The designation Child Welfare Law Specialist is awarded by the National Association of Counsel for Children to attorneys representing children, parents, and agencies in child abuse, neglect, and dependency cases who have demonstrated an enhanced level of knowledge, skill, and experience in juvenile law. Child Welfare Law Specialty certification is designed to improve outcomes for children and families by encouraging specialization in this practice arena and improving the quality of legal services delivered to children nationwide.

Child Welfare Law Specialist certification requires that attorneys satisfy rigorous requirements including a minimum three years of experience in the practice of child welfare law, completion of continuing legal education, competency affirmed by other attorneys and judges, and passage of national and state child welfare law examinations. The following Children’s Law Center attorneys have satisfied these requirements and have been designated Child Welfare Law Specialists:

*Independent contractor/conflict panel 

Name Title Office
Danielle Arnerich Combs Assistant Director of Operations Administrative Offices
Michele Breslauer Attorney CLCLA1
Lucila CairezAttorney Supervisor CLCLA5
David Cheung AttorneyCLCLA1
Jenny Cheung MarinoFirm Director CLCLA4
Leah Cohen-Mays Attorney Supervisor CLCLA2
Dean ConklinTraining Coordinator Administrative Offices
Brenda Dabney Northern CA Regional Director Administrative Offices
Christine Drass CaldwellAttorney CLCLA2
Barbara Duey Attorney Supervisor & Crossover Director CLCLA4
Janna K. EcclestonAttorney CLCLA2
Christine EspejoAttorney CLCLA3
David EstepFirm Director CLCLA1
Matthew Felder Attorney CLCLA2
Kelsey Galanter Attorney CLCLA1
Tami Garcia Attorney CLCLA2
Blakely Hamilton MH Attorney CLCLA4
Casey Hammon Attorney CLCLA2
Leslie HeimovExecutive Director Administrative Offices
Elizabeth HongAttorney CLCLA1
Rebecca Ingerman Attorney CLCSAC2
Ada KatzAttorney CLCLA3
Carolyn Kemper Attorney CLCSAC1
John Kim Attorney CLCLA3
Phil LaymanAttorney CLCSAC1
Jennifer McCartney Firm DirectorCLCLA5
Julie McCormick Policy AssociateAdministrative Offices
Katherine McLoughlinAttorney CLCSAC1
Tina Milburn Attorney CLCSAC2
Diana Moreno Attorney CLCLA2
Minhquan NguyenAttorney CLCLA1
Kelly Parker Attorney Supervisor CLCLA1
Estaire PressAttorney CLCLA1
Anna RakAttorney CLCLA1
Brenda Robinson Attorney CLCLA3
Nicole Rouse Managing Attorney CLCSAC2
Jaryn Saritsky Attorney CLCLA3
Sasha Stern Attorney CLCLA3
Phyllis Stricklan Firm Director CLCLA2
Christopher Taylor Attorney CLCLA1
Michael Torcivia AttorneyCLCLA1
Yarenia ValladaresAttorneyCLCLA2
Juan VallesAttorney SupervisorCLCLA1
Cynthia WiditoriaAttorney CLCLA1
Heather Wilson AttorneyCLCLA2
Stanley WuAttorneyCLCLA2