The Brain Trust

The Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management brings today’s lawyers face-to-face with some of the foremost experts in their fields. Baylor has assembled a national brain trust consisting of leading edge litigation specialists, seasoned general counsel, accomplished judges, top litigation professors, and nationally recognized thought leaders.

For one week each trimester, you have the opportunity to learn from the best in the nation—from all over the nation:

James E. Wren

Professor Jim Wren knows how to talk to juries, and he knows how to teach law students and young lawyers to talk to juries. Professor Wren graduated with a J.D. cum ... Full Bio

Judge James E. Kinkeade

The honorable James E. Kinkeade serves on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Full Bio

Robin Wakefield

Robin Wakefield is a tenured, full professor teaching Business Intelligence, Business Analytics and Quantitative Research Methods in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. Full Bio

Charles Stanton (Stan) Perry

Stan Perry’s practice spans the gamut of product liability and mass tort litigation, where he is known in particular for his defense of clients in toxic tort matters (in particular, benzene). Full Bio

Chris Schultz

Christopher M. Schultz serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Level 2 Legal Solutions, where he leads engagements teams assisting clients with a full range of electronic discovery and litigation readiness projects. Full Bio

Steven M. Geiszler

Steven Geiszler is U.S. Chief Intellectual Property Litigation Counsel for Huawei, one of the world’s largest technology companies. Full Bio

Elizabeth M. Fraley

Elizabeth M. Fraley joined the faculty of the Baylor Law School as a full-time professor in Fall 2015. Professor Fraley, a prominent Dallas trial lawyer, teaches in ... Full Bio

Rory Ryan

Professor Ryan teaches Federal Courts and consults across the country on appeals and complex litigation. Full Bio

Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Chief Judge Rodney Gilstrap sits on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and presides over one of the largest and most active civil trial dockets in the nation. Full Bio

Michael Morrison

Mike Morrison thought he was destined for the life of a Marine and was attending the University of Oklahoma on a Navy scholarship. He found his plans changed after he... Full Bio

Stacie Petter

Dr. Stacie Petter teaches introductory analytics courses to graduate students in the Hankamer School of Business. Full Bio

Robert Parker

Robert Parker has nearly 30 years of experience as a litigation attorney in ITC and IP litigation, commercial litigation, and ... Full Bio

Gerald Powell

During his undergraduate days at Baylor University, Professor Gerald R. Powell was a top debater. He reigned as champion of the Southwest Conference and qualified for ... Full Bio

Violet Sullivan

With a background in both litigation and transactional law, Professor Violet Sullivan is an experienced cybersecurity and privacy attorney who provides expert guidance to corporate clients nationwide. Full Bio

Kyle Dreyer

Professor Dreyer is an accomplished trial lawyer who has managed and tried complex litigation across the United States. Full Bio

David Dial

Dial leads his firm’s nationally recognized Construction Litigation Practice and is the counsel of choice among major players in the construction industry. Full Bio

Nick Groombridge

A partner in the Litigation Department of Paul Weiss, Nicholas Groombridge focuses exclusively on intellectual property litigation matters. Full Bio

Stephen Boyd

Boyd is an attorney with Shackelford Melton McKinley and Norton... Full Bio

Laura A. Hernández

Laura A. Hernández joined the faculty of Baylor Law School in 2008 following 11 years as a litigator. She teaches Immigration Law, Insurance Law, Civil Rights ... Full Bio

Ben Ostapuk

Ben Ostapuk is Vice President, Director of Patent Litigation for Intel Corporation. Full Bio

Cliff Hutchinson

Cliff Hutchinson retired in 2018 as a litigation partner at K & L Gates LLP, with over 35 years of experience in litigating complex commercial and personal injury cases, particularly cases involving scientific and evidentiary issues. Full Bio

Holly Hernandez

Holly Hernandez is an attorney with over twenty years of professional legal experience serving as in-house counsel to small, technology start-ups as well as multi-national conglomerates and publicly- traded companies. Full Bio

Keith Calcote

Keith Calcote is an experienced trial lawyer and Head of Litigation at Motiva Enterprises, LLC, a Houston-based subsidiary of Saudi Aramco in the oil refining and marketing business. Full Bio

Chad A. Hanson, Ph.D.

Mr. Hanson is a Senior Legal Specialist, Intellectual Property Litigation, for Medtronic, plc.Before joining Medtronic... Full Bio