Board of Trustees
Richard Schramm, was the managing attorney for Employment Rights Attorneys, located in Campbell, CA before moving to Berliner Cohen LLP. 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.
Andrea J. Justo is a Senior Associate Attorney at Hoover Krepelka, LLP. 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 serves as the Secretary of the Santa Clara County Bar Foundation, and is a member of the Finance Committee, and the Family Law Executive Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association. She also teaches as a Professor at Lincoln Law School in San Jose. 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 Family Law Group
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 Trustee-at-Large before becoming Secretary of the Board of Trustees.
Immediate Past President
Bruce D. MacLeod is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz and the University of California Hastings College of the Law. He has worked in Santa Clara County since being admitted to the California State Bar, and he is currently Senior Counsel with the San Jose firm of Davis, Bengtson & Young, practicing primarily in the fields of legal malpractice and business litigation. During Mr. MacLeod’s career, he has had more than 20 jury and court trials, participated in numerous binding and non-binding arbitrations and mediations, attended approximately 1,000 depositions, and was named a Northern California “Super Lawyer” in 2020 and 2021.
Prior to joining Davis, Bengtson & Young, Mr. MacLeod was a Senior Counsel with the firm of Willoughby, Stuart, Bening and Cook for over 19 years until the firm closed its doors on December 31, 2021. He has also been employed by Farmers Insurance when he defended Farmers’ insureds against major personal injury and property damage claims, and as an associate with the firm of Gassett, Perry & Frank in San Jose.
Mr. MacLeod has been a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association since he was admitted to the Bar, served on its Board of Trustees since 2016, as the SCCBA Treasurer in 2020 and as President-Elect in 2021.
Santa Clara County Superior Court
McManus Family Law
Gates Eisenhart Dawson
Jil Dalesandro Law & Mediation Offices
Diemer & Wei
Law Office of Walter Pierce Hammon
Delegate & Co-Chair, Women Lawyers
Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel
Delegate & Chair
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
Law Offices of Nicole Ford
Delegate & Chair: Barristers Section
Delegate & President
Black Lawyers Association
Product Counsel at Wing
Delegate & President
La Raza Lawyers Association
To Be Determined
Asian Pacific American Bar Association