Ex Officio Members

The chair of the Vice Presidents for the Circuits, chair of the Section and Division Council, and chair of the Younger Lawyers Division serve as ex officio members of the Board without a vote if they have not been elected to the Board of Directors.


Kip T. Bollin, Immediate Past President

Kip T. Bollin is the Immediate Past President of the Federal Bar Association. He is a litigation partner at Thompson Hine LLP and Partner in Charge of the firm’s Cleveland office. He represents clients faced with product liability and business claims, including class actions.

Brett Barfield, Vice President for the Circuits Chair

Brett is the Vice President for the Circuits Chair and a member of the FBA since 2004 and sits on the national Membership Committee.

Matthew Moschella, Sections and Divisions Council Chair

Matt has been active in the FBA since 2004. He has been a board member of the Younger Lawyers Division for several years and has recently served as Chair. He is also the co-chair of the FBA’s Supreme Court Admissions Program, which is coordinated by the YLD.

Ernest T. Bartol, Chair, Vice Presidents for the Circuit

Ernest T. Bartol received a Juris Doctorate Degree from Villanova University School of Law in 1970. Admitted to the New York Bar in 1971, Mr. Bartol served the President of the Federal Bar Association Eastern District of New York Chapter from 2011-2013

Joey Bowers, Chair, Younger Lawyers Division

Joey Bowers, who serves the FBA in his personal capacity, is in-house counsel for the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C


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