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April 2014 - Who’s Who in the OCBA

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Each year, Orange County Lawyer magazine publishes an up-to-date list of the OCBA leadership as a service to our readers. It is through the dedication and continued efforts of the gracious volunteers who make up the OCBA Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Section Chairs, and Committee Chairs that the Bar is able to develop a series of both networking and educational events throughout the year to benefit our membership and improve the practice of law within Orange County.

A partner at Bienert, Miller & Katzman, PLC where he specializes in white-collar criminal defense and complex civil litgation, 2014 OCBA President Thomas H. Bienert, Jr. previously served as Chief of the Orange County U.S. Attorney’s Office as well as Chief of Criminal Complaints in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles and Associate Independent Counsel in Washington, D.C. New to the OCBA Board of Directors in 2014 are Rebecca J. Callahan of Callahan Dispute Resolution, who served as OCBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Chair in 2013; Bradley S. Erdosi of the Law Offices of Bradley S. Erdosi, who served as OCBA Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section Chair in 2013; Michelman & Robinson LLP Partner Mona Z. Hanna, who served as OCBA Business Litigation Section Chair in 2013; Gordon & Rees LLP Partner Patricia Lee-Gulley, who served as President of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association and Orange County Asian American Bar Association in 2012 and 2013, respectively; U.S. Immigration Law Group LLP Partner Monica E. Lukoschek, a former Chair and Vice Chair of the OCBA Immigration Law Section and Past President of the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association; and Snell & Wilmer LLP Partner Richard J. McNeil, a former California State Bar Environmental Law Section Executive Committee member.

To access the complete OCBA membership directory, please click here.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

OCBA President
Thomas H. Bienert, Jr.
Bienert, Miller & Katzman PLC
www.bmkattorneys.com

President-Elect
Ashleigh E. Aitken
Aitken Aitken Cohn
www.aitkenlaw.com

Treasurer
Todd G. Friedland
Stephens Friedland LLP
www.sf-lawyers.com

Secretary
Michael L. Baroni
Palace Entertainment
www.palaceentertainment.com

Immediate Past President
Wayne R. Gross
Greenberg Gross LLP
www.ggtriallaw.com

DIRECTORS AT LARGE

Christopher N. Andal
Andal Law Group
www.andallaw.net

Rebecca J. Callahan
Callahan Dispute Resolution
www.callahanadr.com

Bradley S. Erdosi
Law Offices of Bradley S. Erdosi
www.willsandtrustslaw.com

Mona Z. Hanna
Michelman & Robinson LLP
www.mrllp.com

Steven G. Hittelman
Hittelman Law Group
www.hflg.com

Jeannie M. Joseph
U.S. Attorney’s Office
www.justice.gov/usao

Deirdre M. Kelly
Whittier Law School
www.law.whittier.edu

Patricia Lee-Gulley
Gordon & Rees LLP
www.gordonrees.com

Brian M. McDonald
Law Office of Brian McDonald

Nikki P. Miliband
Good, Wildman, Hegness & Walley
www.goodwildman.com

Solange E. Ritchie
Law Offices of Steven R. Young
www.thegunslinger.com

APPOINTED DIRECTORS

Larisa M. Dinsmoor
Orange County Public Defender
www.pubdef.ocgov.com

Scott B. Garner
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
www.morganlewis.com

Monica E. Lukoschek
U.S. Immigration Law Group LLP
www.usilg.net

Richard J. McNeil
Snell & Wilmer LLP
www.swlaw.com

Kyhm Penfil
University of California, Irvine
www.uci.edu

Edward A. Schlatter
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP
www.knobbe.com

Cherrie I. Tsai
Kaiser Aluminum
www.kaiseraluminum.com

Jason Weintraub
Taco Bell Corporation
www.yum.com

YOUNG LAWYERS DIVISION

Sarah J. Nowels, Chair
Amezcua-Moll & Associates PC

MASTERS DIVISION

Andra B. Greene, Chair
Irell & Manella LLP
www.irell.com

2014 SECTION CHAIRS

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Terri Breer
Breer Law Offices
www.breerlaw.com

Appellate Law
Mary-Christine “M.C.” Sungaila
Snell & Wilmer LLP
www.swlaw.com

Banking & Lending
Michael S. LeBoff
Callahan & Blaine APLC
www.callahan-law.com

Business & Corporate
Shigenobu P. Itoh
Rutan & Tucker LLP
www.rutan.com

Business Litigation
Kristy A. Schlesinger
Callahan & Blaine APLC
www.callahan-law.com

Commercial Law & Bankruptcy
Richard A. Marshack
Marshack Hays LLP
www.marshackhays.com

Construction Law
Jason Turner
Law Offices of Christopher P. Ruiz APLC
www.cprlawoffice.com

Corporate Counsel
John M. Alpay
Oakley, Inc.
www.oakley.com

Elder Law
Randy A. Gibeaut
Attorney at Law

Entertainment, Sports, & Marketing Law
Gregory B. Phillips
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP
www.knobbe.com

Guido I. Piotti
Friedman Stroffe & Gerard PC
www.fsglawyers.com

Environmental Law
Richard G. Montevideo
Rutan & Tucker LLP
www.rutan.com

Family Law
Robert A. Benavente
Stegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz & Benavente LLP
www.stegmeierandgelbart.com

Health Care Law
Maryalice E. Khan
Attorney at Law

Immigration Law
Richard M. Green
Attorney at Law
www.rmg-law.com

Insurance Law
Janice A. Ramsay
Janice A. Ramsay ALC
www.janicearamsay.com

Intellectual Property & Technology Law
Ryan S. Dean
Fish & Tsang LLP
www.fishiplaw.com

Mei Tsang
Fish & Tsang LLP
www.fishiplaw.com

International Law
Richard J. Schwarzstein
Law Offices of Richard J. Schwarzstein
www.legalrjs.com

Labor & Employment
James P. Carter
Paul Hastings LLP
www.paulhastings.com

Real Estate Law
Suzanne Viau Chamberlain
Chamberlain and Viau, APLC
www.chamberlainandviau.com

Social Security
Jeannie H. Kim
Jeannie H. Kim Law Firm
www.orangecountyelderlaws.com

Solo Practitioner/Small Firm
Rosanne M. Faul
Law Offices of Rosanne Faul
www.defendingyou.net

Tax Law
Marianne H. Man
The Tax Counsel
www.thetaxcounsel.com

Tort & Trial
William “Skip” O. Martin, Jr.
Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP
www.hbblaw.com

Carol A. Salmacia
DiCaro, Coppo & Popcke
www.dcp-law.com

Trusts & Estates
Kathleen O. Robertson
Attorney at Law

Workers’ Compensation
Teresa R. Edrington
Morse Giesler Callister & Karlin LLP
www.mgcklawyers.com

Robert E. Willyard
Law Office of Robert E. Willyard
www.willyardlaw.com

2014 COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Administration of Justice
Suzanne Viau Chamberlain
Chamberlain and Viau, APLC
www.chamberlainandviau.com

Daryl J. Miller
Russell & Miller LLP
www.rmattorneys.com

Appointments
Ashleigh E. Aitken
Aitken Aitken Cohn
www.aitkenlaw.com

Audit
Laurel R. Zaeske
Brown Rudnick LLP
www.brownrudnick.com

Awards
Dimetria A. Jackson
Golden State Foods
www.goldenstatefoods.com

Bridging the Gap
Steven G. Hittelman
Hittelman Law Group
www.hflg.com

Teresa A. McQueen
Pedersen McQueen APLC
www.pedersenlaw.com

Client Relations
Cameron M. Smith, Jr.
Smith & Silbar LLP

William F. Zulch
Attorney at Law

Community Outreach
Adam L. Johnson
Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP
www.musickpeeler.com

Nichole M. Wong
Prenovost, Normandin, Bergh & Dawe APC
www.pnbd.com

Editorial Advisory
Lei Lei Wang Ekvall
Weiland, Golden, Smiley, Wang Ekvall & Strok LLP
www.wgllp.com

Education
Jame P. Mascaro
The Mascaro Law Firm PC
www.mascarolaw.com

Finance
Todd G. Friedland
Stephens Friedland LLP
www.sf-lawyers.com

Judiciary
Alan A. Greenberg
Greenberg Gross LLP
www.ggtriallaw.com

Lawyer Referral & Information Service
Nikki P. Miliband
Good, Wildman, Hegness & Walley
www.goodwildman.com

Brian A. Bayati, Vice Chair
Bayati Law Group PC
www.bayatilaw.com

Legislative Resolutions
Jason Turner
Law Offices of Christopher P. Ruiz APLC
www.cprlawoffice.com

Mandatory Fee Arbitration
Eric S. Blum
Attorney at Law

David J. Hesseltine
Court of Appeal, 4th District, Division 3
www.courts.ca.gov/4dca.htm

Mentor on Demand
Teresa A. McQueen
Pedersen McQueen APLC
www.pedersenlaw.com

Evan M. Rothman
Stephens Friedland LLP
www.sf-lawyers.com

Mentoring
Nikki P. Miliband
Good, Wildman, Hegness & Walley
www.goodwildman.com

Dean J. Zipser
Umberg Zipser LLP
www.umbergzipser.com

Mommy Esquire
Darlynn C. Morgan
Morgan Law Group
www.morganlawgroup.com

Nominating
Ashleigh E. Aitken
Aitken Aitken Cohn
www.aitkenlaw.com

Pro Bono
Claudette D. Kunzman
Attorney at Law

Jeanne A. Thomas
Whittier Law School
www.law.whittier.edu

Professionalism & Ethics
Carole J. Buckner
Buckner Law Corp.
www.bucknerlaw.net

Scott B. Garner
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
www.morganlewis.com

 
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