The San Mateo County Bar Association (SMCBA) has made a commitment to promote and support diversity in the legal profession by promoting inclusion in every aspect of our association and creating a more inclusive legal community by our:

SMCBA offers a variety of events on a monthly basis to promote diversity and educate our legal community of issues and developments. We also host the Diversity Speakers’ Series events annually, where the audience is educated and made aware of diversity related issues. Visit our Diversity Committee page for more information.

SMCBA continues to provide leadership opportunities through the varies sections and committees, where diverse lawyers are encouraged to participate and lead.

We have recently created the Diversity Pledge & Goals which provides as a guideline and standard for local law firms, corporate law departments, law schools, public agencies, and organizations to promote diversity in the hiring, retention, and advancement of attorneys.

Sign On To The Diversity Pledge & Goals
SMCBA has created the  Diversity Pledge & Goals to serve as a guideline for fostering diversity within the legal profession in San Mateo County. Although the Diversity Pledge & Goals includes a detailed list of diversity goals and practices for organizations to consider, it is meant to serve as a set of guidelines and suggested best practices for those law firms, corporate law departments, law schools, public agencies, and organizations that commit to the Diversity Pledge & Goals. Please see the list below of those that have already signed on to the Diversity Pledge & Goals. 

To read the SMCBA Diversity Pledge & Goals and become a signatory firm, click here. To sign as an individual, click here.

Aaron, Riechert, Carpol & Riffle
333 Twin Dolphin Dr., Ste. 350
Redwood City, CA 94065
Tel: (650) 368-4662
Farbstein & Blackman
411 Borel Ave., Ste. 425
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel: (650) 554-6200
2000 Alameda de las Pulgas, Ste. 161
San Mateo, CA 94403
Tel: (650) 300-3779
George Wailes, Attorney at Law
177 Bovet Road, Ste. 600
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel: (650) 638-2343
Angelica Ayar Law Offices
532 San Mateo Ave.
San Bruno, CA 940566
Tel: (650) 634-8525
Hoge Fenton
177 Bovet Rd., 6th Fl
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 963-2170
Bain Mazza & Debski
951 Mariners Island Blvd., Ste. 300
San Mateo, CA 94404
Tel: (650) 378-1472
Hartog, Baer & Hand, APC
4 Orinda Way, #200-D
Orinda, CA 94563
Tel: (925) 253-1717
Berra Stross Wallacker & Mass
411 Borel Ave, Suite 550
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel: (650) 212-7861
Juris Dumpis, Attorney at Law
1777 Borel Pl., Ste. 207
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel: (650) 350-1744
Care Like a Daughter
P.O. Box 7162
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Tel: (650) 854-8588
Laughlin Law, PC
950 Tower Lane, Ste. 925
Foster City, CA 94404
Tel: (650) 389-9133
Chauvel & Glatt
66 Bovet Road, Ste. 280
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel: (650) 573-9500
Law Office of Jubilee Menzies
237 Kearny St., Ste 420
San Francisco, CA 94108
Tel: (415) 851-8564
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA)
1861 Bay Rd.
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Tel: (650) 326-6440
Law Offices of Mark C. Watson
533 Airport Blvd., Suite 100
Burlingame, CA 94010
Tel: (650) 692-4001
Corey Luzaich, De Ghetaldi & Riddle, LLP
700 El Camino Real
Millbrae, CA 94030
Tel: (650) 871-5666
McDowall Cotter
2070 Pioneer Court
San Mateo, CA 94403
Tel: (650) 572-7933
Craig R. Morey Law Office
1900 S. Norfolk Street, Ste. 350
San Mateo, CA 94403
Tel: (650) 574-5557
McGlashan & Sarrail
177 Bovet Road, 6th Floor
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel: (650) 341-2585
Crawford & Hanson
1750 Francisco Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
Tel: (650) 738-0720
Private Defender Program of
San Mateo County Bar Association
333 Bradford St., Ste 200
Redwood City, CA 94063
Tel: (650) 298-4000
David Wessel
Law Offices Of Boris E. Efron
130 Portola Rd.
Portola Valley, CA 94028
Tel: (650) 851-8880
San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office
400 County Center, 3rd Fl
Redwood City, CA 94060
Tel: (650) 363-4752
De Ita, Lowe & Wald, LLP
1660 S Amphlett Blvd., Ste. 115
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel: (650) 918-4999
Seeley Family Law, APC
155 Bovet Rd., Ste. 660
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 347-9111
Erskine & Tulley
220 Montgomery St., Ste. 315
San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel: (415) 392-5431
Steven Chase
421 Grand Ave., Ste. A
So. San Francisco, CA 94080
Tel: (650) 589-6990