CBJ - August 2009 #04. Five elected to board of governors.


California Bar Journal


CBJ - August 2009 #04.

Five elected to board of governors

California Bar JournalAugust 2009Five elected to board of governorsFive attorneys were elected to three-year terms on the State Bar Board of Governors and will be sworn in next month at the bar's Annual Meeting in San Diego. The new board members are:

DISTRICT 1: Clark Gehlbach of Roseville. A Placer County deputy district attorney who also ran for the board in 2003, the 43-year-old Gehlbach is a board member of both the Auburn Union Elementary School District and the Placer Public Employees Organization. He is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and UC-Hastings College of the Law.

DISTRICT 3: Cheryl Hicks of Oakland. Hicks, 50, is a solo practitioner in Oakland specializing in juvenile dependency, family law and plaintiffs personal injury law. She received the Myer J. Sankary Attorney of the Year Award in 2008 for community and service leadership and the Alameda County Bar Association Distinguished Service Award for 2009. She is a past president of the Alameda County Bar Association. Hicks is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and UC-Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law.

DISTRICT 5: Lowell Carruth of Fresno. Carruth, 71, is of counsel with McCormick Barstow LLP in Fresno, where he handles business and commercial litigation, products liability, professional malpractice, general negligence, insurance bad faith and wrongful termination. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, was president of the San Joaquin Valley chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is active in the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California. He is a graduate of Stanford University and UC-Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law.

DISTRICT 7: Patrick Kelly of Los Angeles. Kelly, 66, is western...

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