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Hall of Fame

Western State is proud of its 11,000+ alumni. The alumni community includes many outstanding professionals who have distinguished themselves in the fields of law, education, politics, government and business. The following have been inducted into the College of Law’s Hall of Fame:

GEORGE ADAMS, Class of 1984
President and CEO – SA Recycling

HONORABLE LARRY ALLEN, Class of 1976
Presiding Judge - Superior Court of San Bernardino County

ALFREDO AMEZCUA, Class of 1985
President – Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County

HONORABLE MARGARET R. ANDERSON, Class of 1977
Judge - Superior Court of Orange County

SHARON J. ARKIN, Class of 1991
President - Consumer Attorneys of California

DONNA R. BASHAW, Class of 1987
President - National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

EBRAHIM BAYTIEH, Class of 1996
Orange County District Attorney

GREGORY L. BENTLEY, Class of 1990
Partner - Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP

JEAN BLACKWELL, Class of 1979
Supervising Attorney - Legal Aid Society of Orange County

KEVIN CALCAGNIE, Class of 1982
Founding Partner – Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.

GARY CHAMBERS, Class of 1986
President – Orange County Trial Lawyers Association

FRANK N. DARRAS, Class of 1986
President - Western State Law Foundation Board of Directors

CHRISTOPHER DAY, Class of 1985
President – California American Board of Trial Advocates

MARJORIE DAY, Class of 1971
President - American Board of Trial Advocates, Orange County

MARJORIE DICKINSON, Class of 1988
Orange County Women Lawyers Association Attorney of the Year

HONORABLE DANIEL DIDIER, Class of 1977
Presiding Judge - Superior Court Orange County

HONORABLE BECKY LYNN DUGAN, Class of 1979
Judge - Court of Riverside County

LUCETTA DUNN, Class of 1981
President and CEO - Orange County Business Council

JOHN DURAN, Class of 1987
Mayor – West Hollywood

HONORABLE SHERRILL A. ELLSWORTH, Class of 1987
Judge - Court of Riverside County

GRACE E. EMERY, Class of 1980
President - California Women Lawyers Association

HONORABLE CHRISTOPHER EVANS, Class of 1981
Commissioner - Superior Court of Orange County

HONORABLE SHEILA FELL, Class of 1979
Judge - Superior Court of Orange County

HONORABLE RICHARD FIELDS, Class of 1983
Presiding Judge - Superior Court of Riverside County

HONORABLE FRANCISCO FIRMAT, Class of 1976
Judge - Superior Court of Orange County

MICHAEL GARRETT, Class of 1985
Director - University of Southern California's Athletic Program

GEORGE GASCON, Class of 1996
District Attorney – County of San Francisco

DEBORAH GMEINER, Class of 1987
Assistant Orange County Counsel

JACK GOLDEN, Class of 1979
Chief Assistant Orange County Counsel

BILL K. GRAY, Class of 1974
Founding Partner - Gray and Prouty

HONORABLE SHEILA HANSON, Class of 1988
Supervising Judge – Superior Court of Orange County

JAMES O. HEITING, Class of 1975
President - California State Bar Association

HONORABLE MARIA D. HERNANDEZ, Class of 1992
Judge - Superior Court of Orange County

STEVEN D. HILLYARD, Class of 1975
Founding Partner – Tuverson and Hillyard

JEAN HOBART, Class of 1977
President - Orange County Trial Lawyers Association

WILLIAM HOWARD, Class of 1973
President - Orange County Trial Lawyers Association

VINCENT D. HOWARD, Class of 2003
Managing Shareholder - Howard Law, P.C.

LISA HUGHES, Class of 1975
Chairwoman - State Lottery Commission

FRED HUNTER, Class of 1974
Mayor - City of Anaheim

HONORABLE PAMELA LEE ILES, Class of 1975
Judge - Superior Court of Orange County

HONORABLE ROSS JOHNSON, Class of 1982
Senator - California State Senate

HONORABLE CAROLYN KIRKWOOD, Class of 1983
Supervising Judge - Superior Court of Orange County

YOSHIAKI C. KUBOTA, Class of 1994
Partner - Chambers, Noronha & Kubota

PATRICIA A. LEE-GULLEY, Class of 1988
Partner - Gordon & Rees

HONORABLE MICHAEL R. LIBUTTI, Class of 1987
Judge - Superior Court of San Bernardino County

DEBORA LLOYD, Class of 1984
California Prosecutor of the Year

HONORABLE PATRICK MAGERS, Class of 1975
Judge - Superior Court of Riverside County

GEORGE MALLORY, Class of 1977
Chair - Litigation Section of the California State Bar

PEARL GONDRELLA MANN, Class of 1985
District Governor - California State Bar

LARRY McCAMISH, Class of 1980
Senior Counsel - Chevron Corporation & Unocal

BRIAN J. McCORMACK, Class of 1993
Supervising Trial Attorney - Callahan & Blaine

SCOTT McCUNE, Class of 1976
Founding Partner – Callahan, McCune & Willis

CHRISTOPHER MEARS, Class of 1981
Chairman - California State Athletic Commission

ANIL MEHTA, Class of 1990
Public Law Center Attorney of the Year

CHARLES MIDDLETON, Class of 1978
Chief Assistant Orange County District Attorney

JOSEPH MODEROW, Class of 1975
Senior Vice President, Chief Counsel & Secretary - United Parcel Service, Inc.

JOHN MONTEVIDEO, Class of 1978
President – Consumer Attorneys of California

DANNI R. MURPHY, Class of 1986
President – Orange County Bar Association

HONORABLE JOHN NHO TRONG NGUYEN, Class of 1980
Judge - Superior Court of Orange County

HONORABLE ROBERT PACHECO, Class of 1973
Assemblyman - California State Assembly

NEIL PEDERSEN, Class of 1988
Founding Partner – Pedersen Heck McQueen

HONORABLE PHILLIP PETTY, Class of 1970
Presiding Judge - Superior Court of Orange County

ROSE POTHIER, Class of 1977
AV Rated Real Estate & Real Estate Finance Practitioner

HONORABLE JONATHAN PRICE, Class of 1975
Judge - Superior Court of Monterey County

MICHELLE A. REINGLASS, Class of 1978
President - Orange County Bar Association

SOLANGE E. RITCHIE, Class of 1994
Past President - Orange County Women Lawyers Association

HONORABLE ROGER ROBBINS, Class of 1974
Judge - Superior Court of Orange County

LEWIS R. ROSENBLUM, Class of 1980
California Prosecutor of the Year

DOUGLAS W. SCHROEDER, Class of 1988
Past President - Orange County Trial Lawyers Association

WILLIAM D. SHAPIRO, Class of 1978
Past President – San Bernardino County Bar Association

MARK A. SMITH, Class of 1990
President & CEO – Molycorp

ELEANOR A. STEGMEIER, Class of 1977
Partner - Stegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz & Benavente, LLP

ANDREW H. STRUVE, Class of 1998
Partner - Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

KAREN TAILLON, Class of 1975
Partner – Cummins & White

HONORABLE CHRISTIAN THIERBACH, Class of 1975
Judge - Superior Court of Riverside County

ERIC V. TRAUT, Class of 1989
Partner - Traut Firm

Kimberly A. Valentine, Class of 1997
Principal - Valentine Law Group

JOHN J. VETH, Class of 1987
President - Orange County Trial Lawyers Association

DAVID S. WEINBERG, Class of 1985
Commissioner - Superior Court Orange County

JEFF WITJAS, Class of 1979
Senior Vice President - Agency for the Performing Arts

NANCY ZELTZER, Class of 1977
Managing Partner - Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith

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