Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it.
— Maya Angelou

Legal Aid at Work’s 105th anniversary event JUSTICE RISING livestreamed on June 24, 2021 to an audience of attorneys from a wide spectrum of Bay Area and national firms, judges, public interest leaders and officials, and social justice activists. The livestream featured moving words from our honored guests, including keynote speaker, Attorney General Rob Bonta, and the 2021 Mathew O. Tobriner Public Service Awardee, Jerry López.
As we emerge from a year of crisis and loss, we have redoubled our longstanding commitment to work with low-wage workers and our allies to secure justice in the workplace. The pandemic has revealed to the public something many of us have known—the centrality of low-wage workers to our economy and their all-too-common experience with injurious and unlawful practices on the job. With your and our community’s support we will advocate alongside our clients as they fight for their workplace rights—and the dignity they deserve.






Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, PC
Bryan Schwartz Law
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
Wells Fargo & Company


Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Sixth Street
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Altshuler Berzon LLP
Covington & Burling LLP
Crowell & Moring
Fenwick & West LLP
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Hemming Morse LLP
Jones Clifford, LLP
Leonard Carder, LLP
Minami Tamaki LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Outten & Golden LLP
Hunter Pyle Law
Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP
Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
White & Case LLP
Zelle LLP


Andrus Anderson LLP
Berman Tabacco
Eileen M. Bissen and Stephen M. Siptroth
Bohbot & Riles, PC
California Teachers Association
Cohelan Khoury & Singer
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Durie Tangri LLP
Feinberg, Jackson, Worthman & Wasow
Folger Levin LLP
Fox Rothschild LLP
Friedman & Springwater LLP
Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho
Hanson Bridgett LLP
King & Spalding LLP
Lang, Richert & Patch
Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C.
Mora Employment Law
Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll
Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Perkins Coie LLP
Reed Smith LLP
Robins Kaplan LLP
Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger


Richard Beal, Andrea Biren and A & R Advisory Services LLC
Alexander Morrison + Fehr, LLP
Beeson, Tayer & Bodine, APC & Dale L. Brodsky
Blue Shield of California
Eric P. Brown
Elizabeth J. Cabraser
Madeline Chun and John Farnkopf
Catherine Fisk and Erwin Chemerinsky
Gary Cohen and Liz Nichols
Craig Corbitt and Nancy Stoltz
Georgia and Charlie Cunningham
Robert and Ruth Dell
Ellen A. Friedman
Joan M. Graff
Wilmer J. Harris
William N. Hebert and Lori A. Schechter
Curtis Holdsworth
Toni Jaramilla
Kantor & Kantor, LLP
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
Dolores Y. Leal
The Liu Law Firm, P.C.
Matern Law Group
Samuel R. Miller and Maude Pervere
Minnis & Smallets LLP
Michael and Naomi Neruda
Law Offices of Jeremy Pasternak, A.P.C.
Joshua and Jennifer Peck
Jennifer J. Rhodes
Beth Ross and Laura Trupin
Roberts Disability Law
Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP
The Sampath Law Firm
Nate and Traci Shafroth
Shartsis Friese LLP
The Honorable Thomas F. Smegal, (Ret.)
Swanson & McNamara LLP
Steve Zieff and Elaine Leitner


Beneficial State Bank
Engineers & Scientists of California Local 20
Equal Justice Society
Pauline T. Kim and K. Philip Lee, M.D.
Patrick and Gwen Mahoney
Kurt and Suzanne Melchior
Renaker Hasselman Scott LLP
Rust Consulting and Kinsella Media
Aaron M. Sheanin
The Honorable John M. True, III (Ret.)

2021 Legal Aid at Work Development Committee

Christopher T. Micheletti, Co-Chair, Zelle LLP
Joshua Peck, Co-Chair, Sixth Street Partners
Jennie Lee Anderson, Andrus Anderson LLP
Aelish M. Baig, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
Michael B. Dell, Shartsis Friese LLP
William N. Hebert
Christopher T. Heffelfinger, Berman Tabacco
Daniel J. Herling, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris,Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Richard R. Patch, Coblentz Patch Duffy &Bass LLP
Jahan C. Sagafi, Outten & Golden LLP
Supreeta Sampath, The Sampath Law Firm
Sean Tamura-Sato, Minami Tamaki LLP