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
John H. Martin
Thompson & Knight
Robert S. Peck
Center for Constitutional Litigation

Stewart D. Aaron
Arnold & Porter

Patricia E. Lowry
Squire Patton Boggs

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

Edward W. Madeira Jr. 
Pepper Hamilton

Elena R. Baca
Paul Hastings
Robert E. Maloney Jr. 
Lane Powell

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

Alan E. Mansfield
Greenberg Traurig

G. Michael Barnhill 
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

L. Gino Marchetti Jr.
Taylor Pigue Marchetti & Mink
Paul A. Barrett 
Barrett & Gilman

Joseph R. Marconi
Johnson & Bell

Luther J. Battiste III 
Johnson Toal & Battiste 

James C. Martin
Reed Smith

Martine M. Beamon
Davis Polk & Wardwell

John H. Martin
Thompson & Knight

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

Donna D. Melby 
Paul Hastings

C. Mitchell Brown 
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

Jack B. Middleton 
McLane Graf Raulerson & Middleton

David L. Brown
Hansen McClintock & Riley

Honorable E. Leo Milonas 
Pillsbury Winthrop

Russell Budd
Baron & Budd

Steven F. Molo

Elizabeth J. Cabraser 
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

Michael Mone Sr.
Esdaile Barrett Jacobs & Mone

Colin F. Campbell
Osborn Maledon

Edward W. Mullins Jr. 
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

James M. Campbell
Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy

Gary P. Naftalis
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frakel

Jan M. Carroll 
Barnes & Thornburg

Charles M. Noteboom 
Noteboom, The Law Firm

Otis W. Carroll 
Ireland, Carroll & Kelley

Gareth W. Notis 
Morrison Mahoney

Honorable John H. Cayce Jr. 
Kelly Hart & Hallman

Thomas C. O'Brien 
Miller Canfield

David E. Christensen
Christensen Law

Ronald L. Olson 
Munger Tolles & Olson

Richard W. Clary 
Cravath Swaine & Moore*

Theodore B. Olson 
Gibson Dunn

Curt W. Clausen
Stark Williamson & Clausen

Scott Oostdyk 

Anne E. Cohen 
Debevoise & Plimpton

Bruce R. Parker 

Michael A. Cooper 
Sullivan & Cromwell

Robert S. Peck
Center for Constitutional Litigation

Molly H. Craig 
Hood Law Firm

Kathleen F. Peterson
Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi

Gary T. Culbreath
Gallivan White & Boyd

John "Jack" C. Phillips
Phillips Goldman & Spence

Sally R. Culley 
Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell

Alan I. Raylesberg
Chadbourne & Parke

Mark A. Cunningham 
Jones Walker

Harry M. Reasoner
Vinson & Elkins

John J. Curtin Jr. 
Bingham McCutchen

B. Wilson Redfearn
Tybout Redfearn & Pell

Thomas H. Dahlk 
Kutak Rock

Phillip E. Reeves
Gallivan White & Boyd

Frank J. Daily 
Quarles & Brady

John L. Riccolo Esq.
Riccolo Semelroth & Henningsen

Stephen C. Dillard 
Fulbright & Jaworski

F. James Robinson Jr.
Hite Fanning & Honeyman
Allyson B. DiRocco 
Morris James 

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 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 & Caldwel

John M. Simpson 
Fulbright & Jaworski*

Richard C. Godfrey 
Kirkland & Ellis*

Stuart H. Singer 
Boies Schiller & Flexner

Thomas A. Gottschalk 
Kirkland & Ellis*

Michael W. Smith 
Christian and Barton*

Maurice B. Graham 
Gray Ritter & Graham

Todd A. Smith 
Power Rogers & Smith

William H. Graham 
Connoll Foley (Retired)

Louis M. Solomon
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Stuart M. Grant 
Grant & Eisenhofer

Jennifer L. Spaziano
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Stanley M. Grossman

Myron T. Steele
Potter Anderson & Corroon

Robert L. Haig 
Kelley Drye & Warren

David Sterling
Baker Botts

Judy Simmons Henry 
Wright Lindsey & Jennings

David S. Steuer 
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Lawrence T. Hoyle 
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis

Kenneth M. Suggs
Janet Jenner & Suggs

Lamont A. Jefferson 
Haynes & Boone

Matthew Tharney
McCarter & English

Raoul Kennedy 
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Honorable E. Norman Veasey 
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Henry L. King 
Davis Polk & Wardwell*

Sylvia H. Walbolt 
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

Michael F. Kinney 
Cassem Tierney Adams Gotch & Douglas

Bradish J. Waring 
Nexsen Pruet

James B. Kobak Jr.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed

Honorable Daniel E. Wathen 
Pierce Atwood

William M. Lafferty 
Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell

Honorable Peter D. Webster 
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

David C. Landin 
Hunton & Williams*

Jeffrey T. Wiley 
Dickie McCamey & Chilcote

Mary Nold Larimore
Ice Miller

  W. Wayne Withers
Bryan Cave

James K. Leader 
Leader & Berkon

  Donald J. Wolfe Jr.
Potter Anderson & Corroon

Richard H. Levenstein
Kramer Sopko & Levenstein

  Dan Worthington
Atlas Hall & Rodriguez

 L. Joseph Loveland Jr. 
King & Spalding*