Notre Dame Lawyer Committees

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Notre Dame Lawyers are a uniquely accomplished group of individuals. Harnessing that talent for the benefit of our students and alumni is the goal of the Notre Dame Lawyer Committee initiative which was launched by the Notre Dame Law Association in 2013. We have more than our share of law firm managing partners, general counsel, judges, and tenacious trial attorneys. Many of our lawyers are called to public interest and serve as federal prosecutors, state’s attorneys, public defenders, non-profit and legal aid attorneys, and JAG officers. We also have Fortune 100 CEOs, real estate tycoons, learned professors, entrepreneurs, investment bankers, U.S. Senators and Representatives, and officers of major corporations, nonprofits, and professional sports franchises. Alumni have set important judicial precedent, closed multi-billion dollar transactions, served at the highest level of government, advocated for social justice, and inspired films based on their life’s work. Our alumni network spans the globe, touching all facets of the law and virtually every industry sector.

Notre Dame Lawyer Committees have a dual purpose: first, to provide local support for all ND alumni with law degrees; and, second, to establish an organized network accessible to NDLS students and all ND alumni with a law degree for employment opportunities, professional development, educational programming and to foster a spirit of cooperation, camaraderie and support. Notre Dame Lawyer Committees coordinate with NDLS and local NDAA alumni clubs to optimize and tailor the support needed in each geographic location.

Notre Dame Lawyer Committees around the country have taken root and are well on their way to realizing our collective potential as the most influential law alumni network in the world.

Go Irish!
Beth Schneider Naylor ‘86 JD
Executive Advisory Board and Past President, Notre Dame Law Association

Note: If you don't see a club listed in your area and would like to start one, please contact Tammye Raster

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Notre Dame Lawyer Committees in:


Notre Dame Club of Phoenix Lawyers Committee

Honorable Chris Coury
(602) 372-3876
Amy Povinelli
(310) 384-1689


Notre Dame Club of Orange County Lawyers Committee

Chris Waidelich
(949) 553-7535
Tony Carucci
(714) 427-7513
Justin Gillett
(949) 721-6322

Notre Dame Club of San Diego Lawyers Committee

Juan C. Castañeda
(760) 494-8786

Monica Willian

For more information on events in San Diego, see the San Diego Lawyers Committee page or the Notre Dame Club of San Diego page

Notre Dame Lawyers Committee of Los Angeles

Aaron C. O’Dell
(213) 626-8484

Dave Scheper
(213) 613-4670

Jeff Linton
(949) 237-5275

Notre Dame Lawyers Committee of Northern California

San Francisco and Northern California

Walter F. Brown
(415) 773-5995
Lauren Whalen


The Colorado Notre Dame Lawyers Committee (Denver)

Maureen Reidy Witt
(303) 290-1629
Brian E. Bates
(303) 733-3500
Paul W. Hurcomb
(719) 634-5700

District of Columbia

Notre Dame Lawyers Committee of DC

Michael R. Shumaker
(202) 879-4676
Gregory M. Shumaker
(202) 879-3679


Notre Dame Club of Greater Tampa Bay Lawyers Committee 

Elizabeth Scarola
(813) 229-4309
Justin Mayor
(813) 318-5756

Notre Dame Club of Miami Lawyers Committee

Rosario Lozada Schrier
(305) 348-8346
Chris Avila
(786) 594-4124
Jane Marie Russell
(305) 789-7779



Notre Dame Club of Chicago's Attorney Networking Committee

Tim Nickels
(312) 923-8275

Katherine Kirkpatrick Bos
(312) 764-6918 

Notre Dame Club of Lake County Lawyers Committee

Bill Hermann
(312) 845-3895 
Honorable Elizabeth Tavitas
(219) 881-6157


Notre Dame Lawyer Committee of Northwest Indiana

Notre Dame Lawyer Committee of the Notre Dame Club of Indianapolis


Notre Dame Club of Boston Lawyers Committee

Brian Hammell
(617) 338-2462

Ray Ripple
(401) 824-2505


Notre Dame Club of Maine Lawyers Committee

Jared des Rosiers
(207) 791-1390


Notre Dame Club of Detroit Lawyers Committee

Joseph Shannon
(313) 393-7549
James Boutrous II
(248) 220-1355
Mike Bernard
(313) 393-7549

Notre Dame Club of Grand Rapids Lawyers Committee

Nicholas Curcio
(616) 336-1048
Conor Dugan
(616) 752-2127

Notre Dame Club of Lansing Lawyers Committee


Notre Dame Club of Minneapolis Lawyers Committee

Maureen Watz Gornik
(651) 848-1301
Kathryn Hauff
(612) 632-3261
Patrick Bottini


Notre Dame Club of Kansas City Lawyer Committee

Bruce Baty
(816) 460-2495
Jason Scheiderer
(816) 460-2418

North Carolina

Notre Dame Lawyers Committee of Charlotte

Neil Van Vynckt
(704) 503-2609
Michael Hoefling
(704) 953-5652

New York

Buffalo and Western New York Notre Dame Attorney Alumni Group

Joseph Karaszewski
(716) 843-5837

Notre Dame Lawyers of New York City (NDL-NYC)

James S. Carr
(212) 808-7955
Brian J. Alexander
(212) 973-3411
John Murphy
(646) 862-2012


Notre Dame Club of Cincinnati Lawyers Committee

Cory Ingle 
(513) 977-8674 
Beth Schneider Naylor
(513) 651-6726

Notre Dame Club of Cleveland Lawyer’s Alumni Committee

Philomena O’Hare
(330) 281-3310

Brian McDonough
(216) 622-3965

Jennifer Girard Gehrlein
(216) 416-2190 ext. 847


Notre Dame Club of Oklahoma City Lawyers Committee

Bill Tunnell
(405) 505-7431

Notre Dame Club of Tulsa Lawyers Committee

Tom Biolchini
(918) 582-3311



Notre Dame Club of Pittsburgh Lawyers Committee

Perry Napolitano
(412) 288-7230
Mariah McGrogan
(412) 288-3152

Notre Dame Lawyers Committee for the Philadelphia Region

Richard Beck
(215) 569-2299
John F. Golwacki, Jr.
(215) 640-2406


Notre Dame Dallas Lawyers Committee

Kyle A. Owens
(972) 312-2433

Mauri Miller
(214) 751-2386

Elizabeth M. Imhoff
(972) 385-0665