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The Desert Bar Association's Mission is to maintain the honor and integrity of the profession of the law, to increase its usefulness in promoting the due administration of justice, to cultivate social activities among its members and to support and administer programs and activities consonant with such goals.

Our Officers, Trustees and Members all play a significant role in helping the DBA meet its goals and fulfill this mission. To learn more about becoming a member or otherwise getting involved, please contact us.

Desert Bar Association
P.O. Box 12295
Palm Desert, CA 92255-2295

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For inquiries of a specific nature, please contact the assigned Officer or Trustee below by clicking their name to send an email:


President - Christoffer J. Thomsen - Judicial Selection (Evaluations), Judicial Liaison, Nominating

Vice President - Natalie S. Keller - Family Law Section, Program (Luncheons, mixers, MCLE, etc.)

Secretary - Breeanna Sumiko Fujio - Bird Awards

Treasurer - Aaron F. Garcia - Lawyer Referral

Matthew J. Baran - Hall of Fame, Website/Social media

Catherine A. Gayer - Fee Arbitration, Judicial Liaison

Lori B. Sanford – Fee Arbitration, Judicial Liaison, Mediation Program

Timothy L. Ewanyshyn - Client Relations, Family Law Section Summer M. Shaw - Client Relations, Hall of Fame, Real Estate, Business and Bankruptcy Section

Douglas E. Gee - Hall of Fame, Lawyer in Library Program

T. Brock McClellan - Real Estate, Business and Bankruptcy Section, Trusts and Estates Section