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ACBA Members in the News 7.24.23 
members in the news - Tara Desautels

ACBA Members in the News

ACBA members in the news featuring Joseph Satterley, Denyse Clancy, Alanna Coopersmith, Chris Housh, Elizabeth Prehn, Jim Yu, Jo-Anna Nieves, and Grace Goodman.

Denyse ClancyJoseph SatterleyACBA Leadership Firm Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood partners Joseph Satterley and Denyse Clancy secured an $18.8 million award from a jury to a 24-year-old man who alleged Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder caused his mesothelioma. Read more

Alanna CoopersmithACBA member Alanna Coopersmith was nominated as a Super Lawyer for 2023. She is the owner of East Bay Defense and serves on the advisory board for the ACBA’s Court Appointed Attorney Program.

Elizabeth PrehnChris HoushACBA members Chris Housh, Housh Tax Law APC, and Elizabeth Prehn, Law Offices of Paley and Prehn, were recognized as 2023 Rising Stars in tax law by Super Lawyers of Northern California.

Jim YuACBA member Jim Yu was named one of the Top 100 lawyers by Northern California Super Lawyers magazine. Jim represents seriously injured pedestrians and bicyclists throughout Northern California, having just opened a satellite office in Sacramento in June.

Jo-Anna NievesACBA Board Vice President Jo-Anna Nieves, Nieves Law Firm, was named one of the Top 3 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Oakland by Three Best Rated! Three Best Rated recognizes the top 3 local businesses in key cities. They perform a 50-point inspection, checking a business’ reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost, general excellence, reputation, etc. Jo-Anna Nieves was also recently named a 2023 California Super Lawyers Rising Star for the 8th consecutive year.

ACBA member Grace Goodman, Nieves Law Firm, was successful, over DA objection, in securing a finding that a prima facie case existed for resentencing under Penal Code 1172.6. This was a very critical first step in the client’s path to post-conviction relief. 

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