March is Women’s History Month, Meet the Women of Kronick

March is Women’s History Month, to commemorate and encourage the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. Kronick is proud of the women that provide exceptional legal representation and superior service to our clients every day, meet the women who are making history at our firm.

The firm’s healthcare and corporate clients rely on Leonor Dicdican unique perspective when navigating the highly regulated industry. Born in the Philippines, where she began her legal career, then in the U.S. where she worked with a multinational company and an international law firm, she has honed her legal skills. Leonor shines working on complex transactions, analyzing details and guiding clients to successful conclusions.

Mona Ebrahimi is an AV rated attorney who enjoys practicing municipal law and the opportunity to see her work come to fruition in the communities she represents. As City Attorney to the City of Rio Vista and General Counsel to the Fulton-El Camino Recreation and Park District and Suisun/Solano Water Authority, she provides general counsel services in a broad range of municipal and public law matters. She also serves as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of West Sacramento and the Town of Loomis.

Rebecca Harms, an associate attorney in the firm’s water and natural resources law practice, represents public and private sector clients. Rebecca was born and raised in Salinas, California, where her family has been for four generations. Her lifelong interest in agriculture and water stems from her family’s involvement in the agricultural industry and ownership of a cattle ranch on Pacheco Pass. Her practice focuses on regulatory compliance, water rights, water quality, administrative law and land-use matters.

Amara Harrell is a shareholder and a member of the firm’s public agency and business services practice groups where she represents both public and private sector clients in a wide range of commercial and residential real estate transactions, land use matters and related construction law litigation.

Laura Izon‘s practice is comprised of four primary specialties: labor contract negotiation and administration, employment law advice and counsel, workplace investigations and training. She serves as labor counsel for the State of California, the Department of Personnel Administration, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, cities, special districts and the Sacramento Kings. She has experience negotiating complex contracts where labor relations are fractured, as well as working collaboratively with unions to arrive at mutually acceptable terms, conditions and/or settlements.

Stephanie Pham is an associate attorney in the firm’s labor and employment practice groups. She represents both private and public sector clients with such matters as discrimination and harassment, employee leave and discipline, employment contracts and employee handbooks, wage and hour issues, in-house training and general advice and counsel.

Holly Roberson, an associate attorney, represents public and private sector clients in the areas of natural resources and water law. Her practice focuses on environmental law and policy, CEQA, land use, water, climate change, and renewable energy. Prior to joining the firm, Holly served as Land Use Counsel at the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR). At OPR, she worked on tribal cultural resources and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the General Plan Guidelines, military land use compatibility planning, infill streamlining, utility scale solar siting, complex mediation, drought issues, and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).

Jennifer Scott’s wide-ranging experience includes civil litigation, business counseling, and intellectual property matters focusing on business and health care. Jennifer also handles a broad range of general and complex commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract,  trademark prosecution, unfair competition and misappropriation of trade secrets. She counsels clients on trademark and copyright registrations and related matters before the USPTO.  Additionally, she represents health care providers, such as FQHCs, in regulatory and administrative proceedings involving audits and compliance as well as false claims act violations and other litigation matters.

Susana Solano represents employers in all employment matters, such as discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and retaliation cases, as well as wage and hour matters. Her trial experience includes defending an employer through a five-week class action trial involving allegations of violations of wage and hour laws. She also counsels management on wage and hour compliance, discipline and termination, arbitration agreements, sick leave, employee handbooks, and laws affecting payroll and personnel decisions.

Maggie Stern helps cities, counties, and special districts navigate the legal issues facing California public agencies. She streamlines routine legal matters and demystifies regulatory compliance, so her clients can spend less time on legal issues and more time on service delivery. Public agencies rely on Maggie for advice on general governance matters, including Brown Act and Public Records Act compliance, conflicts-of-interest evaluation and guidance, constitutional law, procurement and public safety issues. She also represents and defends public agencies in civil actions involving contract disputes, cost recovery, tort defense, tax allocation disputes, land use, public works, and code enforcement.

Jennifer Weiner is an associate in the Labor and Employment practice group. She represents both public and private sector clients in lawsuits before state and federal courts at both the trial court and appellate levels. Her experience includes business disputes, construction matters, agricultural business disputes, contract, real property, professional disputes, tort litigation defense, and general liability defense.

Kimberley Worley has over 25 years of experience representing employers in state and federal courts, arbitration and administrative proceedings before such agencies as the DLSE, DOL, DFEH and EEOC. In addition to defending individual discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and retaliation cases, Kimberly has considerable expertise defending wage and hour class actions and PAGA litigation. She is proficient in all phases of litigation from inception through successful conclusion, whether through law and motion, mediation, arbitration, jury trial, bench trial or appeal.