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 James R. Moncus, III
Alaska Mark Clayton Choate 
Alaska Phillip Paul Weidner 
Arizona David J. Diamond 
Arizona Frank Verderame 
Arkansas Paul Byrd 
Arkansas John Patterson 
California Lori E. Andrus 
California Mike Arias 
California Robert E. Cartwright, Jr.
California Christopher Dolan 
California Ingrid M. Evans 
California Eric H. Gibbs 
California Vincent D. Howard 
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 Sean C. Domnick 
Florida Brenda S. Fulmer 
Florida Rodney G. Gregory 
Florida James R. Holland 
Florida Ricardo M. Martinez-Cid 
Florida Herman J. Russomanno 
Florida Andrew J. Weinstein 
Florida Jeanmarie Whalen 
Florida Edward H. Zebersky 
Georgia N. John Bey 
Georgia Stephen R. Chance 
Georgia Stephen G. Lowry 
Georgia Michael J. Warshauer 
Hawaii Mark S. Davis 
Hawaii Wayne D. Parsons 
Idaho Darrel W. Aherin 
Idaho David E. Comstock 
Illinois Robert S. Baizer 
Illinois Kennith W. Blan, Jr.
Illinois Kathy Byrne 
Illinois Randy Scott Cohn 
Illinois Martin Healy, Jr.
Illinois Keith A. Hebeisen 
Indiana Thomas C. Doehrman 
Indiana Betsy K. Greene 
Iowa Brian P. Galligan 
Iowa Marc S. Harding 
Kansas Stephen G. Dickerson 
Kansas Thomas R Fields 
Kentucky Joseph D. Satterley 
Kentucky Tad Thomas 
Kentucky Tyler Smyth Thompson 
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 Martin Plaxen 
Maryland Wayne M. Willoughby 
Massachusetts Douglas K. Sheff Esq.
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 Daniel J. Brown 
Missouri Leland F. Dempsey 
Missouri Brett A. Emison 
Montana Lawrence A. Anderson 
Montana William A. Rossbach 
Nebraska James R. Harris 
Nebraska Robert R. Moodie 
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 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 Stewart J. Eisenberg 
Pennsylvania Michael J. Foley 
Pennsylvania Steven Tim Riley, Jr.
Pennsylvania Marc P. Weingarten 
Pennsylvania Sol H. Weiss 
Puerto Rico David Efron 
Puerto Rico Alberto J. Perez Hernandez 
Rhode Island Anthony Robert Leone 
Rhode Island Donald A. Migliori 
South Carolina Mark D. Chappell 
South Carolina Mark C. Joye 
South Carolina Pamela R. Mullis 
South Dakota Terrence R. Quinn 
South Dakota Clint Lee Sargent 
Tennessee Ronald J. Berke 
Tennessee Sidney W. Gilreath 
Texas Jack B. Baldwin 
Texas Ed Blizzard 
Texas Russell W. Budd 
Texas Michael G. Guajardo 
Texas Peter A. Kraus 
Texas Nelson J. Roach 
Texas Michael L. Slack 
Texas Melissa R. Smith 
Texas John Eddie Williams, 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 Charles J. Zauzig, III
Washington Maria S. Diamond 
Washington Karen Koehler 
Washington Brian F. Ladenburg 
West Virginia Timothy C. Bailey 
West Virginia T. Carroll McCarthy, Jr.
Wisconsin Robert L. Jaskulski 
Wisconsin Jay A. Urban 
Wyoming Mel C. Orchard, III
Wyoming Bryan Ulmer, III
   
Canada  
   
Alberta Clint G. Docken 
Atlantic Provinces Chesley F. Crosbie 
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 M. Claire Wilkinson 
Ontario Gary R. Will 
Quebec Marc Boulanger 
   
International  
   
Australia Simon Morrison 
Australia Andrew J. Stone 
Balance of the World John M. Beer 
Balance of the World Carlos Villacorta 
United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Clive A.W. Garner 
United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Mark A. Harvey 
   
Revitalization Board Members  
   
Alabama Diandra "Fu" Sima Debrosse Zimmermann 
Alaska Brooks Michael Hazelton 
Arizona Maren Tobler Hanson 
Arkansas JD Hays, Jr.
California Jessica Klarer Pride 
Colorado Molly L. Greenblatt 
Connecticut Patricia M. Cruz Fragoso 
Delaware Raeann C. Warner 
District of Columbia Caragh Glenn Fay 
Florida Nicholas Johnson 
Georgia Ryals Drayton Stone 
Hawaii Ilana Waxman 
Idaho Kira Dale Pfisterer 
Illinois Patrick A. Salvi, II
Indiana Katherine A. Brown-Henry 
Iowa Joseph M. Galligan 
Kentucky Jay R. Vaughn 
Louisiana Roshawn Donahue 
Maine Michael T. Bigos 
Maryland Jason Penn 
Massachusetts Lauren Guth Barnes 
Michigan Emily Peacock 
Minnesota Genevieve M. Zimmerman 
Mississippi Brandi Denton Gatewood 
Missouri Matthew D. Meyerkord 
Montana Alexander Blewett, IV
Nebraska Jon Rehm 
Nevada Christian M. Morris 
New Hampshire Holly B. Haines 
New Jersey Diane L. Cardoso 
New Mexico Adrian O. Vega 
New York Ingrid H. Heide 
North Carolina Lauren O. Newton 
North Dakota Tatum O'Brien Lindbo 
Ohio Calvin Sylvester Tregre, Jr.
Oklahoma Matthew J. Sill 
Oregon Timothy L. Williams 
Pennsylvania Matthew Rosenberg 
Rhode Island Zachary Mandell 
South Carolina W. Hugh McAngus, Jr.
South Dakota Nathan R. Oviatt 
Tennessee Thomas R. Greer 
Texas Skyler W. Stephens 
Utah Alyson McAllister 
Vermont Kelly E. Massicotte 
Virgin Islands Kye Walker 
Virginia Derrick L. Walker 
Washington Jason Amala 
West Virginia Taylor B. Downs 
Wisconsin Noah D. Domnitz 
Wyoming M. Kristeen Hand 
Alberta Shelagh L. McGregor 
British Columbia Krista L Simon 
Ontario Michelle F. Jorge 
Quebec Jeff Orenstein 
   
Caucus Reps  
   
Minority Caucus Board Rep. Rick Barrera, Jr.
Minority Caucus Board Rep. Rachel E. Gusman 
Minority Caucus Board Rep. Javier Herrera 
Minority Caucus Board Rep. Kristen B. Miller 
   
New Lawyers Board Rep.  D. Mitchell Garrett, Jr.
New Lawyers Board Rep.  Katie A. Hubbard 
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. A.J. De Bartolomeo 
Women's Caucus Board Rep. Wendy R. Fleishman 
Women's Caucus Board Rep. Rebecca McRae Langston 
Women's Caucus Board Rep. Bridget N. Long 
   
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 Andrew E. Bederman 
Governor-at-Large E. Drew Britcher 
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 Jackalyn A. Olinger 
Governor-at-Large Bryan D. Pope 
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 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 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 Bill Wagner 
AAJ Past President A. Ward Wagner, Jr.
AAJ Past President Les Weisbrod 
   
Chair, State Delegates Marianne C. LeBlanc