On February 9, over 100 guests, elected officials and judges from the Marin Superior Court celebrated the induction of our 2023 officers and directors at Alexander Hall in San Anselmo. Fortunately, the evening reception landed on the rare day of good weather that week. Guests noshed on delicious canapes and sipped a special cocktail, “A Sparkle in Her Eye,” in celebration of all five incoming directors—Robyn Christo, Morgan Daly, Shanti Eagle, Lucie Hollingsworth, Elisha Yang—along with 2023 President Ahtossa Fullerton.

The brief program kicked off with Assemblymember Damon Connolly presenting a California Assembly resolution to outgoing President Rob Rosborough, and Executive Director Mee Mee Wong presenting him with a ceremonial gavel. Judge Beverly Wood then administered the oath of office to the incoming and returning directors and officers, followed by a separate oath of office for incoming President Ahtossa Fullerton, all welcomed with cheers and applause. Judge Verna Adams presented honoree Ann Munene with the Ann Diamond Young Lawyer Award. Judge Adams was a colleague and mentee of Ann Diamond, a family law trailblazer whose influence is still felt in how family law is practiced in courts across the country. The program concluded with the introduction of our 2022 MCBA Legal Scholarship recipients. Guests pledged a generous total of nearly $17,000 to support MCBA’s scholarship fund and next year’s scholars. Thank you to our donors for stepping up to the call for financial support for these amazing law students. Be sure to check out photos of the event on MCBA’s Facebook page!

Congratulations to MCBA’s 2023 Officers and Directors


President: Ahtossa P. Fullerton | Wasacz, Hilley & Fullerton LLP
President-Elect: Scott Buell | Buell Law and Mediation
Treasurer: Kristine Fowler Cirby | Cirby Family Law
Secretary: Thomas (Tom) M. McInerney | Ogletree Deakins

Past President: Robert S. Rosborough | Monty White LLP
Five-Year Past President: Mary McLain | McLain Mediation

2023 Directors

Chelsea E. Heaney | Vance & Wills, PC
Valerie G. Kushel | VGK Law
Thomas M. McCallister | Marin County District Attorney's Office
Mary M. Sackett | Marin County Supervisor, District 1

2024 Directors

Neusha N. Ghaedi | DeMartini, Walker & Ghaedi LLP
Jeffrey G. Knowles | Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
Mary A. Stearns | Alternate Defenders, Inc.
Alexander S. Vahdat | Berman Tabacco LLP
David L. Winnett | Liuzzi Murphy Solomon Churton Hale & Winnett LLP

2025 Directors

Robyn B. Christo | Epstein Holtzapple Christo LLP
Morgan H. Daly | Morgan Daly Law Office
Shanti Eagle | Farella Braun + Martel
Lucie C. Hollingsworth | Legal Aid of Marin
Elisha J. Yang | Hanson Bridgett LLP

Congratulations to MCBA’s 2022 Scholarship Recipients

Katiuska Pimental Vargas, 3L University of San Francisco School of Law
Alejandra Chumbes, 2L University of San Francisco School of Law
Samantha Cox Parra, 2L Berkeley School of Law
Natalie Dybeck, 1L University of California, San Francisco School of Law
Alexandria Kozak, 2L Golden Gate University Law School

Thank You to the Evening’s Generous Sponsors

Table Sponsors

Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
DeMartini Walker & Ghaedi LLP
Epstein Holtzapple Christo LLP
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Jones Clifford LLP
Office of Marin County Counsel

Barrister Sponsors

Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Wasacz Hilley & Fullerton LLP

Advocate Sponsors

Judicate West
Ogletree Deakins LLP
Supervisor Mary Sackett
First Republic Bank
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP