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Board of Trustees


Andrea Justo

Paredes Justo, PC


Andrea J. Justo is a Partner and Shareholder at Paredes Justo, PC, a Family Law firm. She immigrated from the Philippines to the United States at the age of two and has been a Bay Area native since. In 2015, Ms. Justo earned her Juris Doctorate from Lincoln Law School in San Jose. Ms. Justo also serves as the Chair of the Santa Clara County Bar Foundation, and Co-Chair of the Law Related Education Committee/Mock Trial Tournament. She is a Professor at Lincoln Law School in San Jose, teaching Torts. Ms. Justo holds a strong work ethic and willingness to fiercely advocate for others in pursuit of fairness. Her experience and contributions display her drive in making a difference in the community.

Golnesa Monazamfar Treasurer

Golnesa Monazamfar

Golnesa Monazamfar Family Law Group



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Amy Carlson

Carbone, Smith & Koyama


Amy Carlson is a Litigation Attorney with CSAA Insurance Group in their Litigation Department. She's lived and worked in Santa Clara County for her entire career when she moved here in September 2001. She earned her JD at California Western School of Law in San Diego. She started her career at Farmers Insurance in San Jose. After four years of insurance defense litigation and six jury trials, she moved on to employment law where she litigated on behalf of employees and employers for 12 years. She eventually returned to her first love of insurance defense at CSAA Insurance Group in March 2018. She serves as co-chair on the Pro Bono Project of Silicon Valley Board of Directors. In the last 20 years, she has been co-chair of the SCCBA Judiciary Committee, chair of the SCCBA Labor & Employment Executive Committee, chair of the SCCBA Civil Practice Committee and before being elected to the Board of Trustees.

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Claire Melehani

McLellan Law Group, LLP


Claire is a partner at McLellan Law Group, LLP, a white-glove civil litigation firm. Claire is a skilled trial attorney; for the last three years, Claire was named a Super Lawyer’s Rising Star, an award conferred upon the top 2.5% of rising attorneys in California, and was named one of the Top Women Attorneys in Northern California. In 2023, she was named one of the Top 40 Young Lawyers by the American Bar Association. As a former investment banking analyst for a global investment bank, Claire’s strong finance background aids her legal analysis and business-oriented advice for her clients. Outside of the office, Claire is heavily involved in the legal community on local and statewide scales. She serves on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee for California Women Lawyers, as Secretary for the SCCBA Board of Trustees, as co-chair of the SCCBA Women Lawyers Section, and as a former President of the SCCBA Barristers Section. Claire’s community involvement shows her commitment to advancing the legal profession.

Richard Schramm

Richard Schramm

Immediate Past President

Richard Schramm, was the managing attorney for Employment Rights Attorneys, located in Campbell, CA before moving to Hoge Fenton Jones Appel. With over 40 years handling all aspects of employment law, Mr. Schramm has extensive experience in state and federal courts, representing individual employees, executives, and small businesses.

He is a seasoned trial attorney prosecuting and defending wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, breach of contract, and wage-hour cases. Mr. Schramm has achieved consistently favorable results both from trials, and in arbitration and mediation. He has argued cases before both federal and state Appellate Courts, as well as more than 15 different federal and state agencies.  As an experienced employment law attorney, Mr. Schramm has been designated an expert witness before three federal courts and one state court on issues involving gender discrimination and attorney-client fee disputes.

A long-standing member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, Mr. Schramm currently represents SCCBA in the ABA's House of Delegates.



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Laurie Mikkelsen


Santa Clara County Superior Court


Sandra McManus


McManus Family Law



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Erika Lee


Fadem & Associates Family Law



Jil Dalesandro

Jil Dalesandro


Jil Dalesandro Law & Mediation Offices

BJ Fadem

B J Fadem


Fadem & Associates Family Law


Rachel McKenzie


Pro Bono Project



Sarah Cook, Esq.

Delegate & Co-Chair, Women Lawyers

Dependency Advocacy Center



Jackie Judson

Delegate & Chair

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley



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Chris Rosario

Delegate & Chair: Barristers Section

McManis Faulkner




Carlos Rosario

Carlos Rosario

Delegate & President

Black Lawyers Association

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Delegate & President

La Raza Lawyers Association



Jaya K. Reddy

Jaya Reddy


Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Hoge Fenton