Diversity & Inclusion
About the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
Supporting diversity and inclusion within the legal profession and the broader business community have always been important at Andrade Gonzalez LLP.
The firm’s attorneys are active in and proudly support leading organizations, including the California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP), California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA), Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), Latina Lawyers Bar Association (LLBA), Mexican American Bar Association (MABA), Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF), National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), Eastmont Community Center, Hollenbeck Youth Center, Mobile Mom Squad, and South Central LAMP.
The firm’s Managing Partner Sean Andrade currently serves on the CMCP Board and Co-Chairs a major committee for NAMWOLF. He previously served for eight years on the HNBA National Board with four terms on the Executive Committee as Vice President of Programs and National Secretary. Locally, Mr. Andrade served three terms on the Board for the Mexican American Bar Association (as Trustee and Secretary) and has long supported CRLA, MALDEF, the Eastmont Community Center, and the Hollenbeck Youth Center.
Sylvia Torres-Guillén is also strongly committed to serving her community. In addition to teaching trial skills, she currently serves on the boards of the Cate School and the Oakwood School. She also served as President of the Latina Lawyers Bar Association, Vice-President of the Mexican American Bar Foundation, co-chair of the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Commission on the Status of Latinas in the Legal Profession, and an appointed member of the State Bar of California’s Council on Access and Fairness.
Stephen Masterson serves on the Board of the Mobile Mom Squad and South Central LAMP. The missions of these non-profit organizations are to decrease maternal mortality in the United States and to empower women to advocate for themselves and their children through education, building self-esteem, and strengthening community relationships.
The firm also walks the walk. Aside from being 100% minority-owned and operated, more than 90% of the firm’s attorneys and 100% of its staff members are minorities, women, or both (women of color).