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Attorney Assignments

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Hedding Street Office

Attorney Name

Assignment

James R. Williams

County Counsel

Areas of Direct Supervision:
Board of Supervisors
Civil Grand Jury
County Executive
County Hearing Officer Program
Legislation and CEO-Office of Intergovernmental Relations
Redevelopment Dissolution

Board Committees:
Finance & Government Operations Committee

Boards & Commissions:
Federal Affairs Advocacy Task Force

Other Boards:
Redevelopment Dissolution Countywide Oversight Board of Santa Clara County

Greta S. Hansen

​Chief Assistant County Counsel

General Areas of Responsibility:
Appeals Oversight
Data Sharing and Privacy Issues
Social Justice & Impact Litigation
Special Projects and Initiatives

Departments / Agencies Assignment Oversight:
CEO - Office of Cultural Competency
CEO - Office of Data Oversight, Monitoring and Evaluation
CEO - Office of Immigrant Relations
CEO - Office of LGBTQ Affairs
CEO - Office of Mediation and Ombuds Services
CEO - Office of Supportive Housing
CEO - Office of Women's Policy
CEO - Chief Privacy Office
Information Security Office

Board Committees & Commissions:
Personnel Board

Boards/Commissions Oversight:
Commission on the Status of Women
Domestic Violence Council
Human Relations Commission
Human Trafficking Commission
Juvenile Justice Commission
Task Force on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
Women's Equality 2020 Leadership Council

Robert M. Coelho

Assistant County Counsel

General Areas of Responsibility:
Education Law
Employment Litigation
Labor & Employment
Public Safety & Justice
Surveillance-Technology Ordinance Use Policies

Department / Agency Assignment Oversight:
CEO - Equal Opportunity Department
CEO - Learning Organization
CEO- Office of Emergency Services
CEO - Office of Reentry Services
County Communications
District Attorney's Office
ESA - Administration
ESA - Benefits
ESA - Human Resources
ESA - Labor Relations
Fairgrounds Management Corporation
Fire Districts
Medical Examiner-Coroner
Office of the Sheriff & Department of Correction
Pretrial Services
Probation Department
Public Defender's Office 

Board Committees:
Children, Seniors & Families Committee
Public Safety and Justice Committee​

Boards & Commissions:
Commission on Equal Access and Employment Opportunity
Juvenile Justice Systems Collaborative
Re-Entry Network

Boards & Commissions Oversight:
Anti-Terrorism Approval Authority
Assessment Appeals Board
Asset Forfeiture Fund Oversight Committee
Community Corrections Partnership
Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council
SCC Cal-ID Remote Access Network Board
SCC Emergency Operational Area Council
SCC Inmate Welfare Fund Committee
 

Steve Mitra

Assistant County Counsel

General Areas of Responsibility:
California Public Records Act
Civil and Code Enforcement
Contracting and Procurement
Ethics, Conflicts, and Political Reform Act
General Government Section
Land Use, Public Works, and Real Estate
Management Auditor

Departments / Agencies Assignment Oversight:

Assessor's Office
CEO - Countywide Contracting Management
CEO - Office of Budget & Analysis
CEO - Office of Asset & Economic Development
CEO - Office of Integrated Pest Management
CEO - Office of Supportive Housing
CEO - Office of Sustainability
CEO - Office of Veterans' Services
CEO - Policies and Procedures
CEO - Public Affairs
Clerk of the Board
Clerk / Recorder
Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency
Facilities & Fleet
Finance Agency
Library
Parks & Recreation Department
Planning and Development
Procurement Department
Registrar of Voters
Roads & Airports Department
Special Districts
Technology Services and Solutions

Board Committees:
Finance & Government Operations Committee
Housing, Land Use, Environment & Transportation Committee​

Boards & Commissions:
Federal Affairs Advocacy Task Force
Measure A (2016 Housing Bond) Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee
Boards & Commissions - General Oversight

Douglas M. Press​ ​Assistant County Counsel

General Areas of Responsibility
:
Appeals Oversight
Claims Administration
FIRST 5 Santa Clara County
Health & Hospital
Jail Reform
Legislation
Social Services Agency
Tort and Civil Rights Litigation

Departments / Agencies Assignment Oversight
:
CEO - Occupational Safety & Environmental Compliance
CEO - Risk Management
Department of Child Support Services
Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System
Ambulatory & Community Health Services
Behavioral Health Services
Community Health Services
Custody Health Services
Emergency Medical Services
Public Health
Valley Health Plan
Valley Medical Center
Social Services Agency

Board Committees
:

Health and Hospital Committee

Boards & Commissions Oversight
​:
Child Abuse Prevention Council
Emergency Medical Care Committee
Health Advisory Commission
HIV Commission
Homeless Healthcare Advisory Board
Planning Commission
Senior Care Commission
Social Services Advisory Commission
​Gita C. Suraj ​Assistant County Counsel

General Areas of Responsibility:
Child Dependency Unit
Industrial Disability Retirement Appeals
LPS Conservatorships
Probate Team
Public Administrator / Guardian / Conservator
Workers' Compensation

Departments / Agencies Assignment Oversight:
CEO - Workers' Compensation

Attorney Name

Assignment

Bryan K. Anderson

Litigation

Jeremy A. Avila​ ​​Civil & Code Enforcement

Marcy L. Berkman

Clerk-Recorder
Appeals
Assessment Appeals Board

Mark F. Bernal

General Government Litigation
Assessor
County Hearing Officer
Public Defender

Aaron H. Bloom

​Civil and Code Enforcement

​Winifred Botha ​Litigation
​G. Allen Brandt

​Litigation

Jason M. Bussey

​Litigation

Christopher Capozzi

Bail Bond Appeals
Cable Franchise / Water Franchise
Conflicts & Political Reform Act Team​
CEO - Office of Veterans Services
Department of Correction
DTAC Tax Unit​
Pitchess Petitions
Sheriff's Office
Board of Plumbing Examiners
Veterans Commission

Michelle H. Chan

​Office of Supportive Housing
Real Property

Gregory J. Charles

​Litigation

​​Christopher R. Cheleden

Lead Deputy - Public Works, Real Property, and Redevelopment Dissolution
CEO - Office of Countywide Contracting Management
Conflicts & Political Reform Act Team
Facilities & Fleet
Roads and Airports Department
Airports Commission
Comprehensive County Expressway Planning Study Policy Advisory Board
Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee
Planning Commission
Roads Commission

Nancy J. Clark

County Communications
ESA - Human Resources, Disability Retirement, and Executive Services
Labor & Employment
Learning & Employee Development
Medical Staff
CEO - Occupational Safety & Environmental Compliance

H. Luke Edwards​ ​Social Justice & Impact Litigation Fellow
​Emily L. Fedman On Leave

Theresa J. Fuentes

Lead Deputy - Health & Hospital Section
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Acute Psychiatric Services Division
Health & Hospital Compliance
Medical Staff
SCVHHS IS Department
SCVMC Institutional Review Board
SCC Health Care Reform Implementation Stakeholder's Working Group

Danielle L. Goldstein

​General Government- Cases and Projects
Conflicts & Political Reform Act Team
Intellectual Property
Redevelopment Dissolution
Registrar of Voters
Social Justice & Impact Litigation
Behavioral Health Board
Code Enforcement Appeals Board
Personnel Board
Sister County Commissions

​Susan P. Greenberg​ Appeals
​Litigation
Social Justice & Impact Litigation
Mary Hanna-Weir​ ​Annual Reporting on Non-Cooperation with Identity-Based
Registries and Internment Activities
Clerk of the Board
CEO - Office of LGBTQ Affairs
CEO - Office of Women's Policy
Registrar of Voters
General Government Assignments
Child Abuse Prevention Council
Commission on the Status of Women
Domestic Violence Council
Human Trafficking Commission
Task Force on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
Women's Equality 2020 Leadership Council
​Kim H. Hara ​Litigation

Aryn P. Harris

Litigation
Civil Grand Jury
Jail Reform

​Lisa M. Harrison​ ​Chief Information Security Office
CEO - County Privacy Office
Climate Change / Renewable Energy / Sustainability
Conflicts & Political Reform Act Team
General Government Assignments
​Jonathan A. Heller ​Litigation
Carmel K. Kawano​ ​Health & Hospital Section

Melissa R. Kiniyalocts

Lead Deputy - Litigation Section
Library Joint Powers Authority
Medical Examiner - Coroner
Vehicle Accident Review Board

Jenny S. Lam

CEO - Office of Emergency Services
Emergency Medical Services
FIRST 5 Santa Clara County
Public Health Department
Social Justice & Impact Litigation
Valley Medical Center
Emergency Medical Care Committee
Health Advisory Commission
HIV Commission
Juvenile Justice Commission

Michael J. Leon Guerrero

Sheriff's Office
​Department of Correction
Labor & Employment
Pitchess Petitions

Michaela L. Lewis

On Leave

Aimee N. Logan​

​Lead Deputy – Labor & Employment Section
ESA - Benefits
ESA - Human Resources
ESA - Labor Relations
Equal Opportunity - Reasonable Accommodation

Tony LoPresti ​Office of Supportive Housing
Parks & Recreation Department
Social Justice & Impact Litigation
Parks & Recreation Commission
​Tara C. Lundstrom

CEO - Office of Data Oversight, Monitoring, ad Evaluation
​Data Sharing Issues for Public Safety and Justice
Department of Correction
Pretrial Services
Public Safety Legislation
Sheriff's Office
SCC Cal-ID Remote Access Network Board
Santa Clara County Inmate Welfare Fund Committee

Mary L. Malysz

​Labor & Employment

Robert A. Nakamae

Chair, Intellectual Property Team
Intellectual Property
IT Contracts
Office of the Assessor
Procurement Department - Advisor
Technology Services and Solutions

Kavita K. Narayan

Lead Deputy - Public Safety & Justice Section
Conflicts, and Political Reform Act Team
District Attorney's Office
CEO - Office of Emergency Services
Social Justice & Impact Litigation
Advisory Commission on Consumer Affairs
Anti-Terrorism Approval Authority
Asset ForfeitureFund Oversight Committee
Certification Appeals Board
SCC Emergency Operational Area Council

Lesley Pak

County Counsel Countywide Contracting Coordination
​CEO - Contracts
Controller / Treasurer
Finance Agency - Administration
Public Works
SCC Financing Authority
SCC Tobacco Securitization Corporation
Silicon Valley Tobacco Securitization Authority
Assessment Appeals Board
1996 Measure B Citizens Watchdog Committee
2008 Measure A Citizens Oversight Committee
County Treasury Oversight Committee

​Ward A. Penfold Civil & ​Code Enforcement

Elizabeth G. Pianca

Lead Deputy - General Government Section
Assessment Appeals Oversight
CEQA & Land Use
Clerk of The Board
CPRA Disclosure Questions
Conflicts & Political Reform Act Team
Fire Marshal
Habitat Conservation Plan
Planning & Development Department
Airports Land Use Commission
County of Santa Clara Community Resources Group for Stanford University
Fish and Game Commission
Historical Heritage Commission
National Heritage Area Task Force
San Martin Planning Advisory Commission
South County Joint Planning Advisory Committee

Sara J. Ponzio

Blood Test / 8102 Petitions
Department of Taxation and Collections
SSA Collections
VMC Subrogation
Fairgrounds Management Corporation
Pitchess Petitions
Procurement
Public Works
VMC Facilities
Animal Advisory Commission
Citizens' Advisory Commission on Elections

​Marcelo Quiñones

​Census 2020
CEO - Office of Cultural Competency
Education Law
Probation Department
Social Justice & Impact Litigation
Community Corrections Partnership
Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council
Youth Task Force

Ravi Rajendra​ CEO - Office of Immigrant Relations​
CEO - Office of Labor Standards Enforcement
Social Justice & Impact Litigation​​
​Hayley A. Reynolds​ ​​CEO - Office of ReEntry Services
Department of Child Support Services
Public Safety and Justice

Lizanne Reynolds

​General Government Projects

​David M. Rollo

Litigation

Michael L. Rossi

​Lead Deputy - Civil and Code Enforcement Section
Legislation

​Stephanie L. Safdi​ CEO- Office of Integrated Pest Management
County Sanitation District No. 2-3
Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency
Agriculture and Environmental Management
Department of Evironmental Health
Planning and Development Department
Pollution Prevention Program (Nonpoint Source)
​​Social Justice & Impact Litigation
Vector Control District
Integrated Pest Management Technical Advisory Group
Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission

Karl A. Sandoval

Lead Deputy - Litigation Section
Assessor Oversight

Stephen H. Schmid

Litigation
Javier Serrano

​Social Justice & Impact Litigation
Social Services Agency - General Advice
SSA - Public Records Requests
SSA - Audit & Compliance
SSA - Custodian of Records Advisor
SSA - RFP and Contract Review
SSA - Senior Nutrition Program
CalWIN Support
DEBS / DEBS Appeal Advice
Department of Aging and Adult Services
Senior Care Commission
Seniors Policy Council
Social Services Advisory Commission

Michael C. Serverian

Litigation

​​​Masa Shiohira​ ​Labor & Employment

Shannon Smyth- Mendoza​

Civil and ​​Code Enforcement

​Julia B. Spiegel

Social Justice & Impact Litigation
Central Fire Protection District
South County Fire District

Jennifer S. Sprinkles

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Community Health Services
SCVMC Institutional Review Board
Valley Health Plan
Valley Homeless Healthcare Program
Wellness Program
Homeless Healthcare Advisory Board

Laura S. Trice

​Lead Deputy - Social Justice & Impact Litigation Section
Appeals
County Counsel's Office Contracts

​Lorraine Van Kirk

Social Justice & Impact Litigation
Behavioral Health Services
SCVHHS Finance
SCVHHS Pharmacy

​Karen M. Willis CEO - Office of Asset and Economic Development​
Facilities & Fleet - Real Property

 

 

Julian Street Office

Workers' Compensation Section

Attorney Name

Assignment

Donna M. Diaz

Lead Deputy - Workers' Compensation Section
Workers' Compensation Claims

​Shirley R. Edwards​ ​Workers' Compensation Claims

Henry K. Gaus

Workers' Compensation Claims
Industrial Disability Retirement Appeals

Brian R. Holdaway

​Workers' Compensation Claims
Workers' Compensation Subrogation

Yoo-Rah Lee

Workers' Compensation Claims

Matthew E. Stanek

Workers' Compensation Claims

Probate / LPS Section

Attorney Name

Assignment

Mark A. Gonzalez

Lead Deputy - Public Administrator / Guardian Section
Public Administrator / Guardian - Legal Advisor
Adult Protective Services
Probate Conservatorships
Probate Decedent Estates
LPS Conservatorships
Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST)
CAPI Advocacy Program
8102 Petitions

Larry A. Kubo

Public Administrator / Guardian - Legal Advisor
Probate Conservatorships
Probate Decedent Estates
LPS Conservatorships

Additional Assignments:
CEO - Office of Medication and Ombuds Services
SCC Defined Contribution Plans Committee
Human Rights Commission

Jessica E. Pentland​

​Public Administrator / Guardian - Legal Advisor
Probate Conservatorships
Probate Decedent Estates
LPS Conservatorships
Adult Protective Services
Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST)
8102 Petitions

Gregory J. Sebastinelli

Public Administrator / Guardian / Conservator - Legal Advisor
Probate Conservatorships
Probate Decedent Estates
LPS Conservatorships

Juvenile Dependency Section

Attorney Name

Assignment

Elizabeth G. Morgan

Lead Deputy - Juvenile Dependency Section
After-Hours Emergency Response Advice
Appeals
Child Abuse and Neglect Center
Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Steering Committee
D.A. Child Abduction
Dependency Oversight Committee
DFCS Custodian of Records
Dual Status Protocol
Educational Rights Project Oversight
Liaison to SSA & DFCS Management Team
Ombuds Office
Petition Review / Staffings

Kristen W. Baker

Juvenile Dependency Court Calendar Attorney
Juvenile Dependency Court Mediation and Trial Attorney
Juvenile Dependency Court Long-cause Trial Specialist
DFCS Custodian of Records
WIC Section 827 Petitions for disclosure / confidentiality specialist

Kevin M. Hammon

Juvenile Dependency Court Calendar Attorney
Juvenile Court Mediation and Trial Attorney
Educational Rights Specialist
Non-Minor Dependent Law Specialist

Nandini K. Iyer

​On Leave

Hilary T. Kerrigan

Juvenile Dependency Court Mediation and Trial Attorney
Consents and Exchange of Information Specialist
Dependency Appeals
Kin-gap and Legal Guardianship Specialist
Paternity Specialist
Section 366.26 Noticing

​Erin Emily Pritchard Liem​ Juvenile Dependency Court Calendar Attorney
​Juvenile Dependency Court Mediation and Trial Attorney
Social Media Specialist
Dually Involved Youth
Non-Minor Dependent Law

Bhavit Madhvani

Juvenile Dependency Court Calendar Attorney​
Juvenile Dependency Court Mediation and Trial Attorney
Juvenile Court Report Writing Specialist
Probate Court 1513 Investigations Specialist
Front End Bureau (Emergency Response)

Arleen V. Rozul

Juvenile Dependency Court Calendar Attorney
Juvenile Dependency Court Mediation and Trial Attorney
Juvenile Dependency Court Long-Cause Specialist
Dependency Adoptions Specialist
Immigration Specialist

Braeden L. Sullivan

Juvenile Dependency Court Mediation and Trial Attorney
Juvenile Dependency Court Long-Cause Trial Specialist
ICPC and Placement Specialist
Dependency System Psychological Evaluations Specialist

Jennifer A. Tsou

Juvenile Dependency Court Calendar Attorney
Juvenile Dependency Court Mediation and Trial Attorney
Section 366.26 Noticing Specialist
ICWA Specialist

Laura E. Underwood

​Juvenile Dependency Court Mediation and Trial Attorney 
Court Recommendations Specialist
Dependency Appeals
Visitation Specialist

Avril D. Vazquez

Juvenile Dependency Court Calendar Attorney
Juvenile Dependency Court Mediation and Trial Attorney
Consents and Exchange of Information Specialist
Dually Involved Youth Specialist
Educational Rights Project

Kimberly B. Warsaw

Juvenile Dependency Court Mediation and Trial Attorney
After-Hours Emergency Response Advice
DFCS Petition Review Specialist
Domestic Violence Specialist
Front End Bureau (Emergency Response) Specialist
Gomez Grievance Hearing Specialist

John L. Winchester, III

Juvenile Dependency Court Mediation and Trial Attorney
Juvenile Dependency Court Long-cause Trial Specialist
Civil Court Specialist
DFCS Custodian of Records Advisor
Gomez Grievance Hearing Specialist

Last updated: 2/14/2019 5:46 PM