Law Alumni Association Board of Directors 2020-2021

The Law Alumni Association Board of Directors is the governing body of the Alumni Association and the more than 23,000 active alumni of the School of Law. Board Members serve as ambassadors for the School by working to engage alumni globally and reconnect them with their alma mater.

Executive Committee

Kolaya

Timothy Kolaya, JD ’08
President
Stumphauzer Foslid Sloman Ross & Kolaya, PLLC
Miami, FL

Julie Braman Kane

Julie Braman Kane, JD ’93
President-Elect
Colson Hicks
Miami, FL

Daniel S. Newman

Daniel S. Newman, JD ’91
Vice President
Fundraising Chair of Dean’s Circle
Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel
Miami, FL 

Harout Samra

Harout Samra, JD ’09
Vice President
Alumni Outreach & Communications

DLA Piper
Miami, FL

Carman

Stephanie Carman, JD ’01
Vice President
Activities, 
Homecoming Chair
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Miami, FL

Jordan Shaw

Jordan Shaw, JD ’14 
Vice President
Student Affairs

Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Jason Kairalla

Jason Kairalla, JD ’02
Immediate Past President
Carlton Fields, PA
Miami, FL

Redmond

Patricia A. Redmond, JD ’79
Chair
National Alumni Advisory Council

Stearns Weaver Miller
Miami, FL

Francis Citera

Francis A. Citera, JD’83
Vice Chair
National Alumni Advisory Council

Greenberg Traurig LLP
Chicago, IL

Guzman

Christina Guzman Capasso, JD ’09
Vice Chair
National Alumni Advisory Council
Young Alumni Committee
Broward Health
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Young Alumni Executive Committee

Justin B. Stivers, JD’13

Justin B. Stivers, JD ’13
Chair
Young Alumni Committee

The Probate Law Firm
Miami, FL

Lauren Forenza, JD’13

Lauren Forenza, JD’13
Vice Chair
Young Alumni, Outreach

AXS Law Group
Miami, Florida

Max Leinoff, JD’13

Max Leinoff, JD ’13
Vice Chair
Young Alumni, Fundraising

Leinoff & Lemos, PA
Miami, FL

Nicole Comparato

Nicole Comparato, JD ’17
Vice Chair
Young Alumni, Activities

Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LPP
Miami, Florida

Alessandria San Roman

Alessandria San Roman, JD’18
Vice Chair
Young Alumni, Engagement

Holland & Knight
Miami, Florida

Judicial Directors

Bloom

Hon. Beth F. Bloom, JD ’88
Judicial Director
United States District Court 
Miami, FL

Hon. Tanya Brinkley

Hon. Tanya Brinkley, JD ’95
Judicial Director
Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida
Miami, FL

Cristol

Hon. A. Jay Cristol, JD ’59
Judicial Director
United States Bankruptcy Court 
Miami, FL

Gordo

Hon. Monica Gordo, JD ’99
Judicial Director
Third District Court of Appeal
Miami, FL

Isicoff

Hon. Laurel M. Isicoff, JD ’92
Judicial Director
United States Bankruptcy Court
Miami, FL

The Honorable Zachary James

Hon. Zachary James, JD ’04
Judicial Director
Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida
Miami, FL

Kelly

Hon. Carroll J. Kelly, JD ’89
Judicial Director
Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida
Miami, FL

Levine

Hon. Spencer D. Levine, JD ’82
Judicial Director
Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal
West Palm Beach, FL

Martinez

Hon. Jose E. Martinez, JD ’65
Judicial Director
United States District Court 
Miami, FL

Scola

Hon. Edward K. Newman, JD ’87
Judicial Director
Miami, FL

Placeholder

Hon. Bernard S. Shapiro, JD ’73
Judicial Director
Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida
Miami, FL

Zilber

Hon. Martin Zilber, JD ’88
Judicial Director
Miami, FL

Directors

One Year Term

Eric Assouline

Eric Assouline, JD ’96
Director
Assouline & Berlowe
Miami, FL

Staci Schatzman Solomon

Staci Schatzman Solomon, JD ’95
Director
Aetna Health Inc.
Sunrise, FL

Leigh-Ann A. Buchanan

Leigh-Ann A. Buchanan, JD ’09
Venture Café Miami
Miami, FL

Nikki Lewis Simon

Nikki Lewis Simon, JD ’99
Director
Greenberg Traurig
Miami, FL 

Brian W. Toth

Brian W. Toth, JD ’08
Director
Gelber Schachter & Greenberg, P.A.
Miami, FL

Michelle Austin Pamies

Michelle Austin Pamies, JD ’96
Director
Austin Pamies Norris Weeks LLC
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Two Year Term

Lindsey Lazopoulos Friedman

Lindsey L. Friedman, JD ’11
Director
United States Attorney’s Office –SDFL
Miami, FL

Daniel R. Lever

Daniel R. Lever, JD ’07
Director
Clyde & Co.
Miami, FL

David Cimo

David Cimo, JD ’88
Director
Cimo Mazer Mark, PLLC 
Miami, FL

Quinshawna Landon

Quinshawna Landon, JD ’12
Director
United States Attorney’s Office
Miami, FL

Pamela I. Perry

Pamela I. Perry, JD ’84
Director
Pamela I. Perry, PA
Miami, FL

Edith G. Osman

Edith G. Osman
Director
Carlton Fields
Miami, FL

Three Year Term

Karen

Karen Josefsberg Ladis, JD ’90
Director
Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back
Miami, FL

Paige S. Comparato

Paige S. Comparato, JD ’17
Hogan Lovells
Miami, FL

Christopher Lomax

Christopher Lomax, JD ’08
Director
Jones Day 
Miami, FL

Todd Friedman

Todd Friedman, JD ’12
Director
Todd R. Friedman, PA
Miami, FL

Miriam S. Ramos

Miriam S. Ramos JD ’02
Director
City Attorney, City of Coral Gables
Coral Gables, FL

Victoria Mendez

Victoria Mendez, JD ’00
Director
City Attorney, City of Miami
Miami, FL

Presidential Appointees

Kathleen S. Phang

Kathleen S. “Katie” Phang
Katie S. Phang, PA
Coral Gables, FL

Ex-Officio Members

Anthony E. Varona
Dean and M. Minette Massey Professor of Law
University of Miami School of Law

Georgie A. Angones
Assistant Dean
University of Miami School of Law

Jordan Rhodes, 3L
President, Student Bar Association
University of Miami School of Law

 

 Past Presidents

1941    James E. Abras, BBA ’34, JD ’37*
1942    Samuel Silver, JD ’37*
1943    Dixie H. Chastain, JD ’30*
1944    Amos Benjamin, JD ’36*
1948    Victor Levine, JD ’37*
1949    David D. Phillips, JD ’41*
1950    John H. Boyer, JD ’37*
1951    Louis M. Jepeway, JD ’31*
1952    Victor Levine, JD ’37*
1953    M. Sam Jennings, JD ’52*
1954    Douglas M. Batchelor, JD ’47*
1955    Richard E. Gerstein, JD ’49*
1956    Raymond G. Nathan, JD ’41*
1957    Marco Loffredo, JD ’49*
1958    Arthur C. Massey, Jr., BBA ’49, JD ’51*
1959    James H. Earnest, JD ’54*
1960    Helen Christine Hope, JD ’49*
1961    Karl J. Leib, Jr., BS ’53, JD ’54*
1962    P. Benn, JD ’58 
1963    Armando Maraio, JD ’54*
1964    Robert L. Koeppel, BA ’51, JD ’53*
1965    William T. Kruglak, II, JD ’53*
1966    Max M. Hagen, BBA ’58, JD ’61 
1967    Lawrence V. Hastings, JD ’53*
1968    Leland E. Stansell, Jr., JD ’61 
1969    Harold P. Barkas, BA ’43, JD ’57*
1970    Thomas E. Lee, Jr., JD ’51*
1971    Arden M. Siegendorf, BBA ’60, JD ’63* 
1972    Charles J. Crowder, JD ’51*
1973    John Gale, JD ’58 
1974    Thomas Davison, III, JD ’49*
1975    Donald I. Bierman, JD ’65 
1976    A. John Goshgarian, BA ’51, JD ’58*
1977    Sidney M. Weaver, JD ’54*
1978    Edward J. Atkins, JD ’51*
1978    Neal R. Sonnett, BA ’64, JD ’67
1980    Thomas R. Spencer, Jr., BA ’66, JD’69 
1981    Theodore Klein, BBA ’61, JD ’64*
1982    George R. Harper, JD ’70*
1983    Rhea P. Grossman, BA ’62, JD ’65

1984    Charles Kantor, BA ’66, JD ’69 
1985    A.J. Cristol, BA ’58, JD ’59, PhD ’97 
1986    J.B. Spence, JD ’51*
1987    Joseph P. Klock, Jr., JD ’73 
1988    Emerson L. Allsworth, BBA ’48, JD ’52 
1989    Samuel S. Smith, BBA ’58, JD ’60*
1990    Tod Aronovitz, JD ’74 
1991    Benedict P. Kuehne, BA ’74, JD ’77 
1992    George T. Yoss, JD ’79 
1993    Allan J. Atlas, JD ’79*
1994    Ronald B. Ravikoff, JD ’77 
1995    Joseph H. Lowe, JD ’79 
1996    Jay A. Martus, JD ’85 
1997    Richard C. Milstein, BA ’68, JD ’74 
1998    Harlan M. Gladstein, BED ’76, JD ’86 
1999    Det H. Joks, JD ’72 
2000    Gary M. Carman, JD ’74 
2001    Carroll J. Kelly, JD ’89 
2002    Lewis B. Freeman, BBA ’71, JD ’74 
2003    Elizabeth S. Katzen, JD ’88 
2004    Todd S. Payne, JD ’89 
2005    Barbara Perez, JD ’93 
2006    Alvin F. Lindsay, JD ’91 
2007    Lewis J. Levey, JD ’86 
2008    Lucinda Hofmann, JD ’91 
2009    Jeffrey D. Weinstock, JD ’96, LLM ‘03 
2010    Jerry M. Markowitz, JD ’74 
2011    Elizabeth Honkonen, JD ’98 
2012    Devang Desai, JD ’03 
2013    Jaret Davis, JD ’99
2014    Patricia Redmond, JD ’79 
2015    Edward Shohat, JD ’72
2016    Joshua Spector, JD ’02
2017    Detra Shaw-Wilder, JD '94
2018    Mark F. Raymond, JD '83
2019    Jason Kairalla, JD '02

*Deceased

 


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