Mary  Aceituno

Mary Aceituno

Mary comes to Durie Tangri with over 16 years of accounting experience in both the technology and spirits industries acquired at Autodesk, Ecovacs Robotics, and Campari America. She comes to our firm with very strong work ethics and feels the key to success is to...

Celeste  Alas

Celeste Alas

Celeste believes in serendipity, timing and faith; “what’s meant to be, will always find its way…” Celeste began her career as a legal secretary in 2004.  Prior to joining Durie Tangri, Celeste worked at a national firm in the corporate bankruptcy division. ...

Wendy  Carpenter

Wendy Carpenter

Wendy brings over twenty years of litigation experience to Durie Tangri, having started her career at the Los Angeles law firm of Caldwell Leslie & Proctor, where she worked with Michael Proctor, Ben Au, and Andy Esbenshade.  She has supported all manner of...

Marianne  Coon

Marianne Coon

Marianne believes that following your dreams is the key to success and happiness in life. Marianne studied law in France and holds a Bachelor in Law from the Université Nancy II as well as a Master’s degree in Comparative Law from the Université de Strasbourg. ...

Emanuel  Cortes

Emanuel Cortes

Emanuel received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of California at Davis in 2017. He started his career in IT working for an electrical construction company in the East Bay but has brought his tech support skills to Durie Tangri. When away...

Janelle  Cotton

Janelle Cotton

Janelle believes that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to doing, whether it be as an individual or with the help of others. Prior to joining Durie Tangri LLP, Janelle worked at a boutique patent litigation law firm.  Janelle has substantial...

Andréa  Duprée

Andréa Duprée

Andréa believes in the importance of completing every task to the best of one’s ability. She says that no task is too small to be done with excellence.  Andréa started her legal career at a small law firm in Oakland prior to attending CSU East Bay to finish her...

Jennifer Enzweiler

Jennifer Enzweiler

Jennifer joined Durie Tangri in 2012, bringing her experience in small firm operations, marketing and media communications, and client service.  After managing the firm's billing and marketing efforts as the Director of Client Relations, she took on the role of...

MargaretAnn  Franz

MargaretAnn Franz

MargaretAnn, a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, has been a paralegal for over two decades.  While she has worked primarily on complex business litigations, she also has experience in the land use and regulatory fields.

Christina  Freitas

Christina Freitas

Christina graduated from UCLA in 2018 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Entrepreneurship. Upon graduation, she immediately returned to the Bay Area to begin working at Oracle. She soon realized she wanted to explore her passion for the law and is very...

Reina Galindo

Reina Galindo

Reina believes in empowering teams to reach a common goal.  Reina joins Durie Tangri with extensive management experience in law firm operations and human resources.  She is a graduate of Loyola Law School, where she participated in the Judge Stephen O’Neil Trial...

Susan  Griffin

Susan Griffin

Susan believes that hard work, tenacity and a commitment to excellence is the key to being successful in any setting.  Prior to joining Durie Tangri LLP, Susan worked at a number of AM Law 100 firms in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.  She is well versed in...

Vincent  Harrington

Vincent Harrington

Before becoming a paralegal, Vincent received his M.A. in Forensic Psychology with an emphasis on empirical behavioral profiling from John Jay College. It was here he learned that when attempting to solve any problem, it is important to ask the right question before...

Maureen  Hawk

Maureen Hawk

Maureen believes that if a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well. Maureen graduated from San Francisco State University with honors in history.  After pursuing various careers from books stores to the mortgage industry, Maureen joined Durie Tangri in 2009, the...

Maria G. Lemus

Maria G. Lemus

Maria believes in having compassion for others, appreciating the little things in life, and the power of an optimistic mind. Maria graduated from Stanford University with a major in psychology and a minor in biology. Before joining Durie Tangri, she managed a...

Edrina K. Martinez-Sanchez

Edrina K. Martinez-Sanchez

Edrina graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a B.A. in Communications. Before joining Durie Tangri, Edrina pursued music and the arts.  Edrina enjoys hiking, yoga, music, traveling and spending time with her husband and family. 

Vincent  McGautha

Vincent McGautha

Hard work, efficiency, and a healthy dose of poise will light the path to optimal results in a paralegal’s world, and Vince couldn't imagine tackling a problem without these elements. Before life at Durie Tangri, Vince broadened his paralegal knowledge while working...

Nubia  Morales

Nubia Morales

Nubia graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a B.A. in Sociology and began her career in the legal field in 2011. Nubia enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with her husband and family. Go Dodgers!

Timothy  O’Dwyer

Timothy O’Dwyer

The story should be simple but not simplistic; being told only by those that can engage the heart and the mind. Tim believes that law is an art which has its sweetest moments expressed by the best trial attorneys. As Trial Manager at Durie Tangri, Tim has a passion...

Christina  Ortega

Christina Ortega

Christina received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California, San Diego in 2006. She also received her paralegal certificate from the University of San Diego in 2010. Christina grew up in the Bay Area. After spending 10 years in San Diego,...

Stephen  Rodriguez

Stephen Rodriguez

Stephen thrives on an atmosphere of hard work, dedication, a bit of chaos, and a lot of humour. Stephen has worked in law firms as a Staff Accountant, performing a variety of accounting functions, from payroll and accounts payable, to billing and accounts receivable,...

Rick L. Rosser

Rick L. Rosser

Rick believes that love, laughter and the power of music can change the world. A native of Ohio, Rick attended college and law school in Kentucky, receiving a JD from the University of Kentucky.  Upon passing the bar, he spent several years in the U.S. Navy’s...

Mary Ann  Rubalcaba

Mary Ann Rubalcaba

Mary Ann moved to the East Bay from Los Angeles to attend school and decided to stay and raise her daughter and son.  As a legal secretary, she enjoys the challenges in her work day and the opportunity to participate as part of the team.  Her career has...

Melissa  Sotto

Melissa Sotto

A native to the Bay Area, Melissa graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Communications.  Melissa began her legal career in 2012 at a boutique, plaintiff-only employment law firm. Melissa joined Durie Tangri in 2014. In January of 2018,...

Charles  Weinroth

Charles Weinroth

Charles is an avid proponent of the Heinleinian dictum “specialization is for insects.”  In his role as Durie Tangri’s IT Manager, he gets the opportunity to strain that theory near to the breaking point as he handles the firm’s user support and infrastructure...