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

Mike Romano
Hometown:Poughkeepsie, NY
Occupation:Trial Attorney, DOJ Criminal Tax

Mike is originally from Poughkeepsie, New York. He attended college at Notre Dame, where he was a four-year member of its mock trial program, served as its president for two years, and received All-American awards as both a witness and an attorney. Mike attended law school at Washington University in St. Louis, where he lead its team to two national finishes in the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition. Now, Mike prosecutes tax fraud, which automatically makes him the most popular person at almost all parties (except those involving tea).

After serving as a judge at GAMTI for a number of years, Mike joined Virginia Mock Trial as an Assistant Coach for the 2009-10 season. He is currently a federal prosecutor in Washington, DC.