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Board of Advisors

The Pepperdine Law Board of Advisors supports and advances the mission of the university by helping the School of Law achieve the highest standards of academic excellence and maintain its distinctive character. Board of Advisor members are recruited for their accomplishments within and service to their local, national and international communities.

Members of the Board of Advisors (BOA) serve the dean, seeking outstanding prospective students to recommend to the school, providing career opportunities for students, introducing leaders in the legal community to Pepperdine, and serving as goodwill ambassadors on a national and global level. BOA members further the law school's goals by contributing their personal and professional talents, contacts, and resources to the advancement of the law school. 

The Board of Advisors meets twice a year (once during the fall and spring semesters) and members are expected to attend each meeting.

Member List

The Honorable Terry J. Adamson
Commissioner (Retired)
Malibu Superior Court

James S. Azadian ('01)
Member
Dykema Gossett LLP

David Barrett ('91)
Assistant General Counsel
San Diego Gas and Electric Company

The Honorable Tricia Bigelow ('86)
Presiding Justice
California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division

The Honorable André Birotte, Jr. ('91)
United States Federal District Judge
United States District Court for the Central District of California

James G. Bohm ('87)
Senior Partner
Bohm, Matsen, Kegel & Aguilera, LLP

Raymond P. Boucher ('84)
Founder and Senior Partner
Boucher LLP

The Honorable Jeffrey S. Boyd ('91)
Associate Justice
Supreme Court of Texas

Rick J. Caruso (JD '83)
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Caruso Affiliated

Grace Chang ('97)
Senior Deputy County Counsel
County of Los Angeles, County Counsel

Mark T. Cramer ('98)
Shareholder
Buchalter Nemer

Tracy J. Dalton ('97)
Executive Director of Business Development
Counsel On Call

Jeffrey Gates Davis ('94)
Partner
Mayer Brown LLP

Steven J. DeLorenz ('86)
President and Senior Partner
Talisman & DeLorenz & Pinnisi P.C.

The Honorable James Di Cesare ('73)
Judge
Superior Court of Orange County

The Honorable Jennifer Dorsey ('97)
Judge
U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada

Charles R. Eskridge, III ('90)
Partner
Quinn Emanuel, Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Thomas A. Fessler ('83)
Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
VSP Global

Matthew Henegar ('99)
Partner
Latham & Watkins

G. Steven Henry
Founder, Executive Director and General Counsel
Litigation Counsel of America

Mark O. Hiepler ('88)
Partner
Hiepler & Hiepler

Zna Portlock Houston ('87)
Senior Assistant City Attorney

Janet Kerr ('75 JD '78)
Professor of Law Emeritus and Founding Director,
Geoffrey H. Palmer Center and Vice Chancellor
Pepperdine University School of Law

Charlene Koonce ('91)
Partner
Scheef & Stone, LLP

Barbara Straus Lodge ('86)
Owner and Executive Vice President
Hartleigh Creations, Inc.

Scott A. Mager ('82)
Chairman & CEO
Perfect Building Maintenance

Michele L. Maryott ('97)
Partner
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

William McBride ('02)
Partner
McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A.

Virginia Milstead ('04)
Counsel
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates

Robert Ming ('95)
Managing Partner
Quadrant Law Group LLP

John Moriarity
Senior Partner
Moriarity & Associates

The Honorable Dwayne K. Moring ('84,  JD '91)
Judge
San Diego Supreme Court

Beverly Reid O'Connell ('90) Honorary
Judge
United States Federal District Judge
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Daniel O'Connell ('90)
Deputy District Attorney
Los Angeles District Attorney's Office

Ronald F. Phillips
Senor Vice Chancellor and School of Law Dean Emeritus
Pepperdine University

Cicely Simpson ('01)
Executive Vice President of Public Affairs
National Restaurant Association

Richard L. Stack
Trustee
Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation

The Honorable Kenneth W. Starr

David Sugden ('98, JD '01)
Partner
Call & Jensen

The Honorable Gregory D. Totten ('82)
District Attorney
County of Ventura

Darryl Towell ('95)
Chief Executive Officer
Docket Navigator

Alexander R. Wheeler ('05)
Partner
PARRIS Law Firm

Jack L. White ('03)
Partner
Fluet Huber + Hoang PLLC