San Francisco attorney elected to Board of Trustees
Attorney Daniel Dean of San Francisco has been elected to serve a three-year
term on the State Bar Board of Trustees.
Dean, 47, was elected by attorneys in District 1, which covers Alameda,
Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Francisco,
San Mateo, Solano, and Sonoma counties. Dean is a civil trial attorney with
Fotouhi Epps Hillger Gilroy Mau PC in San Francisco, representing both
plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury, employment, medical malpractice,
construction defect, business litigation and other matters.
Dean has served with a number of community and legal groups including as a
board member and co-chairman of the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, as
co-chairman of the Minority Bar Coalition, and as a board member of the Bar
Association of San Francisco. He is currently on the board of his alma mater,
the University of San Francisco School of Law, and serves as a judge pro tem
with San Francisco County Superior Court in its traffic and small claims
Turnout for the election was 9.6 percent of those attorneys eligible to cast
votes. About 56 percent of the votes were cast by mail and the rest came in
electronically. Dean received 69 percent of the vote against competitor Omid E.
Talai, 32, an assistant district attorney with the San Francisco District
District 1 was one of two seats up for election on the Board of Trustees
this year. In April, Joanna Mendoza, 49, of Granite Bay, was deemed elected
after she was the only attorney to file to run in District 3, representing 23
counties in Northern California.
The Board of Trustees is the governing and policymaking body of the
243,000-member organization. Dean and Mendoza will be sworn in at the State Bar
Annual Meeting in October.