In honor of Women’s History Month, O’Brien Watters & Davis, LLP acknowledges the historical accomplishments of the women of our firm, starting with former partners. Future posts will discuss the contributions of our firm’s current female partners and associates, legal assistants, paralegals and other support staff.

Former partner the Honorable Dana Beernink Simonds was appointed to the Superior Court in 2007. Judge Simonds was a long-time civil litigator before her appointment to the bench. Former partner Senator Noreen Evans was our firm’s first litigation associate and served on the Santa Rosa City Council, was elected to the California State Assembly in 2004 and served in the State Senate from 2010-2014. She is the author of numerous bills regulating the practice of law, served 4 years on the state’s Judicial Council, and chaired the Legislative Women’s Caucus. Senator Evans is now Of Counsel with the firm.

We are proud of their trailblazing contributions to our community.