Board of Counselors

  • The Board of Counselors is comprised of alumni and non-alumni representatives invited by the Dean to serve as advisers on policy matters. It is a diverse group, representing the broad reach of the law school: solo practitioners, law firms, corporations, and government and public interest law settings.

    Established in 1998, the board was convened to assist in the development of a strategic plan for Capital University Law School, and once developed, to monitor its implementation. Additionally, the board provides continuous, independent input from important constituencies, reflecting on such matters as the caliber of graduates, the academic program, and faculty and administration relations with the larger community, among other issues.

    The mission of the Law School's Board of Counselors is to serve the school as a connection to the community, as a trusted adviser to the dean, and as an enthusiastic advocate for the school, its students and its worthiness for support.

    Board of Counselors - 2016-2017 

    Emmett M. Kelly, L'99, Frost Brown Todd LLC

    Mary Amos Augsburger, L'02, Ohio State Bar Association
    Thomas J. Bonasera, L'05, Dinsmore
    Frank W. Carsonie, L'92, Benesch
    Mark A. Engel, L'79, T'90, Bricker & Eckler LLP
    Mark Hatcher, L'06, T'06, BakerHostetler
    Eric R. Keller, L'95, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LPA
    Jon F. Kelly, L'76
    Zachary M. Klein, L'04, Columbus City Counsel
    Edward L. "Skipp" Kropp, L'78, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    Matthew J. Kunsman, L'03, Fisher, Skrobot & Sheraw, LLC
    Jonathan W. Marshall, L'70
    J. Thomas Mason, L'84, M/I Homes
    R. Lindsey McCutchan, L'97, Nationwide 
    Darren A. McNair, L'02, Lardiere McNair LLC 
    Nicholas A. Pittner, L'70, H'01, Bricker & Eckler LLP
    Allen L. Rutz, L'98, Vorys
    Kenneth R. Thompson, '82, RELX Group

    James R. Beattie, Associate Dean
    Shawn M. Beem, L’02, Assistant Dean for Professional Development
    Terri T. Botsko, L’91, Director of Law Alumni Relations
    Rachel M. Janutis, Interim Dean
    Heidi Callendar, L'17, SBA President
    Elizabeth Tsvetkoff, L'04, Ohio Alliance of YMCA's, President, Alumni Association Board

    Robert J. Weiler, L'83, H'05, The Robert Weiler Company

    Past Chairs
    Jon F. Kelly, L'76 (2015 - 2016)
    Jo Ellen Yeary, L'80 (2014 -2015)
    Lisa L. Eschleman, L'87 (2013-2014)
    James D. Abrams, L'03, Taft (2012-2013)
    Hon. Teresa L. Liston, L'81, (ret.) (2011-2012)
    Georgeann G. Peters, L'83, BakerHostetler (2010-2011)
    Philip J. Fulton, L'80, Fulton Law Offices (2009-2010)
    Gary W. Hammond, L'80, Hammond Sewards & Williams (2008-2009)
    Kathleen M. Trafford, L'79, Porter Wright (2007-2008)
    Barbara J. Lucks, L'76, Barbara J. Lucks, LPA (2006-2007)
    J. Miles Gibson, L'78, Isaac Wiles (2005-2006)