Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference
for the
United States District Court for Eastern District of California

All circuit, district, bankruptcy and magistrate judges, along with lawyer representatives, attend the annual meeting of the circuit-wide judicial conference that is convened pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §333. A 20-member executive committee supervises the conduct of the conference and sets the program theme. This annual conference is the culmination of a year-long dialogue among all segments of the federal bench and bar. Its purpose is to consider the business of the courts and to advise means to improve administration of justice within the circuit. These conferences serve as a vehicle for improved education and communication between the bench and bar, among districts, and between the court of appeals and the district courts within the circuit.

Role of Lawyer Representatives

In each judicial district, the judges and the bar organizations select a number of lawyers to serve as lawyer representatives to the annual Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. These lawyers, who represent the federal bar, meet throughout the year with the judges from their districts to discuss matters of mutual concern. The lawyer representatives also meet separately to work on projects -- such as rule changes, alternative dispute resolution, or education programs -- designed to aid the courts to improve the administration of justice in their districts.

Current Members

Peter Fear (Expires 12/31/2018 - GO 584) (Chair 2018 EDCA Conference)
Fear Law Group, P.C.
Woodward Court Professional Center
7750 North Fresno Street, Suite 101
Fresno, CA  93720
Phone: (559) 436-6575
Fax: (559) 436-6580
Email:  pfear@fearlaw.com

Thomas Phinney (Expires 12/31/2018 – GO 564) (Vice Chair 2018 EDCA Conference)
Parkinson Phinney
400 Capitol Mall, Suite 2560
Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 449-1444
Fax: (916) 449-1440
Email: Tom@parkinsonphinney.com

Jamie Dreher (Expires 12/31/2018 – GO 564)
Downey Brand LLP
621 Capitol Mall, 18th Floor
Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 520-5478
Fax: (916) 444-2100
Email:  jdreher@downeybrand.com

Carol Moses (Expires 12/31/2018 – GO 564)
Carol Ann Moses Attorney at Law
545 Alluvial Street, Suite 112
Fresno, CA  93720
Phone: (559) 499-9069
Fax: (559) 499-9016
Email: carol@yosemitelawyer.com

Timothy John Buchanan (Expires 12/31/2019 – GO 571)
McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth, LLP
7647 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA  93720
Phone:  (559) 433-1300
Email: tim.buchanan@mccromickbarstow.com

Landon David Bailey (Expires 12/31/2019 – GO 571)
Bailey PLC
3001 Douglas Blvd.
Suite 340
Roseville, CA  95661
Phone: (916) 899-8493
Email: landon@baileyplc.com

Avalon Johnson Fitzgerald (Expires 12/31/2020 - GO 584)
Downey Brand LLP
621 Capitol Mall, 18th Floor
Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 444-1000
Email:  ajohnson@downeybrand.com

Alex Nowinski (Expires 12/31/2020 - GO 584)
Daponde Szabo Rowe PC
500 Capitol Mall, Suite 2260
Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone:  (916) 840-5601
Email:  anowinski@dsrhealthlaw.com