12Brittny Bottorff and her crew at Live Law 3

Hosted by Snap Judgment’s Glynn Washington on February 13, 2014, in one of San Francisco’s oldest Italian clubs, LIVE LAW 3 included a happy hour with jazz musician Mike Boone, a post-show dance party hosted by Peter the DJ and The Spinheads, and stories about love and the law. Click on our storytellers’ names below to watch videos of their stories!

10State Senator Mark Leno on Love and the Law

Mark Leno is a native of Wisconsin, attended the Univ of Colorado at Boulder and spent two years in Rabbinical Studies at the Hebrew Union College in NY. Mark was appointed to the SF Board of Supervisors in 1998, was the first openly gay man to serve in the CA State Senate and has devoted his life to community.




13Hal Humprheys on love and justice

Hal Humphreys is a criminal defense investigator, owner of FIND Investigations, a detective agency in Nashville, exec editor of Pursuit, and content guru of PIEduction.com (an online education provider for PIs.) Hal writes for Pursuit and has produced radio stories for Marketplace, On the Media and Studio 360.


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James Lambden has heard a lot of stories during his 40 years as a trial lawyer and judge.


Carole Scagnetti is an accomplished business attorney who served for two years as President of Marriage Equality USA, a grass roots organization advocating for marriage equality nationwide. She herded cat-like activists, organized countless rallies and events and has been pictured in the NY Times and quoted in major news outlets advocating for marriage equality. Carole’s wife, Therese (Terry) Stewart, as Chief Deputy City Attorney for San Francisco, defended San Francisco’s former Mayor, Gavin Newsom, when the state sued him for issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2004; argued San Francisco’s successful challenge to California’s laws excluding same sex couples from marriage in 2008; and represented San Francisco in the federal case that struck down Proposition 8 and restored marriage equality in 2013.

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David Cowan was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and served in the U.S. Air Force as an Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist. He spent some time incarcerated and is currently the Operations Associate for the Prison University Project, and Director for the Alliance for Change. David is an undergraduate student at San Francisco State University.


19JamesBrosnahan closing arguments on love and the law James Brosnahan is a Senior Trial Counsel at Morrison & Foerster LLP and undertakes complex cases about to go on trial. He has tried, to conclusion, 150 cases ranging from anti-trust to wire fraud, from patent litigation to white collar crime, and murder. Mr. Brosnahan is among the top 30 trial lawyers in the United States, according to the Legal 500 U.S. and has received numerous honors and awards throughout his distinguished career.


15Mike Boone sings irreconcilable differences Mike Boone of Mike Boone’s Jazz Trio got his undergraduate degree in music. Now, after thirty years of research and writing for justices on the California Court of Appeals, Mike devotes his time to composing and arrangi music and is building his singing chops with the Great American Songbook.

Mike Keating – Jazz Trio (guitar) has been playing jazz guitar in venues in the Bay Area for nearly 30 years. Mike has studied with Mimi Fox, Calvin Keyes and Bruce Arnold, and in recent gigs with Doug Miller, has focused on recreating the great sound of Paul Desmond and Jim Hall from their remarkable recordings of the 60’s. Mike recently retired from his gig as an engineer in Silicon Valley.

Doug Miller – Jazz Trio (alto sax) began playing sax when he was nine and always enjoyed the “Big Band” sound. In college, he performed with the notorious Stanford Marching Band, and over the years, with Tom Harrell, Bill Watrous, Mary Wells, The Coasters, Tower of Power and Ed Shaughnessy. A software engineer and program manager by day, his true passion is jazz music in practice and performance.