Lennie Alzate is a bankruptcy attorney admitted to practice law in California since January 2011. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she was president of the UNLV Boxing Club. Lennie received a certificate of Global Legal Studies after studying comparative law at the Zhejiang University Guanghua College of Law in China through her law school Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She also graduated from The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center & School, United States Army, in August 2018. She is currently a Captain in the United States Army Reserve and a JAG attorney.
In Lennie’s spare time she enjoys rock climbing, reading and grappling. She lives in Nevada.
Elizabeth graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2009. While in law school, she won several legal writing awards, including the Jefferson Medal and the California Award for Excellence in legal writing. She also won the American Bar Association’s 2008 Law Student Programs Writing Competition for her extended research on environmental and indigenous rights.
Elizabeth has also won several awards for her humanitarian work, including the Charles T. Bumer Civil Libertarian Book Award and the San Andreas Regional Center’s Service Above Self Award.
Elizabeth Grumet was raised in San Diego since childhood. In 2001, she graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Elizabeth credits her brother Paul, who has Down’s Syndrome, with inspiring her in her life and her career. After college, Elizabeth dedicated her life to expanding the opportunities of individuals with disabilities, working for Special Olympics Northern California for six years. For ten years, Elizabeth was her brother’s care provider. Through her brother Paul, Elizabeth’s passion for expanding the rights of individuals with disabilities grew. She decided to attend law school in order to hone her advocacy skills on behalf of individuals with disabilities and underrepresented individuals in her community.
Elizabeth’s passion is protecting civil liberties. During law school, Elizabeth served as a law clerk at Disability Rights California, and also clerked on a legal team representing railroad union workers in labor disputes.
After graduating from law school, Elizabeth gained tremendous complex litigation experience, representing victims of San Diego wildfires in personal injury, business, and property losses, helping win millions of dollars in settlements.
Elizabeth also represented individuals in several federal civil rights lawsuits, all of which reached successful resolutions. Prior to starting her employment rights/civil rights practice in 2016, Elizabeth gained tremendous experience working as a staff attorney at California’s largest disability rights legal non-profit, Disability Rights California, representing clients on state and federal disability discrimination claims. She also gained invaluable experience working as an associate attorney at a San Diego employment rights law firm.
Elizabeth brings passion, compassion and drive to her work. Elizabeth is a dedicated public servant. She has served as a Red Cross Disaster Action volunteer and Shelter Operations volunteer for over ten years, assisting families during large-scale and residential fires. Elizabeth has also run multiple marathons and half-marathons and raised tens of thousands of dollars as part of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, towards a cure for blood cancers. Elizabeth has served as a Make-A-Wish wish granter for over ten years, and was honored to receive the 2015 Make-A-Wish San Diego Wish Granter of the Year Award.