The Santa Monica Bar Association is a volunteer organization that functions through its Board of Trustees, its officers and through its committees.  Committees offer members a means of becoming more involved in the SMBA within specific areas of focus.  Here are our current roster of officers, court advisor, trustees, committees, and sections.  How do you want to become more involved in the SMBA?  Join SMBA.

OFFICERS


President

President-Elect

Secretary

Treasurer

Past-President

Judicial Advisor

Hon. H. Chester Horn, Jr.

Judge of the Superior Court

Trustees


  • Joe Anderson
  • Matt Baker
  • Natalie Bausch
  • Timur Berberoglu
  • Derek Devermont
  • Eva Feder
  • Alexander T. Gruft 
  • Stacie Feldman Hausner
  • Mario Meza
  • Mukunda Raghavan
  • Morvareed Salehpour 
  • Stephanie Taft
  • Tiffiny Walls-Fox 


Sections

Barristers

ChairStephanie Taft


Employment

Chair

John McDowell



Entertainment

Chair

Joseph Anderson


Family Law

Chair

Matthew Skarin


Immigration

Co-Chair:

 Layla Khamoushian


Intellectual Property

Chair

Curtis Roberts


Personal Injury

Co-Chair

Sarah Christian


Probate & Trust

Co-Chair: Timur Berberoglu
Co-Chair: Karen Knutson


Real Estate

Co-Chair: Keith Turner
Co-Chair: Kendra Leghart

EVENTS

  • Pro Bono Projects
  • Judges' Night
  • Installation Dinner
  • Summer Party
  • Toast
  • Athletic Events
  • MCLE Presentations
  • Networking Events
  • Judges' Brown-Bag Lunch

NEWSLETTER

The SMBA publishes a quarterly newsletter including a calendar of events and articles.  We encourage our members to contribute their articles.

COMMITTEES

BOARD DEVELOPMENT

Develops board leadership and process.

Chair: Jennifer Millier

EVENTS

Oversees all events including their budgeting, attendance, and goals.

Co-Chair: Jennifer Millier

Co-Chair: Tiffiny Walls-Fox

MANDATORY FEE ARBITRATION

Oversees the fee arbitration program, ensuring compliance with California State Bar regulations.

Chair:  Aaron Shechet (Presiding Arbitrator)
Members: Rae Lamothe (Past Presiding Arbitrator)
Program Manager: Stephanie Gordon

FINANCE

Reviews the finances of the organization.

Co-Chair: Curtis Roberts

Co-Chair: Tony Brown

INTERNET AND PUBLICITY

Promotes activities including the publishing web content and marketing.

Co-Chair: Curtis Roberts

MEMBERSHIP

Focuses on growing membership and overseeing membership policy.

Co-Chair: Alejandro Herrera
Co-Chair: Natalie Bausch

Co-Chair: Alexander Gruft

SPONSORSHIP

Oversees sponsorship goals and policy.

Co-Chair: Jennifer M. Millier
Co-Chair: Joseph Anderson

LEGISLATIVE

Reviews proposed laws and makes recommendations for supporting new law.

Chair:  Derek Devermont

JUDICIARY

Reviews candidates for judicial office

Chair: Mukunda Raghavan

SMBA Administration

2461 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 529

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Ph. 310-450-9289 Arb. (310) 581-5163

 smbaoffice@smba.net


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