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 Judicial Excellence Events will be held on November 20-21, 2014, 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
Donna D. Melby 
Paul Hastings
Todd A. Smith 
Power Rogers & Smith

Stewart D. Aaron
Arnold & Porter

Richard H. Levenstein
Kramer Sopko & Levenstein

Robert H. Alexander Jr.
The Law Office of Robert H. Alexander Jr.

L. Joseph Loveland Jr. 
King & Spalding*

Cristina Alonso
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

Patricia E. Lowry
Squire Patton Boggs

Elena R. Baca
Paul Hastings

Edward W. Madeira Jr. 
Pepper Hamilton

Curtis H. Barnette 
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom* (Retired)

Michael P. Maguire 
Michael Maguire & Associates

G. Michael Barnhill 
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

Robert E. Maloney Jr. 
Lane Powell

Paul A. Barrett 
Barrett & Gilman

Alan E. Mansfield
Greenberg Traurig

Hunter M. Barrow
Thompson & Knight 

L. Gino Marchetti Jr.
Taylor Pigue Marchetti & Mink

Luther J. Battiste III 
Johnson Toal & Battiste

Joseph R. Marconi
Johnson & Bell

Martine M. Beamon
Davis Polk & Wardwell

James C. Martin
Reed Smith

David J. Beck 
Beck Redden

Mary Massaron Ross
Plunkett Cooney

Mark A. Behrens
Shook Hardy & Bacon

Wendy D. May
Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer

Paul D. Bekman
Salisbury Clements Bekman Marder & Adkin

Michael X. McBride
Connell Foley

Sheila L. Birnbaum 
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

James B. McMath
McMath Woods

Rolin P. Bissell 
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor

Manuel A. Medrano
Medrano & Carlton

Matthew W. Broughton 
Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore

Jack B. Middleton 
McLane Graf Raulerson & Middleton

C. Mitchell Brown 
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

Honorable E. Leo Milonas 
Pillsbury Winthrop

David L. Brown
Hansen McClintock & Riley

Steven F. Molo

Russell Budd
Baron & Budd

Michael Mone Sr.
Esdaile Barrett Jacobs & Mone

Elizabeth J. Cabraser 
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

Edward W. Mullins Jr. 
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

Colin F. Campbell
Osborn Maledon

Gary P. Naftalis
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel

James M. Campbell
Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy

Charles M. Noteboom 
Noteboom, The Law Firm

Jan M. Carroll 
Barnes & Thornburg

Gareth W. Notis 
Morrison Mahoney

Otis W. Carroll 
Ireland Carroll & Kelley

Thomas C. O'Brien 
Miller Canfield

Honorable John H. Cayce Jr. 
Kelly Hart & Hallman

Ronald L. Olson 
Munger Tolles & Olson

David E. Christensen
Christensen Law

Theodore B. Olson 
Gibson Dunn

Richard W. Clary 
Cravath Swaine & Moore*

Scott Oostdyk 

Curt W. Clausen
Stark Williamson & Clausen

Bruce R. Parker 

Anne E. Cohen 
Debevoise & Plimpton

Robert S. Peck
Center for Constitutional Litigation

Michael A. Cooper 
Sullivan & Cromwell

Kathleen Flynn Peterson
Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi

Molly H. Craig 
Hood Law Firm

John "Jack" C. Phillips
Phillips Goldman & Spence

Gary T. Culbreath
Gallivan White & Boyd

Alan I. Raylesberg
Chadbourne & Parke

Sally R. Culley 
Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell

Harry M. Reasoner
Vinson & Elkins

Mark A. Cunningham 
Jones Walker

B. Wilson Redfearn
Tybout Redfearn & Pell

John J. Curtin Jr. 
Bingham McCutchen

Phillip E. Reeves
Gallivan White & Boyd

Thomas H. Dahlk 
Kutak Rock

John L. Riccolo Esq.
Riccolo Semelroth & Henningsen

Frank J. Daily 
Quarles & Brady 

F. James Robinson Jr.
Hite Fanning & Honeyman

Andrew R. DeVooght 

Wm. T. "Bill" Robinson III
Frost Brown Todd

Christina U.  Douglas
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

Benjamin C. Sasse
Tucker Ellis

Douglas S. Eakeley
Lowenstein Sandler

William Savitt
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz*

Bruce W. Felmly 
McLane Graf Raulerson & Middleton

Lisa A. Schmidt
Richards Layton & Finger

Thomas V. Flaherty
Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso

Eugene A. Schoon
Sidley Austin

Richards H. Ford 
Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford

Susan C. Sears
Littler Mendelson

George S. Frazza 
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler

Scott S. Segal
The Segal Law Firm

Mark Garriga
Butler Snow

Samuel W. Silver 
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis

Daniel J. Gerber
Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell

Stuart H. Singer 
Boies Schiller & Flexner

Richard C. Godfrey 
Kirkland & Ellis*

Michael W. Smith 
Christian and Barton*

Thomas A. Gottschalk 
Kirkland & Ellis*

Louis M. Solomon
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Maurice B. Graham 
Gray Ritter & Graham

Jennifer L. Spaziano
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

William H. Graham 
Connoll Foley (Retired)

Honorable Myron T. Steele
Potter Anderson & Corroon

Stuart M. Grant 
Grant & Eisenhofer

David Sterling
Baker Botts

Stanley M. Grossman

David S. Steuer 
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Robert L. Haig 
Kelley Drye & Warren

Kenneth M. Suggs
Janet Jenner & Suggs

Judy Simmons Henry 
Wright Lindsey & Jennings

Matthew Tharney
McCarter & English

Lawrence T. Hoyle 
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis

Honorable E. Norman Veasey 
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Lamont A. Jefferson 
Haynes & Boone

Sylvia H. Walbolt 
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

Henry L. King 
Davis Polk & Wardwell*

Bradish J. Waring 
Nexsen Pruet

Michael F. Kinney 
Cassem Tierney Adams Gotch & Douglas

Honorable Daniel E. Wathen 
Pierce Atwood

James B. Kobak Jr.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed

Honorable Peter D. Webster 
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

William M. Lafferty 
Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell

Jeffrey T. Wiley 
Dickie McCamey & Chilcote

David C. Landin 
Hunton & Williams*

W. Wayne Withers
Bryan Cave

Mary Nold Larimore
Ice Miller

  Donald J. Wolfe Jr.
Potter Anderson & Corroon

James K. Leader 
Leader & Berkon

  Dan Worthington
Atlas Hall & Rodriguez