LGBT Caucus

All members who identify as a member of the LGBT community, or as an ally, can join the LGBT Caucus, a networking group that focuses on membership, fundraising, education, and public service.

LGBT Caucus: Expanding Its Impact, Growing Its Membership

While the LGBT Caucus is AAJ's newest caucus, it has grown quickly.  To help members keep connected, the caucus hosts virtual monthly happy hours and meets in person at AAJ's conventions.
Interested in joining? All  AAJ members who identify as a member of the LGBT community, or as an ally, are welcome.

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Stephen Skinner

Skinner Law Firm Charles Town, WV
Chair, LGBT Caucus Leaders Forum Firm PAC Eagle DONOR

"I am honored to serve as Chair of the LGBT Caucus, and I look forward to working with you all to make this caucus—and AAJ—a vibrant and inclusive community. I believe we can do this through increasing our membership and providing our members with the resources and support they need to succeed in their careers. I would also like to see the Caucus advocate for LGBTQ+ trial lawyers and clients, working to ensure that everyone feels welcome and supported inside and outside the courtroom."

2023-2024 Caucus Leadership

  • Chair: Stephen G. Skinner | Skinner Law Firm, Charles Town, WV
  • Chair-Elect: Casey R. Johnson | Aitken*Aitken*Cohn, Santa Ana, CA
  • Treasurer: BW Walas | Bullock Ward Mason, LLC, Little Rock, AR
  • Secretary: Brandi Denton Gatewood | Gatewood Law, PLLC, Forest, MS
  • Immediate Past Chair & Representative to the AAJ Board of Governors: Guy D'Andrea | Laffey Bucci Kent, LLP, Philadelphia, PA
Wool-Yaeger-Cabraser Scholarship

To further the their outreach, the caucus has created a convention scholarship. This scholarship funds the attendance of a LGBT trial lawyer member to attend AAJ's annual convention. AAJ's conventions are the best way to connect and learn from a national network of leading trial lawyers.

Learn more about the scholarshipContribute to the scholarship fund
June Is LGBT Caucus Spotlight Month

While the LGBT Caucus may be AAJ's newest caucus, it has quickly established itself as a valuable and engaged part of the trial lawyer community. Over 1,300 AAJ members who self-identify as a member of the LGBT community or as an LGBT ally, have joined, and all voting members are welcome.

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Join the caucus!

Update your profile to self-identify as LGBT or an ally, join the list server, and join our closed Facebook group to keep up-to-date with caucus events and activities. Contact AAJ Membership to get started. Contact Us