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Officers & Directors


Lakeshia Dorsey

Federal Public Defender's Office

Rebekah Thomas
Law Office of Peter Holzer

Vice President
Hollie Washington 
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLP

Ashley Turner
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya,
Ruud & Romo

Brooke Weitzman
Elder Law & Disability Rights Center

Porsche Clarke
State Compensation
Insurance Fund

Board of Directors

Yemi Adeyanju
Providence St. Joseph Health

Dan Alexander

Daniel J. Alexander II, APC

Michele Bell
Orange County Public
Defender's Office

Denise Carter


Lance Cotton
Orange County District
Attorney's Office

David Griffith

Crowell & Moring, LLP

Lisa Hurns
Wood, Smith, Henning &
Berman, LLP

Melissa Padilla
Orange County Public
Defender's Office

Sakeenah Redmond

Law Office of Peter Holzer

Akhil Sheth

Crowell & Moring, LLP

Honieh Udenka
Brown Rudnik

Founding Members

Thurgood Marshall Bar Association was conceived and formed by a diverse group of attorneys practicing law in Orange County, California.

Michael Gregg is a shareholder at the prominent national employment law firm of Littler Mendelson.

Connie Louis is employed by the Service Employees International Union, which represents 2.2 million employees in United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Carolyn Carlisle is an Orange County senior deputy district attorney who currently serves as filing deputy for one of the branches of Orange County Superior Court.

Former federal prosecutor Hon. Daphne Sykes Scott was an Orange County deputy district attorney until her appointment as a superior court judge by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; and Marion Wheeler, our organizing president, after serving for over sixteen years with the Orange County Public Defender’s Office, currently enjoys a thriving private practice in criminal defense.

Past Presidents

2012-2014 Marion Wheeler
2015 Carolyn Carlisle
2016 Michael Gregg
2017 Kimberly LaSalle
2018 Denisha P. McKenzie
2019 Desirae Hutchison

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