Board of Counselors - Capital University Law School

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.

    Frank W. Carsonie, L'92, Benesch

    Thomas J. Bonasera, L'05, Dinsmore
    Kendra Carpenter, L’01, Carpenter Family Law
    Nicole M. Donovsky, L'00, Bricker & Eckler
    Andrew S. Grossman, L’96, Grossman Law Offices
    Linda Hines, L’03 & PL’97, MedFlight
    The Honorable Terri Jamison, L’04, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations and Juvenile Division
    Zachary M. Klein, L'04, Columbus City Attorney
    Manoj Kumar, L’05, Hometown Urgent Care
    The Honorable Matthew J. Kunsman, L'03, Magistrate Judge,  Licking County Common Plea Court – Domestic Relations
    LeeAnn Massucci, L'02, Massucci Law Group LLC
    Darren A. McNair, L'02, Lardiere McNair LLC
    E. Kelly Mihocik, L'04, Capital University Law School
    Jill Snitcher, L'99, Columbus Bar Association
    Kenneth R. Thompson, C'82, RELX Group
    Matthew W. Warnock, L'08, Bricker & Eckler

    Reynaldo A. Valenica, Dean and Professor of Law
    Melinda Molina, Associate Dean and Professor of Law
    Shawn M. Beem, L’02, Assistant Dean for Professional Development
    Shawn Cleveland, Director of Regional Development
    Elizabeth Mote, L’10, 2020-2021 Alumni Board President
    Margaret Wagner, JD Candidate 2021, SBA President