Christine D. Spagnoli for AAJ Parliamentarian 2019

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AAJ Past Presidents

Julie Braman Kane Coral Gables, FL
Larry A. Tawwater Oklahoma City, OK
Mary Alice McLarty Dallas, TX
Gary Paul Los Angeles, CA
Anthony Tarricone Boston, MA
Les Weisbrod Dallas, TX
Kathleen Flynn Peterson Minneapolis, MN
Mike Eidson Coral Gables, FL
Michael C. Maher Winter Park, FL
Kenneth Suggs Columbia, SC
Todd Smith Chicago, IL
David S. Casey, Jr. San Diego, CA
Mary Alexander San Francisco, CA
Leo Boyle Boston, MA
Mark S. Mandell Providence, RI
Peter Perlman Lexington, KY

CAOC Past Presidents

Wylie Aitken Santa Ana, CA
Greg Bentley Irvine, CA
Tom Brandi San Francisco, CA
Bruce Broillet Santa Monica, CA
David Casey Jr. San Diego, CA
Brian Chase Newport Beach, CA
Christopher Dolan San Francisco, CA
Don Ernst San Luis Obispo, CA
John M. Feder San Francisco, CA
Browne Greene Santa Monica, CA
Brian S. Kabateck Los Angeles, CA
Niall P. McCarthy Burlingame, CA
John A. Montevideo Santa Ana, CA
Gary Paul Los Angeles, CA
Frank Pitre Burlingame, CA
Mark P. Robinson Jr. Newport Beach, CA
Sharon Arkin Brookings, OR
Ron Rouda San Francisco, CA

All Endorsements

Aaron Osten Santa Monica, CA
Adam Bair Miami, FL
Aimee Kirby Los Angeles, CA
A.J. de Bartolomeo Oakland, CA
Alan Milavetz Minneapolis, MN
Alan Van Gelder Santa Monica, CA
Alex Behar Los Angeles, CA
Alex Domb Los Angeles, CA
Alex Thrasher Lexington, MO
Amy Gunn St. Louis, MO
Amy Rose Martel San Diego, CA
Amy Fisch Solomon Los Angeles, CA
Andrew Bryman Los Angeles, CA
Andrew McDevitt San Francisco, CA
Andrew D. Nebenzahl Sharon, MA
Angela Rodante Tampa, FL
Anne Andrews Newport Beach, CA
Anne Marie Murphy Burlingame, CA
Anton Babich Sacramento, CA
Aksana Coone Los Angeles, CA
Anoush Lancaster Oakland, CA
Anthony Tarricone Boston, MA
Antony Stuart Los Angeles, CA
Arash Homampour Sherman Oaks, CA
Arnoldo Casillas Long Beach, CA
Atticus Wegman Santa Ana, CA
Ben Fields Kansas City, MO
Ben Hogan Birmingham, AL
Benny Khorsandi Los Angeles, CA
Betsy K. Greene Bloomington, IN
B.J. Abron Los Angeles, CA
Bob Baizer Highland Park, IL
Bobby Saadian Los Angeles, CA
Bradley D. Kuhlman Kansas City, MO
Brenden P. Leydon Stanford, CT
Brennan Delaney Lexington, MO
Brett A. Emison Lexington, MO
Brett Justin Schreiber San Diego, CA
Brian Chase Newport Beach, CA
Brian S. Kabateck Los Angeles, CA
Brian Panish Los Angeles, CA
Brooks Cutter Sacramento, CA
Browne Greene Santa Monica, CA
Bruce Broillet Santa Monica, CA
Bruce Brusavich Los Angeles, CA
Bruce Phillips West Hollywood, CA
Bruce M. Plaxen Columbia, MD
Carl Douglas Los Angeles, CA
Carlos F. Llinas Negret Los Angeles, CA
Carrie Frank Boulder, CO
Casey R. Johnson Santa Ana, CA
Charles G. Monnett III Charlotte, NC
Charles Roseman San Diego, CA
Chris Aumais Los Angeles, CA
Chris Tisi Pensacola, FL
Christa Ramey Los Angeles, CA
Christina M. Coleman Los Angeles, CA
Christian Nickerson Santa Monica, CA
Christopher Dolan San Francisco, CA
Christopher Stucky Kansas City, MO
Claude Wyle San Francisco, CA
Connor Curran Lexington, MO
Conor Kelly San Francisco, CA
Cynthia Craig San Clemente, CA
Cynthia Garber Newport Beach, CA
Dale Swope Tampa, FL
Dan DeFeo Kansas City, MO
Daniel Dunbar Los Angeles, CA
Daniel Robinson Newport Beach, CA
Darren W. Penn Atlanta, GA
David Buchanan New York, NY
David S. Casey, Jr. San Diego, CA
David M. DeRubertis Studio City, CA
David J. Jaramillo Albuquerque, NM
David L. Kwass Philadelphia, PA
David M. Arbogast San Carlos, CA
David M. Ring Manhattan Beach, CA
David R. Lira Los Angeles, CA
Deborah Chang Los Angeles, CA
Denise M. Dunleavy New York, NY
Denisse Gastelum Long Beach, CA
Derek T. Tran Los Angeles, CA
Don Ernst San Luis Obispo, CA
Donald H. Slavik Steamboat Springs, CO
Douglas S. Saeltzer San Francisco, CA
Douglas K. Sheff Boston, MA
Douglas N. Silverstein Los Angeles, CA
Elizabeth A. Hernandez Los Angeles, CA
Eric Kingsley Encino, CA
Frank Pitre Burlingame, CA
G. Lynn Shumway Phoenix, AZ
Gabriel Barenfeld Los Angeles, CA
Gary A. Dordick Beverly Hills, CA
Gary Paul Los Angeles, CA
Gary Praglin Santa Monica, CA
Genie Harrison Los Angeles, CA
Genny Castellanos Miami Beach, FL
Geoff Wells Santa Monica, CA
Gerald “Joey” Diaz Jr. Madison, MS
Geraldine Ly Santa Ana, CA
Gilbert Purcell Novato, CA
Greg Allen Birmingham, AL
Greg Bentley Irvine, CA
Greg Rizio Riverside, CA
George Choulos San Francisco, CA
Geraldine Weiss Woodland Hills, CA
Gretchen Nelson Los Angeles, CA
Herman Russomanno Miami, FL
Holly Boyer Pasadena, CA
Hugh Cook Novato, CA
Ivan Puchalt Santa Monica, CA
Jake Courtney Los Angeles, CA
J. Kent Emison Lexington, MO
Jaime D. Jackson Lancaster, PA
James Bartimus Leawood, KS
James E. “Jeb” Butler III Atlanta, GA
James L. Gilbert Arvada, CO
James W. Gustafson Jr. Tallahassee, FL
James Lewis Manhattan Beach, CA
James A. Lowe Cleveland, OH
James Pantone Newport Beach, CA
James S. Rogers Seattle, WA
Jeffrey Breit Virginia Beach, VA
Jeffrey Isaac Ehrlich Claremont, CA
Jennifer Collins Newport Beach, CA
Jennifer MacPherson San Diego, CA
Jennifer Ostertag Los Angeles, CA
Jeremiah A. Lowe San Diego, CA
Jeff Rudman Sherman Oaks, CA
Jeffrey M. Reiff Philadelphia, PA
Jesse Creed Los Angeles, CA
Jessica Klarer Pride San Diego, CA
Jessica T. Sizemore San Diego, CA
Jessie Kohler Los Angeles, CA
Jim Leventhal Denver, CO
Jim M. Perdue Jr. Houston, TX
Jim Vititoe Westlake Village, CA
Joe Cotchett Burlingame CA
Joseph Babich Sacramento, CA
Joseph Gates Little Rock, AK
John Blumberg Long Beach, CA
John F. “Jack” Denove Los Angeles, CA
John M. Feder San Francisco, CA
John Girardi Los Angeles, CA
John H. Gomez San Diego, CA
John A. Montevideo Santa Ana, CA
John Taylor Manhattan Beach, CA
John J. Uustal Ft. Lauderdale, FL
John Wilson Shaller Los Angeles, CA
Joseph Gates Little Rock, AK
Joseph Yates Sacramento, CA
Julian C. Gomez McAllen, TX
Julie Braman Kane Coral Gables, FL
Karen Karavatos Newport Beach, CA
Kate Harvey Lee Los Angeles, CA
Kathleen Flynn Peterson Minneapolis, MN
Kathryn A. Stebner San Francisco, CA
Kelsey Stokes Houston, Texas
Ken Sigelman San Diego, CA
Kenneth Suggs Columbia, S.C
Kent Emison Lexington, MO
Kevin Boyle Los Angeles, CA
Kevin F Calcagnie Newport Beach, CA
Khaldoun Baghdadi San Francisco, CA
Kirsten Fish San Jose, CA
Lance M. Sears Colorado Springs, CO
Larry Coben Scottsdale, AZ
Larry A. Tawwater Oklahoma City, OK
Laura Sedrish Los Angeles, CA
Lee Brown Dallas, TX
Leo Boyle Boston, MA
Les Weisbrod Dallas, TX
Leslie Hurst San Diego, CA
Linda Fermoyle Rice Encino, CA
Lisa Ann Gorshe St. Paul, MN
Louanne Masry Manhattan Beach, CA
Lourdes De Armas Los Angeles, CA
Lydia Barrett Norman, OK
Lyssa Roberts Los Angeles, CA
Margaret Stevens Los Angeles, CA
Marianne C. LeBlanc Boston, MA
Mark A. DiCello Mentor, OH
Mark Emison Lexington, MO
Mark Joye North Charleston, SC
Mark S. Mandell Providence, RI
Mark P. Robinson Jr. Newport Beach, CA
Martin J. Healy Chicago, Ill
M. Lawrence Lallande, Sr. Long Beach, CA
Mary Alexander San Francisco, CA
Mary Alice McLarty Dallas, TX
Maryann Gallagher Los Angeles, CA
Matthew McNicholas Los Angeles, CA
Matthew Stumpf Los Angeles, CA
Max Schuver San Francisco, CA
Mayra M. Fornos Los Angeles, CA
Mel C. Orchard III Jackson, WY
Melissa N. Abrams Raleigh, NC
Melissa Smith Marshall, TX
Michael Armitage Los Angeles, CA
Michael J. Bidart Claremont, CA
Michael Keating Chicago, IL
Michael A. Kelly San Francisco, CA
Michael C. Maher Winter Park, FL
Michael Withey Seattle, WA
Michelle West Newport Beach, CA
Mikal C. Watts San Antonio, TX
Mike Eidson Coral Gables, FL
Mindy Bish Newhall, CA
Minh Tri Nguyen Long Beach, CA
Mitchell R. Jensen Murry, UT
Molly McKibben Santa Monica, CA
Nadine Khedry Los Angeles, CA
Natalie Weatherford Los Angeles, CA
Natasha Hanna Myrtle Beach, SC
Niall P. McCarthy Burlingame, CA
Nicholas A. DiCello Cleveland, OH
Nicholas W. Yoka Los Angeles, CA
Nick George Newport Beach, CA
Nicole Maldonado Los Angeles, CA
Noah Abrams Raleigh, NC
Pamela Pantages Cleveland, OH
Patrick Ardis Memphis, TN
Patrick McNicholas Los Angeles, CA
Patrick M. Regan Washington, DC
Paul Byrd Littlerock, AK
Paul R Kiesel Beverly Hills, CA
Paula Brown San Diego, CA
Peter J. Flowers St. Charles, IL
Peter Kaufman Los Angeles, CA
Peter Kraus Dallas, TX
Peter Perlman Lexington, Kentucky
Philip Michels Los Angeles, CA
Randy Barnhart Denver, CO
Raymond Paul Johnson Manhattan Beach, CA
Ricardo Echeverria Claremont, CA
Rich McCune Ontario, CA
Richard Barone Los Angeles, CA
Richard Denney Norman, OK
Richard H. Schoenberger San Francisco, CA
Robert B. Bale Sacramento, CA
Robert Clayton Manhattan Beach, CA
Robert Glassman Los Angeles, CA
Robert Langdon Lexington, MO
Robert Nelson San Francisco, CA
Robert J. Ounjian Beverly Hills, CA
Robert M.N. Palmer Springfield, MO
Robert Partain Newport Beach, CA
Robert Piering Sacramento, CA
Robert T. Simon Hermosa Beach, CA
Roger Dreyer Sacramento, CA
Ron Rouda San Francisco, CA
Ron Simon Houston, TX
Ronni Crosby Hampton, SC
Ronnivashti Whitehead Los Angeles, CA
Ryan Dostart Sacramento, CA
Sandra Kim Los Angeles, CA
Sara M. Peters San Francisco, CA
Scott H Carr Santa Monica, CA
S. Scott West Sugar Land, TX
Sean Burke Irvine, CA
Shawn McCann Beverly Hills, CA
Shenaz Bhujwala Los Angeles, CA
Sidney W Gilreath Knoxville, TN
Spencer J. Pahlke San Francisco, CA
Stephanie Cassman Carmel, IN
Stephanie Taylor Houston, Texas
Steve Campora Sacramento, CA
Steve Maher Winter Park, FL
Steven P. Goldberg Woodland Hills, CA
Steve Wahlberg Denver, CO
Steven J. Skikos San Francisco, CA
Steven B. Stevens Los Angeles, CA
Stewart Eisenberg Philadelphia, PA
Stewart Esner Pasadena, CA
Stuart Fraenkel Los Angeles, CA
Stuart A. Ollanik Boulder, CO
Tab Turner North Little Rock, AR
Tal Rubin Calabasas, CA
Taylor Rayfield Santa Monica, CA
Terry McCartney Rye, NY
Tim Wheeler Santa Monica, CA
Thadd J. Llaurado Milwaukee, WI
Thomas Gray Sacramento, CA
Thomas Murphy Salem, MA
Tim Blood San Diego, CA
Timothy J. Becker St. Paul, MN
Timothy A. Loranger Los Angeles, CA
Timothy S. Tomasik Chicago, Il
Tobin Ellis Manhattan Beach, CA
Tobin Lanzetta Santa Monica, CA
Todd Smith Chicago, IL
Tom Brandi San Francisco, CA
Tom Girardi Los Angeles, CA
Tom Metier Ft. Collins, CA
Tommy O'Reardon San Diego, CA
Torsten Bassell Los Angeles, CA
Troy A. Rafferty Pensacola, FL
Vicki Slater Madison, MS
Victor L. George Torrance, CA
Victoria Lazar San Diego, CA
Vincent Howard Santa Ana, CA
Wayne Parsons Honolulu, HI
Wesley Polischuk Newport Beach, CA
Wesley Todd Ball Houston, Texas
Whitney Smith California
William Hawal Cleveland, OH
William “Bill” Karns Los Angeles, CA
William “Bill” D. Shapiro San Bernardino, CA
Wylie Aitken Santa Ana, CA
Yoshiaki C. Kubota San Clemente, CA
Christine Spagnoli Endorsements

Join the Team

I am at a point in my life and career where I have the time and resources to commit to the leadership ladder of AAJ.  I believe I have the track record and leadership skills that will make me a valuable member of that team.  I would be grateful to speak with you personally in more detail about my reasons for running for this important position. If I haven’t already called you I likely will do so shortly. If you are free to talk before I reach you, please call me at (310) 576-1200. I look forward to speaking with you soon, and I hope I can earn your support. Attached is a brief summary of my leadership experience and an endorsement form which I would ask you to sign and return if you are willing to support by candidacy. Thank you for your consideration.

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Comments
Scott Sumner Sumner Law Walnut Creek

“Chris is a truly gifted and dedicated advocate, not merely in the courtroom (though few can touch her there), but in the legislatures in California and DC, and in key places such as the California committee on jury instructions.

I have had the honor and privilege of seeing her work both in case work and the California State Legislature, and have heard her speak at countless continuing education seminars. Chris is a truly gifted and dedicated advocate, not merely in the courtroom (though few can touch her there), but in the legislatures in California and DC, and in key places such as the California committee on jury instructions”

Ted Kramer Kramer & Vangel Brattleboro, Vt.

“Very dedicated and always available to help other attorneys.”

Sharon Arkin The Arkin Law Firm Brookings, OR

“We are all very lucky that Chris decided to start up the AAJ ladder. She is a dedicated warrior for our clients, our firms and our profession. Chris is strong and direct with no interest other than what’s best for AAJ, its members and their clients. We could not do better.”

Natasha Hanna Law Office of Natasha M. Hanna, P.C. Myrtle Beach, SC

“I have had the tremendous honor of working with Chris on a products liability case and stand in awe of her achievements. I came to AAJ in 2001 as a young lawyer and recall many of the great trial lawyers I met and looked up to for guidance and inspiration. Although I am years past fitting into the young lawyer category, I am thankful that AAJ still enlists great ones to lead our organization. Chris is a calm spirited, proven leader who I know would bode well for AAJ and its members. I believe that she is an excellent choice for Parlamentarian based on her incredible accomplishments, her career success and her determination to lead . I currently serve on multiple Boards and SC trial lawyers organizations and know that leadership is the key to organization mission and success. Chris is the logical choice to lead that charge for AAJ.”

John Girardi Girardi Keese Los Angeles

“Board of Governors, CAALA”

Steve Maher The Maher Law Firm, P.A. Winter Park, FL

“I have known Chris for over 30 years. At this critical time in our profession, we need true trial lawyers with true trial experience leading AAJ. Chris epitomizes just what it means to be a trial lawyer. Her experience trying cases throughout her long career is truly impressive. I consider Chris a trial lawyer’s trial lawyer, and I unequivocally support her for AAJ parliamentarian.”

Thadd J. Llaurado Milwaukee, Wisconsin

“I am very honored to endorse Christine Spagnoli. I have known her for over 25 years. She is not only an excellent trial lawyer of the highest ethical standards but also a tireless advocate for the rights of injured people. She will make an excellent AAJ Parliamentarian.”

Michael Withey Seattle

“I am so pleased to endorse Chris Spagnoli for Parliamentarian. We need her dynamic and experienced leadership to lead the AAJ in these perilous times. Go Chris!!”

David M. Arbogast Arbogast Law San Carlos, CA

“I have known Chris ever since my first year as a lawyer. I have seen Chris’ stellar leadership skills as President of Consumer Attorney’s of California and have personally witnessed Chris’ commitment and dedication to the plaintiff’s bar throughout my over 20 years of practice. I wholeheartedly endorse Chris for AAJ leadership.”

Randy Barnhart Keating Wagner Polidori Free Denver, Colorado

“I cannot imagine a more qualified candidate for Parliamentarian. I have worked with Chris for 20 years on product liability matters of national importance. I cannot think of anyone who has contributed more to the interests of persons injured by dangerous products. She is truly inspirational.”

M. Lawrence Lallande, Sr. Lallande Law PlC Long Beach, CA

“Christine Spagnoli has what it takes to lead AAJ. I have worked with Christine on the CAOC executive committee for 3 years and I have been on the CAOC and CAALA Boards during her Presidencies. I have also been an AAJ State Delegate. I am not sure I have ever seen a better prepared candidate for this role. Christine has shown depth of leadership and tireless commitment to preserving the access to justice for our clients.”

Jeffrey Breit Breit Drescher Virginia Beach Virginia

“Have always known Christine for her passion , hard work and clear thinking . Will do a great job for AAJ and comes with great experience and knowledge of our history.”

Antony Stuart Stuart Law Firm Los Angeles

“I’ve known Chris for 35 years, worked with her, served with her, and watched her with admiration and awe. There could be no better leader for AAJ. She’s got the intellect, the experience, and the leadership talent we need!”

Sidney W Gilreath Gilreath and Associates Knoxville

“Happy to endorse Chris. She has given a lot of her time and talent to AAJ over the years. We welcome her as one of our leaders.”

Mindy Bish Bish Law Newhall

“When I was unsure as to whether being a trial attorney was for me Chris told me I could do it and welcomed me in. I will never forget her kindness and willingness to just say hello”

Ronnie L. Crosby Peters Murdaugh Hampton SC

“Chris is a fantastic trial lawyer and a great leader. She did a fantastic job as the leader of AIEG. Chris has long been a stalwart for the causes of our clients. AAJ would greatly benefit by having Chris in the leadership”

Charles Roseman Law Offices of Charles S. Roseman & Asso San Diego, CA

“I am honored to endorse Chris for AAJ Parliamentarian. She has been and will continue to be a superior local and national leading consumer advocate and trial lawyer. She has spend countless hours during her wonderful career volunteering her time to the functioning of our professional organizations, legal education, and fighting to make a better and safer way of life for her clients, the public at large, and the legal profession.”

Robert Piering Piering Law Firm Sacramento, CA

“I am pleased to endorse Chris’ candidacy for AAJ Parliamentarian. Chris is a bold champion of consumer protection and advocacy and is just the kind of level headed person that AAJ needs to lead its member into the future. Her experience both in and out of the courtroom is vast and diverse and gives her the practical and technical experience that AAJ needs to continue to grow and ensure that the interests of consumers are regionally and nationally recognized. I cannot say enough good about her as a person and advocate.”

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Simply complete the form to endorse Chris and Join Our Team! Please note in the “comments” section if you previously or currently hold a leadership position with AAJ, or another lawyer organization. Also feel free to send Chris a note of encouragement which may be added to a comments section later. Thank you.

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