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


Gia Stokes
Chief Financial Officer


Diane Talamantez
Director of Human Resources & Administrative Services


Phong Wong
Pro Bono Director

 

Managing Attorneys


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

Javier Beltran
Managing Attorney, Santa Monica Office

Fatima Dadabhoy
Managing Intake Attorney


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


Joann Lee
Directing Attorney, Asian & Pacific Islander Outreach Project


Lisa Morris
Managing Attorney, Self-Help Legal Access Centers


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

 

 

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
Steve Zrucky

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

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

Pro Bono Training Institute
Jeanne Nishimoto

Self-Help Legal Access Centers
Cesar Bertaud
Barbara Corkrey
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.