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. Members participate in dialogues with state chief justices and state court leaders on judicial reform issues, and provide valuable input on NCSC activities in a range of areas from jury reform to judicial independence.


  • Serve as advocates for the fair and timely resolution of disputes through stable, effective, and efficient state courts.
  • Collaborate with state chief justices and corporate general counsel to debate issues and recommend solution.
  • Promote the rule of law and champion the importance of good government.

Members of the Lawyers Committee make a leadership annual contribution to NCSC. The generosity and valuable participation of the Lawyers Committee members is deeply appreciated by the leadership of the National Center for State Courts.  To learn how your firm can become a member, please email Francie Teer or call her at (757) 259-1858.

Leadership and Service

Chairs of the Lawyers Committee are selected from among the current membership for three year terms.  The committee is currently co-chaired by C. Mitchell Brown of Nelson Mullins and Kathleen Flynn Peterson of Ciresi Conlin.  The Membership chair is Robert Maloney of Lane Powell.

The Committee meets annually in Washington, D.C. as part of a suite of events including the William H. Rehnquist Award Reception & Dinner at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Member Firms

Andrews Myers

Baker Botts

Barrett & Gilman

Beck Redden

Butler Snow

Campbell Conroy & O'Neil

Cassem Tierney Adams Gotch & Douglas

Center for Constitutional Litigation

Christensen Law

Christian & Barton

Ciresi Conlin

Colson Hicks Eidson

Comerford & Britt

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Dalton & Associates



Doffermyre Shields Canfield & Knowles

Drinker Biddle & Reath

Gentry Locke Attorneys

Gibbs Law Group

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Goodwin Proctor

Gordon Tilden Thomas Cordell

Gray Ritter & Graham

Greenberg Traurig

Hansen McClintock & Riley

Hare Wynn Newell & Newton

Haynes and Boone

Hite Fanning & Honeyman

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Ice Miller

Johnson & Bell

Jones Walker

King & Spalding

Kirkland & Ellis

Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel

Lane Powell

Leader & Berkon

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

Lightfoot Franklin & White

Mandell Boisclair & Mandell

McCarter & English


McLane Middleton

Meyers & Flowers

Michael Maguire & Associates

Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone

Munger Tolles & Olson

Nelson Mullins

Noteboom - The Law Firm

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Osborn Maledon

Patrick Malone & Associates

Paul Hastings

Pepper Hamilton

Perkins Coie

Pierce Atwood

Potter Anderson & Corroon

Power Rogers & Smith

Ramon Worthington

Reed Smith

Robinson & Cole

Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley

Shook Hardy & Bacon

Sidley Austin

Smith Gambrell & Russell

Spagenberg Shipley & Liber

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher

Stoel Rives

Sullivan & Cromwell

Thompson & Knight


Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Walkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger

Wicker Smith

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Womble Bond Dickson