Regional Coordinators organize and oversee the Regional competitions in early February. On the day of competition, Regional Coordinators lead judge orientation, welcome teams and family members, deal with issues that arise, conduct the Awards ceremony, and meet with the Regional champion concerning advancement to State finals. In all of these activities, they work in concert with the Site Coordinators.
We are very grateful for the investment these volunteers make in the lives of the students. Without their diligent service, our program would not be possible. Thank you!
Rebecca Britton. Rebecca has been involved in the NCAJ High School Mock Trial Program since the 1990s, coaching a team at Westover HS in Fayetteville prior to joining the NCMTP 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 brittonlawfirm.com/. She also serves on the NCMTP Board as President.
Jordan C. Godwin. Jordan practices law at Britton Law in Fayetteville, NC where he focuses primarily on litigation matters. A native of Fayetteville, Jordan earned his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Methodist University in 2017. After graduating from Methodist, Jordan attended law school at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, where he graduated in 2020.
Holden B. Clark. Holden practices in Gaston County, NC at Holden B Clark, Attorney at Law PLLC. He graduated with honors from Charlotte School of Law in 2013 where he was the Captain of the Trial Advocacy Team. He has served as NCMTP Regional Coordinator for over five years.
Ivana Hughes. Ivana is an attorney practicing in Shelby, North Carolina. Ivana received her bachelor of arts degree in Political Science and a minor in English from Gardner-Webb University. While at Gardner-Webb, Ivana was a member of the track and field and cross-country team. After college, Ivana attended law school at the University of Alabama where she graduated with pro bono honors. During law school, Ivana was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity and the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society. Ivana grew up in Augusta, Georgia and is excited for the opportunity to call North Carolina home. Ivana is avid Alabama Football fan and enjoys screaming for the Crimson Tide. In her free time, Ivana enjoys spending time with family, friends, running, hiking, and other outdoor activities.
Meredith Hinton. Meredith is a personal injury lawyer at Ricci Law Firm in Greenville, NC. She focuses her practice on car accidents, motorcycle collisions, truck accidents, personal injury, and related matters. Meredith remains heavily involved in the legal community, serving as the Membership Co-Chair and the New Lawyers Division Liaison for the Auto Torts Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. This is her first year as Greenville Regional Coordinator. For more information, visit riccilawnc.com/attorneys/meredith-s-hinton/
Mary Ann Hollocker. Mary Ann teaches criminal justice at Brevard College in Brevard, NC. She received her Ph.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law and her B.S. from Loyola University of Chicago. She has served as NCMTP Regional Coordinator for several years.
Blia Vang. Blia practices law at BV Law Firm, in Hickory, NC, where she focuses on personal injury, worker’s compensation, social security disability, bankruptcy, criminal, and traffic matters.
Richard A. Manger. Rich has been involved with the NCMTP since the beginning, overseeing scoring/tabulation as well as serving as the Regional Coordinator for High Point. In his practice at Manger Law Firm, Rich focuses on personal injury, wrongful death, and workers’ compensation law. For more information visit https://mangerlaw.com/. He also serves on the NCMTP Board as Vice President.
Drew Haywood. Drew practices law at The Law Office of Drew Haywood in Durham, NC. He grew up in Asheboro, North Carolina, and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was the recipient of the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship Award. At UNC, he served as the Undergraduate Student Attorney General. Drew attended law school at Emory University, in Atlanta, where he was a member of Law Journal as well as a participant in the Trial Techniques Program. His interest in the law began when he was a participant in the NC Mock Trial Program in high school. He was a member of the first-ever Mock Trial team at Asheboro High School, and won a state championship, advancing to nationals under coaches Steve Schmidly and Andy McVey. He has served as Regional Coordinator for 4 years and serves on the NCMTP Board.
Rebecca Ugolick. Rebecca is an Associate with Howard Stallings‘ Personal Injury practice. She has experience litigating claims for wrongful death, personal injury, and a broad range of civil litigation before state and federal courts, including cases involving vehicle accidents, (civil and criminal) professional negligence, premises liability, and products liability. She has also litigated numerous cases involving complex insurance coverage issues on behalf of property owners. In addition, Rebecca represents clients in business litigation cases, having represented numerous entities from small area businesses to large financial institutions and corporations in matters including contract and intellectual property disputes. She also has extensive experience in other areas of litigation, such as trusts and estates. Rebecca has represented clients in all phases of litigation, including jury and bench trials, arbitrations, mediations, hearings, depositions, and written appeals before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and North Carolina Supreme Court. Rebecca received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science cum laude from West Virginia University and her Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University. She is a member of her local and state bar associations and an active member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Rebecca is licensed to practice law in North Carolina State Courts as well as all Federal Courts in the State of North Carolina.
Christine Scheef. Christine 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 Assistant Litigation Counsel with the North Carolina School Boards Association. Christine is on the NCMTP Board and Christine’s husband, Justin, serves as the NCMTP Webmaster.
Lindsey Granados. Lindsey practices law at The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC. She received law degree from Stetson University College of Law. She currently serves as Vice President for the Wake Women Attorneys and the President of the Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers. Lindsey has served on several committees with the WCBA, and previously served the vice-chair for the CLE committee. She has been involved with mock trial for over a decade now!
John Basinger. John received his law degree from Campbell University School of Law in 2003. He focuses on criminal law and family law at his law practice in Salisbury, NC. Learn more at https://www.johnbasingerlaw.com/. This is his third year as Salisbury Regional Coordinator.
John H. Anderson, Jr. John practices law at McGuireWoods LLP in Wilmington, NC. He is an experienced commercial litigator who has represented businesses and individuals in a wide range of litigation matters. He focuses on commercial litigation, particularly concerning financial services where he represents business clients in a variety of mortgage, banking and commercial litigation matters. He has served as NCMTP Regional Coordinator since 2011.