Board of Governors

ABA Leadership

Photo of James R. SilkenatJAMES R. SILKENAT, President
Partner, Sullivan & Worcester LLP, New York
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1972; New York University School of Law, LL.M. (International Law), 1978

A member of the ABA House of Delegates since 1990, Jim was State Delegate from New York for nine years and most recently represented the New York State Bar Association in the House. He was twice Chair of the Steering Committee of the ABA’s Nomination’s Committee. He served as a member of the Commission on Women in the Profession, the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, and the Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fundraising Committee.  Jim served on the Board of Governors in 1994-1997 and is a past Chair of the Section of International Law, the Section Officers Conference, and the Latin America and Caribbean Law Initiative Council. He also chaired the ABA Standing Committee on Constitution and Bylaws and the Standing Committee on Membership. Jim chaired the Commission on the World Justice Project in 2008-2009 and currently serves on the WJP’s Board.

 

WILLIAM C. HUBBARD, President-Elect (2013-2014)
Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, South Carolina
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1977

William C. Hubbard of Columbia, S.C., began his term as President-elect of the American Bar Association at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Hubbard has held a variety of leadership positions within the ABA. He served two years as chair of the ABA House of Delegates (2008-10) and is the immediate past president of the American Bar Foundation. He is a past president of the American Bar Endowment. He also served on the ABA Board of Governors, the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, and chaired the ABA Young Lawyers Division. He is a member of the council of the American Law Institute, and is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Hubbard chairs the board of directors of the World Justice Project, a multinational, multidisciplinary initiative to strengthen the rule of law worldwide. 

 

Photo of Robert M. CarlsonROBERT M. CARLSON, Chair, House of Delegates (2012-2014)
Member, Corette Pohlman & Kebe, Montana
University of Montana School of Law, J.D., 1979

A member of the House of Delegates since 1999, Bob serves on the Nominating Committee of the House as State Delegate from Montana and chairs the Drafting Policies and Procedures Committee.  He is a currently a member of the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession.  He served on the Board of Governors in 2001-2004 and was a member of the Board's Operations and Communications Committee.  Bob was President of the State Bar of Montana in 1993-1994. 

 

Cara Lee T. NevilleHONORABLE CARA LEE NEVILLE, Secretary (2011-2014)
Judge, District Court of Minnesota for Hennepin County, Minnesota
William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1975

Judge Neville was a member of the ABA Board of Governors from 2000-2003 and also chaired the Program, Evaluation and Planning Committee of the Board. A member of the House of Delegates since 1986, she served on the House Nominating Committee as State Delegate from Minnesota and as Secretary of the House Committee on Scope and Correlation of Work. She chaired the Coordinating Council of the ABA Justice Center. Judge Neville is a past member of the Standing Committee on Judicial Independence and served on the Judges Advisory Committee to the Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. She also chaired the Criminal Justice Section. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Judicature Society and a past president of the National Association of Women Judges.

 

Lucian T. PeraLUCIAN T. PERA, Treasurer (2011-2014)
Partner, Adams and Reese, Tennessee
Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1985

Lucian was a member of the Board of Governors from 1994-1997 and chaired the Board's Finance Committee in 1996-1997. A member of the House of Delegates since 1991, where has represented the Tennessee Bar Association, he served on the House Committee on Technology and Communications. He is a past chair of the Standing Committee on Technology and Information Systems and served on the Ethics 2000 Commission. Lucian was President of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) and was APRL's liaison to the Coordinating Council for the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility. He was also a member of the Editorial Board for the ABA/BNA Lawyers Manual on Professional Conduct.

 

MARY T. TORRES, Secretary-Elect (2013-2014)
Of Counsel, Beall & Biehler Law Firm, New Mexico
University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 1992

Mary has served in the House of Delegates as State Delegate from New Mexico and as a member of the Nominating Committee since 2005. She has also been a member of the Select, Technology, Steering, and Rules and Calendar committees of the House and a member and Secretary of the Minority Caucus of the House. She has also served on the Standing Committee on Public Education, the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, and on the governing body of the Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity. When Mary became President of the State Bar of New Mexico in 2002, she served as the first Hispanic woman in the nation elected president of a state bar association. She is a member of the National Hispanic Bar Association and the Executive Committee of the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association and was President of the National Council of Bar Presidents.

 

G. NICHOLAS CASEY, JR., Treasurer-Elect (2013-2014)
Managing Member, Lewis, Glasser, Casey & Rollins, PLLC, West Virginia
West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 1977

A lawyer and certified public accountant, Nick concentrates his practice in the areas of business development, financing, real estate leasing and acquisitions, employee benefits and related commercial business activities. He was a member of the ABA Board of Governors in 2009-2012. During his term on the ABA Board, he chaired the Board’s Finance Committee, and also chaired the Finance Committee’s Investment and Pension subcommittees. A past president of the West Virginia State Bar Association, Kanawha County Bar Association, and the West Virginia Bar Foundation, Inc., Nick served as West Virginia's State Delegate in the ABA House of Delegates and as a member of the House Nominating Committee. He also served on the House Technology and Communications Committee.

 

LAUREL G. BELLOWS, Immediate Past President (2013-2014)
Principal, Bellows Law Group, PC, Illinois
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1974

A member of the ABA House of Delegates since 1997, Laurel served as Chair of the House from 2006-2008 and presently serves on the Advisory Committee to the Chair of the House. She was a member of the Board of Governors from 2001-2004 and chaired the Board's Finance Committee in 2003-2004. She serves on the Board's Strategic Planning and Action Committee. Laurel is Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Membership, a Member-at-Large on the Council of the Section of International Law, and Co-Chair of the ABA Resource Committee of the Section of Litigation. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Bar Foundation. Laurel chaired the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession from 1994-1997 and was a recipient of the Commission's Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award in 2001.

 

JOSEPH B. BLUEMEL, Tenth District (2013-2016)
Bluemel Law Office, Wyoming
University of Wyoming College of Law, J.D., 1986

A solo practitioner in Kemmerer, Wyoming, Joseph serves as the State Delegate from Wyoming in the House of Delegates and was a former Wyoming State Bar Delegate in the House. He is a member of the Standing Committee on Professional Discipline. Joseph served as a Director and President of the Wyoming State Bar (2006-2007). He is currently Vice Chair of the Wyoming Board of Professional Responsibility. 

 

TIMOTHY W. BOUCH, Sixteenth District (2012-2015)
Managing Partner, Leach, Bouch & Seekings LLP, South Carolina
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1979

A member of the House of Delegates since 2001, Timothy currently represents the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section and serves on the Delegate Involvement Committee.  He is the immediate past chair and a current member of the Standing Committee on Specialization.  Timothy also chaired the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (2008-2009) and the Editorial Board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct (1994-1995).  In addition, he was a member of the Standing Committee on Professional Discipline and is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  From 2002-2005, Timothy chaired the Commission on the Rules of Professional Conduct for the South Carolina Supreme Court.  He is currently an adjunct professor of law, ethics and professional responsibility at the Charleston School of Law.

 

STEPHEN E. CHAPPELEAR, Seventh District (2013-2016)
Partner, Frost Brown Todd, Ohio
Ohio State University Law School, J.D., 1977

Stephen concentrates his practice in the areas of business and complex litigation. He is a member of the ABA House of Delegates, representing the Ohio State Bar Association. He is a past chair of the Section of Litigation’s Real Estate and Probate Committee and the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Trial Techniques Committee. He is a past president of the National Conference of Bar Foundations, National Metropolitan Bar Caucus, Ohio State Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Foundation, Columbus Bar Association and Moyer Inn of Court. 

 

CHARLES A. COLLIER, JR., Section Member-at-Large (2011-2014)
Partner Emeritus, Irell & Manella LLP, California
Harvard Law School, L.L.B., 1955

Chuck was Chair of the Senior Lawyers Division in 2008-2009 and was also a member of the Division's Executive Committee. He previously served on the Council of the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law. A past president of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Chuck is the author of more than 20 published articles.

 

Photo of William T. Coplin, Jr.WILLIAM T. COPLIN, JR., Fifth District (2012-2015)
Sole Practitioner in Demopolis, Alabama
Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, J.D., 1977

William has served in the House of Delegates since 1997 and currently represents the Alabama State Bar in the House.  He is a sustaining member of the Alabama Association for Justice as well as the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives.

 

Photo of William T. Coplin, Jr.THOMAS R. CURTIN, Third District (2012-2015)
Founding Shareholder, Graham Curtin, New Jersey 
University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1968

Tom was a member of the House of Delegates from 1993 to 2011, and as New Jersey's State Delegate from 2001 to 2011, served on the Nominating Committee.  He chaired the Steering Committee of the Nominating Committee in 2009-2010.  He is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  He served as President of the New Jersey State Bar Association in 1993-1994.   Tom is the Chair of the Lawyers Advisory Committee of the United States District Court and a member of the Board of Trustees of The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey. 

 

PAMELA C. ENSLEN, Section Member-at-Large (2013-2016)
Senior Partner, Miller Canfield, Michigan
Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1981

Pamela is a trial attorney, specializing in complex commercial, employment, and white collar criminal matters as well as acting as a mediator and arbitrator. She is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants. She has served in the ABA House of Delegates since 1999 and has served as State Delegate from Michigan. A former chair of the Dispute Resolution Section (1998-1999), she has also served as a member of the Center for Human Rights Advisory Council, Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Committee, the Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, and the Standing Committee on Judicial Independence. A Fellow of the American Bar Foundation since 2003, she has served as a Fellows State Chair from Michigan since 2010.

 

LAURA V. FARBER, Fourteenth District (2012-2015)
Hiring Partner, Hahn & Hahn LLP, California
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1990

Laura is the Immediate Past Chair of the Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division. A member of the House of Delegates since 2002, she currently represents the Los Angeles County Bar Association and chairs the Credentials and Admissions Committee.  From 2004-2007, Laura served on the Nominating Committee.  She previously chaired the Young Lawyers Division and the Commission on Youth at Risk.  In addition, she was a member of the Board of Editors of the ABA Journal and has held several positions in the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section.  Laura was a 2003 recipient of the Spirit of Excellence Award presented by the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession.

 

Photo of William FerreiraWILLIAM FERREIRA, Young Lawyer Member-at-Large (2012-2015)
Founding Partner, Ferreira & Herbert Law Group, LLC, New Jersey
Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2007

Bill has been a member of the House of Delegates since 2009, representing the Bergen County Bar Association.  He serves on the Standing Committee on Lawyer Referral and Information Service.  He is also Vice-Chair of the Law Practice Management Section's Diversity Committee and has held leadership positions in the Young Lawyers Division.  Bill is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, and the Cuban American Bar Association.  He currently holds seats and appointed positions within these various bar associations on both a regional and nationwide level.

 

Photo of William FerreiraMICHAEL E. FLOWERS, Minority Member-at-Large (2012-2015)
Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel, KBK Enterprises, Ohio (Firm provides
real estate development services in urban markets.)
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 1979

Mike is a member of the Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity.   He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  He is a past chair and member of the House Committee on Scope and Correlation of Work.  He also served on the ABA Journal Board of Editors from 2005-2011 and chaired the Section of Business Law in 1999-2000.  Mike was a founding member of the Africa Law Initiative Council.  He represents the American Law Institute on the Board of Directors of ALI-ABA Continuing Professional Education. 

 

Photo of William FerreiraKENNETH W. GIDEON, Section Member-at-Large (2012-2015)
Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP, Washington, DC
Yale Law School, J.D., 1971

Ken chaired the ABA Section of Taxation in 2004-2005, having previously served as the Section's Vice Chair (Government Relations) in 1995-1997.  He served as Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service in 1981-1983 and as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy in 1989-1992.  Ken is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.   Since 2006, he has been a Trustee of the American Tax Policy Institute. 

 

ROBERT T. GONZALES, Eighteenth District (2013-2016)
Of Counsel, Hylton & Gonzales, Maryland
University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1976

Bob has served in the House of Delegates since 1994. From 2004-2012, he served as Maryland’s State Delegate in the House. He also chaired the Steering Committee of the Nominating Committee. He chaired the Minority Caucus of the House from 1996-2002 and was a member of the Committee on Rules and Calendar. Bob chaired the Standing Committee on Constitution and Bylaws and also served on the Standing Committee on Meetings and Travel and the governing body of the ABA Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity. He is a member of the ABA sections of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law and Individual Rights and Responsibilities. In addition, he served as the American Bar Foundation’s Fellows State Chair for Maryland. He was President of the Maryland State Bar Association (1995-1996) and the Bar Association of Baltimore City (1992-1993). Bob also served as President of the National Conference of Bar Presidents in 2001-2002.

 

JIMMY K. GOODMAN, Eleventh District (2013-2016)
Chairman (2009-2013) and Past President (2004-2005), Crowe & Dunlevy, P.C., Oklahoma
Stanford Law School, J.D., 1971

A trial lawyer since 1973, Jimmy’s practice focuses on complex business and commercial litigation. He has served as Oklahoma’s State Delegate in the House of Delegates since 2005. From 1996-2005 he represented the Oklahoma County Bar Association in the House and he has also served as the President of that Association. He has long been an active member in the Section of Litigation, holding numerous positions of leadership in the Section, including service on the Section Council. He has also served on the commissions on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Legal Profession, Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities, and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity as well as the Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice. Jimmy has served the American Bar Foundation as Chair of the Fellows and as a member of the Board of Directors. He currently co-chairs the ABA Task Force on Human Trafficking.

 

Photo of Laura V. FarberALLEN C. GOOLSBY, Fourth District (2011-2014)
Partner, Hunton & Williams, Virginia
University of Virginia School of Law, L.L.B., 1968

A partner in the Business Practice Group at Hunton & Williams, Allen represents clients on a variety of matters, including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities. He is also a member of various practice committees in the ABA Section of Business Law. He served as President of the Virginia Bar Association in 1991.

 

THOMAS A. HAMILL, Twelfth District (2011-2014)
Of Counsel, Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace and Bauer, L.L.P., Kansas
University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1967

Tom was a member of the House of Delegates from 1993-2010 and served on the Nominating Committee from 1999-2010 as State Delegate from Kansas. He chaired the Conference of State Delegates from 2006-2008. He was also a member of the Commission on Homelessness and Poverty from 2002-2005. Tom is a past president of the Kansas Bar Association (1991) and the Johnson County Bar Association (1982).

 

Photo of Jodi B. LevineJODI B. LEVINE, Judicial Member-at-Large (2012-2015)
Administrative Law Judge, Social Security Office of Disability Adjudication
and Review, Oklahoma
University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., 1982

Judge Levine chaired the ABA Judicial Division in 2005-2006 and chaired the Division's National Conference of the Administrative Law Judiciary in 2001-2002. She is a member of the Council of the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and co-chairs the Section's Benefits Committee.  She also serves on the Council of the Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, is a Vice Chair of the Section's First Amendment Rights Committee and a member of the Section's AIDS Coordinating Committee.  In addition, Judge Levine is a member of the Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.  She was a recipient of the ABA's Grassroots Advocacy Award in 2010.

 

JAMES C. MANNING, Law Student Member-at-Large (2013-2014)
Law Student, University of Virginia School of Law, Virginia

Jim is a third-year law student at the University of Virginia School of Law and an ABA Law Student Division Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates. He currently serves as an Articles Editor on the Managing Board of the Virginia Law Review. He is the recipient of the Bracewell & Giuliani Best Brief Award. Jim received his B.S. summa cum laude in mathematics and statistics from the University of South Carolina, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and served as Constitutional Council Chief Justice and President of the Residence Hall Association. He expects to receive his J.D. in May 2014.

 

BARBARA MENDEL MAYDEN, Section Member-at-Large (2011-2014)
Principal, Young Mayden, LLC (legal search and consulting firm), Tennessee
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1976

A member of the House of Delegates from 1996-2004 and again since 2006, Barbara currently represents the Section of Business Law in the House. She serves on the House Nominating Committee as a Woman Member-at-Large. She is a member of the Standing Committee on Constitution and Bylaws. Barbara chaired the House Committee on Rules and Calendar and the Committee on Scope and Correlation of Work. She previously served on the Board of Governors in 1991-1994 and chaired the Operations and Communications Committee in 1993-1994. She has chaired the President-elect's Appointments Committee four times, most recently in 2008-2009. She was an original member of the Commission on Women in the Profession, serving in 1987-1991. Barbara chaired the Section of Business Law in 2004-2005, the Young Lawyers Division in 1985-1986, and the Standing Committee on Meetings and Travel in 1995-1997.

 

SANDRA R. MC CANDLESS, Woman Member-at-Large (2011-2014)
Partner, SNR Denton US LLP, California
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1974

Sandy chaired the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section in 2005-2006. She has also served as a member of the Special Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness and the Hurricane Katrina Task Force. Sandy is a member of the Standing Committee on Meetings and Travel and the Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fundraising Committee.

 

PAUL T. MOXLEYPAUL T. MOXLEY, Seventeenth District (2012-2015)
Member, Parsons Kinghorn Harris, Utah
University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1973

Paul was a member of the House of Delegates from 1995 to 2009, and served as both a State Delegate and a bar association delegate.  He was a member of the Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary and the Commission on Governance.  Paul is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  He was also a past president of the National Conference of Bar Presidents (2003-2004) and the Utah State Bar (1994-1995).

 

JOSEPHINE A. MC NEIL, Second District (2011-2014)
Executive Director, Citizens for Affordable Housing in Newton Development Organization, Massachusetts
Boston College Law School, J.D., 1987

 Josephine served in the House of Delegates from 1993-2003 and again since 2006. Currently, she represents the Massachusetts Bar Association in the House. She chairs the Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and previously served on the Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service.

 

MICHAEL J. PELLICCIOTTIMICHAEL J. PELLICCIOTTI, Young Lawyer Member-at-Large (2011-2014)
Managing Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, Washington
Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 2004

Mike has been a member of the House of Delegates since 2004 and currently represents the Washington State Bar Association. He is Vice Chair of the House Tellers Committee. He also serves on the Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service. Mike chaired the Law Student Division in 2003-2004.

 

DAVID R. POE, Section Member-at Large (2013-2016)
Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, District of Columbia
Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1974

Dave’s practice focuses on providing administrative, regulatory, and multi-jurisdictional representation and advice to clients in infrastructure service industries, particularly electric utilities, telecommunications and cable TV. Dave has served as a Section Delegate in the ABA House of Delegates since 2005. A former chair of the Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law, he currently serves on the Section’s Long Range Planning Committee. David is a member of the Federal Energy Bar Association and the Federal Communications Bar Association.

 

HAROLD D. POPEHAROLD D. POPE, Minority Member-at-Large (2011-2014)
Shareholder, Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, PC, Michigan
Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1980

In 2009, Harold was elected to fill an unexpired term on the Board of Governors. He currently represents District Two on the Board and is a member of the Program, Evaluation and Planning Committee. He chaired the ABA Council on Racial and Ethnic Justice (now the Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice) in 2004-2007 and was a member of the Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services in 2000-2004. Harold is also very active in the National Bar Association, having served as the NBA's President, Vice President, and a member of the NBA's Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

 

MARCIA MILBY RIDINGS, Woman Member-at-Large (2013-2016)
Principal, Hamm, Milby & Ridings, PLLC, Kentucky
University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1976

Marcia has served as Kentucky’s State Delegate in the ABA House of Delegates for six years and is a member of the Nominating Committee. She was president of the Kentucky Bar Association in 1995-1996 and was named Outstanding Lawyer of Kentucky in 2006. She also represents Kentucky as a commissioner on the Uniform Laws Commission (National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws). She serves on the boards of directors of Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

 

EDUARDO R. RODRIGUEZ, Eighth District (2013-2016)
Partner, Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez, LLP, Texas
The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1968

Eduardo has been a trial lawyer for over forty years. He was a member of the ABA House of Delegates from 1991-1995 and again from 2007 to the present. He has chaired the Standing Committee on Gavel Awards and was a member of the Standing Committee on Public Education. He served on the Advisory Council on Diversity in the Profession and co-chaired the Presidential Summit “Diversity in the Legal Profession: The Next Steps 2009.” Eduardo served as President of the State Bar of Texas in 2004-2005. 

 

JOSEPH J. ROSZKOWSKIJOSEPH J. ROSZKOWSKI, First District (2011-2014)
Managing Partner, Zimmerman, Roszkowski, and Brenner, Rhode Island
Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1964

Joe has been a member of the House of Delegates since 2004 and is the current State Delegate from Rhode Island. He presently chairs the Executive Committee of the Conference of State Delegates He previously served on the Board of Governors in 2001-2004. Joe also chairs the Standing Committee on Meetings and Travel. He was President of the Rhode Island Bar Association in 1985.

 

JOSEPH J. ROSZKOWSKIROBERT L. ROTHMAN, Sixth District (2011-2014)
Partner and Co-Chair of Litigation Department, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, Georgia
Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 1982

Bob currently serves on the Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants. He chaired the ABA Section of Litigation in 2008-2009 and is a past member of the Working Group on Civil Right to Counsel (2009-2010), the Steering Committee for the Death Penalty Representation Project (2004-2008), and the Standing Committee on Technology and Information Systems (2001-2004).

 

JOHN C. SCHULTE, Thirteenth District (2013-2016)
General Practitioner, Schulte Law Firm P.C., Montana
University of Montana School of Law, J.D., 1985

A general practitioner in Missoula, Montana, John litigates both civil and criminal cases and also handles matters through alternative dispute resolution. John was President of the State Bar of Montana in 2007-2008 and served as a member of the State Bar’s Executive Committee in 2005-2009 and as a Trustee from 1994-2006. He was President of the Western Montana Bar Association in 1992-1993 and is a member of the Montana Trial Lawyers Association, Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association, and the Western Montana Estate Planning Council.

 

Photo of John S. SkiltonJOHN S. SKILTON, Ninth District (2012-2015)
Managing Partner, Perkins Coie LLP, Madison, Wisconsin Office
University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 1969

John is a member of the ABA House of Delegates and has served as Wisconsin's State Delegate, and a member of the Nominating Committee, since 2010.  He also serves on the Select Committee of the House.  John chaired the Consortium on Legal Services and the Public in 2000-2002 and chaired the Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services in 1997-2000.  He is also a member of the American Bar Foundation.  John was President of the State Bar of Wisconsin in 1995-1996.  He is a member of many professional organizations, including the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Law Institute.

 

KENNETH G. STANDARDKENNETH G. STANDARD, Fifteenth District (2012-2015)
Member, Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C., New York
Harvard Law School, LL.B, 1962; New York University, LL.M, 1971

Ken was previously elected to the Board of Governors from District 15 in 2010 to complete the term of the late Steven Krane and serves on the Program, Evaluation and Planning Committee.  Ken has served in the House of Delegates since 2003 and was a member of the House Resolution and Impact Review Committee.  Ken also served on the Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline as well as the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession.  In February 2011, the ABA recognized Ken with the Alexander Award for Lifetime Achievement in Pipeline Diversity.  He has also served as President of the New York State Bar Association and, at different times, was President-elect and Chair of the NYSBA's House of Delegates, a member-at-large of its Executive Committee, and Vice-President and Treasurer.  Ken has also participated on numerous NYSBA committees.  In 2005, the Corporate Counsel Section of the NYSBA established “The Kenneth G. Standard Internship Program” to honor Ken for his commitment to initiatives aimed at increasing diversity in the legal profession.

 

Photo of John S. SkiltonTIMOTHY B. WALKER, Section Member-at-Large (2012-2015)
Member, Walker & Associates, Colorado
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 1967

Timothy has served in the ABA House of Delegates since 1999, representing the Section of Family Law, and has been a member of the Select Committee of the House since 2010.  He chairs the Standing Committee on Specialization and is a member of the Coordinating Council of the Center for Professional Responsibility.  Timothy chaired the Section of Family Law in 1993-1994, and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Section's Family Law Quarterly from 1983 to 1992.  He has served as a member of the Editorial Board for the Family Advocate since 1983.  He has been a Professor of Law at the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law since 1971.

 

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