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The Dean's Society recognizes donors who have given a minimum of $2,500 to the Law Fund, the annual unrestricted giving program of the UH Law Center. Dean’s Society membership is automatic and renewable each year. Members are invited to attend special events with the dean and faculty. Several giving levels distinguish the Dean’s Society.

Members as of

Dean’s Council:


William L. Maynard '73
Beirne, Maynard & Parsons

William "Tim" Moore '90
Retired, Plains All American Pipeline, LP
Law Center Scholars Award Patron (2014-2017)

M. Fran Keeth '88

Ramy Z. Shahin

William P. Swenson '87
Hilcorp Energy Company
Law Center Scholars Award Patron (2015-2018)

Founders Council:



Leadership Council:

$10,000 to $14,999

Alice A. Brown '82 
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Ronald L. Clendenen '75

Larry Doherty '70 & Joanne Doherty '85

Tom Hetherington '98
Edison, McDowell & Hetherington LLP
Leaders and Achievers Award Patron (2015-2018)

Leigh Ann '85 & Gregory C. '85 King 
EnCap Flatrock Midstream

Charles W. Matthews '70

Marie C. McGowan '91
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Janice L. Robertson '76

Brad Tucker '79
Mustang Machinery Co. Ltd.

Scholars Council:

$5,000 to $9,999

Leonard M. Baynes
Dean and Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center

Jeff C. Dodd '79 & Susan Ohsfeldt '79  
Andrews Kurth LLP

Peter G. Dorflinger '75

Lee E. Herman '85
Hirsch & Westheimer PC

Michael P. Kessler '73
Proskauer Rose LLP

Thomas M. Kirkendall '79 
Law Office of Tom Kirkendall

Matthew J. Kita '05

Paul D. '95 & Mindy L. '96 Moak 
McKool Smith

W. Ronald Robins '69

John B. Shely '86 
Andrews Kurth LLP

Susan A. Stanton '92
Zukowski, Bresenhan & Sinex LLP

Willie D. Wood '84
Norton Rose Fulbright

Fellows Council:

$2,500 to $4,999

Honorable Ernest Aliseda '91

Kate L. Blaine '03
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Judith A. Blissard '87
Vinson & Elkins LLP

Elaine Block '78
Elaine Block

David J. Bolen '85
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Brian C. Boyle '04
Norton Rose Fulbright

Frank R. Bradley '92
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Julia A. Brouhard '81
Ray, Robinson, Carle & Davies PLLC

Melinda Brunger '90
Andrews Kurth LLP

Janet C. M. Buchert '85
Shell Oil Company

Marcilynn A. Burke
Associate Dean, University of Houston Law Center
Associate Professor of Law

J.M. Chambers '87
Latham & Watkins LLP

Jessica L. Crutcher '06
Mayer Brown LLP

Dede Davenport '15*
Littler Mendelson

Louis J. Davis '76
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Dr. Barbara Evans '03  
Professor, University of Houston

Patrice L. Ferguson '89  
Ferguson, Camp & Poll

William N. Finnegan '81
Latham & Watkins LLP

Tanya A. Fischer '03
Andrews Kurth LLP

David K. Fiveson '78 
Butler, Fitzgerald, Fiveson & McCarthy, P.C.

Clayton Forswall '11*
Katten Muchin Rosenman

Shawn H. Foster '02 
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Donn C. Fullenweider '58
Fullenweider Wilhite

Sina Granmayeh '96

Laura Gibson '84

Elizabeth '09 and Luke Gilman '10
Jackson Walker LLP and K&L Gates LLP

Edward Goolsby '14*

Warren W. Harris '88 
Bracewell LLP

Linda Hester '11*

John F. Higgins, IV '83
Porter Hedges LLP

Jarvis V. Hollingsworth '93 
Bracewell & Giuliani

Amy Huggins '90

Clayton Huff '12
Porter Hedges LLP

William J. Jackson '92
Kelley Drye/Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs

Paul M. Janicke
Professor, University of Houston Law Center

The Honorable Travis C. Johnson '62
Travis C. Johnson Attorney at Law

Jae Kim '11*
Andrews Kurth LLP

Katharine T. '12 and Blaine A. '12 Larson
Norton Rose Fulbright and Heim Payne & Chorush LLP

Nancy Collier LeGros '93
Christus Health

Kimberly D. Levi '93
Bill De La Garza & Associates, P.C.

Cynthia M. Mabry '10  
Mayer Brown LLP

Richard McCarty '10*
Winston & Strawn LLP

Daniel E. McCormick '79
Andrews Kurth LLP

James F. McKibben, Jr. '69  
McKibben, Woolsey & Villarreal LLP

E. Lee Morris '93
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr

Ewell E. Murphy, Jr.

Marvin D. Nathan '65, '69
Nathan Sommers Jacobs, A Professional Corporation

Professor Michael A. Olivas
UH Law Center

Dr. Karthika Perumal '11*
Bracewell LLP

Steven A. Paletz '14* 
Schlanger, Silver, Barg & Paine, L.L.P

Dora B. Patout '03
Repsol USA

Harry A. Perrin '80 
Vinson & Elkins LLP

Lawrence J. Pirtle '66

D. Bruce Pope '71
Attorney at Law

Ricky A. Raven '83 
Reed Smith LLP

James P. Ray '82 

Alex B. Roberts '02 
Beck Redden LLP

Nicole E. Roberts '13*
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Doris Rodriguez '80 
Andrews Kurth LLP

James G. Rodriguez '96
Padilla, Rodriguez & De La Garza L.L.P

Kinan Rommanan '07 *
Exxon Mobil Corporation

David Rusk '14*
Thompson & Knight LLP

Jessica Shaffner '14*
Andrews Kurth LLP

Bob Schick '81 
Schick & Copeland LLP

Erin Smith '10*
Gilead Sciences

The Honorable Ruby Kless Sondock '62

David C. Sulkis '02
Stewart & Stevenson LLC

Neal S. Sutton III '72

Kris L. '83 & T. Neil '84 Thomas
Norton Rose Fulbright

Harve Truskett '08*
Andrews Kurth LLP

John T. Unger '77
Thompson & Knight LLP
Law Center Scholars Award Patron (2014-2017)

David C. Vondle '02
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld

Richard F. Whiteley '99 
Bracewell LLP

Staci Wilson '09*
Bracewell LLP

David P. Young '88
Union Pacific

The Honorable Alvin L. Zimmerman '67
Zimmerman, Axelrad, Meyer, Stern & Wise
Law Center Scholars Award Patron (2014-2017)

*Graduate of the last decade.