We strongly value our home community and the great benefits it has bestowed on our personal lives and careers.
As sixth-generation Californians, born and raised in Oakland and with connections throughout California, we believe we incorporate the state’s best values into our law practice, including creativity, ingenuity and inclusion.
We strongly value our home community and the great benefits it has bestowed on our personal lives and careers. The Bay Area’s creative, social and political climate provided us with experiences that fundamentally shaped who we are today. We are working to serve as a force of good in the community, much as our teachers, community leaders and professional mentors were for us.
We have a history of community involvement. Steve has represented Honduran asylum seekers (and current Oakland residents) in removal proceedings in U.S. Immigration Court, in affiliation with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND). He previously served on the board of the Oakland East Bay Symphony, one of the Bay Area’s most important cultural treasures. He is currently a member of the Bay Area Council, an organization dedicated to, among other things, addressing the Bay Area housing shortage.
Rob is actively involved in land use, real estate and cannabis issues in Oakland and statewide. He serves on the board of the Oakland Builders Alliance, which advocates for responsible development in Oakland and has been a member of SPUR Oakland, a research and policy organization focused smart growth and urbanism. At the neighborhood level, Rob spearheaded a $50,000 fundraising campaign and the construction of the Temescal Community Garden in North Oakland (and serves as the chair of the non-profit organization that manages the public open space. He previously served on the board of the Oakland Parks and Recreation Commission.