The Nashville School of Law recently announced additions of alumni to the Board of Trustees and the staff of the School.

John T. Rochford, III Joins Board of Trustees

Alumnus John T. Rochford, III has been named to Nashville School of Law’s Board of Trustees.  

Rochford, of Nashville, is president and founder of Rochford John Rochford, IIIRealty & Construction Company, which builds custom homes, multi-family housing, residential developments, retirement communities as well as commercial projects. He received his J.D. from NSL in 1974.

“There is no way to measure the benefits of the school and its impact on my business and my ability to succeed. I am honored to have a role in shaping the bright future of Nashville School of Law,” Rochford said.

Rochford joins Chairman Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr., Thomas F. Cone, Sr. (J.D. 1964), Justice Frank F. Drowota, III, Judge Frank G. Clement, Jr. (J.D. 1979), and Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr., on the NSL Board of Trustees.

“Nashville School of Law is fortunate to have an alumnus of John’s caliber on its Board of Trustees,” said Nashville School of Law Dean William C. Koch, Jr. “His experience as a graduate, a successful businessperson, and an esteemed member of the community will be of great benefit to our institution.”

Rochford also has served on various boards such as the Regions Bank Advisory Board, Belle Meade Plantation Executive Committee, Montgomery Bell Academy Board and The Friends of Warner Park Advisory Board. He is a member of state and local bar and realtor associations.

Rochford earned a B.S. in business administration from Youngstown University. He received his J.D. in 1974 and became a member of the Tennessee bar that same year. Rochford Realty and Construction Company offers residential and commercial construction as well as property and association management services.

John is married to his wife of 40 years, Carol, and has four children: Trey, Diane, John Cobb and Elizabeth, and six grandchildren. 


Alumna returns to Nashville School of Law

2012 alumna Michele Wojciechowski has joined the NSL administration team as director of communications and engagement. The position is new to the law school.

Michele WojciechowskiWojciechowski served as the communications director for the Tennessee judiciary from for more than four years, where she was responsible for the communications and outreach efforts of the state appellate and trial courts, including the Tennessee Supreme Court. Prior to that, she spent more than 20 years in a variety of newspaper industry roles for The Tennessean and the Daily Herald, a Chicago-area publication.

Wojciechowski was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 2013. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

“We are delighted to welcome Michele back to the Nashville School of Law in this new role,” Nashville School of Law Dean William C. Koch, Jr., said. “We are looking forward to the work she will be doing to strengthen the school’s connections with current students, its far-reaching network of graduates, and with the broader community.”