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Acena Beck

Judge Acena Beck is a judge in Kenton County (Covington) Family Court, in Northern Kentucky. She previously was executive director of the Children’s Law Center, a not-for-profit law firm in Covington where Chase conducts an affiliated student clinic. She holds a Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Morehead State University. She teaches juvenile law.

 


 

Zach Briggs

Zach Briggs is data protection officer, privacy officer and compliance counsel for Paycor, a cloud-based human capital management software company based in Cincinnati. He is special adviser to the Chase College of Law Law + Informatics Institute and an adjunct professor of law. He holds a Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law.

 


 

Helen Bukulmez

Helen Gulgun Bukulmez is of-counsel at Spencer Law Group, Lexington, Kentucky, practicing in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, contracts and immigration law. She is founder and chief executive of ECE R.O.I. Consulting, a marketing, project management and wellness consultant for law firms and lawyers. She holds a Juris Doctor from from Chase College of Law, a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics from Uludag University, Turkey, and a Certification in Global Arbitration and Negotiation from Queen Mary University of London, England. She teaches Marketing for Attorneys.


 

Judge Cross

Wende Cross is a judge of the Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Court of Common Pleas, General Division. She has been an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Kentucky and in the Southern District of Ohio. Additionally, she has been in private practice and a magistrate in Hamilton County Juvenile Court.

 


 

Jamie Collins is a lawyer with the firm of Lucas & Dietz, in Florence, Kentucky. He holds a Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law and a Bachelor of Science in finance from Thomas More University.


 
Erin Corken

Erin Corken is a senior solutions consultant at Exterro, a software company. She has managed global e-discovery reviews and has consulted for international law firms and Fortune 100 corporations on various e-discovery matters. She holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati.  

 


 

John Cruze has been a trial attorney and is currently supervising mediator for the Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas. He holds a Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Miami (Ohio) University.



Kenneth Foisy

Kenneth Foisy is an associate in the Cincinnati law firm of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister. His practice in the Northern Kentucky office focuses on regulatory, compliance and criminal matters in areas that include health care, financial fraud and complex criminal investigations. He holds a Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law and a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Michigan University.

 


 

Rob Goering Jr.

Judge Robert A. Goering Jr. is a judge in the Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Court of Common Pleas. He previously was Treasurer of Hamilton County and a partner in the Cincinnati firm of Goering & Goering, where he focused on debt and bankruptcy matters for individuals and small businesses. He holds a Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Denison University.

 


 

Suzanne Hopf

Suzanne Hopf is the directing attorney for the Kentucky Innocence Project, which investigates and pursues credible claims of wrongful convictions. She has been a public defender since 1996, when she graduated from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and joined the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy.

 


 

Justin Lawrence

Justin Lawrence is founder of Lawrence & Associates, with offices in Cincinnati and Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. He created Wills for Cops, an annual workshop in which law students help draft free wills for police officers. He holds a Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Kentucky.

 


 

JB Lind

JB Lind is a partner in Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, in Cincinnati, where he is a member of the intellectual property group and concentrates in all areas of civil litigation. He holds a Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law, a master’s degree from Xavier University and a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s College.

 


 

Judge Robert Lyons

Judge Robert Lyons is a judge of Butler County (Ohio) Area Court III. He holds a Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Miami (Ohio) University.


 

 


 

Jacob Mahle

Jacob Mahle is a partner in Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, in Cincinnati, where concentrates in complex commercial litigation. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Xavier University.


 


 

Ian Mitchell

Ian Mitchell is a lawyer in the Cincinnati office of Reminger Co., where his focus is general liability, directors and officers liability, employment, and commercial and professional liability matters. He holds a Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Cincinnati.

 

 


 

Joe Mordino

Joe Mordino is a partner in Faulkner & Tepe, in Cincinnati, where he concentrates in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, employment, construction, and business disputes. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University. Joe is best known for bringing his wife’s homemade biscotti to mediations.

 


 

Frank Mungo

Frank Mungo is a trial lawyer for plaintiffs in civil cases and defendants in criminal cases. He holds a Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law, master’s degrees from the University of Cincinnati and North Carolina State University and a bachelor’s degree from Presbyterian College.

 


 

Col Owens

Col Owens is a retired senior attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, specializing in public policy and legislative advocacy. He was a member of the Covington (Kentucky) Board of Education and an adjunct professor of law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He holds a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College. 


 

Steven H. Ray

Steven H. Ray maintains a solo litigation practice in Cincinnati and was previously a partner in Dinsmore & Shohl in Cincinnati. He holds a Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law, with honors in international law, and bachelor’s degrees in English and economics from the University of Nebraska. He has been included since 2007 in The Best Lawyers in America and five times was chosen Lawyer of the Year. Graduating Chase students in 2014 selected him as their Professor of the Year.

 


 

Eric W. Richardson

Eric W. Richardson is a partner in Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, in Cincinnati, where he concentrates in civil litigation, including the areas of data breaches, complex commercial matters and intellectual property. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Thomas More University.




 

Tracy A. Richardson has been involved with numerous private sector intellectual property matters, including patents, trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks. She has been a staff attorney and judicial law clerk for trial and appellate courts at the state and federal levels. She holds a Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law and a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from the University of Tennessee.


 

Jeffrey Rosenstiel

Jeff Rosenstiel has spent most of his career as a trial lawyer. He currently is general counsel for a longtime client. He has taught practice-related courses, including Legal Research, Legal Writing, Legal Drafting - Litigation, Trial Advocacy and Advanced Appellate Advocacy. He holds a Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law.


 


 

Brad Steffen

Brad Steffen is director of the Veterans Discharge Upgrade Review Clinic. He is a former prosecutor and defense attorney in the Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps who now practices in the Northern Kentucky firm of Dressman Benzinger Lavell. His focus is civil litigation, employment and labor law and white collar criminal defense. He graduated from Chase in 2015.
 


 

Judge Karen A. Thomas

Retired Judge Karen A. Thomas served on the Campbell County (Kentucky) District Court, and was chief regional district judge for the northern region. She was president of the Kentucky District Judges Association for consecutive terms, in 2007 and 2009. She holds a Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Northern Kentucky University.


 

Bernadine C. Topazio is senior corporate counsel for Ohio Casualty Insurance Co., where she concentrates in the areas of employment, employment litigation, and employee benefits. She holds a Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law, a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati, and a bachelor’s degree from Miami (Ohio) University. 


 
Peter Trip

Peter Tripp leads the workers’ compensation practice at Lawrence & Associates, in Cincinnati and Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. He holds a Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law.

 

 


 

Barbara Wagner

Barbara Wagner retired from Chase College of Law as an assistant professor and director of the Small Business & Nonprofit Law Clinic. She has taught courses in business, ethics for transactional lawyers, representing small businesses, business basics, externship seminar and interviewing, counseling and negotiation. Before joining Chase, she practiced law for more than 30 years, including for Chiquita Brands International, where she was vice president, associate general counsel and assistant secretary. She holds a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School, a Master of Science in Business Analytics from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University. 


 

Sheree Weichold

Sheree Weichold is a lawyer with the firm of O’Hara, Taylor, Sloan, Cassidy, Beck, in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. Her focus is family law and domestic relations, probate, estate planning, civil litigation and bankruptcy. She holds a Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law, a Master of Business Administration from University of the Cumberlands and a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Northern Kentucky University.

 


 

Del Weldon

Del Weldon is a partner at the Pillar Law Group, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. His focus is litigation and criminal defense. He holds a Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law and Bachelor of Science degrees from Indiana University.

 

 


 

J. Stephen Wirthlin Jr. is a partner in Beirne & Wirthlin, in Cincinnati, where he concentrates in the area of workers’ compensation. He holds a Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati.