Attorney at Law Magazine featured Arizona’s Hispanic Bar Association, Los Abogados, in its June 2019 Issue. The 9-page spread included an overview of the organization’s history, efforts and successes since its founding in 1976, as well as editorials from a few Executive Board members. As a Board member and Immediate Past-President, JSH partner Ashley Villaverde Halvorson was profiled in the piece and contributed an article, “Latinas on the Rise,” discussing the newly-formed Los Abogados Latina Committee.
“As a past president of Los Abogados, I am proud to I have a circle of Latinas who have been a tremendous source of support for me professionally and personally. So while the Committee itself is fairly new, the network of Latina lawyers has always been strong. I attribute this to the trailblazers who recognized the importance of and have been generous in mentoring Latinas following in their footsteps. It is upon these incredible shoulders we stand, and the reason the committee looks forward to carrying on this legacy.”
Ashley has been an active member of Los Abogados since 2010, and was elected to serve as President in 2018. She previously served as Vice President, Secretary, and on several committees focused on mentorship and fundraising for scholarships for Latino law students. In addition, she serves on firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and chairs its Diversity Legal Writing Program, an internship providing students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to gain legal experience in large firms.
Serving on the Los Abogados Executive Board are President Judith E. Dávila, Vice President Marcos A. Tapia, Recording Secretary Casey Arellano, Treasurer Fernando Anzaldua, Communications Director Phil Ortega, and Immediate Past President Ashley Villaverde Halvorson. The Board of Directors includes Alexis Arellano, Daniel Arellano, Kristian Garibay, Arturo Gonzalez, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Brandon Kavanaugh, William Knight, Carolina Lopez, Steve McCarthy, Araceli Rodriguez, Michael Valenzuela, Krizia Verplancke, Cindy Villanueva and Shayna Fernandez Watts.