Board of Visitors

 The mission of the Mercer Law School Board of Visitors is to provide advice to the Dean of the Law School and to support the Law School. The Board’s goal is to help strengthen and define the academic and strategic goals of Mercer Law School, to enhance the reputation of Mercer Law School, to assist in the recruitment of high quality students, and to assist the Dean in efforts to graduate and place ethical, service-oriented, practice-ready legal professionals, and to assist in fundraising when able to help achieve these goals.


Thomas J. Reiman, ’74, Highland Park, Illinois, Chair

Kate Sievert Cook, ’02, Gainesville, Vice-Chair
Cook Law Group, LLC

J. Henry Walker, IV, ’86, Atlanta, Immediate Past Chair
Kilpatrick Townsend

Virgil Adams, ’80, Macon
Adams Jordan & Herrington PC

Frederick S. Bergen, ’86, Savannah
Bergen and Bergen, PC

The Honorable Michael P. Boggs, ’90, Atlanta
Supreme Court of Georgia

Rebecca R. Burgess, ’01, New York, New York
Rebecca Burgess, Inc.

Cynthia H. Clanton, ’86, Atlanta
Administrative Office of the Courts

Betsy Cross Griswold, ’83, Atlanta
United Parcel Service Legal Department

Deron R. Hicks, ‘93, Warm Springs

M. Anne Kaufold-Wiggins, ‘05, Atlanta
Balch & Bingham LLP

James E. Messer, ‘93, Tallahassee, Florida
Fonvielle Lewis Messer & McConnaughhay

The Honorable John E. Morse, Jr., ’82, Savannah
Chatham County Superior Court

Benjamin F. Parrish, Jr., ’82, Brentwood, Tennessee
Tractor Supply Company

Brandon L. Peak, ’04, Columbus
Butler Wooten Cheeley & Peak LLP

The Honorable Clyde L. Reese III, ’96, Atlanta
Georgia Court of Appeals

James "Jay" N. Sadd, ’87, Atlanta
Slappey & Sadd LLC

Stephanie Godsey Shepherd, ’02, Macon
Syncro Medical Innovations, Inc.

Scott C. Smith, ’85, Hendersn, Nevada

Vernon M. Strickland, ’06, Newnan
Wargo French LLP

Alumni Association Board of Directors

The Mercer University School of Law Alumni Association seeks to unite alumni, former students and friends of the Law School for the purposes of renewing friendships, creating goodwill, enhancing fellowship and camaraderie; assist in the annual fund raising, support and uphold the traditions of the Law School; foster and perpetuate alumni enthusiasm for the law school and students; and provide input to the Dean as appropriate.

Darrell L. Sutton, ’03, Atlanta, President
Sutton Law Group, LLC

Tanya D. Jeffords, ’01, Augusta, President-elect
The Law Office of Tanya D. Jeffords and Associates

Bethany M. Rezek, ’06, Atlanta, Secretary
King & Spalding

Bryan Oliver Babcock, ’08, Atlanta
Internal Revenue Service

The Honorable John C. Carbo, III, ’79, Waleska
Retired, Clayton County State Court

Christine M. Cruse, ’98, Warner Robins
Christine M. Cruse, PC

Ronald E. Daniels, ’12, Eastman
Daniels Law, LLC

The Honorable Victoria F. Darrisaw, ’93, Albany
Dougherty County State Court

Laura Anthony Denton, ’08, Atlanta
Elarbee Thompson Sapp & Wilson, LLP

The Honorable Eric K. Dunaway, ’97, Atlanta
Fulton County Superior Court

Jill U. Edmondson, ’06, Atlanta
Georgia Power

The Honorable Ellen S. Golden, ’89, Valdosta
Lowndes County State Court

Samuel F. Hart, Jr., ’97, Macon
Dozier Law Firm, LLC

Donna Stanaland Hix, ’93, Columbus
Hall Booth Smith

Charles E. Hodges, ’95, Atlanta
Jones Day

Robert C. Hughes, III, ’04, Savannah
Rahimi Hughes & Padget, LLC

The Honorable C. Michael Johnson, '86, Eastman
Oconee Judicial Circuit Superior Court

D’Andrea J. Morning McCants, ’07, Atlanta
Grady Health System

Rhonda Wilcox McCurtain, ’02, Atlanta
Lazer Spot

The Honorable Rizza P. O'Connor, ’10, Vidalia
Toombs County Magistrate Court

Timothy C. Sanders, ’03, Thomasville
Alexander & Vann, LLP

Mary Jane D. Saunders, ’81, Washington D.C.
Beer Institute

Amy K. Weber, '99, Atlanta
Taylor English Duma LLP


The BLSA Alumni Council is a volunteer organization formed to support the Mercer University School of Law Alumni Association. The Council was designed to engage BLSA graduates to participate in alumni activities and programs, encourage continued relationship with and service to the Law School and its current BLSA members.

Zandra V. Hall, ’15, Atlanta, President
Mohawk Industries

W. Devin Franklin, ’09, Atlanta, Vice-President
Atlanta Circuit Public Defender's Office

Cheveda G. McCamy, ’98, McDonough, Secretary
Henry County District Attorney's Office

Tabitha Ponder Beckford, ’99, Atlanta, Fundraising Chair
Ponder-Solomon Law Group, PC

Ashley Pruitt, ’12, Atlanta, Communications Officer
U.S. Department of Homeland Security


The Young Alumni Council is a volunteer organization designed to engage recent graduates (1-15 years) to participate in alumni activities and programs, to serve the School of Law and its current students through recruitment and mentorship programs, and to support the Mercer Law Alumni Board of Directors.

Amanda M. Morejon, ’17, Macon, President and Chair of Development Committee

Laura A. Denton, ’08, Atlanta, Vice President and Chair of Service Committee

Amber A. Pelot, '09, Atlanta, Secretary

John W. Harris, ’13, Atlanta, Co-Chair of Events Committee

W. Justin Purvis, ’12, Albany, Chair of Nominations Committee

Class Representatives:

David R. Cook, ’05, Atlanta

Anne Kaufold-Wiggins, ’05, Atlanta

Vernon Strickland, ’06, Newnan

Jack R.B. Long, ’06, Augusta

Robert F. Glass, ’07, Atlanta

Katie E. Ray, ’07, Atlanta

Darryl W. Lunon, ’08, State College, Pennsylvania

D. Neill Kinnebrew, ’09, Columbus

Falen O. Cox, ’10, Savannah

The Honorable Amanda N. Heath, ’10, Augusta

Bethany L. Whetzel, ’10, Atlanta

Dustin E. Davies, '11, Gainesville

L. Rachel Wilson, ’11, Savannah

Billie Pritchard, '12, Atlanta

Jenna Lasseter, ’13, Atlanta

Tyler D. Mashburn, ’14, Atlanta

Elizabeth Lambert Cox, ’15, Roswell

James F. Banter, ’16, Macon

Jessica Canedo Wallace, ’16, Columbus

Kristen Campbell, ’17, Columbus

Leah C. Mayo, '18, Rome

Lauren R. Wilmer, '18, Macon

Maggie L. Conerly, '19, Washington, DC

Justin B. Connell, ’05, Atlanta, Founding President