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April 2016 - 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 Leadership, and Committee Chairs that the Bar is able to develop networking, educational, and community outreach events throughout the year to in support of the OCBA’s mission:

To enhance the system of justice,
to support the lawyers who serve it,
and to assist the community served by it.

Partner at Stephens Friedland LLP where his practice focuses on commercial litigation and strategic counseling, 2016 OCBA President Todd G. Friedland specializes in complex contract disputes, class actions, unlawful business practices, trade secrets, business torts, real estate and appellate matters. New to the OCBA Board of Directors in 2016 are Andra B. Greene, Irell & Manella LLP Partner, who previously served as Chair of the OCBA Masters Division; Daniel S. Robinson, Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis‚ Inc. Partner, who is also actively involved in the OCBA Charitable Fund and Orange County Trial Lawyers Association; Fish & Tsang LLP Partner Mei Tsang, who also sits on the OCBA Charitable Fund Board of Directors; and St. John Knits, Inc. Director of Legal Affairs Christina M. Zabat-Fran, who simultaneously serves as OCBA Corporate Counsel Section Chair.

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


OCBA President
Todd G. Friedland

Stephens Friedland LLP

Michael L. Baroni

Palace Entertainment

Nikki P. Miliband

Good Wildman

Deirdre M. Kelly

Whittier Law School

Immediate Past President
Ashleigh E. Aitken

Aitken Aitken Cohn



Rebecca J. Callahan
ADR Services, Inc.

Larisa M. Dinsmoor
Orange County Public Defender

Bradley S. Erdosi
Law Offices of Bradley S. Erdosi

Michael A. Gregg
Littler Mendelson, PC

Mona Z. Hanna
Michelman & Robinson LLP

Kirsten M. Kreymann
Public Law Center

Daniel S. Robinson
Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc.

Mayte Santacruz
AlvaradoSmith, APC

Mei Tsang
Fish & Tsang LLP


John S. Cowhig
Law Offices of John S. Cowhig, APC

Scott B. Garner
Umberg Zipser LLP

Andra B. Greene
Irell & Manella LLP

Monica E. Lukoschek
U.S. Immigration Law Group LLP

Brian M. McDonald
Law Office of Brian McDonald

Richard J. McNeil
Snell & Wilmer LLP

Kyhm Penfil
University of California, Irvine

Edward A. Schlatter
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP

Autumn D. Spaeth
Smiley Wang-Ekvall

Christina M. Zabat-Fran
St. John Knits, Inc.


Michelle A. Philo, Chair
Adtile Technologies Inc.


John B. Sganga, Jr., Chair
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear


Alternative Dispute Resolution

Michael G. Balmages, Chair
Balmages Law Office

Leslee J. Newman, Chair-Elect
Leslee J. Newman, Attorney

David B. Ezra, Secretary/Treasurer
Berger Kahn

Appellate Law

Lisa R. McCall, Chair
Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers

Christopher B. Pinzon, Chair-Elect
Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division Three

James S. Azadian, Secretary/Treasurer
Enterprise Counsel Group, ALC

Banking & Lending

Joshua G. Simon, Chair
Call & Jensen

Stuart B. Wolfe, Chair-Elect
Wolfe & Wyman LLP

Joel N. Cook, Secretary/Treasurer
Aldrich & Bonnefin, PLC

Business & Corporate

Vivian K. Pham, Chair
Attorney at Law

Brooke M. Pollard, Chair-Elect
Tredway, Lumsdaine & Doyle LLP

Robert Liu, Secretary/Treasurer
Symons Markwith LLP

Business Litigation

Mark B. Wilson, Chair
Klein & Wilson

Ryan J. Williams, Chair-Elect
Callahan & Blaine APLC

Charity M. Gilbreth, Secretary/Treasurer
Schilling Law Group

Commercial Law & Bankruptcy

Kathleen J. McCarthy, Chair
Law Office of Thomas H. Casey, Inc.

Ed Hays, Chair-Elect
Marshack Hays LLP

Robert P. Goe, Secretary/Treasurer
Goe & Forsythe LLP

Conservatorship, Guardianship, & Protective Proceedings

Ernest L. Hayward, Chair
Law Offices of Ernest L. Hayward

James C. Harvey, Chair-Elect
Orange County Counsel

Andrea T. Gee, Secretary/Treasurer
Law Offices of Andrea Gee

Construction Law

Christine D. Barker, Chair
Gordon & Rees

Michael D. Sargent, Chair-Elect
Graves & King LLP

Clayton T. Tanaka, Secretary/Treasurer
Newmeyer & Dillion LLP

Corporate Counsel

Christina M. Zabat-Fran, Chair
St. John Knits, Inc.

Ursula K. Guzman, Chair-Elect
CoreLogic, Inc.

Cherrie I. Tsai, Secretary/Treasurer
Kaiser Aluminum

Criminal Law

Kate Corrigan, Chair
Corrigan Welbourn & Stokke, APLC

Craig M. Cazares, Chair-Elect
Orange County District Attorney

Diane C. Bass, Secretary/Treasurer
Law Office of Diane C. Bass

Elder Law

Albert J. Rasch, Chair
Albert J. Rasch & Associates

Michelle M. Lepich, Chair-Elect
McGonigle & Hunsaker LLP

Anh T. Nguyen, Secretary/Treasurer
Law Office of Anh Nguyen

Entertainment, Sports, & Marketing Law

Jessica C. Sganga, Chair
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear

Sasan K. Behnood, Chair-Elect
Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C.

Susan V. Arduengo, Secretary/Treasurer
Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C.

Environmental Law

Richard J. McNeil, Chair
Snell & Wilmer LLP

Anna B. Amarandos, Chair-Elect
Rutan & Tucker LLP

Jeremy N. Jungreis, Secretary/Treasurer
Rutan & Tucker LLP

Family Law

Thomas W. Tuttle, Chair
Seastrom Seastrom & Tuttle

J. Ben Phillips, Chair-Elect
Phillips, Whisnant, Gazin, Gorczyca & Curtin

Joan E. Loos, Secretary/Treasurer
Stegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz & Benavente, LLP

Health Care Law

Matthew L. Kinley, Chair
Tredway, Lumsdaine & Doyle LLP

Alan J. Sedley, Chair-Elect
Sedley Moore

Pamela K. Tahim, Secretary/Treasurer
Thakur Law Firm

Immigration Law

Sabrina Rivera, Chair
Western State University College Of Law

Belen T. Gomez, Chair-Elect
Law Office of Belen Gomez, P.C.

Karel Raba, Secretary/Treasurer
Holborn Law, APC

Insurance Law

Teri H. Lazorisak, Chair
Cooksey, Toolen, Gage, Duffy & Woog

Joseph R. Wilbert, Chair-Elect
Wilbert & Wilbert LLP

Jared De Jong, Secretary/Treasurer
Payne & Fears LLP

Intellectual Property & Technology Law

Sandra L. Haberny, Chair-Elect
Irell & Manella LLP

Jonathan A. Menkes, Secretary/Treasurer
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear

International Law

Larisa M. Dinsmoor
Orange County Public Defender

Karen A. Morao, Chair-Elect
Hyundai Motor America

Star Lopez, Secretary/Treasurer
Attorney at Law

Labor & Employment

Amy R. Patton, Chair
Payne & Fears LLP

Michael C. Robinson, Chair-Elect
Robinson Employment Law, PC

Ron S. Brand, Secretary/Treasurer
Jackson Tidus, A Law Corporation

Real Estate Law

Maryann Cazzell, Chair
Cazzell & Associates, Attorneys

John E. Bowerbank III, Chair-Elect
Garcia Rainey Blank & Bowerbank LLP

Gerald D. Bloch, Secretary/Treasurer
Law Offices of Gerald D. Bloch

Social Security

Jeannie H. Kim, Chair
Jeannie H. Kim Law Firm

Ethan K. Pham, Chair-Elect
Law Offices of Ethan K. Pham

Kenneth G. Marks, Secretary/Treasurer
Kenneth G. Marks Law Firm

Solo Practitioner/Small Firm

Roy L. Comer, Chair
Attorney at Law

Devin R. Lucas, Chair-Elect
Law Office of Devin R. Lucas

Gerald A. Klein, Secretary/Treasurer
Klein & Wilson

Tax Law

Daniel W. Layton, Chair
Wilson Tax Law Group

Lisa O. Nelson, Chair-Elect
Law Offices of A. Lavar Taylor

Bradley C. Martinson, Secretary/Treasurer
Rutan & Tucker LLP

Tort & Trial

Carol A. Salmacia, Chair
DiCaro, Coppo & Popcke

Gregory E. Bullard, Chair-Elect
Woodruff, Spradlin & Smart

Anna Salusky, Secretary/Treasurer
Woodruff, Spradlin & Smart

Trusts & Estates

John Paul Glowacki, Chair
Deily, Roehl & Glowacki, APLC

Gianna C. Gruenwald, Chair-Elect
Ross Wersching & Wolcott LLP

Ahmed Shaikh, Secretary/Treasurer
Attorney at Law

Workers’ Compensation

J. Barry Collins, Chair
Colantoni, Collins, Marren, Phillips & Tulk LLP

Rosa M. Pankaj, Chair-Elect
DiMarco, Araujo & Montevideo, APLC

Denise Curren Davies, Secretary/Treasurer
Berman More & Gonzalez


Administration of Justice

Daryl J. Miller
Russell & Miller LLP

Thomas A. Pistone
Pistone Law Group LLP


Michael L. Baroni
Palace Entertainment


Laurel R. Zaeske
Brown Rudnick LLP


Thomas H. Bienert, Jr.
Bienert, Miller & Katzman, APLC

Bridging the Gap

Steven G. Hittelman
Hittelman Strunk Law Group LLP

Teresa A. McQueen
Pedersen McQueen APLC

Community Outreach

Carley Millian
Barritt | Smith LLP

Jennifer L. Tennant
Advantage Sales and Marketing

Editorial Advisory

Michael L. Baroni
Palace Entertainment


Roy L. Comer
Attorney at Law

Samuel P. Nielson
Sessions & Kimball LLP


Nikki P. Miliband
Good Wildman


Deirdre M. Kelly
Whittier Law School

Thomas F. Newmeyer, Vice Chair
Newmeyer & Dillion LLP

Lawyer Referral & Information Service

Brian A. Bayati
Bayati Law Group PC

Bradley S. Erdosi, Vice Chair
Law Offices of Bradley S. Erdosi

Legislative Resolutions

Maryalice E. Khan
Attorney at Law

Kathleen A. Wallace, Vice Chair
Law Offices of Kathleen A. Wallace, Corp.

Mandatory Fee Arbitration

Eric S. Blum
Attorney at Law

David J. Hesseltine
Court of Appeal, 4th District, Division 3

Mentor on Demand

Colin Austin Hendricks
Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

Teresa A. McQueen
Pedersen McQueen APLC


Nikki P. Miliband
Good Wildman

Dean J. Zipser
Umberg Zipser LLP

Mommy Esquire

Lindsay A. Aragon
Finlayson Toffer Roosevelt & Lilly LLP

Jacqueline M. Beaumont
Call & Jensen


Michael L. Baroni
Palace Entertainment

Professionalism & Ethics

Carole J. Buckner
Buckner Law Corp.

Scott B. Garner
Umberg Zipser LLP

Veterans & Military

Dwight Stirling
Veterans Legal Institute

Sheila-Marie Finkelstein, Vice Chair
Holstrom, Block & Parke APLC


Civic Center Homelessness

Larisa M. Dinsmoor
Orange County Public Defender

Todd G. Friedland
Stephens Friedland LLP


Hon. Richard D. Fybel
Court of Appeal, 4th District, Division 3

Scott B. Garner
Umberg Zipser LLP

Council of Past Presidents

Joel S. Miliband
Brown Rudnick LLP

Richard W. Millar, Jr.
Millar, Hodges & Bemis

Danni R. Murphy
Attorney at Law

Diversity Initiative

Richard J. McNeil
Snell & Wilmer LLP

1L Kickstart Program

Michelle A. Philo
Adtile Technologies Inc.

John B. Sganga, Jr.
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear

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