Meet The People

San Diego Business Lawyers, Tax Consultants and HR Professionals

The Team

Our Experts

Kelly E Williams

Founder & Managing Partner

Kelly, founder of Slate Law Group, brings years of experience and a passion for making the law accessible. After graduating from the Honors Program at the University of San Diego Kelly served as a law clerk in the San Diego District Attorney’s office.

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. Prior to law school he received his Paralegal Certificate from Northeastern University.

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

Lead Accountant/JD - Tax Department

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

Derek Dahlin

Lead Transactional Attorney

Derek Dahlin is one of Slate Law’s newest transactional attorneys, with a background that includes both in-house and outside counsel roles.

Bryan Blanco

Transactional Attorney and Intellectual Property Specialist

Bryan’s practice focuses on business and intellectual property transactional matters, such as contract drafting, business entity formations, and copyright and trademark issues.

Matthew Vazin

Post Bar Law Clerk

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

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

Ashley Reddy


Ashley, born in Wilmington, Delaware, grew up as a Southern Californian in the beautiful suburban “bubble” of Thousand Oaks, California.

Joel Feldman

Lead Paralegal

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

Jennifer Givens

Transactional Paralegal

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

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.

Daniela Rodriguez


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

Jessica Smith

Enrolled Tax Agent

Jessica is the tax savvy number cruncher guiding business owners through the world of accounting and taxes. One of her favorite things about her job is tackling the serious tax stuff that clients find overwhelming.

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