Vice Presidents of 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.


Second Circuit


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


John G. McCarthy


John G. McCarthy is a Partner in the Litigation Practice and Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP in its New York office.


Third Circuit


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.


Bridget E. Montgomery


Bridget Montgomery is a member of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, and chair of the Harrisburg office Litigation Group.


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.


Christie C. Varnado


Christine “Christie” Companion Varnado joined The Seibels Law Firm, P.A. in Charleston, South Carolina as a partner in 2009. Since 1993, her civil litigation practice has...


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


Tonya Kennedy Cammon


Tonya Cammon focuses her practice on employment and commercial litigation, as well as health law transactions and litigation. Having a medical background allows Ms. Cammon to provide her health care clients legal representation shaped by clinical knowledge.


James W. Satola


Jim joined the Federal Bar Association in 1992. He has been member of the FBA Northern District of Ohio Chapter Board of Directors since 1996, and was President of the Chapter from 2002-2003.


Seventh Circuit


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.


Maria Z. Vathis


Maria Z. Vathis has been a member of the Federal Bar Association since the beginning of her legal career. She served as Chicago Chapter President in 2011.


Eighth Circuit


Adine Momoh


Adine is a trial attorney specializing in complex business and commercial litigation, securities litigation, estates and trusts litigation, and creditors’ rights and bankruptcy at the Minneapolis, Minnesota office of the law firm of Stinson Leonard Street LLP.


Daniel C. Hedlund


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


Ninth Circuit


Alison S. Bachus


Alison S. Bachus is Senior Counsel for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Phoenix, Arizona. Before working for the Bureau of Prisons, Alison served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for seven years.


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.


Tenth Circuit


Jonathan O. Hafen


Jonathan Hafen has extensive experience representing clients in federal and state courts. He has been widely praised by clients and peers for his skilled and efficient approach to litigation.


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.


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