National Council


The National Council provides the law school with constructive advice on programs and plans; it recognizes the accomplishments of graduates through awards and other methods; and members serve as ambassadors for the college. Voting members may serve a maximum of two, five-year terms. The membership meets twice yearly.

QUESTIONS ABOUT NATIONAL COUNCIL?  For inquiries, please contact Katherine Zets at or 614-247-8640.

Current roster as of June 2017.

All Voting Members

Ayers, G. Randall ’88 (2020)
Keating Muething & Klekamp (Cincinnati, OH)

Benson, Jeff ’76 (2018)
Retired (Findlay, OH)

Blair III, William P. ’70 (2020)
William P. Blair Co. (Canton, OH)

Chappelear, Steve ’77 (2018)
Frost Brown Todd LLC (Columbus, OH)

Dane, Mimi ’89 (2021)
Flying Horse Farms (Mt. Gilead, OH)

Downey, Bruce ’73 (2020)
New Spring Capital (Baltimore, MD)

Ellis, Peter ’98 (2020) 
Reed Smith (Chicago, IL)

Finn, Mike ’67 (2020)
Power Distributors (Columbus, OH)

Flowers, Michael ’79 (2022)
Steptoe & Johnson (Columbus, OH)

Francis, Stephen ’83 (2021)
City of Columbus (Columbus, OH)

French, Hon. Judith ’88 (2020)
Supreme Court of Ohio (Columbus, OH)

Guttman, Dan ’97 (2020)
Baker Hostetler (Columbus, OH)

Hatler, Pat (2018)
Squire Patton Boggs (Columbus, OH)

Hill, Chris ’86 (2020)
The Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (Short Hills, NJ)

Hoffman, Hon. John E. ’83 (2022)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Columbus, OH)

Jamieson, W. David ’69 (2018)
J D Irving Limited (Saint John NB, Canada)

Kaplan, Jeff ’76 (2018)
Consultant/Retired (Columbus, OH)

Lauderdale, Ron ’74 (2018)
IBM Corporation (Somers, NY)

Lioi, Hon. Sara ’87 (2018)
U.S. District Court (Akron, OH)

Martz, Gary ’82 (2020)
Greif, Inc. (Delaware, OH)

Mertz, Mary ’02 (2020) 
Ohio Attorney General’s Office (Columbus, OH)

Michaels, Dean Alan C.
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (Columbus, OH)

Moore, Marchelle ’98 (2021)
The Motorists Insurance Group (Columbus, OH)

Moriarty, Erin ’77 (2020)
CBS Corp. (New York, NY)

Moritz Ransom, Lou Ann ’58 (Dental Hygiene)
(Columbus, OH)

Richards, R.L. “Rick” ’75 (2020)
R. David Thomas Trusts (Dublin, OH)

Richards, Suzanne ’74 (2022)
Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease (Columbus, OH)

Segal, Michael J. ’83 (2020)
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz (New York, NY)

Sharett, Anthony ’02 (2022)
Nationwide Insurance (Columbus, OH)

Smathers, Steven ’76 (2020)
Sowell & Co. (Dallas, TX)

Trafford, Robert W. “Buzz” ’77 (2020)
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur (Columbus, OH)

Trott, Kara ’91 (2022)
Quantum  Health Inc. (Columbus, OH)

Unger, Scott ’96 (2021)
Stark & Stark (Lawrenceville, NJ)

Vincent, Greg ’87 (2018)
Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Geneva, NY)

Wittstein, Jane Rue ’85 (2020)
Jones Day (New York, NY)

Woods, Hon. Kay ’81 (2020)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Youngstown, OH)

Zimmerman, Robert A. ’91 (2020)
Benesch (Cleveland, OH)

Emeritus Members

Ammons, Linda L. ’87
Widener University School of Law (Wilmington, DE)

Batchelder III, Speaker Emeritus William G. ’67
(Medina, OH)

Bernardini, Paul A. ’66
Law Office of Paul Bernardini (Daytona Beach, FL)

Bloomfield, Sally W. ’69
Bricker & Eckler LLP (Columbus, OH)

Bravo, Kenneth A. ’67
Ulmer and Berne (Cleveland, OH)

Briley, Michael M. ’69
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick (Toledo, OH)

Brown, John T. ’58
(Mansfield, OH)

Brown, Hon. Yvette McGee ’85
Jones Day (Columbus, OH)

Butler, Jolynn Barry ’76
AT&T Indiana (Indianapolis, IN)

Carpenter, Michael ’77 
Carpenter Lipps & Leland (Columbus, OH)

Casey, Karen S. ’91
(Columbus, OH)

Cole, Jr. , Hon. R. Guy 
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (Columbus, OH)

Cooperman, Edwin ’67
Edmarc Investments (Boca Raton, FL)

Cunningham, Raymond P. ’50
(Dublin, OH)

Cupps, Nancy R. ’64
(Columbus, OH)

Davidson, James, E. ’80 
Ice Miller, LLP (Columbus, OH)

Eikenberry, Peter G. ’64
(New York, NY)

Garland, John W. ’74
Central State University (Wilberforce, OH)

Glick, Martin R. ’64 
Arnold & Porter LLP (San Francisco, CA)

Graham, Clay P. ’80
Graham & Graham (Zanesville, OH)

Hairston, George W. ’68
Baker & Hostetler (Columbus, OH)

Heron, John J. ’64
J. Hollingsworth & Associates (Dayton, OH)

Hopkins, Hon. Jeffery P. ’85 
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Cincinnati, OH)

Huffman, Fordham E. ’80
(Columbus, OH)

Isaac, William M. ’69
FTI Consulting  (Sarasota, FL)

Jackson Jr., Reginald S. ’71 
Connelly Jackson & Collier (Toledo, OH)

Jemison, Steven W. ’75
(Cincinnati, OH)

Kies, Kenneth J. ’77
Federal Policy Group, Div. of Clark Bardes Consulting (Washington, DC)

King, Hon. Norah McCann ’75 
U.S. District Court (Columbus, OH)

Lawrence, James K. L. ’65
Frost Brown Todd (Cincinnati, OH)

Link, Joyce B. ’84
Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads (Philadelphia PA)

McCorkle, Leon ’72
(Dublin, OH)

McDonald, John C. ’61
Ice Miller, LLP (Columbus, OH)

Miller, Steven W. ’84 
Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH)

Mills, John T. ’73
(Fishers, IN)

Moore, Hon. Carla ’77
Ohio 9th District Court of Appeals (Akron, OH)

Overbey, Terry L. ’75
(Palm Coast, FL)

Perdue, Dale K. ’80 
Clark Perdue & List (Columbus, OH)

Persons, W. Ray ’78 
King & Spalding (Atlanta, GA)

Pfeifer, Hon. Paul E. ’66
Supreme Court of Ohio (Columbus, OH)

Ramirez, Ted L. ’76
Venable (Washington, DC)

Ray, Frank A. ’73
(Columbus, OH)

Reese, J. Gilbert ’52
Reese, Pyle, Drake & Meyer (Newark, OH)

Rogers, Nancy H.
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (Columbus, OH)

Saad, Michael D. ’66
Squire Sanders & Dempsey (Columbus, OH)

Sandman, Dan D. ’73
(Pittsburgh, PA)

Shenk, William Allan ’68
(La Jolla, CA)

Smallwood, Carl D. ’80
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease (Columbus, OH)

Summit, Stuart A. ’59
Phillips Nizer (New York, NY)

Sutton, Hon. Jeffrey S. ’90
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (Columbus, OH)

Tucker, Robert C. ’76
Tucker Ellis & West (Cleveland, OH)

Tuschman, James M. ’66
Barkan & Robon (Maumee, OH)

Tyburski, Charles J. ’64
Black, McCuskey, Souers & Arbaugh (Canton, OH)

Warner, Charles C. ’70
Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur (Columbus, OH)

Watkins, Robert J. ’53
Cincinnati, OH

Watt, Kristin L. ’89
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease (Columbus, OH)

Watters, Elizabeth J. ’90
Court of Common Pleas (Columbus, OH)

Weaner, John W. ’63
Weaner, Zimmerman, Bacon, Yoder & Hubbard (Defiance, OH)

Werth, Robert W. ’65
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease (Columbus, OH)

White, Hon. Harry W. ’73
Banker & White (St. Clairsville, OH)

Wightman, Alec ’75 
Baker & Hostetler (Columbus, OH)

Williams, Douglas L. ’80
The Limited Inc. (Columbus, OH)

Zeisler, Ken ’61 
Zeisler Morgan Properties (Cleveland, OH)

Zendell, David J. ’66
(Paterson, NJ)

Zox, Benjamin L. ’62
Ice Miller, LLP (Columbus, OH)