Christian Legal Society Board of Directors

We are your Board of Directors, here to serve you.  We are committed to following Jesus in all that we do on the Board.  If you have questions about Christian Legal Society or how you can serve Jesus through CLS’s ministries, please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact information provided below.  Next to our names is an abbreviation of the Board committees on which we work.  This information can help guide your inquiries if your questions relate to the work of one of the Board committees.  The abbreviations are explained at the end of the list of directors.

If you have a nominee for the CLS board of directors, please see our invitation here.



Richard C. Baker (DEV, LSM) Bio
Mauck & Baker, LLC
1 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60602
(O) 312-853-8709
(F) 866-619-8661

Anthony Bushnell (AM, LSM) Bio
The Bushnell Law Firm, LLC
920 Second Avenue South
International Centre, Suite 1540
Minneapolis, MN  55402
(O) 763-458-7652
(F)  763-780-6359

Richard Campanelli (CLRF, LSM) Bio
225 Terrell Road, West
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Carl H. Esbeck (CLRF) Bio
University of Missouri, School of Law
209 Hulston Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-4190
(O) 573-882-6543
(F) 573-882-4984

Jeffrey S. Fowler (LAM, DEV) Bio
Laner Muchin, Ltd.
515 North State Street, Suite 2800
Chicago, Illinois 60654
(O) 312-467-9800
(F) 312-467-9479

Joshua Grosshans (AM, LSM, Conf) Bio
Latham, Shuker, Eden & Beaudine, LLP
111 North Magnolia Avenue, Suite 1400
Orlando, Florida 32801
(O) 407- 481-5851
(F) 407- 481-5801

Stuart Lark (CLRF, LAM)  Bio
Bryan Cave LLP
90 South Cascade Avenue, Suite 1300
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903-1615
(O) 719-381-8453  
(F) 719-381-9053 

Wallace L. Larson (APF, Audit, BGN, Dev) Bio   
Carson Messinger PLLC
4808 North 22nd Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(O) 602-264-2261

Joseph A. Ruta  (DEV, LSM) Bio

Ruta, Soulios & Stratis LLP
370 Lexington Ave., 24th Floor
New York, NY  10017
(O) 212-997-4500
(F) 212-768-0649

Hon. Kenneth Starr
Austin, TX

Myron Steeves (AM, DEV, LSM, Conf) Bio
Trinity Law School

2200 North Grand Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705

(O) 714-796-7160
(F) 714-796-7190

William Treeby (CLRF)

Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C.
546 Carondelet St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(O) 504-593-0807
(F) 504-596-0807

Bob Trierweiler (AM, APF, CONF) Bio
Campus Crusade

100 Lake Hart Drive MC 3500
Orlando, FL  32832
(O) 407-826-2000


Ex Officio Members

President & Chairman of the Board
Jennifer K. Patrick (All Committees) Bio
Law Offices of Jennifer K. Patrick, APLC
One Park Plaza, Suite 600
Irvine, CA 92614
(O)  619-702-3333

Past President
H. Robert Showers  (APF, Audit, BGN, Ex)  Bio
Simms Showers, LLP
305 Harrison St., SE
3rd Floor
Leesburg, VA 20175
(O) 703-771-4671
(F) 703-771-4681

Charles M. Oellermann (AM, BGN, Ex) Bio
Jones Day
325 John H. McConnell Boulevard, Suite 600
Columbus, Ohio 43215-2673
(O) 614-281-3948

Delia Bouwers Bianchin (AM, APF, Ex, LAM) Bio
Senior Counsel
Lynch Law Group
501 Smith Drive, Suite 3
Cranberry Township, PA  16066
(O) 724-776-8000

Sally Wagenmaker (APF, EX, LAM) Bio
Wagenmaker & Oberly, LLC
53 W. Jackson, Suite 550
Chicago, IL 60604
(O) 312.626.1600
(F) 312-626-1610

Executive Director & CEO
David Nammo  (All Committees except Audit) Bio
Christian Legal Society
8001 Braddock Road, Suite 302
Springfield, VA 22151
(O) 703-642-1070 ext 501
(F) 703-642-1075

*Abbreviations for Committees:

AC – Advisory Council
APF – Administration, Personnel & Finance
Audit – No abbreviation (under APF)
AM – Attorney Ministries
BGN – Board Governance & Nonimating
CLRF – Center for Law & Religious Freedom
CONF – Conference Committee (Ad hoc committee)
DEV – Development
EX – Executive
LAM – Legal Aid Ministries
LSM – Law Student Ministries