2023 Committee Chairs and Committee Information

The San Mateo County Bar Association has committees established by resolution of the Board of Directors. These committees give the Bar Association members an opportunity to contribute to the community and a chance to participate in the operation of the Association.

Awards Committee


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Chair: Kathleen Durrans
Aaron, Riechert, Carpol & Riffle
333 Twin Dolphin Dr. Ste. 350 Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 368-4662
Bench and Bar Committee




Chair: Yvonne Seeley
Seeley Family Law Practice, APC.
155 Bovet Rd., Ste. 660 San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 371-9111
Budget and Finance Committee



Chair: Kenneth Linthicum
80 Eureka Sq., Ste. 216
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 255 -9119
Community Affairs


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Chair: Angelica Ayar
Angelica Ayar Law Offices
532 San Mateo Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 634-8525
Committee for Professional Equality



Chair: Chantel Fitting
Galine Frye Fitting & Frangos
411 Borel Ave., Ste. 500 San Mateo 94402
(650) 345-9875

Committee for Professional Equality

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Co-Chair: Joanna Wald
Viola Law Firm P.C.
441 First Avenue
San Mateo 94401
(650) 343-6400
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee




Chair: Jamay Lee
The Law Office Jamay Lee, APC
951 Mariners Island Blvd., Ste. 300 San Mateo, CA (650) 378-1263
Funky Credit Day



Co Chair: Justin Berger
Cotchett, Pitre & Mccarthy, LLP
840 Malcolm Rd., Ste. 200
Burlingame, CA 94010
Funky Credit Day



Co Chair: Sherrie Friedman
2555 Flores St., Ste. 395 San Mateo 94403
(650) 678-2621
Law Library



Chair: Constantine Tsagaris
Galine Frye Fitting & Frangos
411 Borel Ave., Ste 500
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 397-8700
Lawyer Referral Service



Chair: Walt Shjeflo
Fox, Shjeflo & Babu, LLP
2000 Alameda De Las Pulgas., Ste. 250 San Mateo 94403
(650) 341-2900
Public Interest Section




Chair: Renee Chantler
Chantler Law Offices
Chantler Law LLP
P.O. Box 50430
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
650-387-5328
Membership Committee



Chair: Shivadev Shastri
Dyer & White, LLP
2100 Geng Road, Suite 210
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 425-3200
Nominations Committee



Chair: Yvonne Seeley
Seeley Family Law Practice, APC.
155 Bovet Rd., Ste. 660 San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 371-9111
Operations Committee



Chair: Constantine Tsagaris
Galine Frye Fitting & Frangos
411 Borel Ave., Ste 500
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 397-8700
PDP Oversight Committee

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Chair: David Avila
303 Twin Dolphin Dr. Suite 600 Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 216-9580
Publications Committee


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Co Chair: Nazar Gosseiri
Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel, Inc.
177 Bovet Rd., Ste. 600 San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 963-2170
Publications Committee



Co Chair: Jennifer Acheson
73 Palmer Lane
Atherton, CA 94027
(650) 575-9981
Race and Social Justice Committee


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Co Chair: Angelica Ayar
Angelica Ayar Law Offices
532 San Mateo Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 634-8525
Race and Social Justice Committee

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Co Chair: Peter Goldsheider
P.O. Box 60550
Palo Alto, CA 94063
(650) 323-8296

Committee chairs serve for a calendar year and are appointed by the President.

There are no dues associated with Committee participation. Click on a committee on the right to view more.

List of 2022 Committee Chairs and Information