Operational Committees

The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms has seven committees. Members are appointed by the Board of Directors. New members can be appointed throughout the year. If you have any comments, suggestions, or helpful information, please feel free to contact the Committee Chair(s).

Nominating Committee

Mission: The Nominating Committee shall have all responsibility for identifying and nominating potential Board members for Board of Directors’ consideration. To the extent practicable, the Nominating Committee shall consider geographic and ethnic diversity as well as diversity of legal practice. How to Join: By invite only. Please contact Robin Wofford for additional information.


Robin Wofford, rwofford@wilsonturnerkosmo.com

Finance Committee

Mission: The Finance Committee shall provide direction to the Board of Directors for fiscal responsibility. As part of its regular duties, the Finance Committee will regularly review the Organization’s revenues and expenditures, balance sheet, investments, and other matters related to solvency; prepare the annual budget for the Board of Directors’ approval; ensure the maintenance of an appropriate capital structure; and oversee the maintenance of policies for the prudent management of organizational finances and investments. How to Join: By invite only. Please contact Lisa Love for additional information.


Lisa Love, llove@loveandlonglaw.com

Membership Engagement & Outreach

This Committee keeps NAMWOLF active and involved within the organization. It assists with new member mentor program, recruiting new members, cross marketing, and website development. The goal is to keep the members active and to improve networking. How to Join: Please contact Andrew Karamouzis or Sandy Sakamoto for information on how to join this committee.


Andrew Karamouzis, akaramouzis@mka-law.com
Sandy Sakamoto, sandy.sakamoto@limruger.com

Advocacy Committee

The NAMWOLF Advocacy Committee is a closed committee appointed by the NAMWOLF Board of Directors and co-chairs who work on the committee in conjunction with NAMWOLF Chair of the Board of Directors Robin Wofford and CEO Joel Stern. The Committee’s dual mission is: (1) to advocate nationwide for the greater inclusion of minority and women owned law firms; and (2) to serve as legal counsel to the NAMWOLF Board of Directors.


Sheryl L. Axelrod, saxelrod@theaxelrodfirm.com
Martin Greene, mpgreene@greeneandletts.com

National Development Committee

The National Development Committee began in 2013 to set the strategy, tone, forms, and structure of the organization in an effort to help NAMWOLF staff members pursue sponsorship and vendorship opportunities. The Committee also assists in obtaining those sponsorship and vendorship funds as coordinated with the NAMWOLF staff members. As overall costs rise and NAMWOLF attracts additional in-house counsel who attend at no cost, sponsorship and vendorship funds become even more important. The meetings are typically held monthly, as well as at the Business Meeting. The membership of the Committee includes board members, law firm members, and corporate in-house members. How to Join: Please contact John Murdock for information on joining this committee.


John Murdock, jm@bpmlawyers.com

Vice Chair

Jennie Salazar

Meetings Committee

The Meetings Committee lays the foundation for the NAMWOLF Business and Annual Meetings. The Committee works to select locations for upcoming meetings. Its leadership is imperative to the success of the meetings, and it works to make sure NAMWOLF continues to raise the bar with its events. How to Join: By invite only. Please contact Elizabeth “Lizz” Patrick for additional information.


Elizabeth “Lizz” Patrick, lpatrick@patricklawgroup.com

Communications Committee


Justi Miller, justi.miller.fmaq@statefarm.com

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