Clinic Faculty and Staff

 

 Caleb Stone

Caleb Stone
Co-Director, The Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic 
Professor of the Practice

Email: [[crstone,Caleb Stone]]

Caleb Stone is a Professor of the Practice at William & Mary’s Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic. While at William & Mary Law, Caleb was a student in the Puller Clinic, PELE Special Education Advocacy Clinic, and Elder Law Clinic. He also worked for the William & Mary University Counsel and the Newport News Public Defender. Caleb was involved as a Senior Articles Editor on the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, a Civil Procedure Teaching Assistant for Professor Vivian Hamilton, a Student Bar Association Class Representative, and a Student Assembly Senator. He received his B.S. in Political Science from Kennesaw State University (summa cum laude) in 2011 and J.D. from William & Mary Law School (cum laude) in 2015, where he received the Benjamin Stoddert Ewell Award for outstanding leadership and public service.

 

Michael Dick, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) 
Co-Director, The Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic 
Visiting Professor of the Practice

Email: [[medick,Mike Dick]]

 

Currently a Visiting Professor of the Practice with the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic, Mike spent 26+ years on active duty in the Marine Corps, largely as an infantry officer, before attending William & Mary Law School.  During his Marine Corps career, Mike served in various U.S. and NATO staff positions involving unilateral, multi-national, and inter-agency coordination responsibilities, including assignments as a rifle company commander, Marine Expeditionary Unit Operations Officer, infantry battalion commander, and NATO Senior Staff Officer at NATO HQ in Brussels, Belgium.  With almost eight years of overseas service, his assignments included numerous leadership positions involving operations in such places as Lebanon, Grenada, Somalia, Bosnia, and Liberia.  His final active duty assignment was as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 (Operations, Plans, Training) for the 2d Marine Division, where he served as the principal advisor to Division Commander on the operational employment of the 16,000-member Division.  Mike is a graduate of the USMC Command and Staff College, USMC School of Advanced Warfighting, and the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy.

Upon graduation from William & Mary Law School, Mike joined the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) via the Attorney General’s Honors Program and served with the Office of Intelligence, a component of DOJ’s National Security Division, where his responsibilities involved representing the U.S. Government before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to obtain authorization for sensitive intelligence operations involving national security, terrorism and counterintelligence issues.  In 2014, Mike joined the Office of International Affairs (OIA) in the Criminal Division of DOJ, where he handled casework involving international extradition and mutual legal assistance matters.  He subsequently led a team of attorneys and support personnel that focused on analyzing strategic issues involving complex matters of significant concern to the Director of OIA.  His last assignment at OIA was as the Associate Director for Policy, Legislation, and Multilateral Affairs.  In this role he supervised a team of attorneys and support personnel in addressing challenging policy issues, to include national security matters; OIA/DOJ participation in multi-national organizations targeting transnational organized crime; supporting international anticorruption efforts; cyber/technology issues; reviewing proposed U.S. legislation; and served as OIA Counterterrorism Coordinator.

Mike was appointed to the Virginia Board of Veterans Services by Governor Terry McAuliffe in 2016 and currently serves as Chair of the Board.  Mike is also currently serving as the President of the William & Mary Law School Association.

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Dr. Judith L. Johnson
Clinical Psychologist

Email: [[jljohnson02,Judith Johnson]]

Dr. Judith L. Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with specialty training in Health Psychology, military culture, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and psychological assessment.  She received her Ph.D. from Loyola University of Chicago and completed her clinical internship and post-doctoral residency at the New Orleans V.A. Medical Center.  Much of her work was with former Prisoners-of-War (POWs) and in documenting cognitive deficits and post-traumatic stress disorder related to their captivity experience.  She has several books and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, and has lectured in the Middle East regarding POWS and PTSD.  Currently, Dr. Johnson is the consulting Clinical Psychologist at the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic, School of Law, College of William & Mary. 

 

 


 

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David E. Boelzner
Adjunct and MVHPA Faculty


Email: [[deboelzner,David Boelzner]]

 

Professor Boelzner practiced general litigation at Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Virginia, from 1986 to 1990, and at Wright, Robinson, Osthimer & Tatum, also in Richmond, from 1990 to 2007, where he also started practicing veterans law in 2003.  He continued this practice at Goodman Allen Donnelly PLLC from 2008 to 2016.  Over more than twelve years, he represented hundreds of veterans in claims for benefits, at the Department of Veterans Affairs, at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC), and at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  He submitted an amicus brief in support of a veteran’s petition for certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court.  Several of his cases have resulted in precedential decisions of the CAVC, including Washington v. Nicholson and Tagupa v. McDonald.

Professor Boelzner serves on the Board of Governors of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association and co-edits the Veterans Law Journal, published by the Bar Association.  He writes and speaks on a variety of topics in veterans law, particularly the statutory reasons-or-bases requirement and evidentiary development of veteran claims.

As an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, he taught Law Skills/Legal Writing from 2010 to 2013, contract drafting from 2014 to 2016, and a Veterans Law and Technology Practicum course from 2015 to 2016.  In the latter, students developed a computer application for use by veterans or their non-lawyer representatives to assess the viability of benefits claims.

His law degree is from The University of Texas (Austin); his undergraduate and master’s degrees are both in music, as was his course work in a Ph.D program at the University of North Texas.  Music remains a significant interest, with a primary focus on composition and piano.


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Elizabeth Tarloski
Adjunct and MVHPA Faculty

Email: [[eatarloski,Elizabeth Tarloski]]

Professor Tarloski recently completed a two-year Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellowship at Widener University School of Law’s Veterans Law Clinic, where she supervised students and worked on cases for veteran clients involving DIC, overpayments, benefits appeals, social security, discharge upgrades and driver's license issues. Professor Tarloski also has extensive experience with justice involved individuals through her work with incarcerated veterans, and the Criminal Record Expungement Project in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law, and has her Master of Science, Gender, Development and Globalization from the London School of Economics and Political Science.