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  • Jeffrey Hamerling
    Jeffrey Hamerling President

    Jeffrey Hamerling is proud to serve as CCSLS’s Board President. He currently is Of Counsel at Buchalter’s San Francisco Office, and is a member of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He has 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.

  • Stephanie Hayes
    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.

  • Ronald Boyer, CPA, CVA
    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.

  • Gabriela Odell
    Gabriela Odell Secretary

    Board Secretary Gabriela Odell has provided weekly volunteer legal services for CCSLS for the past three years. Following her retirement as an attorney for the University of California, Gabriela started her second career as a licensed private professional fiduciary. She graduated from the University of California at San Diego and Hastings College of the Law.  Her hands-on work with seniors reminds her constantly  of the critical role CCSLS plays in the community.

  • Matthew S. Toth
    Matthew S. Toth Immediate Past President

    Matthew S. Toth is CCSLS’s Immediate Past President, and 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.

  • Camarin Madigan
    Camarin Madigan Board Member

    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 Morgan Lewis in San Francisco. She focuses her practice on real estate, energy, land use, natural resources, 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.

  • Kathryn Korn
    Kathryn Korn Board Member

    Kathryn Korn serves a board member for CCSLS and she has contributed her pro bono services to the organization. She established Korn Law Group in 1997 and focused the practice on issues surrounding the elderly and the disabled after facing several legal obstacles surrounding her father’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She earned a Bachelor of Science from St. Mary’s College and a J.D. from Hastings College of the Law.

  • Gerald Richards
    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.

  • Matthew Talbot
    Matthew Talbot Board Member

    Matthew B. Talbot is dedicated to CCSLS’s mission of making legal services available to the seniors of Contra Costa County who may not otherwise have access to help. Matthew specializes in Trust Law, Conservatorships, Financial Elder Abuse and related Probate matters, including Estate Planning. He holds degrees from University of California, Berkeley and the University of San Francisco Law School.

  • Rob Bramson
    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.