Endorsements

. . . from across the spectrum include civil rights leaders, judges, plaintiffs' and defense lawyers . . .

. . . civil and criminal attorneys, students, teachers, business owners, and other ordinary people . . .
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“Sigrid is one of the attorneys I most respect. She will be an outstanding judge.”

Cruz Reynoso, Former California Supreme Court Associate Justice, civil rights leader, Winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.*

“Sigrid is hard working, dedicated to the community, smart, absolutely not arrogant, and in touch with people from a wide variety of economic and social circumstances. I wholeheartedly endorse her.”

Xochitl Carrión, Former San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association President,* Board Member of California La Raza Lawyers Association,* California Law Revision Commission*

“During my 26-year tenure on the bench, I had the opportunity to observe hundreds of attorneys in pretrial and trial settings. Sigrid has the temperament, patience, integrity and legal skills that will make her an outstanding judge.”

Hon. Alex Saldamando, Judge of the San Francisco Superior Court (Ret.)*

“Sigrid is a very fine lawyer with a great reputation. She will be a terrific judge, and has my full endorsement.”

Bill Veen, Former San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association President*

“Of all the people I have met in my travels throughout this state, I can’t think of anyone I would rather have on the bench. Sigrid is patient, generous with her time, but decisive. We need her.”

Sergio C. García, California's first recognized undocumented attorney

“Sigrid was my guardian angel as I went through law school. I am looking forward to seeing her on the bench!”

Julián Sánchez Mora, U.C. Hastings '14

“Sigrid will be a fabulous judge! She is one of the most hard-working people I know, a patient and generous mentor, and a great teacher and lawyer.”

Claudia Lucatero, USF School of Law, 2013

“Sigrid is dedicated to her community, and for over ten years was the backbone of our high school mock trial team. She absolutely gets my endorsement!”

Bobby Crotwell, Abraham Lincoln High School teacher *

“Sigrid has my full support.”

Roger W. Sleight, Retired partner, Sedgwick LLP*

“Sigrid has the quintessential judicial temperament: she is even-keeled, open-minded, smart, honest, and humble.”

Justice Maria P. Rivera, Associate Justice,* Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Four (San Francisco).*

“Gracias a los esfuerzos que Sigrid ejerció gratis por nosotros, mi familia y yo pudimos permanecer en nuestro hogar cuando el propietario quiso desalojarnos. La respaldamos completamente.”

Pro Bono Client, defendant in Mission District eviction action

Some of Sigrid’s early endorsers . . .

Jeanette Acosta, U.C. Hastings College of the Law, Law Student and past Co-Chair, UC Hastings La Raza Law Students Association

Judge Paul H. Alvarado, Judge of the San Francisco Superior Court (Ret.)

Tom Ammiano, Former Assemblymember, California Assembly

Abraham Andrade, U.C Hastings College of the Law

Elena Asturias, CFO, Paniagua Construction, Inc.

Manuel P. Álvarez, attorney, General Counsel, Affirm, past president, San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association

John Avalos, San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Shaamini Babu, attorney

A. Baltazar Baca, Trial Attorney, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C. (Ret.),Founder, Hispanic National Bar Association

Sergio Benavides, attorney, Law Office of Sergio H. Benavides

Michael Bernick, attorney, Sedgwick LLP

Judge Suzanne R. Bolanos, Judge of the San Francisco Superior Court

Pam Brandt, FM Productions seamstress

Stephani Cajina

Boone Callaway, attorney, Callaway & Wolfe

Francisco Cancino, Regional Attorney, EEOC (Ret.)

Carpenters Local Union No. 22

Xochitl Carrión, attorney, past San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association president, past chair, California Law Revision Commission

Katherine Catlos, attorney and Partner, Kaufman, Dolovich & Voluck LLP

Paul Chavez, attorney, Executive Director, Centro Legal de la Raza, past Executive Director of Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights

Sam Cheadle, attorney, Constitutional Rights Foundation Mock Trial program coach

Abbie Chin, Executive Director, EJM Inn of Court; Office Manager, Clarence Dyer & Cohen

Richard J. Collier, attorney, Partner, Cooper, White & Cooper LLP

Joseph Creitz, attorney, U.C. Hastings College of the Law Adjunct Professor

Bobby Crotwell, SFUSD high school teacher, Abraham Lincoln High School

Hunter Cutting, Climate Nexus

Petra DeJesus, San Francisco Police Commission, Democratic County Central Committee

Leo Delucchi, former principal, St. Emydius School; former principal, St. Elizabeth School

Robert DeVries, attorney

Ysabel Duron, former KRON anchor, founder, Latinas Contra Cancer

East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association

Michael Favela

Frank Fernandez, partner, Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood (Ret.)

Ben Feuer, attorney, Chairman, California Appellate Law Group; founder, Jewish Bar Association of San Francisco

Filipino Bar Association of Northern California

Michael Fish, attorney, Merrill, Arnone & Jones, LLP

Carmen Flores, Administrative Law Judge, Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (Ret.) 

Judge Daniel A. Flores, Judge of the San Francisco Superior Court

Phyllis Flynn, legal assistant, Sedgwick LLP

K. Anderson Franco, attorney, de la Pena & Holiday, San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association board member

Josué R. Fuentes, attorney, Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office; SF La Raza Lawyers Association president

Sergio C. García, first recognized undocumented California attorney

Juan Pedro Gaffney, founder and director, Coro Hispano de San Francisco

Noemí Gallardo, attorney, Program Fellow, Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, Owner/Founder of Voz Interpreting and Gallardo Law & Policy Consulting

Genevie Gallegos, former Executive Director, La Raza Centro Legal

Angel Garganta, attorney and partner, Venable LLP

Anna Gehriger, attorney

Maciej Glodek, past president, St. Stanislaus Benevolent Society, Inc.

Matthew Gluck, attorney and founding partner, Gluck Daniel LLP

Carolyn Gold, Supervising Attorney, Justice & Diversity Center

Matt Gramly, senior trial attorney, Dolan Law Firm

Jesús Guillén, founder, HIV Long Term Survivors Group

Timothy C. Hale, Esq., Partner, Nye, Peabody, Stirling, Hale & Miller LLP

Retired Justice Daniel (Mike) Hanlon, California Court of Appeal

Judge Matthew Harris, Judge of the Santa Clara County Superior Court

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club

David Henry, owner, The Doctor’s Lounge

Mary Ann Derner Hourigan, alumna, Star of the Sea Academy for Girls

Laura Hurtado, attorney, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Stephen W. Jones, retired partner, Sedgwick LLP

Ike Kaludi, attorney

P. Beach Kuhl, partner, Sedgwick LLP

Latin@ Young Democratics of San Francisco

James Yuanxin Li, attorney

Ernest H. Llorente, co-founder and past president, Filipino Bar Association of Northern California

Ana María Loya, civil rights attorney, U.S. Department of Education

Claudia Lucatero, attorney, San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association board member

Raymond Manzo, attorney, San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association VP of Communications

Justice Miguel Márquez, Associate Justice, Sixth District, California Court of Appeals

Victor Márquez, former National President, Hispanic National Bar Association, ABA Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Commissioner

Shahpour Matloob, Iranian American Bar Association, Northern California chapter, board member

Rochelle McCune, owner, The Doctor’s Lounge

Denise McEvoy, former teacher, St. Finn Barr Catholic School

Dan McLennon, attorney, Partner, Smith Currie & Hancock LLP

Michael McCloskey, Hallinan & Hallinan

Crystal Matson, staff attorney; Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights

Myrna Melgar, Candidate for D.C.C.C., Executive Director at Jamestown Community Center

Martha Melendez, past Mexican American Bar Association president, past member of the Board of Trustees for The Mexican Museum

Rafael Mandelman, Democratic County Central Committee

Julia A. Molander, attorney

Mercedes Moreno, Assistant District Attorney, San Francisco District Attorney’s office (ret.); past San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association president

Erin Morgan, attorney

David Nied, past president, Edward J. McFetridge Inn of Court

Madhuri Nemali, attorney

Lorena Nuñez, attorney

John O’Grady, attorney, O’Grady Law Group

Demian Oksenendler, attorney

John Ottoboni, of counsel, Ferrari, Ottoboni, Caputo & Wunderling

Angela Owczarek, Jesuit Volunteer Corps

José R. Padilla, Executive Director, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.

David Pai, Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice

Tom Paoli, trial attorney, Paoli and Geerhart, LLP

Alexander L. Peña, U.C. Hastings College of the Law student, Vice President, Share the Law

Queen’s Bench Bar Association of the San Francisco Bay Area

Edgar J. Quezada, attorney, Hanna Brophy, president-elect of San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association

Tony Quintero, Executive Producer, Arau Films International; founding member, National Association of Latino State Chambers of Commerce

Shaana Rahman, trial attorney, Rahman Law PC

Justice Cruz Reynoso, California Supreme Court Associate Justice (Ret.)

Michael V. Rios, artist

Justice Maria P. Rivera, Associate Justice, First District, California Court of Appeals

Rosie Rivera, City of San Mateo, Community Relations Commission

John Roach, attorney

Kelly Robbins, attorney, Robbins Family Law

Judge A. James Robertson II, Judge of the San Francisco Superior Court

Eduardo Roy, attorney

Hector Ruíz, U.C. Hastings College of the Law

Donna Rutter, attorney, Rutter Law Group

Joe Salama, attorney

Judge Alex Saldamando, Judge of the San Francisco Superior Court (Ret.)

Jim Salinas, Sr.

San Francisco Green Party

San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association

San Francisco Latino Democratic Club

San Francisco Tenants Union

Julián Sánchez, attorney, San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association board of directors

Judge Gerardo Sandoval, San Francisco Superior Court

Yesenia Santacruz, former president, San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association

Don Schaffer, California Highway Patrol (Ret.)

Steven X. Schwenk, attorney

Christopher Seiwald, founder, Perforce Software

Jackie Shull-González, attorney, Centro Legal de la Raza

Roger W. Sleight, attorney, retired partner, Sedgwick LLP

Audrey A. Smith, attorney

Niki Solis, San Francisco Public Defender’s office, past president, San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association

South Asian Bar Association of Northern California

Sam Stafford, software engineer, Perforce Software

Judge Mark Talamantes, Judge of the Marin County Superior Court

Takashi Tanemori, Hiroshima survivor and peace activist

Judge Edward Torpoco, San Francisco Superior Court

John Trasviña, Dean, USF School of Law, former assistant secretary for fair housing and equal opportunity in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, former president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

Jeff Tsai, attorney, Alston & Bird LLP

Francisco Ugarte, immigration attorney

Victor M. Vasquez, vice president, Bank of San Francisco

Kelly Van Aken, attorney, Partner, Kellogg & Van Aken LLP

William L. Veen, The Veen Firm, PC, past San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association president

Al Verzosa, Trader Joe’s clerk and San Francisco native

Claudia Vetesi, attorney, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Virginia Villegas, attorney, Villegas Carrera LLP

Elvin Vu, attorney

Jack Walker

Elizabeth Weinberg, peace activist

Yulissa Zulaica, attorney

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