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Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is the governing body of the Association, charged under the AAJ Bylaws with establishing and approving Association policies, including the adoption of a three-year Association budget on an annual basis. The Board meets regularly, four times a year, at the Annual and Winter Conventions and at a Spring and Fall Meeting. On rare occasions, special meetings of the Board may be called by order of the President, but only one such meeting has been called during the past decade. 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 Board of Governors list is ordered by the jurisdiction each member represents.

 

United States  
   
Alabama J. Brian  Duncan, Jr.
Alabama Emily Hawk Mills 
Alabama Jamie  Moncus 
Alaska Mark Clayton Choate 
Alaska Phillip Paul Weidner 
Arizona David J. Diamond 
Arizona Frank  Verderame 
Arkansas Paul  Byrd 
Arkansas JD  Hays, Jr.
California Lori E. Andrus 
California Mike  Arias 
California Christopher T. Aumais 
California Robert E. Cartwright, Jr.
California A.J.  de Bartolomeo 
California Christopher  Dolan 
California Ingrid M. Evans 
California Jason Scott Hartley 
California Craig M. Peters 
California Frederick  Schenk 
California Christine  Spagnoli 
California Jim  Vititoe 
Colorado J. Kyle Bachus 
Colorado Jim  Leventhal 
Connecticut David W. Cooney 
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 Patrick S. Montoya 
Florida Troy A. Rafferty 
Florida Herman J. Russomanno 
Florida Jeanmarie  Whalen 
Florida Edward H. Zebersky 
Georgia N. John Bey 
Georgia Stephen R. Chance 
Georgia Stephen G. Lowry 
Georgia Michael J. Warshauer 
Hawaii Michael R. Cruise 
Hawaii Matthew Caulfield Winter 
Idaho Darrel W. Aherin 
Idaho David E. Comstock 
Illinois Robert S. Baizer 
Illinois Kathy  Byrne 
Illinois David I. Cates 
Illinois Randy Scott Cohn 
Illinois Keith A. Hebeisen 
Illinois Martin  Healy, Jr.
Indiana Thomas C. Doehrman 
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 Daniel S. Foley 
Louisiana Stephen J. Herman 
Louisiana Robert E. Kleinpeter 
Maine Daniel G. Kagan 
Maine Christopher R. Largay 
Maryland Bruce M. Plaxen 
Maryland George S. Tolley, III
Maryland Wayne M. Willoughby 
Massachusetts Douglas K. Sheff 
Massachusetts Edwin L. Wallace 
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 William A. Rossbach 
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 Thomas R. Watson 
New Jersey Michael A. Galpern 
New Jersey Christopher  Placitella 
New Jersey Francisco J. Rodriguez 
New Mexico David J. Jaramillo 
New Mexico Kathleen J. Love 
New York Shoshana T. Bookson 
New York Michael E. Duffy 
New York Edward H. Gersowitz 
New York Leslie D. Kelmachter 
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 
Ohio Russell  Smith 
Oklahoma Frank  Frasier 
Oklahoma Simone Gosnell Fulmer 
Oregon Kathryn H. Clarke 
Oregon Thomas  D'Amore 
Pennsylvania Thomas R. Anapol 
Pennsylvania Larry  Bendesky 
Pennsylvania Joshua P. Geist 
Pennsylvania Ruben  Honik 
Pennsylvania Marion K. Munley 
Pennsylvania Steven Tim Riley, Jr.
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 Terence R. Quinn 
Tennessee Ronald J. Berke 
Tennessee Sidney W. Gilreath 
Texas Jack B. Baldwin 
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 
Texas John Eddie  Williams, Jr.
Utah C. Richard Henriksen, Jr.
Utah Paul M. Simmons
Vermont Jerome F. O'Neill 
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 T. Carroll McCarthy, Jr.
Wisconsin Robert L. Jaskulski 
Wisconsin Jay A. Urban 
Wyoming Bryan  Ulmer, III
Wyoming Mel C. Orchard, III
   
Canada  
   
Alberta Clint G. Docken 
Atlantic Provinces John  McKiggan 
Atlantic Provinces Raymond F. Wagner 
British Columbia Edward L. Montague 
British Columbia A.C. Richard Parsons 
Manatoba and Saskatchewan Ronald J. Balacko 
Manatoba and Saskatchewan Reginald A. Watson 
Ontario Claire  Wilkinson 
Ontario Gary R. Will 
Quebec Marc  Boulanger 
Quebec Jeff  Orenstein 
   
International  
   
Australia Noorani  Blumer 
Australia Simon  Morrison 
Balance of the World John M. Beer 
Balance of the World Carlos  Villacorta 
United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Mark A. Harvey 
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 Jessica Klarer Pride 
Colorado Molly L. Greenblatt 
Connecticut Patricia M. Cruz Fragoso 
Delaware Raeann C. Warner 
District of Columbia Caragh Glenn Fay 
Florida Jennifer M. Lipinski 
Georgia Ryals Drayton Stone 
Hawaii Ilana K. Waxman 
Idaho Taylor L. Mossman-Fletcher 
Illinois Patrick A. Salvi, II
Indiana Katherine A. Brown-Henry 
Kansas Ryan A. Prochaska 
Kentucky Lindsay Ann Lawrence 
Louisiana Emily  Jeffcott 
Maine Michael T. Bigos 
Maryland Jason  Penn 
Massachusetts Lauren Guth Barnes 
Michigan Emily  Peacock 
Minnesota Alicia N. Sieben 
Mississippi Brandi Denton Gatewood 
Missouri Lauren E. Williams 
Montana Domenic A. Cossi 
Nevada Christian M. Morris 
New Hampshire Anthony M. Carr 
New Jersey Jared M. Placitella 
New Mexico Adrian O. Vega 
New York Ingrid H. Heide 
North Carolina Lauren O. Newton 
North Dakota Tatum  O'Brien Lindbo 
Ohio Sean L. Walton, Jr.
Oklahoma Matthew J. Sill 
Oregon Timothy L. Williams 
Pennsylvania Matthew  Rosenberg 
South Carolina William Hugh McAngus, Jr.
South Dakota Nathan R. Oviatt 
Tennessee Caroline Ramsey Taylor 
Texas Erin Joyanna Oglesby 
Utah Alyson Carter McAllister 
Virginia Erin E. Jewell 
Washington Gemma Nadine Zanowski 
West Virginia Taylor B. Downs 
Wisconsin Noah D. Domnitz 
Alberta Shelagh L. McGregor 
British Columbia Bryan E. Fitzpatrick 
Manitoba and Saskatchewan Loree  Richardson 
Ontario Duncan Francis Macgillivray 
Quebec Andrea Erin Grass 
Balance of the World Sylwia Joanna Mysliwska 
United Kingdom and Ireland Mark Dalziel Gibson 
   
   
Caucus Reps  
   
Minority Caucus Board Rep. Javier L. Herrera 
Minority Caucus Board Rep. Danielle W. Mason 
Minority Caucus Board Rep. Ervin B. Nevitt 
Minority Caucus Board Rep. Tifanie  Owens 
   
New Lawyers Board Rep.  Melissa  Hague 
New Lawyers Board Rep.  Katie A. Hubbard 
New Lawyers Board Rep.  Kevin Michael Monsour 
New Lawyers Board Rep.  Kurt M. Zaner 
   
Republican Caucus Board Rep. Peter  Bowman
Republican Caucus Board Rep. Lance  Cooper 
   
Women's Caucus Board Rep. Karen Hope Beyea-Schroeder 
Women's Caucus Board Rep. Wendy R. Fleishman 
Women's Caucus Board Rep. Jennifer J. Greene 
Women's Caucus Board Rep. Bridget N. Long 
   
Section Leaders Council Rep. Kristine Keala Meredith 
Section Leaders Council Rep. Matthew A. Nace 
   
Litigation Grp Ldrs Coun. Rep Erin K. Copeland 
Litigation Grp Ldrs Coun. Rep Maria B. Glorioso 
   
Governors-at-Large  
   
Governor-at-Large Jennie Lee Anderson 
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 Marianne C. LeBlanc 
Governor-at-Large Christopher T. Nace 
Governor-at-Large Jackalyn A. Olinger Rochelle 
Governor-at-Large Roger W. Orlando 
Governor-at-Large Donald H. Slavik 
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 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 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 Gary M. Paul 
AAJ Past President Eugene I. Pavalon 
AAJ Past President Peter  Perlman 
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 A. Ward Wagner, Jr.
AAJ Past President Bill  Wagner 
AAJ Past President Les  Weisbrod 
   
Chair, State Delegates Rebecca McRae Langston