Alumni Association

Mission Statement
The Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni Association seeks to promote and foster a mutually beneficial relationship between Thomas Jefferson School of Law and all its alumni. The Association is dedicated to serving its alumni by providing social, educational, and professional opportunities. Lastly, the Association is dedicated to supporting the law school's educational mission.

No Dues: All Thomas Jefferson School of Law graduates, including Western State University College of Law--San Diego graduates, are members of the Alumni Association.


2021 Board of Directors (Board Meeting Schedule--Meetings Open to all Alumni)

Executive Committee

President: Samantha Mead, ‘17

Vice President: Ian Blair, ‘18

Treasurer: Nicolas Newsum, ‘16

Secretary: Erik Vieira, ‘02

President Emeritus: Melissa Madrid, ‘17

 

Directors at Large

Michele Betti, ‘99

Sante Chary, ‘09

Sara Dorworth, ‘17

Sevy Fisher, ‘13

Greyson Goody, ‘13

JaQuane “Jay” Jones, ‘14

Elliott Kanter, ‘80

S.Ivette Kutayeh, ‘14

Ronald Lin, ‘13

Jennifer McCollough, ‘13

Kally Mullett, ‘17

Michael Ramlogan, ‘09

James Raneses, ‘00

Eric Schneider, ‘13

Teigan Stones, ‘14

Andrew Thomasson, ‘03

Chase Victorson, ‘14

Ray Warner, ‘99


Check the Alumni Calendar of Events


View: Bylaws of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, Thomas Jefferson School of Law


Term of Office: Directors serve two-year terms.

Board Meeting Dates: 

Board Meeting Dates: Alumni Association Board meetings take place on the fourth Tuesday of every month (third Tuesday for the months of November and May; no meetings June, July, or December) at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 701 B St. Suite 110, San Diego, CA 92101.  Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.  Due to the COVID19 pandemic, all meetings are taking place remotely via Zoom until further notice.   

 

If you would like to attend monthly board meetings or receive emails directly from the Board of Directors regarding upcoming events, please send an email to tjslaabod@gmail.com

Committees (Each Committee has specific Projects):

  • Admissions Committee
  • Alumni and Community Engagement
  • Bylaws and Election Committee
  • Career Planning Committee
  • Communications Committee
  • Development Committee

Volunteer: If you would like to volunteer for a committee or alumni event please email tjslaabod@gmail.com.


ALUMNI AWARDS

 

"Judicial Service Award," Presented by the Alumni Association of Thomas Jefferson School of Law, recipients include:  

2019 - Hon. Joel R. Wohlfeil, '80

2018 - Hon. John A. Houson

2017 - Hon. Mitchell Dembin

2016 - Hon. Larry Burns

2014 - Hon. David Gill

2013 - Hon. Roger Benitez, '78

 

"Outstanding Service to Community Award" Presented by the Alumni Association of Thomas Jefferson School of Law, recipients include:

 

Danna Cottman, '96

2019, ARC IP Law, PC

Srinivas Hanumadass, '03

2018, Casey Gerry , LLP

Anna M. Romanskaya ‘07

2017, Partner, Stark & D’Ambrosio, LLP

Gary S. Bloch '81

2016, Commissioner (Ret.), Superior Court of California, County of San Diego

Terri P. Peters '87

2015, Deputy Public Defender, San Diego County (co-recipient)

William J. Edwards '91

2015, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County (co-recipient)

Craig A. Sherman '93

2014, Inaugural Year, Craig A. Sherman, PLC


WALL OF FAME - ALUMNI OF THE YEAR AWARD
2nd Floor of the Law School

  • Congressman Duncan Hunter, 1987
  • Hon. (Ret.) Lillian Lim, 1987
  • Hon. Lisa Schall, 1987
  • Michael W. Brennan, 1988
  • Helen Rowe, 1988
  • Martin A. Kruming, 1989
  • Thomas S. Topuzes, 1989
  • Marc Abdelnour, 1990
  • Mary C. Avery, 1991
  • Peter Quon, 1995
  • Leslie Lee Alexander, 2013
  • Gary Bloch, 2013
  • Bonnie Dumanis, 2013
  • Hon. Roger T. Benitez, 2014
  • Henry C. Coker, 2015
  • Randy Mize, 2018

JUDICIAL PLAQUE - LIST OF ALL ALUMNI WHO ARE JUDICIAL OFFICERS
2nd Floor of the Law School - Inside the Moot Court Room Entry Way
--Dedicated by the Alumni Association Board of Directors, 2015


"A. Thomas Golden Alumnus/a of the Year Award" Presented by the Student Bar Association at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, recipients include:

  • Brian K. Findley '07
    2018, Mulligan, Banham & Findley
  • Sabrina Green '02
    2017, Stratton & Green, APC
  • Ben Aguilar '11
    2016, Law Offices of Ben Aguilar
  • Eric Ganci '08
    2015, Ganci, Esq., APC
  • Jeremy M. Evans '11
    2014, California Sports Lawyer
  • Renee Galente ’08
    2013, Galente Law, APC
  • Commissioner (Ret.) Gary Bloch '81
    2012, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • Jon H. Epsten '82
    2011, Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC
  • Lori Westin '04
    2010, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
  • Frank Mead '00
    2009, Lorona & Mead, PLC
  • Hon. Browder Willis '83
    2008, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • Philip A. Shapiro '85
    2007, Law Offices of Philip A. Shapiro
  • Hon. (Ret.) Lillian Lim '77
    2006, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • Randy M. Grossman '94
    2005, Law Offices of Randy M. Grossman, APC
  • Denise Asher '02
    2004 Inaugural Year, Asher Mediation