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Mock Trial Leadership


Head Coach and Faculty Advisor

Don Martin is a career litigator with experience in the corporate world and with the federal government. Coach Martin has 12 years of experience coaching mock trial at the high school and college levels. During that time his teams have garnered dozens of awards and accolades, including nationally recognized honors and distinction. He holds a BA in history from Yale University (1995) and a JD from William & Mary School of Law (2000).

Assistant Coach

Kierra Zoellick competed on mock trial teams at the junior high, high school, and college levels from 2001-2010. While attending the University of Iowa, she competed as an attorney on one of Iowa's two nationals teams. She spent two years as an assistant coach at Iowa before coming to AU in 2012. Kierra has a bachelor of science in political science with an emphasis on international relations as well as a bachelor of arts with honors in American studies, both from the University of Iowa (2010). She also has a master of arts in international development from American University (2014).

Staff Advisor

Eric Fleddermann

Eric Fleddermann


Staff Assistant

Eric Fleddermann serves as the Staff Assistant and Assistant to the Chair of the Deparment of Justice, Law and Criminology in the School of Public Affairs. He is responsible for handling budgeting, scheduling, event planning, and logistics issues wit... [More]

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Student Executive Board


Vice President

Virginia Lyon

Virginia Lyon

Virginia Lyon is an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in International Studies and a minor in Arabic Language. She serves as Vice President of American University’s Mock Trial Team as well as Director of the University’s premier improv troupe ... [More]


Emma Zaballos

Emma Zaballos

Emma Zaballos is a senior studying Political Science and Applied Mathematics. She serves as Treasurer of American University’s Mock Trial Team as well as Vice-President of Student Honors Board and Student Representative of the Honors Advisory Commit... [More]


Iain Phillips

Iain Phillips

Iain A. Phillips is a senior who transferred to AU in the fall of 2014 after he completed his AA in Political Science from Brookdale Community College in New Jersey. He is a Political Science major concentrating in Political Theory, but also has a p... [More]

Wonk Coordinator

Ashley DiMuzio

Ashley DiMuzio

Ashley DiMuzio is an undergraduate in the class of 2016. She majoring in CLEG (Communications, Law, Economics, Government) with a minor in Mandarin, Chinese. She serves as the Event Coordinator for the American University Mock Trial Team, which inclu... [More]