January is over, meaning 2018 is officially under way! While 2017 was a wonderful year, thanks in large part to all of you, we are working at making 2018 our best year yet!
The new year means a new practice area. Justin completed his extensive training to become a mediator! Last year, he travelled to California where he received training from the nationally-recognized Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University. Following the completion of his training, Justin has been named to the mediation panels of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington and the King County Small Claims Court. Justin, a skilled problem-solver and a calming force in disputes, has extensive knowledge in many civil litigation practice areas, which comes in handy for resolving the parties’ issues during mediation. If you have questions about Justin’s availability, rates, or experience, please feel free to contact him, or his assistant Samantha, for more information.
Over the years, Romero Park and our attorneys have been proud sponsors of and active participants for various companies and organizations. Our attorneys are participants in the CleanTech Alliance of Washington, wherein the Board seat “baton” was just passed to Justin from Troy for 2018. Justin has also been a three-time Chair of the Organizing Committee of the annual CleanTech Innovation Showcase, and a Board Member of the Seattle Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and was named as Co-Chair of the organizing committee for their National Conference. Troy continues to be on the advisory board for the BYU Management Society San Diego Chapter. Craig is actively involved in Business Network International (BNI) and will be joining the Maple Valley/Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce as well. Chris is actively involved in his local community and has been hard at work helping to design and implement the first public parkour and pump track in San Diego. Additionally, both Troy and Chris participate in many of the events put on by Corporate Alliance of San Diego, of which Romero Park recently became an official sponsor!
This year Romero Park has decided to put greater focus on giving back to the community and the people that have given so much to us. Our goal is to gather items for those in need by holding events such as a back-to-school supply drive and a blanket drive for the homeless. With plenty of fun things happening in our office, we are proud to help facilitate our clients’ and colleagues’ involvement, as well. We look forward to sharing many events with you throughout the year!