Notable Alumni

Northwestern California University School of Law is extremely proud of its many alumni. They perform outstanding work in the fields of law, government, education, business, literature, and other important disciplines. A few of the School’s notable alumni and the careers in which they have worked following graduation are featured below:

  • Paula Turner-Abbiss
    Deputy District Attorney for Tulare County, California
    Member of the Bar: California
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  • Saul Acherman
    Patent Attorney/Intellectual Property and Business Litigation Lawyer
    Member of the Bar: California
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  • Paul A. Ballonoff
    Lawyer/Consultant/Author (Books including: ‘Limiting Federal Regulation’)
    Member of the Bar: California and Washington D.C.
    [Read more] [Book review]
  • Edward J. Barton
    Attorney/Chief Financial Officer/Assistant Professor of Business
    Member of the Bar: California
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  • John F. Brady
    Patent Attorney/Engineer
    Member of the Bar: California
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  • Paul H. Bratton
    Lawyer/Environmentalist/Consumer Advocate
    Member of the Bar: California and Alaska
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  • Enrico (Rick) Callender
    Attorney/Senior Administrative Officer for Government Relations
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • George J. Castagnola, Jr.
    Lawyer/Arbitrator/Mediator/Professor of Law
    Member of the Bar: California
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  • Laurie M. Cortez
    Business Lawyer/Commercial, Business and Employment Law Litigator
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Brian E. Dahlstedt
    Administrative Law Judge for the California Department of Social Services
    (Previously Employed as a Supervising Deputy Public Defender for Yolo County, California)
    Member of the Bar: California
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  • Brian J. Davis
    Chief Deputy Public Defender for Yuba County, California
    Member of the Bar: California
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  • Tony Delas
    Patent Attorney/Engineer
    Member of the Bar: California
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  • Terry L. Gilbeau
    Tax Attorney/Business Lawyer/Arbitrator/Mediator/Professor of Law
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more] [Mediation]
  • James E. Gilleran
    Attorney/Director of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Thrift Supervision
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Anna C. Gregorian
    Public Defender for Lake County, California
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • F. Max Hardberger
    Admiralty & Maritime Lawyer/Author (Book:'Seized')
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • W. Andrew Harrell
    Lawyer/Professor of Human Factors Engineering, Social Psychology and Statistics
    Member of the Bar: California and State of Washington
    [Read more]
  • Marc M. Hartley
    Deputy County Counsel IV for Stanislaus County, California
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • David D.L. Horton
    Tax Attorney/Business & Corporation Lawyer
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Wolf W. Kaufmann
    Immigration Attorney/Criminal Defense and Appeals Lawyer
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Isaac Kohen
    Civil Litigation Lawyer – Plaintiff Personal Injury and Lemon Law
    Member of the Bar: California
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  • Hironori “Hiro” Kubota
    Attorney/Vice President at Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
    (Previously Worked as Group Manager in the Legal and Intellectual Property Division at Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.)
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Kenneth S. Kwan
    Attorney/Doctor of Dental Surgery/Assistant Professor of Dentistry
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Lisa A. Liebson
    Assistant Chief Counsel for the California State Compensation Insurance Fund
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Romeo Co Lim
    Bankruptcy Lawyer/Medical Student (at present)
    (Former U.S. Navy Corpsman)
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Rita Marker
    Medical Ethics Lawyer/BioEthics Expert/Author (Book: 'Deadly Compassion')
    Member of the Bar: California and Washington D.C
    [Read more] [ProCon.org]
  • Jeffrey A. Martin
    Attorney/Law Enforcement & Public Safety Expert
    (Former Police Officer with the San Jose, California Police Department)
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Jose M. Nunez
    Patent Attorney/Trademark & E-Commerce Lawyer
    Member of the Bar: California
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  • Kenneth Ottesen
    Intellectual Property Lawyer/Patent Attorney
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Lorenzo Palomares
    Criminal Defense Lawyer
    Member of the Bar: California, Massachusetts, Florida, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico (Federal)
    [Read more]
  • Angel A. Price
    General Attorney at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Rohit Prakash
    Immigration Attorney – Practices immigration law in a firm with daughter Shivya Prakash and son Vyom Prakash. All three are NWCU graduates.
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Shivya Prakash
    Immigration Attorney - Practices immigration law in a firm with her father Rohit Prakash and brother Vyom Prakash. All three are NWCU graduates.
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Vyom Prakash
    Immigration Attorney - Practices immigration law in a firm with his father Rohit Prakash and sister Shivya Prakash. All three are NWCU graduates.
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Kevin E. Prosser
    Attorney/Experimental Test Pilot/ Legal Officer for The Society of Experimental Test Pilots
    (Former U.S. Air Force Pilot of the F-15, F-16 and F-22 series aircraft, among others)
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Lois Raap
    Lawyer/Foster Care Expert/Senior Attorney at Legal Advocates for Permanent Parenting
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Chenyang Sunny Rickard
    Immigration Attorney/Estate Planning Lawyer/Director of Legal Affairs
    Member of the Bar: California
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  • Peter Riley
    Lawyer/Astrophysicist/Professor of Law
    Member of the Bar: California
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  • Mary E. Schofield
    Lawyer/Professor of Law
    Member of the Bar: California
    Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of the Senior Courts of England & Wales (Solicitor)
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  • Alexander Sonnenschein
    Private Practice Lawyer
    Member of the Bar: California and Massachusetts
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  • DeBorah Sonnenschein
    Private Practice Lawyer
    Member of the Bar: California and Massachusetts
    [Read more]
  • John A. Tacker
    Corporate General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources for Charles F. Day & Associates LLC
    Member of the Bar: Michigan and Iowa
    [Read more]
  • Jon A. Tomashoff
    Senior Staff Counsel for the California Department of Insurance
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Mary Mehrnoosh Eshaghian-Wilner
    Patent Attorney/Engineer/Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering
    Member of the Bar: California and Washington D.C
    [Read more]
  • Stephen J. Zawacki
    Immigration Attorney/Author (Book: 'Love, Marriage & Green Cards: Immigration to the United States as the Husband or Wife of an American Citizen')
    Member of the Bar: California and Washington D.C.
    [Read more]

  • Pujie Zheng
    Corporate Counsel/Patent Attorney/Engineer/Author (Books: 'The Anatomy of Lying' and 'Creating Glory')
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]

Nominations

If you would like to nominate an alumna or alumnus of Northwestern California University for a listing on the Notable Alumni Page, please send an email message to NotableAlumni@nwculaw.edu and in it provide the nominee’s full name and information regarding his or her law practice, public administration, public service, teaching, research and other work.

Nominations will be reviewed and new additions will be posted periodically throughout the year.

Alumni Site

The School’s Alumni Site allows all of its graduates to communicate with each other, post job and opportunity notices, and view other interesting material.

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