Visiting Committee

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About the Committee

The Cleveland-Marshall Visiting Committee, composed of approximately 30 of the area's leading attorneys, judges, business, and community leaders, advises the law school on state and local issues affecting the law school and legal education.   The Visiting Committee, collectively and through its members, works to strengthen the law school and assists the Dean and the law school in the areas of admissions, advocacy, development, and reputation.


Ms. April Miller Boise
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Veyance Technologies

Vice Chairperson:

Mr. Benjamin W. Beckman ’10
Jones Day





Members of the Visiting Committee 2014-2015

Ms. Ilah M. Adkins
General Counsel
The Scott Fetzer Co.
Ms. Ann-Marie Ahern ’98
McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., L.P.A.
Mr. Benjamin W. Beckman ’10
Jones Day
Mr. Edward H. Blakemore
Senior Counsel
Eaton Corporation
Ms. April Miller Boise
Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Veyance Technologies
Mr. Jason R. Bristol ’00
Cohen, Rosenthal & Kramer LLP  
Patrick J. Burke ’03
Squire Patton Boggs
Ms. Colleen M. Cotter
Executive Director
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Mr. Steven M. Dettelbach
U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Ohio
Ms. Karen L. Giffen ’89
Managing Partner
Giffen & Kaminski, LLC
Mr. Thomas E. Green ’02
Kastner, Westman & Wilkins LLC
Ms. Alana C. Jochum ’10
Equality Ohio

Stephanie  Mercado ’05
Director of Regional Business Development
Jobs Ohio | Regional Office at Team NEO
Ms. Laura J. Mimura ’92
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Patricia A. Motta
Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
American Greetings Corporation
Mr. David M. Paris ’78
Managing Partner
Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy Co., L.P.A.
Honorable Benita Y. Pearson ’95
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio –
Ms. Susan E. Petersen ’97
Petersen & Petersen, Inc.
Rob Remington ’88
Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
Ms. Joy L. Roller ’08
Global Cleveland
Ms. Karen E. Swanson Haan ’07
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Maciej Zawadzki
CEO & Co-Founder