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 2012 - 2013
James D. Abrams, L'03, Chester Willcox & Saxbe LLP (Chair)Mark A. Engel, L'79, T'90, Bricker & Eckler LLPLisa L. Eschleman, L'87 (Chair Elect)Ronald A. Fresco, L'92, RemingerHon. James L. Graham, United States District CourtDavid Grauer, L'85, Squire SandersCheryl R. Hacker, L'88, Shawnee State UniversityDavid W. Hardymon, L'76, Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease LLPMark Hatcher, L'06, T'06, Baker HostetlerDaniel G. Hilson, L'86, Roetzel & Andress LLPSenator James M. Hughes, L'94, Ohio StatehouseMichael C. Jones, '74, L'79, Law Office of Michael C. JonesMichael Jordan, L'97 Ice Miller LLPEric R. Keller, L'95, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LPAEmmett M. Kelly, L'99, Frost Brown ToddJon F. Kelly, L'76, AT&T Services, Inc.Edward L. "Skipp" Kropp, L'78, Jackson Kelly PLLCChristine L. Liberto, L'10, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLPHon. Teresa L. Liston, L'81, (ret.) Franklin County Municipal Court ( Immediate Past Chair)Jonathan W. Marshall, L'70J. Thomas Mason, L'84, M/I HomesLt. General (ret.) Dennis M. McCarthy, L'75R. Lindsey McCutchan, L'97, Nationwide InsuranceDavid P. Meyer, L'95, LLM'96, David P. Meyer Co. LPAAnne L. Meyers, L'77, Meyers Roman Friedberg & LewisGretchen Koehler Mote, L'78, Ohio Bar Liability Insurance Co.Kathy A. Olson, L'77, Battelle Memorial InstituteC. David Paragas, L'90, Barnes and Thornburg LLPDonna M. Ruscitti, L'86, Porter WrightJeff Standley, L'88, Standley Law Group LLPRobert B. Stein, L'81, Rudov & Stein LLPPatsy A. Thomas, L'94, Ohio Attorney GeneralJo Ellen Yeary, L'80, Northeast Natural Energy, LLC
Ex-Officio:Professor James R. BeattieLeeAnn M. Massucci, L'02Adam (Ben) Klein, SBA President/JD Candidate 2013Associate Dean Rachel M. JanutisDean Richard C. Simpson
Emeriti:Robert J. Weiler, L'83, H'05, The Robert Weiler Company
Past Chairs Counsel:J. Miles Gibson, L'78, Wiles, Boyle, Burkholder & Bringardner Co. (2005-2006) Barbara J. Lucks, L'76, Barbara J. Lucks, LPA (2006-2007)Kathleen M. Trafford, L'79, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur (2007-2008)Gary W. Hammond, L'80, Hammond Sewards & Williams (2008-2009)Philip J. Fulton, L'80, Fulton Law Offices (2009-2010)Georgeann G. Peters, L'83, Baker Hostetler (2010-2011)
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