McGeorge School of Law

Eight Alumni Serve as County Bar Presidents

August 2, 2011

McGeorge is proud of its reputation for turning out graduates who take an active role in their communities as evidenced by the eight alumni who are serving, or have recently completed their service, as county bar association presidents this year.

Frank Crum, '91, leads the Yolo County Bar Association. He is a principal in the Law Offices of Frank J. Crum in Woodland where his practice focuses on business and insurance litigation.

James Fincher, '98, is the president of the Merced County Bar Association. He has served as the Merced County Counsel since November 2006.

Steve Gizzi, '02, recently completed his service as president of the Solano County Bar Association. A former vice mayor and city councilman for the City of Benicia, he is a senior partner in the five-attorney Benicia law firm of Gizzi & Reep LLP.

Catherine Koshkin, '90, led the Humboldt County Bar Association last year. The winner of the organization's Pro Bono Legal Services in 2009, she is a principal in the Koshkin Law Firm, a well-known estate planning firm in Arcata.

David Ludington, '95, is the president of the Plumas County Bar Association. A litigator, he operates the Law Office of David T. Ludington in Quincy.

Rachel Dawn Miller, '02, is the leader of the El Dorado County Bar Association. She is a deputy public defender at the El Dorado County Public Defender's Office, which operates offices in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe.

Ronald Mullin, '78, served as the 77th president of the Contra Costa County Bar Association. A former Concord mayor and a 30-year member of the local bar, he is a principal in the Mullin Law Firm.

Helen Page, '80, leads the Amador County Bar Association. A family law specialist in Jackson, she has been practicing law for three decades — the last two in the California foothills.