Adjunct Faculty

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
Recent Courses: Hospital and Physican Organization Law


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


Arias, Jalayne
Title: Adjunct Professor
Employer: Cleveland Clinic
Recent Courses: Public Health Law Lab


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: Ulmer & Berne, LLP
Recent Courses: Employment Law


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


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


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


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


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: Buckington
Recent Courses: Business Aspects of Law


Cobb, Quo Vadis
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Rockwell Automation
Recent Courses: Products Liability


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


Cosgrove, Michael
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: City of Cleveland, Community Developement
Recent Courses: LLEAP I & II


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


Cullers, Romney
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Green & Eisen Co., LPA
Recent Courses: Pretrial Practice: Medical Malpractice


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


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


Duff, Timothy
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Berns Odkner & Greenberger, LLP
Recent Courses: Appellate Practice


Faller, Benjamin
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Cleveland Municipal Court
Recent Courses: Basic Mediation


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


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


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


Goff, Anita
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Strategic Representation & Communication (SRC)


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


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


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


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


Hickman, Franklin
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Hickman & Lowder Co., L.P.A.
Recent Courses: Criminal Law & Psychiatry, Civil Law & Psychiatry


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


Holland, J. Jeffrey
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Animal Law


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


Islambouli, Ramez
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: State of Ohio
Recent Courses: Islamic Law


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


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


Kimmel, Heather
Title: Adjunct Professor
Recent Courses: White Collar Crime


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


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


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


Lazarus, Jeffrey
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Non-Capital Habeas Externship


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


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
Recent Courses: Formation of Government Contracts


Maddox, Willie
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Financial System Integrity


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


Martin, Johm
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Zukerman, Daiker and Lear Co., LPA
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
Recent Courses: War Crimes Research Lab


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


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


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


Milano, Jay
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Milano Weiser
Recent Courses: Trial Tactics


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


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


Moser, Christina
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: BakerHostetler
Recent Courses: Cp[yright & Trademark Law


Mulligan, John
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: McDonald Hopkins
Recent Courses: CORE III


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


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


Paris, Michelle
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Recent Courses: Creditor-Debtor Law


Pascoe, Michael
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Hahn Loeser + Parks, LLP
Recent Courses: Mock Trial Coach


Pergament, Deborah
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Children’s Law Group, LLC
Recent Courses: Disability Law


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


Peyton, Jennifer
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Jennifer I. Peyton Attorney at Law, LLC
Recent Courses: Immigration Law Clinic/Externship


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: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP
Recent Courses: 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: Selected Topics Family Law


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


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


Saganich, Suzanne
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Roetzel & Andress
Recent Courses: CORE III


Salerno, Matthew
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: McDonald Hopkins, LLC
Recent Courses: CORE III


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, and ERISA I


Sicherman, Marvin
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: msicherman@dsb-law.com
Recent Courses: Bankruptcy


Skoff, Rabbii 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


Terez, Dennis
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Office of the Federal Public Defender
Recent Courses: LLEAP I & II & Pretrial Practice: Criminal


Theofraustous, Theodore
Title: Distinguished Practitioner in Residence
Employer: ThetaSquared, LLC
Recent Courses: Commercialization and IP Management and IP Venture Clinic


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: Adjunct Professor of Law
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


Wooley, James
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Jones Day
Recent Courses: Criminal Procedure II


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: Selected Topics Family Law


Zipp, Joel
Title: Adjunct Professor of Law
Employer: Holland & Knight
Recent Courses: Energy Law


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


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