Board of Directors

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Steven K. Bloom, Esq.

President

After serving four years as an Alternate Public Defender and four more with a large Orange County criminal defense firm, Mr. Bloom entered solo practice in 2005. Since then he has handled cases ranging from traffic infractions and DUI’s to juvenile law and murder.

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Joe Dane, Esq.

Vice President & Board Member

As a former Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Dane has prosecuted every type of criminal case, including DUI, theft, three strikes, domestic violence, sexual assault, gang cases and homicides. He now brings all of his skill and expertise to bear in his new career as a Criminal Defense Attorney.

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Jeanette Noceda, Esq.

Secretary & Board Member

Recently retired from the Orange County Public Defender’s Office after 26 years of exemplary service, Jeannette divides her time between “keeping abreast of the law and the shenanigans that go on in our profession” and caring for her and her husband’s two gorgeous four legged children.

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Lorrie Walton, Esq.

Past President, Treasurer & Board Member

In private practice since 1992, Attorney Walton juggles an active case load with emphasis on Criminal Defense, DUI and Juvenile Dependency Law. She is admitted to the U.S. District Court, Central District of California and is a member of the Young Lawyers Trial Association.

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Jacqueline Goodman, Esq.

Past President & Board Member

A Certified Criminal Law Specialist with a sole practice in Fullerton for 20 years, Ms. Goodman is admitted to CA, MA and the US Supreme Court. She is a member of the Exec Committee of the Bd of Governors for CACJ, and is the 2015 Vice-Chair of CLE (Sex Crimes) for NACDL. In addition, she is the Founding President of NOCBA.

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Bob Hickey, Esq.

Past President & Board Member

A pioneer in the use of technology in the courtroom, Mr. Hickey has been practicing law for over 15 years and in that time has represented thousands of clients charged with crimes in Orange County.

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Jeffrey D. Kent, Esq.

Board Member

A distinguished criminal defense attorney for over two decades, Mr. Kent, is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Hon. Jeff Ferguson

Past President & Board Member

In a long and storied career with the District Attorney’s office, DDA Ferguson prosecuted major narcotics traffickers, international criminal cartels, and large-scale meth manufacturers as a member of the elite Felony Strike Team. Mr. Ferguson was elected to the Orange County Superior Court in 2014.

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Richard Curran, Esq.

Board Member

With nearly 40 years of legal experience both as a police officer and attorney,  Mr. Curran currently handles a broad array of criminal defense and administrative matters. In addition, since 1978, Richard has taught Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, Administration, and Criminal Justice at California State University at Fullerton.

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Chris Strobel, Esq.

Board Member

With over 25 years in practice, Mr. Strobel has extensive experience representing clients in Criminal Defense matters.

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Dave Paulson, Esq.

Board Member

Highly respected by his peers, attorney and philanthropist Dave Paulson is a huge proponent of victim’s rights,  This is true whether that victim is a client at Mr. Paulson’s law firm or is homeless living on the streets at one of So California’s skid rows.  This and we hear Dave plays a pretty mean bass guitar too.

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