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
   
AK George M. Kapolchok 
AK Phillip Paul Weidner 
AL J. Brian Duncan, Jr.
AL Emily Hawk Mills 
AL James R. Moncus, III
AR Paul Byrd 
AR John Patterson 
AZ David J. Diamond 
AZ Frank Verderame 
CA Lori E. Andrus 
CA Mike Arias 
CA Robert E. Cartwright, Jr.
CA Thomas M. Dempsey 
CA Christopher Dolan 
CA Ingrid M. Evans 
CA Eric H. Gibbs 
CA Vincent D. Howard 
CA Frederick Schenk 
CA Christine Spagnoli
CA Jim Vititoe 
CO J. Kyle Bachus 
CO Jim Leventhal 
CT David W. Cooney 
CT Michael J. Walsh 
DC Patrick A. Malone 
DC Patrick M. Regan 
DE Beverly L. Bove 
DE Joseph W. Weik 
FL Sean C. Domnick 
FL Brenda S. Fulmer 
FL Rodney G. Gregory 
FL James R. Holland 
FL Ricardo M. Martinez-Cid 
FL Herman J. Russomanno 
FL Andrew J. Weinstein 
FL Jeanmarie Whalen 
FL Edward H. Zebersky 
GA Stephen G. Lowry 
GA Adam Malone 
GA R. Clay Milling 
GA Michael J. Warshauer 
HI Mark S. Davis 
HI Wayne D. Parsons 
IA Brian P. Galligan 
IA Marc S. Harding 
ID Darrel W. Aherin 
ID David E. Comstock 
IL Kennith W. Blan, Jr.
IL Kathy Byrne 
IL Randy Scott Cohn 
IL Martin Healy, Jr.
IL Keith A. Hebeisen 
IL Antonio M. Romanucci 
IN Thomas C. Doehrman 
IN Betsy K. Greene 
KS Stephen G. Dickerson 
KS Thomas R Fields 
KY Joseph D. Satterley 
KY Tad Thomas 
KY Tyler Smyth Thompson 
LA Scott R. Bickford 
LA Daniel S. Foley 
LA Stephen J. Herman 
LA Robert E. Kleinpeter 
MA Douglas K. Sheff 
MA Edwin L. Wallace 
MD Bruce Martin Plaxen 
MD Wayne M. Willoughby 
ME Daniel G. Kagan 
ME Christopher R. Largay 
MI Brian J. McKeen 
MI Jesse M. Reiter 
MN Yvonne M. Flaherty 
MN Kate E. Jaycox 
MO Daniel J. Brown 
MO Leland F. Dempsey 
MO James H. Thompson, Jr.
MS John W. Kitchens 
MS Chuck R. McRae 
MT Lawrence A. Anderson 
MT William A. Rossbach 
NC Douglas B. Abrams 
NC Charles G. Monnett, III
ND Mark V. Larson 
ND Tim M. O'Keeffe 
NE James R. Harris 
NE Robert R. Moodie 
NH Leslie C. Nixon 
NH Thomas R. Watson 
NJ E. Drew Britcher 
NJ Joseph C. Grassi 
NJ Christopher Placitella 
NM David J. Jaramillo 
NM Kathleen J. Love 
NV Brian D. Nettles 
NV Matthew L. Sharp 
NY Shoshana T. Bookson 
NY Edward H. Gersowitz 
NY Benedict P. Morelli 
NY Stephan H. Peskin 
NY Nicholas I. Timko 
NY Perry Weitz 
OH Mark Kitrick 
OH John A. Lancione 
OH Richard W. Schulte 
OH Russell Smith 
OK Frank Frasier 
OK Simone Gosnell Fulmer 
OR Kathryn H. Clarke 
OR Thomas D'Amore 
PA Thomas R. Anapol 
PA Stewart J. Eisenberg 
PA Michael J. Foley 
PA Steven Tim Riley, Jr.
PA Marc P. Weingarten 
PA Sol H. Weiss 
PR David Efron 
PR Alberto J. Perez Hernandez 
RI Anthony Robert Leone 
RI Donald A. Migliori 
SC Mark D. Chappell 
SC Mark C. Joye 
SC Pamela R. Mullis 
SD Terrence R. Quinn 
SD Clint Lee Sargent 
TN Ronald J. Berke 
TN Sidney W. Gilreath 
TX Jack B. Baldwin 
TX Ed Blizzard 
TX Debbie D. Branson 
TX Russell W. Budd 
TX Peter A. Kraus 
TX Nelson J. Roach 
TX Michael L. Slack 
TX Melissa R. Smith 
TX John Eddie Williams, Jr.
UT C. Richard Henriksen, Jr.
UT Paul M. Simmons 
VA W. Coleman Allen, Jr.
VA Charles J. Zauzig, III
VI Trudy Fenster 
VI Lee J. Rohn 
VT Jerome F. O'Neill 
VT Todd D. Schlossberg 
WA Maria S. Diamond 
WA Karen Koehler 
WA Brian F. Ladenburg 
WI Robert L. Jaskulski 
WI Jay A. Urban 
WV Timothy C. Bailey 
WV T. Carroll McCarthy, Jr.
WY Mel C. Orchard, III
WY G. Bryan Ulmer, III
   
Canada
   
AB Clint G. Docken 
Atlantic Provinces Chesley F. Crosbie 
Atlantic Provinces Raymond F. Wagner 
BC Edward L. Montague 
BC A. C. Richard Parsons 
Manatoba and Saskatchewan Ronald J. Balacko 
Manatoba and Saskatchewan Reginald A. Watson 
ON M. Claire Wilkinson 
ON Gary R. Will 
QC Marc Boulanger 
   
International
   
Australia Simon Morrison 
Australia Andrew J. Stone 
Balance of the World John M. Beer 
United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Clive A.W. Garner 
United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Mark A. Harvey 
   
Revitalization Board Members
   
AK Brooks Michael Hazelton 
AR JD Hays, Jr.
AZ Maren Tobler Hanson 
CA Jessica Klarer Pride 
CO Molly L. Greenblatt 
CT Patricia M. Cruz Fragoso 
DC Caragh Glenn Fay 
DE Raeann C. Warner 
FL Aaron Watson 
GA Ryals Drayton Stone 
HI Erin Cassell Davis 
IA Joseph M. Galligan 
ID Kira Dale Pfisterer 
IL Patrick A. Salvi, II
IN Katherine A. Brown-Henry 
KY Jay R. Vaughn 
LA Roshawn Donahue 
MA Lauren Guth Barnes 
MD Jason Penn 
ME Michael T. Bigos 
MI Emily Peacock 
MN Genevieve M. Zimmerman 
MO Matthew D. Meyerkord 
MS Brandi Denton Gatewood 
MT Alexander Blewett, IV
NC Lauren O. Newton 
ND Tatum O'Brien Lindbo 
NE Jon Rehm 
NH Holly B. Haines 
NJ Diane L. Cardoso 
NM Adrian O. Vega 
NV Christian M. Morris 
NY Ingrid H. Heide 
OH Calvin Sylvester Tregre, Jr.
OK Matthew J. Sill 
OR Timothy L. Williams 
PA Matthew Rosenberg 
RI Zachary Mandell 
SC W. Hugh McAngus, Jr.
SD Nathan R. Oviatt 
TN Thomas R. Greer 
TX Skyler W. Stephens 
UT Alyson McAllister 
VI Kye Walker 
VT Kelly E. Massicotte 
WA Jason Amala 
WI Noah D. Domnitz 
WV Taylor B. Downs 
WY M. Kristeen Hand 
BC Krista L Simon 
ON Michelle F. Jorge 
   
Caucus Reps
   
Minority Caucus Board Rep. Rachel E. Gusman 
Minority Caucus Board Rep. Javier Herrera 
Minority Caucus Board Rep. Jackalyn A. Olinger 
Minority Caucus Board Rep. Navan Ward, Jr.
   
New Lawyers Board Rep.  Katie A. Hubbard 
New Lawyers Board Rep.  Jennifer M. Lipinski 
New Lawyers Board Rep.  Kevin Michael Monsour 
New Lawyers Board Rep.  M. Brandon Smith 
   
Republican Caucus Board Rep. Miriam R. Bourdette 
Republican Caucus Board Rep. Philip C. Bourdette 
   
Women's Caucus Board Rep. Wendy R. Fleishman 
Women's Caucus Board Rep. Kristina N. Kastl 
Women's Caucus Board Rep. Rebecca McRae Langston 
Women's Caucus Board Rep. Marianne C. LeBlanc 
   
Section Leaders Council Rep. Michael R. Hugo 
Section Leaders Council Rep. Kristine Keala Meredith 
Litigation Grp Ldrs Coun. Rep Martin D. Crump 
Litigation Grp Ldrs Coun. Rep Lawrence M. Simon 
   
Governors-at-Large
   
Governor-at-Large Jennie Lee Anderson 
Governor-at-Large Richard A. Gurfein 
Governor-at-Large Marion K. Munley 
Governor-at-Large Christopher T. Nace 
Governor-at-Large William D. Nefzger 
Governor-at-Large Vicki R. Slater 
Governor-at-Large Donald H. Slavik 
Governor-at-Large Laura V. Yaeger 
   
Award Recipients
   
Award Recipient Linda Miller Atkinson 
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 W. Mark Lanier 
Award Recipient Philip F. Maher 
Award Recipient Howard L. Nations 
Award Recipient Leonard A. Orman 
Award Recipient Gerry L. Spence 
   
AAJ Past Presidents
   
AAJ Past President Mary E. Alexander 
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 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 C. Gibson Vance 
AAJ Past President A. Ward Wagner, Jr.
AAJ Past President Bill Wagner 
AAJ Past President Les Weisbrod 
   
Chair, State Delegates Troy N. Giatras