Board of Governors

ABA Leadership

WILLIAM C. HUBBARD, President (2014-2015)
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. 

PAULETTE BROWNPAULETTE BROWN, President-Elect (2014-2015)
Paulette Brown, a labor and employment law partner and chief diversity officer with the Morristown, N.J.,
office of Edwards Wildman Palmer, is president-elect of the American Bar Association.

Brown has held many positions throughout her career, including as in-house counsel to a number of Fortune 500 companies and as a municipal court judge. In private practice, she has focused on all facets of labor and employment and commercial litigation.

Brown has been recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of the prominent women and minority attorneys in the State of New Jersey and by the National Law Journal as one of "The 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America." She has received the New Jersey Medal from the New Jersey State Bar Foundation and currently serves on its Board of Trustees.

Brown has repeatedly been named as a New Jersey Super Lawyer and by US News as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of commercial litigation. In 2009, Brown was a recipient of the Spirit of Excellence Award from the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity. In 2011, she was honored with the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession.

Brown earned her J.D. at Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.A. at Howard University.

 

PATRICIA LEE REFOPATRICIA LEE REFO, Chair, Houe of Delegates (2014-2016)
Partner and Chair of the Professional Liability Litigation Group,
Snell & Wilmer, Phoenix, Arizona

University of Michigan school of law in Ann Arbor, J.D., 1983 Member of ABA House of Delegates in 1998-2001 and again since 2005. Chaired Law Day 2013. Chaired Standing Committee on Membership in 2008-2011. Member of Commission on Civic Education and the Separation of Powers in 2005-2007. Chaired Commission on the American Jury Project in 2004-2005. Chaired Section of Litigation in 2003-2004, and served on the section's Executive Committee in 1994-2010. Member of the Board of Directors for American Bar Endowment since 2009. Member of Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence to the U.S. Judicial Conference in 2000-2006. Member of Advisory Committee on Arizona Rules of Evidence since 2012. Practiced from 1983-1996 at Jenner & Block in Chicago.

MARY T. TORRESMARY T. TORRES, Secretary (2014-2017)
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.G. NICHOLAS CASEY, JR., Treasurer (2014-2015)
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.

JAMES R. SILKENATJAMES R. SILKENAT, Immediate Past President (2014-2015)
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.

RUTHE CATOLICO ASHLEYRUTHE CATOLICO ASHLEY, Minority Member-at-Large (2014-2017)
Retired from active practice, Vallejo, California
McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, J.D., 1988

Attorney in Vallejo, Calif., retired from active practice. Chairs the California Law Academy Support Council. Founding partner of the first Asian Pacific American women-owned law firm in Sacramento. Former Assistant Dean at Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. Member of ABA House of Delegates since 2012 (currently represents State Bar of California). Member of advisory committee to Standing Committee on Public Education. Member of Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee. Member of Commission on Women in the Profession in 2010-13. Past chair of Council for Racial & Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline. Past president of National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (2002-03). Past member of State Bar of California Board of Governors. Worked as a nurse for 15 years before entering legal profession. Received JD in 1988 from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific in Sacramento.

WILLIAM R. BAYWILLIAM R. BAY, Section of Litigation (2014-2017)
Partner, Thompson Coburn, St. Louis, Missouri
University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, J.D., 1978

Bill Bay is a Partner at Thompson Coburn LLP in St. Louis. His litigation practice includes more than 30 years of experience in the representation and trial of business disputes. Bill's clients vary from major financial institutions to manufacturers to for-profit colleges. He has litigated cases on behalf of companies facing high-risk litigation and helped businesses manage and respond to large portfolios of litigation in multiple jurisdictions.

Bill is the immediate past Chair of the 60,000-member ABA Section of Litigation. Missouri Lawyers Media selected Bill as a 2013 Influential Lawyer. The award is part of the Missouri Lawyers Awards, which honor the top innovators and influencers in Missouri's legal community.

Bill is active in a number of legal and community organizations throughout the region and country. He has been elected to leadership posts in several local, state and national bar associations, including president of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, president of the St. Louis Bar Foundation and member of the Missouri Bar Board of Governors. Bill has been a member of the ABA's House of Delegates since 2003 representing St. Louis. He served as Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services. Bill is currently co-chair of the Missouri Supreme Court and Missouri Bar’s Joint Commission on Women in the Profession and a member of the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession. He also served on the board of FOCUS St. Louis, which seeks to train, promote and educate leaders on regional issues.

DAVID F. BIENVENUDAVID F. BIENVENU, Sixth District (2017)
Partner, Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, New Orleans, Louisiana
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1980

Member of ABA House of Delegates since 1997 (currently represents Louisiana State Bar Association). Chaired Special Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness in 2010-2013. Board member of Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in 2009-2010. Past member of Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services (2005-2008); Special Committee on Death Penalty Representation (2001-2004); Committee on Justice Initiatives (1998-2001); Standing Committee on Gavel Awards (1993-1996). Peer consultant in ABA Center for Pro Bono. President of Louisiana State Bar Association in 1997-1998 and Louisiana Bar Foundation in 2004-2005. Established Louisiana State Bar’s Access to Justice Program, and is Vice President of Louisiana Civil Justice Center. Past President of the Historical Society of the Louisiana Supreme Court. His wife’s name is Shelly.

JOSEPH B. BLUEMELJOSEPH 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. BOUCHTIMOTHY 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.

PAMELA A. BRESNAHANPAMELA A. BRESNAHAN, Woman Member-at-Large, (2014-2017)
Partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, Washington, D.C.
University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore, J.D., 1980

Member of ABA House of Delegates since 1987 (currently is a Delegate-at-Large). Chairs House Committee on Drafting Policies and Procedures. Council member for Fund for Justice and Education. ABA permanent representative to the United Nations/Public Information in 2010-2013. Past member of Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary (2002-2005) and Commission on Women in the Profession (2000-2002). Chaired Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability in 1995-1997. Member of Gender Equity Task Force in 2012-2013. Council member for Section of Litigation in 2010-2013, and currently co-chairs the section’s ABA Resource Committee. Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Board of Trustees member for National Institute for Trial Advocacy since 2010. President of American Counsel Association in 2004-2005 and Women’s Bar Association of Maryland in 1987-1988.

ALICE A. BRUNOALICE A. BRUNO, Second District (2014-2017)
The Law Office of Alice A. Bruno, LLC, New Britain, Connecticut
University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford, J.D., 1981

Member of ABA House of Delegates in 1987-1989 and again since 2008, and currently serves on Nominating Committee as State Delegate from Connecticut. Member of House Committee on Drafting Policies and Procedures, and Executive Committee of Conference of State Delegates. Member of Legal Access Job Corps Task Force. Chairs Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services. Member of ABA Day in Washington Planning Committee for 2013 and 2014. In 2012-2013, was first woman to serve as Executive Director of Connecticut Bar Association.

STEPHEN E. CHAPPELEARSTEPHEN 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. 

MIN K. CHOMIN K. CHO, Young Lawyer Member-at-Large (2014-2017)
Partner, Holland & Knight, Orlando, Florida
Florida State University in Tallahassee, J.D., 2004

Member of ABA House of Delegates Since 2011. Serves on the Resolutions Committee for the Minority Caucus. Former Diversity Director for Young Lawyers Division. Member of NAPABA.

WILLIAM T. COPLIN, JRWILLIAM 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.

THOMAS R. CURTINTHOMAS 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. 

 

JUDGE HERBERT B. DIXON, JR.JUDGE HERBERT B. DIXON, JR., (2014-2017)
Judge, District of Columbia Superior Court
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1973

A member of ABA House of Delegates since 2008, Judge Dixon served on the HOD Nominating Committee and the Committee on Technology and Communications. He formerly served as chair of the National Conference of State Trial Judges, chair of the Judicial Division’s Court Technology, and co-chair of The Judges’ Journal Editorial Board. Judge Dixon served as chair of the Judicial Division’s Court Technology Committee and as a member of the ABA TECHSHOW® Planning Board. He currently serves as presiding judge of D.C. Superior Court’s Technology-Enhanced Courtroom Pilot Project and co-chair of the court’s Strategic Planning Leadership Council. He is a former presiding judge of Superior Court’s Civil Division and Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division. Judge Dixon is the Senior Judicial Adviser to the Courtroom 21 Project at Marshall-Wythe School of Law (The College of William & Mary) and a member of The Sedona Conference®.

 

DONALD R. DUNNERDONALD R. DUNNER, Section of Intellectual Property Law (2014-2017)
Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, Washington, D.C.
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1958

Member of ABA House of Delegates since 2002 (representing Intellectual Property Law Section). Member of ABA Standing Committee on Governmental Affairs (2011-2013). Chaired Section of Intellectual Property Law (1995-1996). President, AIPLA (1979-80). Chairman, Advisory Committee, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1982-92). Argued more than 160 cases at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Sedona Lifetime Achievement Award (2002). Jefferson Medal, New Jersey IPLA (2004). International Lawyer of Year for Patents, Who's Who Legal (2005). Listed in Legal Times' "Greatest Washington Lawyers in the Past 30 Years" (2008). IAM IP Hall of Fame (2010). AIPLA Board of Directors’ Award (2011). George Washington University Law School Adjunct Professor of the Year (2012). Linn Inn Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award and IP Jurisprudence Award of Hispanic National Bar Association (2012). National Law Journal 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America (2000, 2013). Samuel E. Gates Litigation Award from American College of Trial Lawyers (2013). Managing Intellectual Property Lifetime Achievement Award in IP (2014). Who’s Who Legal Award - Patent Lawyer of the Year (2014). Fellow, ACTL and American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. Co-author of Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: Practice and Procedure and past co-author of Patent Law Perspectives.

 

PAMELA C. ENSLENPAMELA 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.

 

William FerreiraWILLIAM FERREIRA, Young Lawyer Member-at-Large (2012-2015)
Ferreira Law, 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.

 

MICHAEL E. FLOWERSMICHAEL 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. 

 

KENNETH W. GIDEONKENNETH 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. GONZALESROBERT 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. GOODMANJIMMY K. GOODMAN, Eleventh District (2013-2016)
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.

 

WENDELL G. LARGEWENDELL G. LARGE, First District (2014-2017)
Director/Shareholder at Richardson, Whitman, Large & Badger, Portland, Maine
University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, J.D., 1978

Wendell is an active trial lawyer who has been trying civil cases in Maine for more than 25 years. His cases are not limited by subject matter, but generally have included the defense of professional liability claims (medical, legal, insurance, real estate, architectural, and others), the defense of product liability claims, the defense of commercial transportation claims, and the prosecution and defense of large exposure personal injury claims. For a number of years Wendell served as lead trial counsel for one of Maine's largest publicly held corporations.

He has been recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, and has been certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Wendell has served on the Civil Justice Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court in Maine, the Business and Consumer Docket Advisory Group for Maine, and the governing board for the Maine Bar Foundation. He has also served on the boards of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, the Maine State Bar Association (President, 2006), and the New England Bar Association (President, 2008). He is in his fourth term as the state bar's representative to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, and serves on the 11 member ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers Professional Liability. He is listed in the current editions of "The Best Lawyers in America", "New England Super Lawyers", "Chambers USA", and "Benchmark Litigation." He is also an Advisory Trustee to Portland Trails, which is building a network of walking and biking trails in Maine’s largest city.

 

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.

 

HARRY TRUMAN MOOREHARRY TRUMAN MOORE, Twelfth District (2014-2017)
Solo Practitioner, Goodwin Moore PLLC in Paragould, Arkansas
University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, J.D., 1975

Member of ABA House of Delegates since 1997 (currently represents Arkansas Bar Association). State Delegate 2000-2009. Special Adviser to Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services. Past member of Standing Committee on Public Education (2007-2010) and Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements (2005-2007). Executive Committee member for Conference of State Bar Delegates in 2003-2006. President of Arkansas Bar Association in 1996-1997. Co-Chair of Arkansas State Claims Commission. Board member for Arkansas Governor’s Mansion Association.

 

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).

 

DAVID R. POEDAVID 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.

 

MARCIA MILBY RIDINGSMARCIA 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. RODRIGUEZEDUARDO 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. 

 

JOHN C. SCHULTEJOHN 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.

 

TIMOTHY B. WALKERTIMOTHY 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.

 

CHLOE R. WOODSCHLOE R. WOODS, Law Student Member-at-Large (2014-2015)
Law Student, Washington University School of Law

Chloe is a third-year law student at Washington University School of Law and ABA Law Student Division Lt. Governor of Diversity. Staff editor, Jurisprudence Review Law Journal. Previously served as the National Director of Public Relations for the National Black Law Students Association (2013-2014). Named 2014 Women's Justice Awards "Leader of Tomorrow," Women of Color Corporate Counsel Scholarship Recipient, and Mound City Bar Association Legal Service Award Recipient. Received her B.A. from Columbia University and M.S. in Sport Management from the University of Memphis. Summer Associate at Heyl Royster in Illinois and ARMY JAG intern at Fort Bragg.

 

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