Alumni

Please address any additions or corrections to the information below to Farrah Fanara, Clinical Program Office Manager.

Graduating Class of 2017

Christian Adriatico
Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates

Mike Besser
Associate, Polsinelli PC

Sarah Bluestone
Graduate Law Clerk, Contra Costa County Office of the Public Defender

Chelsea Bond
Law Clerk, Solano County Office of the Public Defender

Ilan Friedmann-Grunstein
Assistant Public Defender, Miami-Dade County Office of the Public Defender

Hilary Krase
Law Clerk, Central District of California

Ellen Labitzke
Post-Bar Intern, Yolo County Office of the Public Defender

Hannah Lieberman
Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice, The Bronx Defenders

Grayson Lindstrom
Deputy Public Defender, Colorado State Office of the Public Defender

Andrea Ortega
Associate, Littler Mendelson P.C.

Lilli Paratore
Equal Justice Works Fellow, UnCommon Law

Olivia Sideman
Post Bar Legal Assistant, Alameda County Office of the Public Defender

Jackie Simonovich
Associate, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Josh Steele
Deputy Public Defender, King County Department of Public Defense

Scott Templin
Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice, The Bronx Defenders

Salena Tiet
Law Clerk, Los Angeles County Office of the Public Defender

Graduating Class of 2016

Madeline Bailey
Law Fellow, Equal Justice Initiative

Sophie Cooper
Law Clerk, Southern District of California

Shanita Farris
Fellow, Capital Appeals Project, New Orleans

Cristiana Giannini
Assistant Public Defender, DeKalb County Office of the Public Defender

Jill Greco
Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice, The Bronx Defenders

Clara Hammond-Oakley
Fellow, Neighborhood Defender Service

Anuthara Hegoda
Berkeley Law Public Interest Fellow, Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area

Alyssa Huff
Deputy Public Defender, Contra Costa County Public Defender’s Office

Matt Ohlheiser
Assistant Public Defender, Maryland Office of the Public Defender

Olivia Taylor
Deputy Public Defender, Office of the Colorado State Public Defender

Caitlin York
Staff Attorney, The Bronx Defenders

Shane Young
Legal Fellow, National Basketball Players Association

Graduating Class of 2015

Jackie Aranda Osorno
Law Clerk, District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Melissa Burkhart
Staff Attorney, Habeas Corpus Resource Center

Brandi Jackson
Deputy Public Defender, Colorado Office of the State Public Defender

Caitlin Jones
Assistant Public Defender, Hennepin County Office of the Public Defender

Rebecca Katz
Deputy Public Defender, Marin County Office of the Public Defender

Jason Kim
Judicial Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Judah Lakin
Associate, Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP

Hong Le
Staff Attorney, Advocacy Center

Lindsay Markel
Staff Attorney, Orleans Public Defenders

Reetu Mody
Policy Associate and Digital Organizer, Presente.org

Daniela Molina Velandia
Associate Deputy Public Defender, Alameda County Office of the Public Defender

Cristina Najarro
Assistant Public Defender, Maryland Office of the Public Defender

Maritza Perez
Staff Attorney, MALDEF, Washington, DC

Samantha Reed
Judicial Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Waseem Salahi
Bronx Defenders Fellow, Fair Punishment Project

Nathan Stuckey
Assistant Public Defender, Augusta Circuit Public Defender’s Office

Scott Wallace
Associate, The Phillips Black Project

Gwen Wu
Staff Attorney, Homeless Action Center

Aaron Zagory
Staff Attorney, Orleans Public Defenders

Graduating Class 2014

Celia dePentheny O’Kelly
Associate, Cooley LLP

Kayla Delgado
Associate, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Rebecca Gindi
Assistant Deputy Public Defender, Appellate Division, New Jersey Office of the Public Defender

Emily Gladden
Associate, Tin Fulton Walker & Owen

Jeremy Goldstein
Associate, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, & Garrison

Carrie Hall
Legal Assistant, Office of the Alameda County Public Defender

Britt Harwood
Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid

Shana Heller
Staff Attorney, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

Chris Lau
Staff Attorney, The Bronx Defenders

Paul Meyer
Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Jesus Mosqueda
Trial Attorney, Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.

Maxwell Pines
Deputy Public Defender, Law Offices of the Public Defender of the State of New Mexico

Amanda Rogers
Staff Attorney, Public Defender Service, Washington, D.C.

Rukayatu Tijani
Associate, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Efan Wu
Deputy Public Defender, Fresno County Public Defender

Graduating Class 2013

Colleen Bazdarich
Deputy Public Defender, West Valley Division, Office of the Public Defender, San Bernardino County

Devi Chandrasekaran
Associate, Baker Botts, LLP

Nikki Davenport
Clerk, Waters & Kraus LLP

Anna Dorn
Legal Research Fellow, Phillips Black

Holly Dranginis
Senior Policy Analyst, Enough Project

Sonia Fleury
Associate, WilmerHale

Nicole Gutierrez
Associate, Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside, LLP

Michelle Iorio
Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Advocates

Cory Isaacson
Staff Attorney, Georgia Justice Project

Katherine Katcher
Executive Director, Root & Rebound

Alana Edelstein-Kopke
Fellow, Office of the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office

Tracy Krause
Deputy Public Defender, Solano County Public Defender

Zachary Markarian
Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP

Susannah Martin
Deputy Public Defender, Sacramento County Public Defender

Katie Mathews
Staff Attorney, Investigations Unit, Disability Rights California

Ann Mary Olson
Associate, Hansen Bridgett LLP

Liên H. Payne
Associate, Sheppard Mullin

Ann Sagan
Assistant Public Defender, Third Judicial District Public Defender Office, Topeka, KS

Roxana Sandoval
Trial Attorney, Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.

Leila Tabbaa
Staff Attorney, Family Defense Practice, The Bronx Defenders

Julia Weissman
Associate, Jones Day

Micah West
Staff Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center

Graduating Class 2012

Rachel Bennett
Assistant Public Defender, Maryland Office of the Public Defender

Dave Fanale
Committee for Public Counsel Services, Public Defender, Boston

Jolene Forman
Staff Attorney, Office of Legal Affairs, Drug Policy Alliance

Mary Gilbert
Associate, Crowell & Moring

Allison Hartry
Attorney, The Morales Firm, PC

Katie Henderson
Assistant Public Defender, Maryland Office of the Public Defender

Julia Mehlman
Judicial Clerk, Hon. Jacqueline Scott Corley, Northern District of California

Alison Mollman
Staff Attorney, Equal Justice Initiative

Kiva Schrager
Associate, Cooley LLP

Yanin Senachai
Staff Attorney, Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Terri Louise Deep
Investigator/Paralegal, Alabama Middle District Federal Defenders

James Stevens
Partner, Wolf, Panella & Stevens

Graduating Class 2011

Thad Blank
Research and Writing Attorney, Federal Defender Services of Idaho

Stephanie Clark
Deputy Public Defender, Office of the Alameda County Public Defender

Galen Currens

Joel Furman
Deputy Public Defender, Office of the Orange County Public Defender

Joe Goldstein-Breyer
Deputy Public Defender, Office of the Alameda County Public Defender

Maeve Granzin Goodbody
Deputy Public Defender, Office of the Colorado State Public Defender

David Lowry
Staff Attorney, Appellate Advocates, New York

Ellen Rheaume
Attorney, Exoneration Project, University of Chicago

Ames Smith
Attorney at Law, AMES Advantage

Whitney Tipton
Staff Attorney, Habeas Corpus Resource Center

Abbie VanSickle
Reporter/Lecturer, Investigative Reporting Program, UC Berkeley

Sam Weiscovitz (formerly “Weiner”)
Staff Attorney, Office of the State Public Defender

Jamie Williams
Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Graduating Class 2010

Kurt Denk
Associate, Kramer Levin

Estela Dimas
Staff Attorney, Habeas Corpus Resource Center

Omari French
Associate, WilmerHale

Tess Hand-Bender
Associate, Reilly Pozner LLP, Denver, CO

Atteeyah Hollie
Staff Attorney, Southern Center for Human Rights

Raghav Krishnapriyan
Associate, Durie Tangri LLP

Lorraine Leete
Attorney, International Rights Advocates

Maile Padilla
Deputy Alternate Public Defender III, Office of the Los Angeles County Alternate Public Defender

Vanessa Reid
LLM Candidate, London School of Economics and Political Science

Bryan Springmeyer
Partner, Springmeyer Reddy Law

Sarah Weiss
Associate, Jenner & Block

Graduating Class 2009

Rana Anabtawi
Staff Attorney, Prison Law Office

Gisselle Bourns
Associate, Covington & Burling, Washington D.C.

Katherine Bromberg
Staff Attorney, Storm Response Unit, New York Legal Assistance Group

Micaela Davis
Staff Attorney, ACLU of Northern California

Ryan Davis
Assistant Public Defender, Office of the State Public Defender, Sacramento

Sarah King
Staff Attorney, Departmental Appeals Board, Dept. of Health and Human Services, Washington DC

Elizabeth Kostrzewa
Vice President, Global Compliance, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Lindsay LaSalle
Senior Staff Attorney, Drug Policy Alliance

Desiree Ramirez Lassiter
Staff Attorney, Office of the Federal Public Defender, Northern Division, Maryland

David Mitchell
Associate, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP

Marina Sideris
Law Office of Marina Sideris, Camden, Maine

Sarah Rose Weinman
Appellate Attorney, Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.

Graduating Class 2008

Samson Asiyanbi
Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice

Mojgone Azemun
Legal Director, Avaaz

Rachel Pfeiffer Bee
Mitigation Specialist, Capital Defender Office of Northern Virginia

Genevieve Casey

Vanessa Crawford

Joy Haviland
Staff Attorney, Marijuana Law and Policy, Office of Legal Affairs, Drug Policy Alliance

John de Leon
Attorney, The Law Office of John de Leon

Julia Smith-Aman
Staff Attorney, Board of Immigration Appeals

Armilla Staley-Ngomo
Assistant Federal Public Defender, Capital Habeas Unit, Office of the Federal Public Defender, Central District of California

Van Swearingen
Associate, Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP

Graduating Class 2007

Emmanuel Andre
Outreach and Community Relations Coordinator, Bluhm Legal Clinic, Children and Family Justice Center, Northwestern Law School

James Chavez
Trial Attorney, Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.

Lisa Cisneros
LGBT Program Director, California Rural Legal Assistance

Lara Eilhardt
Staff Attorney, Department of Veteran’s Affairs

Mark Feeser
Law Office of Mark R. Feeser, San Luis Obispo, California

Ruth Hawley
Staff Attorney, Securities and Exchange Commission

Alycee Lane

Michelle Leung
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

Kathryn Miller
Clinical Teaching Fellow, Death Penalty Clinic, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

Jessica Parsons

Anne Shaver
Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Sarah Spiegel
Deputy Public Defender, Contra Costa County Office of the Public Defender

Kristin Traicoff
Deputy State Public Defender, Office of the State Public Defender

Graduating Class 2006

Cate Beekman
Partner, Beekman Cortés, LLP

Bart Brown

Deputy Public Defender, Office of the Ventura County Public Defender

Jamie Crook
Staff Attorney, Fair Housing & Community Development Project, Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights

Greta S. Hansen
Chief Assistant, Santa Clara County Counsel’s Office

Steven Hicks
Assistant General Counsel, NID Housing Counseling Agency

Jennifer Huber
Partner, Keker & Van Nest

Colin Kelley
Partner, Kelley & Farren, LLP

Michael Lepie
Deputy Public Defender, Office of the Contra Costa County Public Defender

Amanda Parks
Deputy Public Defender, Santa Clara County Office of the Alternate Public Defender

Sarah Rackley Olson
Forensic Resource Counsel, Indigent Defense Services of North Carolina

Steven Swerdlow
Director, Tashkent Office, Researcher, Human Rights Watch, Europe & Central Asia Division

David Taylor
General Counsel, Theranos, Inc.

Graduating Class 2005

Shannon Riordan Armstrong
Shareholder, Markowitz Herbold, P.C.

Emily Carlsen
United States Patent & Trademark Office

Laura Clark
Partner, McGlynn & Clark

Elizabeth Eng

Eliza Hersh
Fellow, Open Society Foundation, Berkeley Law Center for the Study of Law & Society

Ann Kim
Staff Attorney, Habeas Corpus Resource Center

Alma Lagarda
Staff Attorney, Texas Defender Service

Sarah Laubach Gur
Lecturer in Residence, U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Margaret Osborn Munzig
Attorney, Lewis & Llewellyn

Jamie Popper
Staff Attorney, Appellate Defenders, Inc.

Angel Sevilla
Of Counsel, Jackson Lewis P.C.

Nisha Shah
Staff Attorney, Habeas Corpus Resource Center

Monali Sheth
Deputy County Counsel, Office of the County Counsel, San Mateo County

Jill Meyers Jones 
Senior Deputy County Counsel, Office of the County Counsel, Los Angeles County

Salomon Zavala
Managing Attorney, Zavala Law Group

Graduating Class 2004

Michael Anderson
Research Attorney to the Hon. Miguel Marquez, Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal, 6th District

Shara Davis
Creative Writing MFA Candidate, Rutgers Newark College of Arts and Sciences

Annie Hermele

Jennifer Jeon

Sloan Johnston
Staff Attorney, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

Rebecca McGuire

Daniel Olmos
Partner, Nolan Barton Bradford Olmos LLP

Lothlorien Redmond

Albert Sieber
Staff Attorney, Capital Habeas Unit, Federal Public Defender Office, District of Nevada

Craig Sieverding
Assistant County Attorney, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office

Jessica Goneau Scott
Partner, Wheeler Trigg Kennedy

Graduating Class 2003

Neil Ashar
Senior Counsel, World Bank

Scott Bennett
Coppersmith, Schermer & Brockelman, PLC

Elaine Collins

Chhaya Malik Bhalotra
Special Counsel, Ramsey Ehrlich

Valerie Meyer
Attorney, Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Employment Litigation Section

Jee Park
Senior Attorney, Innocence Project New Orleans

Sheila Quinlan
Attorney, California Fourth District Court of Appeal

Sarah Ray
Partner, Latham & Watkins

Victor Rodriguez
Staff Attorney, California Supreme Court

Michael Shin
Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Montana

Rachel Sommovilla
Assistant City Attorney, City of Richmond

Jennifer Swann
Staff Attorney, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Erica Zunkel
Assistant Clinical Professor and Associate Director of the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic, University of Chicago Law School

Graduating Class 2002

Helene Farber
Helene Farber Law

Portia Glassman
Attorney at Law, Portia Glassman, Esq.

Janet Lee

Maria Lin

Shannon Rozner
Chief Operating Officer, Financial-360, LLC

John Tanghe
Attorney at Law, Private Practice

Racheal Turner
Partner, Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Dana Wolinsky