NDLA Board


The NDLA Board represents Notre Dame Law School alumni and consists of 16 regional representatives, one at-large representative, three alumni constituency representatives, president-elect, immediate past-president, and president. NDLA also has an active group of past presidents and advisory committee members. Visit myNotreDame for additional contact and employment information.

Notre Dame Law Association Board

Timothy Nickels ‘79 BA, ‘82 JD

Region 1
(AK, HI, North CA, ID, North NV, OR, WA)
Larry Ward ’98 BA, ’00 M.Ed., ’03 JD
2015-2018 (1)

Region 2
(CO, MT, NM, SD-Black Hills, UT, WY, Calgary)
Paul Hurcomb ‘94 JD
2014-2017 (1)

Region 3
(AZ, South CA, South NV)
Hon. Daniel J. Buckley ’77 BA, ’80 JD
2014-2017 (1)

Region 4
(MN, ND, SD, WI)
Maureen Watz Gornik ‘83 BA, ‘86 JD
2013-2016 (2)

Region 5
(IA, KS, MO, NE)
Bruce Baty ‘79 BA, ‘82 JD
2013-2016 (2)

Region 6
(IL, Northwest IN)
Hon. Elizabeth Tavitas ‘85 BA, ‘90 JD
2013-2016 (2)

Region 7
Patrick Van Tiflin ‘76 JD
2011-2014 (1)

Region 8
(IN, KY)
Nancy Helling Gargula ‘81 JD
2012-2015 (1)

Region 9
(OH, WV, West PA)
Perry A. Napolitano ‘89 JD
2012-2015 (1)

Region 10
(NJ, South CT, South NY)
James Carr ‘87 JD
2011-2014 (1)

Region 11
(ME, MA, NH, North CT, RI, VT)
Kathleen P. Lundy, ’01 JD
2013-2016 (1)

Region 12
(East PA, MD, Wash DC, VA, DE)
Kate O’Scannlain ’99 BA, ’05 JD
2014-2017 (1)

Region 13/14
(OK, TX, AL, AR, LA, MS, TN )
Anne Marie Finch ’86 PLS, ’89 JD
2014-2017 (1)

Region 15/17
(GA, NC, SC, FL)
Hon. Thomas Schroeder ‘84 JD
2013-2016 (2)

Region 16
(Cook County IL)
John V. Smith, II ‘79 BA, ‘82 JD
2015-2018 (1)

Region 18
(North NY, Toronto)
Joseph J. Karaszewski ‘88 JD
2015-2018 (1)

Julie Veldman, ’11 JD
2013-2016 (1)

Brian E. Hammell, ’03 BA, ’06 JD
2014-2017 (1)

Affinity Representative, Asian-Pacific Alumni
Gabe Tsui., ’00 JD
2013-2016 (1)

Affinity Representative, Black Alumni
Cristal Brisco, ’06 JD
2015-2018 (1)

Affinity Representative, Hispanic Alumni
Rosario Lozada Schrier, ’91 BA, ’96 JD
2013-2016 (1)

Notre Dame Law Association Past Presidents

Jared des Rosiers* ‘89 BS, ‘92 JD

Beth Schneider Naylor ‘86 JD

Peter Witty 1989 BS, 1997 JD

Thomas Cushing 1984 BBA, 1987 JD

David Scheper 1985 JD

Gregory Shumaker 1987 JD

Frank Julian 1982 JD

M. Ellen Carpenter 1979 JD
2006-2006 – Deceased

Hon. David Dreyer 1977 BA, 1980 JD

Douglas Kenyon 1976 BA, 1979 JD

Robert Greene 1969 JD

Paul Mattingly 1975 JD

Charles Weiss 1968 JD

Thomas Curtin 1968 JD

Richard Catenacci BA, 1965 JD

James Gillece, Jr. 1969 JD

Notre Dame Law Association Former Board Members/Advisory Committee

William Anaya 1997 JD (2013-2015)

Robert Barton 1972 JD

Brian Bates 1979 BA, 1986 JD

Walter Brown 1985 JD

Hon. Christopher Coury 1991 BA, 1994 JD

Carl Eiberger 1952 BS, 1954 JD

Philip J. Faccenda ’89 BA, ’92 JD

Mike Gurdak 1984 BA, 1987 JD

Maureen Hurley 1981 JD

Elizabeth Imhoff 1982 JD

Brendan Judge 1988 BA, 1991 JD

Hon. Peter King 1968 JD

Hon. Alfred Lechner, Jr. 1972 JD

Timothy McLean 1983 BA, 1988 JD

Lee Piovarcy 1963 JD

Joseph Shannon 1985 JD

Scott Sullivan 1976 BBA, 1979 JD

Martha Trout 1991 JD

Zhidong Wang 1994 JD (2013-2015)

Mark A. Wattley 1991 JD (2013-2015)

Maureen Reidy Witt 1980 JD

Emeritus Members

Ellen LaBerge 1983 JD


In Memoriam: John H. Leahy, ’59 BA, ’64 J.D.

Double domer, John Leahy passed away on August 19, 2015 after losing a fast-paced battle with cancer. While at Notre Dame, John was the senior football manager and lived in the football stadium during his law school years, locking it up and taking care of the legendary mascot Clashmore Mike. John served in the United States Navy as a commissioned officer and later as a reserve, retiring as a Captain after 30 years. Later he practiced law in both Chicago and California. John then served as a judge in the Superior State Court of California for thirty years. Please view a beautiful tribute to John’s life here.

Leading Scholar of International Art Law, John H. Merryman, ’44 M.S, ’47 J.D. Passes Away

merryman_in_front_of_rivers_of_jewels_2003_smaller_300x260 Photo by Steve Gladfelter.

John Merryman was a world renowned expert in art law, cultural property law, and comparative law. John studied and taught in these areas at Stanford Law School for sixty-two years. John passed away on August 5, 2015 at the age of 95. Stanford Law School posted an article which is a beautiful tribute to this Notre Dame double domer who lived an extraordinary life.

Patrick A. Salvi II ’07 J.D., Awarded 2015 F. Scott Baldwin Award

Patrick Salvi II
(L to R) Lindy Salvi, Patrick Salvi Sr., Patrick Salvi II, and Julianna Salvi

Patrick A. Salvi II ’07 J.D., was awarded the 2015 F. Scott Baldwin Award by the American Association for Justice at its annual convention in Montreal, Canada, this month, AAJ announced.

Salvi, partner with Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. in Chicago, is son of Patrick Salvi Sr. ’78 J.D., and brother of Brian Salvi ’09, ’13 J.D.

The F. Scott Baldwin Award is presented each year to the “most outstanding young trial lawyer” in the country.

The F. Scott Baldwin award was established to honor and recognize F. Scott Baldwin of Marshall, Texas, a world-renowned trial lawyer, whose efforts have produced outstanding damage awards for injured victims and their families. The award is given to a lawyer who has made a significant contribution to the New Lawyers Division of the AAJ and has attained one or more outstanding trial verdicts.

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