Kevin is the principal attorney at Snyder Law, PC an Irvine based firm focused on protecting families through estate planning, administration, and elder law. In addition, a unique portion of Kevin’s practice also involves veteran defense – defending criminal justice-involved military and veterans across Southern California. Kevin earned his LL.M from the California Western School of Law; his JD from the University of Richmond School of Law, and completed his undergraduate studies at Boston College. Prior to law school, Kevin served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps where he met his wonderful wife, business partner, and mother of their tribe of three.
Deirdre is the President-Elect of the Orange County Bar Association and will be its President in 2019.
For more than 25 years, Deirdre has worked with many of the richly diverse elements of the legal community. As a law student, Deirdre conducted 25-30 juvenile trials with the LA District Attorney’s office. She started at Jones Day after graduation, and was then brought in as Vice President and Legal Counsel of American Savings Bank in Irvine, where she resolved legacy issues from the S&L crisis. Afterward, Deirdre joined a vibrant trial group at Kindel & Anderson, and later practiced real estate litigation with Paul Hastings. Deirdre then became a law school professor and today is Director of Career Services at Chapman University Dale Fowler School of Law and runs Chapman’s Professional Development Program.
Deirdre is the former Chair of the OCBA’s Judiciary Committee as well as Chair of the OCBA’s Law School Task Force. She also has been an active member of the OCBA’s Diversity, Mommy Esq., and Pro Bono Committees. Deirdre is the Treasurer of the OCBA Charitable Fund Board, and serves on the Public Law Center’s Dinner Committee. Deirdre is active with the Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law, the Celtic Bar, ABTL, and the William Gray Legion Lex Inn of Court. Deirdre is a Past President of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association.
Mischa Martineau is the Founder and President of Martineau Systems – a marketing and training company, since 2003, that empowers individuals and enterprises to articulate their unique value and execute strategy for sustainable growth and transformation.
Martineau Systems brands include, California Life Solutions and its flagship product I AM Who I Say I AM – Believe & Achieve™ a cognitive neuroscience-based curriculum that empowers -private and public sector – participants to believe in their greater capabilities, set and achieve lofty goals.
Martineau Systems partners with ON-STRATEGY® – a consulting firm operating in Latin America and North America – on a joint mission to empower mid to large market enterprises to increase their global competitiveness.
Ms. Martineau recently delivered a keynote for Women in Technology International and is a Business Advisor for Executive Next Practices – a C-Level advisory and thought leadership group headquartered at UCI Applied Innovation. It was featured by Forbes as one of the most innovative and relevant organizations for middle to large market leaders and nominated by the Orange County Business Journal as Innovators of the Year.
On the lighter-side, Mischa has performed stand-up comedy at the Brea Improv, California and appeared in independent films, television and stage. She is an extraordinary keynote speaker!
A long time supporter of various non-profits, Wendy and her significant other Mick (who is a US Marine) are delighted to be involved with Veterans Legal Institute.
Wendy Hooper is a residential real estate expert in Orange County. She began her career in 1984 and has seen pretty much everything since then. She loves helping her many clients make the smartest real estate investment decisions, addressing their uniquely individual needs. This includes aiding veterans to maximize their VA home buying benefits.
In her spare time you will likely find Wendy tossing balls to “Harley” her beloved Louisiana Catahoula at Huntington Dog Beach.