About Us

Our Mission

Legal Assistance to the Elderly's mission is to provide free legal services to elders and adults with disabilities who are at risk of losing their housing, healthcare or income, or are victims of physical or financial abuse. This work helps to keep San Francisco’s most vulnerable residents safe, financially stable and housed.

San Francisco's astronomical rise in evictions is hitting our city's senior and disabled residents especially hard. LAE provides free full-scope representation to elderly and disabled residents, many on limited incomes, who urgently need our help.

LAE is often the last chance for our clients to save a home, stop financial or physical elder abuse, or retain vital benefits. More than ever, there is an increasing need for our services.

LAE Staff

Ana Denmark

Staff Attorney

Anthony Burchell

Supervising Attorney
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Barbara Lam

Staff Attorney

Betty Pinckney

Program Assistant

Carly Tomaine

Paralegal

Elinor Roberts

Staff Attorney

Hannah Flanery

Paralegal

Hannah Kim

Staff Attorney

Jim Faye

Paralegal

Jin Huang

Paralegal

Judy L. Hitchcock

Senior Staff Attorney

Kathryne Cui

Paralegal

Laura Slade Chiera

Executive Director & Managing Attorney

Robert Schoen

Staff Attorney

Sadie Weller

Staff Attorney

Thomas E. Drohan

Director of Litigation
Board of Directors
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Mischelle Mandell

President
Law offices of Nancy Conway

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Mary Foran

Vice President
Mosbrucker & Foran

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Ed Ilumin

Secretary
Retired

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Keith Rockmael

Treasurer
Zephyr Real Estate

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Matthew Brinegar

The Brinegar Law Firm

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Benjamin Humphreys

Humphreys Joiner Law Group, LLP

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Jennifer Johnson

Attorney

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Roger B. Levin

Retired

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Tim Redmond

Editor
48 Hills

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Donna Seid

Retired

LAE is growing. Come join us!