The California Academy of Appellate Lawyers is pleased to announce that at its May 7, 2017 meeting in Pasadena, the following officers were elected for the 2017-18 term: Margaret M. Grignon of the Grignon Law Firm in Long Beach, President; Susan Brandt-Hawley of the Brandt-Hawley Law Group in Glen Ellen, First Vice President; John A. Taylor, Jr. of Horvitz & Levy LLP in Burbank, Second Vice President; and Kirk C. Jenkins of Sedgwick LLP in Chicago, Secretary-Treasurer.
The Academy also admitted Alana H. Rotter and Rochelle L. Wilcox as new members. Ms. Rotter is a partner at Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP in Los Angeles. Ms. Wilcox is a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in Los Angeles. Both Ms. Rotter and Ms. Wilcox have been certified by the California State Board of Legal Specialization as specialists in appellate law.
Founded in 1972, the Academy is the nation's oldest lawyers’ organization dedicated to appellate practice. Our members are California lawyers with substantial appellate experience, who are elected to membership after rigorous scrutiny of their skill in advocacy before the appellate courts.