Board of Visitors

2014-15 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)
Qualcomm Incorporated
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

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

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

Robert W. Blanchard ‘80 (JD)
Blanchard Krasner & French
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

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

John I. Forry
University of San Diego School of Law
Las Vegas, NV

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

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

Hon. Jan I. Goldsmith ‘76 (JD)
The City of San Diego
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 R. 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)
AbbVie, Inc.
North Chicago, IL

Hon. Richard Huffman (JD)** 
California Court of Appeals
San Diego, CA

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

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

Ian Kessler ‘82 (JD)
San Diego, CA

Harri J. Keto ‘76 (JD)
The O.C. Investment Company
Newport Beach, CA

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

Lynne R. Lasry '79 (JD)*
Sandler Lasry Laube Byer & Valdez LLP
San Diego, CA

Stanley W. Legro
Pacific Action Resource
San Diego, CA

Cary Mack ′88 (JD)
Managing Partner
Southwest Value Partners

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

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

Gerald L. McMahon ‘64 (JD)**
Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek
San Diego, CA

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

Virginia C. Nelson ‘79 (JD)
Law Offices of Virginia C. Nelson
San Diego, CA

The Honorable Louisa S. Porter ‘77 (JD) (ret.)
United States District Court, Southern District
San Diego, CA

Donald G. Rez
Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel
San Diego, CA

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

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

Frederick A. Schenk ’78 (JD)
Casey, Gerry, Schenk, Francavilla
San Diego, CA

Hon. Lynn Schenk ‘70 (JD)
Former Member, the United States Congress
San Diego, CA

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

Alan Schulman
University of San Diego School of Law
San Diego, CA

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

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

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

Jeffrey T. Thomas ‘82 (JD)
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Irvine, CA

Tina A. Thomas ‘79 (JD)
Sacramento, CA

Michael T. Thorsnes ‘68 (JD)
Retired Partner, Thorsnes Bartolotta & McGuire
San Diego, CA

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

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

*Ex-officio member
**Emeritus member  


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