Alumni Profiles

Our Alumni are Impacting the World

Kristen Waggoner

Kristen Waggoner 1997

Senior Vice President & Senior Counsel | Alliance Defending Freedom
Scottsdale, AZ

Under her leadership, ADF has prevailed as lead counsel in eight U.S. Supreme Court victories, including Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

“Regent was the only law school I considered because of its unique mission and caliber of graduates. My professors taught me that when you have great adversity, you also have great opportunity. That’s something I get to live out every day as I strive to make a difference.”

E. Todd Wilkowski

E. Todd Wilkowski 1998

Partner | Frost Brown Todd, LLC
Member, Regent Law Board of Visitors
Cincinnati, OH

“I’ve managed various functions for a billion-dollar company and also served several family-owned and privately held businesses. My goal is to operate as a ‘get to yes’ legal advisor, protecting company assets and addressing risk issues with immediate and positive returns. It was at Regent that I specifically learned that there should be no dichotomy between our professional occupation and our vocational calling.”

Bradley Knox

Bradley Knox 1994

Vice President & Counsel | Aflac, Inc.
Member, Law Alumni Board
Washington, D.C.

“Regent Law gave me a high-quality education delivered by passionate professors who brilliantly integrated biblical principles into a rigorous curriculum. The collegiality of professors and peers also stands out. I can’t imagine you get that blend at any other ABA-approved school.”

Lina Sophat

Lina Sophat 2011

Associate | Bun & Associates
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

“As an associate at a leading law firm in Cambodia, I get to provide innovative and high-quality legal advice and services to domestic and international clients. It really does help change the world when you’re faithful to represent your field with excellence.”

Gregory Wilhelm

Gregory Wilhelm 1999

Owner, Principal | The Law Offices of Gregory E. Wilhelm, PC
Chairman, Law Alumni Board
Former Texas Trial Court Judge
Statewide Board President, Texas Court-Appointed Special Advocates, Inc.
Midlothian, TX

“When I re-entered private practice, my firm sought candidates whose reputations exemplified premier legal skills and the ability to zealously represent clients. We also looked for professionals who demonstrated superior ethics and character. I am honored to say that I found such candidates at Regent’s School of Law.”

Jordan Sekulow

Jordan Sekulow 2009

Executive Director | American Center for Law and Justice
Visiting Fellow | Oxford University at Harris Manchester College
Washington, D.C.

“Regent University School of Law prepared me for the work I do today and provides the basis for new professional endeavors. My legal education gave me the integration of faith and practice — of conviction and compassion — and a commitment to excellence in all that I pursue. I encourage you to consider Regent as your choice.”

Judge Steven Rogers

Judge Steven Rogers 1995

Circuit Court Judge | Fifth Judicial Circuit Court
Ocala, FL

“In choosing Regent, it was the faith-based application for the study of law that really appealed to me … No one else was going into Sir William Blackstone’s Commentaries and talking about how our laws were founded on the Bible. I have a firmer foundation and more holistic view of the law.”

Farnaz Thompson

Farnaz Thompson 2007

Associate University Counsel | University of Virginia
Member, Regent Law Board of Visitors
Charlottesville, VA

“The  Regent Law faculty set a standard of excellence and cared deeply about our spiritual and academic growth. Instead of competing against each other, my classmates and I were committed to helping each other succeed. Some of my classmates became lifelong friends who continue to inspire me.”

Shawn Tuma

Shawn Tuma 1999

Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Co-Chair | Scheef & Stone, LLP
Dallas, TX

“At Regent Law, you have a unique opportunity to compete with people who are driven for a purpose and a cause, and to show excellence in all you do. My goal in my practice is to carry forward this standard. This will help me continue to influence and advance cybersecurity law to solve problems that we haven’t even thought about yet.”