Massachusetts School of Law at Andover has assembled a knowledgeable and prestigious group of trustees, including:
ARTHUR BROADHURST, ESQUIRE
Mr. Broadhurst is a partner in the Andover law firm of Broadhurst, Lakin and Lakin and was formerly the State Representative representing the Fifteenth Essex District in Massachusetts. Mr. Broadhurst is a member of the bar of both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire. Arthur Broadhurst is the first true graduate of MSLAW, as other members of the early graduating class were all transfer students. As a State Representative, he was the Chair of the House Ethics Committee and a member of the Education Committee. He was previously the Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary.
Like many of MSLAW’s students, Mr. Broadhurst worked while attending college and graduated from Salem State College in 1988. He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1993 until 2005. Professor Broadhurst has also taught at MSLAW. His course in Getting Elected and Enacting Legislation is always well received by students.
Attorney Broadhurst is an active member of the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Boston and Greater Lawrence Bar Associations and is active in various charitable organizations in the Merrimack Valley.
WENDY Y. ESTRELLA, ESQUIRE
Ms. Estrella is the managing partner at Estrella Law Offices, P.C. in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where her practice focuses on family and business law. She is a graduate of Northern Essex Community College, where she now serves as a member of its Board of Trustees; Merrimack College, and the Massachusetts School of Law. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Lawrence Bar Association and is active in numerous community organizations in the Merrimack Valley.
MICHAEL R. FLYER, ESQUIRE
Mr. Flyer is a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Venable LLP. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and the University of Michigan Law School. He has served on the faculty of George Washington University Law School, and as Co-Chair of the Tax, Business & Succession Planning for the Growing Company Section of the ALI/ABA.
LAURIE HOGAN, ESQUIRE
Ms. Hogan is a partner in the Chelmsford law firm of Qua, Hall, Harvey and Walsh, concentrating in family and real estate law. Attorney Hogan is a member of the bar of both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the state of New Hampshire. She served on MSLAW’s law review, was MSLAW’s Student Trustee, and participated in numerous activities through MSLAW’s student bar association. Like many of MSLAW’s graduates, practicing law is Ms. Hogan’s second career. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire, Ms. Hogan was a registered nurse, working in the Critical Care Unit at various hospitals in the Merrimack Valley.
STEVEN F. HYDE, ESQUIRE
Mr. Hyde is MSLAW’s former Director of Technology, and is the managing partner of Coakley & Hyde, a general practice firm with offices in Portsmouth and Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Attorney Hyde’s practice focusses in a variety of real estate, business, and complex litigation and transactional matters. Attorney Hyde has served as an appointee of New Hampshire Governor, John Lynch on the State’s Lead Paint Poisoning Prevention Task Force and has served as a Director of the Rental Property Owner’s Association in New Hampshire. Attorney Hyde teaches New Hampshire Law and Practice at the Massachusetts School of Law, and is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.
HERBERT M. KOHN, ESQUIRE
Mr. Kohn is the former Chairman of Linde, Thomson, Fairchild, Kohn and Van Dyke in Kansas City, MO and is now a partner in the Kansas City office of BryanCave, LLP. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and the University of Michigan Law School. Bryan Cave LLP is a leading business and litigation firm with more than 800 attorneys and 15 offices worldwide. Herbert Kohn practices corporate, business and banking law, concentrating in the areas of acquisitions, financial transactions, banking and public finance. Mr. Kohn was chair of Kansas City, Missouri’s Charter Review Commission in 2000. He served as law clerk to the Hon. Harvey M. Johnsen, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He has served on the Board of many charitable and civic organizations including as the former Chairman of the Kansas City Art Institute and a Trustee of the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Foundation.
DOUGLAS MARTIN, ESQUIRE
Douglas Martin is a former Middlesex County Assistant District Attorney and Victim Witness Coordinator in the United States Attorney’s Office. Mr. Martin is now a litigator heading his law firm in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Martin previously served as clerk to the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Mr. Martin is the former President of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association.
ALAN I. ROTHENBERG, ESQUIRE
Mr. Rothenberg is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 1st Century Bancshares, Inc and 1st Century Bank, N.A., headquartered in Los Angeles. Mr. Rothenberg is an honors graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he served on the law review. He is a past president of the California State Bar Association, the largest bar association in the country. Mr. Rothenberg was the founder of Major League Soccer, a founder of a major Los Angeles law firm, was head of the World Cup soccer tournament in the United States in 1994, has been on the Committee of Visitors of the University of Michigan Law School and a member of the National Basketball Association’s Board of Governors. Mr. Rothenberg has served as the president of the Constitutional Rights Foundation, and as a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association. Mr. Rothenberg formerly owned a professional soccer team in Los Angeles, and was President of the Los Angeles Clippers.
A. PAUL VICTOR, ESQUIRE
Mr. Victor is Chairman of MSLAW’s Board of Trustees. An honors graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he served on the law review, Mr. Victor is a partner in the firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP is an international law firm headquartered in New York with more than 1,400 lawyers in 13 countries. An authority on antitrust and international trade, Mr. Victor is in charge of his firm’s extensive Far East practice, which includes major corporate clients from Japan, China, and Singapore. Mr. Victor is an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School and has been on the Committee of Visitors of the University of Michigan Law School. He is a former member of the Council of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association and has served as Chairman of the Section’s International Antitrust Committee. He regularly chairs or appears on panels for practicing lawyers across the nation and is the author of many law review articles.
DEAN LAWRENCE R. VELVEL
Lawrence R. Velvel is the Dean Emeritus of Massachusetts School of Law and a professor of law. Mr. Velvel is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School, where he served on the law review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He was a law professor from 1966-1978, first at the University of Kansas and then at Catholic University. He has been a partner in major law firms in Washington, D.C., and was the first chief counsel of an organization established to write United States Supreme Court briefs in support of state and local governments. He has been active in Supreme Court litigation, constitutional law, antitrust law, and complex litigation. He is the author of a book dealing with constitutional aspects of the Vietnam war, of seventeen law review articles and of twenty-three articles for legal and daily newspapers. He is the author of thirty-three United States Supreme Court briefs, is editor of the journal called The Long Term View, and serves as a moderator and executive producer of the MSLAW television programs.
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