Leadership for NCLC

Board of Directors || Partners Council

Board of Directors

NCLC is governed by a volunteer national board of directors which includes bar association representatives from the private bar and clients from the communities we serve.

Michael Ferry, Board President
Gateway Legal Services
St. Louis, MO

Donna Daley, Board Vice President
South Middlesex Legal Services
Cambridge, MA

Nancy Barron
Kemnitzer, Barron, & Krieg
San Francisco, CA

Mark E. Budnitz
Georgia State University School of Law
Atlanta, GA

Latryna Carlton
Florida Rural Legal Services
Waverly, Florida

Beverly Courtney 
Washington County Opportunities, Inc. Head Start
Greenville, MS

Deepak Gupta
Gupta Wessler PLLC
Washington, D.C.

Jonathan L. Kravetz
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, Boston
Boston, MA

Dancy McKinney-Parker
Memphis Area Legal Services
Memphis, TN

Dolores S. Smith
Federal Reserve Board (retired)
Bethesda, MD

David Vladeck
Georgetown University Law Center
Washington, D.C.

Partners Council

The Partners Council is an informal group that works with the National Consumer Law Center to ensure that NCLC has the revenue and resources to advance its work in support of economic fairness, equity, and consumer protection of low-income individuals and families. NCLC has a separate governing board of directors.

Elizabeth J. Cabraser - Chair
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
San Francisco, CA

Bryan Kemnitzer-Chair Emeritus
Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg 
San Francisco, CA

Roy E. Barnes
The Barnes Law Group, LLC 
Marietta, GA

Leonard Bennett
Consumer Litigation Associates
Newport News, VA

O. Rand Bragg
Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates
Chicago, IL

Robert M. Bramson
Bramson Plutzik Mahler & Birkhaeuser 
Walnut Creek, CA

Bernard E. Brown
Brown Law Firm 
Kansas City, MO

James L. Brown
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 
Milwaukee, WI

Sheila Canavan
Law Offices of Sheila Canavan 
Berkeley, CA

Mark A. Chavez
Chavez & Gertler, LLP
Mill Valley, CA

Michael D. Donovan
Donovan & Axler, LLC
Berwyn, PA

E. Michelle Drake
Berger & Montague, P.C.
Minneapolis, MN

Timothy E. Eble
Timothy E. Eble, P.A.
Mount Pleasant, SC

Cary L. Flitter
Flitter Milz, P.C.
Narberth, PA

Robert S. Green
Green & Noblin, P.C. 
Larkspur, CA

Kathleen E. Keest
Center for Responsible Lending 
Durham, NC

Kristi C. Kelly
Kelly & Crandall PLC
Fairfax, VA

Steve D. Larson
Stoll Berne 
Portland, OR

Robert I. Lax
Robert I. Lax & Associates 
New York, NY

Seth R. Lesser
Klafter Olsen & Lesser
Rye Brook, NY

Niall P. McCarthy
Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy 
Burlingame, CA

John T. Murray
Murray & Murray
Sandusky, OH

Scott D. Owens
Scott D. Owens, PA
Hollywood, FL

David J. Philipps
Philipps & Philipps, Ltd.
Palos Hills, IL

John Roddy
Bailey & Glasser LLP 
Boston, MA

John Andrew Spanogle, Jr.
William Wallace Kirkpatrick Research Professor Emeritus of Law
The George Washington University Law School

James C. Sturdevant
The Sturdevant Law Firm 
San Francisco, CA

Beth Terrell
Terrell Marshall Law Group, PLLC
Seattle, WA

Janet R. Varnell
Varnell & Warwick, P.A.
The Villages, FL