Asal Saffari (JD ’18) is an alumnus on a mission to shape the future of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives in Orange County’s legal profession. She is engaged with a number of DEI initiatives within the Southern California legal community, not least of all with her own firm Haynes and Boone, as well as
Chapman Alumni Gary Polk (JD ’08) has been appointed by Governor Newsom to serve as a judge in the Riverside County Superior Court. Polk has been a fixture in the Riverside County District Attorney’s office since passing the bar in 2008, and after fourteen years of service in a variety of roles there, Polk is
Adjunct faculty member Anabella Bonfa has been honored at the prestigious California Legal Awards, where she received a mentorship award for 20 years of work mentoring fledgling lawyers. Bonfa is a local trial attorney practicing at Wellman & Warren in Laguna Hills, when she is not at Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law
“I never wanted to count billable hours,” says Marlyss Maxham (JD ’21) of how she saw her legal career unfolding. Now Captain Maxham, this Fowler School of Law alumna is currently stationed on the tropical paradise of Hawaii’s Oahu island and serving in the Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG).
It’s often said that success depends on being in the right place at the right time. In the case of Caroline Nam (JD ’22), success has depended on the tenacity to put herself in that right place at that right time.
Chapman University Fowler School of Law alumna Alexa Dectis (JD ’19), associate counsel at Skydance Media, has been named one of the 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment. Dectis, who oversees all legal issues surrounding minors in Skydance Media productions, was inspired to go into the legal profession by her time spent
While many graduates of the Fowler School of Law find success working in large and small law firms, corporate offices, and courtrooms, others also use the foundational skills they develop in law school to become entrepreneurs, launching new businesses and legal ventures—both in solo forays and leadership roles.
By all appearances, Michael Romero (JD ‘21) seems to have a bright future ahead of him. He just earned his JD from Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law. He recently got engaged to and moved in with his longtime girlfriend, who herself just graduated from optometry school. He completed an internship with Deloitte and has
Double Panther Megan Demshki ‘12 (JD ‘15) recently helped attain a settlement worth more than $11 million in favor of a motorcyclist who was left a quadriplegic in the wake of a 2015 automobile accident that, according to a lawsuit, was caused by an unlicensed campaign worker employed by a state assemblyman from Riverside County.
Christopher R. Navarro (LL.M. ‘11), partner at Singh Singh & Trauben, was recently named one of Billboard’s Top Music Lawyers for 2021, along with Singh Singh’s managing partner, Simran A. Singh. Navarro, who joined the Beverly Hills-based firm in April 2019, helps head Singh Singh’s transactional entertainment matters in the areas of recorded music, including