​2019-2020 Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors is an advisory and support group that is dedicated to the School of Law's advancement as a leading center of legal education and scholarship. Members of the Board of Visitors provide counsel and feedback to the Dean on a range of issues related to the priorities and needs of the School of Law.

Derek Aberle '96 (JD)
XCOM
San Diego, CA

Olga Alvarez '02 (JD)
Heisner Álvarez Attorneys At Law 
San Diego, CA

G. Edward Arledge '73 (JD)
Retired Partner, Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps LLP
Valley Center, CA

Justice Richard Aronson '72 (BA), '75 (JD)
California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District
Santa Ana, CA

Jim W. Baker
San Diego Gas & Electric Company
San Diego, CA

Richard M. Bartell '75 (JD)
Bartell Hotels
San Diego, CA

Adam J. Bass '88 (BA),'91 (JD)
Buchalter Nemer 
Los Angeles, CA

William G. Baumgaertner '75 (JD)
Haight Brown & Bonesteel
Los Angeles, CA

Betsy Brennan '03 (JD)
Downtown San Diego Partnership
San Diego, CA 

Matthew J. Bresnahan '07 (JD)
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
San Diego, CA 

Robert S. Brewer '75 (JD)
United States Attorney, Southern District of California
San Diego, CA 

Alan Brubaker '76 (JD)
Wingert Grebing Brubaker & Juskie LLP
San Diego, CA

Elizabeth "Libby" Carson
Retired from H & R Block
San Diego, CA

David S. Casey, Jr. '74 (JD)
Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP
San Diego, CA

Steven J. Cologne '84 (JD)
Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP
San Diego, CA

Megan Donohue '09 (JD)*
Cooley LLP
San Diego, CA 

Dennis J. Doucette '86 (JD)
Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
San Diego, CA

Stephen P. Doyle '84 (JD)
Sandy Point Properties
San Diego, CA

Michael A. Ferrara, Jr. '72 (JD)
The Ferrara Law Firm, LLC
Cherry Hill, NJ

Dean Stephen C. Ferruolo*
University of San Diego School of Law
San Diego, CA

Thompson Fetter '67 (JD)
T. Fetter & Co., Inc.
San Diego, CA

Gordon L. Gerson '76 (JD)
Gerson Law Firm APC
San Diego, CA

Erin P. Gibson '03 (JD)
DLA Piper
San Diego

Robert H. Gleason '98 (JD)
Evans Hotels
San Diego, CA

John H. Gomez '89 (BA)
The Gomez Law Firm, APLC
San Diego, CA

Susan S. Gonick '86 (JD)**
Retired Partner, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP
San Diego, CA

Hon. J. Richard Haden '74 (JD) (ret.)**
Judicial Arbitration & Mediation Services
San Diego, CA

John Henkel '77 (JD)**
Linden Root Dickinson Foundation
San Diego, CA

Karen P. Hewitt '89 (JD)
Jones Day
San Diego, CA

Denise M. Hickey '94 (JD)
Celgene
San Diego, CA

Hon. Richard Huffman**
California Court of Appeals, 4th District
San Diego, CA

Steven R. Hunsicker '75 (JD)
Retired Partner, Baker Botts, LLP
Washington, DC

Faye Hunter '90 (JD)
Retired Partner, Latham & Watkins, LLP
San Diego, CA

Shaka Johnson '03 (JD)
Sony Electronics Inc.
San Diego, CA

Michael B. Kaplan '72 (JD)
ARKA Properties Group
Beverly Hills, CA

Kim Koro '86 (JD)
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
San Diego, CA

Hon. Melinda J. Lasater '73 (JD)**
San Diego Superior Court
San Diego, CA

Stanley W. Legro
Pacific Action Resource
San Diego, CA

Cary Mack '88 (JD)
Southwest Value Partners
San Diego, CA

Patrick W. Martin '92 (JD)
Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
San Diego, CA

Hon. Judith McConnell**
Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One
San Diego, CA

James R. McCormick Jr. '97 (JD)
Delphi Law Group, LLP
San Diego, CA

Jack McGrory '81 (JD)
La Jolla MJ Management, LLC
San Diego, CA


Ed F. McPherson '82 (JD)
McPherson LLP
Los Angeles, CA

John L. Morrell '84 (JD)
Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP
San Diego, CA

A. John Murphy, Jr. '72 (BA), '75 (JD)
Murphy & Weiner
San Anselmo, CA

Ryan A. Murr '98 (JD)
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
San Francisco, CA

Andrea Myers '08 (JD)
Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek
San Diego, CA

Virginia C. Nelson '79 (JD)
Adjunct Law Professor, USD School of Law
San Diego, CA

The Honorable Louisa S Porter '77 (JD) (ret.)
U.S. Magistrate Judge, Southern District, California
San Diego, CA

Michael J. Rider '83 (JD)
ResMed
San Diego, CA

Kristin Rizzo '06 (JD)
Rizzo Resolutions
San Diego, CA

Paul E. Robinson '73 (JD)
Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley
San Diego, CA

Frank E. Rogozienski '71 (JD)
Frank E. Rogozienski, Inc.
San Diego, CA

Frederick Schenk '78 (JD)
Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP
San Diego, CA

Former Congresswoman Lynn Schenk '70 (JD)
Former Member, the United States Congress
San Diego, CA

Edward P. Schlesier '89 (BBA), '00 (JD)
Blanchard Krasner & French
San Diego, CA

Gary W. Schons '73 (BA), '76 (JD)
Best Best & Krieger
San Diego, CA

Ronson Shamoun '98 (BA), '02 (JD), '03 (LLM)
RJS LAW - A Tax Law Firm
San Diego, CA

Thomas E. Sharkey '59 (JD)**
Judicate West
San Diego, CA

Susanne Stanford '75 (JD)**
Retired Partner, Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps LLP
San Diego, CA

Kathleen Strickland '74 (JD)
Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley
San Francisco, CA 

George G. Strong, Jr. '74 (JD)
Corner Stone Research
Los Angeles, CA

John Thelan '74 (JD)
Costco Wholesale
Issaquah, WA

Jeffrey T. Thomas '82 (JD)
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Irvine, CA

The Honorable Robert J. Trentacosta '79 (JD)
San Diego Superior Court
San Diego, CA

Vickie E. Turner '82 (JD)
Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP
San Diego, CA

Michael J. Weaver '73 (JD)
Retired Partner, Latham & Watkins
San Diego, CA

Christopher Wesierski '78 (JD)
Wesierski & Zurek, LLP
San Diego, CA

*Ex-officio member
**Emeritus member