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Category: Member Spotlight

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 […]

Judge Mike Jacobs

In 2015, following more than ten years as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, National LGBT Bar Association member Judge Mike Jacobs began serving on the State Court of DeKalb County, Georgia. “Nearly all of my years as a lawyer have been devoted to public service,” he says. Judge Jacobs ran unopposed for […]

Bendita Cynthia Malakia

Bendita Cynthia Malakia is both a National LGBT Bar Association Board Member At-Large and a member of the newly formed Justice Council. She’s also the Inclusion Manager for the Americas at Hogan Lovells US LLP where her team, led by Director of Inclusion – Americas Leslie Richards-Yellen, executes a diversity and inclusion strategy to develop, […]

Meet Tiffany Palmer, LGBT Bar Member and LGBT Family Law Institute Director

Tiffany Palmer is an experienced family law attorney with a deep dedication to LGBT equality. These qualities led to her appointment last summer as Director of the LGBT Family Law Institute, a joint venture of the National LGBT Bar Association and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Currently, in addition to volunteering as Director of […]

Ryan H. Nelson, LGBT Bar Member

National LGBT Bar Association member Ryan H. Nelson views the legal profession as a means of preventing discrimination at its root. He is Corporate Counsel for Employment Law at MetLife and an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School where he teaches Employment Law. “I chose to go into employment law to have […]