National Council

The National Council exists to advocate for the school and advance its students. It 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.  The Council meets twice yearly.

QUESTIONS ABOUT NATIONAL COUNCIL?  For inquiries, please contact Amy Gallagher at or 614-688-4507.


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

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

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

Benson, Jeff ’76
Retired (Findlay, OH)

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

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

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

Bost II, Glenn ’78
PPG Industries (Pittsburgh, PA)

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)

Chappelear, Steve ’77
Frost Brown Todd LLC (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)

Dane, Mimi ’89
Belford Family Charitable Fund, Inc. (Gahanna, OH)

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

Davies, Dean Lincoln L.
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (Columbus, OH)

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

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

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

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

Fisher, Linda  ’82
Retired, DuPont Chemical (Washington, DC)

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

Francis, Stephen ’83
Franchise D&I Solutions, LLC (Columbus, OH)

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

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)

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

Hill, Chris ’86

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

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

Jarrett, Stephanie ’81
Retired, GE Lighting (Cleveland, OH)

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

Jones, Jim ’86
Jones Day (New York, NY)

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

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

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

Mertz, Mary ’02
Director of The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (Columbus, OH)

McCorkle, Leon ’72
(Dublin, OH)

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

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

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

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

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

Mortinger, Stephen ’89
IBM (Armonk, NY)

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)

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

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

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

Sharett, Anthony ’02
Meta Financial Group (Phoenix, AZ)

Sharett, Hope ’03
ASU Enterprise Partners (Tempe, AZ)

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

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

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

Smith, Craig H. ’96
Hogen Lovells (Miami, FL)

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

Tannous, Robert ’87
Porter Wright (Columbus, OH)

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

Trott, Kara ’91
Quantum  Health Inc. (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)

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

Vincent, Greg ’87
(Geneva, NY)

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)

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

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

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

Zendell, David J. ’66
(Paterson, NJ)

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

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