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Fellows Spotlights

Dana M. Hrelic is a Connecticut Fellow. She joined the Fellows in December 2015 and is a partner at Horton, Dowd, Bartschi & Levesque, P.C. in Hartford, Connecticut. Read more here. October 25, 2017

Rew R. Goodenow is a Nevada Patron Fellow and 2017/2018 Fellows Chair. He is a shareholder and a former director in the law firm of Parsons Behle & Latimer in Reno, NV. Read more hereSeptember 28, 2017

Professor Mary Margaret Penrose is a Texas Life Fellow. She is a Professor of Law at Texas A&M University School of Law. Read more hereJuly 7, 2017 

Franklyn  M. Gimbel is a Wisconsin Life Fellow. He is the founder of Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP in Milwaukee, WI. Read more hereJune 13, 2017

William G. Paul, Oklahoma Life Leadership Fellow, is an Of Counsel attorney in the Oklahoma City office of Crowe & Dunlevy. Mr. Paul is a past Chair of the Fellows, past ABF Board Member, and past President of the American Bar Association. Mr. Paul is the most recent Fellow to become a Life Leadership Fellow. Read more hereApril 6, 2017

Patricia E. Salkin is a New York Life Fellow. She is the Provost of the Graduate and Professional Divisions at Touro College and the former Dean of Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. Read more hereMarch 8, 2017

Anna M. Romanskaya is a California Fellow and Partner with Stark & D’Ambrosio, LLP in San Diego, CA USA where she manages the firm’s family law division. She currently serves as Chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD) for the 2016-2017 bar year. Read more hereNovember 16, 2016

Michael H. Byowitz is a New York Life Leadership Fellow and serves as Of Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He has served as New York State Co-Chair of The Fellows and received the Fellows' Outstanding State Co-Chair Award in 2012. Read more hereSeptember 29, 2016

David R. Brink is a Minnesota Life Fellow and was a lawyer at the firm that is now Dorsey & Whitney. Mr. Brink served as president of the American Bar Association for a term in 1981-82. He is also past president of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Hennepin County Bar Association. Read more here. July 7, 2016

Michelle A. Behnke is an Ex-Officio Member of the ABF Board and a Wisconsin Life Fellow. She is a principle at Michelle Behnke & Associates in Madison, WI. Read more hereMay 16, 2016

James T. Haight is a California Life Patron Fellow and was a corporate law department attorney. Read more here. March 31, 2016

Gregory M. Bergman is a California Life Patron Fellow and Shareholder at Bergman Dacey Goldsmith in Los Angeles, CA. Read more hereMarch 10, 2016

Mark A. A. Warner is an International Fellow and Principal of MAAW Law in Toronto, Canada. Read more hereJanuary 15, 2016

Paula Boggs is a Washington Life Patron Fellow, served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Starbucks until 2012, and is the founder of Boggs Media, LLC. Ms. Boggs is also the singer in the Paula Boggs Band. Read more hereDecember 29, 2015

Dr. Artika Tyner is a Minnesota Fellow, Professor and Interim University Diversity and Inclusion Officer at University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, MN. She also founded the Leadership for Social Justice Project© in 2015. Read more hereDecember 9, 2015

Randolph J. May is a Maryland Fellow and is the Founder and President of The Free State Foundation in Rockville, MD. Read more hereNovember 5, 2015

Richard Beem is an Illinois Fellow and is a Patent Attorney and Principal at Beem Patent Law Firm in Chicago, IL. Read more hereOctober 7, 2015

Honorable Cara Lee T. Neville is a Minnesota Life Fellow and current Chair of the Fellows. She now serves as President and founder of Benchmark National ADR, LLC in Minneapolis, MN. Read more hereSeptember 30, 2015

Cynthia Nance is an Arkansas Sustaining Life Fellow and Nathan G. Gordon Professor of Law & Dean Emeritus at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, AR. Read more hereJune 30, 2015

Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III is a Kentucky Life Leadership Fellow, on the ABF Board of Directors and a Past ABA President. Mr. Robinson is currently member-in-charge of the Northern Kentucky offices for Frost Brown Todd LLC in Florence, KYRead more hereMarch 31, 2015

William F. Womble is a North Carolina Life Leadership Fellow and is now a consulting member at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice in Winston-Salem, NC. Click here to read moreDecember 31, 2014

Kathleen Hopkins is a Washington Life Patron Fellow and past Fellows Chair. She is a founding member of Real Property Law Group, PLLC, a boutique Seattle, WA law firm. Read more hereSeptember 30, 2014

Don Slesnick is a Florida Life Fellow and past Fellows Chair. He is also the Managing Partner of the Law Offices of Slesnick & Casey, LLP in Coral Gables, FL. Read more hereSeptember 30, 2013

David S. Houghton is a Nebraska Life Leadership Fellow, and partner at Houghton Vandenack Williams LLC in Omaha, NE.  He is a previous Chair of The Fellows. Read more hereJune 30, 2013 

William H. Neukom is a Washington Life Leadership Fellow. He is also the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the World Justice Project. Read more hereMarch 31, 2013

Ellen J. Flannery is a District of Columbia Life Leadership Fellow and partner at the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP, in Washington, D.C. Read more hereDecember 31, 2012

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