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Category: Member Spotlight

Jay Larry

Jay Larry went to undergrad and later law school at Vanderbilt University, where he cast a wide net studying English and History Interdisciplinary Studies, Spanish, Film Studies, and Philosophy. It was his Philosophy of Law class together with his Securities Regulation class that made him “fall in love” with the work he’s doing now as […]

Tiffany Palmer

The Honorable Tiffany Palmer, a highly experienced LGBTQ+ family law specialist and now a Family Court Judge in Philadelphia, first interacted with the National LGBT Bar when she began attending Lavender Law® early in her legal career as a way to connect with other lawyers committed to LGBTQ+ civil rights. When the Lavender Law® Conference […]

Matthew Jannusch

Matthew Jannusch, an Assistant State Attorney with the Cook County State Attorney’s Office for the past 18 years, currently works in the Office’s Community Justice Unit. He works to reduce violence in Chicago neighborhoods through data-driven prosecution and is additionally tasked with reaching out to at-risk and marginalized populations, including but not limited to homeless […]

Chris Czerwonka

What does a lawyer look like?  Chris Czerwonka is an adjunct professor at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and an advocate of LGBT and disability rights, but he doesn’t necessarily fit everyone’s image of a lawyer.  “I have a walker, I’m five feet, I move slowly,” he says. “Someone like […]

Michele Zavos

Michele Zavos has been an activist for LGBTQ+ rights for all of her professional life.  She has advocated for LGBTcouples and parents throughout her career as an attorney. She was recently given the William J. Brennan Jr. Award by the D.C. Bar for her commitment to pursuing equal justice and opportunity for all Americans. This […]

Danielle Healey

Danielle Healey, a member of the National LGBT Bar Association and the LGBT Bar’s Justice Council, who has been practicing law for over 30 years, is a Senior Principal at Fish & Richardson P.C. She specializes in mediation, patent and IP licensing and litigation and is also an arbitrator. She was recently named one of […]

Romulo Diaz

Last December, Romulo (Romy) Diaz, National LGBT Bar Association Member and Vice President and General Counsel of PECO Energy, delivered the commencement address during at the Penn State Brandywine Commencement Ceremony. He focused his remarks on personal experiences rather than his illustrious career. “I shared my story as a Latino and gay man growing up […]

Norma Barnes-Euresti

The opportunity to make a difference in a positive way is the best thing about a career in law for Norma Barnes-Euresti, a current board member of the LGBT Bar Foundation. “I see work as a ‘calling’ and not just a job,” she says. “We must always ask ourselves, how can I best serve?” This […]

Jason Burch

LGBT Bar Board Member Jason Burch didn’t always plan on practicing law. “I was originally a professional baseball player,” he says. “When I got injured I started considering other things to do and chose policy and government. That sparked my interest in law, especially public law.” In exploring new opportunities, Jason benefitted from the connections […]

Donna L. Wilson

The National LGBT Bar Association congratulates LGBT Bar member Donna L. Wilson, who was recently selected to be the next CEO and managing partner of Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips, LLP, effective July 1, 2019. Manatt is a national legal and professional services firm with over 450 lawyers and consultants, featuring practices ranging from media and […]