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Board of Directors
M. Gordon Widenhouse, Jr., President. Gordon has been involved in the CCCE since its inception. Host Director for the 2015 National High School Mock Trial Championship in Raleigh, Gordon also serves as Coordinator for the State Finals each year. As a partner with Rudolf, Widenhouse & Fialko, he focuses primarily on civil and criminal appellate litigation in federal and state courts, on post-conviction practice, and on criminal defense litigation; learn more at http://rudolfwidenhouse.com/.
Rebecca J. Britton, Vice President/Treasurer. Rebecca has been involved in the CCCE since the 1990s, coaching a team at Westover HS in Fayetteville prior to joining the CCCE Board. She serves as the Regional Coordinator for the Fayetteville competition site, which her firm, Britton Law, sponsors. In her practice, Rebecca focuses on personal injury and medical malpractice litigation; find out more at http://www.brittonlawfirm.com/.
Richard A. Manger, Secretary. Rich has been involved with the CCCE since the beginning, overseeing scoring/tabulation as well as serving as the Regional Coordinator for High Point. In his practice, Rich focuses on personal injury, wrongful death, and workers' compensation law.
Adrienne Blocker. A long-term member of the Board, Adrienne has served as co-Regional Coordinator in High Point and a frequent judge at other regional sites. She practices personal injury law at her private practice, Law Offices of Adrienne Blocker. Find out more at http://blockerlawnc.com/.
Christine Scheef has been involved in the mock trial program for many years, in positions ranging from State Coordinator, to Regional Coordinator, to Nationals Advisory Committee member. She works as a staff attorney with the North Carolina School Boards Association. Christine's husband, Justin, serves as the CCCE Webmaster.
Brooke Schmidly has been involved in the mock trial program since she competed herself in high school. She currently coaches the Asheboro High School team and serves on the CCCE Board. A JAG officer in the USAF Reserve, Brooke practices civil litigation and criminal defense law in Asheboro. For more information, visit http://www.msrlawyers.com/.
Mark Sumwalt. Mark Sumwalt has supported the mock trial program for many years; he frequently judges at the Charlotte Regional site, which his firm, Sumwalt Law, sponsors. As Senior Partner, Mark practices civil litigation, focusing on workers' compensation, personal injury, and social security disability cases. For more information, visit http://www.sumwaltlaw.com/.
Brad Bannon. A national champion "mocker" in high school, Brad is now an attorney with Cheshire, Parker, Schneider & Bryan , Brad's practice areas include criminal defense and appeals in NC and federal courts. For more information, visit http://www.cheshireparker.com/our-lawyers/brad-bannon.
Bill Powers, ex officio member. As President of NCAJ, Bill serves a one-year term on the CCCE Board of Directors. As managing partner with Powers McCartan, Bill focuses his practice on criminal defense, DWI, DUI, and traffic offenses. For more information, visit http://www.powersmccartan.com/bill-powers/.
David J. Henson, ex officio member. As Vice President of Communications for the NCAJ, David serves a one-year term on the CCCE Board of Directors. An attorney with Henson Fuerst, David focuses his practice on eminent domain and land condemnation. For more information, visit http://www.lawmed.com/attorneys/david-s-henson/.