David Barron focuses his practice on post-conviction proceedings for inmates in capital cases. He appeared before the Supreme Court of the United States in the landmark lethal injection case of Baze v. Rees (2008). He holds a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Boston College.
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.
Erin Corken has worked at international law firms and Fortune 100 corporations on discovery matters, internal and government investigations, corporate actions, and compliance projects. She holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati.
Robert Furnier, director of the W. Bruce Lunsford Academy for Law, Business + Technology, is cofounder of the Furnier Muzzo Group law firm. His practice has been concentrated primarily in complex litigation. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Miami (Ohio) University.
David Jeffries is a partner in Wood, Herron & Evans, in Cincinnati, where he concentrates on patent matters in the areas of biology, biotechnology, immunology, genomics, pharmaceuticals, and biomedical devices. He holds a Juris Doctor from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, a master’s degree from Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree from Earlham College.
Shannon Kemen is a Chase College of Law graduate who is legal technology and research instructional services librarian at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She teaches Technology in Law Practice and provides legal research instruction for first-year students. She has published numerous articles and lectures frequently on legal research and technology topics.
Shane Krugler spent 15 years working in regulatory compliance and ethics within the financial services industry prior to opening his own law practice focused strictly in estate planning and business counsel. Shane is a U.S. Navy veteran , a graduate of Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law and Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business. He lives in Cincinnati with his wife and three children.
Justin Lawrence has been working hard for Salmon P. Chase College of Law since 2002. Starting as a student, he founded and acted as the Justice of the school’s Phi Alpha Delta chapter, which went on to win multiple national awards during his tenure. Justin was also Vice President of the SBA. After graduation, he served as alumni advisor to the PAD chapter for thirteen years. Justin founded Lawrence & Associates in 2005, and now employs a dozen Chase graduates and students. Justin also founded Wills for Cops, an annual workshop that helps students get pro bono hours helping to draft free wills for police officers.
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.
Joseph Mordino is a partner 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.
Felix Okpe is managing attorney of the Law Office of Felix Okpe & Associates, in Cincinnati, where he concentrates in immigration law. He holds an LLM from Howard University School of Law, a doctorate from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) School of Law, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Benin (Nigeria) Faculty of Law.
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 College.
Jeffrey Rosenstiel has spent most of his career as a trial lawyer. He currently is general counsel for a longtime client. Since 1996, he has taught practice-related courses, including Legal Research, Legal Writing, Legal Methods, Trial Advocacy and Advanced Appellate Advocacy. He holds a Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law.
Thomas Rouse has concentrated his practice on professional responsibility issues, family law, bodily injury and property claims, and small estate planning. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Kristen Safier is Senior Counsel at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, focusing her practice on regulatory compliance and research. She obtained a JD from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and Bachelors degree from Miami University.
Ann Schoen is chair of the Intellectual Property Department of Frost Brown Todd, in Cincinnati, where she counsels clients on intellectual property matters and represents clients in patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright litigation. She previously was in-house patent counsel at General Electric Co. She holds a Juris Doctor from Chase College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Tamara Scull is a 2014 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Chase College of Law at NKU, where she was the inaugural recipient of the Salmon P. Chase Award, in recognition of her dedication to providing quality representation to the poor. During law school, Tamara spent her summers interning with various public interest organizations, such as The Bronx Defenders, Gideon’s Promise, and the Brennan Center for Justice, where she fostered a deep connection with client-centered representation. After graduation, Tamara joined the Newport office of DPA in August 2014, and has been representing indigent clients ever since. Tamara is licensed in both Ohio and Kentucky.
Adam Sherman is a partner in Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, in Cincinnati, where he concentrates on brand protection, e-commerce, and trademark issues. He also represents models and agents in publicity-rights matters. He holds a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.
Nathaniel Sizemore is vice president and general counsel of Sizemore & Co., in Cincinnati. He previously was a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C., area, where he concentrated on construction and contract matters. He holds a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Furman University.
Joseph Tansino is a field attorney in the Cincinnati region of the National Labor Relations Board, where he investigates and litigates unfair labor practice cases, is a hearing officer in contested representation election cases, and is counsel for the NLRB in federal district court proceedings. He holds a Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester.
Judge Amul Thapar is a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and Chase jurist-in-residence. He previously was a judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Ohio and in the District of Columbia. He holds a Juris Doctor from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree from Boston College.
Judge Karen A. Thomas serves on the Campbell County (Kentucky) District Court, and is 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.
Barbara Wagner has retired from full-time teaching at Chase, where she was Director of the Chase Small Business & Nonprofit Law Clinic, and now teaches courses in business, finance and the externship seminar. Before joining Chase, she practiced law for over 30 years, including 10 years in private practice and over 20 years inhouse at Chiquita Brands International, Inc., culminating as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. She is active in a variety of nonprofit and volunteer organizations, and was honored by Yale University in 2015 as a recipient of the Yale Medal, the highest award presented by the Association of Yale Alumni, and in 2019 by both Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio (2018 Excellence in Nonprofit Service Award) and the Cincinnati Bar Association (2019 John W. Warrington Community Service Award). She earned her BA at Yale University, MSBA at Boston University and JD at Columbia Law School.