Management Staff & Attorneys

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles’ key management team brings a wealth of legal expertise, policy advocacy experience, a solid background working with diverse and underserved communities, and a passion for its mission to provide access to civil justice for those without a voice.

Program Administration

Silvia R. Argueta
Executive Director

Lynn Etkins
Chief Development and Marketing Director

Linda Quintana
Director of Fiscal Management

Barbara Schultz
Director of Litigation & Policy

Phong Wong
Pro Bono Director

Lisa Morris
Director of Human Resources

Kim Carson
Kim Carson
Chief Financial Officer

Managing Attorneys

Yolanda Arias
Managing Attorney, East Los Angeles Office and Economic Stability Workgroup

Javier Beltran
Managing Attorney, Santa Monica Office

Fernando Gaytan
Managing Attorney, South Los Angeles Office and Housing and Communities Workgroup

Joann Lee
Directing Attorney, Asian & Pacific Islander Outreach Project

Michael J. Ortiz
Special Counsel on Immigrant Affairs

Nicole Perez
Directing Attorney, Veterans Justice Center

Dominique Quevedo
Managing Attorney, Long Beach Office and Supporting Families Workgroup

Ronnette Ramos
Managing Attorney, West Office and Eviction Defense Center

Tiffany Tsao
Managing Attorney, Client Intake Workgroup

Attorneys & Fellows

Asian & Pacific Islander Outreach Project
Angie Chang
Mai Tram Ly
Annie Yu

Economic Stability Workgroup
Elena Ackel
Joshua Christian
Matthew Clark
Andrew Kazakes
Josephine Lee
Jessica Mark
Claudia Menjivar
Giovanni Pesce
Robyn Smith
Tyler Mischeaux Press Sutherland

Eviction Defense Center
Jenifer Aikman
Jaliesa Bolds
Brenton Inouye
Joshua Johnson
Sheyda Joolharzadeh
Kristina Ramos
Cassandra Riles

Housing and Communities Workgroup
Susanne Browne
Paul Estuar
Joel Marrero
Denise McGranahan
Natalie Minev
Shayla Myers

Pro Bono Training Institute
Jeanne Nishimoto

Self-Help Legal Access Centers
Cesar Bertaud
Patricia Goldsmith
Michelle Larios

Supporting Families Workgroup
Paula Cohen
Julianna Lee
Thien-Thuan Nguyen
Nancy Reyes Guarderas
Justine Schneeweis
Sonya Servin
Daliah Setareh
Minty Siu-Kootnikoff
Jimena Vasquez

Veterans Justice Center
Mallory Andrews
Dadinirt Farias
Louis Truong

Office Locations

We also have three Domestic Violence Clinics, located at the Superior Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Courthouse and the Long Beach Courthouse.

LAFLA operates four Self-Help Legal Access Centers located in the Inglewood, Long Beach, Santa Monica and Torrance courthouses.