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

Nick Crown
Hometown:Seattle, WA
Occupation:Law Clerk

Nick, a Seattle native, competed in mock trial for eight years. He co-founded the mock trial program and invitational tournament at the University of Washington. During that time, he also helped coach a high school program to five consecutive state championships and five top-ten finishes at nationals.

As a college competitor, Nick won ten attorney awards, including an All-American award at the 2011 National Championship. Then in law school he won the Best Advocate award at the National Board of Trial Advocacy's Tournament of Champions. Nick also teamed up with two VaMT alums, Marcy Coburn and Ben Wallace, to place first regionally and third nationally in the 2016 TYLA competition. A few months later, he had a first-row seat (with VaMT coach Ryan Faulconer) when Ben won Baylor Law School's Top Gun tournament.

Between college and law school, Nick lived in Italy on a Fulbright grant. Nick graduated from Yale Law School and now clerks for a federal judge in Alexandria, VA.