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Full-Time Faculty

Deans

  • Richardson Lynn

    Richardson Lynn

    Dean and Professor of Law

    rlynn@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 102


    Courses Taught:

    Appellate Advocacy; Civil Procedure; Intellectual Property


    Education:

    B.A., Abilene Christian University
    J.D., Vanderbilt University


  • Kevin Cieply

    Kevin Cieply

    Associate Dean of Academics and Associate Professor

    kcieply@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 264


    Courses Taught:

    International Criminal Law; Criminal Law; Contract Drafting; Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I & II; Negotiations; Art of Advocacy; Trial Advocacy


    Education:

    B.S., Northern Kentucky University, magna cum laude
    J.D., University of Notre Dame
    LL.M., The Judge Advocate General’s School, United States Army, Honor Graduate
    Fellowship, Senior Military College Fellow, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy


  • Sheryl E. Harrison

    Sheryl E. Harrison

    Associate Dean of Students and Assistant Professor

    sharrison@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 112


    Courses Taught:

    Business Organizations; Contracts; Legal Drafting; Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I & II


    Education:

    B.S., North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University,summa cum laude
    M.B.A., Babcock Graduate School of Management, Wake Forest University
    J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, cum laude, Order of the Coif


  • Jeffrey A. Van Detta

    Jeffrey A. Van Detta

    John E. Ryan Professor of International Business & Workplace Law, and Associate Dean for Scholarship

    jvandetta@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 160


    Courses Taught:

    International Business Transactions & Writing Seminar; International Civil Litigation; Conflict of Laws; Contracts; Jurisprudence & Writing Seminar; Employment Discrimination Law; LL.M. 475 (Investigating and Litigating Employment Law Cases); LL.M. 851 (International Civil Litigation in United States Courts), LL.M. 853 (United States Employment Law and Regulation)


    Education:

    B.A., Union College, summa cum laude
    J.D., Albany Law School of Union University, cum laude


Full-Time Faculty

  • K. Lee Adams

    K. Lee Adams

    Associate Professor

    ladams@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 273


    Courses Taught:

    Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law


    Education:

    B.A., Georgia State University, magna cum laude

    J.D. University of Georgia School of Law, cum laude, Order of the Colf


  • Joanna Apolinsky

    Joanna Apolinsky

    Associate Professor

    japolinsky@johnmarshall.edu

    (404) 872-3593 Ext. 156


    Courses Taught:

    Business Organizations; Torts


    Education:

    B.A., University of Texas at Austin, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

    J.D., Georgia State University of Law, cum laude


  • Anthony Baker

    Anthony Baker

    Professor of Law

    abaker@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 253


    Courses Taught:

    Criminal Law, American Legal History


    Education:

    A.B., Duke University
    J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law
    LL.M., University of Wisconsin Law School


  • M. Scott Boone

    M. Scott Boone

    Associate Professor

    404-872-3593

    Courses Taught:

    Property, Administrative Law, Professional Responsibility, and Appellate Advocacy


    Education:

    B.S., Texas Christian University
    J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center
    LL.M., Temple University School of Law


  • Robert Brown

    Robert Brown

    Associate Professor

    rbrown@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 282


    Courses Taught:

    Contracts; Consumer Law


    Education:

    B.A., Morehouse College
    J.D., University of Pennsylvania


  • Kathleen Burch

    Kathleen Burch

    Associate Professor

    kburch@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 105


    Courses Taught:

    Civil Liberties Seminar; Constitutional Law; Legal Drafting; Micronesian Externship Program; Trial Advocacy


    Education:

    B.A., Rosary College, cum laude
    J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, magna cum laude


  • Beckett Cantley

    Beckett Cantley

    Associate Professor

    bcantley@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 279


    Courses Taught:

    Real Property; Federal Income Taxation; Estate Planning; Corporate Taxation


    Education:

    B.S., University of California at Berkeley
    J.D., Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, California, cum laude
    LL.M., University of Florida College of Law


  • Kevin Cieply

    Kevin Cieply

    Associate Dean of Academics and Associate Professor

    kcieply@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 264


    Courses Taught:

    International Criminal Law; Criminal Law; Contract Drafting; Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I & II; Negotiations; Art of Advocacy; Trial Advocacy


    Education:

    B.S., Northern Kentucky University, magna cum laude
    J.D., University of Notre Dame
    LL.M., The Judge Advocate General’s School, United States Army, Honor Graduate
    Fellowship, Senior Military College Fellow, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy


  • Rebecca Cummings

    Rebecca Cummings

    Associate Professor

    404-872-3593

    Courses Taught:

    Estate Planning; Wills, Trusts & Estates; Transactional Drafting; Property I & II


    Education:

    B.A., Emory University
    J.D., William & Mary School of Law


  • Robert D’Agostino

    Robert D’Agostino

    Professor

    rdagostino@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 101


    Courses Taught:

    Agency; Business Organizations; Finance & Fraud; Payment Systems; Professional Responsibility; Sales & Secured Transactions


    Education:

    B.A., Columbia University
    M.A., Columbia University
    J.D., Emory University


  • Kimberly Williams D’Haene

    Kimberly Williams D’Haene

    Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement

    kdhaene@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 123


    Courses Taught:

    Academic Support Programming; Advanced Bar Studies


    Education:

    B.A., Spelman College, Atlanta GA, cum laude
    J.D., University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor MI


  • Kari Mercer Dalton

    Kari Mercer Dalton

    Associate Professor

    Courses Taught:

    Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I & II; Pretrial Practice & Procedure


    Education:

    B.A., Boston College
    J.D., Loyola University School of Law, cum laude


  • Helen de Haven

    Helen de Haven

    Associate Professor

    hdehaven@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 161


    Courses Taught:

    Arbitration; Evidence; Labor Law; Public International Law; Public Sector Labor Law; Real Property; Remedies; Trial Advocacy


    Education:

    B.A., New College

    J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, Order of the Coif


  • Brandy Domengeaux

    Brandy Domengeaux

    Assistant Professor

    bdomengeaux@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 284


    Courses Taught:

    Legal Writing, Research and Analysis; Transactional Drafting


    Education:

    B.A., Winston-Salem State University, magna cum laude
    J.D., Southern University Law Center, cum laude


  • Andrea Doneff

    Andrea Doneff

    Associate Professor

    adoneff@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 254


    Courses Taught:

    ADR & Writing, Mediation, Civil Procedure, Legal Writing, Research, and Advocacy


    Education:

    B.A., Emory University, high honors
    M.A., Emory University
    J.D., Emory University School of Law, with distinction, Order of the Coif


  • Patrice Fulcher

    Patrice Fulcher

    Associate Professor

    pfulcher@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 128


    Courses Taught:

    Criminal Law; Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I, II & III; Pretrial Practice & Procedure; Trial Advocacy; Criminal Procedure


    Education:

    B.A., Howard University
    J.D., Emory University School of Law


  • Jace C. Gatewood

    Jace C. Gatewood

    Associate Professor

    jgatewood@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 268


    Courses Taught:

    Business Organizations; Real Property


    Education:

    A.B., Georgetown University
    J.D., Georgetown University Law Center


  • James Alec Gelin

    James Alec Gelin

    Associate Professor

    jgelin@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 288


    Courses Taught:

    Criminal Pretrial Practice; Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I and II; Trial Advocacy & Writing


    Education:

    B.A., Amherst College, magna cum laude
    J.D., Duke University School of Law, With Honors


  • Sheryl E. Harrison

    Sheryl E. Harrison

    Associate Dean of Students and Assistant Professor

    sharrison@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 112


    Courses Taught:

    Business Organizations; Contracts; Legal Drafting; Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I & II


    Education:

    B.S., North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University,summa cum laude
    M.B.A., Babcock Graduate School of Management, Wake Forest University
    J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, cum laude, Order of the Coif


  • Elizabeth M. Jaffe

    Elizabeth M. Jaffe

    Associate Professor

    ejaffe@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 266


    Courses Taught:

    Client Interviewing & Counseling; Depositions; Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I & II; Pretrial Practice & Procedure


    Education:

    B.A., Emory University, magna cum laude
    J.D., Washington University School of Law


  • Neva Browning Jeffries

    Neva Browning Jeffries

    Associate Professor

    bjeffries@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 155


    Courses Taught:

    Legal Drafting; Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I & II; Pretrial Practice & Procedure; Business Organizations


    Education:

    A.B., Duke University, cum laude
    J.D., University of Virginia School of Law


  • Liza Karsai

    Liza Karsai

    Associate Professor

    lkarsai@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 256


    Courses Taught:

    Advanced Evidence; Evidence; Torts


    Education:

    B.A., University of California at Los Angeles
    J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, summa cum laude


  • Bruce Luna

    Bruce Luna

    Assistant Professor

    404-872-3593

    Courses Taught:

    Legal Writing, Research & Advocacy I and II, Transactional Drafting, Professional Responsibility and Sales and Secured Transactions


  • Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch

    Director of Law Library and Professor

    mlynch@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 108


    Courses Taught:

    Contracts


    Education:

    Ph.B., University of Detroit
    M.Libr., Emory University
    J.D., University of Michigan


  • Richardson Lynn

    Richardson Lynn

    Dean and Professor of Law

    rlynn@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 102


    Courses Taught:

    Appellate Advocacy; Civil Procedure; Intellectual Property


    Education:

    B.A., Abilene Christian University
    J.D., Vanderbilt University


  • Suparna Malempati

    Suparna Malempati

    Associate Professor

    smalempati@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 134


    Courses Taught:

    Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I & II, Trial Advocacy


    Education:

    A.B., Dartmouth College
    J.D., George Washington University


  • Lance McMillian

    Lance McMillian

    Associate Professor

    lmcmillian@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 124


    Courses Taught:

    Constitutional Law; Law Office Management; Torts; Depositions


    Education:

    B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Phi Beta Kappa

    J.D., University of Georgia, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif


  • Michael Mears

    Michael Mears

    Associate Professor

    mmears@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 272


    Courses Taught:

    Advanced Criminal Procedure; Advanced Evidence; Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Evidence


    Education:

    B.S., Mississippi State University
    M.A.T., Mississippi State University
    J.D., University of Georgia School of Law


  • Kelly Casey Mullally

    Kelly Casey Mullally

    Associate Professor

    kmullally@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 133


    Courses Taught:

    Intellectual Property; Patent Law; Torts


    Education:

    B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, with highest honors
    J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, summa cum laude


  • Jonathan Rapping

    Jonathan Rapping

    Associate Professor

    jrapping@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 159


    Courses Taught:

    Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Advanced Criminal Procedure; and Introduction to Criminal Justice I & II


    Education:

    B.A., University of Chicago, cum laude
    M.P.A., Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
    J.D., George Washington University National Law Center


  • Timothy Saviello

    Timothy Saviello

    Associate Professor

    tsaviello@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 110


    Courses Taught:

    Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; and Evidence


    Education:

    B.S., University of Florida
    J.D., University of Notre Dame


  • Lisa Durham Taylor

    Lisa Durham Taylor

    Associate Professor

    ltaylor@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 142


    Courses Taught:

    Civil Procedure; Employment Law; Contracts; Remedies; Cutting Edge Issues in Employment Law


    Education:

    B.A., Cornell University
    J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, cum laude


  • Lisa Tripp

    Lisa Tripp

    Associate Professor

    ltripp@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 275


    Courses Taught:

    Health Care Law; Remedies; Torts


    Education:

    B.S., East Carolina University, magna cum laude
    J.D., George Washington University Law School, cum laude


  • Renata Turner

    Renata Turner

    Assistant Dean for Pro Bono and Experiential Learning

    rturner@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 251


    Courses Taught:

    Domestic Violence; Externships


    Education:

    B.A., University of Georgia
    J.D., University of Southern California Law Center


  • Jeffrey A. Van Detta

    Jeffrey A. Van Detta

    John E. Ryan Professor of International Business & Workplace Law, and Associate Dean for Scholarship

    jvandetta@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 160


    Courses Taught:

    International Business Transactions & Writing Seminar; International Civil Litigation; Conflict of Laws; Contracts; Jurisprudence & Writing Seminar; Employment Discrimination Law; LL.M. 475 (Investigating and Litigating Employment Law Cases); LL.M. 851 (International Civil Litigation in United States Courts), LL.M. 853 (United States Employment Law and Regulation)


    Education:

    B.A., Union College, summa cum laude
    J.D., Albany Law School of Union University, cum laude