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Former Board of Trustees Member Honored

July 3, 2014

Former Board of Trustees member Robert ‘Bob’ Ames was honored with the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Board of Trustees Medal of Honor. Mr. Ames served on the Board from 2001–2013 and was a founding member of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Board of Trustees.

Mr. Ames was a vital player on the leadership team whose vision and planning also have ensured the law school’s vibrant growth by dramatically increasing the size and credentials of the TJSL faculty, improving program offerings and helping secure membership for TJSL in the prestigious Association of American Law Schools in 2008.  Among Mr. Ames’ crowning achievements is helping bring about the new, vibrant state-of-the-art Thomas Jefferson School of Law campus that the school took occupancy of in January of 2011.

A lifelong resident of San Diego, Mr. Ames has practiced as an attorney at his law firm, DLA Piper (formerly known as Gray, Cary, Ames & Frye) for the past 45 years. He received a BA in Economics from Pomona College and an MBA and an LLB from Stanford University. Mr. Ames served two years as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Infantry, and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America Mr. Ames is no stranger to being honored by the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. In December 2010 he was awarded an honorary degree at the law school’s fall graduation.

Congratulations to Mr. Ames for receiving the Board of Trustee Medal of Honor.