Who We Are

Veterans' Advocacy Law Clinic Staff


Veterans Advocacy Law Clinic Director Kristine HuskeyKristine Huskey is a professor and the director of the Veterans’ Advocacy Law Clinic (VALC). She joined the College of Law in 2013. She has taught at Georgetown Law Center, American University, and the University of Texas, among other law schools, and was a litigator with Shearman & Sterling in Washington D.C. for eight years. She has litigated before the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts. In addition to teaching clinical legal education, Professor Huskey also teaches national security law and law of armed conflict. She received her B.A. from Columbia University and her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. Kristine’s parents are veterans, and both of her grandfathers served during World War II, something that makes this mission personal for her as well.

Law Fellow

Veterans Advocacy Law Clinic fellow Lori LewiLori Lewis is the VALC Clinic fellow, assisting in the supervision of law students and teaching. She worked for the City of Tucson Attorney’s Office Criminal Division as a Senior Prosecutor, where she supervised prosecutors in the Regional Municipalities Veterans Treatment Court since its inception in 2009. She graduated from Wellesley College and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU. Her husband served in the U.S. Army Armored Cavalry, leaving at the rank of Major to attend law school. Lori’s father was Navy ROTC at Brown and served in the Army as a medic during the Korean War.

Administrative Staff

Gloria Klinicki is a University of Arizona alumna with a bachelor's degree in business administration. She has worked as an accountant, a substitute teacher, and, more recently, an administrative assistant at a local high school. She joined the College of Law's staff as the clinic administrator in fall 2012. Gloria provides invaluable assistance to students, professors, and clients by screening and referring callers, scheduling appointments, reserving rooms, and surmounting logistical challenges.

Sandra Hallenbeck earned an undergraduate degree in English and Sociology from the State University of New York at Albany, a M.Ed. from Northern Arizona University, and a Paralegal Certificate from Phoenix College.  She has worked in higher education for 25 years and, upon retiring, joined the College of Law in early 2017 as part-time staff.  She supports the Veterans’ Advocacy Law Clinic, the Intellectual Property Clinic, and the Arizona Public Patent Program.

Affiliated Attorneys

Angela Menard is a Tucson attorney focused on providing quality and affordable legal representation to our community.  She is a graduate of Arizona Law and a 2015 Pat Tillman Military Scholar.  Angie was a postgraduate clinic fellow for the VALC from August 2016 through June 2017 where she worked on veterans benefits appeals and discharge upgrade cases.  Angie served in the United States Army and was deployed as a combat medic during the Gulf War. Many of her family members also served - her father was a Vietnam veteran, five uncles served in the Army, Air Force, and Navy, and her grandfather was a WWI Army tank commander.  

Charles “Sandy” Mishkind is Of Counsel at Miller Canfield and has specialized in labor, employment, and benefits matters and litigation for over 40 years. He was selected as one of the World’s Top 25 Lawyers in labor and employment law by the Guide to the World’s leading Labour and Employment Lawyers in 2007. He is also a charter fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Council. Sandy assists VALC students with cases relating to benefits before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, as well as on other federal litigation.

Matthew Randle works in local veterans treatment courts and on discharge upgrade cases, supervising VALC students. He is also a part-time professor of practice at Arizona Law. Matthew was the post-graduate clinic fellow for the VALC from July 2014 to July 2015. Matthew is also an Arizona Law alumnus and was a Pat Tillman Scholar while in school. Before law school, Matthew was the director of the Veterans Education & Transition Services at the University of Arizona. He has been a member of the Veteran Advisory Council for three U.S. Representatives. Matthew served in the United States Army from 1998 to 2003 and was the co-founder of the University of Arizona VETS Program. He was also the chief of staff for Student Veterans of America.

Barbara Sattler is a retired Pima County Superior Court Judge and Tucson City Court Magistrate. Prior to being a judge, she was a criminal defense attorney for 17 years, including five years at the Pima County Public Defender’s Office. She was on the committee that conceived and implemented what is now the Regional Municipalities Veterans Treatment Court in Tucson and served as a supervising attorney at the court for three years. She is currently a board member of The Haven, (a women’s drug rehabilitation treatment facility), and the Citizen Police Advisory Review Board. She has written two novels about the criminal justice system and is working on a third. Her father was a decorated World War II veteran.

In Memoriam

Ernest ‘Skip’ Skinner graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1969. He served in the Air Force primarily as a fighter pilot in the A-10. He retired in 1997 and entered Arizona Law in 1999. Following graduation he served as a law clerk for the Hon. John Roll and prosecuted as a deputy Pima County attorney. For several years, Skip supervised VALC students in the Regional Municipal Veterans Treatment Court.

Updated: 09/15/2017