Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Diversity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of the Barristers Club; however, we recognize that there are social injustices, racism, and discrimination that contribute to the lack of diversity and belonging in the legal profession. The Diversity & Inclusion Committee works to educate, advocate, and promote programming that addresses issues around diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging faced by underrepresented attorneys.


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Anthony Guzman

Greenberg Traurig

Committee Members

Samantha Adhikari

Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office

Sydney Allen

Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff

Kevin Benedicto

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Miguel Gradilla

Conrad, Metlitzky, Kane

Ernest Hammond III


Sarah Hoffman


Priyah Kaul

Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld

Cristina Piechocki

Littler Mendelson

Lindsey Mignano

Smith Shapourian Mignano

Kelly Matayoshi

Farella Braun + Martel

Jessica Ryland


Jacqueline Simonovich

Weintraub Tobin

Whitney O'Byrne

Durie Tangri

Carole Okolowicz

Carlson, Calladine & Peterson

Contact barristers@sfbar.org for more information.

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