David M. Rief, JD, M.A. '13
Associate Attorney, Cauley Pridgen, P.A.
Kinston, North Carolina
“I went to law school with the goal of working in municipal law. At Regent, I found a joint degree program that was a perfect fit. With an additional year of online classes, I was able to earn both a JD and a Master of Arts in Government. This combination provided me with a deeper understanding of the interplay between law and politics, increased my credibility as a government attorney, and helped me secure a successful and rewarding career while making a difference in the lives of my neighbors and surrounding communities.”
Andrew Kartchner, JD '13
Law Clerk; Senior Judge James Teilborg, United States District Court for the District Court of Arizona; Phoenix, Arizona (2014-2015)
Law Clerk; The Honorable Gail A. Randall, Administrative Law Judge, U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration; Washington, D.C. (2013-2014)
“I make it my personal mission to show the legal world that Regent offers a top-notch legal education and produces lawyers who are highly skilled in their profession and have integrity in their conduct. My goal is to inspire every attorney, judge, and client I meet to seek out Regent alumni when they are looking to hire a lawyer.”
Maxwell Thelen, JD '12
Law Clerk, Circuit Judge Daniel A. Manion of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
South Bend, Indiana
“I am very grateful to have been afforded the opportunity to serve as Judge Manion's law clerk. Seeing the federal appellate judicial process firsthand has been an unparalleled learning experience. I believe that Regent prepared me for this job through opportunities to hone my writing and research skills in core classes and on the Regent Law Review. Most importantly, the culture at Regent helped me to learn to work humbly, diligently, and excellently and to live with the same grace I have received."
Adeline Allen, JD '11
Contracts and Torts Professor, Trinity Law School
Santa Ana, California
“I love teaching; I sense I am really living out my legal calling. So much of my teaching style and philosophy is modeled after that of Regent Law deans and professors. I love equipping my students for their calling with the gift of teaching the Lord has given me.”
Nathaniel Pierce, JD '08 & Gabriel McCoy, JD '11
Founding Attorneys, Pierce/McCoy
In March 2013, Nat and Gabe launched Pierce/McCoy in the Waterside Area of Downtown Norfolk. They have established their firm as one that integrates honesty and integrity into a field characterized by aggressive hard work. When advising clients, Nat and Gabe prioritize principled and ethical council, and allow their faith to be a guiding factor in how they shape their firm.
Lina Sophat, LL.M. in American Legal Studies '11
Associate, Corporate Law, Bun & Associates
Phnom Pehn, Cambodia
"One of the things Lina enjoyed most about Regent Law was its devoted community of faculty and students who genuinely cared about each other. "I had always prayed about going to a Christian law school. My experience at Regent exceeded my expectations."
Kristen Jurjevich, JD '10
Associate Attorney, Business Law and Litigation, Pender & Coward Attorneys and Counselors at Law
Virginia Beach, Virginia
“Regent really prepares students to face the legal field’s constant changes. The professors teach you how to research. Even though I never took business law classes that might be helpful now, I’ve been given the tools to find the answers I need.”
Shaheryar Gill, LL.M. in American Legal Studies '09
Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice
Norfolk, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
“Regent Law is a memorial for me because the faculty and staff are dedicated to not only to academics, but also humility, truth, and justice. They helped shape me into the faithful servant that God has called me to be.”
Kyle Westaway, JD '07
Founding Partner, Westaway & Co.
Writer, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, and Huffington Post
Lecturer, Harvard Law School
“My time at Regent was pivotal for me, not just due to the quality legal education, but because it gave me a space to truly consider my calling. It was at Regent where I was able to consider how I could play my small role in the social justice movement.”
Bobby Maddox, JD '01
Of Counsel Attorney, Kemp Smith Attorneys at Law
El Paso, Texas
"One thing I want to stress to any prospective law student is this: you're at a time of life where there are a lot of unknowns about your future that may seem pretty scary. Seek God first always, and trust Him to guide you in the path He wants to take you on. That may include a calling to serve Him as an attorney or a legal advisor. As part of its overt and clear commitment to raise up Christian leaders to change the world, Regent provides an environment that indeed encourages its students to abide in Christ, but it will also take your active commitment to abide in Christ for your legal calling to truly be fulfilled in your life, if indeed that is what God is calling you to do."
James M. Smith, JD '98
Founding Attorney, Smith Law Group, LLC
"I found that studying the law under professors like Craig Stern and James Duane developed in me a love for the law and the Lawgiver that other schools choose to ignore. I'm not only a better lawyer for it; I'm a better husband, father, and follower of Christ for it as well."
E. Todd Wilkowski, JD '98
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Baker Concrete Construction, Inc.
“I was absolutely impressed with Regent and the caliber of people I met. There’s an amazing spirit about Regent when you walk on the campus. You just feel God’s peace there. Unlike other law schools, there is no ‘zero sum’ mentality. At Regent, students encourage each other to do their best and fully prepare to fulfill their vocation rather than compete against each other.”
“One of my greatest joys in life is to mentor and develop young people so they can successfully discern God’s calling on their life and glorify Him by serving Him in the legal sector with their unique gifts and talents.”
Bradley Knox, JD '94
Vice President and Counsel, Aflac
“Some of my best experiences came wrapped in circumstances I wasn’t expecting. When making career decisions, think broadly and be open to non-traditional opportunities. Mentally prepare for lots of ‘no’s’, but remember: God has a plan for you.”
Teresa Hammons, JD '88
Presiding Judge, Virginia Beach General District Court
Virginia Beach, Virginia
“I would put Regent up against the finest law schools. Regent provided me with a top-notch legal education. Quality academic instruction is required of any law school, but Regent went a step further by providing faculty and staff who genuinely cared for and supported the students.”