475 Gate 5 Rd, STE 212, Sausalito, CA 94965
Charles A. Bonner was born in Selma, Alabama. In 1963, at age 16, he joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), training, sitting in and peacefully marching for equal rights, and community organizing for the right to vote. He became a field director for SNCC’S Voter Registration Project in Wilcox County in 1965, conducting voter education and voter registration drives. He was one of hundreds who were beaten on Sunday, March 7, 1965 by Alabama State troopers, rushing the marchers on horseback, and on foot, wielding whips, nightsticks and tear gas on the Edmund Pettis Bridge during the “Bloody Sunday” Selma to Montgomery March for the right to vote. Now a trial lawyer and author, Mr. Bonner is still fighting against discrimination, environmental injustice, violence and slavery in the world. Forever changed by his early “direct-action” in the civil rights movement, Mr. Bonner has remained committed to environmental, civil, and human rights locally and globally, including working for the rights of farmworkers. Fleeing from Selma at age 19, he arrived in San Francisco with a couple of dollars in his pocket and the ambition to make a difference. In 1972 he earned a degree in Anthropology at Sonoma State University, finishing his last 12 units studying Kiswahili in a Tanzanian village and obtaining a Certificate of Fluency from the Government of Tanzania. Mr. Bonner returned to the U.S. to further his education, first enrolling in Stanford in the Education Department, leaving to pursue his law degree from the New College School of Law in San Francisco, CA. Charles Bonner has been practicing law as a Civil Rights and Environmental Attorney for more than 36 years and has been the lead attorney in over 100 jury trials, involving civil rights cases, police misconduct cases, employment discrimination and personal injury cases.
30 South Ewing St, Helena, MT 59601
James Brown, a native of Dillon, is a fourth-generation Montanan who has worked in the hay fields and in the halls of Congress. Mr. Brown is licensed to practice law in Washington State and Montana. Mr. Brown is licensed to practice in state, federal and before the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Brown holds bachelors degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Montana. Mr. Brown obtained his J.D. from the Seattle University Law School. Mr. Brown also holds an LLM in Taxation from the University of Washington. Upon graduation from law school, Jim worked as a judicial clerk and staff attorney for former Chief Justice Gerry Alexander of the Washington State Supreme Court. Mr. Brown returned home to Montana to work as an associate and senior attorney for the law firm of Doney Crowley Payne Bloomquist, P.C. from 2007-2012. There he practiced in areas of water law, tax probates and estates, government relations, political law, and environmental law and compliance. In 2012, Mr. Brown formed his own law firm. The James Brown Law Office is located in Helena and Dillon, Montana.
7730 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117, USA
Mesa attorney, Brent Bryson is the founding member and owner of Bryson Law Firm. Mr. Bryson combines his significant courtroom experience with sincere compassion to effectively represent his clients. Mr. Bryson is a native of Washington, D.C., and received his B.A. from Brigham Young University in 1992 and his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 1997. Prior to founding Bryson Law Firm in 2006, Mr. Bryson headed the Commercial Litigation department at Roberts Rowley Chapman in Mesa, AZ. Before that he was a Prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, where he obtained extensive courtroom experience and received numerous awards and recognitions for his dedication and success. He began his career in the Phoenix litigation firms of Teilborg, Sanders and Parks, and Doyle Winthrop, where he practiced in the areas of commercial litigation and insurance defense. Prior to graduating from law school, Mr. Bryson clerked in Portland, Oregon with the Timber Operators Council and the firm of Corbett Gordon and Associates, a boutique labor and employment litigation firm. Mr. Bryson is a self-proclaimed “trial junkie” and is a perpetual student of the science and art of the practice of law. In addition to attending several continuing legal education seminars each year, he regularly studies books on persuasion, trial advocacy and negotiation. As a member of the State Bar of Arizona’s Speaker’s Bureau, Mr. Bryson also speaks at schools and community organizations on various legal topics. In addition to the law, Mr. Bryson’s passions are spending time with his family, hiking and biking in the desert, and taking his boys fishing.
1901 Harrison Street, Suite #1140, Oakland, CA 94612
uelna clerked at the Law Offices of John Burris while he was still in law school. Pointer and he joined forces and began working together to secure justice on behalf of victims of police abuse. After completing law school, Buelna quickly earned a reputation for being a passionate, determined and accomplished attorney. Buelna has won a number of civil jury trials and managed to secure multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements for the clients he represents.He has also succeeded in winning and defending appeals in the Ninth Circuit. ? Buelna has dedicated his life to serving his communities inside and outside the courtroom. In particular, Buelna is a proud Native American and works pro bono as often as possible for the community.
2100 Central, Suite 22, Kansas City, MO 64108
Liz has 17 years of experience in class action litigation, including property law, product liability, personal injury and business law. She honed her case management skills working in pharmaceutical litigation, where she managed large dockets involving complex claims, multiple jurisdictions and hundreds of plaintiffs. She applies that organizational discipline to her work in Rails-to-Trails cases; Liz often serves as the primary point of contact for clients throughout the lifespan of a case, and she takes personal pride in being timely, accessible and responsive.