Christian Legal Society
2012 Board of Director Candidates

 

Frederick (Rick) W. Claybrook, Jr.
Crowell & Moring, LLP

Professional Experience
Mr. Claybrook is presently a member of the DC-based Crowell & Moring, LLP. He graduated from Wheaton College (Illinois) in 1973 and Duke University School of Law in 1976. He was on the editorial board of the Duke Law Journal.

Rick’s practice has concentrated in procurement law, and he has litigated widely in the federal and state courts, federal boards and agencies, and domestic and international arbitrations. He is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and the State of Ohio, as well as the bars of the United States Supreme Court, several United States Courts of Appeals and District Courts, and the United States Court of Federal Claims. He is a member of the American Bar Association and its Public Contract Law and Litigation Sections. Among other publications, he has authored several law review articles, including Good Faith in the Termination and Formation of Federal Contracts, 56 Md. L. Rev. 555 (1997), and Please Check Your Crystal Ball at the Courtroom Door—A Call for the Judicary in Bid Protest Actions to Let Agencies Do Their Job, 38 Pub. Contract L.J. 375 (2009). He lectures on various legal topics and has been a guest lecturer at the George Washington School of Law.

Rick and his wife, Laurelyn, have three children and three grandchildren. Rick has taught an adult Bible class at his church for over 30 years.

CLS Involvement

Rick has been involved with CLS from his days as a law student. His special interest is in religious freedom litigation, and over the years he has handled both trial and appellate matters on behalf of CLS and the Center for Law and Religious Freedom. For the past several years he has served as the chair of the Board’s Center Committee and has also prepared briefs for the Center, most recently involving religious expression by schoolchildren and the ability of churches to use publicly available space for worship services. Rick has been on the board for the last eight years and was the CLS Secretary for the last two.


Tim O’Hare
The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare

Professional Experience
Tim O'Hare founded The Law Offices of Tim O'Hare, a personal injury law firm, in 2001, after 5 years in private practice. Tim is rated AV/Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell; has a 10/10 rating by Avvo.com; and has been previously named one of the Top Ten Texans of the Year by The Dallas Morning News. Tim was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and graduated from R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton, Texas. Tim attended The University of Texas at Austin, where he received a BBA in Finance in 1991 and lettered on the Longhorn football team. He attended law school at Southern Methodist University, graduating in 1995.

Tim and his wife Christen are members of First Baptist Carrollton. Tim and Christen have two daughters. He has been active in the community for most of his adult life. He is a member of the Dallas Bar Association's Public Forum Committee. He also currently serves on the Budget Committee for First Baptist Carrollton. In addition, Tim recently completed a term as President of the Farmers Branch Rotary Club. He also served the City of Farmers Branch, Texas as Mayor/City Councilman from 2005 - 2011, stepping down to spend more time with his family. 

CLS Involvement
Tim was elected President of the Christian Legal Society - Dallas in May of 2011. While President, attendance at CLS-Dallas monthly luncheons has grown, on average, by 400%. In addition, during his tenure, CLS-Dallas has created a new program mentoring high school students at Lincoln High School in inner-city Dallas, which will include, in 2013, a college scholarship for a Lincoln student funded by CLS-Dallas members.

Tim is also a member of the Alliance Defense Fund (now known as Alliance Defending Freedom) Honor Corps, which comes with the completion of 400 hours of pro bono work benefiting the Body of Christ.


Jennifer Patrick

Professional Experience
Jennifer Patrick maintains a business transactional law practice in San Diego, including general corporate planning and counsel, and legal counsel to churches and religious organizations on religious liberty issues. Jennifer received her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she was awarded a Dean’s Scholarship and a Jurisprudence/CALI Award. She completed her undergraduate degree from UCLA, augmented by U.S. Government coursework at Georgetown University. In 1999, she was the recipient of the Thomas P. Busch Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice. Prior to her career in law, Jennifer was Vice President of Curtiss Advertising & Public Relations, a 50-year strong PR firm where she directed and managed the firm’s west coast commercial development. She also has experience as a crisis interventionist and supervisor at a Christian-based crisis hotline. She holds a certificate in Pastoral Crisis Intervention from the Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) and is a former pro bono SDVLP attorney at the Madge Bradley Family Court’s Domestic Violence Clinic.

CLS Involvement
Jennifer has been actively involved in CLS and serving CLS for many years, both in leadership and stepping in as a mentor for law students and newly practicing attorneys. She enjoys serving on the local boards of two CLS chapters in southern California, where she is the president of the San Diego chapter, and vice president of the Orange County chapter. Jennifer was the founder and coordinator of the CLS 50-Points-of Light Prayer Team, in which hundreds of attorneys have represented their state by participating in prayer for CLS’s ministries, prayer for our nation, and prayer for one another, from all 50 states simultaneously. She currently serves on the national board of Christian Legal Society, where she is the Chair of the Attorney Ministries Committee. Through her travels in which she invites local attorneys to learn more about CLS, Jennifer’s heart is to help her fellow attorneys establish CLS chapters across the country, by assisting them with practical resources and ongoing prayer as they impact their legal communities for CLS. She was involved at the outset in the effort to recognize CLS Chapter Leaders for their demonstrated dedication to CLS by formally honoring them annually at the national conference. Jennifer has spoken at past CLS conferences, and she currently serves on the board of trustees of her church.


Robert Trierweiler
Cru (Formerly Campus Crusade for Christ)

Professional Experience
Bob is a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ where he has served since 2005 as Senior Legal Counsel and Director of Legal Ministries in the General Counsel’s Office. His primary areas of responsibility include domestic and international real estate and corporate and business transactions. He also manages the Faith and Law Around the Globe (FLAG) initiative that is designed to mobilize lawyers around the world to be effective witnesses for Christ. Bob has spoken numerous times within the United States and internationally on topics ranging from environmental issues and legal ethics to balancing priorities between professional success, personal and family life and spiritual growth and the role of lawyers as purveyors of the gospel. Bob began his legal career at Porter Wright Morris and Arthur in Columbus, Ohio. For 29 years he practiced law in private practice and corporate settings primarily in the areas of environmental, real estate, business and corporate law. During that time he served in several capacities including Senior Environmental Counsel for a Fortune 150 company and as Counsel and Manager of Real Estate for a national proprietary educational institution. Bob is a 1976 graduate of The Ohio State University School of Law. He holds a BS degree from Colorado State University in Physical Science.

CLS Involvement
In 1987, Bob Trierweiler was introduced to the Christian Legal Society in Indianapolis, Indiana, by a former board member of the Christian Legal Society, Herb Jensen. During subsequent years he participated in the monthly luncheons. He has been a speaker at a number of attorney chapters and the law school chapters of CLS in the Midwest and Florida. Bob and his wife Janice began working as volunteers at the 2009 CLS Conference in San Diego and have served at the conference every year since. In 2010, Bob was the liaison between Campus Crusade for Christ and CLS and served as a volunteer member of the conference committee. That year he coordinated the efforts of Campus Crusade for Christ to help provide volunteers and equipment for the conference in Orlando. The desire of Bob’s heart is that all lawyers who profess a faith in Jesus Christ will recognize that God has given them positions of influence and the ability to communicate ideas and that, in fulfillment of the Great Commission, they will use those skills and positions to share the gospel message with those in their spheres of influence.

 

Sally Wagenmaker
Mosher & Wagenmaker, LLC

Professional Experience
Sally's practice focuses on providing legal services to nonprofit organizations, including churches and other faith-based organizations. Her firm represents clients owning specialized properties such as houses of worship, schools, and social service centers in real estate matters including property tax exemptions, shared occupancy arrangements, and property transfers. Sally’s corporate and tax work includes development of new tax-exempt entities, providing guidance for effective nonprofit governance, and other operational legal issues. In addition, she regularly advises and counsels the firm’s nonprofit clients on employment matters including contracts, employment policies, unemployment insurance, and compliance with other employment laws particularly as they relate to nonprofit issues such as volunteers and clergy. Sally also regularly teaches on nonprofit law topics including governance issues, tax reporting, legal audits, and real estate issues. She previously worked in legal aid in Chicago’s west side neighborhood of North Lawndale and in other private law firms where she concentrated on employment law.

CLS Involvement
Sally has been actively involved with CLS since law school and is an avid national conference attender. She currently serves as President of her local CLS chapter in Chicago as well as national board member. Both professionally and personally, Sally has worked and volunteered with numerous other community organizations, including the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, the Cabrini-Green Legal Aid Clinic, and the Lawndale Christian Health Center. She is a member of the IRS TE/GE Advisory Council for the Great Lakes Region. Sally also serves as a volunteer mediator with the Center for Conflict Resolution, a state-funded Chicago organization that provides court-referred and other mediation services. Sally is married to Dan Wagenmaker, and they have two children. They are long-time members of Lawndale Christian Reformed Church.

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