Adjunct Faculty

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Cleveland stands out as one of the nation's top legal and business centers. Home to four of the nation's top fifty law firms, Greater Cleveland also ranks fourth in the nation for the number of Fortune 500 company headquarters. Law students benefit from our many ties to the legal and business communities, including having access to attorneys who are experts in their fields and who teach some of our specialty courses. These adjunct faculty bring experience from practice that connects the legal community to our educational program.

Alavi, Atossa
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: IP Business & Strategic Planning


Albers, Matthew
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Recent Courses: Health Law I


Anway, Stephen
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Squire Sanders
Recent Courses: International Arbitration


Apelis, Markus
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Gallagher Sharp
Recent Courses: Coach Mock Trial


Avsec, Mark
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Recent Courses: Law of the Music Industry


Barnard, Thomas
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Olgetree Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Recent Courses: Employment Law


Barnett, Kelley
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Frantz Ward
Recent Courses: LLEAP I & II


Behrens, Todd
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Medley, Behrens & Lewis, LLC
Recent Courses: IP Entrepreneur Clinic


Bell, David
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: LLEAP 3


Bell, Caitlin
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Jones Day
Recent Courses: White Collar Crime: Prosecution & Defense


Besser, Matthew
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Bolek Beser Glesius, LLC
Recent Courses: Appellate Practice


Biernacki, John
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Jones Day
Recent Courses: IP Dealmaking


Billingsley, II, Henry
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Tucker Ellis & West, LLP
Recent Courses: Admiralty


Bramante, Andrew
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Civil and Human Rights Clinic


Brown, The Honorable Alison
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Immigration Law


Bulson, Don
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
Recent Courses: Patent Preparation and Prosecution I


Burda, Joan
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Sexual Orientation and the Law


Carfagna, Peter
Title: Distinguished Practitioner in Residence
Recent Courses: Representing the Individual Athlete


Chattman, Gerald
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Buckingham Doolittle
Recent Courses: Business Aspects of Law


Cleves, Sarah
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP
Recent Courses: Mock Trial Coach


Comodeca, Peter
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Calfee, Halter & Grisworld, LLP
Recent Courses: LLEAP I & II


Conroy, Britt
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Health Care Controversies


Cowan, MD, JD, Dale
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Legal Issues Affecting Hospital Medical Staff


Cullers, Romney
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Becker Law Firm
Recent Courses: Pretrial Practice: Medical Malpractice


Cupar, Jennifer
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Summer Judicial Externship


Danford, Emily
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, LLP
Recent Courses: LLEAP I & II


Demsey, Richard
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Richard L. Demsey Co., LPA
Recent Courses: LLEAP I & II


Diehl, Christopher
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP
Recent Courses: Mock Trial Coach


Dreher, Joseph
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Fay Sharpe, LLP
Recent Courses: Computer Law & Policy


Dub, Stanley
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Franchise Law


Feinberg, Paul
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Non-Profit Organizations


Fuerst, Robert
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Meyers Roman Friedberg & Lewis
Recent Courses: Real Estate Transactions


Furst, Valeri
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Furst Consulting
Recent Courses: Leadership and Communications Skills


Gabinet, Leon
Title: Emeritus and Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Recent Courses: Insurance


GiaMaria, Melanie
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law, Senior Practitioner in Residence
Recent Courses: Human Trafficking Profect


Gibson, Richard
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Premier Professional Liability Services, LLC
Recent Courses: LLEAP I & II


Gilbert, Teresan
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: IP from a Business and Strategic Planning Perspective


Greenberg, Jonathan
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Walter & Haverfield LLP
Recent Courses: Trial Tactics


Grostic, Christian
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Kushner & Hamed Co., LPA
Recent Courses: Appellate Practice


Hagy, James
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Rooftops Group LLC; Jones Day (emertius)
Recent Courses: International Real Estate Transactions, Corporate Real Estate Transactions


Hammack, Elizabeth
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: University Hospitals Health System
Recent Courses: Health Law I


Hausman, Thomas
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Schneider Smeltz Ranney & LaFond
Recent Courses: Advanced Estate Planning


Heinig, Liza
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell, Tummino
Recent Courses: IP Venture Clinic


Herdman, Justin
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Jones Day
Recent Courses: International Criminal Law and Procedure and National Security Law II: Counterterrorism Law


Hoffmeyer, Kate
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Law & the Visual Arts


Holland, J. Jeffrey
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Holland & Muirden, Attorneys at Law
Recent Courses: Animal Law


Hunter, Christopher
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Parker Hannifin Corporation
Recent Courses: Patent Prosecution


Jackson, JoAnne
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Case Western Reserve University
Recent Courses: Wills, Trusts & Future Interests, and Family Law


Johnson, James
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: War Crime Research Lab


Kabat, Patrick
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Intellectual Property & First Amendment in the Arts


Karakul, Kurt
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Third Federal Savings
Recent Courses: Community Development Law


Keating, Amy
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Zashin & Rich Co., LPA
Recent Courses: Advanced Family Law


Konicki, Justine
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Kohrman Jackson & Krantz, PLL
Recent Courses: Appellate Practice


Korosec, Jason
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Mastercard Advisors
Recent Courses: ePayment Systems


Kutik, David
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Jones Day
Recent Courses: Energy Law


LaCroix, Catherine
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Federal Courts, Land Use Control and Environmental Law


Lampert, Donald
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Recent Courses: Workers' Compensation


Leahy, William
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Pretrial Practice (Civil) and Alternative Dispute Resolution


Lear, S. Michael
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Zukerman, Daiker and Lear Co., LPA
Recent Courses: Pretrial Practice (Criminal)


Leiken, Jonathan
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Jones Day
Recent Courses: Counterterrorism Law and Policy, White Collar Crime: Prosecution and Defense


Levin, Joel
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Levin & Associates Co. LPA
Recent Courses: Philosophy of Law


Lynch, Stephen
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Recent Courses: Government Contracts


Maersch, Karl
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Patent Litigation


Martin, John
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Cuyahoga County Public Defenders' Office
Recent Courses: Trial Tactics


Marvinney, Craig
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Walter & Haverfield, LLP
Recent Courses: LLEAP I & II


McCarthy, Mark
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Tucker Ellis, LLP
Recent Courses: Trial Tactics


McLaughlin, Conor
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Thompson Hine LLP
Recent Courses: Coaching the Jessup Team


McLaughlin, Christopher
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Jones Day
Recent Courses: Coaching the Jessup Team


McMullen, Daniel
Title: Adjunct Profesor of Law
Recent Courses: Internet Business & Law


Medici, Joe
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Mock Trial Coach


Mester, Ph.D., Terri
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: The Cinema of Otherness


Meuti, Michael
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: BakerHostetler
Recent Courses: Appellate Practice


Milano, Jay
Title: Adjunct Faculty of Law
Employer: Milano, Attorneys & Counselors at Law
Recent Courses: Trial Tactics


Moran, Susan
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Trial Tactics


Moran, Thomas
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Thomas J. Moran, JCD
Recent Courses: Canon Law


Mulligan, John
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: McDonald Hopkins
Recent Courses: LLEAP 3


Nee, Matthew
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Appellate Practice


Noone, Gregory
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: United States Institute of Peace
Recent Courses: International Humanitarian Law


O'Hearn, Timothy
Employer: Jones Day
Recent Courses: Patent Litigation


Okuh, Sarah
Title: Adjunct Professor
Recent Courses: Immigration Law II: Asylum Law


O'Leary, Ronald
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: LLEAP I & II


Parran, III, Theodore
Title: Adjunct Faculty of Law
Employer: Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Recent Courses: CUSLI Journals


Petras, Stephen
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: BakerHostetler
Recent Courses: Doing Business in the U.S.


Piranio, Jr., Thomas
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Parker Hannifin Corporation
Recent Courses: Antitrust


Platt, Michael
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Jones Day
Recent Courses: Complex Litigation


Rapp, Robert
Title: Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence
Employer: Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP
Recent Courses: Advanced Securities Regulations and Theory & Practice in Financial Markets Law


Resnick, M.D., Phillip
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: University Hospitals of Cleveland
Recent Courses: Criminal Law & Psychiatry, Civil Law & Psychiatry


Reynolds, Christopher
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Zashin & Rich Co., LPA
Recent Courses: Advanced Family Law


Ritts, Geoffrey
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Jones Day
Recent Courses: Complex Litigation


Russell, Michael
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Intellectual Property Venture Clinic


Russo, The Honorable Joseph
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Trial Tactics


Salerno, Matthew
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter
Recent Courses: LLEAP 3


Sharon, Michael
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Sharon & Kalnoki, LLC
Recent Courses: Immigration Law 2: Business Immigration


Shaw, Russell
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Walter & Haverfield, LLP
Recent Courses: ERISA


Shepherd, Matthew
Title: Adjunct Faculty of Law
Recent Courses: Counterterrorsim Law


Sicherman, Marvin
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Dettelbach, Sicherman & Baumgart
Recent Courses: Bankruptcy


Skoff, Rabbi Joshua
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Park Synagogue
Recent Courses: Jewish Law


Stanley, Forrest
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Regulation of Financial Institutions


Taylor, Hilary
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Weston Hurd, LLP
Recent Courses: LLEAP I & II


Theofrastous, Theodore
Title: Distinguished Practitioner in Residence
Employer: ThetaSquared, LLC
Recent Courses: IP Venture Clinic & Commercialization and IP Management and Venture Finance & Transactions


Umpleby, Kimberly
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Real Estate Transactions & Finance


Wakefield, Mark
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Lowe, Eklund, Wakefield & Mulvihill Co., LPA
Recent Courses: LLEAP I & II


Weiss, Jerome
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Mediation Representation: Theory, Principle & Practice


Witt, C. David
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Basic Mediation Training


Wong, Margaret
Title: Distinguished Professor of Immigration Law in the Foreign Graduate LLM Program
Employer: Margaret W. Wong & Associates
Recent Courses: Immigration Law


Wood, Jonathan
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Intellectual Property from a Business and Strategic Planning Perspective


Young, Kevin
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Tucker Ellis, LLP
Recent Courses: LLEAP I & II


Zashin, Andrew
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Zashin & Rich Co., LPA
Recent Courses: Advanced Family Law


Zukerman, Larry
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Zukerman, Daiker and Lear Co., LPA
Recent Courses: Pretrial Practice: Criminal


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