Officers

President
Hilary Potashner
Office of the Federal Public Defender
321 East 2nd Street
Los Angeles CA 90012
President@fbala.org

President-Elect
Lane Dilg
City of Santa Monica
1685 Main Street
Santa Monica CA 90095
President-Elect@fbala.org

Treasurer
Hon. Michael W. Fitzgerald
United States District Court Judge
Central District of California

Secretary
Ronald Wood
Brown White & Osborn LLP
333 S Hope St Fl 40
Los Angeles, CA 90071
President-Elect@fbala.org

 
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Message from the President

Welcome to the Los Angeles Chapter of the Federal Bar Association ("FBA-LA").

FBA-LA has over 450 members and is one of the largest chapters in the country. We are committed to supporting federal practitioners, the federal courts, and the greater Central District of California community. Our chapter was chartered in 1937, and we are one of the oldest chapters of the national Federal Bar Association. Our membership and our board of directors reflect the great complexity of Los Angeles's federal legal community by their inclusion of judges, civil practitioners, criminal defense attorneys, prosecutors, transactional lawyers, administrative agency lawyers, and attorneys who specialize in intellectual property, labor and employment, bankruptcy, environmental, civil rights, and class actions, as well as a broad array of court administrators and academics.

FBA-LA invites you to attend our upcoming events. You will find that our programs and social functions provide substantive legal enrichment and enjoyable opportunities to socialize within our federal legal community. Our events often feature, and are attended by, our district’s federal judges, providing great occasions to engage with our bench. Our Younger Lawyer's Division’s events support valuable networking among our newest generation of federal practitioners. And our pro bono projects, including our ongoing work with the Pro Se Clinic, give our members the chance to meaningfully enrich our local community.

As you can see, there are many wonderful opportunities that flow from being a part of FBA-LA. If you are not already a member, I hope you will join the Los Angeles Chapter. Click here. We welcome your participation and involvement in the Chapter.

I look forward to seeing you at future events.
Warmest regards,

Hilary Potashner
President, FBA-Los Angeles



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Monday, 18 December 2017


Board Members

Past Presidents

2016-2017 Matthew Close
2015-2016 David Willingham
2014-2015 Ken Sulzer
2013-2014 Sharon Ben-Shahar
2012-2013 Evan A. Jenness
2011-2012 Jeffrey Rutherford
2010-2011 Mary Carter Andrues
2009-2010 Yolanda Orozco
2008-2009 Fred A. Rowley, Jr
2007-2008 Gary Lincenberg
2006-2007 Janet I. Levine
2005-2006 Lorraine L. Loder
2004-2005 Brian J. Hennigan
2003-2004 Mark A. Byrne
2002-2003 Marc A. Becker
2001-2002 Richard Marmaro
2000-2001
Jerome H. Craig
1999-2000 Richard H. Kirschner
1998-1999 Thomas Holliday
1997-1998 Brad D. Brian
1996-1997 James L. Goldman
1995-1996 Leslie R. Horowitz
1994-1995 Molly Munger
1993-1994 John R. Sommer
1992-1993 Patricia A. Mitchell
1991-1992 William James
1990-1991 Howard O. Boltz
1989-1990 Joan S. Ortolano
1988-1989 Richard E. Drooyan
1987-1988 Edward M. Robbins, Jr.
1986-1987 Christine L. Harwell
1985-1986 Donald C. Smaltz
1984-1985 Felicia Duque Black
1983-1984 John A. Lapinski
1982-1983 Robert C. Bonner
1981-1982 Robert L. Fenton
1980-1981 Meredith C. Taylor
1979-1980 John D. Vandevelde
1978-1979 Charles Jegikowski
1977-1978 Hon. Barry Russell
1976-1977 Robert M. Talcott
1975-1976 James D. Murray
1974-1975 Arnold G. Regardie
1973-1974 Rex W. Kellough
1972-1973 James R. Dooley
1971-1972 Hon. Richard M. Mosk
1970-1971 Donald A. Fareed
1969-1970 Morton B. Jackson
1968-1969 Hon. Matthew M. Byrne, Jr.
1967-1968 Miles J. Rubin
1966-1967 Vincent C. Page
1965-196b Thomas J. Sullivan
1964-1965 Edward R. McHale
1963-1964 Carla A. Hills
1962-1963 Carla A. Hills
1961-1962 Ernest Mortenson
1960-1961 Richard A. Lavine
1959-1960 Lloyd F. Dune
1958-1959 Lloyd F. Dune
1957-1958 Robert K. Grean
1956-1957 Max F. Deutz
1955-1956 Tobias G. Klinger
1954-1955 Laughlin E. Waters