2021-2022 Board of Trustees Election
Ballots must be completed before 4:00 p.m., January 29, 2021
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The new Board term commences at the time of the 113th Annual Lincoln Day Banquet on February 18, 2021.
Your vote is important. PLEASE vote before 4:00 PM on Friday, January 29, 2021. THANK YOU.
CANDIDATE FOR VICE-PRESIDENT
VOTE FOR ONE (3-Year Term, President in 2022)
Sarah E. Richardson
I’ve been a deputy prosecutor for 25 years, over 20 of which have been in the Family Support division where I’ve served as the Division Chief for the past 12 years. I’ve served on several TPCBA committees and the BOG, and served on and chaired the WSBA Lawyers Fund for Client Protection (now the Client Protection Fund Board).
My goal for the TPCBA is to strengthen our sense of community and to serve the community in which we live and work. My husband and I have 6 children and 1 grandchild between us. I’m passionate about gardening, travel, chocolate and I enjoy running, usually.
CANDIDATE FOR SECRETARY-TREASURER
VOTE FOR ONE (2-Year Term)
Catherine L. Guza
I am a Pierce County resident, and I’m proud to have been raised in the Puget Sound region. I currently live in Tacoma with my husband, our 4 children, and our 2 dogs. We love to be active in our community. Due to Covid, things have changed some, but we are loving the time we get together by staying at home.
Practicing law is my second profession. Prior to becoming an attorney I worked over 10 years in the property management field working up to become a Corporate Bookkeeper.
As an attorney, I believe in spirited advocacy in service of a client’s best interests, while recognizing the importance of civility and professional courtesy. I have been in practice for 5 years with experience working in Family Law and then transitioning to Dependency. I recently was TPCBA Young Lawyer’s Treasurer. My experiences will help me in a position as Secretary/Treasurer of TPCBA. I want to serve on the TPCBA Board so that I can contribute more to the legal community in which I live and practice. I also want to help promote excellence and professionalism in our local bar such that Tacoma-Pierce County practitioners are recognized as providing the very best legal services to the community at large.
CANDIDATES FOR TRUSTEE
VOTE FOR THREE (2-Year Term)
Mark B. Anderson
I graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1977 and was a career nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. I subsequently earned my J.D. from the Seattle University School of Law (1995 cum laude).
At Anderson Law Firm PLLC I practice primarily in the areas of real estate, business and personal injury. I was admitted to practice before state and federal courts in Washington and Alaska.
I am a member of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association and the Washington State Association for Justice and is actively involved in my community with the Rotary Club of Tacoma #8, the Tacoma Rotary Foundation, and Breath of Aire, a faith-based regional choir.
I seek to serve as a Trustee of the TPCBA. In light of the pandemic and its effects, I want to help unify and strengthen our efforts to support the legal needs of our community.
Jessica L. Campbell
Please consider me for the position of Trustee for the 2021-2022 term. I graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2012 and started working at the Department of Assigned Counsel in 2013, where I’ve been ever since. I’ve always been involved in public service and knew I wanted to serve the community as a public defender when I was in law school, because I believe attorneys should give back to the community in whatever ways we can.
Since becoming an attorney, I’ve volunteered with Tacomaprobono for several years, I’ve been involved with pre trial release reform, and I’ve lobbied for legislative change. I also co-founded Lawyers Against Systemic Racism in June of 2020 and organized several race and justice related CLEs and charity events with the group. I believe that I can continue serving the legal community and beyond by being more involved with the TPCBA as a Trustee. Thank you for your consideration.
Nicholas “Cole” Douglas
I am a trial attorney with the law firm Cochran Douglas, PLLC. As a Tacoma native I am proud to focus my practice on seeking justice for injured individuals residing all over the State of Washington, but especially for those living in the Pierce County area where I grew up and now reside with my wife Katie, one year old Brady, and “guard-dog” Luna.
This past year I served as Immediate Past President of the New and Young Lawyers Section. Prior to that I served as President and Trustee of that same board. In those roles I helped plan and organize numerous TPCBA events, including but not limited to, Casino Night, Law Day, the spring and fall Swearing-In ceremonies, and various mentorship events.
During my tenure with TPCBA, I’ve focused my efforts on strengthening our organization through the creation of meaningful, dynamic events and educational offerings that attract attorneys of all ages to participate, learn and share knowledge. In the new COVID-19 world that we all live in, it will be extremely important to learn how to best offer these same resources to ensure that we continue to strengthen TPCBA’s solid foundation, increase access to justice for all, and maintain the tight-knit legal community that we all rely upon.
Obviously, the pandemic has forced many aspects of our lives and respective practices to quickly adapt and change. If elected as Trustee it will be my goal to ensure that TPCBA continues to adapt and change in a safe, efficient manner, so that the members of our Bar continue to benefit, and the surrounding community prospers as a result.
Sarah B. Eaquinto
I am a proud Tacoma resident, and I take seriously my charge to protect our Pierce County community as a Pierce County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. Prior to becoming a trial attorney with the Prosecutor’s Office, I worked in civil legal aid as a Family Law Staff Attorney with Tacomaprobono. I currently serve as Secretary of the Tacomaprobono Board of Directors, and hope to continue to help support the organization’s phenomenal mission and growth.
If elected, my primary goal as a TPCBA Trustee would be getting our strong legal community more committed to giving back to the low-income members of our larger Pierce County community. Now, more than ever, there is the need for people with our training and experience to donate time, money, or both. With this increased number of pro bono opportunities available, I hope to inspire our TPCBA members to continue to contribute where possible.
Bryan G. Hershman
I am asking for your vote to be a trustee, for the following reasons: I have never been politically inclined, yet the political climate at the courthouse has motivated me to throw my hat in the ring. Let me explain.
In the last 3+ decades, I have seen a proliferation of control of cases by the bench. It is to the point that defense lawyers and prosecutors spend 70-80% of their time in court engaging in useless formality so that the bench can oversee the status of the case before it.
Now, COVID has changed all of that and brought us back to the system we had over 30 years ago where the lawyers were entrusted and empowered with managing their own cases. This has dramatically increased my time, and the time of every lawyer I know, that he or she has to prepare their case and be in their office.
My objective in becoming a trustee is to see to it that when COVID passes, none of the ridiculous court protocols that pre-dated COVID are reinstated.
Desiree S. Hosannah
Hello! My name is Desiree S. Hosannah and I am nominating myself for one of the open Trustee positions on the TPCBA Board. I am originally from NYS. I am married with three amazing children who are now adults. I have practiced law since 1995 and have broad bredth of professional experience that includes being a judge and part-time college professor. I believe that my experience will add to an already accomplished Board. I wish to serve on the TPCBA Board because I am committed to the goals and ideas of the organization which includes enriching the broader community. I hope to expand our reach within the legal community in part by offering additional CLEs and by expanding the involvement of members of the Bar in outreach to law students earlier in their legal journey. I ask for your vote.
Steve J. Krupa
I am currently employed as a staff attorney at the non-profit Northwest Justice Project in Tacoma where I represent low income and indigent clients in civil justice matters and am also working on putting together a Veterans Law project. Prior to that I was a partner at the Law Offices of Krupa and Clark for almost 24 years where I was a litigator in Federal, State, Military and Administrative courts and proceedings. I served as a Judge Advocate Officer for over 23 years. In addition, I have served in leadership positions with the local Bar, the USDC CJA panel for the WDWA, the Robert J. Bryan AIC, and the military. I have published articles on federal and military law issues and presented at CLEs in State, Federal and Military settings. My record demonstrates that public service and service to the Bar are important to me. I want to continue to serve my colleagues and our local Bar and I believe that I have the background and skills to successfully serve as your trustee.
Scott M. O’Halloran
Twenty-five years ago, I stood in Court Room 100 in the Pierce County Courthouse and took the Attorney Oath. Much has changed in the last 25 years, but one constant remains: The TPCBA continues to be the most active and collegial bar associations in the state. The members of this bar and bench have guided and mentored hundreds of lawyers in the profession of law. I am fortunate to be one of them. I am running for Trustee to help maintain this long history of distinction and to insure that the TPCBA continues to be a thriving resource for all of its members.
I am a Pierce County native and graduate of Rogers High School in Puyallup. I attended Gonzaga University and then Law School at Notre Dame. After serving in the U.S. Army (CPT JAG), I returned to Pierce County and together with my wife, Amanda, and our four kids, we have made Tacoma our home.
I was fortunate to get my start as a lawyer at Gordon Thomas Honeywell. I then built my law practice in the Tacoma office of Williams Kastner. In 2015, I helped found a new firm, FAVROS|Law, with offices in Tacoma, Seattle and Boise.
In the past 25 years, I have gained valuable leadership experience serving as President of the TPCBA YL Section and as a member of the WSBA Legislative Committee. I am a Fellow of the Tacoma Chapter of the American Leadership Forum (ALF); a former Barrister of the Hon. Robert J. Bryan Chapter of the American Inns of Court; and I have served on the Board of Directors of the Tacoma based non-profit, the Geneva Foundation.
I have benefitted greatly from the TPCBA and I am grateful to be part of this bar. I would like to use the experience, connections and leadership I have gained as a practicing attorney in this community to “pay it forward.” Please consider voting for me as Trustee of the TPCBA.
Adam S. Roberts
As a lifelong resident of Pierce County, it would be an honor to serve as a trustee for the TPCBA Board. I graduated from Washington High School in Parkland and earned my J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law. For the last two and a half years, I have had the privilege of working as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney at the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office, helping to serve this community.
As a prosecutor, I work with people from all segments of Pierce County. Every day, I engage with the public and encounter people who may distrust our justice system or have trouble understanding it. This underscores the need for our Bar to prioritize access to justice and to maintain a Board that is representative of the community it serves.
If I am elected, I am committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. I would bring to the Board a criminal law background and the unique perspective of a new attorney looking towards the future practice of law in Pierce County.
Carlos M. Sosa
I have been practicing law in the State of Washington since 1981. My practice focuses on litigation, civil, criminal or family law. I practice in both Pierce and King Counties and I am a 22-year resident of Pierce County. I have previously served on the following WSBA committees: Court Rules and Procedures; Judicial Selection; Department of Corrections; and Diversity. I have been a past chair of the TPCBA Diversity committee and member of the Superior Court Commission. I am a member and Judicial Evaluation Chair of the Pierce County Minority Bar Association. I was a National Hockey League registered player agent from 1988-2020 and negotiated over 500 professional hockey contracts during that period of time. I believe that I can contribute to the TPCBA Board of Trustees given my history of working on various committees in the WSBA and our own Bar here in Tacoma-Pierce County. I would like to give back to the profession that has given so much to me. If I can be of use, I am willing to serve. I ask for your vote and hope to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees for the full two-year term. I live in Puyallup with my wife, Shelly, and we have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.
Robert B. Taub
I am running for the position of trustee on the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Board. I first started practicing law in Pierce County in 1972 as a staff attorney at Puget Sound Legal Assistance Foundation. In 1976 I started my own practice. It was at first a general practice, but I soon specialized in family law.
As I look forward to retirement, I would like to be able to use my experience for the benefit of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association. In addition to my experience in private practice I have also served on several Board committees. One of the things I would like to see the Bar Association involved in is improving the image of the profession with the general public.