Christine Spagnoli for AAJ Parliamentarian 2019

"I am humbled of the support for my candidacy from these accomplished lawyers" - Christine D. Spagnoli

Video Testimonials

David Casey Endorsement “She is a true believer in our civil justice system”
Julie Braman Kane Endorsement "She is literally a force of nature."
Anthony Tarricone Endorsement “Chris is battle tested, and battle ready”
Mary Alexander Endorsement "Chris is about what is best for our clients and justice"
Gary Paul Endorsement "She has broken glass ceilings all over the place"
Betsy Greene Endorsement "She certainly has the moxy, the talent"
Paul Byrd Endorsement "Smart, effective, extremely passionate"
Jessica Pride Endorsement “She cares about new lawyers”
Vincent Howard Endorsement “She makes you feel like you matter”
Casey Johnson Endorsement “Chris is a natural born leader”
Bruce Plaxen Endorsement “She has won every major award without bragging about it”
Donald Slavik Endorsement "Fearless, and understands the needs of the members."
A.J. De Bartolomeo Endorsement "She will truly connect with vast majority of our membership"
The following endorsements are being made on behalf of the individual acting in his or her own capacity.

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
Robert L Habush Milwaukee, WI
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
Aaron Lavine Los Angeles, 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
Andrew Spielberger Los Angeles, CA
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
April Stratte Redding, CA
Arash Homampour Sherman Oaks, CA
Arnoldo Casillas Long Beach, CA
Ashleigh Aitken Anaheim, 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
Beverly Pine Sherman Oaks, CA
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 Berger Atlanta, GA
Bruce Phillips West Hollywood, CA
Bruce M. Plaxen Columbia, MD
Bryan Pope Dallas, TX
Carl Douglas Los Angeles, CA
Carlos F. Llinas Negret Los Angeles, CA
Carlow Urzua Los Angeles, CA
Carrie Frank Boulder, CO
Casey R. Johnson Santa Ana, CA
Catherine Darlson Fort Lauderdale, FL
Chantel Fitting San Mateo, 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 Kreeger Roseville, CA
Christopher Stucky Kansas City, MO
Claude Wyle San Francisco, CA
Connor Curran Lexington, MO
Conor Kelly San Francisco, CA
Craig Needham San Jose, CA
Curt Clausen Phoenix, AZ
Cynthia Craig San Clemente, CA
Cynthia Garber Newport Beach, CA
Dale Swope Tampa, FL
Dan DeFeo Kansas City, MO
Dan Lipman Denver, CO
Daniel Dunbar Los Angeles, CA
Daniel R. Laurence Seattle, WA
Daniel M. O'Leary 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
Douglass F. Noland Liberty, MO
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
Eric Mendelson San Diego, CA
Frank Pitre Burlingame, CA
G. Lynn Shumway Phoenix, AZ
Gabriel Barenfeld Los Angeles, CA
Gary A. Dordick Beverly Hills, CA
Gary Eto Torrance, CA
Gary Paul Los Angeles, CA
Gary Praglin Santa Monica, CA
Gary Stern Woodland Hills, 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
George Fleming Houston, TX
Geraldine Weiss Woodland Hills, CA
Gretchen Nelson Los Angeles, CA
Harry Plotkin La, Canada, CA
Herman Russomanno Miami, FL
Holly Boyer Pasadena, CA
Howard S Richman Stony Point, NY
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 Mitchell Dallas, TX
Jim M. Perdue Jr. Houston, TX
Jim Vititoe Westlake Village, CA
Joe Cotchett Burlingame CA
Joe Weik Wilmington, DE
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
Kathy Osborn Colorado Springs, CO
Kathleen Flynn Peterson Minneapolis, MN
Kathryn A. Stebner San Francisco, CA
Kathy Volz Lake Sherwood, 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
Kristine K. Meredith Redwood City, CA
Lance Cooper Marietta, GA
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
Leslie M Kroeger Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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
Madelyn Chaber San Diego, 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
Michal Meiler Miami, FL
Michael L Cohen Los Angeles, CA
Michael Withey Seattle, WA
Michelle West Newport Beach, CA
Mikal C. Watts San Antonio, TX
Mike Danko Redwood Shores, CA
Mike Eidson Coral Gables, FL
Mike Ferrara Cherry Hill, NJ
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
Noah Kushlefsky New York, NY
Pamela Pantages Cleveland, OH
Patrick Ardis Memphis, TN
Patrick McNicholas Los Angeles, CA
Patrick M. Regan Washington, DC
Patrick Montoya Miami, FL
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
R. Edward Pfiester Los Angeles, CA
Rahul Ravidudi Los Angeles, CA
Randall H. Scarlett San Francisco, CA
Randi McGinn Albuququerque, NM
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
Rob Jaskluski Milwaukee, WI
Robert B. Bale Sacramento, CA
Robert Clayton Manhattan Beach, CA
Robert Glassman Los Angeles, CA
Robert L. Habush Milwaukee, WI
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
Samantha Helton Sacreamento, 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
Tom Murphy Salem, MA
Tom Stolpman
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
Virginia Buchanan Pensacola, FL
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

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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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