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.

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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:

Officers

President: Tobias L. Millrood
President-Elect: Navan Ward, Jr.
Vice President: Tad Thomas
Secretary: Sean C. Domnick
Treasurer: Lori E. Andrus
Parliamentarian: Bruce M. Plaxen
Immediate Past President: Bruce H. Stern
 

United States

Alabama Emily Hawk Mills
Alabama James R. Moncus, III
Alabama William E. Bonner
Alaska Mark Clayton Choate
Alaska Phillip Paul Weidner
Arizona David J. Diamond
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 Beverly L. Bove
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 James R. Holland
Florida Ricardo M. Martinez-Cid
Florida Vacant
Florida Troy A. Rafferty
Florida Herman J. Russomanno
Florida Jeanmarie Whalen
Florida Edward H. Zebersky
Georgia N. John Bey
Georgia Stephen G. Lowry
Georgia Michael A. Prieto
Georgia Michael J. Warshauer
Hawaii Michael R. Cruise
Hawaii Matthew Caulfield Winter
Idaho Darrel W. Aherin
Idaho Jarom A. Whitehead
Illinois Robert S. Baizer
Illinois Devon C. Bruce
Illinois Brian LaCien
Illinois Randy Scott Cohn
Illinois Keith A. Hebeisen
Illinois Kenneth H. Levinson
Illinois Sara M. Salger
Indiana Kathy Farinas
Indiana Betsy K. Greene
Iowa Brian P. Galligan
Iowa Marc S. Harding
Kansas Dan Lykins
Kansas Bradley J. Prochaska
Kentucky Jennifer A. Moore
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 George S. Tolley, III
Maryland Wayne M. Willoughby
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 Chris 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 Edward H. Gersowitz
New York Ingrid H. Heide
New York Michael A. London
New York Stephan H. Peskin
New York Nicholas I. Timko
New York Perry Weitz
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 Jack B. Baldwin
Texas Erin K. Copeland
Texas Michael G. Guajardo
Texas Peter A. Kraus
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 Paul M. Simmons
Vermont Andrew Delaney
Virgin Islands Trudy Fenster
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
Atlantic Provinces Vacant
British Columbia Edward L. Montague
British Columbia A.C. Richard Parsons
Manitoba and Saskatchewan Ronald J. Balacko
Manitoba and Saskatchewan Vacant
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
Delaware Raeann C. Warner
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
Minnesota Alicia N. Sieben
Michigan Tiffany R. Ellis
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 Lindbo
Ohio Sean L. Walton, Jr.
Oklahoma Matthew J. Sill
Oregon Shenoa L. Payne
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
U.S. 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
Manitoba and Saskatchewan Loree Richardson
Ontario Jordan Assaraf
Quebec Andrea Erin Grass
Australia Philip A. Schubert
United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland
Mark Dalziel Gibson
Balance of the World  Sylwia Joanna Mysliwska

Caucus Representatives

LGBT Caucus  Andre Mura
   
Minority Caucus   Christopher H. Fitzgerald
Minority Caucus   Kelli Byers Hooper
Minority Caucus   Raymond R. Jones
Minority Caucus   Jason B. Penn
New Lawyers Kevin Biniazan
New Lawyers Stephanie M. Luzzi
New Lawyers Miranda L. Soucie
New Lawyers Larry Taylor, Jr.
Republican Caucus Peter Bowman Esq.
Republican Caucus Timothy A. Rowe
Women's Caucus Diane L. Cardoso
Women's Caucus Kelly Hyman
Women's Caucus Kristina N. Kastl
Women's Caucus Emily Peacock
Section Leaders Council Matthew A. Nace
Section Leaders Council Donald H. Slavik
Litigation Group Leaders Council Warren A. Collins
Litigation Group Leaders Council Maria B. Glorioso

Emeritus Members

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

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 Richard A. Gurfein
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 J. Gregory Webb
Governor-at-Large Laura V. Yaeger

Award Recipients

Award Recipient Richard A. Bieder
Award Recipient Elizabeth J. Cabraser
Award Recipient Robert A. Clifford
Award Recipient Ralph M. Cloar, Jr.
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 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 J. D. Lee
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 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 Florence J. Murray

 

Last updated September 23, 2020.