EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2021

Jonathan Booker

PRESIDENT

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Jonathan Booker is the Director of Criminal Law at Hernandez & Associates P.C., where he focuses his practice in the field of criminal defense. Jonathan considers criminal defense an opportunity to assist individuals in navigating the complex judicial system. Jonathan represents his clients with the highest degree of professionalism, guided by obtaining the most favorable results possible.

Jonathan's education, personal and professional experiences continues to motivate him as a trial attorney. Jonathan is a true litigator, capable of successfully trying the most difficult criminal jury trials.

Jonathan is also an active member with the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, and currently serves as its Education Chair. In 2019, he received the Hispanic Bar Association's Community Service Award for his commitment to volunteering at many Denver area legal nights. Jonathan is also a recent graduate of the Colorado Bar Association's prestigious Leadership Training Program (COBALT).

 Carlos romo

 President Elect


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Carlos Romo is nationally recognized in environmental and natural resources law. He helps clients in a variety of industries navigate complex regulatory requirements, and has particular expertise in state and federal permitting, environmental due diligence in M&A transactions, and state and federal litigation and class action matters. His clients include developers, utilities, water authorities, oil and gas companies, renewable energy developers, trade associations, mining companies, refineries and chemical companies, landowners, and resort operators.

SONIA RAMIREZ ANDERSON

 SECRETARY

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 Husch Blackwell LLP

 1801 Wewatta St., Ste 1000

 Denver, CO 80121




Sonia Ramirez Anderson joined CHBA to help elevate the Hispanic community. She is dedicated to opening the pipeline for more diverse individuals to join and succeed in the legal community. To help open the pipeline, Sonia mentors diverse college students that want to go to law school through Judge Arguello’s Law School Yes We Can program as well as summer associates at her firm, Husch Blackwell. She is a member of the Judge Wiley Daniel and Judge Adam Espinosa Dream Team which is dedicated to mentoring grade school diverse students.

The CHBA recognized Sonia as its Outstanding New Hispanic Attorney of the Year for 2021. Sonia is also a 2020 graduate of the Colorado Bar Association's prestigious Leadership Training Program (COBALT). Latino Leaders Magazine recognized her as a Latino Attorney to Keep On the Watch. 

As an experienced management-side employment law attorney at Husch Blackwell, Sonia  helps employers with a variety of employment related issues.  These issues range from drafting employee handbooks to defending employers against claims of employment violations.

LALONNIE GRAY

 Vice President of committees

 






LaLonnie is an experienced employment attorney.  From wage and hour representation to advice on claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, LaLonnie advises clients on a variety of employment-related issues.  She has represented clients throughout the litigation process in single-plaintiff lawsuits and specifically specializes in class/collective actions.  

In addition to litigation and other defense work, LaLonnie helps clients implement proactive solutions to help avoid future litigation.  She regularly drafts and revises employee handbooks, employment agreements, and other employment practices.  Prior to joining private practice, LaLonnie served as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable Christine M. Arguello of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.  LaLonnie earned her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where she served on the executive board of the Denver University Law Review.






AMBER GONZALES

TREASURER

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Amber’s wide-ranging background lends to her ability to nimbly address a variety of client needs. She has experience handling contract disputes, tort and employment law issues, trademark disputes in both federal court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), as well as drafting dispositive motions, conducting discovery and negotiating client matters.


Her experience also extends to representing clients on a variety of pro bono matters, including counseling clients on contract issues, petitions for asylum and litigation resulting from the denial of requests under the Freedom of Information Act.


Amber was recognized in 20201 by Latino Leaders Magazine Lawyer as an attorney to Keep on the Watch. She was also selected to the highly prestigious Denver Impact Program in 2021.



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