myLawCLE is focused on assembling the very best continuing legal education classes in the country and making them available online in easy accessible formats for practicing attorneys. New CLE classes are constantly being developed and partnerships with many of the local and State Bar associations continue to grow. The following attorneys have partnered with myLawCLE to advise on content and course selections. These attorneys have been recognized as top lawyers in their fields.
As one of the state’s most experienced lawyers on South Dakota situs and trust laws, Mary serves as local counsel, providing document review, trust modification, and general advice on selecting South Dakota trust law to lawyers, professional advisors, family offices and charities nationwide. She also has significant experience working with international advisors, attorneys, and clients with respect to cross-border planning, non-resident alien trust formation, and international tax issues.
Mary has experience advising and defending fiduciaries, including trustees, personal representatives, executors, guardians and conservators in routine and complex matters, including tax issues, compliance with state and federal law, litigation, responding to subpoenas and representation for depositions.
Along with corporate and individual fiduciaries and family offices, Mary represents business owners, professionals, retirees, and individuals interested in establishing a South Dakota trust. She is experienced in trust and estate litigation, probate, guardianships and conservatorships, prenuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements and special needs trusts.
Mary attended law school on the Everett Bogue Scholarship. While earning her J.D., she served on the Board of Editors of the South Dakota Law Review.
Christopher Johnson | U.S. Trust | Pasadena, CA
He is a 1994 graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California. He was a Dean’s Scholar, and an extern at the legal department of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., and for the Honorable Barry Russell, Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Wheaton College in 1991.
He is admitted to practice in all California state courts and the United States District Court, Central District. Prior to establishing his own practice and acting in an association of counsel role to prestigious law firms in Southern California, he was a Senior Vice President and Senior Trust Officer with U.S. Trust, serving Southern California high net worth and ultra high net worth families in their wealth transfer planning and with trust services. Before U.S. Trust, he was a founding member of the Arroyo Law Group, Russakow | Ryan | Johnson, and his own estate planning and probate practice in Pasadena, as well as a civil litigation lawyer for the Law Office of Errol Berk in Ventura. He has appeared on NBC-TV news and radio programs to discuss estate planning and probate issues and is a frequent speaker to attorneys and community groups.
Kyla Groff Kelim | Aging in Alabama | Fairhope, AL
Mr. Kohlmyer is a member of the Florida Bar, the State Bar of Georgia, and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the courts within the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida. He is a member of the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals (ACA International), serving in leadership positions and speaking regularly at conferences.
Levine Law, LLC continues a commitment to helping individuals in need that Pamela Levine has demonstrated throughout her educational and professional career. In both undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (Go Blue!!) and law school at Boston University, Pamela gave her time to volunteer efforts and public interest projects. Pamela’s academic honors include selection to the prestigious International Law Journal, receipt of the American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law and representation of her university at the Craven National Moot Court competition in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Eric Bolves | The Legal Center | Orlando, FL
Areas of practice include Social Security Disability, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and Real Estate. Practice before the Administrative Law Court of the Social Security Administration since 1998. Admitted to practice by the Florida Supreme Court May 27, 1983. * Admitted to practice by the United States District Court July 26, 1983.
Books Published Books Written: Grandma’s Recipe For Debt Free Living (2009), The Halt Foreclosure Manual (2008)
Steve Meister | Meister Law Offices | Los Angeles, CA
Steve has handled virtually every kind of criminal case in state and federal court, including the death penalty. He is also an expert media commentator on TV and radio news and has been quoted and interviewed for his expertise by numerous national publications and news networks.
Steve also teaches DUI, ethics and trial tactics to attorneys nationally. In his defense practice, Steve turns extensively to social networking and media sites in defending his clients, and has used the Internet to undermine witness credibility in sexual assault prosecutions, locate and subpoena reluctant defense witnesses in a capital murder case, and protect high profile clients from defamatory email campaigns.
Sara Hutchins Jodka | McDonald Hopkins LLC | Columbus, OH
Stephen Stern | Hyatt & Weber, P.A. | Annapolis, MD
Frances Crockett Carpenter | Law Office of Frances Crockett | Albuquerque, NM
1998, B.A., Political Science and English Literature, University of Memphis
2000, M.A.L.A., Western Classics, St. John’s College
2004, Juris Doctorate, University of New Mexico
2004 – 2005, Law Office of Brad D. Hall
2005-2006, McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya, & Love, P.A.
2006-Present, Law Office of Frances Crockett, LLC
Plaintiff’s Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice; Premises Liability; Civil Rights; Constitutional Law, Criminal Defense
New Mexico State and Federal Court, Colorado Federal Court, United States Tenth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; National Police Accountability Project
Steven D. Goldberg | Steven D. Goldberg, PA | Wilmington, DE
Mark J. Tarallo | Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC | Waltham, MA
He is a member of the Boston, Massachusetts and American Bar Associations, and is a past co-chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee of the Boston Bar Association. Mark graduated from Boston College in 1988 and earned his J.D. magna cum laude from the New England School of Law in 1991.
Bryan L. Ciyou | Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. | Indianapolis, IN
Mr. Ciyou has authored three books on Indiana and federal firearms law — the Indiana Firearms Law Reference Manual and two editions of a new annual reference manual, Gun Laws By State. The latter compiles the tens of thousands of gun laws and driving concepts and simplifies this complex interaction of local, state, and federal gun laws that bind citizens and law enforcement officers who carry firearms off duty in other states. He also recently completed a chapter in the book, Inside the Minds: Strategies for Defending Firearms Offense Charges, published by Thomson Reuters, one of America’s largest legal publishers, structured to assist America’s practicing criminal defense and other attorneys working in this area of law.
The local, state, and national media have featured Mr. Ciyou’s apolitical works and opinions numerous times. In addition, everyone from attorneys, judges, police officers, news reporters, legislators, and everyday people wanting to know more information regularly reference his books. He is a frequent lecturer on gun laws and has been active on the legislative front in different ways, such as advising lawmakers in drafting proposed legislation, considering current laws, and testifying about the impact of firearms legislation and regulation. In addition, he frequently teaches groups, ranging from ordinary citizens, law enforcement officers, and lawyers, covering a wide variety of topics, such as current trends and the components of defending or analyzing a deadly force encounter.
Mr. Ciyou is actively involved in shooting sports and has trained at some of the country’s best facilities, such as Gunsite, under the tutelage of renowned instructors. He is a life member of the National Rifle Association, the Second Amendment Foundation, and Safari Club International.