National Trial Competition Committee

MANDATE: To assist the Texas Young Lawyers Association in the organization and administration of the National Trial Competition, including the recruitment of accredited law schools to participate; the recruitment of Fellows to participate as judges at the variouso regional competitions; participation as jurors at the national and regional finals of the Competition; and to promote the credibility of the Competition as the premier event and to promote the Competition as a quality educational experience for law students interested in trial advocacy. 

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Committee Members

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Susan Daunhauer Phillips

Chair

Phillips Parker Orberson & Arnett PLC

Louisville, KY

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Karen S. Townsend

Vice Chair

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Joseph R. Alexander, Jr.

Member

The Alexander Firm

Houston, TX

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Gloria A. Bedwell

Member

U.S. Attorney's Office

Mobile, AL

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Monte P. Clithero

Member

Taylor, Stafford, Clithero & Harris, LLP

Springfield, MO

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Joseph C. Crawford

Member

Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller

Philadelphia, PA

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James D. Curphey

Member

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Columbus, OH

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Mae D'Agostino

Member

U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

Albany, NY

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Sally J. Ferguson

Member

Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A.

Minneapolis, MN

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William H. Ford

Member

Ford Murray PLLC

San Antonio, TX

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Gerald J. Gleeson II

Member

Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.

Troy, MI

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C. Scott Greene

Member

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Atlanta, GA

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Melinda Haag

Member

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

San Francisco, CA

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Celeste S. Higgins

Member

Higgins Law Firm

Miami, FL

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Marvin W. (Marty) Jones

Member

Sprouse Shrader Smith PLLC

Amarillo, TX

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Amy Sue Lemley

Member

Foulston Siefkin LLP

Wichita, KS

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James A. Mangione

Member

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Walter E. McGowan

Member

Gray, Langford, Sapp, McGowan, Gray & Nathanson

Tuskegee, AL

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Ronald H. McLean

Member

Serkland Law Firm

Fargo, ND

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Laura A. Menninger

Member

Haddon, Morgan & Foreman, P.C.

Denver, CO

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Donald R. Morin

Member

Morin & Barkley LLP

Charlottesville, VA

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Lynn H. Murray

Member

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Chicago, IL

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Stephen M. Nichols

Member

Polsinelli LLP

Los Angeles, CA

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Orlando R. Richmond, Sr.

Member

Butler Snow LLP

Ridgeland, MS

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Richard M. Strassberg

Member

Goodwin Procter LLP

New York, NY

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Laura E. Udall

Member

Tucson, AZ

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Jason Rogers Williams

Member

Jason Rogers Williams & Associates

New Orleans, LA

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Richard H. Willis

Member

Bowman and Brooke LLP

Columbia, SC

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Richard M. Zielinski

Member

Goulston & Storrs, P.C.

Boston, MA

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Jack Zouhary

Member

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Toledo, OH

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R. Gary Winters

Immediate Past Chair

McCaslin, Imbus & McCaslin, L.P.A.

Cincinnati, OH

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John A. Day

Regent

Law Offices of John Day, P.C.

Brentwood, TN