Society of Benchers

Photo of the 2019 Society of Benchers induction ceremony

Established in 1962, each year the Society inducts new alumni members, as well as a faculty member and public member, on the basis of extraordinary achievement and dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession.

 

Society of Benchers Inductees

View the 272 members of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Hall of Fame.

Prof. Jonathan H. Adler Mr. Ronald J. Coffey 
Mr. Oakley V. Andrews Mr. David R. Cohen
Ms. Nan Aron Mr. David Cooper Comstock, Sr.
Mr. George N. Aronoff Ms. Michele L. Connell
Mr. Brent D. Ballard Ret. Hon. Colleen Conway Cooney
Ms. Colleen Rest Batcheler Ms. Mara E. Cushwa
Mr. Lawrence M. Bell Mr. Richard Cusick
Mr. Michael Anthony Benoit Mr. Michael Allen Cyphert
Mr. Michael John Benza Hon. Rebecca Frank Dallet
Jessica Berg, J.D. Ms. Anthea Rena Daniels
Mr. James H. Berick Mr. Luke Lucien Dauchot
Sheldon I Berns, J.D. Mr. Kenneth Boone Davis, Jr.
Mr. Allen B. Bickart Mr. Steven M. Dettelbach
Ms. Katherine Diane Brandt Mr. Jack T. Diamond
Stephen J. Brogan Mr. Lincoln Rafael Diaz-Balart
Mr. John Duff Brown Mr. James C. Diggs
Mr. Gary L. Bryenton Hon. Matthew J. Dolan
Mr. Coleman P. Burke Mr. Robert Brayden Downing
Mr. Nicholas E. Calio Leslie Dunn, Esq.
Mr. Thomas James Callahan Prof. Melvyn R. Durchslag
Ms. Margaret Anne Cannon Mr. David Carr Dvorak
Mrs. Angela G. Carlin Hon. Michelle Denise Earley
Mrs. Mary Ann Carlson Mr. Stephen C. Ellis
Mr. William Marvin Carter, Jr. Mr. Jonathan L. Entin
Ms. Inajo D. Chappell Mr. William Wendell Falsgraf
Mr. Gerald B. Chattman Ms. Rhonda Smith Ferguson
Mr. Michael Griffin Cherkasky Hon. Natalie K. Finn
Mr. Mario C. Ciano Mr. Lee I. Fisher
Mr. Daniel Thomas Clancy Mr. Austin Thomas Fragomen, Jr.
Prof. Leon Gabinet Christopher H. Hunter, Esq.
Mr. Bill J. Gagliano Ms. Susan Metzenbaum Hyatt
Prof. Peter M. Gerhart Mrs. Patricia Marcus Inglis
Mr. John Mills Gherlein Mr. Gerald Milton Jackson
Prof. Paul C. Giannelli Ms. Susan Stevens Jaros
Robert E. Glaser Prof. Erik M. Jensen
Ms. Frances Floriano Goins Ms. Candace M. Jones
Mr. Gerald S. Gold Mrs. Jean C. Kalberer
Ms. Michelle Ya-Ling Gon Mr. Edward Kancler
Mr. Bernard Goodman Prof. Lewis R. Katz
Mr. David S. Goodman Mr. Christopher M. Kelly
James D. Graham Mr. Eric Kennedy
Mr. Alvin L. Gray  Mr. R. Steven Kestner
Mr. Fred D. Gray Ms. Catherine Mary Kilbane
Mr. Eliot P. Green Mr. James M. Klein
Ms. Roe Green Stephen John Knerly, Jr., Esq.
Hon. Lillian J. Greene Ms. Jane Kober
Hon. Burt W. Griffin Mr. James Frederick Koehler
Mr. Raymond E. Griffiths Mrs. Margery Beth Koosed
Mr. Jerome Paul Grisko, Jr. Mr. Donald L. Korb
Mr. David Michael Grodhaus Prof. Gerald Korngold
Jon Groetzinger, Jr., Esq. Prof. Juliet Pendleton Kostritsky
Mrs. Joan M. Gross Herschel Kozlov, Esq.
Mr. Martin James Gruenberg Mr. Byron Krantz
Mr. Amos Neuser Guiora Mr. Eugene A. Kratus 
Mr. Richard Evans Guster Mr. David Steven Kurtz
Mr. James C. Hagy Mr. David Alan Kutik
Mr. Charles E. Hallberg Thomas J. LaFond, J.D.
Ms. Mary Ann Harlan Mr. James Thompson Lang
Hon. Sara J. Harper Ms. Barbara Ann Langhenry
Ms. Ayesha B. Hardaway Mr. Dale C. LaPorte
Ms. Katherine Hatton Mr. William B. Lawrence
Mr. Thomas A. Heffernan Mr. Robert P. Lawry
Mrs. Jill Friedman Helfman Prof. Wilbur C. Leatherberry
Ms. B. Jessie Hill Mr. Donald E. Lefton
Dr. Sharona Hoffman Mr. James A. Levin
Mr. David J. Hooker Mr. John F. Lewis
Mr. Michael J. Horvitz Ms. Judith Lipton
Roger Y. K. Hsu, J.D., Ph.D. Mr. Frederick M. Lombardi
Mr. Joseph Francis Hubach Mr. John E. Lynch, Jr.
Edward M. Hundert, M.D.  

 

Mr. Michael K. Magness Mr. Marshall I. Nurenberg
Rita Ann Maimbourg, Esq. Mr. Stephen M. O'Bryan
Mr. John Michael Majoras M. Patricia Oliver
Mr. George L. Majoros, Jr. Hon. Solomon Oliver, Jr.
Mr. Jeffery Martin Mallamad Mr. Anthony Joseph O'Malley
Mr. Ernest P. Mansour Hon. Kathleen McDonald O'Malley
Kenneth R Margolis, Esq. Ivan L. Otto, J.D.
Mr. Milton A. Marquis Mr. William S. Paddock
Mrs. Capricia P. Marshall David L. Parham, Esq.
Ms. Maud E. Mater Mr. Richard N. Patterson
Rosemary Ann McCarney Hon. Benita Y. Pearson
Mr. Patrick F. McCartan Stephen John Petras, Jr., J.D.
Hon. John James McConnell, Jr. Hon. James M. Petro
Mr. Christopher C. McCracken Hon. Herbert E. Phipps
Mr. Robert G. McCreary, III Sidney Picker, Jr.
Mr. Kevin David McDonald Mr. Raymond Carl Pierce
Mr. George L. McGaughey, Jr. Mr. Richard W. Pogue
Thomas Frederick McKee, Esq. Ms. Geralyn Marie Presti, Esq.
Mr. Kevin C. McMunigal Mr. John S. Pyle
Mr. Maxwell J. Mehlman Laura Green Quatela
Prof. Patricia Mell Mrs. Mary Ann Rabin
Kathryn Lynn Mercer, Ph.D. Dr. David V. Ragone
Mr. Marc Bryan Merklin Mr. Robert N. Rapp
Ms. Gale S. Messerman Hon. Judith Harris Rawson
Mr. Gerald A. Messerman Mr. Robert H. Rawson, Jr.
Mr. Barry M. Meyer Ms. Deborah Z. Read 
Hon. Karen Nelson Moore Mr. Kip Reader
Hon. Pat E. Morgenstern-Clarren Mr. Robert Philip Reffner
Mr. George Joseph Moscarino Mr. Robert S. Reitman
Mr. George M. Moscarino Mr. Shawn Michael Riley
Mr. John Thomas Mulligan Prof. Cassandra B. Robertson
Prof. Dale A. Nance Ms. Jan L. Roller
Mr. Frederick R. Nance Mr. James D. Roseman
Craig Allen Nard, Ph.D. Mr. Robert Joseph Rotatori
Mr. Spencer Neth Mr. Daniel Benjamin Roth
Mr. Dimitri John Nionakis Ms. Ann C. Rowland
Mr. Forrest A. Norman  
Ms. Suzanne Kleinsmith Saganich Patricia Anne Thomas, Esq.
Hon. Edmund Albert Sargus, Jr. Ms. Carla M. Tricarichi
The Honorable David B. Saxe (Ret.) Mr. Robert J. Triozzi
Mr. David A. Schaefer Mr. Richard Harold Verheij
Professor Michael Scharf Ms. M. Catherine Vernon
Ms. Melanie Ann Shakarian Esq. Leila L. Vespoli, Esq.
Mr. Morris G. Shanker Mr. David F. Walbert
Mr. Jay Shapiro Ms. Suzanne Elise Walsh
Professor Calvin W. Sharpe Mr. Frederick A. Watkins
Mr. Hewitt B. Shaw Mr. David Simon Weil, Jr.
Hon. Marilyn E. Shea-Stonum Mr. Mark Alan Weinberger
Mr. Roger Lee Shumaker Mr. Jerome F. Weiss
Prof. Gary J. Simson Ms. Kristine Marie Wellman
Mr. Edwin Z. Singer Mr. John R. Werren
John Peter Slagter, Esq. Mr. John D. Wheeler
Ms. Barbara J. Smith Mr. Jerry F. Whitmer
Barbara R. Snyder Ms. Mary K. Whitmer
Hon. Leslie Crocker Snyder Mr. Richard B. Whitney
Mr. Randall Lee Solomon Mr. John Henry Wilharm, Jr.
Mr. Erich Lawson Spangenberg Ms. Hazel Martin Willacy, Esq.
Mr. Joseph F. Spaniol, Jr. Mr. Marshall J. Wolf
Hon. Leo Michael Spellacy Ms. Margaret Louise Wolff
Mr. R. Thomas Stanton Ms. Ann H. Womer Benjamin
Judith Steiner, J.D. Ms. Margaret W. Wong
Mr. Thomas C. Stevens Mr. James Russell Wooley
Justice Melody J. Stewart, Ph.D. Kevin M. Young, Esq.
Mr. Robert Davis Storey Mr. Miles J. Zaremski
Hon. Ronald Suster Mr. Andrew Aaron Zashin
Mr. Mark F. Swary Mr. Charles B. Zellmer
Mr. William Talley, Jr. Mr. Larry William Zukerman