Meet The People

San Diego Business Lawyers, Tax Consultants and HR Professionals

The Team

Our Experts

Kelly DuFord Williams

Founder & Managing Partner

Kelly, founder of Slate Law Group, brings years of experience and a passion for making the law accessible for businesses large and small.

Jennifer Givens

Head of Client HR Services

Jennifer Givens is a busy mother of two, a military spouse and advocate for military women and military connected families.

Tony Mauriello

Lead Transactional Attorney & Head of Transactional Department

Tony Mauriello is long-time San Diego corporate transactional attorney and one of Slate Law Group’s newest and most storied transactional attorney.

Esther Hernandez

Senior Paralegal to the Partners

Esther, a San Diego native, pursued the legal field in order to give back to her community.

Michael Kolesin

Director of FiNance

Michael was born in Krakow, Poland, but raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Michael moved to San Diego to pursue his legal career.

Christine A. Robles

Senior Associate Attorney

Christine is an experienced California lawyer with law firm experience handling general commercial litigation matters.

Bryan Blanco

Intellectual Property Specialist

Bryan’s practice focuses on business and intellectual property transactional matters, business entity formations, and copyright issues.

Matthew Vazin

Post Bar Law Clerk

Matthew Vazin is a recent graduate from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Joel Feldman

Lead Paralegal

Joel, a native San Diegan, recently graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor’s in Political Science.

Bryan Morgan

Litigation Paralegal

Bryan has been a dedicated paralegal with experience in multiple jurisdictions and areas for more than a decade.

Daniela Rodriguez


Born in Bogotá, Colombia but a San Diego transplant since the age of 4, Daniela loves San Diego!

Marco Sarkovich


Marco was born and raised in Fair Oaks, a suburb outside of Sacramento. Before moving to San Diego, Marco graduated Cum Laude from the University of California

Megan Divine


Megan is currently a third-year law student at the University of San Diego School of Law, where she was admitted on a Dean’s Honor Scholarship.

Hannah Karraker


Third-year student at the University of San Diego School of Law, where she holds the position of Vice President of External Events for the Tax Law Society.

Sarah Kern

Executive Assistant to the Partners

After years of working in the finance industry she decided she needed a change and found her new home at Slate Law Group.

Michael Weiner

Lead Litigation Attorney & Partner

Michael H. Weiner, Esq. received his law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2009 graduating cum laude.

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