Welcome to the Members Section

Here you'll find information about the people who make up Virginia Mock Trial, including current competitors, coaches and advisors, and program alumni. Tryouts are held at the beginning of the school year each fall. If you're interested in becoming a member of our program, please visit the Join page.

Executive Board


Liam Fineman

Executive Vice-President

Deniz Tunceli

Vice-President of Administration

Raahema Durrani


Dan Peale

Tournament Director

Sabrina Grandhi

David Cross
Hometown:Charleston, SC
Occupation:Attorney, Crowell & Moring LLP

David is originally from Charleston, South Carolina. As an undergraduate, David was a founding member of Furman University's mock trial program. During law school, David served as head coach of Columbia's mock trial program for three years, guiding that program to multiple top-ten finishes at the National Championship Tournament and a spot in the 2004 national final round. Following his graduation, David was an advisor to Virginia Mock Trial for several years, including the 2005-06 season, during which the program won its first of two back-to-back national championships. He also was the Founding Director of the Great American Mock Trial Invitational for its first three years. David lives in Washington, DC.