Board of Trustees
Hon. Edwin Meese III, Trustee Emeritus
Mr. Denny Jones, Chairman
Atlanta, GA/Maryland/Destin, FL
Hon. Joseph H. Arnall, Treasurer
Hon. Ronald W. "Ronnie" Chance, Secretary
Mrs. Kathy Barco Jossim
Mr. Harold Cunliffe
Mr. Tim Jones
Mr. Michael G. Riley
Mr. Emerson Russell
Mr. John Whelchel
Mr. E. Gay Mayfield
H. Eric Dial, Program Director
H. Eric Dial serves as Program Director for Southeastern Legal Foundation, an Atlanta-based public interest law firm founded in 1976. Eric established the Development office for the Foundation in 1997, designing and implementing strategic programs which have enabled the Foundation to become a national leader in public interest law and policy development.
Eric was elected to the Town Council in Tyrone, Georgia in 2007 and is now serving his second term as Mayor. He also represents his county as the mayoral representative to the Atlanta Regional Commission where he sits on the Governance Committee, the Atlanta Regional Workforce Development Board, and chairs the Strategic Relations Committee. Eric joined the Southeastern Legal Foundation from the office of U.S. Rep. Mac Collins (R-GA), where he served in both the Washington and Georgia offices. A graduate of several leadership programs, Eric holds several leadership positions in his community. He received a B.A. in Political Science from Georgia State University.
Todd G. Young, Executive Director
Todd Young serves as Executive Director for Southeastern Legal Foundation, an Atlanta-based constitutional public interest law firm founded in 1976. He has served with the Foundation since 1994, directing policy, outreach and media relations programs. In 2003, he was named one of Georgia's "16 to Watch: On the Rise Under 40" in the Daily Report, the state's daily legal newspaper.
Todd helped author the landmark unemployment insurance study stimulating more than $1.75 billion in tax cuts in five SE states. Listed since 1998 in The Heritage Foundation's Guide to Public Policy Experts, he is published regularly in national newspapers and magazines and appears on television news and radio programs. He is a Newsmax Contributor with a regular column appearing twice a month. He received a B.A. in English from Davidson College, Davidson, NC, and a J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law.
Kimberly S. Hermann, General Counsel
Kimberly S. Hermann is General Counsel for Southeastern Legal Foundation, an Atlanta-based constitutional public interest law firm and policy center. Kimberly is committed to promoting individual liberty, the rule of law, and accountability in government. Her years of working in private practice and for an international accounting firm provide practical experience for both civil litigation and financial issues. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C., the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the Sixth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, and Georgia Trial and Appellate Courts. She has testified before the Georgia legislature on election law issues.
While in law school, Kimberly served as a law clerk for SLF. She is a member of the Georgia State University College of Law Alumni Council. Kimberly received a B.S. in Finance and a Masters in Accountancy from Wake Forest University, and is a licensed CPA. She graduated magna cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law. She is a member of the Federalist Society.
Laura Jean Coker is a Staff Attorney for Southeastern Legal Foundation, an Atlanta-based constitutional public interest law firm and national policy center. Before joining SLF, she served as Policy Counsel for the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform, where her experiences provided a policy perspective on legal matters. She is a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law. While in law school, she interned at The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies in Washington, D.C. She received a B.A. in both Political Science and Communication Studies from Chapman University. She is a member of the Federalist Society.
Harry W. MacDougald, Caldwell, Propst & DeLoach, LLP, Atlanta, GA
Harry MacDougald is a litigator and appellate attorney with more than 20 years of experience. Rated an AV Preeminent attorney, Harry has participated in a number of successful cases with SLF, including Supreme Court litigation involving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and climate change rules, American Electric Power vs. Connecticut, and cases involving the U.S. Census and race-based school admissions. He received a B.A. from Brown University and J.D., cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law.
Steven G. Bradbury, Dechert, LLP, Washington, DC
Steve Bradbury is a nationally known litigation partner with extensive constitutional and administrative law experience. He served as head of the Office of Legal Counsel (“OLC”) for the U.S. Justice Department from 2004-2009, serving as acting assistant Attorney General from 2005-2007. He served as a law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas on the U.S. Supreme Court. Rated an AV Preeminent attorney, he represented Southeastern Legal Foundation as co-counsel in a Supreme Court case challenging EPA’s greenhouse gas rules for stationary sources under the Clean Air Act — Southeastern Legal Foundation v. EPA (U.S. Sup. Ct.). He has authored an amicus brief on behalf of SLF challenging the EPA’s Clean Power Plan as executive overreach in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. He received a B.A. from Stanford University and J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was honored with Order of the Coif and served as articles editor of the Michigan Law Review.
Prof. L. Lynn Hogue, Georgia State University College of Law Professor Emeritus
Prof. Hogue is a constitutional law professor and national security law author and teacher who currently heads the Foreign-Trained Lawyers LLM Program at Georgia State College of Law. He served twice as SLF’s chief executive officer, and was instrumental in the legal censure of President Bill Clinton for lying under oath and obstructing justice in an ongoing federal lawsuit. He retired as a Lt. Colonel from the United States Army Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He received an A.B., magna cum laude, from William Jewell College, a Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Tennessee, and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law.
John J. “Jack” Park, Jr., Attorney, Of Counsel, Strickland Brockington Lewis, LLP, Atlanta, GA
Jack Park is a litigator and appellate attorney who has worked with SLF on a number of important Supreme Court appellate briefs. He served as Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General for the State of Alabama from 1995-2007. He was Visiting Legal Fellow in the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation from October 2009 through October 2010. Jack served as Special Assistant to the Inspector General for the Corporation for National and Community Service, the umbrella organization for the AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Learn and Serve America programs from 2007-2009. He retired as a Major from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where he served both active duty and Reserve. He received a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a JD from Yale Law School.
Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter LLP, Atlanta, GA/Washington, DC/Birmingham, AL
Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter LLP (“KMCL”) is an environmental and energy law firm with offices in Atlanta, GA, Washington, DC., and Birmingham, AL. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms ranks the firm in the top tier in its category. KMCL has worked as co-counsel with SLF in a number of important Supreme Court cases, including a successful challenge against EPA’s greenhouse gas rules for stationary sources under the Clean Air Act — Southeastern Legal Foundation v. EPA (U.S. Sup. Ct.), and currently as co-counsel in SLF’s challenge against EPA’s so-called “Waters of the United States” rule under the Clean Water Act.