OCBA Nominating Committee Announces Slate of Candidates for 2018 Officers and Board of Directors

The following candidates have been nominated to run in the OCBA's upcoming fall election for terms beginning Jan. 1, 2018. The person elected 2018 Secretary will be expected to continue to serve in the following capacities: 2019 Treasurer, 2020 President-Elect, 2021 President, and 2022 Immediate Past President. In accordance with OCBA Bylaws, 2017 President-Elect Nikki P. Miliband (Good Wildman) will serve as the 2018 OCBA President, while 2017 OCBA President Michael L. Baroni (Palace Entertainment) will serve as 2018 OCBA Immediate Past President. The online election will open for voting on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, and close at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Only active attorney members will be eligible to vote (no law students, retired, or honorary members).


Deirdre M. Kelly
Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law



Scott B. Garner
Umberg Zipser LLP



Larisa M. Dinsmoor
Orange County Public Defender

Daniel S. Robinson
Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.


Director At Large (4 seats open)

Ron S. Brand
The Brand Law Firm, APC

John S. Cowhig
Law Offices of John S. Cowhig

Michael L. Fell
Law Office of Michael L. Fell, APC

Michael A. Gregg
Littler Mendelson, P.C.

Kimberly A. Knill ("Kate")
California Court of Appeal, 4th District, Division 3

Autumn D. Spaeth
Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP

Mary-Christine (M.C.) Sungaila
Haynes & Boone LLP

Yolanda Torres
Law Firm of Yolanda V. Torres