Lawyers Committee


The Lawyers Committee of the National Center for State Courts provides an opportunity for the leaders of the nation’s preeminent law firms to partner with the NCSC in building public understanding of the need for a strong and independent judiciary. Members participate in dialogues with state chief justices and state court leaders on judicial reform issues, and provide valuable input on NCSC activities in a range of areas from jury reform to judicial independence.


Joining NCSC’s Lawyers Committee allows attorneys to be directly involved with the organization created to improve the state courts. It is a practical way to advance the cause of good government on a national level and satisfy one’s personal and professional responsibility as an officer of the court to strengthen the legal profession.

  • Connect with state chief justices on a wide range of topics.
  • Communicate with judicial leaders on current issues of most concern to you.
  • Access to NCSC’s experts and social scientists.
  • Network with other attorneys and general counsel.

To learn how your firm can become a member, please email Susan Gilliam or call her at (757) 259-1551.

Join or renew your membership today.

Leadership and Service

Chairs of the Lawyers Committee are selected from among the current membership for three year terms.  The committee is currently co-chaired by Elena R. Baca of Paul Hastings and Patrick Malone of Patrick Malone & Associates.  The Membership chair is Robert Maloney of Lane Powell.

The Committee meets annually in Washington, D.C. as part of a suite of events including the William H. Rehnquist Award Reception & Dinner at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Andrew Myers
Beck Redden
Christensen Law
Dalton & Assocs
Gibbs Law Group
Gordon Tilden
Jones Walker
Kirkland & Ellis
Lane Powell
Lieff Cabraser
McLane Middleton Logo
Patrick Malone
Perkins Coie
Potter Anderson
Reed Smith
Troutman Pepper Logo
Wilson Sonsini
Womble Bond Dickinson

Baker Botts

Barrett & Gilman

Butler Snow

Campbell Conroy & O'Neil

Center for Constitutional Litigation

Christian & Barton

Ciresi Conlin

Colson Hicks Eidson

Comerford Chilson & Moser

Cravath Swaine & Moore



Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath

Gentry Locke Attorneys

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Goodwin Proctor

Hansen McClintock & Riley

Hare Wynn Newell & Newton

Hite Fanning & Honeyman

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Ice Miller

Johnson & Bell

Kelley Drye & Warren

King & Spalding

Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel

Law Office of J.D. Smith

Leader Berkon Colao & Silverstein

Michael P. Maguire, Esq.

Mandell Boisclair & Mandell


Meyers & Flowers

Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone

Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

Munger Tolles & Olson

Nason Yeager Gerson Harris & Fumero

Nelson Mullins

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Osborn Maledon

Paul Hastings

Ramon Worthington

Robinson & Cole

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley

Shamberg Johnson & Bergman

Shook Hardy & Bacon

Sidley Austin

Smith LaCien


Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Walkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger

Wicker Smith