We were honored to have more than 230 guests in attendance at the 2016 ACBA Installation and Distinguished Service Awards Dinner at the Rotunda Building in Oakland’s City Center.
The 2016 ACBA officers are: President Stephanie Sato, of the Law offices of Stephanie Sato. Stephanie is a divorce and family law attorney in Oakland; President-Elect Eric Handler, a partner at Donahue Fitzgerald LLP in Oakland. Eric specializes in IP law, commercial litigation, and bankruptcy; Michael Johnson, Executive Director and Senior Legal Counsel with AT&T Services Inc. Michael specializes in healthcare and governmental contracting issues. Directors include: Colin Bowen, Megan Burns, Micha Star Liberty, Joy Ricardo-Clay, Pelayo A. Llamas Jr., Lauren Powe, Pamela Ross, Jr., Vincent Tong, Paul Wellenkamp, and serving Ex-Officio, Toni Mims-Cochran and Jo-Anna Nieves.
We heard from Congressman Mike Honda who congratulated the award recipients, and reminded us to get out and make a difference.
- Judge: Judge Kimberly Colwell, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda [Link to profile]
- Lawyer: Jamie Rudman, Sanchez & Almador LLP [Link to profile]
- New Lawyer: Vincent Tong, Tong Law [Link to profile]
- Law Firm: Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood [Link to profile]
- Community Organization: Eviction Defense Center [Link to profile]
The evening was capped off by remarks from Associate Justice Ming Chin, Supreme Court of California. He shared stories about his time on the bench, from his time as an Alameda County Superior Court Judge to California’s Supreme Court.
Thank you to all who celebrated with us!
For more photos, please check out the ACBA’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Alameda-County-Bar-Association-312731575506235/