Lawyers Committee

The Lawyers Committee of the National Center for State Courts provides an opportunity for the leaders of the nation’s preeminent law firms to partner with the NCSC in building public understanding of the need for a strong and independent judiciary.

As officers of the court, lawyers have a special commitment to help improve the performance of the state courts for the benefit of their clients and the public. Membership in the Lawyers Committee is one important way to further this goal. Members of the NCSC’s Lawyers Committee participate in dialogues with state court leaders on judicial reform issues, and provide valuable input on NCSC activities in such areas as electronic discovery, the vanishing trial, and management of complex civil cases.

The National Center for State Courts deeply appreciates all of the members of Lawyers Committee for their generosity and valuable participation. To learn how your firm can participate, please email Katherine Dabney or call her at (757) 259-1527.

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Lawyers Committee Brochure (pdf)

Lawyers Committee Organization

Committee members participate actively in the development and implementation of the National Center’s programs and initiatives and provide advice and guidance to ensure that the Center’s work remains relevant and timely.

Chairs of the Lawyers Committee are selected from among the current membership. The committee is currently co-chaired by John H. Martin, Thompson & Knight and Robert S. Peck, Center for Constitutional Litigation PC.

The Lawyers Committee holds an annual meeting each fall in Washington, D.C. Members are also invited to attend the annual Justice Roundtable event, which brings together state chief justices, members of the NCSC Board of Directors, and the General Counsel and Lawyers Committees to discuss issues of common concern to business and court communities. The 2013 NCSC meetings and events will be held on November 20 - 21 in Washington, D.C.

Members of the Lawyers Committee make a leadership annual contribution to the National Center.

Participating firms are also eligible to designate an attorney to participate in the Young Lawyers Committee.

Lawyers Committee Membership
*denotes 20-year contributors
Co-Chairs
John H. Martin
Thompson & Knight
Robert S. Peck
Center for Constitutional Litigation
Stewart D. Aaron
Arnold & Porter
Edward W. Madeira Jr.
Pepper Hamilton
Curtis H. Barnette
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom* (Retired)
Robert E. Maloney Jr.
Lane Powell
G. Michael Barnhill
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
Alan E. Mansfield
Greenberg Traurig
Paul A. Barrett
Barrett & Gilman
L. Gino Marchetti Jr.
Taylor Pigue Marchetti & Mink
Martine M. Beamon
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Joseph R. Marconi
Johnson & Bell
David J. Beck
Beck Redden
James C. Martin
Reed Smith
Mark A. Behrens
Shook Hardy & Bacon
John H. Martin
Thompson & Knight
Sheila L. Birnbaum
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Mary Massaron Ross
Plunkett Cooney
Rolin P. Bissell
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor
Wendy D. May
Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer
C. Mitchell Brown
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Michael X. McBride
Connell Foley
David L. Brown
Hansen McClintock & Riley
James B. McMath
McMath Woods
Russell Budd
Baron & Budd
Manuel A. Medrano
Medrano & Carlton
Colin F. Campbell
Osborn Maledon
Donna D. Melby
Paul Hastings
James M. Campbell
Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy
Jack B. Middleton
McLane Graf Raulerson & Middleton
Jan M. Carroll
Barnes & Thornburg
Honorable E. Leo Milonas
Pillsbury Winthrop
Otis W. Carroll
Ireland, Carroll & Kelley
Michael Mone Sr., Esq.
Esdaile Barrett Jacobs & Mone
Honorable John H. Cayce Jr.
Kelly Hart & Hallman
Edward W. Mullins Jr.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
David E. Christensen
Gursten Koltonow Gursten Christensen & Raitt
Gary P. Naftalis
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frakel
Richard W. Clary
Cravath Swaine & Moore*
Charles M. Noteboom
Noteboom, The Law Firm
Curt W. Clausen
Stark, Williamson & Clausen
Gareth W. Notis
Morrison Mahoney
Anne E. Cohen
Debevoise & Plimpton
Thomas C. O'Brien
Miller Canfield
Michael A. Cooper
Sullivan & Cromwell
Ronald L. Olson
Munger Tolles & Olson
Molly H. Craig
Hood Law Firm
Theodore B. Olson
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Gary T. Culbreath
Gallivan White & Boyd
Bruce R. Parker
Venable
Sally R. Culley
Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell
Robert S. Peck
Center for Constitutional Litigation
Mark A. Cunningham
Jones Walker
Kathleen F. Peterson
Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi
John J. Curtin Jr.
Bingham McCutchen
John "Jack" C. Phillips
Phillips Goldman & Spence
Thomas H. Dahlk
Kutak Rock
Alan I. Raylesberg
Chadbourne & Parke
Frank J. Daily
Quarles & Brady
Harry M. Reasoner
Vinson & Elkins
Stephen C. Dillard
Fulbright & Jaworski
B. Wilson Redfearn
Tybout Redfearn & Pell
Allyson B. DiRocco
Morris James
Phillip E. Reeves
Gallivan White & Boyd
Douglas S. Eakeley
Lowenstein Sandler
John L. Riccolo Esq.
Riccolo & Semelroth
Bruce W. Felmly
McLane Graf Raulerson & Middleton
F. James Robinson, Jr.
Hite, Fanning & Honeyman LLP
Richards Ford
Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford
Wm. T. "Bill" Robinson III
Frost Brown Todd
George S. Frazza
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler
Benjamin C. Sasse
Tucker Ellis
Mark Garriga
Butler Snow
William Savitt
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz*
Daniel J. Gerber
Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell
Lisa A. Schmidt
Richards Layton & Finger
Richard C. Godfrey
Kirkland & Ellis*
Eugene A. Schoon
Sidley Austin
Thomas A. Gottschalk
Kirkland & Ellis*
Susan C. Sears
Littler Mendelson
Maurice B. Graham
Gray, Ritter & Graham
Scott S. Segal
The Segal Law Firm
William H. Graham
Connoll Foley (Retired)
Samuel W. Silver
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis
Stuart M. Grant
Grant & Eisenhofer
John M. Simpson
Fulbright & Jaworski*
Stanley M. Grossman
Grossman LLP
Stuart H. Singer
Boies Schiller & Flexner
Robert L. Haig
Kelley Drye & Warren
Michael W. Smith
Christian and Barton*
Judy Simmons Henry
Wright Lindsey & Jennings
Louis M. Solomon
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Lawrence T. Hoyle
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis
Jennifer L. Spaziano
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Lamont A. Jefferson
Haynes & Boone
David Sterling
Baker Botts
Raoul Kennedy
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
David S. Steuer
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Henry L. King
Davis Polk & Wardwell*
Kenneth M. Suggs
Janet Jenner & Suggs
Michael F. Kinney
Cassem Tierney Adams Gotch & Douglas
Matthew Tharney
McCarter & English
James B. Kobak Jr.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed
Honorable E. Norman Veasey
Weil Gotshal & Manges
William M. Lafferty
Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell
Sylvia H. Walbolt
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
David C. Landin
Hunton & Williams*
Bradish J. Waring
Nexsen Pruet
Mary Nold Larimore
Ice Miller
Honorable Daniel E. Wathen
Pierce Atwood
James K. Leader
Leader & Berkon
Honorable Peter D. Webster
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
Richard H. Levenstein
Kramer Sopko & Levenstein
Jeffrey T. Wiley
Dickie McCamey & Chilcote
L. Joseph Loveland Jr.
King & Spalding*
W. Wayne Withers
Bryan Cave
Patricia Lowry
Squire Sanders & Dempsey
Donald J. Wolfe Jr.
Potter Anderson & Corroon
Dan Worthington
Atlas Hall & Rodriguez