About The St. Thomas More Society of Los Angeles

Organized in 1995, the Society celebrates St. Thomas More  the Patron Saint of legal professionals, judges and legislators.  A 16th century statesman, Sir Thomas More served as Lord Chancellor of England to King Henry the VIII. Unable to compromise his conscience, he stood alone to defy the King’s wish to divorce his wife and marry Anne Boleyn. Ultimately, More was convicted of treason and executed for refusing to render allegiance to the King as the Head of the Church of England. His final words on the scaffold were: “The King’s good servant – but God’s first.”  Immortalized as a “Man for All Seasons,” St. Thomas More has inspired Catholic lawyers for generations. His exemplary life is a role model for all who strive to follow his strong principals.

The St. Thomas More Society of Los Angeles is a volunteer organization of legal professionals composed primarily of attorneys and retired judges who host the annual Red Mass

Executive Committee

Suzanne L. Austin, Esq.
Joseph M. Barrett, Esq.
Carmela Bombay, Esq.
Kevin H. Brogan, Esq. 
Hon. Lawrence W. Crispo (Ret.)

Vincent Farhat, Esq.
Margaret G. Graf, Esq.
Rolando Hidalgo, Esq.
Nancy L. Iredale, Esq.
Phillip R. Marrone, Esq.
Armando J. Paz, Esq. 
Roger M. Sullivan, Esq. Emeritus

Advisory Committee

Oscar A. Acosta, Esq.
Oscar Acosta, Esq.
Mark A. Albert, Esq.
Margaret Ambrose, Esq.
Robert Barbarowicz, Esq.
Thomas Patrick Beck, Esq. 
Martin Boles, Esq.
Hon. Richard P. Byrne (Ret.) 
Patrick Cain, Esq.
Charles Callanan, Esq.
Stuart Alan Chapman, Esq.
George Crook, Esq.

Lawrence Dailey, Jr., Esq.
Sylvan P. Daroca, III. Esq.
John De La Merced, Esq.
Robert Ebiner, Esq.
William J. Emanuel, Esq.
James J. Farrell, Esq.
Michael Scott Feeley, Esq.
Thomas L. Flattery, Esq.
Allan Graf, Esq.
Lawrence P. Grassini, Esq.
George P. Hawley, Esq.  
Manuel Hidalgo, Esq.
John Hilson, Esq.
Hratch Karakachian, Esq.

Brian Hoye, Esq.
Maria Hoye, Esq.
Robert M. Keane, Jr., Esq.
Michael Kelley, Esq.
Gustavo Lamanna, Esq.
Philip F. Lanzafame, Esq.
Tiberio Lizza, Esq.
Marina Macchiagodena, Esq.
Michael M. Maddigan, Esq.
Karen-Lin Madoff, Esq.
Michael Maloney, Esq.
Marcus Mancini, Esq.
Patrick McLaughlin, Esq.
Robert Miller, Esq.
Nicholas Nassif, Esq
Michael Norris, Esq.
Ana O-Brien, Esq.
Michael P. O’Connor, Esq.

William Pao, Esq.
Armando Paz, Esq.
Gina Pech, Esq.
David Plumley, Esq.
Matthew Mark Pope, Esq.
Alma Puente, Esq.
Richard Reyes, Esq.
Patrick Rogan, Esq.
Gregory Salvato, Esq.
Rickard Santwier, Esq.
Robert F. Scoular, Esq.
Prof. Daniel P. Selmi, Esq.
Paul Smith, Esq.
Margaret Stevens, Esq.
Peter Sullivan, Esq.
Paul D. Tosetti, Esq.
Carole Viola
William M. Wardlaw, Esq.
Molly M. White, Esq.
Prof. Scott Wood

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