Our instructors do more than teach law, they practice it.

Welcome to where the courtroom and the classroom collide, where you’ll learn from distinguished trial lawyers and judges who bring into the classroom what many law schools lack — real-world experience. So, in addition to legal theory and case studies, you’ll get a firsthand glimpse of the constantly evolving legal profession that they live every day. What’s more, they’re also role models, mentors, and partners in your success.

Hon. Bunmi Awoniyi

Professor of Family Law; B.A., University of Essex; J.D., Inns of court School of Law; LL.M., University of Leicester School of Law; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 1991; faculty member since 2015.

Judge Awoniyi is currently a judge for the Sacramento County Superior Court.

Hon. Michael Bowman

Professor of Community Property; B.A., California Polytechnic State University; J.D. McGeorge School of Law; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts. 1988; faculty member since 2014.

Judge Bowman is currently a judge for the Sacramento County Superior Court.

Harry Colombo

Professor of Trial Advocacy and Legal Research; B.A., University of the Pacific; J.D., McGeorge School of Law; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 1981; faculty member since 2006. Currently the Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General.

Tamiya Davis

Professor of Semantics and Legal Logic; B.S., California Polytechnic State University; J.D., Lincoln Law School of Sacramento; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 2004; faculty member since 2008. Currently a shareholder at Rose Law Firm practicing labor and employment law, civil litigation, and criminal law.

Hon. Laurie Earl

Professor of Civil Procedure Pleading and Practice; B.A., University of California-Berkeley; J.D., Lincoln Law School of Sacramento; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts. 1989; faculty member since 2014.

Judge Earl is currently a judge for the Sacramento County Superior Court. In 2013, she received a Ronald M. George Award for Judicial Excellence from the Judicial Council of California and Judge of the Year from the Sacramento County Bar Association. Named Alumnus of the Year in 2005 and 2012.

Hon. Curtis Fiorini

Professor of Evidence; B.S., California State University, Stanislaus; J.D., California Western School of Law; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 1995; faculty member since 2011. Presently, a judge for the Sacramento County Superior Court.

Hon. Steven M. Gevercer

Professor of Civil Procedure; B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; J.D., University of San Francisco Law School; admitted to practice in California and Michigan State and Federal Courts, 1983 and 1984. Today is a Senior Assistant Attorney General with the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General. Named Outstanding Professor of the Year, 2011.

Robert H. Gold

Professor of Criminal Law and Legal Skills; B.A., University of California at Davis; J.D., Lincoln Law School of Sacramento; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 1986; faculty member since 1987. Currently a Deputy District Attorney in the Sacramento County District Attorney’s office. In 1993, received an award for Outstanding Victim Service, and in 1996 was named Sacramento County Prosecutor of the Year.

Stephen J. Grippi

Professor of Introduction to Law; B.A., California State University, Sacramento; J.D., Lincoln Law School of Sacramento; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 1986; faculty member since 1987. Currently Assistant Chief Deputy in the Sacramento County District Attorney’s office. In 2002, was named Sacramento County Prosecutor of the Year.

Heather Kenny

Professor of Real Property; B.A., California State University, Fullerton; J.D., Chapman University Law School; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 2005; faculty member since 2013. Professor Kenny is currently a municipal law attorney in private practice.

Frank Meyer

Professor of Trial Advocacy; B.A., Syracuse University; J.D., McGeorge School of Law; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 1980; faculty member since 1985. Professor Meyer is currently a Supervising District Attorney in the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.

Hon. Troy Nunley

Professor of Business Organizations; B.A., St. Mary’s College; J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 1990; faculty member since 2006. Judge Nunley is currently a United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of California.

Linda M. Parisi

Professor of Criminal Procedure; B.A., University of California, Berkeley; J.D., Lincoln Law School of Sacramento; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 1978; faculty member since 1988.
Professor Parisi is currently a retired public defender from the Sacramento County Public Defender’s office and is currently in private practice. Named Outstanding Professor of the Year at Lincoln Law School in 1999. She has received the annual “Piece of the Rock” award from the Criminal Defense Lawyers of Sacramento and has many publications on topics related to criminal defense.

Robert A. Perry

Professor of Legal Internship; B.A., California State University, Sacramento; J.D., McGeorge School of Law; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 1971; faculty member since 1972. Professor Perry is a retired Senior Trial Attorney.

David Richardson

Professor of Wills and Trusts; B.A., St Mary’s College; J.D., Lincoln Law School of Sacramento; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 1990; faculty member since 2014.

Professor Richardson is currently in private practice specializing in Wills and Trusts litigation.

Raymond Rouse

Professor of Contracts; B.S., California State University, Sacramento; J.D., Lincoln Law School of Sacramento, Valedictorian; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 2005; faculty member since 2006. Professor Rouse is currently a Tax Counsel at the California Franchise Tax Board – Legal Division.

James Schiavenza

Dean and Professor of Torts and Legal Analysis; B.S., University of Santa Clara; J.D., University of Santa Clara School of Law; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 1974; faculty member since 1984.
Professor Schiavenza retired in 2010 from the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice, as a Senior Assistant Attorney; named Outstanding Professor of the Year at Lincoln Law School in 1992, 1997, 2004, and 2009. In 1991, he received the Attorney General’s award for outstanding achievement in litigation and client representation.

Selvi Stanislaus

Professor of Taxation; B.A., Sri Lanka College; J.D., Lincoln Law School of Sacramento; L.L.M. McGeorge School of Law; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 1995; faculty member since 2002. Professor Stanislaus is currently the Executive Officer of the Franchise Tax Board for the State of California.

Jill H. Talley

Professor of Remedies; B.A., Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ; J.D., Pepperdine School of Law, Malibu, CA; admitted to practice in the State of California 12/1/1995; faculty member since spring of 2012. Professor Talley is currently Chief Counsel for the California Governors Office of Emergency Services.

William Forrest Wright

Professor of Constitutional Law; J.D., Lincoln Law School; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 1983; faculty member since 1984. Today, Professor Wright is in private practice with the law firm of Victor A. Bertolani, Inc.; named Outstanding Professor of the Year at Lincoln Law School in 1993.

Filomena Yeroshek

Professor of Professional Responsibility and Advanced Professional Responsibility; B.A. University of California at Davis; J.D., University of California at Davis School of Law; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 1986; faculty member since 1997. Professor Yeroshek is currently employed as Chief Counsel for the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.

Lisa Kobayashi

Professor of Immigration Law; J.D., University of California, Davis, LL.M., Keio Graduate School of Law; LL.B., Keio University; admitted to practice in California State Federal Courts, 2006; faculty member since 2015. Professor Kobayashi is currently in private practice specializing in Immigration Law.

 Hon. Marcie Larson

Professor of Administrative Law; B.A., California State University, Chico; J.D., Lincoln Law School of Sacramento; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 2000; faculty member since 2015. Professor Larson is currently an Administrative Law Judge for the Office of Administrative Hearings, State of California.

Kelly McNertney

Professor of Legal Writing; B.A., University of Iowa, Iowa City; J.D., Lincoln Law School of Sacramento; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 2001; faculty member since 2002. Professor McNertney is currently a staff attorney with the California Department Social Services.

Kyle Monson

Professor of California Healthcare Law; B.A., Hamline University; M.Ed., University of North Texas; J.D., Lincoln Law School of Sacramento, Valedictorian; admitted to practice in California State Court, 2007; admitted to practice in California Federal Courts and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, 2011; faculty member since 2010. Professor Monson is currently Staff Counsel with the California Department of Health Care Services.