Law Alumni Association Board of Directors 2021-2022

The Law Alumni Association Board of Directors is the governing body of the Alumni Association and the more than 23,000 active alumni of the School of Law. Board Members serve as ambassadors for the School by working to engage alumni globally and reconnect them with their alma mater.

Executive Committee

Eric Assouline, JD ’97

Director
Assouline & Berlowe
Miami, FL

Leigh-Ann A. Buchanan, JD’09

Director
Aire Ventures
Miami, FL

Stephanie L. Carman, JD’01

President- Elect
Chair of Dean’s Circle Committee
GrayRobinson, P.A.
Miami, FL

Francis A. Citera, JD’83

Chair, LAA National Advisory Council
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Chicago, IL

Nicole Comparato, JD’17

Vice Chair, Activities, Young Alumni Committee
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Miami, FL

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Director
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Miami, FL

Natasha Cortes, AB’97, JD’00

Director
Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen
Coral Gables, FL

Gail A. Dotson, JD’91

Director
U.S. Dept of Housing & Urban Development
Miami, FL

Lauren M. Forenza, AB’10, JD’13

Director
The Forenza Firm PLLC
Miami, FL

United States Attorney’s Office –SDFL

Director
United States Attorney’s Office –SDFL
Miami, FL

Todd Friedman, JD ’12

Director
Todd R. Friedman, P.A.
Miami, FL

Julie Braman Kane, AB’90, JD’93

Immediate Past President
Co-Chair, Homecoming 2022

Colson Hicks Eidson
Coral Gables, FL

Karen Josefsberg Ladis, JD ’90

Director
Dade Legal Aid Society
Miami, FL

Quinshawna S. Landon, JD’12

Director
United States Attorney’s Office
Miami, FL

Tiffani G. Lee, JD’97

Vice Chair, LAA National Advisory Council
Holland & Knight LLP
Miami, FL

Max Leinoff, JD’13

Chair, Young Alumni Committee
Leinoff & Lemos, P.A.
Miami, FL

Christopher “Chris” M. Lomax, BM’05, JD’08

Vice President, Activities
Lomax Legal PLLC
Coral Gables, FL

Victoria Mendez, AB ’96, MPA ’99, JD ’00

Director
City Attorney, City of Miami
Miami, FL

Daniel S. Newman, JD’91

President
Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel
Miami, FL

Edith G. Osman, JD’83

Director
Carlton Fields
Miami, FL

Michelle Austin Pamies, JD’96

Director
Austin Pamies Norris Weeks LLC
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Kathleen S. “Katie” Phang, JD’00

Vice President, Student Affairs
Co-Chair, Homecoming 2022

Phang & Feldman, P.A.
Miami, FL

Pamela I. Perry, JD’84

Director
Pamela I. Perry, PA
Coral Gables, FL

Miriam Soler Ramos, BSC’99, JD’02

Director
City Attorney, City of Coral Gables
Coral Gables, FL

James D. Sallah, JD’96

Director
Sallah Astarita & Cox, LLC
Boca Raton, FL

Harout Samra, AB’05, MBA’08, JD ’09

Vice President, Fundraising
Chair of Dean’s Circle Committee

DLA Piper
Miami, FL

Alessandria San Roman, JD ’18

Vice Chair, Engagement, Young Alumni Committee
Holland & Knight
Miami, FL

Jordan Shaw, JD ’14

Vice President, Alumni Outreach & Communications
Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Detra P. Shaw-Wilder, JD’94

Past President LAA
Chair, LAA Oral History Project

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton
Miami, FL

Nikki Lewis Simon, JD’99

Director
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Miami, FL

Kamal Sleiman, JD ’13

Chair-Elect, Young Alumni Committee
McDermott Will & Emery
Miami, FL

Jill Tavlin Swartz, JD’93

Director
Dept Homeland Security
Miami, FL

Brian W. Toth, JD’08

Director
Toth Funes PA
Miami, FL

Judicial Directors

Hon. Martin J. Bidwill, JD’90

Judicial Director
Broward County Courthouse
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Hon. Beth F. Bloom, JD ’88

Judicial Director
United States District Court 
Miami, FL

The Honorable Tanya Brinkley, JD’95

Judicial Director
Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida
Miami, FL

Hon. A. Jay Cristol, AB’58, JD ’59, PhD’97

Judicial Director
United States Bankruptcy Court
Miami, FL

Hon. Monica Gordo, BBA’96, JD ’99

Judicial Director
Third District Court of Appeal
Miami, FL

Hon. Laurel M. Isicoff, JD ’82

Judicial Director
United States Bankruptcy Court
Miami, FL

The Honorable Zachary James, JD’04

Judicial Director
Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building
Miami, FL

Hon. Carroll J. Kelly, JD ’89

Judicial Director
Eleventh Judicial Circuit
Miami, FL

Hon. Spencer D. Levine, JD ’82

Judicial Director
Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal
West Palm Beach, FL

Hon. Jose E. Martinez, BBA’62, JD ’65

Judicial Director
US District Court
Miami, FL

Hon. Edward K. Newman, JD ’87

Judicial Director
Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building
Miami, FL

Hon. Stacey Schulman, JD ‘02

Judicial Director
Broward County Courthouse
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Hon. Lisa S. Walsh, JD’92

Judicial Director
Dade County Courthouse
Miami, FL

Ex-Officio Members

Georgie A. Angones
Assistant Dean
University of Miami School of Law

 

Elizabeth “Lizzy” Castano, 2L
SBA President 2022-2023
Student Bar Association