President & Board of Directors

The Akron Bar Association’s Board of Directors determines the policies of the Akron Bar and manages our affairs in accordance with the Code of Regulations.  For a full description, please view their job description and expectations.

2019 - 2020 Term

Executive Officers​

Lisa O. Miller

Maura E. Scanlon

Michael P. Karst
Vice-President of Membership

Casey L. Cramer


Marshal M. Pitchford

Hamilton DeSaussure, Jr.
Immediate Past-President




Board of Directors

James T. Boggs

Hanne-Lore Gambrell

Jeff R. Laybourne

Daniel J. Leffler


Lavell O. Payne Brown

Jennifer J. Van Dulmen-Krantz

Carol N. Tran

Andrea Whitaker


James P. Wilkins





Ex-Officio Directors

E. Larry Davison
Akron/Canton Barristers

Stephen A. Fallis
Akron Bar Association
Past President

Drew C. Reilly
New Lawyers
Section Chair

William G. Chris​​​​​​
Ohio State Bar


Christopher J. Peters
University of Akron
School of Law Dean

Lauren M. Zidones
University of Akron
Student Bar Association