DRI for Life

Nurturing Careers, Improving Professional Lives


Sara M. Turner
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
Birmingham, AL

Vice Chair

Scott Day Freeman
Freeman Legal Counsel PLC
Phoenix, AZ

Immediate Past Chair

Alex J. Hagan
Ellis & Winters LLP
Raleigh, NC

Officer Liaison

Patrick J. Sweeney
Sweeney & Sheehan
Philadelphia, PA


Dean Martinez
DRI - Chief Executive Officer
Chicago, IL


Shannon E. Beamer
Venable LLP
Baltimore, MD

Commercial Litigation

Bradford D. Box
Rainey Kizer Reviere & Bell PLC
Jackson, TN

Construction Law

J. Dale Crow
Risk Strategies Company
Nashville, TN

Young Lawyers (Co-Vice Chair)

Jennifer A. Eppensteiner
Reed Smith LLP
Princeton, NJ

Young Lawyers (Wellness Co-Chair)

Tracy J. Frazier
Chock Barhoum LLP
Portland, OR

Medical Liablity

Alex J. Hagan
Ellis & Winters LLP
Raleigh, NC

Trucking Law (Vice Liaison)

Pamela Springrose Hallford
Carr Allison
Dothan, AL

Employment Law

Sarah E. Hansen
Burden Hafner & Hansen LLC
Buffalo, NY

Appellate Advocacy

Wendy Hermes
Thiebaud Remington Thornton Bailey
Dallas, TX

Young Lawyers (Wellness Co-Vice Chair)

Stephanie Holcombe
Porter Hedges LLP
Houston, TX

Women in the Law (Co-Liaison)

Stephanie Jones
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP
Chicago, IL

Life, Health and Disability

Joshua D. Lerner
Rumberger Kirk
Miami, FL

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Thomas E. Liptak
Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak
Buffalo, NY

DRI International

Robert L. Love
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Toronto, ON

Governmental Liability

R. Jeffrey Lowe
Kightlinger & Gray LLP
New Albany, IN

Lawyers' Professionalism and Ethics

Kate Mercer-Lawson
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP
Denver, CO

Trucking Law

Noelle M. Natoli
Clark Hill
Los Angeles, CA

Aviation Law

John Patrick O'Flanagan
Banker Lopez Gassler
Tampa, FL

Trial Tactics

Stephen C. Pasarow
Knapp Petersen & Clarke PC
Glendale, CA

Diversity and Inclusion

Ana T. Reeg
Hawkins Parnell & Young
San Francisco, CA

Insurance Law

Joanna M. Roberto
Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP
Garden City, NY

Toxic Torts and Environmental Law

Angela A. Steffen Meyer, Ph.D., PE
Meyer Vorst Consultants
Denton, TX

Corporate Counsel

Christine S. Vaglienti
West Virginia United Health System Inc
Morgantown, WV

Professional Liability

Karen Hannah Wheeler
Wheeler Law PC
Englewood, CO

Young Lawyers (Wellness Co-Chair)

Samantha M. H. Woods
Martin Pringle Oliver
Wichita, KS

DRI Liaison

Cheryl L. Palombizio
DPS - Director, Membership Services
Chicago, IL

DRI Liaison

Nancy Parz
DRI - EVP Membership & Programming
Chicago, IL

Committee Member

Rick Braun
Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP
Detroit, MI

Committee Member

Thomas E. Dunlap
National Transportation Safety Board
Washington, DC

Committee Member

Laura D. Eschleman
Nall & Miller LLP
Atlanta, GA

Committee Member

Bryan C. Garcia
Garcia Law Group LLC
Albuquerque, NM

Committee Member

Stacey Grotz
DRI - Senior Manager, Marketing
Chicago, IL

Committee Member

Susan E. Gunter
Dutton Brock LLP
Toronto, ON

Committee Member

Rosary A. Hernandez
Burch & Cracchiolo
Phoenix, AZ

Committee Member

Stuart C. Johnson
Hartford, CT

Committee Member

Melody Kiella
McAngus Goudelock & Courie
Atlanta, GA

Committee Member

Stacy Linn Moon
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP
Birmingham, AL

Committee Member

Lori K. O'Tool
Preg O'Donnell & Gillett PLLC
Seattle, WA

Committee Member

Claire E. Parsons
Adams Law
Covington, KY

Committee Member

Diane Pradat Pumphrey
Wilkins Patterson Smith Pumphrey & Stephenson
Jackson, MS

Committee Member

Heather A. Sanderson
Sanderson Law
Calgary, AB

Committee Member

Monté L. Williams
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
The Woodlands, TX