Vice Presidents for the Circuits

Vice Presidents of the Circuits

An integral part of the national operation of the Federal Bar Association is its circuit structure and the corresponding two Vice Presidents for each Circuit.  The circuits are the same as the 12 Federal Judicial Circuits and encompass the states, territories, and possessions of the United States.

First Circuit

Matthew C. Moschella

Matthew C. Moschella is a partner at Sherin and Lodgen LLP in Boston, Mass. where he represents clients in all types of civil litigation.

Oreste R. Ramos

Oreste R. Ramos is a capital member with the litigation practice group of Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez LLC in San Juan, PR. He is a past president of the PR Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and a life fellow of the Foundation of the FBA.

Second Circuit

Hon. Lisa Margaret Smith

The Honorable Lisa Margaret Smith is a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York and sits in the United States Courthouse in White Plains.

Ernest T. Bartol

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

Third Circuit

Frank J. McGovern

Frank J. McGovern joined Title Resources Guaranty Company in January 2012 as Northeast Underwriting Counsel. He started his title career in 1997, as an attorney and title agent with a real estate firm and title insurance agency.

Hon. Karoline Mehalchick

The Honorable Karoline Mehalchick is a United States Magistrate Judge in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, where she was appointed to the bench of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on July 15, 2013.

Fourth Circuit

Andrew K. Clark

Andrew Clark is a shareholder with LeClairRyan, PC, an entrepreneurial law firm headquartered in Richmond, Virginia that provides business counsel and client representation in matters of corporate law and high-stakes litigation.

Hannah Rogers Metcalfe

Hannah Metcalfe was appointed to serve as the Vice President for the Fourth Circuit in 2015.

Fifth Circuit

Barry Ashe

Barry Ashe is a member of the New Orleans law firm of Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C. His practice is concentrated in appeals, products liability, pharmaceutical litigation, class action/complex litigation, and commercial litigation.

Marc W. Taubenfeld

Marc practices in both the controversies section and the bankruptcy section of McGuire, Craddock & Strother PC in Dallas, and is a shareholder and director of the firm.

Sixth Circuit

Thomas G. McNeill

Thomas G. McNeill is a partner in Detroit-based Dickinson Wright, PLLC and is engaged in a broad commercial litigation practice representing Fortune 500 Companies, middle market and emerging businesses and their principals.

Tonya Kennedy Cammon

Tonya Cammon focuses her practice on employment and commercial litigation, as well as health law transactions and litigation.

Seventh Circuit

Kevin G. Desharnais

Kevin Desharnais is a litigator and corporate counselor whose practice is focused on environmental law, including air, land, water, wetlands and noise matters.

Sheri H. Mecklenburg

Sheri Mecklenburg was appointed to serve as a Vice President for the Seventh Circuit in 2012. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Chapter for four years. She is currently serving as the Chapter Treasurer.

Eighth Circuit

Adine S. Momoh

Adine S. Momoh currently serves as an Eighth Circuit Vice President and Vice Chair for the Federal Bar Association’s Younger Lawyers Division.

Daniel C. Hedlund

Daniel C. Hedlund has been a Federal Bar Association member since 1998.

Ninth Circuit

Joseph S. Leventhal

Joe Leventhal is a litigator with extensive experience representing clients of all sizes, from Fortune 250 companies to individuals at the highest levels of corporate America and the U.S. government.

Hon. Alison S. Bachus, Vice President for the Circuits Chair

Alison S. Bachus serves as a Judge for the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County. Prior to her appointment to the bench by Arizona Governor Ducey in September 2015, Judge Bachus was Senior Counsel for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Phoenix, Arizona.

Tenth Circuit

Daniel W. Lewis

Dan Lewis was the founding Chapter President of the New Mexico Chapter of the Federal Bar Association in 2013.

Christopher M. Stephens

Chris M. Stephens is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Oklahoma City, where he prosecutes financial fraud and white-collar crimes.

Eleventh Circuit

Brett A. Barfield

Brett A. Barfield is a business litigation partner at Holland & Knight LLP where he has practiced since 2000.

Mike Vitale

Mike Vitale is partner at the law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP, where he has practiced law since 2007.

District of Columbia Circuit

Steven R. Miller

Steve Miller currently serves as president of the District of Columbia Chapter, having previously served in various offices with the chapter and on its board.

Elizabeth Pugh

Elizabeth Pugh has enjoyed a 36-year distinguished career in government service. For the past 16 years, she has served as General Counsel of the Library of Congress.