Faculty Profiles

Faculty at SMU Dedman School of Law are engaged in prominent national and international scholarship.

Members of the full-time faculty are accomplished scholars and dedicated teachers. They include leading figures in many fields who have published extensively, served as law journal editors, organized local, national and international conferences, and engaged in extensive law reform and law practice. Not only do they hold outstanding academic credentials, but virtually all of them also have had practical experience before entering their teaching careers. Consequently, they provide the invaluable link between the theory of classroom instruction and the reality of legal practice. Dedman Law School professors are a diverse group, representing a variety of ages, cultural heritages, and specialties.

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Hillel Bavil

Hillel J. Bavli

Assistant Professor of Law

Misty Birdsong '02

Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
Lackland H Bloom

Lackland H. Bloom, Jr.

Larry and Jane Harlan Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Law
Chante Prox

Chante Brantley

Director of the VanSickle Family Law Clinic and Associate Clinical Professor
Dale Carpenter

Dale Carpenter

Judge William Hawley Atwell Chair of Constitutional Law and Professor of Law
Michaela C Cashen

Michaela C. Cashen

Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
Anthony J Colagelo

Anthony J. Colangelo

Robert G. Storey Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law
James W Coleman

James W. Coleman

Associate Professor of Law
Jennifer Collins

Jennifer M. Collins

Judge James Noel Dean and Professor of Law

Nathan Cortez

Adelfa Botello Callejo Endowed Professor of Law in Leadership and Latino Studies
Gregory S Crespi

Gregory S. Crespi

Homer R. Mitchell Endowed Professorship in Commercial and Insurance Law and Professor of Law
Ruth A. Cross

Ruth A. Cross

Director of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy Program and Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
William V. Dorseneo

William V. Dorsaneo, III

Chief Justice John and Lena Hickman Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law
Beverly C. Dureus

Beverly C. Dureus

Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
Jeffrey M. Gaba

Jeffrey M. Gaba

M.D. Anderson Foundation Endowed Professor in Health Law
Joanna L. Grossman

Joanna L. Grossman

Ellen K. Solender Endowed Chair in Women and the Law and Professor of Law
Christopher H. Hanna

Christopher H. Hanna

Alan D. Feld Endowed Professor of Law and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor
Grant M. Hayden

Grant M. Hayden

Professor of Law
Patricia S. Heard

Patricia S. Heard

Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
Joann Hubbard

JoAnn Hubbard

Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy

Lolita Buckner Inniss

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University Distinguished Professor, Robert G. Storey Distinguished Faculty Fellow, and Professor of Law
Gregory Ivy

Greg Ivy

Associate Dean for Library and Technology and Senior Lecturer

Chris Jenks

Director of the Criminal Clinic and Associate Professor of Law
Jeffrey Kahn

Jeffrey Kahn

University Distinguished Professor, Robert G. Storey Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Professor of Law
John S. Lowe

John S. Lowe

George W. Hutchison Chair in Energy Law and Professor of Law
John A. Martinez

George A. Martinez

Professor of Law
Thomas WM Mayo

Thomas Wm. Mayo

Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor of Law
Oryl Mazur

Orly Mazur

Associate Professor of Law
Professor Pam Metzger

Pamela R. Metzger

Director of the Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center and Professor of Law
Natalie Nanasi

Natalie Nanasi

Director of the Judge Elmo B. Hunter Legal Center for Victims of Crimes Against Women and Assistant Professor of Law
Joe Norton

Joseph J. Norton

James L. Walsh Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor in Financial Institutions Law

Anna Offit

Assistant Professor of Law

Carla L. Reyes

Assistant Professor of Law
Keith W. Robinson

W. Keith Robinson

Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, Co-Director of the Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation and Associate Professor of Law
Julie P. Forrester

Julie Forrester Rogers

Professor of Law
Paul C. Rogers

C. Paul Rogers III

Marilyn Jeanne Johnson Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law and Former Dean
Eric Ruben

Eric Ruben

Assistant Professor of Law
Meghan J. Ryan

Meghan J. Ryan

Associate Dean for Research, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Professor of Law
Mary Spector

Mary Spector

Associate Dean for Clinics, Director of the Civil/Consumer Clinic and Professor of Law
Marc I. Steinberg

Marc I. Steinberg

Rupert and Lillian Radford Professor of Law
Heather L. Stobaugh

Heather L. Stobaugh

Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
Diane M. Sumoski

Diane M. Sumoski

Director of the W. W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic, Director of the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Institute for Children's Rights, and Clinical Professor
Joshua C. Tate

Joshua C. Tate

Professor of Law
David O. Taylor

David O. Taylor

Robert G. Storey Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Co-Director of the Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation and Professor of Law

Elizabeth G. Thornburg

Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor and Richard R. Lee Endowed Professor of Law
Jenia Iontcheva Turner

Jenia Iontcheva Turner

Robert G. Storey Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Gerald J. Ford Research Fellow, and Amy Abboud Ware Centennial Professor in Criminal Law
Jonni Walls

Jonni Walls

Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
Jessica Dixon Weaver

Jessica Dixon Weaver

Robert G. Storey Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Gerald J. Ford Research Fellow, and Associate Professor of Law

Brandon Birmingham

District Judge | 292nd Judicial District

Xiomara Davis-Gumbs

Immigration Judge | Dallas Immigration Court

Allen Joe Fish

Senior District Judge |U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas

Dennise Garcia '93

District Judge |303rd District Court

Bryan A. Garner

Distinguished Research Professor of Law

H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale

Judge |United States Bankruptcy Court - Northern District of Texas

Lawrence K. Hellman

Professor of Law Emeritus and Dean Emeritus | Oklahoma City University School of Law

Kimberly C. Priest Johnson '00

Magistrate Judge | United States District Court for Eastern District of Texas

Christine A. Nowak

Magistrate Judge | U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas

James A. Nugent

U.S. Immigration Judge |U.S. Department of Justice

Tonya Parker '98

District Judge | 116th Civil District Court
Roy Ryden Anderson

Roy Ryden Anderson

Professor Emeritus of Law
Maureen N Armour

Maureen N. Armour

Professor Emeritus of Law
William J Bridge

William J. Bridge

Professor Emeritus of Law

Beverly M. Carl

Professor Emeritus of Law

Gail M. Daly

Professor Emerita of Law
Linda S. Eads

Linda S. Eads

Professor Emeritus of Law

Ndiva Kofele-Kale

Professor Emeritus of Law

Henry J. Lischer Jr.

Professor Emeritus of Law

Charles J. Morris

Professor Emeritus of Law

Frederick C. Moss

Professor Emeritus of Law

John J. Mylan

Professor Emeritus of Law
Victoria Palacios

Victoria Palacios

Professor Emeritus of Law

Kenneth L. Penegar

Professor Emeritus of Law

Walter W. Steele, Jr.

Professor Emeritus of Law

Harvey Wingo

Vinson and Elkins Distinguished Teaching Fellow Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Law
Peter Winship

Peter Winship

Professor Emeritus of Law

Reeni Ann Abraham, M.D.

Internal Medicine |UT Southwestern Medical Center

Val J. Albright '86

Partner | Foley Gardere

Nnamdi M. Anozie

Partner | White & Wiggins, LLP

Blake A. Bailey

Partner | Phelps Dunbar LLP

James 'Jay' Pappas Balfour

Associate General Counsel | Parkland Hospital

Shannon Bates

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law | Patent Clinic

Daniel Baucum '79

Managing Member Daniel Baucum Law PLLC

Matthew S. Beard '06

Partner | Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman

Fikremarkos M. Birhanu

Adjunct Lecturer

Shelby L. Bobosky

Executive Director | Texas Humane Legislation Network

John G. Browning

Partner | SpencerFane

Laura G. Burstein

Director of Public Service and Academic Success | SMU Dedman School of Law
Martin Camp

Martin Camp

Professor of Practice and Assistant Dean for Graduate and International Programs | SMU Dedman School of Law

David W. Carstens

Partner | Carstens & Cahoon LLP

Eric Cedillo

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law | Judge Elmo B. Hunter Legal Center for Victims of Crimes Against Women

David J. Cho

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law | Small Business and Trademark Clinic

Wilson Chu '84

Partner | McDermott Will & Emery LLP

David B. Coffin

Tax Attorney | David Coffin PLLC

Robert P. Colwell '94

Attorney | U.S. Bankruptcy Court

John M. Cone '83

Attorney | Ferguson, Braswell & Fraser

John M. Cox

Principal | John M. Cox & Associates, P.C.

Susan C. Cox

Susan Cox, P.C.

Joseph R. Dancy

Manager | LSGI Advisors Inc.

William Dawkins

Consulting COO | Anthem Strong Families

James A. Deeken

Partner | Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

Steven P. Doyle

General Counsel | Hill & Wilkinson - General Contractors

Dennis B. Drapkin

Partner (Retired) | Jones Day

Andrew S. Ehmke

Partner | Haynes and Boone LLP

Yolanda Eisenstein '04

Principal | Eisenstein Law Office

Sander L. Esserman '76

Shareholder | Stutzman, Bromberg, Esserman & Plifka

C.W. (Peter) Flynn

Of Counsel | Locke Lord LLP

Jason B. Freeman

Managing Member | Freeman Law

David C. Gair

Partner | Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

Timothy Gallina

Research and Faculty Services Librarian | SMU Dedman School of Law

Brent Gardner

Senior Counsel | Hewlett-Packard

Larry E. Glasgow '83

Partner | Jackson Walker

Elicia Grilley Green '18

Healthcare Attorney | Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Rebecca A. Gregory

Of Counsel | Curran Tomko Tarski LLP

Susan M. Halpern

Attorney at Law | The Halpern Law Firm PLLC

Eric F. Hinton

Director | Robert B. Rowling Center for Business Law & Leadership

Charles M. Hosch

Partner | Strasburger and Price LLP

Tom Jackson

Partner (Retired) | Jones Day

M. Brett Johnson '94

Partner | Winston & Strawn LLP

Richard "Jay" Johnson

Partner | Jones Day

L. Rachael Jones '01

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Texas

Thomas Kimbrough

Associate Director for Collection Development | SMU Dedman School of Law

Justin L. Koplow

Senior Legal Counsel, Assistant Vice President | AT&T

Kent C. Krause '82

Partner | Craddock Davis & Krause LLP

Gary M. Lawrence

Executive Chairman & Chief Investment Officer | Pacific Financial Group

Christine P. Leatherberry '06

Director of Alumni Relations | SMU Dedman School of Law

Thomas S. Leatherbury

Director of the First Amendment Clinic and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law

Jay J. Madrid

Of Counsel | Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Ernest Martin, Jr.

Office Administrative Partner | Haynes and Boone, LLP

Mike McCollum

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law | Criminal Clinic

David L. McCombs

Partner | Haynes and Boone LLP

Patsy Y. Micale

Associate Counsel | U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services

B. Tyler Milton

Adjunct Lecturer

Dana Minissale '90

Director | Office of Career Services, SMU Dedman School of Law

Gregory Mitchell '94

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law | Federal Tax Clinic

Christopher Nolland

Attorney | Christopher Nolland Law Office

Gerald N. Olson '71

President | G N Olson & Co.

David J. Parsons

Shareholder | Stutzman, Bromberg, Esserman & Plifka

Phillip B. Philbin

Partner | Thompson & Knight, LLP

Michael V. Powell

Of counsel | Locke Lord LLP

Ellen A. Presby '84

Partner | Van Wey, Presby & Williams

Shane Read

Attorney |U.S. Department of Justice

Eric G. Reis

Of Counsel | Thompson & Knight

Debora "Debbie" Garcia Sanchez

Partner | Sanchez and Sanchez

Eliot Shavin

Adjunct Clinical Professor and Assistant Director | Civil/Consumer Clinic

Shamoil T. Shipchandler

Director | Fort Worth Regional Office, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

Ronald F. Shuff

Retired Senior Vice President - Secretary & General Counsel | Flowserve Corp.

Max "Bud" Silverberg

Attorney at Law, Maxel (Bud) Silverberg

Steven E. Smathers

Chief Legal Counsel | Sowell & Co.

Bruce S. Sostek

Partner |Thompson & Knight

Jennifer Rangel Stagen

Adjunct Lecturer

Harry W. Sullivan, Jr. '84

Senior Counsel-International | Conoco Phillips

Daniel Syed

Associate | Jones Day

Don Tittle

Attorney | The Law Offices of Don Tittle

Kay Van Wey

Founder and Partner | Van Wey, Presby & Williams

Kevin Vela

Partner, Vela | Wood

John Vernon

Principal | The Vernon Law Group, PLLC

Brandie Wade

Adjunct Lecturer

Cassie Walker

Head of Research Services | SMU Dedman School of Law

Kandace D. Walter

Director and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Small Business and Trademark Clinic

Glenn D. West

Partner | Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Russell Wilson II

Attorney | Law Office of Russell Wilson

Tracy Graves Wolf

Partner | Lewis Brisbois

Donna Wolff

Associate Director, Underwood Library, SMU Dedman School of Law

Christopher Young

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law | Innocence Clinic

Luis G. Zambrano '01

Adjunct Lecturer