Staff List

Staff List

BayLegal staff provide free wrap-around legal and social services to low-income individuals and families throughout our seven San Francisco Bay Area County service area with the priority of removing legal barrier so that our clients can: secure and maintain safe and affordable housing; escape and be safe from domestic violence and sexual assault; financial independence and security; protection from predatory lending and unlawful debt collection practices; and access to healthcare.

Meet the Management Team     Join the BayLegal Team

 

Michelle Albert, Grants and Contracts Officer

 

Roxanne H. Alejandre Esq., Family Law attorney, San Francisco

University of California, Berkeley School of Law

 

Haydée I. Alfonso, Esq., General Counsel

Santa Clara University School of Law

 

Consuelo I. Amezcua Esq., Staff Attorney- Housing, Napa County

McGeorge School of law

 

Will Ang, Office Manager & Advocate

 

Shalini Arora, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney- Health Consumer Center

Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, CA

 

Jessica J. Avalos, Director of Human Resources

 

Raul E. Azucena, Advocate – Legal Advice Line

 

Margueritte-Ashley Bangunan Esq., Staff Attorney – Housing, San Francisco

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

 

Carrie Banks, Senior Social Worker, San Francisco County

 

Sabrina Barnes,  Advocate, San Francisco County

 

Drew Baxter, Facilities Manager

 

Eduardo E. Blount Esq., Senior Staff Attorney – Social Security Disability/SSI, San Francisco

New York Law School

 

Jamahdi A. Blueford Esq., Staff Attorney-Housing, Alameda County

Harvard Law School

 

Lara A. Bradt Esq., Senior Staff Attorney – Social Security Disability/SSI, Alameda County

Washington University School of Law

 

Taylor Brady, Director of Development & Communications

 

Palmer Buchholz, Esq., Staff Attorney – Housing, Alameda County
University of California, Berkeley School of Law

 

John Burnett, Esq., Staff Attorney – Legal Advice Line
Arizona State University College of Law

 

Lulu Bugara Esq., Staff Attorney – Reentry, Contra Costa County

UC Davis School of Law

 

Aleli Caballero, Bilingual Support Staff, San Francisco County

 

Stephanie Campos, Office Manager, Alameda County

 

David Canela, Esq., Staff Attorney – Legal Advice Line
University of California, Davis School of Law

 

Rachel Castillo, Grants & Contracts Officer

 

Jorgio Castro, Esq., Senior SSI Staff Attorney, San Francisco County
University of California, Hastings College of the Law

 

Hilda Chan, Esq., Regional Counsel of Housing Litigation
University of California, Berkeley School of Law

 

Emily Chavez (Miller), Advocate and Office Manager, Napa County

 

Theresa Cheng, Esq., Skadden Fellow – Interpersonal Violence Medical Legal Partnership, Alameda County
University of California, Berkeley School of Law

 

Simone Christen, Esq., Staff Attorney – Legal Advice Line
University of San Francisco School of Law

 

Sarah Chronister, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney – Housing, Santa Clara County
Santa Clara University School of Law

 

Novella Coleman, Esq., Director of Litigation
Harvard Law School

 

Miguel A. Covarrubias, Bilingual Support Staff, Alameda County

 

Amihan Cruz-Barroga, Accounting Manager

 

Sunney Darling, Esq., Staff Attorney – Economic Justice, San Francisco
UCLA School of Law

 

Belén Darris, Pro Bono Coordinator

 

Joshua Davidson, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, Social Security Disability/SSI, Alameda County
University of California, Berkeley School of Law

 

Linda D. De Jésus Casiano, Esq., AttorneyInterpersonal Violence Family Law, Alameda County
Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law

 

Rachel Castillo, Grants & Contracts Officer

 

Jessica Dean, Esq., Staff Attorney – Interpersonal Violence Family Law, Contra Costa County
University of California, Hastings College of the Law

 

Andrea Del-Pan, Esq., Pro Bono Director
University of San Francisco School of Law

 

Anita F. Desai, Esq., Advocate – Housing, San Francisco

Stanford University

 

Lauren DeMartini, Esq., Regional Counsel, Housing Law
New York University School of Law

 

Angelica M. Dias, Esq., Staff, Attorney – Social Security Disability/SSI, Alameda County

Golden Gate University School of Law

 

Emma Dinkelspiel, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney – Health Consumer Center
New York University School of Law

 

Kristen E. Dooley Esq., Staff Attorney – Youth Justice

UCLA School of Law

 

Monique K. Doryland, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney – Housing, Contra Costa County

New College of California School of Law

 

Taishi Duchicela, Esq., Staff Attorney – Youth Justice
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

 

Athena Edwards, Staff Attorney – Housing, San Francisco

 

Sasha Ellis, Esq., Supervising Attorney – Social Security Disability/SSI, Alameda County
Golden Gate University School of Law

 

Erin B. Everett Esq., Staff Attorney – Interpersonal Violence Family Law, Contra Costa County

University of California, Berkeley School of Law

 

Talia Falk, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney – Social Security Disability/SSI, Alameda County
Harvard Law School

 

Justin D. Fitzsimmons, Esq., Staff Attorney – Housing, San Francisco

Georgetown University Law Center

 

Lilia Flores, Housing Navigator – Social Security Disability/SSI, Alameda County

 

Linnea Forsythe, Esq., Managing Attorney, Alameda County

University of California, Hastings College of the Law

 

Juliana Fredman, Esq. Senior Staff Attorney – Consumer Protection
University of California, Hastings College of the Law

 

Linda Galbreth, Esq. Senior Staff Attorney – Housing, Alameda County
University of California, Berkeley School of Law

 

Angelica Galang, Esq., Staff Attorney – Health Consumer Center

University of California, Berkeley School of Law

 

Arjuman Ghufran, Accountant

 

Jenna Gottlieb Esq., Staff Attorney – Interpersonal Violence Family Law, Santa Clara County

Golden Gate University School of Law

 

Krista Granen, Esq., Staff Attorney – Health Consumer Center
University of California, Hastings College of the Law

 

Lisa Greif, Esq., Supervising Attorney – Housing, Alameda County
Suffolk University Law School

 

Shaunita M. Hampton, Advocate – Social Security Disability/SSI, San Francisco

 

Christian Henricksen, Senior Social Worker – Youth Justice

 

Ursula Hill, Supervising Social Worker, San Francisco

 

Rachel Hoerger, Esq., Staff Attorney – Re-entry, Alameda County and Contra Costa County
New York University School of Law

 

Christine F. Holmes, Impact and Learning Manager

 

Refugio Huizar,  Advocate – Housing, Santa Clara County

 

Asma Fatima Husain, Esq., Staff Attorney – Housing, San Francisco
University of Michigan Law School

 

Ariella Hyman, Esq., Director of Program and Advocacy
Harvard Law School

 

Sarah Jacobvitz, Esq., Staff AttorneyInterpersonal Violence Family Law, Alameda County
University of Michigan Law School

 

Maighna Jain, Esq., Managing Attorney, Youth Justice
University of California, Hastings School of Law

 

Jessica Jenkins, Esq., Staff Attorney – Immigration, Santa Clara County
Fordham University School of Law

 

Raegan Joern, Esq., Managing Attorney, San Francisco County
University of California, Hastings College of the Law

 

Lauren Johnson, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney – Social Security Disability/SSI, Alameda County
University of Texas School of Law

 

Helena Jordan, Esq., Attorney – Social Security Disability/SSI, Alameda County
S.J. Quinney College of Law

 

LaRisha Jordan, Human Resources Assistant

 

Emily Juneau, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney – Social Security Disability/SSI, Alameda County
New York University School of Law

 

Jennifer Jung, Esq., Staff Attorney – Social Security Disability/SSI, Alameda County
University of Oregon School of Law

 

Namrata Kakade Esq., Staff Attorney – Re-Entry, Alameda County

George Washington University Law School

 

Michael D. Keys, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney – Healthcare Access, San Francisco
University of South Carolina School of Law

 

Abigail Khodayari, Esq., Staff Attorney – Medical-Legal Partnership, Contra Costa County

University of San Francisco School of Law

 

Lisa Kim, Esq., Supervising Attorney – Housing, San Francisco County

Loyola University New Orleans, College of Law

 

Fawn Jade Korr, Esq., Senior Litigation Counsel
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Law School

 

Thomas J. Kroner, Esq., Staff Attorney – Housing, San Francisco

University of California Davis School of Law

 

Kenneth Lam, Accountant

 

Christina Lee, Director of Grants & Contracts

 

Olga Leon, Reception & Support Staff, Contra Costa County

 

Wan Li, Office Manager, San Francisco

 

Diane C. Liang, Esq., Staff Attorney – Housing, Santa Clara County

Santa Clara University of Law

 

Ixchel López,  Advocate – Housing, San Francisco

 

Brennan Lowe, Esq., Staff Attorney – Legal Advice Line

University of California, Irvine School of Law

 

Theresa Luong, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney – Interpersonal Violence Family Law, San Francisco
Golden Gate University School of Law

 

Julianna Mancini, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney – Economic Justice, Santa Clara County
Santa Clara University School of Law

 

Jessica Mark, Esq., Supervising Attorney, Economic Justice
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

 

Erika M. Martínez, Grants and Contracts Officer

 

Don Medearis, Esq., Supervising Attorney – Economic Justice, San Francisco
University of San Francisco School of Law

 

Morgan Mills,  Advocate – Housing, San Francisco

 

Rose Molloy, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney – Social Security Disability/SSI, Alameda County
Northeastern School of Law

 

Jesús Muñoz, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney – Immigration
Stanford Law School

 

Thelma C. Musni, Accountant

 

Kemi Mustapha, Esq., Supervising Attorney, Interpersonal Violence/Family Law, Santa Clara County
Washington University School of Law

 

Lisa Newstrom, Esq., Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County

Cornell University Law School

 

Huyen Nguyen, Esq., Staff Attorney – Housing, Santa Clara County

UCLA School of Law

 

My Linh Nguyen, Esq., Staff Attorney – Health Consumer Center
University of California, Hastings College of the Law

 

Alejandra Pérez Orozco, Esq., Staff Attorney – Housing, Contra Costa County
UCLA School of Law

 

Erin Orum, Esq., Managing Attorney, San Mateo County & Regional Counsel for Family Law
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

 

Alexandria Pappas, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney – Economic Justice, San Francisco
New York Law School

 

Adrian Paredes, Esq., Staff Attorney – Consumer Protection
University of San Francisco School of Law

 

Joanna H. Parnes, Esq., Supervising Attorney, Social Security Disability/SSI, Alameda County
University of California, Berkeley School of Law

 

Robbie Sue Perkins, Office Manager, Santa Clara County

 

Adam Poe, Esq., Managing Attorney, Contra Costa & Marin Counties
DePaul University College of Law

 

Louie Ponce, Esq., Staff Attorney- Legal Advice Line
McGeorge School of Law

 

Tori Porell, Esq. Supervising Attorney – Youth Justice
University of California, Berkeley School of Law

 

Janet Puckett, Advocate/Office Manager, San Mateo County

 

Mia Ragent, Esq., – Staff Attorney Interpersonal Violence Family Law, San Francisco

University of North Carolina School of Law

 

Anna Ratner, Esq., Staff Attorney – Housing, Santa Clara

University of California Davis School of Law

 

Nicole Reyes, Esq., Staff Attorney – Interpersonal Violence Family Law, San Mateo County
Santa Clara University School of Law

 

Veronique Richard, Senior Social Worker – SSI, San Francisco

 

Genevieve Richardson, Esq., Executive Director
University of Colorado School of Law

 

Rebecca Richardson, Esq., Staff Attorney – Re-Entry, Alameda County

University of California, Hastings College of the Law

 

Emilio Seijo Rivera, Esq., Supervising Attorney, Legal Advice Line & Health Consumer Center
Inter American University School of Law

 

Ruben Robles,  Advocate – Interpersonal Violence Family Law, San Mateo

 

Jeanette Robinson, IT Manager

 

Kari A. Rudd, Esq., Staff Attorney – Consumer Protection

University of Minnesota Law School

 

Mélody Saint-Saëns, Esq., Managing Attorney – Immigration Law
University of Miami School of Law

 

Paul Sanderson-Cimino, Esq., Staff Attorney – Economic Justice, San Francisco
University of Michigan Law School

 

Katherine Sass, Esq., Staff Attorney – Consumer Protection

Harvard  Law School

 

Becca Schonberg, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, Alameda County
University of California, Berkeley School of Law

 

Daniel Shih, IT Tech Support

 

Sara Tran, Social Worker – Housing, Santa Clara County

 

Tracy Skelton, Esq., Interim Managing Attorney, Napa County
University of San Francisco School of Law

 

Vish Soroushian, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney – Social Security Disability/SSI, Alameda County
University of California, Berkeley School of Law

 

Nicole Suraci-Nguyen, Esq., Economic Justice Attorney, Alameda County
Golden Gate University School of Law

 

Rae Sue Sussman, Esq., Supervising Attorney – Social Security Disability/SSI, San Francisco

Lewis & Clark Law School

 

Jenna Swartz,  Advocate – Legal Advice Line

 

Barbara Texidor, Esq., Managing Attorney, Health Consumer Center & Legal Advice Line
University of California, Hastings College of the Law

 

Burt Thompson, Director of Finance & Administration / Chief Financial Officer

 

Chantal Tien,  Advocate – Social Security Disability/SSI, Alameda County & San Francisco County

 

Margad Tsendayush, Accountant

 

Anali Valdez, Advocate – Legal Advice Line

 

Laura Van Tassel, Esq., Staff Attorney – Interpersonal Violence Family Law

University of Michigan Law School

 

Maria Vasquez, Support Staff, San Francisco

 

Nayeli Velazquez Esq., Senior Staff Attorney – Social Security Disability/SSI San Francisco
University of California, Hastings School of Law

 

Lara Verwer, Esq., Supervising Attorney, Housing, Santa Clara County
Santa Clara University School of Law

 

Charlotte Vijftigschild, Esq., Supervising Attorney – Housing, San Francisco
Utrecht University School of Law, The Netherlands

 

Analia Villagra, Grants & Contracts Officer

 

Morgan Vukelic , Esq, Staff Attorney – Interpersonal Violence Family Law, Napa County

Chapman University School of Law

 

Kate Walsham, Supervising Attorney, Social Security Disability/SSI, Alameda County
University of California, Hastings College of Law

 

Michelle Weger, Senior Grants and Contracts Officer

 

Jessica Weinger, Esq., Supervising Attorney – Housing, Alameda County

University of San Francisco School of Law

 

Steven Weiss, Esq., Managing Attorney, Social Security Disability/SSI, Alameda County
Golden Gate University School of Law

 

Mynesha Whyte, DEI Manager

 

Susan Widule, Esq., SSI Senior Staff Attorney, Alameda County
Columbia Law School

 

Michael Wolchansky, Esq., Supervising Attorney, Social Security Disability/SSI, San Francisco County
Golden Gate University School of Law

 

Pam Wool, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney – Youth Justice / Social Security Disability/SSI
University of California, Hastings College of Law

 

Joshua Yoon, Esq., Staff Attorney – Legal Advice Line
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

 

Maria J. Zaldivar, Human Resources Manager

 

Suzanne Zalev, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney – Social Security Disability/SSI, Alameda County
University of California Davis School of Law

 

Lily Zhang, Esq., Staff Attorney – Legal Advice Line
University of California, Hastings College of the Law

 

Noah Zinner, Esq., Managing Attorney, Consumer Protection

University of California, Berkeley School of Law

 

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