Board of Trustees to install five members at Annual Meeting
Five attorneys were chosen last month to join the State Bar Board of
Trustees in September. Three were elected by members of the bar and two were
appointed by the California Supreme Court. They are:
Danette Elizabeth Meyers, 56, a prosecutor in the Los Angeles County
District Attorney’s Office. Meyers received her undergraduate degree from the University
of California San Diego and her law degree from Howard University School of Law
in Washington, D.C. She was president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association
in 2008 and has served on the board of directors for the Association of Deputy
District Attorneys. She was elected by attorneys in District 2 (Los Angeles,
San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties) to serve a three-year
Heather Linn Rosing, 42, a shareholder at Klinedinst PC in San Diego,
where she is chairwoman of the professional liability department. Rosing
received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and her law
degree from Northwestern University School of Law. She has served as an elected
member of the board since 2011 and was chosen by her fellow board members to
serve as vice president for the upcoming year. She was elected by attorneys in
District 4 (Imperial, Inyo, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San
Diego counties) to serve the remaining one year of a vacant seat.
Janet Lee Brewer, 64, a solo practitioner in Palo Alto who
specializes in estate and trust law. Brewer received her undergraduate degree
from the University of Wisconsin and her law degree from University of Denver
Sturm College of Law. She has served on the executive committee of the bar’s Solo
and Small Firm Practice Section. She was elected by attorneys in District 6 (Monterey,
San Benito, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties) to serve a three-year term.
James P. Fox, 69, a member of the Judicial Council of California who
served as the elected District Attorney of San Mateo County from 1983 to 2010.
Fox received his undergraduate degree in psychology and his law degree from the
University of San Francisco. He previously served on the California Commission
for the Fair Administration of Justice and the State Bar’s Commission on
Judicial Nominees Evaluation. Fox was appointed by the Supreme Court to a
Terrance W. Flanigan, 67, a Sacramento attorney and lobbyist with the
Flanigan Law Firm. Flanigan received his undergraduate degree from San Diego
State University and his law degree from the University of California Davis
School of Law. He served on the California State University Board of Trustees
and as appointments secretary to Govs. George Deukmejian and Pete Wilson.
Flanigan was appointed by the Supreme Court to a three-year term.
The appointments mark the final two of five Supreme Court appointments to
the State Bar board under legislation that changed the board
makeup beginning in 2012.
Turnout for the election was 11.5 percent of the attorneys eligible to cast
votes. About 57.6 percent of the votes were cast by mail and the rest came in
All five new trustees will be sworn in at the bar’s annual meeting Sept. 13 in San Diego.