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
Meredith AlexanderAttorney SupervisorCLCLA5
Stephanie BarrowCoverage AttorneyCLCLA5
Erica BashawAttorneyCLCLA3
Christina BazakAttorneyCLCLA3
Elaine BradshawAttorney SupervisorCLCLA1
Maggie BrandowAttorney SupervisorCLCLA3
Michele Breslauer Attorney CLCLA1
Lucila ChairezAttorney Supervisor CLCLA5
David Cheung AttorneyCLCLA1
Samyra ChequerAttorney SupervisorCLCLA5
Ashley ChoyAttorneyCLCLA3
Leah Cohen-MaysAttorney SupervisorCLCLA2
Dean ConklinManaging Attorney, Workforce DevelopmentAdministrative Offices
Ann-Marissa CookWrit AttorneyCLCLA1
Brenda Dabney Northern CA Regional Director Administrative Offices
Marjan DaftaryAttorney CLCLA3
Barbara Duey Attorney Supervisor & CARE Program Director CLCLA4
Janna EcclestonAttorney CLCLA2
Christine EspejoTraining Attorney CLCLA3
David EstepSouthern CA Regional DirectorAdministrative Offices
Matthew Felder Attorney SupervisorCLCLA2
Tamara Garcia Attorney CLCLA2
Elizabeth GenatowskiAttorneyCLCLA1
Maria GriglioDirecting Attorney, Family Support and Advocacy CenterAdministrative Offices
Laura GuerreroAttorneyCLCLA3
Blakely Hamilton Mental Health Attorney CLCLA4
Casey Hammon Attorney CLCLA2
Leslie HeimovExecutive Director Administrative Offices
Elizabeth HongAttorney CLCLA1
Kenneth IchirokuAttorney SupervisorCLCLA3
Rebecca Ingerman Supervising Training AttorneyAdministrative Offices
Scott IseriAttorneyCLCLA5
Ada KatzAttorney CLCLA3
Carolyn Kemper Attorney CLCSAC1
John Kim Coverage Attorney CLCLA3
Phil LaymanAttorney SupervisorCLCSAC1
Maggie LeeAttorney SupervisorCLCLA1
David MalleisAttorneyCLCLA1
Sara McCannAttorneyCLCLA5
Jennifer McCartney Firm DirectorCLCLA5
Julie McCormick Senior Policy AttorneyAdministrative Offices
Jennifer McGee Attorney CLCLA1
Katherine McLoughlinAttorney CLCSAC1
Tina MilburnTraining AttorneyCLCSAC1
Patsy MooreAttorney SupervisorCLCLA3
Diana Moreno Attorney CLCLA2
Benjamin MuddAttorneyCLCLA1
Minhquan NguyenAttorney CLCLA1
Michael OnoWrit AttorneyCLCLA3
Kelly Parker Attorney Supervisor CLCLA1
Jacqueline PhillipsAttorney SupervisorCLCLA1
Peter PiperAttorneyCLCSAC2
Ann QuirkPolicy AttorneyCLCSAC1
Anna RakAttorney CLCLA1
Brenda Robinson Attorney CLCLA3
Nicole Rouse Managing Attorney CLCSAC2
Nancy SariƱanaActing Firm DirectorCLCLA3
Jaryn Saritzky Onboarding and Training SupervisorCLCLA3
Craig SchultzAttorneyCLCLA1
Sasha Stern Attorney SupervisorCLCLA3
Phyllis Stricklan Director of Diversity, Equity, and InclusionCLCLA2
Christopher Taylor Attorney SupervisorCLCLA1
Sara TaylorAttorneyCLCLA2
Michael Torcivia AttorneyCLCLA1
Angela TorresAttorneyCLCLA2
Yarenia ValladaresAttorneyCLCLA2
Juan VallesAttorney SupervisorCLCLA1
Lucrecia VillafanAttorneyCLCLA3
Jennifer VillavicencioAttorneyCLCLA2
Kari WhiteImmigration AttorneyAdministrative Offices
Cynthia WiditoraOnboarding and Training SupervisorCLCLA1
Heather Wilson Attorney SupervisorCLCLA2
Megan WintermantelAttorneyCLCLA1
Alexandria WoodinAttorneyCLCLA3
Stanley WuAttorney SupervisorCLCLA2