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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: Annual Gifts of $20,000-$24,999

William L. Maynard ’73
Beirne, Maynard & Parsons

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

Founders Council: Annual Gifts of $15,000-$19,999

M. Fran Keeth ‘88

Stephen P. Koch ’92
Univation Technologies


Leadership Council: Annual Gifts of $10,000 to $14,999

Susan L. Bickley ’84
Blank Rome LLP
Law Center Scholars Award Patron (2014-2017)

Alice A. Brown '82
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Ronald L. Clendenen '75

Clay E. Crawford ‘75   
Law Offices of Clay E. Crawford PC

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

Billie J. Ellis, Jr. ‘78
Locke Lord LLP
Law Center Scholars Award Patron (2014-2017)

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

Charles W. Matthews ’70

Marie C. McGowan ’91
Exxon Mobil Corporation

James M. Roach ‘82
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Janice L. Robertson ’76

Robert C. Sohns, Jr. ‘72
Lone Star Legal Aid
Law Center Scholars Award Patron (2014-2017)

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

Brad Tucker ’79
Mustang Machinery Co. Ltd.

John T. Unger ‘77
Thompson & Knight LLP
Law Center Scholars Award Patron (2014-2017)

Stephen Wallace ’83
Westlake Chemical
Law Center Scholars Award Patron (2014-2017)

Alvin Zimmerman ‘ 67
Zimmerman, Axelrad, Meyer, Stern & Wise
Law Center Scholars Award Patron (2014-2017)

Scholars Council: Annual Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999

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

Peter G. Dorflinger ’75

Patrice L. Ferguson ’89
Ferguson, Camp & Poll

Lee E. Herman ‘85
Hirsch & Westheimer PC

Michael P. Kessler ’73
Proskauer Rose LLP

Leigh Ann '85 & Gregory C. '85 King
GCK Ventures LLC

Thomas M. Kirkendall ’79
Law Office of Tom Kirkendall

Paul D. ’95 & Mindy ’96 Moak
McKool Smith

W. Ronald Robins ‘69

John Shely ’86
Andrews Kurth LLP

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

Willie D. Wood ’84
Norton Rose Fulbright

Fellows Council: Annual Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999

Pamela '82 and Marty '78 Akins

Judith A. Blissard ‘87
Vinson & Elkins LLP

Elaine Block '78
Elaine Block

David J. Bolen ’85
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Frank R. Bradley ’92
Greenberg  Traurig, LLP

Victoria ’86 & John O. ’78 Brentin
Porter & Hedges LLP

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

Janet C. M. Buchert ’85
Shell Oil Company

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

Michael Darden '86
Latham & Watkins LLP

Louis J. Davis ‘76
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Dennis E. Diesen LL.M. '09

Kirk Lee Dobbins’93
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc.

William N. Finnegan ’81
Latham & Watkins LLP

Tanya A. Fischer ‘03
Andrews Kurth LLP

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

Shawn H. Foster ’02
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Donn C. Fullenweider ‘58
Fullenweider Wilhite

Wendy Goldstein ’95
Cooley LLP

Pete L. Gonzalez ’94

Warren W. Harris ’88
Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP

John F. Higgins, IV ‘83
Porter Hedges LLP

Jarvis V. Hollingsworth '93
Bracewell & Giuliani

Joe Holzer ’76
Andrews Kurth LLP

William J. Jackson ’92
Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs

Professor Paul Janicke
UH Law Center

Professor Craig Joyce
UH Law Center

Katharine ’12 and Blaine ‘12 Larson
Norton Rose Fulbright and Heim Payne & Chorush LLP

Judy Lee ‘80
Foster Quan LLP

Nancy Collier LeGros '93
Christus Health

Cynthia M. Mabry ‘10
Mayer Brown LLP

Dwayne L. Mason ’93
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Daniel E. McCormick ’79
Andrews Kurth LLP

James McKibben '69
McKibben, Woolsey & Villarreal LLP

Paul L. Mitchell '86
Andrews Kurth LLP

E. Lee Morris '93
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr

Ewell E. Murphy, Jr.

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

Michael E. Nugent '72
Law Offices of Michael E. Nugent

Professor Michael A. Olivas
UH Law Center

Dora B. Patout ‘03
Repsol USA

Harry A. Perrin ’80
Vinson & Elkins LLP

Lawrence J. Pirtle ’66

James P. Ray ‘82

Doris Rodriguez '80
Andrews Kurth LLP

Thomas W. Ryan

Jennifer Simons ’05
Parker Drilling

The Honorable Ruby Kless Sondock ‘62

Neal S. Sutton III ’72

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

Jim Tillson '79

Richard Whiteley ’99
Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP

L. Mark Ye ‘01
Law Office of Mark Ye