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 NC 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.
Brenée W. Orozco. Brenée received her Bachelor’s Degree from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York in 2001. She relocated from New York to Sherwood, Arkansas where she earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law in 2005. Upon moving to North Carolina in the winter of 2007, she began to study for the North Carolina Bar Exam and was licensed to practice law in 2008. Her main area of practice is Abuse, Neglect and Dependency. However, she has experience in practicing in other areas of Civil Law in addition to experience in practicing in Criminal Law. As a former President of the Bar Exam Committee of the Young Lawyer’s Division of the NCBA, she tutored applicants as they studied to pass the North Carolina Bar Exam. Each year, since around 2010, Attorney Orozco has served as a scoring juror during competitions. She also serves on the NCMTP Board.
Rachel Mosser. Rachel was born in Ontario, Canada and in 2002 her family relocated to Greenville, SC. She attended The University of South Carolina – Columbia for her undergraduate degrees, where she double majored in Criminal Justice & Criminology and English in 3.5 years, graduating May 2017. Rachel then attended Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, where she graduated with her Juris Doctor in May 2020. Since graduation, Rachel has practiced personal injury law at Maginnis Howard.
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.
Jason E. Taylor. Jason graduated from Hobart College in Geneva, NY and American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. In 1993, Jason commenced his legal journey in Charlotte and later co-founded a firm in the spring of 1996. In April 2005, he established The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, with offices in Charlotte, Hickory, Columbia, South Carolina, Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Greenville, North Carolina.
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.
Eric Richardson. Eric coached local high school mock trial teams for many years before becoming a Regional Coordinator, and graduated several students to go on to compete in college mock trial. He is the owner of ER Law, a boutique litigation firm with offices in Greensboro and Reidsville. ER Law litigates matters in Personal Injury law, Criminal law and Family law. For more information visit https://erlaw-nc.com/.
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.
Kathryn Martin. Kathryn lives in the Raleigh area and is a practicing corporate attorney for a leading cybersecurity software company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, in 2012 and her law degree from the University of Richmond in 2015. She has been involved in various mock trial competitions, both high school and collegiate level, for over 10 years.
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 fourth year as Salisbury Regional Coordinator.
Darrin Jordan. Darrin practices law at Whitley Jordan Inge & Rary, P.A. in Salisbury, NC. He a North Carolina native and earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and accounting from Catawba College in 1987 and graduated from Campbell University School of Law in 1990.
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.