AAJ Diplomates and ASTA Awardees

AAJ members who have achieved Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy (ASTA) status and the status of Diplomate as part of the Achievement Recognition Program (ARP) have accomplished this feat through continued education through AAJ. The goal of the programs is to build and develop professional knowledge through a continuing commitment to improving practical knowledge of trial skills and substantive law. Active participation in the program provides recognition for dedication, commitment, and enthusiasm to pursuing legal education. 

ARP participants are awarded the distinction of Advocate, Fellow, and Diplomate depending on the number of hours of continuing legal education completed. AAJ Diplomates have attended over 400 hours of qualifying AAJ Education programs—including AAJ Education's Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course: Art of Persuasion. ASTA achievers completed a rigorous curriculum that encompasses the skills and experience deemed by The National College of Advocacy and AAJ to be essential to a well-rounded legal training and a successful trial practice. The following AAJ members have shown their commitment to continuing legal education and AAJ Education. For more information on becoming an AAJ Diplomate or to view the ASTA curriculum, visit the Professional Recognition Page.

Alabama

Gregory S. Cusimano*
Stephen D. Heninger
C. Delaine Mountain
Tom L. Larkin
Thomas S. McGrath

Arizona

David A. Wenner*
Arthur E. Lloyd*

Arkansas

Frank H. Bailey

Ward M. Merdes*

California

John E. Hill
Edward C.Y. Lau
Daniel Rodriguez*
Gerson H. Smoger, Ph.D., J.D.

Laurence F. Padway
Derek Pakiz
James W. Vititoe
David M. Arbogast
Thomas D. Penfield
​Frederick Schenk
Lesley Ann Clement

Colorado

William L. Keating
J. Keith Killian
Larry Dean Lee
Lance M. Sears*
W. Harold Flowers, Jr.
Carrie R. Frank*
Murray Ogborn
James L. Gilbert

Connecticut

Vincent M. DeAngelo*
Eddi Z. Zyko
Ernest F. Teitell*

Florida

Timothy F. Prugh
J. Ron Smith

Georgia

David Wm. Boone
James C. Carr

Idaho

Darrel W. Aherin
William L. Mauk

Illinois

Patricia C. Bobb
Robert D. Kreisman
Roman R. Okrei

Indiana

Vernon J. Petri
Mary Beth Ramey
Daniel S. Chamberlain
Richard D. Hailey
Charles D. Hankey
C. Dennis Wegner

Iowa

Roxanne Barton Conlin
Marc S. Harding

Kansas

Peter A. Jouras*

Kentucky

Gary C. Johnson
Peter Perlman
Richard M. Rawdon, Jr.
Martha Marie Eastman*

Louisiana

Maury A. Herman
Russ M. Herman
Lawrence K. Burleigh
William H. Goforth
Robert E. Kleinpeter

Massachusetts

Douglas K. Sheff

Maryland

Augustus F. Brown

Michigan

Linda Miller Atkinson
O'Neal O. Wright

Minnesota

Mark R. Kosieradzki
Kathleen Flynn Peterson

Mississippi

Jon A. Swartzfager
Isaac K. Byrd, Jr.

Missouri

Richard E. Schwartz
R. Deryl Edwards (posthumously)*
James H. Thompson, Jr.*
Douglass F. Noland

Nevada

George F. McNally
Timothy R. Titolo

New Jersey

Bruce H. Stern
Donald G. Targan
Thomas J. Vesper

New Mexico

Turner W. Branch
Joseph M. Fine

New York

Charles N. Rock*
Edward P. Ryan
Steven G. Schiesel*
Christopher J. O'Brien
Harlan A. Wittenstein
Paul H. Schietroma

North Carolina

Donald H. Beskind*
Elizabeth F. Kuniholm
Scott D. Beal

Kathleen G. Sumner

North Dakota

David R. Bossart

Ohio

Stephen J. Brown
Edward G. Kramer
Alfred K. Nippert, Jr.

Oklahoma

Richard Andrew Shallcross

Oregon

J. William Savage
Roger J. Leo

Pennsylvania

Matthew A. Cartwright
Jerry R. Knafo
Marion K. Munley
Rhonda H. Wilson*

Rhode Island

Richard A. Boren
Mark S. Mandell
Amato A. DeLuca

South Dakota

Terence R. Quinn♦​
Nancy J. Turbak
Michael D. Stevens

South Carolina

O. Fayrell Furr, Jr.
Justin S. Kahn
Michael D. Brown

Texas

Lisa Blue Baron, J.D., Ph.D.
Steven C. Laird 
Howard L. Nations*
Robert L. Collins
Randell C. Roberts*
R. Gary Stephens
Daniel B. Linebaugh

Tennessee

Larry V. Roberts*
R. Eddie Davidson
Donna R. Davis
Phillip H. Miller*
Sidney W.Gilreath
Morgan G. Adams

Vermont

Jerome F. O'Neill

Virginia

Jeffrey A. Breit
Joel D. Bieber

Washington, DC

Patrick M. Regan
William P. Lightfoot*

West Virginia

James B. Lees, Jr.

Wisconsin

Paul J. Scoptur*
Thomas Kyle*

 

 

*These members have completed both the NCA's Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy (ASTA) program and Achievement Recognition Program (ARP).

♦These members have completed the NCA's Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy (ASTA) program.