Attorneys at Our California Legal Ethics Law Firm
Jerome Fishkin began his general practice in 1971 and has appeared in nearly every courthouse in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, from the old Justice Courts, to the California Supreme Court, to the Ninth Circuit. He has represented clients in civil, juvenile, and criminal cases and administrative hearings. In 1978, he became employed as a research attorney with the State Bar of California and became a prosecutor of disciplinary cases in 1983. As a senior prosecutor, he left the Bar in 1992 to open his own law practice, focusing his practice in the area of attorney ethics. Besides State Bar cases, he has represented attorneys in the Ninth Circuit, Bankruptcy Court, and the U.S. Patent Office. He argued the successful quantum meruit case, Huskinson v. Wolf, to the California Supreme Court.
Lindsay Kohut Slatter began practicing law in 1976, as a plaintiff's attorney in Los Angeles. In 1980, she began practicing adoption law. Since 1990, she too, has practiced in the area of attorney professional responsibility and attorney discipline. Today she is a partner in the Walnut Creek law firm Fishkin & Slatter LLP and focuses on advising and representing other attorneys. Like her partner, she continues to lecture at MCLE classes and write practical ethics articles for various attorney magazines.
Attorney Samuel C. Bellicini joined our firm as an associate attorney in 2008. We promoted him from paralegal as soon as he was reinstated to the practice of law. Sam’s personal background gives him unique perspective on our work. Sam came to us as a paralegal with significant and lauded litigation experience in administrative forums on the Federal level. After drafting motions and providing litigation support as our paralegal, Sam has been an active second chair and tried a solo case as our associate. He is also one of the "go to" lawyers in advising other lawyers on the intricacies of loan modification laws. These add strength and value to our State Bar Court practice.
Mary Grace Guzmán joined our firm as an associate in 2013. Mary Grace came to us with solo practice experience, specifically in the practice areas of immigration, criminal and small business law. She focuses on moral character, state bar representation and attorney ethics advice and counsel. She gives MCLE lectures on diversity and professional responsibility.