Camarin Madigan Board President
Camarin Madigan is proud to have served as the Board President of CCSLS from 2007-2012 and continues to serve as a board member. Camarin is a partner at Perkins Coie LLP in San Francisco. She focuses her practice on real estate law, with additional experience in land use, natural resources, energy and environmental law. Camarin graduated from Grinnell College with honors and earned a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Stephanie Hayes Vice President
Board Vice President Stephanie Hayes recently retired after a career providing legal counsel to homeowner’s associations. She now volunteers as an attorney for CCSLS. She earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a J.D. from John Marshall Law School in Chicago. She is grateful to be able to support the work of Contra Costa Senior Legal Services.
Deborah Levy Secretary
Deborah Levy is currently the CEO of The Congress of Neutrals, a nonprofit organization that provides mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services. In addition to leading the organization, she mediates civil matters and unlawful detainers using her legal, mediation and counseling skills to reconcile differences and negotiate settlements between parties. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Welfare from University of California Los Angeles, a Master’s degree in Public Health from The Johns Hopkins University and a Law degree from John F Kennedy University. She has extensive experience working with older adults in roles with the Contra Costa Court Superior Court Probate Department, JFKU’s Elder Law Clinic, Diablo Valley Foundation for the Aging. She looks forward to using her diverse skillset to serve CCSLS.
Ronald Boyer, CPA, CVA Treasurer
Board Treasurer Ronald Gene Boyer is a CPA specializing mainly in taxation and is a Certified Valuation Analyst. He has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, a Master of Business Administaration, and two Masters of Science degrees in taxation and personal financial planning. He enjoys using his expertise to help further the mission of CCSLS.
Matthew S. Toth Board Member
Matthew S. Toth has served on the board since 2006 in various roles. He is currently a named partner at Pedder, Hesseltine, Walker & Toth, LLP in Lafayette, where he has been since 2001. He enjoys his practice in the areas of contested estates, trusts, and wills, guardianships, and conservatorships. He graduated from John. F Kennedy University School of Law and received a Bachelor of Science from California State University, Hayward.
Gerald Richards Board Member
Gerald Richards is proud to have volunteered with various organizations caring for and serving our senior citizens since he retired in 1993. He previously worked at the University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and joined the Office of Laboratory Counsel, where he was the generalist in a staff of specialists. Prior to that, he worked in private practice and concentrated on wills, trusts and probate, nonprofit corporation, and small business law.
Rob Bramson Board Member
Robert M. Bramson is a partner in the Walnut Creek law firm, Bramson, Plutzik, Mahler & Birkhaeuser, LLP. His practice focuses on consumer law and consumer class action cases in California and throughout the United States. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Rob attended UC Berkeley and Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall), graduating in 1981. Imbued with the “Berkeley Spirit,” he has long supported organizations providing legal services to underserved populations.
Steve Spafford Board Member
Steve Spafford joined the board in 2022. He is a recently retired tax professional with extensive and varied experience in both public accounting and private industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from UC Berkeley. He is interested in using his financial background and experience to help make a difference to seniors.
Graham Douds Board Member
Graham Douds volunteered in the CCSLS Wills Clinics before joining the board in 2022. Graham serves as an attorney for Barr & Young Attorneys in Danville practicing elder law litigation and specializing in business development for the firm. Practicing for nearly a decade in areas of law that involve vulnerable older adults, he felt his skills could make at least a small, but helpful difference to our community. Graham holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University and a Juris Doctor degree from University of San Francisco School of Law.
Jeffrey Hamerling Board Member Emeritus
Jeffrey Hamerling served as CCSLS’s Board President for several years. He has over 25 years of experience handling business and litigation matters involving franchise, marketing and distribution, and environmental issues. Jeffrey received his J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law and his B.A. with honors from the University of California, Berkeley. He continues to provide periodic advice to CCSLS as Board President Emeritus.