About the Espinoza Law Firm in Monterey, CA
Thomas J. Espinoza, Esq.
Mr. Espinoza served on the Executive Committee of the Monterey County Bar Association from 2003 through 2009, including serving as President of the Association in 2008. In 2005, Mr. Espinoza, along with other local attorneys, reconstituted the Trusts and Estates Section of the Monterey County Bar Association. He served as Chair of the Trust and Estates Section from 2005 through 2007. Mr. Espinoza also served four years on the board of the Court-Appointed Special Advocates of Monterey County (C.A.S.A.). In 2020, Mr. Espinoza once again served as the President of the Monterey County Bar Association and is currently serving as the Treasurer.
In 2009, Mr. Espinoza was appointed by Supervisor Dave Potter to represent the 5th District as a commissioner on the Board of Commissioners for the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey (H.A.C.M.). In addition to serving on the H.A.C.M. Board, Mr. Espinoza also served as the Chair of the Monterey County Housing Development Corporation, which is a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation dedicated to the development and rehabilitation of affordable housing. Mr. Espinoza served on these Boards until the spring of 2016.
Mr. Espinoza has had more than eighty hours of formal mediation training through the University of California, at Berkeley, and through the Mandell-Gisnet Center for Conflict Management. Mr. Espinoza continues to serve as an attorney-mediator as part of the Monterey County Superior Court’s Court-Directed Mediation Program since the Program’s inception in 2005. Additionally, Mr. Espinoza has served as an arbitrator for the Monterey County Bar Association, arbitrating attorney-client fee disputes.
Lori L. Espinoza, Esq.
Ms. Espinoza is a member of the Monterey County Bar Association, serving as a member of the Executive Committee since 2011, and has had the distinct privilege of serving as president for 2016. Ms. Espinoza is also a member of the Monterey County Women Lawyers Association and has served on the board since 2014. Ms. Espinoza’s desire to serve on the Monterey County Bar Association Board and the Monterey County Women Lawyers Association Board stems from her wish to give back to the local community that has enriched her life personally and professionally.