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.

    Board of Counselors - 2019-2020  

    Chairperson
    Allen L. Rutz, L'98, Vorys  

    Members
    Mary Amos Augsburger, L'02, Ohio State Bar Association
    Thomas J. Bonasera, L'05, Dinsmore
    Kendra Carpenter, L’01, Carpenter Family Law
    Frank W. Carsonie, L'92, Benesch
    Nicole M. Donovsky, L'00, Bricker & Eckler
    The Honorable Terri Jamison, L’04, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations and Juvenile Division
    Zachary M. Klein, L'04, Columbus City Counsel
    Manoj Kumar, L’05, Hometown Urgent Care
    Matthew J. Kunsman, L'03, Fisher, Skrobot & Sheraw, LLC
    Jill Snitcher McQuain, L'99, Columbus Bar Association  
    LeeAnn Massucci, L'02, Massucci Law Group LLC 
    Darren A. McNair, L'02, Lardiere McNair LLC 
    E. Kelly Mihocik, L04, Squire Patton Boggs
    Kenneth R. Thompson, '82, RELX Group
    Matthew W. Warnock, L'08, Bricker & Eckler

    Ex-Officio
    Rachel M. Janutis, Dean and Professor of Law
    Melinda Molina, Associate Dean and Professor of Law
    Shawn M. Beem, L’02, Assistant Dean for Professional Development
    Terri T. Botsko, L’91, Director of Law Alumni Relations
    Shawn Cleveland, Director of Regional Development
    Brandon Abshier, L’08, 2019-2020 Alumni Board President
    Ben Winter, JD Candidate 2020, SBA President