Officers and Board

Officers

PRESIDENT

Maria Z. Stearns

  • Address

    Rutan & Tucker, LLP
    611 Anton Boulevard, 14th Floor
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

  • Telephone

    (714) 338-1821

VICE PRESIDENT

Matthew M. Sonne

  • Address

    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
    650 Town Center Drive, 4th Floor
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

  • Telephone

    (714) 513-5100

TREASURER

William C. O’Neill

  • Address

    Ross, Wolcott, Teinert & Prout LLP
    3151 Airway Ave., Building S
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

  • Telephone

    (714) 444-3900

Secretary

Kenneth G. Parker

  • Address

    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    3161 Michelson Drive
    Irvine, CA 92612-4412

  • Telephone

    (949) 451-3800

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Linda A. Sampson

  • Address

    8502 E. Chapman Avenue, Suite 443
    Orange, CA 92869

  • Telephone

    (714) 516-8106

  • Fax

    (714) 602-2505

Board of Governors

Ashley Allyn

  • Address

    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    3161 Michelson
    Irvine, CA 92612-4412

  • Telephone

    (949) 451-3800

Wayne W. Call

  • Address

    Call & Jensen
    610 Newport Center Dr., Ste 700
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

  • Telephone

    (949) 717-3000

Darren K. Cottriel

  • Address

    Jones Day
    3161 Michelson Drive, Suite 800
    Irvine, CA 92612

  • Telephone

    (949) 553-7548

Shane P. Criqui

  • Address

    Stuart Kane LLP
    620 Newport Center Drive, Suite 200
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

  • Telephone

    (949) 791-5126

Hon. James J. Di Cesare

  • Address

    Orange County Superior Court

Hon. John Gastelum

  • Address

    Orange County Superior Court

Dinner Program Chair

Charity M. Gilbreth

  • Address

    Schilling Law Group, P.C.
    1100 Newport Center Drive, Suite 250
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

  • Telephone

    (949) 760-6124

Annual Seminar Committee

Andrew Gray

  • Address

    Latham & Watkins LLP
    650 Town Center Drive, 20th Floor
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1925

  • Telephone

    (714) 540-1235

Alan A. Greenberg

  • Address

    Greenberg Gross LLP
    650 Town Center Drive, Suite 1700
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

  • Telephone

    (949) 383-2820

Adam J. Karr

  • Address

    O'Melveny & Myers LLP
    610 Newport Center Drive, 17th Floor
    Newport Beach, CA 92660-6429

  • Telephone

    (949) 823-7150

Hon. Erick L. Larsh

  • Address

    Orange County Superior Court

Khai LeQuang

  • Address

    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    2050 Main Street, Suite 1100
    Irvine, CA 92614

  • Telephone

    (949) 567-6700

Allison L. Libeu

  • Address

    Hueston Hennigan LLP
    620 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1300
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

  • Telephone

    (949) 229-8640

Michael B. McClellan

  • Address

    Newmeyer & Dillion, LLP
    895 Dove Street, 5th Floor
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

  • Telephone

    (949) 854-7314

Hon. Douglas F. McCormick

  • Address

    United States District Court
    Central District of California

Hon. Kathleen E. O’Leary

  • Address

    California Court of Appeal
    Fourth District, Division 3

Justin N. Owens

  • Address

    Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C.
    660 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1600
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

  • Telephone

    (949) 725-4076

Alejandro G. Ruiz

  • Address

    Payne & Fears LLP
    4 Park Plaza, Suite 1100
    Irvine, CA 92614

  • Telephone

    (949) 797-1261

Hon. Nathan R. Scott

  • Address

    Orange County Superior Court

Hon. James V. Selna

  • Address

    United States District Court
    Central District of California

Jeffrey M. Singletary

  • Address

    Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
    600 Anton Blvd., Ste 1400
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

  • Telephone

    (714) 427-7000

Chahira Solh

  • Address

    Crowell & Moring LLP
    3 Park Plaza, 20th Floor
    Irvine, CA 92614-8505

  • Telephone

    (949) 798-1367

Public Service Co-Chair

Joshua J. Stowell

  • Address

    Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
    2040 Main Street, 14th Floor
    Irvine, CA 92614

  • Telephone

    (949) 721-5252

Annual Seminar Committee

Vikki L. Vander Woude

  • Address

    Umberg Zipser LLP
    1920 Main Street, Suite 750
    Irvine, California 92614

  • Telephone

    (949) 679-0052

Public Service Co-Chair

Peter N. Villar

  • Address

    Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
    5 Park Plaza, Suite 1400
    Irvine, CA 92614-8592

  • Telephone

    (949) 622-2700

Mark B. Wilson

  • Address

    Klein & Wilson
    4770 Von Karman Avenue
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

  • Telephone

    (949) 631-3300

Judicial Advisory Board

Hon. Richard M. Aronson (ret.)

  • Address

    JAMS

Hon. Cormac J. Carney

  • Address

    United States District Court
    Central District of California

Hon. William D. Claster

  • Address

    Orange County Superior Court

Hon. Richard D. Fybel

  • Address

    California Court of Appeal
    Fourth District, Division 3

Hon. Charles Margines

  • Address

    Orange County Superior Court

Hon. Linda S. Marks

  • Address

    Orange County Superior Court

Hon. Thomas S. McConville

  • Address

    Orange County Superior Court

Hon. Kirk H. Nakamura

  • Address

    Orange County Superior Court

Hon. Josephine L. Staton

  • Address

    United States District Court
    Central District of California

Hon. Peter J. Wilson

  • Address

    Orange County Superior Court

Young Lawyer Division

YLD Co-Chair

Sayuri Espinosa

  • Address

    Rutan & Tucker, LLP
    611 Anton Boulevard, 14th Floor
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

YLD Co-Chair

Lauren J. Blaes

  • Address

    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
    650 Town Center Drive, 4th Floor
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Past Presidents

Donald L. Morrow

  • Address

    Morrow Law Corporation
    PO Box 10969
    Newport Beach, CA 92658

  • Telephone

    (714) 939-1300

Thomas R. Malcolm

  • Address

    Jones Day
    3161 Michelson Drive, Ste 800
    Irvine, CA 92612

  • Telephone

    (949) 851-3939

Robert E. Palmer

  • Address

    (1956 -2014)

Hon. Andrew J. Guilford (Ret.)

  • Address

    Judicate West

Jeffrey W. Shields

  • Address

    Shields Law Offices
    1920 Main Street, Ste 1080
    Irvine, CA 92614

  • Telephone

    (949) 724-7900

Michael G. Yoder

  • Address

    O’Melveny & Myers
    610 Newport Center Drive, Ste 1700
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

  • Telephone

    (949) 823-7936

Dean J. Zipser

  • Address

    Umberg Zipser LLP
    1920 Main Street, Suite 750
    Irvine, California 92614

  • Telephone

    (949) 679-0052

Hon. Sheila B. Fell (ret.)

    Gary A. Waldron

    • Address

      Weintraub Tobin
      23 Corporate Plaza Drive, Suite 200
      Newport Beach, CA 92660-7901

    • Telephone

      (949) 760-0204

    James G. Bohm

    • Address

      Bohm Wildish LLP
      695 Town Center Drive, Ste 700
      Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    • Telephone

      (714) 384-6500

    Hon. Martha K. Gooding

    • Address

      Orange County Superior Court

    Richard J. Grabowski

    • Address

      Jones Day
      3161 Michelson Drive, Ste 800
      Irvine, CA 92612

    • Telephone

      (949) 553-7514

    Sean P. O’Connor

    • Address

      Sheppard, Mullin,
      Richter & Hampton LLP
      650 Town Center Drive, 4th Floor
      Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    • Telephone

      (714) 513-5100

    Darren O. Aitken

    • Address

      Aitken * Aitken * Cohn
      3 MacArthur Place
      P.O. Box 2555, Ste 800
      Santa Ana, CA 92707

    • Telephone

      (714) 434-1424

    Hon. Melissa R. McCormick

    • Address

      Orange County Superior Court

    Mark D. Erickson

    • Address

      Haynes and Boone LLP
      18100 Von Karman Avenue, Ste 750
      Irvine, CA 92612

    • Telephone

      (949) 202-3000

    Jeffrey H. Reeves

    • Address

      Theodora Oringher PC
      535 Anton Blvd., 9th Floor
      Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    • Telephone

      (714) 549-6200

    Michele D. Johnson

    • Address

      Latham & Watkins
      650 Town Center Drive, 20th Floor
      Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1925

    • Telephone

      (714) 540-1235

    Scott B. Garner

    • Address

      Umberg Zipser LLP
      1920 Main Street, Suite 750
      Irvine, California 92614

    • Telephone

      (949) 679-0052

    Mark A. Finkelstein

    • Address

      Umberg Zipser LLP
      1920 Main Street, Suite 750
      Irvine, California 92614

    • Telephone

      (949) 679-0052

    Daniel A. Sasse

    • Address

      Crowell & Moring, LLP
      3 Park Plaza, 20th Floor
      Irvine, CA 92614

    • Telephone

      (949) 263-8400

    Karla J. Kraft

    • Address

      Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C.
      660 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1600
      Newport Beach, CA 92660

    • Telephone

      (949) 725-4060

    Todd G. Friedland

    • Address

      Stephens Friedland LLP
      575 Anton Boulevard, Suite 750
      Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    • Telephone

      (949) 468-3200