska

Phillip Paul Weidner

Arizona

Jonathan Van O'Steen

Arizona

Frank Verderame

Arkansas

Paul Byrd

Arkansas

Bob Edwards

California

Mike Arias

California

Christopher T. Aumais

California

Robert E. Cartwright , Jr.

California

A.J. de Bartolomeo

California

Ingrid M. Evans

California

Laurel Halbany

California

Casey R. Johnson

California

Micha Star Liberty

California

Jessica Klarer Pride

California

Frederick Schenk

California

Ibiere Seck

California

Christine Spagnoli

Colorado

Jim Leventhal

Colorado

Daniel Lipman

Connecticut

Preston Tisdale

Connecticut

Angelo A. Ziotas

Delaware

Raeann C. Warner

Delaware

Joseph W. Weik

District of Columbia

Patrick A. Malone

District of Columbia

Patrick M. Regan

Florida

Brenda S. Fulmer

Florida

Rodney G. Gregory

Florida

John (Jack) H. Hickey

Florida

James R. Holland

Florida

Ricardo M. Martinez-Cid

Florida

Troy A. Rafferty

Florida

Jeanmarie Whalen

Florida

Laura V. Yaeger

Florida

Edward H. Zebersky

Georgia

Stephen G. Lowry

Georgia

Michael A. Prieto

Georgia

Michael J. Warshauer

Hawaii

Michael R. Cruise

Hawaii

Matthew Caulfield Winter

Idaho

Taylor L. Mossman-Fletcher

Idaho

Jarom A. Whitehead

Illinois

Robert S. Baizer

Illinois

Devon C. Bruce

Illinois

Randy Scott Cohn

Illinois

Keith A. Hebeisen

Illinois

Brian LaCien

Illinois

Kenneth H. Levinson

Illinois

Antonio M. Romanucci

Indiana

Kathleen A. Farinas

Indiana

Betsy K. Greene

Iowa

Brian P. Galligan

Iowa

Marc S. Harding

Kansas

Dan Lykins

Kansas

Bradley J. Prochaska

Kentucky

William D. Nefzger

Kentucky

Joseph D. Satterley

Louisiana

Scott R. Bickford

Louisiana

Stephen J. Herman

Louisiana

Robert E. Kleinpeter

Louisiana

Paul M. Sterbcow

Maine

Daniel G. Kagan

Maine

Christopher R. Largay

Maryland

Gwen-Marie Davis

Maryland

Ellen B. Flynn

Maryland

George S. Tolley , III

Massachusetts

Marianne C. LeBlanc

Massachusetts

Douglas K. Sheff

Michigan

Brian J. McKeen

Michigan

Jesse M. Reiter

Minnesota

Yvonne M. Flaherty

Minnesota

Kate E. Jaycox

Mississippi

John W. Kitchens

Mississippi

Chuck R. McRae

Missouri

Anne-Marie Brockland

Missouri

Brett A. Emison

Missouri

Brian S. Franciskato

Missouri

David Todd Mathews

Montana

Mark M. Kovacich

Montana

Jory C. Ruggiero

Nebraska

Robert R. Moodie

Nebraska

Christopher P. Welsh

Nevada

Brian D. Nettles

Nevada

Matthew L. Sharp

New Hampshire

Leslie C. Nixon

New Hampshire

Christopher Seufert

New Jersey

Michael G. Donahue

New Jersey

Michael A. Galpern

New Jersey

Francisco J. Rodriguez

New Mexico

Lisa K. Curtis

New Mexico

Kathleen J. Love

New York

Shoshana T. Bookson

New York

Michael E. Duffy

New York

Michael A. London

New York

Stephan H. Peskin

New York

Nicholas I. Timko

North Carolina

Douglas B. Abrams

North Carolina

Charles G. Monnett , III

North Dakota

Mark V. Larson

North Dakota

Tim O'Keeffe

Ohio

Mark Kitrick

Ohio

John A. Lancione

Ohio

Richard W. Schulte

Oklahoma

Frank Frasier

Oklahoma

Simone Gosnell Fulmer

Oregon

Kathryn H. Clarke

Oregon

Thomas D'Amore

Pennsylvania

Larry Bendesky

Pennsylvania

Joshua P. Geist

Pennsylvania

Ruben Honik

Pennsylvania

Paul A. Lagnese

Pennsylvania

Marion K. Munley

Pennsylvania

Matthew Rosenberg

Puerto Rico

David Efron

Puerto Rico

Alberto J. Perez Hernandez

Rhode Island

Anthony Robert Leone

Rhode Island

Zachary Mandell

South Carolina

Mark D. Chappell

South Carolina

Mark C. Joye

South Carolina

Pamela R. Mullis

South Dakota

Brad J. Lee

South Dakota

Stephanie E. Pochop

Tennessee

Ronald J. Berke

Tennessee

Sidney W. Gilreath

Texas

Erin K. Copeland

Texas

Michael G. Guajardo

Texas

Peter A. Kraus

Texas

James L. Mitchell

Texas

Bryan D. Pope

Texas

Nelson J. Roach

Texas

Jeffrey B. Simon

Texas

Michael L. Slack

Texas

Melissa R. Smith

Utah

Alyson Carter McAllister

Utah

Kevin D. Swenson

Vermont

Andrew Bryan Delaney

Vermont

Todd D. Schlossberg

Virgin Islands

Trudy Fenster

Virgin Islands

Lee J. Rohn

Virginia

Michael G. Phelan

Virginia

Derrick L. Walker

Washington

Ian S. Birk

Washington

Maria S. Diamond

Washington

Brian F. Ladenburg

West Virginia

Timothy C. Bailey

West Virginia

Anthony J. Majestro

Wisconsin

Robert L. Jaskulski

Wisconsin

Jay A. Urban

Wyoming

Mel C. Orchard , III

Wyoming

Bryan Ulmer , III

 

 

Canada

Alberta

Clint G. Docken

Atlantic Provinces

John McKiggan

Manatoba and Saskatchewan

Ronald J. Balacko

Ontario

Claire Wilkinson

Ontario

Gary R. Will

Quebec

Marc Boulanger

Quebec

Jeff Orenstein

 

 

International

Australia

Nooraini Blumer

Australia

Simon Morrison

Balance of the World

John M. Beer

Balance of the World

Carlos Villacorta

United Kingdom and Republic 
of Ireland

Katherine Allen

United Kingdom and Republic
of Ireland

Liam S. Moloney

 

 

Revitalization Board Members

Alabama

Diandra "Fu" Sima Debrosse Zimmermann

Alaska

Whitney Alyse Power

Arizona

Nicholas Verderame

Arkansas

Joseph Dean Gates

California

Ashley T. Rayfield

Colorado

Alana Marie Anzalone

Connecticut

Erica Pilicy-Ryan

District of Columbia

Daniel Cortlandt Scialpi

Florida

Jennifer M. Lipinski

Georgia

Cade Parian

Hawaii

Ilana K. Waxman

Idaho

Angela D. Perkins

Illinois

Heidi Leigh Wickstrom

Indiana

Kent Winingham

Kansas

Ryan A. Prochaska

Kentucky

Lindsay Ann Lawrence

Louisiana

Laura Beth Hennen

Maine

Susan A. Faunce

Maryland

Divya Potdar

Massachusetts

Lauren Guth Barnes

Michigan

Tiffany R. Ellis

Minnesota

Alicia N. Sieben

Mississippi

Brandi Denton Gatewood

Missouri

Mary Simon

Montana

Veronica A. Procter

Nevada

Christian M. Morris

New Hampshire

Anthony M. Carr

New Jersey

Jared M. Placitella

New Mexico

Adrian O. Vega

New York

Christopher M. Seleski

North Carolina

Lauren O. Newton

North Dakota

Tatum O'Brien

Ohio

Sean L. Walton , Jr.

Oklahoma

Matthew J. Sill

Oregon

Nadia Dahab

Pennsylvania

Jamie Anzalone

South Carolina

Mark D. Chappell , Jr.

South Dakota

Nathan R. Oviatt

Tennessee

Caroline Ramsey Taylor

Texas

Erin Joyanna Rogiers

Utah

Robert M. Henriksen

Virgin Islands

Rhea R. Lawrence

Virginia

Erin E. Jewell

Washington

Leah S. Snyder

West Virginia

Taylor B. Downs

Wisconsin

Noah D. Domnitz

Wyoming

Sarah A. Kellogg

Alberta

Shelagh L. McGregor

British Columbia

Bryan E. Fitzpatrick

Manatoba and Saskatchewan

Loree Richardson

Ontario

Jordan Assaraf J.D.

Quebec

Andrea Erin Grass

Australia

Philip A. Schubert

Balance of the World

Sylwia Joanna Mysliwska

United Kingdom and Republic
of Ireland

Mark Dalziel Gibson

 

 

Caucus Reps

LGBT Caucus Rep.

Shenoa L. Payne

Minority Caucus Board Rep.

Christopher Lester Johnson

Minority Caucus Board Rep.

Raymond R. Jones

Minority Caucus Board Rep.

Jason B. Penn

Minority Caucus Board Rep.

Bhavani Raveendran

New Lawyers Board Rep.

Kevin Biniazan

New Lawyers Board Rep.

J.D. Hays , Jr.

New Lawyers Board Rep.

Dominic C. LoVerde

New Lawyers Board Rep.

Stephanie M. Luzzi

Republican Caucus Board Rep.

Peter Bowman

Republican Caucus Board Rep.

Timothy A. Rowe

Women's Caucus Board Rep.

Diane L. Cardoso

Women's Caucus Board Rep.

Kelly Hyman

Women's Caucus Board Rep.

Miranda L. Soucie

Women's Caucus Board Rep.

Sharon J. Zinns

Section Leaders Council Rep.

Matthew A. Nace

Section Leaders Council Rep.

Donald H. Slavik

Litigation Grp Ldrs Coun. Rep

Maria B. Glorioso

Litigation Grp Ldrs Coun. Rep

O. Mark Zamora

 

 

Emeritus Members

Emeritus Member

Beverly L. Bove

Emeritus Member

C. Richard Henriksen , Jr.

Emeritus Member

T. Carroll McCarthy , Jr.

Emeritus Member

Jerome F. O'Neill

Emeritus Member

Terence R. Quinn

Emeritus Member

William A. Rossbach

Emeritus Member

Herman J. Russomanno

 

 

Governors-at-Large

Governor-at-Large

Jennie Lee Anderson

Governor-at-Large

Howard Hamilton Ankin

Governor-at-Large

Andrew E. Bederman

Governor-at-Large

Bruce L. Braley

Governor-at-Large

E. Drew Britcher

Governor-at-Large

Priscilla Elsie Jimenez

Governor-at-Large

Christopher T. Nace

Governor-at-Large

Ervin B. Nevitt

Governor-at-Large

Jackalyn A. Olinger Rochelle

Governor-at-Large

Brody Hilmar Reid

Governor-at-Large

Domenic B. Sanginiti , Jr.

Governor-at-Large

Kurt M. Zaner

 

 

Award Recipients

Award Recipient

Elizabeth J. Cabraser

Award Recipient

Robert A. Clifford

Award Recipient

Ralph M. Cloar , Jr.

Award Recipient

Jayne Conroy

Award Recipient

Gregory S. Cusimano

Award Recipient

O. Fayrell Furr , Jr.

Award Recipient

Wayne Hogan

Award Recipient

W. Mark Lanier

Award Recipient

Sheldon L. Miller

Award Recipient

Linda Miller Atkinson

Award Recipient

Howard L. Nations

Award Recipient

Mary Beth Ramey

Award Recipient

Mark P. Robinson , Jr.

Award Recipient

Sandra H. Robinson

Award Recipient

Gerry L. Spence

 

 

AAJ Past Presidents

 

AAJ Past President

Mary E. Alexander

AAJ Past President

Lisa Blue

AAJ Past President

Leo V. Boyle

AAJ Past President

David S. Casey , Jr.

AAJ Past President

Roxanne Barton Conlin

AAJ Past President

Lewis S. "Mike" Eidson

AAJ Past President

Kathleen Flynn Peterson

AAJ Past President

Robert L. Habush

AAJ Past President

Richard D. Hailey

AAJ Past President

Russ M. Herman

AAJ Past President

Julie Braman Kane

AAJ Past President

J. Burton LeBlanc

AAJ Past President

Pamela Anagnos Liapakis

AAJ Past President

Michael C. Maher

AAJ Past President

Mark S. Mandell

AAJ Past President

Richard M. Markus

AAJ Past President

Mary Alice McLarty

AAJ Past President

Richard H. Middleton , Jr.

AAJ Past President

Barry J. Nace

AAJ Past President

Kathleen L. Nastri

AAJ Past President

Gary M. Paul

AAJ Past President

Peter Perlman

AAJ Past President

Elise R. Sanguinetti

AAJ Past President

Todd A. Smith

AAJ Past President

Howard A. Specter

AAJ Past President

Bruce H. Stern

AAJ Past President

Larry S. Stewart

AAJ Past President

Kenneth M. Suggs

AAJ Past President

Anthony Tarricone

AAJ Past President

Larry A. Tawwater

AAJ Past President

C. Gibson Vance

AAJ Past President

Frederick William Wagner

AAJ Past President

Les Weisbrod

 

 

Chair, State Delegates

Jamie G. Goldstein