2015-2016 Commissioners / Special Advisors


R. Alex Acosta
Miami, FL
Dean, College of Law at Florida International University

Maria Blanco
Davis, CA
Executive Director, Undocumented Legal Services Center, University of California, Davis, School of Law

Juan Cartagena
New York, NY
President and General Counsel of LatinoJustice PRLDEF

Michelle Wong-Krause
Dallas, TX
The Wong Krause Law Firm

Robert T. Maldonado
New York, NY
Cooper & Dunham LLP

Richard Pena
Austin, TX
Law Offices of Richard Pena, P.C.

Hon. Peter M. Reyes, Jr.
Minneapolis, MN 
Minnesota Court of Appeals

Fred Rooney
Central Islip, NY
Director, Touro Law Center International Center for Post-Graduate Development & Justice

Caroline Orzac Shoenberger
Chicago, IL
Supervisory Attorney at Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc.

Juan M. Sempertegui
Silver Spring, MD
Director of Licensing, Maryland Office of Financial Regulation

Andrea VanLeesten
Los Angeles, CA
Law offices of Andrea G. Van Leesten


Luz E. Herrera
Los Angeles, CA
Assistant Dean of Clinical Education, Experiential Learning and Public Service UCLA School of Law

Soledad O’Brien
New York, NY
Broadcast journalist, executive producer, and Chairman of Starfish Media Group


Orlando Lucero
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Albuquerque, NM