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.

Bryan Blanco

Transactional Attorney & Intellectual Property Specialist

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

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.

Angela Stidham

Head of Paralegal/ Office Manager

Adrienne Couraud

Senior Attorney

Adrienne Couraud is a Senior Attorney at Slate Law Group. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Couraud earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Fordham University in New York City and a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School. Ms. Couraud has experience in both civil litigation and transactional matters. She brings her passion for advocacy to Slate Law Group

Esmeralda Navarro

Director of operations

Esmeralda born and raised in Gridley, CA. She has worked in hospitality for several years now and she's looking forward to working with Slate Law Group and growing with the business. She enjoys working out, sunset at the beach and trying new food.

Marco Sarkovich

Associate Attorney

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

Armando Gonzalez

Paralegal Emeritus

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Diane Valentine

Litigation Paralegal

Diane brings over 15 years of paralegal experience to Slate Law Group. She received her paralegal certificate from University of Connecticut.

Ashley Torices

Administrative Assistant

Ashley is a vital member to the Administrative and Accounting department. She brings experience working in her family's business' accounting and client management. Ashley is a San Diego native, enjoys the outdoors, and spending time with her friends and family.

Alexis Wooldridge

Transactional Legal Secretary

Alexis Wooldridge is Legal Secretary at Slate Law Group, working primarily with Transaction Department. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice.

Karla Sanchez

Administrative Assistant

Karla Sanchez is an administrative assistant at Slate Law Group. Karla joins us from Mexico, with a background experience as a business owner. Karla also manages our marketing and social media at our firm.

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