J.D., with honors, George Washington University Law School, 1975
B.S., with honors, Purdue University, 1972, School of Science (Mathematics); 2006 Distinguished Alumnus
Admitted to Practice:
District of Columbia Court of Appeals and Virginia Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Eighth Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Activities, Awards and Memberships:
Owner of NJS Law PLC (2012-present)
2017 Woman in Hydro Vision Award.
National Hydropower Association – Board of Directors (2002-05); Treasurer (2003-05); 2006 Herculean Award; Chair, Regional Meetings
Committee (2007-09); Chair, Small Hydro Council (2009-11); Chair, Hydro Finance Summit (2012-13).
International Municipal Lawyers Association – President’s Award (2002-03); Chair, Municipal Contracts, Franchises & Tech. Section (2005-07);
Chair, Associates Department (1999-2001).
Working Group on Energy & International Trade Policy, convened by National Conference of State Legislatures (2003-07).
Energy Bar Association (formerly FEBA) – Board of Directors (1985-88); Treasurer.
Foundation of the Energy Law Journal – Board of Directors (1986-89, 1998-2001).
Prettyman-Leventhal American Inn of Court – Master of the Bench (1985-2001); President (1992-93).
American Inns of Court – D.C. Metro Area Council Chair (1992-98); National Meeting Co-Chair (1994).
ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice – Ad Hoc Comm. on Recruitment of ALJs (2000-10), Chair (2008-10).
Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, Life Member.
The Anglican Relief and Development Fund, US Board of Trustees (2016-present).
The Fellows Initiative, Board of Directors (2014-present), Treasurer (2014-2017), Vice President (2017-18).
Gleaning for the World, Board of Directors (2008-09); Advisory Board (2009-2016).
Open Arms Worldwide, Board of Directors (2010-12).
University of Virginia, UVaFamilies Board – Founding Member (2005-10); Board Secretary (2009-10).
The Center for Christian Study, Charlottesville – Chair, Parents Council (2006-09).
Wolf Trap Associates (Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts) – Board of Directors (1989-93).
Listed in (among others): Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America.
Founding Partner, Grammer Kissel Robbins and Skancke, subsequently GKRSE (1993-2012).
Formerly Partner at Ross, Marsh & Foster; and at Baller Hammet (1980-1993).