• Adeline Allen

    J.D., Regent University School of Law
    B.S., University of California, Los Angeles

    Assistant Professor

    Adeline Allen joined the Trinity Law School faculty in 2011. Professor Allen teaches year-long Contracts and Torts classes to first-year law students. She additionally serves as faculty advisor to the Trinity Law Review and sits on the law school Admissions Committee.

    After attaining her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in 2004, Professor Allen taught English as a Second Language before attending law school on a full academic merit scholarship at Regent University School of Law. While in law school, she was part of the honors track and served as the Executive Editor of the Regent University Law Review. She attained her Juris Doctor degree in 2011.

    Professor Allen was admitted to the California Bar in 2011. She is a member of Christian Legal Society and the Federalist Society. Professor Allen and her husband are active members of the Bridge, a Foursquare church in El Segundo, California. Professor Allen sings in the worship team at church, and enjoys reading, ballet, and dark chocolate desserts.

  • Myron Steeves

    J.D., Georgetown University
    B.A., Biola University

    Dean

    Myron Steeves is the Dean of Trinity Law School in Santa Ana, California where he has served as a law professor since 1997. A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Dean Steeves has practiced in areas of general business, real estate and insurance coverage litigation, and currently advises non-profits, particularly churches. Dean Steeves frequently speaks on issues including the integration of faith and law, legal careers as tools for Christian ministry, law and public policy, and law and theology.

     

  • Dana C. Clark

    J.D., Western State University College of Law
    B.A., Point Loma College

    Associate Professor

    Professor Clark is an Orange County native. Growing up in the City of Anaheim, he graduated from Anaheim Union High School. He then attended Point Loma College in San Diego where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science. He twice published while studying at Point Loma College before earning his degree. Thereafter, he earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from Western State University, College of Law in Fullerton while working full-time for the in house counsel operation of State Farm Insurance Companies. During his time as a student at Western State, Professor Clark was on the Law Review where he again was published. While in law school he also served as an officer both in student government and in his law fraternity, was active in moot court, and served as a teaching assistant.

    After having passed the California Bar Examination, he first was engaged as an attorney at the firm of Parker, Stanbury, McGee, Babcock and Combs where he began his practice in civil litigation and appeals. Thereafter, he was a senior associate trial attorney at the Law Offices of Richard J. Wianecki; house counsel for Safeco Insurance Companies. In 2007, Professor Clark left Safeco to open his own private practice where he has continued to practice civil litigation and appeals. He has also expanded his practice into the areas of transactions, contracts, and estate planning. He has been AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell for over 10 years, and began serving as a Temporary Judge for the Orange County Superior court over 12 years ago.

    During the same time, Professor Clark has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Western State University, College of Law and at Trinity Law School, and an Adjunct Professor at Concordia University, Irvine where he currently serves as a lead course instructor in two of their courses. He instructs classes at Concordia University, Irvine including Business Law and Ethical Principles of Successful Businesses. At the law school level, Professor Clark has taught courses including Torts, Contracts, Wills, Trusts, Remedies, Products Liability, Professional Responsibility, Ethics, Logic and Advocacy, Legal Writing, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Civil Litigation Skills. During his time as an Adjunct Professor at Trinity Law School he once again published an article in their Law Review.

    Professor Clark joined the full-time faculty at Trinity Law School in August, 2013 as an Associate Professor, and is emphasizing his instruction in the areas of Torts and Remedies. He is also active in the community where continues to serve the Orange County Superior Court as a Temporary Judge and is currently the Chairman of the Council of Elders at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Orange, California.

  • Dr. Thaddeus Williams

    Ph.D., Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam
    M.A., Talbot School of Theology
    B.A., Biola University

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Thaddeus Williams began serving the Trinity Law School community in 2013. His Jurisprudence and Legal Institutions and Values courses challenge students to integrate their study of law with the distinctives of a biblical worldview, while meaningfully engaging the various philosophical and political ideologies that shape law and public policy.

    Professor Williams earned his Ph.D. in Theology with highest honors at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, and holds an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from Talbot School of Theology. His books include Love, Freedom, and Evil (Rodopi, 2011), and The Exchange (AIMBooks, 2013), along with multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals, magazines, blogs, and books. He serves as editor of the annual virtue edition of the Journal of Christian Legal Thought, a lecturer for the Blackstone Legal Fellowship, a Senior Fellow of the TruthXChange Thinktank, and a teaching pastor at TerraNova Church. Professor Williams has taught internationally, including Francis Schaeffer’s L’Abri Fellowships in Holland and Switzerland, and currently teaches Systematic Theology at Biola University. He lives in Orange County with his wife and three daughters. 

  • Loyst Fletcher

    J.D., College of William and Mary
    B.A., Hampton University

    Adjunct Professor

    Loyst P. Fletcher is experienced at all levels of litigation, from preliminary analysis and strategy through settlement, trial and when necessary, on appeal. His firm regularly represents clients in federal and state courts in California, Nevada, Michigan and throughout the country and has a proven track record of obtaining extraordinary relief for his clients.

    While Professor Fletcher’s expertise in the courtroom is unparalleled, he is acutely aware that his clients’ objectives are sometimes better attained through alternate strategies. Thus, he is equally familiar with a variety of arbitration and mediation forums.

    Professor Fletcher’s clients range from emerging companies to entrepreneurs, professionals, hourly employees and artists. He has represented businesses and individuals involved in entertainment, technology, media, real estate, financial services and consumer products.

    Consistent with his focus on employment and complex litigation, Professor Fletcher has extensive experience in consumer and employment class action litigation, has played a significant role in large and complex class cases, and currently serves as class counsel representing consumers and employees across California. At Trinity Law School, he teaches Evidence and Civil Procedure.

  • Donald Roberts

    J.D., Western State College of Law
    M.B.A., California State University, Fullerton
    B.S., California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

    Adjunct Professor

    Professor Roberts is a Los Angeles County native. Growing up in Hacienda Heights, he graduated from Los Altos High School. He then attended Cal Poly Pomona where he earned two Bachelor of Science Degrees in Information Systems and Business Administration. He then attended CSU Fullerton earning his MBA. Thereafter, he earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from Western State University, College of Law in Fullerton while working full-time as a Systems Analyst at Beckman Instruments. During his time as a student at Western State, Professor Roberts was on the Law Review where he was published. While in law school he also served as an officer both in Christian Legal Society and in his law fraternity, was active in moot court, and graduated Magna Cum Laude as class Salutatorian.

    After having passed the California Bar Examination, he began his own practice in civil litigation. Thereafter, he was a senior associate attorney at the Law Offices of Philip L. Hummel, IV for 15 years. Now Professor Roberts is back in his own private practice where he has continued to practice civil litigation and Estate Planning.

    In Spring 2014, Professor Roberts became an Adjunct Professor of Law at Trinity Law School. He instructs classes in Contracts and Wills, Trusts.

    Professor Roberts is also active in the community where continues to serve the the Boy Scouts of America, the Christian Legal Society and the Trusts and Estates section of the Orange County Bar Association. He is a member of the Pacifica Synod council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and former congregation council president at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fullerton and Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rowland heights.

  • Roy Comer

    J.D., Western State College of Law
    B.A., University of California, Irvine

    Adjunct Professor

    Roy Comer received his Juris Doctor in 1978 from Western State University, College of Law, where he served as both Executive Editor and Associate Editor of the Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree in Social Ecology from University of California, Irvine.

    Mr. Comer is a sole practitioner in Newport Beach and has been rated AV by Martindale Hubbell from his first year of eligibility. His practice of over 35 years has been nearly equally balanced between representing plaintiffs and defendants, particularly focusing on major personal injury litigation (including auto, premises, products liability, professional liability, and wrongful death) as well as representing individuals and businesses in litigation involving business, probate and real estate disputes.

    Mr. Comer began teaching as an Adjunct Professor at Trinity University College of Law in Santa Ana in 2003. He has taught Civil Procedure, Remedies, as well as Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics.

    He is a regular speaker at the annual “Last Dash” and “Bridging the Gap” seminars (and is a former chair of that committee) and has been a featured presenter at seminars for the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) since 1980 on topics such as “Starting Your Own Law Office,“ “Beginning the Client Relationship Ethically,” “Making Your Way Through Court,” “Common Sense Rules of Trial Advocacy,” “Improving Your Deposition Skills,” “Developing Your Discovery Plan,” “Courtroom Communication Skills,” “The Last 100 Days Before Trial,” and other topics related to client relations and civil litigation.

    He is a Co-Chair of the OCBA College of Trial Advocacy and is the primary compiler of the syllabus used in that course. He has served as a Delegate to the State Bar Convention, and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the OCBA. He is the Former President of the Orange County Barristers (now Young Lawyers Division). He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the OCBA and serves on many committees, including the Education Committee, the Bridging the Gap committee and the Mandatory Fee Arbitration committee.

    He has served as a Temporary Judge and on the Arbitration Panel for the Orange County Superior Court for over 20 years. He is a member of the Peter M. Elliott Inn of the American Inns of Court. He is also a member of Daniel’s Inn and he serves as an Elder at Voyagers Bible Church in Irvine, California.

  • Ryul Kim

    J.D., Western State College of Law
    B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

    Adjunct Professor

    For over 30 years, Ryul Kim has specialized in U.S.-Korea legal matters, serving as an advocate, arbitrator, mediator, consultant, educator, and expert witness in both transactional and litigation matters valued from a few thousand dollars to nine figures. Professor Kim teaches the ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) class and Mediation Clinic courses at Trinity Law School and also serves as an arbitrator and mediator for ADR Services, Inc. and the Orange County Superior Court.

    Professor Kim has received many awards, including the Alliance Defense Fund (Honor Guard) for 500 Hours Pro Bono Services, The Wiley Manuel Award Recipient for Pro Bono Services, and State Bar of California Board of Governors Award for Pro Bono Services. In addition to the California State Bar Association, he has received membership and recognition from the U.S. Court of International Trade, Orange County Bar Association College of Trial Advocacy (Civil), and the National Litigation Academy in London, England. He has also spoken and written on a wide variety of legal topics with U.S.-Korea cross-border implications.

    He founded and served as Executive Co-Chair of the Korea Law Center at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, where he created and implemented the fellowship program for visiting Korean jurists in 2009. As a founder of the U.S.-Korea Law Foundation, he hosted the annual U.S.-Korea Law Day, which has been held at KIA corporate headquarters in Irvine since 2011.

  • Jesse Randolph

    J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    B.A., University of California, Riverside

    Adjunct Professor

    Professor Randolph has been practicing law in Orange County for 12 years. He is a Partner in the Orange County office of Tyler & Bursch, LLP, and also serves as Senior Legal Counsel to Advocates for Faith and Freedom.

    Outside of his teaching at Trinity Law School, Professor Randolph’s law practice focuses on all aspects of civil litigation, including commercial, business, real estate, labor and employment, and religious freedom litigation. He also provides pre-litigation counsel to clients on commercial, business, real estate, labor and employment, and religious freedom matters.

    Professor Randolph attended the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law, where he graduated, with honors, in 2002. While at Hastings, he was a Senior Staff Member of the Hastings Law Journal.

    Before attending law school, Professor Randolph received his B.A. in Political Science, with honors, from the University of California at Riverside.

    Outside of his teaching and law practice, Professor Randolph enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, serving in his local church (Compass Bible Church – Huntington Beach), and blogging at www.faithinbrief.com.

    Lora S. Friedman

    J.D., Trinity Law School
    B.S. Chapman University

    Adjunct Professor

    Lora S. Friedman attained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Chapman University with a major in Criminal Justice. Thereafter she attended Trinity Law School where she earned her Juris Doctor Degree. While attending Trinity Law School she participated in the Roger J. Traynor Moot Court Competition, was the Editor-in-Chief of the Trinity Law Review and served as the President of the Associated Student Body. She was also the recipient of three Trinity Scholar Awards, and was honored at her graduation ceremony by receiving the Law Student of the Year Award.

    Professor Friedman’s areas of practice include general civil litigation and appeals, estate planning, probate and business litigation. Professor Friedman accepted a position at Trinity Law School as an Adjunct Professor in the Fall of 2013 and has instructed classes in Civil Procedure, Civil Litigation Skills and Legal Writing.

  • Stephen Shepard

    J.D., Western State College of Law
    B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

    Adjunct Professor

    Stephen Shepard joined the Trinity Law School faculty in 2011 and teaches Contracts to first-year students. With a strong background in litigation, he practices in the areas of business law, real estate litigation, probate court matters and estate planning.

    Professor Shepard attends Refuge, a Calvary Chapel in Huntington Beach, where he and his wife, Bari, provide pre-marital counseling, coordinate the annual Married Couples Retreat, and participate on the after-service prayer team. He also enjoys surfing, mountain biking and chess.

  • Lloyd Tooks

    J.D., Howard University School of Law
    B.A., Whittier College

    Adjunct Professor

    Lloyd Tooks is a California native, born and raised in San Diego. Upon graduating from San Diego High School, he attended Whittier College on a football scholarship. After graduating from Whittier College, he attended Howard University School of Law, receiving a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, cum laude. He was also a member and officer of the Howard Law Journal.

    After graduation from Howard, Professor Tooks was selected to be a law clerk for the Honorable James M. Carter, Circuit Judge, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. After his one-year clerkship, Professor Tooks was hired as an associate attorney with the then-San Francisco law firm of Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro. After two years with Pillsbury he left to become a founding partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Sanders & Tisdale. Four years later, he began his career as a sole practitioner in San Diego, specializing in federal court litigation concerning employment discrimination and constitutional issues. From 1985 through 2000, Professor Tooks was also a lecturer and trainer for employers regarding employment discrimination law and workplace diversity.

    Professor Tooks began his career as an adjunct professor of law at Trinity in 1998, teaching the Employment Discrimination Law course. He continues to teach that course while also continuing his federal court litigation practice.

  • Bethany Taylor

    J.D., Chapman University School of Law
    B.A., University of Central Arkansas

    Adjunct Professor

    Bethany Taylor is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Central Arkansas where she was a “scholar athlete” and captain of the volleyball team. She graduated cum laude from Chapman University School of Law where she attended on a full merit scholarship.

    While in law school, Professor Taylor was a judicial extern to Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw of the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. She was also named an Academic Fellow for Constitutional Law and Property Law and was selected as a legal research assistant for a member of the Chapman Law School faculty. Professor Taylor also completed an internship for the District Attorney’s office in Bowie County, Texas. She then began her legal career in the arena of medical malpractice defense where she developed expertise in the area of complex civil litigation in multi-million dollar jury trials.

    Professor Taylor now practices at the prestigious family law firm, Seastrom & Seastrom. Since joining Seastrom & Seastrom, she limits her practice to family law matters. At Trinity Law School, Professor Taylor teaches Legal Research and Writing.

  • Eric D. Mackey-Fitzgerald

    J.D., Trinity Law School

    Adjunct Professor

    A native of Orange County, Eric D. Mackey-Fitzgerald graduated from Trinity Law School in Santa Ana. During his time at Trinity, Professor Fitzgerald served as Editor-in-Chief of Trinity Law Review. He served as an intern for a Social Security attorney in San Diego, California before working as a clerk for a family law attorney in Garden Grove, California. It was during his clerkship that he realized family law was his calling.

    Professor Fitzgerald practices family law in Garden Grove and volunteers as a family law attorney with the Christian Legal Aid Office. At Trinity Law School, he teaches Legal Research and Writing 1 and 3.

  • Craig Hawkins

    M.A., Simon Greenleaf University 
    M.A., Trinity Graduate School 
    M.A., Claremont Graduate University
    B.A., University of California, Irvine 

    Visiting Scholar for the Center of Human Rights

    Professor Hawkins has taught at Trinity for a number of years. Classes he has taught include Jurisprudence, Ethics and the Profession, Bioethics and the Law, Human Rights, and Legal Institutions and Values. In 2014, he became the Visiting Scholar for the Center of Human Rights.

    He is involved in a number of ministries outside his TLS teaching responsibilities, including hosting a radio program titled “Living by the Word” (airing in southern California on Sundays from 10pm-12am on 99.5 FM) and an online program titled “The College of Theology”. He is the founder and president of Apologetics Information Ministry (A.I.M.) and has hosted and co-hosted many other radio programs centered on themes of apologetics, biblical teaching, and faith & culture. He has also published on religious occult movements.

    Professor Hawkins has taught at Biola University, Concordia University, Simon Greenleaf University, with the Talbot Institute of Biblical Studies (TIBS), and other institutions, on apologetics, cults, epistemology, ethics, jurisprudence, legal institutions and values, logic, the occult, relativism, religious pluralism, theology, worldviews, and related issues.

  • Bryan Kazarian

    J.D., Western State College of Law
    B.A., California State University, Fresno
    A.A., Orange Coast College

    Adjunct Professor

    Bryan R. Kazarian is an adjunct professor at Trinity Law School.  He also specializes in criminal and personal injury law.  His practices are predominately in the Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties.  Professor Kazarian obtained his undergraduate degree from California State University, Fresno while participating in the University’s football program on an athletic scholarship. Professor Kazarian then attended Western State University College of Law in Fullerton California and earned various honors such as American Jurisprudence Awards, Cum Laude, and Dean’s List and served on the Law School’s newspaper as a Law Review honors recipient before graduating in 1990. Professor Kazarian spent over six years as a prosecutor beginning with the Juvenile Division and ending up in the elite Gang Unit assigned to a specialized gang enforcement team. During his time as a prosecutor, Professor Kazarian spoke at high schools, community colleges and served on a city’s School Attendance Review Board for monitoring the attendance of students in local elementary and high schools.

    As a prosecutor, Professor Kazarian handled high-profile cases such as white collar embezzlement, attempted murder, elder abuse/poisoning, child molestation, jewelry store takeover robbery, various forms of hate crimes and of course gang crimes. As a Criminal Defense Attorney, Professor Kazarian has defended clients facing a variety of criminal statute violations such as burglary, grand theft, vandalism, vehicle theft, automotive “Chop Shop” crimes, DUI, driver’s license crimes, drug possession/sales amongst others. From these forums, Professor Kazarian has acquired a wealth of experience as a criminal attorney.

    In addition, Professor Kazarian has spearheaded the creation and administration of the Trinity Law School/Orange County Rescue Mission’s partnership for the pro bono Legal Clinic and Mobile Legal Clinic and currently serves as the lead professor for the Trinity Mobile Legal Clinic.

  • Joy Statler

    J.D., Trinity Law School

    Associate Director of Clinical Programs

    After receiving her bachelor’s degree in history, Joy Statler went on to attend Trinity Law School and graduated with her JD in 2006. While a student at Trinity, she was a staff editor of the Trinity Law Review, served as student body president, and interned at the Pacific Justice Institute.

    Shortly after graduating from law school, Professor Statler became an admissions counselor at Trinity and later the staff attorney of the Christian Legal Aid Office. At the Christian Legal Aid Office, she primarily practiced family law, including custody and guardianship cases and domestic violence restraining orders, in addition to other civil matters. In 2010, Professor Statler became the supervising attorney of the Trinity Law Clinic at the Orange County Rescue Mission. The law clinic operates as an internship for Trinity students to receive hands-on practice experience while serving the residents of one of the largest long-term homeless shelters in America. Presently, Professor Statler works as a liaison with the other clinical programs of Trinity to provide more top-notch internship opportunities and create other organizational partnerships to enhance the experience of Trinity students while the programs provide valuable legal services to the local community and beyond.

  • Steven Adamian

    J.D., Loyola Law School
    B.S., Cal Poly Pomona

    Adjunct Professor

    Steven Adamian has a passion for advising nonprofit organizations and churches. In addition, Professor Adamian has a broad range of transactional and litigation experience that includes estate planning, employment and business litigation, drafting and negotiating contracts, and trial advocacy. While in law school, Professor Adamian served on the Entertainment Law Review.

    Professor Adamian volunteers with Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles, which provides free legal counsel to the poor.

  • Michael L. Parker

    J.D., McGeorge School of Law
    B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

    Adjunct Professor

    Michael L. Parker is an adjunct professor at Trinity Law School, where he teaches Insurance Law, Professional Responsibility and Remedies.

    Professor Parker received his J.D. from McGeorge School of Law, and his B.A. in History from UCLA. Professor Parker has over 25 years experience practicing insurance coverage, real estate and business litigation in State and Federal Courts.

    Professor Parker has also provided pro bono representation in Constitutional and Civil Rights litigation involving Free Speech and Free Exercise of Religion issues. Professor Parker’s research interests include global issues in Defamation, Privacy and International Human Rights Law.

    Professor Parker and his family attend the Evangelical Free Church in Cypress, California.

  • Timothy Lickness

    J.D., Southwestern University School of Law
    B.A., Whitworth University

    Adjunct Professor

    Tim Lickness grew up in Pasadena, California. Before attending law school, Professor Lickness enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in both Korea and Vietnam as an infantry platoon leader.

    Professor Lickness was an in-house lawyer for insurance companies for 36 years and now practices plaintiff personal injury and business litigation in San Diego, California. His career included many years as a trial attorney before he became a senior claims executive for nearly ten years. Most recently, he served as General Counsel to a regional insurance company and its reinsurance subsidiary. As General Counsel, he was responsible for a wide range of corporate legal matters, including employment law, corporate governance, contracts, intellectual property, licenses including all software, and regulatory compliance. He oversaw all non-policy corporate litigation including extra-contractual and bad faith litigation with significant corporate exposure. Professor Lickness was selected by the San Diego Daily Transcript as one of San Diego’s Top In-House Lawyers in 2008.

    Prior to his insurance practice, Professor Lickness was Trial Counsel to the U.S. Army’s Special Processing Detachment responsible for representing the government in Special Courts-Martial for the Eighth Army at Fort Ord, California. There, he tried over fifty courts-martial to completion.

    Professor Lickness continues his involvement with the military in his spare time, as he volunteers as a regular Bible instructor at USMC Camp Pendleton, California with the Navigators Military Ministries.

  • Maryam S. Farvid

    J.D., Southwestern Law School
    B.S., University of California, Irvine

    Adjunct Professor

    Maryam S. Farvid is an Orange County native with a diverse background. She is a business litigator who passionately represents individuals and corporations in cases involving various claims, including trade secrets, fiduciary duties, fraud, contracts, and intentional interference torts.

    Prior to attending law school, Professor Farvid earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine, where she also taught courses in programming, writing and the social impact of technology. She routinely utilizes her technical background in legal matters involving privacy and intellectual property issues.

    Upon graduating law school, Professor Farvid worked in Sports and Entertainment for a few years, including at the sports agencies of Leigh Steinberg and Warren Moon. She later joined a civil litigation firm in downtown Los Angeles, where she defended churches in business, general liability and nonprofit religious corporation matters throughout California and the Midwest. She then spent two years in the Midwest where she enjoyed snowy winters and completed a Judicial Clerkship in Cook County, Chicago.

    While earning her J.D. from Southwestern Law School, Professor Farvid served on the board and was President of the Consumer Attorneys Association and American Association for Justice chapters of her law school for three years. Professor Farvid continues to be active in her community and currently serves in the Legal Aid ministry at Saddleback Church.

     

  • Alexandra Snyder

    J.D., Trinity Law School

    Director of Academic Support

    Alexandra Snyder serves as Director of Academic Support at Trinity Law School. Prior working for Trinity, Alexandra started The Justice Clinic, a non-profit legal aid clinic providing pro bono legal services to underserved women and families in Sacramento. She has also worked with a number of non-profit organizations that assist survivors of human trafficking, including Courage Worldwide and Zoe’s Children.

    Alexandra has a background in public policy, having served as Legislative Counsel to a California Member of Congress, working in both Washington, D.C. and the Sacramento area. In this capacity, she handled a wide array of legislative and policy issues, including constitutional law and the protection of human rights. Alexandra coordinated a number of regional public forums and congressional field briefings to raise awareness of the problem of sex trafficking and to foster collaboration between community partners to combat the trafficking of children in California.

    Before attending law school, Alexandra was the Executive Director of a community pregnancy center in Southern California, where she led efforts to open a home for young women in crisis.

    She has produced and co-hosted talk radio programs in Los Angeles, Colorado Springs, Sacramento, and Washington DC, often speaking on human rights and the protection of human dignity.

    Alexandra received her JD from Trinity Law School and is a member of the California State Bar. She has two grown sons and is married to John Snyder.

  • Andrew McCarron

    J.D., Western State College of Law
    B.A., California State University, Long Beach

    Adjunct Professor

    Andrew McCarron is an experienced real estate and business litigation attorney and is currently a member of the firm of Harbin & McCarron. Professor McCarron is a Temporary Judge for the Orange County Superior Court. He also lectures for Continuing Education providers, including the Orange County Bar Association College of Trial Advocacy. At Trinity Law School, he teaches Contracts, Uniform Commercial Code and Property.

  • Robert Grant

    J.D., University of La Verne College of Law
    M.Div, Promise Christian University
    B.S., Excelsior College

    Adjunct Professor

    Robert Grant practices at the Law Offices of Robert Grant with offices in San Bernardino and Pomona. He is a certified specialist in workers’ compensation law and also concentrates in employment law. Professor Grant is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as the Federal Central District of California and the State Bar of California, since 2001. Professor Grant joined the Trinity faculty as an adjunct professor in 2012 and teaches workers’ compensation law and contracts. He is also an ordained minister who teaches and preaches internationally.

  • Melanie Nichols

    J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
    B.A., College of William and Mary

    Head of Legal Research and Writing

    Melanie Nichols graduated cum laude from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, with a Bachelor’s degree in history.
    Professor Nichols graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law where she was a member of the Order of the Coif. In law school, she was president of the Christian Legal Society and a member of the Federalist Society.
    While in law school, she was a Blackstone Fellow with Alliance Defending Freedom, she worked as a Summer Law Intern at the Department of Justice, and interned for Senator John Cornyn on the Immigration Committee in the Senate.
    Following law school, she clerked for Judge Raymond W. Gruender on the Federal Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit for two years. She then clerked for Judge David R. Hansen, also on the Federal Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit for a year and a half before he retired.
    At Trinity, Professor Nichols is the head of the Legal Research and Writing department. She lives in Burbank with her husband, dog, and cat.

  • Julie Resner

    J.D., Trinity Law School
    B.A., Hope International University

    Adjunct Professor

    Following a career as a high school English teacher, Julie Resner earned her Juris Doctor degree from Trinity Law School. While in law school, she served as staff editor of Law Review, participated in the Roger J. Traynor Moot Court Competition, and interned at the Office of the Attorney General, Civil Law Division. She also received the American Jurisprudence award in multiple classes including Constitutional Law and Legal Research and Writing.

    In addition to teaching at Trinity Law School, Professor Resner is a solo-practitioner focusing on elder law issues and serves as President of the Board of the Christian Legal Aid Office. She is passionate about providing pro bono assistance for the impoverished and enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

     

  • Mark C. Allen

    J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
    B.A., Grinnell College

    Adjunct Professor

    Mark C. Allen III has over twenty years of experience in alternative energy, real estate, environmental and land use law. His clients include national real estate developers; hotels; schools; churches; financial institutions and local governments. Professor Allen is one of a small number of attorneys with experience in the particular land use issues of nonprofits and religious institutions. He has been involved in environmental ligation, land use issues, alternative energy siting and environmental remediation projects for many years.

    Professor Allen has taught the Environmental Law and Administrative Law classes the Trinity for many years. He has also taught on environmental law issues to lawyers though state local and national organizations. He is a published author and lecturer on real estate and environmental issues affecting public, non-profit and religious organizations.

    Professor Allen received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School, and is an honors graduate of Grinnell College.

    He has been active in California State Bar committees, including the Public Law and Environmental Law Sections, and the State Bar select committee on the courts. He is actively involved in national and community organizations.

  • Neil Rodgers

    J.D., Western State College of Law
    B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

    Adjunct Professor

    Neil Rodgers has practiced law privately in areas of bankruptcy, Chapter 11 reorganizations, workouts and debtor-creditor law. He has represented clients in all facets of bankruptcy practice, including service as a Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustee and counsel to trustees. He formed and advised business entities and handled business litigation in state and federal courts in addition to advising corporations on merger & acquisition matters and representing corporations in securities and IPO cases. Professor Rodgers also handled family law matters and served as special bankruptcy to the Orange County Tax Collector from 2006-2010.

    Professor Rodgers has taught at Trinity since 2001. He has taught many electives, as well as doctrinal courses, in Business Organizations, Constitutional Law, Torts, Contracts, Professional Responsibility, Criminal Procedure, and Community Property. He also coaches Trinity’s interscholastic Moot Court team and provides consulting to Trinity alumni who are building bankruptcy practices.

  • Kenneth McDonald

    J.D., Western State College of Law
    B.A., California State University, Long Beach

    Adjunct Professor

    Kenneth McDonald has always had two great passions as a child, baseball and the law. After realizing that his true gifts were in law, he went to law school.

    During his law school days, Professor McDonald was hired by then Assistant District Attorney of Los Angeles County, Johnnie L. Cochran (O.J. Simpson fame) to work full-time in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Hardcore Gang Unit, where he was one of the first law clerks hired in the newly formed unit. After passing the California Bar Exam, Professor McDonald was led to work in the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office, where he had a mission to represent the indigent and needy members of our society.

    Professor McDonald has worked for over thirty three years in the Public Defender’s Office rising to the level of Senior Trial Attorney, handling the most complex Capital Cases. He also had another great passion, which was to influence the young. He therefore is fulfilling that passion by teaching Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Death Penalty at Trinity Law School and formerly Simon Greenleaf Law Schools. He has taught for over 23 years, receiving Professor of the Year Award, and currently assists Trinity’s Criminal Law Association as their faculty advisor. He often helps the students in their preparation for Moot Court in the statewide and national competitions.

    Professor McDonald is active in the community. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Long Beach Bar Foundation and works with Project Shortstop, a nonprofit community-based education and criminal diversion program for at-risk juveniles in the greater Long Beach area and surrounding communities. He teaches students how to pass the California Bar Exam for a Bar Review Program, called “Barwinners.” He frequently speaks to school children in the greater Long Beach area, and can be found from time to time leading groups of students from Trinity or public schools on tours of the new Long Beach Courthouse, where he speaks to the students about his role as a Public Defender.

    Professor McDonald is married and has two beautiful daughters. He attends and serves at Saddleback Church, Lake Forest.

  • Ronald Larson

    J.D., University of California, Davis
    B.A., California State University, Fullerton

    Adjunct Professor

    Ronald Larson has been with Trinity Law School since 1999, teaching courses in business organizations and professional responsibility. He is a partner with the Irvine law firm Grant, Genovese & Baratta, LLP, where he practices business litigation. Professor Larson’s clients include real estate developers, corporations, partnerships, entrepreneurs, contractors, manufacturers and numerous other businesses throughout Southern California.

    From 1996 to 2006, Professor Larson also served as trial counsel as a Judge Advocate in the United States Army Reserve.

  • Bruce Harbin

    J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law
    MBA, Oral Roberts University
    B.S., Oral Roberts University

    Adjunct Professor

    Bruce Harbin is a partner in the firm of Harbin & McCarron, emphasizing a real estate and business law practice. Prior to attending law school, Professor Harbin was a real estate broker and owner of Harbin Real Estate Schools. A member of the California Bar, Professor Harbin is author of legal articles on topics including fair housing, ethics, real estate contracts, and arbitration. At Trinity Law School, he teaches Property, Real Estate Transactions, and Contracts.

  • Michael Peffer

    J.D., Simon Greenleaf School of Law
    A.A., Orange Coast College

    Adjunct Professor

    Michael Peffer spent the first ten years of his adult life pursuing pastoral ministry. Thereafter, God opened the doors for ministry through the law.

    In his early adult years, Professor Peffer worked in various pastoral ministries at churches in California, as well as a church in Ontario, Canada. He worked in insurance claims for over 12 years prior to and during the time he was attending law school at Simon Greenleaf University, now called Trinity Law School, in Santa Ana where he graduated Cum Laude.
    Professor Peffer is currently Senior Counsel for the Pacific Justice Institute and Director of its Santa Ana, CA office. He began practicing law at Lynberg and Watkins in downtown Los Angeles and worked there for two years. He then practiced at McCune & Harber, also in downtown Los Angeles, for seven years. He managed his own law practice, The Law Office of Michael J. Peffer, for nearly 3 years before coming to work for Pacific Justice Institute.

    His work in civil litigation often intersected with religious liberties. This included a case where the plaintiff was arguing that the religious corporation exemption for the California Fair Employment and Housing Act was unconstitutional, a case in which a liturgy teacher in a Catholic school was arguing that the “Ministerial Exception” did not apply to her, and cases where he argued that particular piece of litigation would put the court in the improper position of deciding doctrinal issues.

    Professor Peffer attends Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa and is active in the Men’s Ministry, known as the Iron League. He has also taught classes at the Calvary Chapel Bible College in Costa Mesa.

    He has been married to his wife, Valarie, for over 30 years.

  • Andrew DeLoach

    J.D., California Western School of Law
    B.A., University of California, San Diego
    F.C.A., International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism & Human Rights

    Adjunct Professor

    Andrew DeLoach earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Literature/Writing from University of California, San Diego, where he published several short stories. Afterward, he earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego. While there, he won the 1L Trial Competition, competed with the Trial Team, and served as Vice President of the Federalist Society. He was also awarded the Dean’s Honor List for Bioethics. After law school, Professor DeLoach attended the International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism & Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, and became a Fellow of the Academy. From 2009–2012, he hosted a radio program discussing Christian apologetics, world religions, and the application of legal standards of evidence to historic Christianity.

    Professor DeLoach practiced in civil litigation for several years before opening his own practice specializing in estate planning and probate.

    He teaches courses in Wills, Trusts & Estates; Legal Research and Writing; and Legal Apologetics. He is Professor-in-Residence for the summer International Human Rights program in Strasbourg, France. He is also an adjunct professor at Concordia University Wisconsin, teaching an online graduate course on Bioethics and the Law.

  • Trevor Roberts

    J.D., Trinity Law School
    B.A., California Baptist University

    Adjunct Professor

    Trevor Roberts earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science at California Baptist University and his Juris Doctor from Trinity Law School. Professor Roberts also spent ten years in Taiwan, during which time he studied Mandarin at Taiwan Normal University.


    Professor Roberts is currently an Of Counsel at WHGC, P.L.C. in Newport Beach, a law firm that focuses on intellectual property and international business law. He is also an adjunct professor at California Baptist University where he has taught Master’s courses in Political Economics and Information Technology, and undergraduate courses in International Relations Theory, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Political Philosophy, and several other subjects.

    Prior to beginning his legal and teaching career, Professor Roberts worked at Channel 18 in Los Angeles, where he produced news and talk shows. While in Taiwan, he wrote and hosted children’s programs for radio and television, and served as the Youth Group Leader for the Taipei International Church.

    In his free time, Professor Roberts most enjoys studying and teaching the Word of God at Mission Viejo Christian Church. He also enjoys spending time with his two sons, especially if it involves sports or travel. His oldest son graduated from UCLA with a degree in Neuroscience and is now a third-year earned graduate student at UCI. His youngest son is also a student at UCI, where he is entering his third-year and is majoring in Political Science.


  • Adeline Allen
  • Myron Steeves
  • Dana C. Clark
  • Dr. Thaddeus Williams
  • Loyst Fletcher
  • Donald Roberts
  • Roy Comer
  • Ryul Kim
  • Jesse Randolph
  • Lora S. Friedman
  • Stephen Shepard
  • Lloyd Tooks
  • Bethany Taylor
  • Eric D. Mackey-Fitzgerald
  • Craig Hawkins
  • Bryan Kazarian
  • Joy Statler
  • Steven Adamian
  • Michael L. Parker
  • Timothy Lickness
  • Maryam S. Farvid
  • Alexandra Snyder
  • Andrew McCarron
  • Robert Grant
  • Melanie Nichols
  • Julie Resner
  • Mark C. Allen
  • Neil Rodgers
  • Kenneth McDonald
  • Ronald Larson
  • Bruce Harbin
  • Michael Peffer
  • Andrew DeLoach
  • Trevor Roberts
  • Adeline Allen
  • Myron Steeves
  • Dana C. Clark
  • Dr. Thaddeus Williams
  • Loyst Fletcher
  • Donald Roberts
  • Roy Comer
  • Ryul Kim
  • Jesse Randolph
  • Lora S. Friedman
  • Stephen Shepard
  • Lloyd Tooks
  • Bethany Taylor
  • Eric D. Mackey-Fitzgerald
  • Craig Hawkins
  • Bryan Kazarian
  • Joy Statler
  • Steven Adamian
  • Michael L. Parker
  • Timothy Lickness
  • Maryam S. Farvid
  • Alexandra Snyder
  • Andrew McCarron
  • Robert Grant
  • Melanie Nichols
  • Julie Resner
  • Mark C. Allen
  • Neil Rodgers
  • Kenneth McDonald
  • Ronald Larson
  • Bruce Harbin
  • Michael Peffer
  • Andrew DeLoach
  • Trevor Roberts
Every class begins with a prayer. Every person here cares about us as individuals, not just as a law student. They care about our futures as fellow Christians.

Michelle Eaton ’14