Organization

The Executive Committee of Dannis Woliver Kelley is led by the Managing Shareholder, the firm’s President and four other Shareholders.

GregDannis_160318_1916-Web-Final Gregory J. Dannis
President and Shareholder
Located in our San Francisco Office
Candace M. Bandoian
Managing Shareholder
Located in our Long Beach Office
ClarissaCanady_160317_0714-Web-Final Clarissa R. Canady
Managing Shareholder of our San Francisco and San Rafael Offices
SueAnnSalmonEvans_160318_2009-Web-Final Sue Ann Salmon Evans
Managing Shareholder of our Long Beach Office
Christian M. Keiner
Managing Shareholder of our Sacramento and San Luis Obispo Offices
JanetMueller_160318_1677-Web-Final Janet L. Mueller
Managing Shareholder of our San Diego Office

 


The firm’s administrative leadership includes the following:

David S. Chi is the Chief Operations Officer of the firm and is located in the San Francisco office. He has over 24 years of experience in the legal industry and more than 12 years in law firm administration and operations management. Mr. Chi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Davis and a Master of Business Administration degree from San Francisco State University. Mr. Chi is a member of the Golden Gate Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators and currently serves as the Chair of the Salary Survey Committee.
Nancy Kumamoto is Director of Client Relations and Creative Services of the firm and is located in the San Francisco office. She has over 15 years of experience in the legal industry and has served in various marketing and business development, web and graphic design, and corporate communications roles with a number of AmLaw 50 law firms. Ms. Kumamoto earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California. She is a member of the Legal Marketing Association and the University of Southern California Alumni Association where she served on the board of both associations for several years.
Tom H. Choi is Director of Information Technology of the firm and is located in the Long Beach office. He has more than 20 years of experience in IT management, solution architecture, system administration, and client computing. He has a diverse background managing and supporting IT for law firms and Fortune 500 companies including Hewlett-Packard, Compaq Computers and Tandem Computers. Mr. Choi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from San Jose State University.
Crystal L. Evers is Accounting Manager of the firm and is located in the San Francisco office. She has 23 years of accounting experience, including 15 years with DWK. Ms. Evers earned her Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration and an accounting certificate from University of California, Los Angeles Extension. She is a Board Member of the Golden Gate Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators and co-chair of the Salary Survey Committee.
Jill Nefkens is Director of Human Resources for the firm, as well as Office Manager of the firm’s Long Beach office. She has more than 15 years of experience in all areas of Human Resources management and more than 10 years of experience in the legal industry. Ms. Nefkens earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at San Diego.  Ms. Nefkens also serves on the Human Resources Advisory Board for CSULB’s College of Business Administration and chairs the board’s Career Development Committee.
Janice R. Karr is Office Manager of the firm’s San Diego office. She has more than 25 years experience in law firm administration, including nearly nine years with DWK. She has a wealth of experience working in education law, and event coordination and planning. She is also an avid parent volunteer at two schools in the Poway Unified School District and a member of Volunteer San Diego.