Rhode Island Chapter History
Chartered February 1964

OFFICERS

2015 – 2017
President, Richard Ratcliffe
President-Elect, David Wollin
Vice President, Timothy M. Bliss
Secretary, Nicole Benjamin
Treasurer, Steven Richard
Immediate Past President, J. Scott Kilpatrick
FBA Vice President for the First Circuit, Oreste Ramos, Matthew Moschella
District Court Liaison, David DiMarzio
Membership Chair, Timothy M. Bliss
Board Members, Patricia A. Sullivan (Past President), James T. Murphy (Past President), George E. Lieberman (Past President), Hon. Robin E. Feder (Past President), Stacey P. Nakasian (Past President), Brooks R. Magratten (Past President), Amy Moses, Christine Bush, Dean Michael Yelnosky, Melissa Horne, Mason Waring, Niki Kuckes, Robert Shindell, Stephen Dambruch, Stephen (USARI)

2013 – 2015
President, J. Scott Kilpatrick
President-Elect, J. Richard Ratcliffe
Secretary, Timothy Bliss
Immediate Past President, Brooks R. Magratten
FBA Vice President for the First Circuit, Katherine Gonzalez-Valentin, Christopher Sullivan
Delegate to the National Council, George Lieberman (2013, 2014)
District Court Liaison, David DiMarzio
Young Lawyer Liaison, Byron McMasters
Membership Chair, David Wollin
Board Members, Hon. Patricia A. Sullivan (Past President), James T. Murphy (Past President), George E. Lieberman (Past President), Hon. Robin E. Feder (Past President), Stacey P. Nakasian (Past President), David DiMarzio, David Logan, Neal McNamara, Howard Merten, Amy Moses, Jeffrey Techentin

2011 – 2013
President, Brooks R. Magratten
President-Elect, J. Scott Kilpatrick
Vice President, C. Leonard O’Brien
Secretary, Neal J. McNamara
Treasurer, Richard Ratcliffe
Immediate Past President, Stacey P. Nakasian
FBA National Vice President for the First Circuit, Katherine Gonzalez-Valentin, Dora Monserrate-Penagaricano, George Lieberman
Delegate to the National Council, Hon. Robin E. Feder (2012)
Delegate to the National Council, George Lieberman (2013)
District Court Liaison, David DiMarzio
Young Lawyer Liaison, Timothy M. Bliss
Membership Chair, David A. Wollin
Board Members, Patricia A. Sullivan (Past President), James T. Murphy (Past President), George E. Lieberman (Past President), Hon. Robin E. Feder (Past President), Dean David Logan, Mary S. McElroy, Andrew Richardson

2009 – 2011
President, Stacey P. Nakasian
President-Elect, Brooks R. Magratten
Vice President, J. Scott Kilpatrick
Secretary, Richard Ratcliffe
Treasurer, C. Leonard O’Brien
Immediate Past President, Hon. Robin E. Feder
FBA National Vice President for the First Circuit, Dora Monserrate-Penagaricano, Anthony Mirenda, George E. Lieberman
Delegate to the National Council, Mary Lisi (2011)
District Court Liaison, David DiMarzio
Young Lawyer Liaison, Ly Chin
Membership Chair, Neal J. McNamara
Executive Committee, Patricia A. Sullivan (Past President), James T. Murphy (Past President), George E. Lieberman (Past President), Andrew Richardson, David Wollin, Dean David Logan

2007 – 2009
President, Hon. Robin E. Feder
President-Elect, Stacey P. Nakasian
Vice President, Brooks R. Magratten
Secretary, J. Scott Kilpatrick
Treasurer, C. Leonard O’Brien
Immediate Past President, James T. Murphy
FBA National Vice President for the First Circuit, Anthony Mirenda, George E. Lieberman
Delegate to the National Council, Brooks Magratten (2008)
District Court Liaison, David DiMarzio
Young Lawyer Liaison, Katy Hynes
Membership Chair, Neal J. McNamara
Executive Committee, Patricia A. Sullivan (Past President), George E. Lieberman (Past President), James T. Murphy (Past President), Richard Ratcliffe, Raymond M. Ripple, John Boyajian, Ly Nguyen

2005 – 2007
President, James T. Murphy
President-Elect, Hon. Robin E. Feder
Vice President, Stacey P. Nakasian
Secretary, Brooks R. Magratten
Treasurer, C. Leonard O’Brien
Immediate Past President, George Lieberman
FBA National Vice President for the First Circuit, Hon. Gustavo A. Gelpi, Jr., Anthony Mirenda, George E. Lieberman (2006)
Delegate to the National Council, Hon. Robin E. Feder (2005)
Court Liaison, David DiMarzio
Board Members, Neil McNamara, J. Scott Kilpatrick, Ed Roy, Richard Ratcliffe, Chris Lefebvre

2003 - 2005
President, George E. Lieberman
President-Elect, James T. Murphy
Vice President, Robin E. Feder
Secretary, Stacey P. Nakasian
Treasurer, Brooks R. Magratten
FBA National Vice President for the First Circuit, Hon. Gustavo A. Gelpi, Jr., Anthony Mirenda
Delegate to the National Council, Robin E. Feder
Court Liaison, David DiMarzio

2001 - 2003
President, Patricia Sullivan
President-Elect, James T. Murphy
Vice President, George E. Lieberman
Secretary, Ira Belkin (2001- 2002), Robin E. Feder (2003)
Treasurer, Stacey P. Nakasian (2003)
FBA National Vice President for the First Circuit, Louis Ciavarra, Hon. Gustavo A. Gelpi, Jr.
Delegate to the National Council, Benjamin V. White, III

2000 - 2001
President, Benjamin V. White, III
Secretary, Patricia Sullivan
Delegate to the National Council, William Murphy

1999 – 2000
President, Benjamin V. White, III
President-Elect, A. Lauriston Parks
Vice President, S. Michael Levin
Secretary, Patricia A. Sullivan
Treasurer, Alicia M. Milligan
Delegate to the National Council, William T. Murphy

1995 – 1996
President, William T. Murphy

1994 - 1995
President, Robert G. Flanders

1993 – 1994
President, R. Daniel Prentiss

1992 – 1993
President, Lynette Labinger

1991 - 1992
President, Lynette Labinger

1990 – 1991
President, Lynette Labinger
President-Elect, Robert G. Flanders, Jr.
Vice President, Daniel R. Prentiss
Secretary, William T. Murphy
Treasurer, William F. Buckley
Delegate to the National Council, Marvin A. Brill

1989 – 1990
President, Marvin A. Brill
President-Elect, Lynette Labinger
Secretary, Hon. Arthur N. Votolato
Treasurer, William Buckley

1988 – 1989
President, Marvin A. Brill
Vice President, Lynette Labinger
Secretary, Hon. Arthur Votolato
Treasurer, William Buckley
Delegate to the National Council, Hon. Sandra Lanni
Past Presidents: Matt Medeiros, Maryann L. Grodin, Richard M. Borod, Hon. Jacob Hagopian, George M. Vetter, Amato A. DeLuca, John A. Murphy, Hon. Sandra Lanni, Milton M. Stanzler

1987 – 1988
President, Hon. Sandra Lanni
President-Elect, Milton Stanzler
Vice President, Lynette Labinger
Treasurer, William Buckley
Delegate to the National Council, John Murphy

1986 – 1987
Secretary, Lynette Labinger

1985 – 1986

1984 – 1985

1983 – 1984

1982 – 1983
President, Hon. Jacob Hagopian
President-Elect, George M. Vetter
Vice President, Amato DeLuca
Secretary, John A. Murphy
Asst. Secretary (Programs), Hon. Sandra Lanni
Treasurer, William F. Buckley
Delegate to the National Council, Richard M. Borod

1981- 1982
President, Richard M. Borod
President-Elect, Hon. Jacob Hagopian
Secretary, John A. Murphy
Asst. Secretary (Programs), Judy P. Ringquist
Treasurer, William F. Buckley
Delegate to the National Council, George M. Vetter

1980 – 1981
President, Maryann Grodin
President-Elect, Richard M. Borod
Vice President, Jack McMahon
Secretary, Capt. Mort Haight, JANC, USN
Treasurer, William F. Buckley

1979 – 1980
President, Matthew F. Medeiros
President-Elect, Maryann L. Grodin
Vice President, Richard F. Borod
Secretary, Alfred F. Goldstein
Treasurer, William F. Buckley

1978 – 1979
President, Matthew F. Medeiros
Secretary, Willaim P. Robinson
Treasurer, William F. Buckley
Delegate to the National Council, H. Peter Olsen
The organizational meeting of the Rhode Island Chapter was held yesterday, April 19, 1978. The meeting was well attended and there appears to be a lot of enthusiasm for an active Rhode Island chapter.” s/Melvin Norris, FBA, Boston Chapter

1969 – 1978

1968- 1969
President, Nelson J. Conlon

1965 – 1968

1964
Received Charter"

1962 – 1963
Status of Chapter Presently Pending



RHODE ISLAND CHAPTER MEMBERS HOLDING NATIONAL OFFICE

George E. Lieberman- Vice President, First Circuit, 2007 - 2012
Hon. Robin E. Feder – Chair, Immigration Law Section, 2014 – 2015
Col. Jacob Hagopian – Chair, Criminal Law Committee, 1968 - …
Hon. Robin E. Feder – FBA National Board of Directors, 2016 – present



RHODE ISLAND CHAPTER AWARDS

- 2014 Elaine R. “Boots” Fisher Award: Hon. Patricia A. Sullivan
- 2009 Chapter Activity Presidential Excellence Award to RI Chapter In recognition of its superior chapter activities
- 2009 Chapter Activity Presidential Citation Award to RI Chapter In recognition of the “United States Supreme Court Admissions Ceremony and Lunch with the Clerk of the Supreme Court.”
- 2008 Chapter Activity Presidential Achievement Award to RI Chapter In recognition of its accomplished chapter activities
- 2008 Chapter Activity Presidential Citation Award to RI Chapter In recognition of the “Breakfast with the Senators” program (11/26/07)



RHODE ISLAND CHAPTER ACTIVITIES

2013 – 2016
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2012
- 6/22/12 Reception for FBA National Board which met in Providence
- 5/3/12 Luncheon “Women in the Judiciary”
- 3/1/12 Luncheon featuring Judges Smith and Leonard
- 2/10/12 Admissions Ceremony

2011
- 11/3/11 Luncheon featuring Judge McConnell
- 8/9/11 Luncheon featuring Judge Donovan W. Frank
- 1/11/11 First Circuit Luncheon, speaker Senior Judge Bruce Selya

2010
- 5/21/10 Luncheon featuring Bruce Moyer, FBA Government Relations Counsel
- 1/19/10 Luncheon featuring U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha

2009
- 2009 Chapter Activity Presidential Excellence Award to RI Chapter In recognition of its superior chapter activities
- 2009 Chapter Activity Presidential Citation Award to RI Chapter In recognition of the “United States Supreme Court Admissions Ceremony and Lunch with the Clerk of the Supreme Court.”
- 2/6/09 New Lawyers Admission Reception, US. District Court foyer, no cost to attend

2008
- 2008 Chapter Activity Presidential Achievement Award to RI Chapter In recognition of its accomplished chapter activities
- 2008 Chapter Activity Presidential Citation Award to RI Chapter In recognition of the “Breakfast with the Senators” program (11/26/07)
- 10/8/08 First Circuit Luncheon, speakers Chief Judge Sandra Lynch, District Judge Kermit Lipez, Senior Judge Bruce Selya
- 2/12/08 Kick off of the Courthouse Centennial Celebration, Breakfast Meeting, speaker James S. Richardson, FBA President, Brown Faculty Club, followed by lunch with Chief Justice Roberts (invitation only), and the Chapter-sponsored New Lawyers Admission Reception

2007
- 11/26/07 – 9:30, Breakfast with the Senators (U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse), Providence Biltmore, Garden Room
- 3/30/07 – Luncheon with Federal Public Defender

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