2022 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: Paul Wilkins
The Law Office of Paul Wilkins
1640 Laurel St.  San Carlos, CA 94070 
(650) 594-4200
Budget and Finance Committee



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




Chair: Jennifer Acheson
Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley
101 Marshall St., Ste. 500
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 364-8200
Committee for Professional Equality



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

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Co-Chair: Joanna Wald
Viola Law Firm P.C.
441 First Avenue
San Mateo 94401
(650) 343-6400
Community Affairs


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Chair: Angelica Ayar
Angelica Ayar Law Offices
532 San Mateo Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 634-8525
Conference of California Bar Associations (CCBA)



Chair: Catherine Rucker
California Public Utilities Commission
448 Ignacio Blvd. #124 Novato, CA 94949
(415) 246-6647
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



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

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Chair: Jeff Loew
Loew Law Group, APLC
1650 Borel Pl., Ste. 123 San Mateo, CA
(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
Membership Committee



Chair: Michael Carney
Michael T. Carney, A Professional Law Corporation
1660 S. Amphlett Blvd Ste 245 San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 425-3200
Nominations Committee



Chair: Paul Wilkins
The Law Office of Paul Wilkins
1640 Laurel St.  San Carlos, CA 94070 
(650) 594-4200
Operations Committee

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Chair: Melissa Karlsten
Aaron, Riechert, Carpol & Riffle
333 Twin Dolphin Dr. Ste. 350 Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 368-4662
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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Chair: Nazar Gosseiri
Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel, Inc.
177 Bovet Rd., Ste. 600 San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 963-2170
Race and Social Justice Committee

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Chair: Sharon Cho
San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office
222 Paul Scannell Dr. San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 312-5512

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

List of 2021 Committee Chairs and Information

List of 2020 Committee Chairs and Information