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
    [Read more]
  • Joyce K. Batterson
    Lawyer/Vice President, Legal & Regulatory Management at Curo Financial Technologies Corporation
    Member of the Bar: California and Washington D.C.
    [Read more]
  • Meredith Allen-Belghiti
    Director of Legal Division and Corporate Counsel for Jacobs Engineering, Casablanca, Morocco
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more] [Also see]
  • Douglas E. Belyeu
    Litigation Lawyer – Bankruptcy, Family, Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Law
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Justin M. Betance
    Private Practice Lawyer – Business, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate, Bankruptcy and Tax Law
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Kim I. Bingham
    Private Practice Lawyer – Estate Planning Law
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • 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
    [Read more]
  • Ruth A. Brissenden
    Private Practice Lawyer – Family and Estate Planning Law
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Kirk B. Brown
    Criminal Defense Lawyer
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Karin M. Bruce
    Bankruptcy Lawyer/Staff Attorney for Chapter 12 and 13 Trustee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Donald K. Bushell
    Private Practice Attorney/Co-Author of Steven Emanuel's Strategies & Tactics for the MBE
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • 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
    [Read more]
  • Mariano Cisneros Jr.
    Civil Litigation Lawyer – Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Workers’ Compensation Law
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • 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
    [Read more]
  • Brian J. Davis
    Chief Deputy Public Defender for Yuba County, California
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Anthony Delas
    Patent Attorney/Engineer/Real Property, Bankruptcy, Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Litigator
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Cynthia L. Ephland
    Civil Litigation Lawyer – State Bar of California Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • 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]
  • Darcie J. Harbottle
    Family Law Attorney – Divorce, Custody, Guardianship and Adoption
    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]
  • Tonya M. Hebert
    Private Practice Lawyer – Equine Law and Legal Services
    Member of the Bar: California and State of Washington
    [Read more]
  • David D.L. Horton
    Tax Attorney/Business & Corporation Lawyer
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Kenneth J. Kaplan
    Civil Litigation Lawyer/Mediator
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Wolf W. Kaufmann
    Immigration Attorney/Criminal Defense and Appeals Lawyer
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • J. Bryce Kenny
    Private Practice Lawyer – Family Law and General Civil Litigation
    Member: California Bar and Yurok Tribal Court Bar
    [Read more]
  • Isaac Kohen
    Civil Litigation Lawyer – Personal Injury and Products Liability 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
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  • Kenneth S. Kwan
    Attorney/Doctor of Dental Surgery/Assistant Professor of Dentistry
    Member of the Bar: California
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  • 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]
  • Alex Lin
    Tax and Estate Planning Lawyer/Real Estate Broker/Airline Pilot, Captain - Boeing 777
    Member of the Bar: California
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  • Kathy S. Lindsay
    Private Practice Lawyer - Family, Juvenile Dependency and Probate Law
    Member of the Bar: California
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  • Robert Thomas Hayes Link
    Private Practice Lawyer – Family, Intellectual Property and Trademark Law Litigation
    Member of the Bar: California
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  • Vitaly Lipovetsky
    Civil Litigation Lawyer – Personal Injury, Probate and Family Law
    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]
  • Philip Z. Maymin
    Attorney/Associate Professor of Finance and Risk Engineering
    (Former Justice of the Peace – Greenwich, Connecticut)
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more] [Also see]
  • Alexis A. Moore
    Private Practice Attorney/Advocate/Author (Book: ‘Surviving a Cyberstalker: How to Prevent and Survive Cyberabuse and Stalking')
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more] [Book Review]
  • Tracy A. Nieradzik
    Estate Planning and Trust Administration Lawyer
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Jose M. Nunez
    Patent Attorney/Trademark & E-Commerce Lawyer
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Tonya R. Nygren
    Private Practice Lawyer – Real Estate, Construction, Divorce, Business and Estate Planning Law
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Kenneth Ottesen
    Intellectual Property Lawyer/Patent Attorney
    Member of the Bar: California
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  • Lorenzo Palomares
    Criminal Defense Lawyer
    Member of the Bar: California, Massachusetts, Florida, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico (Federal)
    [Read more]
  • Priscilla M. Parker
    Civil Litigation Lawyer – Personal Injury Law
    Member of the Bar: California
    [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
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  • 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
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  • Lois Raap
    Lawyer/Foster Care Expert/Senior Attorney at Legal Advocates for Permanent Parenting
    Member of the Bar: California
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  • Chenyang Sunny Rickard
    Immigration Attorney/Estate Planning Lawyer/Director of Legal Affairs
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • 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)
    [Read more]
  • Ranette Sonnenberg
    Litigation Lawyer – Family and Estate Planning Law
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Alexander Sonnenschein
    Private Practice Lawyer – Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business, Wills & Probate and Personal Injury Law
    Member of the Bar: California and Massachusetts
    [Read more]
  • DeBorah Sonnenschein
    Private Practice Lawyer – Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business, Wills & Probate and Personal Injury Law
    Member of the Bar: California and Massachusetts
    [Read more]
  • Terry D. Stark
    Private Practice Lawyer – Business, Landlord & Tenant, Trusts & Estates and Criminal Law Litigation
Member of the Bar: California  
    [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]
  • Ming Tang
    Immigration and Tax Attorney
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Gabrielle A. Tetreault
    Criminal Litigation Lawyer/Child Welfare Law Specialist/Mediator
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Henry A. Thomas
    Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Intellectual Property Lawyer
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Jon A. Tomashoff
    Senior Staff Counsel for the California Department of Insurance
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more]
  • Ethan A. Turner
    Deputy County Counsel for Calaveras County, California/City Attorney for Amador City, California/Private Practice Lawyer
    Member of the Bar: California
    [Read more] [Also See]
  • 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
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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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