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.

James Maio

Jim is an LL.M. in Taxation and has over 25 years of experience in the field of tax law. His background ranges from the New York State Department of Taxation and to Head of Tax for the San Diego Chargers Football Team.

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.

Esther Hernandez

Senior Paralegal to the Partners

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

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.

Aydin Emami

Mr. Emami has experience litigating premises liability, boundary disputes, general liability, and directors and officer’s liability. He has experience representing corporations and individuals across California

Collin Cresap

Post Bar Law CLerk

Collin Cresap is a recent Graduate of California Western School of Law. He joined California Western School of Law on a merit scholarship and has received numerous achievements for his academic excellence

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

Post Bar

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

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.

Christian Urbano

Christian earned his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. As someone who has always believed that every person deserves an advocate, he spent time in law school with the San Francisco Public Defender fighting for equal justice and the rights of minority communities. 

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