May 26, 2020 SLD Leadership

2020 -21 Senior Lawyers Division Leadership

Nominations

Pursuant to §6.1 of the Bylaws of the ABA Senior Lawyers Division, the Nominating Committee nominates the following individuals for election at the business session of the Division to be held during the 2020 Annual Meeting:

Automatic Succession

Under the Bylaws, Michael J. Van Zandt, who is the current Chair-elect, will automatically become the Chair for a term ending in 2021.

Nominated

Chair-elect (for a term ending in 2021): Carole L. Worthington

Vice-Chair (for a term ending in 2021): James L. Schwartz

Delegate (for a term ending in 2023 (2 positions):

Louraine C. Arkfeld
John Hardin “Jack” Young

Council Member-at-Large (for a term ending in 2024) (4 positions):

H. William Allen
Richard C. Goodwin
Donna Jackson
Anthony Musto

Council Member-at-Large (for a term ending in 2023 to complete the term of William Caprathe):

Tom Bolt

Honorary Council Member (for a term ending in 2022) (2 positions):

Alan Di Sciullo
Kelly K. Dineen

Submitted by SLD Nominating Committee

Marvin S.C. Dang, Chair
Michael J. Van Zandt, Vice Chair
Karen P. Campbell, Member
William Mock, Member
Orlando Lucero, Member

Leader Bios

H. William Allen

H. William Allen

H. William Allen

H. William “Bill” Allen is a recently retired partner from Williams & Anderson PLC in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he practiced business litigation and class action/mass torts: plaintiff and insurance coverage. He was rated a Super Lawyer for 2006-2019 for his work in business litigation.

Bill is a recognized leader in the legal community. In the ABA, he served two appointments on the Board of Governors, including a term as Chair of the Finance Committee, and served as a State Delegate for 12 years in the ABA House of Delegates. He served as Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, President of the American Bar Foundation, President of the Pulaski County Bar Association, and received the Award of Excellence from the Arkansas Bar Association.

Currently, Bill is the Chair of the ABA Senior Lawyers Division Ethics & Professionalism Committee.

He received his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.

Louraine C. Arkfeld

Louraine C. Arkfeld

Louraine C. Arkfeld

Judge Louraine C. Arkfeld retired from the bench after twenty-six years. She served as the Presiding Judge for the Tempe Municipal Court from February 1994 until June 2010. Previously, Judge Arkfeld served as a judge in the Phoenix Municipal Court for ten years, including as Assistant Presiding Judge from 1989 to 1994. Judge Arkfeld sat on the Arizona Judicial Council and served as Chair of the Court Leadership Institute. She also served on the Commission on Judicial Conduct including being its Vice-Chair. Judge Arkfeld served on the Arizona Supreme Court Commission on Technology from 1990-2009, including as Chair from 1997 to 2000. She is a certified instructor for the Institute for Court Management courses in Fundamentals of Caseflow Management, Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts and Visioning and Strategic Planning.

In the ABA she has served as the Judicial Member of the ABA’s Board of Governors, including chairing the Program, Evaluation and Planning Committee of the BOG, Chair of the ABA Judicial Division, Chair of the ABA Commission on the American Jury Project and Chair of the ABA Senior Lawyers Division, on the Council for the ABA Section of International Law and on the ABA Judicial Advisory Committee to the Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. She currently serves as Chair of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging.

Judge Arkfeld has served on numerous other committees and commissions and is a past president of the Arizona Magistrates Association. In 2005 Judge Arkfeld received the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence, presented by the National Center for State Courts. Judge Arkfeld holds a B.S. in Business and a J.D. from Arizona State University.

Tom Bolt

Tom Bolt

Tom Bolt

“The strength of our community is its people. By reaching out and identifying common goals, so much can be accomplished.”– Tom Bolt

Tom Bolt is founding partner of BoltNagi PC in the U.S. Virgin Islands focusing in the areas of government relations, banking, real estate, estate planning and corporate law. Previously he served as Counsel to the Legislature of the Virgin Islands and as Executive Director and Legal Counsel to the Virgin Island Law Revision Commission.

He has a long and established track record of leadership in the legal community. In the ABA, he is currently serving on the Board of Governors and Fund for Justice and Education Council. He has served as a Delegate at Large in the ABA House of Delegates for the past 30 years, is a Past Chair of the Law Practice Division, and has been active in the Standing Committee on CLE, Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress, Commission on Poverty & Homelessness, and the Diversity in the Education Pipeline Council. In addition to the Senior Lawyers Division, he is a member of Sections on Business Law; Environment, Energy and Resources; Real Property, Trusts and Estate Law; and the Law Practice and Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Divisions.

Outside the ABA, he serves on The Salvation Army National Advisory Board, is a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, and is a Commissioner of the Uniform Law Commission. He is a past president of the American Counsel Association and Virgin Islands Bar Association, as well as Past Chair of the Virgin Islands Bar Foundation. Previously, he’s been active in the American Law Institute (ALI), Attorneys Liability Protection Society, Inc. (ALPS) Board of Directors, National Conference of Bar Presidents Executive Council, and Virgin Islands Judicial Council. 

Kelly K. Dineen

Kelly K. Dineen

Kelly K. Dineen

Kelly K. Dineen is the director of the health law program at Creighton University School of Law and an Assistant Professor of Law. She holds a PhD, with distinction, in health care ethics from Saint Louis University, as well as a JD, with a concentration in health care law. Professor Dineen practiced nursing for over a decade before attending law school, first in a neurosurgical and abdominal transplant intensive care unit and then in a functional neurosurgery practice primarily caring for patients with movement disorders and high impact chronic pain. After law school, Professor Dineen practiced health care law, representing providers and organizations in matters ranging from administrative appeals to licensure issues to fraud and abuse concerns. In academia, she served as the Assistant Director for the nation's top health law program at Saint Louis University. She also served as the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at Saint Louis University School of Law as well as a faculty member in health law and ethics, teaching bioethics and the law and drug and device law. Professor Dineen has served on multiple hospital ethics committees, Institutional Review Boards, and Conflicts of Interest in Research committees. Her research is highly interdisciplinary and focuses on the impact of decision making by law makers, policy makers, and providers on health care quality. Currently she is working on issues around opioid and drug policy as well as the impact of decision making on patients with highly stigmatized conditions; especially pain, substance use disorder (addiction), and serious mental illness. Her work has been published in leading health law journals, such as the American Journal of Law & Medicine, the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, and the Houston Journal of Health Law & Policy. Professor Dineen has been quoted by media outlets, including the Washington Post, the Associated Press, Vice.com, and NPR.

Alan Di Sciullo

Alan Di Sciullo

Alan Di Sciullo

Alan Di Sciullo, Esq. is the retired Director of Global Real Estate for Shearman & Sterling LLP. In that capacity, he directs the firm’s worldwide real estate portfolio. He has been a Senior Vice President with a major global banking organization working on its corporate real estate merger and acquisitions activities and was of counsel with a New Jersey law firm. The large portion of his career was with Morgan Stanley as a First Vice President and Senior Counsel where he was responsible for its real estate transactions and related litigation. Among the transactions Mr. Di Sciullo did at Morgan Stanley included the largest leases at the original World Trade Center totaling over 1.2 million sf and the claims and relocations following the 1993 bombing of an 9/11 attack on the Towers, the development of the 600,000 sf Discover Card Headquarters in Riverwoods, Illinois, and over 200,000 sf for Dean Witter Trust’s headquarters in Harborside Plaza, Jersey City, NJ.

Mr. Di Sciullo is an adjunct Professor at New York University’s Schack Master’s in Real Estate program and was honored in 2017 for 25 years of service to the University. He has received NYU’s Outstanding Teaching and Services awards. He has also served on CoreNet Global’s MCR program faculty and has received several Outstanding Faculty awards from that Institute.

Richard C. Goodwin

Richard C. Goodwin

Richard C. Goodwin

Judge Richard C. Goodwin was admitted to the bar in 1975. He is the past Chair of the Judicial Division (2011-2012), and past Chair of the National Conference of Administrative Judiciary, Judicial Division (2008 – 2009), American Bar Association; past President of the Federal Administrative Law Conference (2018-2019); and member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary. Judge Goodwin has been a U.S. Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”), since 1996 with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation and Social Security Administration. Prior to 1996 Judge Goodwin was in private practice in Annapolis, Maryland for almost 20 years. In February 2002 Judge Goodwin retired as a Colonel from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps with over 29 years of military service. He was awarded the Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Ribbon [1st OLC] upon his retirement. Judge Goodwin served as an Infantry Officer on the DMZ in Korea and was activated for Desert Shield Desert Storm in 1990-1991. Judge Goodwin has an A.B. from the College of William and Mary, an M.B.A. from Xavier University and a J.D. from Northern Kentucky University. Judge Goodwin and his wife Susan have four sons and nine grandchildren.

Donna Jackson

Donna Jackson

Donna Jackson

Donna Jackson is a CPA, nationally recognized attorney, speaker, and educator in estate planning. She focuses on estate planning with an emphasis on Medicaid, VA Benefits, wills, durable power of attorneys, living wills, special needs planning, and trusts.

She is actively involved in the Oklahoma Bar, American Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Oklahoma State Society of CPAs, and a frequent author for the Voice of Experience, the monthly e-newsletter of the Senior Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association.

Ms. Jackson has extensive speaking experience including keynote speaker for the Oklahoma Bar, Strafford, and National Business Institute and has presented hundreds of seminars on estate, tax and related topics. She’s received numerous awards including Five Star Wealth Managers in Estate Planning, Earl Sneed Award from the Oklahoma Bar, and Lawyer of Distinction. She attained a BS and MS in Accounting from Oklahoma State, her JD from Oklahoma City University School of Law, and an LLM, Elder Law, from Stetson College of Law.

Anthony C. (Tony) Musto

Anthony C. (Tony) Musto

Anthony C. (Tony) Musto

Anthony C. (Tony) Musto is from Hallandale Beach, FL, where his practice focuses primarily on appeals. He has handled well over 1,000 appellate proceedings, including more than 75—civil, criminal, and juvenile cases, rules proceedings, and extraordinary writs—on the merits in the Florida Supreme Court. He is board certified by The Florida Bar in both appellate practice and juvenile law and has served on the Bar’s Appellate Practice Certification Committee.

Mr. Musto spent 11 years as a full-time member of the faculty at St. Thomas University School of Law, where he currently is an Adjunct Professor of Law. During his career, he has served as a City Commissioner for the City of Hallandale Beach, FL, the Chief Counsel of the Florida Attorney General’s Miami Office, the Chief Appellate Counsel of the Broward County Attorney’s Office, an Assistant State Attorney, an Assistant Public Defender, a special master for code enforcement matters, an arbitrator for Lemon Law disputes, and a hearing officer for both traffic infraction and school expulsion proceedings. 

In his spare time, Mr. Musto covers collegiate and professional sporting events for the AP, collects old postcards, reads, and, with his wife Susan, enjoys exploring the back roads of America and relaxing at their second home in Asheville, NC.

James L. Schwartz

James L. Schwartz

James L. Schwartz

Jim was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs. After graduating college from Penn State and law school from Villanova University, Jim began his legal career with the City of Philadelphia and worked his way up to become the Assistant to the Chief Litigation Counsel at the City Solicitor’s Office. Thereafter, wanting a more specialized litigation position, Jim went to work for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, first in Washington, D. C and then in their newly opened office in Chicago.

After leaving the CFTC, Jim went into private practice, concentrating on transactional and litigation matters involving securities, commodity futures, real estate and general corporate matters. More than 40 years later, he still has this basic practice mix but has also added federal tax matters.

When Jim’s two children reached high school age, he became active in bar association work. He first became involved with the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago and for 15 years focused on evaluating candidates for various local, state and federal offices and also being very active in writing “will packages” for indigent persons suffering from AIDS. Then Jim became active in the National Lesbian and Gay Bar Association (now called The National LGBT Bar Association) and ultimately served as its Chair.

Contemporaneous with his LGBT work, Jim became active in the ABA where he has served in various capacities including: being a member of the House of Delegates for many years; being a member of GP/Solo’s council for 5 years; being a member of GP/Solo’s magazine board for 15 years; being a founder and editor of GP/Solo’s electronic newsletter for 10 years; being on several ABA Committees including Youth at Risk, the ABA’s liaison Committee to the United Nations; being liaison to SOGI for more than 10 years and more. As for SLD, Jim has been the Chair of VOE for 3 years, has served on SLD’s Council for several years and is active in other SLD Committees.

Jim has also served on bar committees on the Illinois State and Chicago bars including causing ISBA to form its SOGI committee and then serving as its first chair. Lastly, Jim is President of the Chicago chapter of Prime Timers, an international gay senior organization which concentrates on charitable, educational and social activities for gay seniors. Jim lives in Chicago and continues to practice law full time.

Carole L. Worthington

Carole L. Worthington

Carole L. Worthington

Carole Lynch Worthington is a solo practitioner in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her practice concentrates in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, elder law, conservatorships and guardianships, contracts and real estate.

Carole has served in numerous positions within the ABA and its affiliate organizations. Currently, she serves as a Woman Member at Large on the Nominating Committee. In the Senior Lawyers Division, she has served as Secretary, Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee, Council Member, and member of the Opioid Task Force. She has also served in the House of Delegates for twenty-five years, the majority as Delegate at Large and has served on committees of the House, the Commission on Law and Aging, Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, and the Commission on Disability Rights. Additionally, she is a Past President of the National Conference of Bar Presidents. In these roles, she has co-drafted the SLD Diversity Plan, participated in the Section Officers Conference, and has been active in building consensus on resolutions and in bringing resolutions before the House.

Carole chaired the Alumni Advisory Council of the University of Tennessee College of Law. She was credited with securing support for and initial funding of the renovated and expanded law school facility, as well as other funding and support needs. She was also active in enabling the College of Law to solicit donations from its own alumni.

As an incurable bar junkie, Carole has served as President of the Chattanooga Bar Association, has been a member of the Board of the Tennessee Bar Association and on committees and commission, and Co-Chair of Diversity of the Knoxville Bar Association. She has spoken on CLE panels for state and local bar associations and at the National Conference on Equine Law. She focuses on positive, constructive problem-solving and resolution. 

John Hardin “Jack” Young

John Hardin “Jack” Young

John Hardin “Jack” Young

Mr. Young is an Adjunct Professor of International & Comparative Election Law at William & Mary School Law, and Senior Counsel at SandlerReiff in Washington, D.C. He is a former Chair of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Election Law and editor and contributor to International Election Principles: Democracy and the Rule of Law (ABA Press 2008), International Election Remedies (ABA 2016), and America Votes! 4th ed. (ABA 2019) (with Benjamin E. Griffith). He is a former member of the American Bar Association Board of Governors, and past chair of the ABA Senior Lawyer Division and Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice. He is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Life Member of the American Law Institute. He has served as an advisor to Election Management Bodies in over a dozen countries on electoral justice, election procedures and electoral dispute resolution.

The Governor of Delaware appointed Mr. Young to the Council on Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (2017-2020). He previously was appointed by the Governor of Virginia as Chair of the Virginia Retirement System Review Board and to the Delmarva Interstate Advisory Commission.

He serves on the State Board of the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Delaware, Inc. and is a registered lobbyist for LWV.

He lives with his wife, Francie, in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

He received his law degrees from University of Virginia (J.D) and Oxford University (B.C.L.).