AAJ Diplomates and ASTA Awardees

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AAJ Diplomates and ASTA Awardees 

AAJ members who have achieved Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy (ASTA) status and the status of Diplomate as part of the Achievement Recognition Program (ARP) have accomplished this feat through continued education through AAJ. The goal of the programs is to build and develop professional knowledge through a continuing commitment to improving practical knowledge of trial skills and substantive law. Active participation in the program provides recognition for dedication, commitment, and enthusiasm to pursuing legal education. 

ARP participants are awarded the distinction of Advocate, Fellow, and Diplomate depending on the number of hours of continuing legal education completed. AAJ Diplomates have attended over 400 hours of qualifying AAJ Education programs—including AAJ Education's Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course: Art of Persuasion. ASTA achievers completed a rigorous curriculum that encompasses the skills and experience deemed by The National College of Advocacy and AAJ to be essential to a well-rounded legal training and a successful trial practice. The following AAJ members have shown their commitment to continuing legal education and AAJ Education. For more information on becoming an AAJ Diplomate or to view the ASTA curriculum, visit the Professional Recognition Page.

 

Alabama

Gregory S. Cusimano*

Stephen D. Heninger

C. Delaine Mountain

Tom L. Larkin

Thomas S. McGrath

 

Arizona

David A. Wenner*

Arthur E. Lloyd*

 

Arkansas

Frank H. Bailey

Ward M. Merdes*

 

California

John E. Hill

Edward C.Y. Lau

Daniel Rodriguez*

Gerson H. Smoger, Ph.D., J.D.

Laurence F. Padway

Derek Pakiz

James W. Vititoe

David M. Arbogast

Thomas D. Penfield

 

Colorado

William L. Keating

Larry Dean Lee

Lance M. Sears

W. Harold Flowers, Jr.

Carrie R. Frank*

Murray Ogborn

James L. Gilbert

 

Connecticut

Vincent M. DeAngelo*

Eddi Z. Zyko

Ernest F. Teitell*

 

Florida

Timothy F. Prugh

J. Ron Smith

 

Georgia

David Wm. Boone

James C. Carr

 

Idaho

Darrel W. Aherin

William L. Mauk

 

Illinois

Patricia C. Bobb

Robert D. Kreisman

Roman R. Okrei

 

Indiana

Vernon J. Petri

Mary Beth Ramey

Daniel S. Chamberlain

Richard D. Hailey

Charles D. Hankey

C. Dennis Wegner

 

Iowa

Roxanne Barton Conlin

Marc S. Harding

 

Kansas

Peter A. Jouras*

 

Kentucky

Gary C. Johnson

Peter Perlman

Richard M. Rawdon, Jr.

Martha Marie Eastman*

 

Louisiana

Maury A. Herman

Russ M. Herman

Lawrence K. Burleigh

William H. Goforth

 

Massachusetts

Douglas K. Sheff

 

Maryland

Augustus F. Brown

 

Michigan

Linda Miller Atkinson

O'Neal O. Wright

 

Minnesota

Mark R. Kosieradzki

Kathleen Flynn Peterson

 

Mississippi

Jon A. Swartzfager

Isaac K. Byrd, Jr.

 

Missouri

Richard E. Schwartz

R. Deryl Edwards (posthumously)*

James H. Thompson, Jr.*

Douglass F. Noland

 

Nevada

George F. McNally

 

New Jersey

Bruce H. Stern

Donald G. Targan

Thomas J. Vesper

 

New Mexico

Turner W. Branch

Joseph M. Fine

 

New York

Charles N. Rock*

Edward P. Ryan

Steven G. Schiesel*

Christopher J. O'Brien

Harlan A. Wittenstein

 

North Carolina

Donald H. Beskind*

Elizabeth F. Kuniholm

Scott D. Beal

Kathleen G. Sumner

 

North Dakota

David R. Bossart

 

Ohio

Stephen J. Brown

Edward G. Kramer

Alfred K. Nippert, Jr.

 

 

Oklahoma

Richard Andrew Shallcross

 

Oregon

J. William Savage

Roger J. Leo

 

Pennsylvania

Matthew A. Cartwright

Jerry R. Knafo

Marion K. Munley

Rhonda H. Wilson*

 

Rhode Island

Richard A. Boren

Mark S. Mandell

Amato A. DeLuca

 

South Dakota

Terence R. Quinn

Nancy J. Turbak

Michael D. Stevens

 

South Carolina

O. Fayrell Furr, Jr.

 

Texas

Lisa Blue Baron, J.D., Ph.D.

Steven C. Laird 

Howard L. Nations*

Robert L. Collins

Randell C. Roberts*

R. Gary Stephens

 

Tennessee

Larry V. Roberts*

R. Eddie Davidson

Donna R. Davis

Phillip H. Miller*

Sidney W.Gilreath

Morgan G. Adams

 

 

Vermont

Jerome F. O'Neill

 

Virginia

Jeffrey A. Breit

Joel D. Bieber

 

Washington, DC

Patrick M. Regan

William P. Lightfoot*

 

 

West Virginia

James B. Lees, Jr.

 

Wisconsin

Paul J. Scoptur*

Thomas Kyle♦

 

*These members have completed both the NCA's Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy (ASTA) program and Achievement Recognition Program (ARP).

♦These members have completed the NCA's Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy (ASTA) program.


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