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Faculty

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

The faculty of Lincoln Law School consists of judges and lawyers from the Sacramento legal community. Their practical experience provides context for the substantive material they teach, highlighting for the students the day-to-day application of the law. The students not only receive a realistic view of law practice but also have available highly qualified practitioners to act as mentors and role models.

Hon. Bunmi Awoniyi

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.

Anisha Basi

Workers’ Compensation; B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; J.D., Southwestern Law School; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 2012; faculty member since 2017. Professor Basi is currently in private practice specializing in workers’ compensation.

Hon. Michael Bowman

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.

Jessica Cheong

Legal Analysis; B.Com, University of the Witwatersrand; L.L.B, University of the Witwatersrand School of Law; admitted to practice in the Northern Province of South Africa in 1997; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 2011; faculty member since 2012. Professor Cheong is currently the Law Librarian at Lincoln Law School of Sacramento and is in private practice.

Harry Colombo

Trial Advocacy; Moot Court and Advanced Legal Research and Writing; 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. Professor Colombo is currently a retired Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice, Office ofthe Attorney General.

Tamiya Davis

Laws and the Judicial System of the United States; 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. Professor Davis is currently staff counsel with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Hon. Laurie Earl

Criminal Law 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

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

Fred Galves

Civil Procedure; BA Colorado College; J.D. Harvard University; admitted to practice in Colorado State and Federal Courts, 1988; faculty member since 2018. Professor Galves is currently in private practice specializing in litigation.

Hon. Steven Gevercer

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; faculty member since 2004. Judge Gevercer is currently a judge for the Sacramento County Superior Court.

Robert Gold

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. Professor Gold is currently an Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney in the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. In 1993, he received an award for Outstanding Victim Service, and in 1996 he was named Sacramento County Prosecutor of the Year.

Stephen Grippi

Introduction to Legal Studies; 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 Chief Deputy in the Sacramento County District Attorney’s office. In 2002, was named Sacramento County Prosecutor of the Year.

Cory Irish

Legal Analysis; B.A., University of California, Davis; J.D., Lincoln Law School of Sacramento, Salutatorian; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 2015; faculty member since 2016. Professor Irish is currently staff counsel with the California Energy Commission

Lisa Kobayashi

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

Administrative Law and Real Property; 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.

Frank Meyer

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 a retired Supervising District Attorney in the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.

Kyle Monson

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.

Hon. Troy Nunley

Business Associations; 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 Parisi

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 a retired Public Defender from the Sacramento County Public Defender’s office and is currently in private practice.

Heath Langle

Wills and Trusts; B.A., San Francisco State University; M.A., University of Phoenix; J.D., Lincoln Law School of Sacramento; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 2006; faculty member since 2019. Professor Langle is currently in private practice specializing in estate planning, probate, conservatorship and probate and trust litigation.

Raymond Rouse

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, Torts; B.S., Santa Clara University; J.D., Santa Clara University 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 General.

Kathleen Schramm

Legal Writing; B.S., National University; J.D., Lincoln Law School of Sacramento, Valedictorian. Admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts in 2009. Professor Schramm is currently in private practice specializing in employment law, family law, and estate planning.

Selvi Stanislaus

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 Chief Executive Officer of the Franchise Tax Board for the State of California.

Hon. Jill Talley

Remedies; B.A., Rutgers College, New Brunswick; J.D., Pepperdine School of Law; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 1995. Faculty member since 2012. Professor Talley is currently a Judge for Sacramento County Superior Court

William Wright

Constitutional Law; J.D., Lincoln Law School of Sacramento; admitted to practice in California State and Federal Courts, 1983; faculty member since 1984. Professor Wright is currently in private practice in Sacramento practicing employment law and civil rights litigation.

Filomena Yeroshek

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.