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Member Spotlight

January 2024

This month, we highlight the Honorable Patricia J. Titus, who was inducted into the John M. Langston Bar Association Hall of Fame on October 23, 2021. Judge Titus enjoyed a 15-year career as a criminal prosecutor with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office before being elected as a Judge of the Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles in 2000.

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SEPTEMBER

We celebrate Lifetime Member Latrice Byrdsong, who served for over a decade as a board member in various capacities, including as chair of the Scholarship and Education Committees

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JULY

We celebrate the retirement of the Honorable Judge Allen J. Webster, Jr., past president of Langston Bar Association and the California Association of Black Lawyers and the National Bar Association. Judge Webster is a Langston Legend and has been honored in many ways by Langston including being inducted into the Langston Hall of Fame.

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View Retirement Party Photos ►Here

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JUNE

Congratulations to Jennifer E. Fisher Golden on being chosen as the June member of the month for the Langston Bar Association.

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Jennifer E. Fisher Golden
Director and Senior Counsel
Boeing Intellectual Property – Military & Space
The Boeing Company

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MAY

Congratulations to Langston Lifetime Members Byron McLain and George C. Fatheree III

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For receiving the 2023 Daily Journal California Lawyers of the Year (CLAY) award for their Historic Bruce's Beach Victory and restoring a Black family legacy while righting a historic wrong! Byron McLain also was the 2019 John M. Langston Bar Association President, and is a litigation partner at Foley & Lardner LLP.  George Fatheree has been a long time Langston Board member, and is a real estate partner at Sidley Austin LLP.

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George C. Fatheree III, Esq.

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APRIL

Congratulations to Angela Reddock-Wright, Esq.

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Named a Best Lawyer in America by U.S. News and a Top 50 Woman Attorney by the Daily Journal, Angela Reddock-Wright is an employment, labor law and Title IX attorney, mediator and arbitrator based in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to founding her own firm – the Reddock Law Group, a mediation and dispute resolution firm. Angela also serves as a mediator and arbitrator with Signature Resolution mediating cases throughout California.  

 

In her nearly 30 year legal career, Angela has litigated, investigated, and now mediates some of the nation’s most sensitive and high profile employment and Title IX cases, including cases involving race and gender discrimination, sexual harassment, battery and assault, and retaliation. 

MARCH

Congratulations to Amanda M. Bettinelli

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Amanda M. Bettinelli has worked for the U.S. Attorney's Office (Central District of California), Los Angeles, California as an Assistant United States Attorney since 2008. She is part of the Environmental Crimes and Community Safety Section and serves as the Environmental Justice Coordinator. She investigates and prosecutes federal crimes, secured convictions in jury trials, and handles appellate work. The excellence of her work is demonstrated not only by the depth and extensive record of her caseload, but also her impressive results, including a recent win in the matter of United States v. Willard, CR22-224-SVW. In Willard, Ms. Bettinelli successfully convicted a defendant charged with assaulting a victim within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, specifically Mexican waters, during a four-day cruise to Ensenada. The defendant was ultimately sentenced to 46 months custody and payment of restitution awarded to the victim to cover lost wages and out of pocket medical expenses.

Ms. Bettinelli has served on the U.S. Attorney's Office Diversity Committee and the Italian American Lawyers Association honored her last year with a Diversity and Inclusion Award for her work to promote diversity in the legal profession. Ms. Bettinelli was most recently a finalist for U.S. Attorney in the Central District of California, an honor for which she also appears to be the first and only African American woman. AUSA Bettinelli continues to serve as a prosecutor on the STAR Drug and Reentry Court and to serve in leadership roles in law enforcement task force initiatives both nationally and locally. She serves as Co-Chair for the Just the Beginning Summer Legal Institute in Los Angeles with high school students, is Co-Facilitator on Project Lead with 5th grade students, and does pro bono work on behalf of foster youth. Ms. Bettinelli currently serves on the executive board of the John M. Langston Bar Association. 

FEBRUARY

Congratulations to Bernard Alexander

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On January 28, 2023, Langston Bar Association Lifetime Member Bernard Alexander was honored as CAALA Trial Lawyer of the year. Mr. Alexander is a talented, well respected Employment Law attorney, and co-founder of Alexander Morrison and Fehr located in Los Angeles, California. In 2021, his advocacy and trial skills helped retain a $130 million punitive damage award for his client in an action against Tesla, Inc. for racial harassment. This verdict is recognized to be the largest racial harassment verdict ever obtained in the American court system. Congratulations Bernard on making history, keep shining!