• Adeline Allen

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

    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.

  • Zachary Cormier

    B.B.A., Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico
    J.D., Pepperdine University School

    Professor Cormier focused his J.D. studies and research on Constitutional Law and the relationship between faith, law, and government. Upon graduation, Professor Cormier joined the civil defense firm of Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris and Sisk P.A. in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he focused his practice on employment related cases. Professor Cormier’s passion for education and research has led him to Trinity Law School, where he teaches Constitutional Law and Civil Procedure.

    Professor Cormier is married to Regina Cormier, a wonderful teacher and soccer coach. Professor Cormier and his wife have very much enjoyed becoming parents over the past year, as they welcomed Tristan Matthew Cormier into their family this past December.

  • Christopher Kall

    B.A., San Diego State University
    M.A., University of Southern California
    J.D., University of San Diego

    Associate Dean

    Christopher Kall serves as the Associate Dean at Trinity Law School and as the Director of the Center for Human Rights. In these roles, Dean Kall provides academic support and advisement to students, oversees the Legal Writing and Career Planning programs, and directs Spiritual Development initiatives. In addition, Dean Kall also manages all activities of the Center for Human Rights which include the summer Human Rights programs, research fellowships, and an annual writing competition. Dean Kall is a former trial attorney with experience practicing in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death litigation.

  • Myron Steeves

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

    Dean of Trinity Law School

    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.

  • Craig Hawkins

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

    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.

    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.

  • Patrick Talbot

    B.S., Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
    J.D., Regent University School of Law

    Visiting Professor

    Mr. Talbot teaches International Commercial Law, International Law and Development, and a section of Jurisprudence of the Family. He recently came from South Korea, where he taught at Handong International Law School (HILS) for seven-and-a-half years, and is headed this summer to Indonesia.

    Professor Talbot (along with his wife and six children), has been active in ministry throughout his career. He started Miami Urban Family Ministry in early 2000, and then served several years with Greater Miami Youth for Christ in reaching Miami’s neighborhoods and families.  In 2005 the Talbots became “legal missionaries” serving international students at HILS in South Korea. His work included discipleship, and training students in a Christian, service-oriented worldview of law.

    Professor Talbot is an active member of the Florida Bar, International Law Section, where he serves as regional editor for legal news in Korea, and serves on the Legislative and International Litigation and Arbitration Committees. He is admitted in the Southern District of Florida and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as in all Florida State Courts.

    Talbot’s academic publishing includes, “How Swiftly the Carmack Amendment is Washed Away (or Why Justice Sotomayor Was Right in Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. v. Regal-Beloit Corp., 130 S.Ct. 2433 (2010),” Parts I and II (2011), “Social Responsibility in Corporate Investing” (2012), and “Concerning Summary Repatriations of Sex-Trafficking Victims out of Cambodia,” Parts I and II (expected Spring and Fall 2013). Talbot was in private practice for over eleven years prior to teaching, and has a broad range of experience in both litigation and transactional work. His practice areas generally include commercial and international litigation, insurance coverage, admiralty and aviation, subrogation, immigration and asylum issues, customs and international carriage of goods cases, and occasional insurance. Clients included Lloyds of London, Commercial Union Insurance, Thomas Miller, Inc., & Sentry Insurance.

  • Dana C. Clark

    BA, Point Loma College
    JD, Western State University College of Law

    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.

  • Adeline Allen
  • Zachary Cormier
  • Christopher Kall
  • Myron Steeves
  • Craig Hawkins
  • Patrick Talbot
  • Dana C. Clark
  • Adeline Allen
  • Zachary Cormier
  • Christopher Kall
  • Myron Steeves
  • Craig Hawkins
  • Patrick Talbot
  • Dana C. Clark
The professors at Trinity not only teach case-law but provide “real-life” situations to apply to the case-law, making learning more interesting.

James, current student