The Geghamyan Law Office provides quality and affordable legal assistance and advocacy in the areas of civil rights litigation and community business transactions.
The Law Office is operated by Hasmik Geghamyan, a community lawyer with social justice and grassroots organizing background. The Law Office’s civil rights law practice includes police accountability litigation and prisoner rights advocacy. The Law Office balances its litigation work with transactional law focused on community-building projects that includes formation of worker-owned cooperatives, small businesses, non-profits and other social enterprise.
Hasmik is licensed to practice in the State of California. Hasmik is a member and a national officer of the The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC) of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and the Far West Regional Co-Vice President of the NLG. Hasmik is also a volunteer attorney with the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) and frequently participates in their Resilient Communities Legal Cafe clinics. Hasmik has a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Los Angeles in Political Science and Latin American Studies and a Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. The Law Office’s active vision is to be part of a long-term, thriving community built on the values of resilience and empowerment. The Law Office believes that a cross-functional, integrated model of policy, organizing and law can be effectively used to bring about social and economic justice. The Law Office offers respectful, dignified and client-centered representation and advocacy.
Yanagida Law Office
Rob Yanagida is an attorney and social justice activist. After decades in the Silicon Valley technology industry, he currently focuses his legal practice on the developing new economy, community-production/-building initiatives such as: worker and community cooperatives, ecological landscaping and urban farms, non-profits, and their related needs including agreements, democratic-governance and finance. He provides free, pay-forward, initial consultations through the Sustainable Economies Law Center pop-up clinics in the East Bay. He maintains offices at the Oakland Law Collaborative in downtown Oakland. He’s a key advisor to Smart Yards Co-op, a sustainable landscaping services business serving the South Bay.
He is active in the “visionary organizing” national network of the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership, based in Detroit where he has engaged over the decades in conversations on social change.
He has served in the National Lawyers Guild, on local chapter and national boards and he was recognized for his mentorship of its The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC). He has also been on the boards of the Silicon Valley Independent Living Center, a disability services and advocacy organization and the Audubon Canyon Ranch, a wild bird sanctuary. Early in his activism, he founded Asian Americans for Equality, a long-standing advocacy organization in NYC, and served as a New York State Advisor to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. He was a rank-and-file UAW activist in the automotive industry. He is a graduate of New York University with a degree in law and an MBA in finance. He is licensed to practice law in California.
His technical expertise includes intellectual property licensing agreements, start-up formation, tax and financing.