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Allina Hightower Allina Hightower, an associate at Rutan & Tucker, LLP, has been named to Lawyers of Color’s (LOC) Second Annual Hot List. This list recognizes early- to mid-career minority attorneys working as in-house counsel, government attorneys, and law firm associates and partners. Rutan is very pleased to have Allina named to this exceptional group. Honorees will be profiled in Lawyers Of Color’s Hot List 2014 Issue (July 2014). The Western Region honorees will also be honored at a reception on July 23rd. Hightower’s practice involves a variety of business and civil litigation matters, including contract litigation, securities and investments, landlord/tenant disputes, real property litigation, unfair competition, business, corporate and partnership disputes, and business and commercial litigation. She actively supports diversity through her service on Rutan’s Diversity Committee. Additionally, Hightower firmly believes in helping, through pro bono work, those individuals who are unable to afford legal representation. Specifically, she has been involved with the Public Law Center by providing representation to clients in familial disputes and refugees seeking asylum in the United States. The honorees were chosen through a two-pronged process. The selection committee spent months reviewing nominations and researching bar association publications and legal blogs in order to identify promising candidates. Nominations from mentors, peers, and colleagues were accepted. The selection committee also made editorial picks of attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments, especially those active in legal pipeline initiatives.
June 30, 2014

 
David Benavides David Benavides has been named Executive Director of KidWorks, a Santa Ana-based nonprofit that now serves over 800 children, teens and parents through weekly programs and over 4,000 community members... Read More
February 25, 2015
James Le Communications expert James Le has been promoted to Marketing Director at Newport Beach, California-based nonprofit Project Access, which strives to be the leading provider of vital on-site health, ed... Read More
February 25, 2015
Steven Casselberry Steven Casselberry of Michelman & Robinson will moderate a Banking Leaders CEO Panel for the RMA OC (www.rmaoc.org) on Thursday, March 19, 11:30 am at the Pacific Club, Newport Beach. Register online ... Read More
February 19, 2015
William Tran Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C., a leading transactional and litigation law firm based in Irvine, is pleased to announce that William Q. Tran has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Tran’s practice focuses... Read More
February 18, 2015
Phillip Ohler An experienced telecommunications executive based in Las Vegas, Phillip Ohler has assumed the role of director of business development for ARQ, an award-winning company that designs, installs and main... Read More
February 12, 2015
Andrew Mar Fish & Tsang LLP announces the addition of Andrew Mar as an associate attorney to the firm’s expanding IP practice. Mar has nearly a decade of IP legal experience and specializes in prosecuting patent... Read More
February 10, 2015
Erika Griggs Tustin-based Coreland Companies is proud to announce the promotion of Erika Griggs to Controller. With extensive property management and financial analysis experience, Griggs will oversee all property... Read More
February 06, 2015
Theresa Jamieson For many years, Theresa Jamieson wanted to follow in her mother’s footsteps by pursuing a career in nursing. After obtaining her Associate of Science in Human Biology from Santa Ana College, she began... Read More
January 30, 2015