Staff


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"We are obligated as a society to provide a means for insuring that justice is open for all, not just those of wealth.”

David G. Snyder

Executive Director

Strategic Planning, Nonprofit Management, Partnership Growth, Board and Staff Development.

David Snyder’s passion for community service, public education, and social justice spans over 20 years of working and volunteering in the nonprofit sector. He recently served as Board Secretary and Development Committee Chair with Novato Human Needs Center.

Prior to moving to California in 2009, David served as Executive Director of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation and for six years managed the state’s IOLTA (Interest on Lawyer’s Trust Accounts) program.


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“As a resident of Marin County for nearly 18 years, I am excited to help serve the community where I live with these vital legal programs for our clients."

David Levin

Managing Attorney

Focus on Fair Housing

David Levin brings a wealth of experience to LAM, having worked as a housing attorney for more than ten years at Bay Area Legal in Richmond, where he also directed a HUD-financed regional fair housing program. Throughout his career, Levin has represented hundreds of indigent clients in housing cases that were litigated in both state and federal court, and presented trainings for the California State Bar and National Housing Law Project.


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Laurie Joyce

Staff Attorney

Focus on Family Law and Housing matters

Laurie joined Legal Aid of Marin on May 1, 2013. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame School of Law and King’s College.

She brings extensive experience from previous positions at Morrison & Foerster and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network. Prior to being hired at Legal Aid of Marin, Laurie volunteered as an intake interviewer and assisted on employment, consumer, housing and family law cases.


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Ann Munene

Staff Attorney
Swahili, Kikuyu

Represents clients in employment matters

Ann Munene joins Legal Aid of Marin to provide worker’s rights advocacy to Marin County residents, with emphasis on outreach to the African American and Black Immigrant community. She prosecutes wage theft, discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination claims. Ann provides community workshops and legal clinics to educate individuals on their employment rights.

Prior to working for Legal Aid of Marin, Ann clerked for the United States District Judge Honorable Jeffrey S. White in the Northern District of California. Ann also served as a law clerk at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center’s disability rights program and LAS-ELC’s workers’ rights clinic.

During law school, Ann served one year terms as an assistant submissions editor and submissions editor for the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review (HICLR). As a Kenyan immigrant she wrote an article on “The Right to Strike – Sustainable Constitutional Reform: Comparative Case Studies of Workers’ Strikes in the Kenyan Public Sector” which was published in HICLR’s 2013 winter issue.

Ann is a graduate of the University of California, Hastings School of Law with a concentration in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution. She earned a dual undergraduate degree in Legal Studies and Psychology with a minor in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley.


NADIA CARRILLO

"The best part of my job is knowing that I am making a difference for my community."

Nadia Carrillo

Receptionist
Bilingual English/Spanish

Nadia Carrillo manages the front desk reception for LAM, assisting staff and pro bono attorneys in coordinating appointments for upwards of 2,000 client households each year.


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"LAM took the time to make a difference in my life. It's now my turn to give back to the community."

Sandra Esquivias

Supervising Legal Assistant
Bilingual English/Spanish

Focus on Employment and Family Law

Sandra is our Director of Administration and Legal Assistant. She holds weekly office hours in the Canal Area of San Rafael where she sees hundreds of clients each year, helping with issues that range from unlawful detainers, family law, translations of documents, wage and hour claims and much more.


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Nancy Murphy

Pro Bono and Volunteer Manager

Nancy Murphy has long helped Legal Aid of Marin connect with private attorneys to assist our clients. She coordinates both the Pro Bono attorney and non-attorney volunteer programs.


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"I am excited to have the opportunity to continue working with people in my community and provide guidance and assistance in finding resolutions to legal matters."

Rocio Espinoza

Legal Assistant
Bilingual English/Spanish

Juvenile Immigration

Rocio is well known to the Marin community through her volunteer and ESL teaching at Canal Alliance and Novato Community Church of Christ. A graduate of Sonoma State with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration, Roco previously worked for a private attorney in Marin handling special juvenile immigration cases and providing support and assistance as needed.


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Susana Romo

Community Court Coordinator
Bilingual English/Spanish

Susana organizes and coordinates the Marin Community Court, now in its sixth successful year.