Case Description

On September 24, 2010, Vanessa Sullivan, daughter of Midlands’ most prominent prosecutor, celebrated her 21st birthday with two friends, Taylor Hopson and Danny Dawson, at Chuggie’s Sports Bar. After several hours of celebration at the bar, the three left in a car driven by Dawson. On the way home, Dawson lost control of the car, resulting in a crash in which Sullivan was killed.
A special prosecutor was appointed because of the conflict of interest in having the victim’s parent’s office prosecute the case. A grand jury has returned a multi-count indictment charging the defendant, Danny Dawson, with murder and driving under the influence.
— American Mock Trial Association

Competitors

MIAMI A | NATIONALS TEAM 1

Miami A (front)  Krista Pikus, Andie Jackson, Deborah O'Neal, Alycia Walker, Claire Meikle (back) Brad Kent, Pavel Gurevich, Alex Block, Ian Ferrell

Miami A (front)  Krista Pikus, Andie Jackson, Deborah O'Neal, Alycia Walker, Claire Meikle

(back) Brad Kent, Pavel Gurevich, Alex Block, Ian Ferrell

 

 

 

MIAMI B | NATIONALS TEAM 2

Miami B (left to right) Joe Luizzi (2012), Katie Law (2013), Mike Rhodes (2013), Daniella Pierre-Bravo (2013), Neal Schuett, Tyler Abely (2013), Lauren Yates (2014), Julie Luizzi (2014), Mike Woeste (2013)

Miami B (left to right) Joe Luizzi (2012), Katie Law (2013), Mike Rhodes (2013), Daniella Pierre-Bravo (2013), Neal Schuett, Tyler Abely (2013), Lauren Yates (2014), Julie Luizzi (2014), Mike Woeste (2013)

  • Tyler Abely
  • Daniella Pierre-Bravo
  • Katie Law
  • Joe Luizzi
  • Julie Luizzi
  • Mike Rhodes
  • Mike Woeste
  • Lauren Yates





All-Americans Alex Block (2014) and Julie Luizzi (2014)

All-Americans Alex Block (2014) and Julie Luizzi (2014)

Notable Finishes and Awards

Third Place at UC Irvine Beach Party

All-American Witness Award to Julie Luizzi

All-American Attorney Award to Alex Block