Meet the Staff

William Wise


Bill Wise began working at the Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) over 30 years ago. Prior to joining ELDR Center in January 2017, Bill was a supervising attorney for LASOC's Senior Citizen Legal Advocacy Program. 

Bill earned his bachelor's degree and law degree from Santa Clara University. 

Brooke Weitzman

 While working toward increased access to legal services Brooke is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession through her work with the ABA and local bar associations.

Before coming to the ELDR Center, Brooke provided legal services to veterans as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow with the Public Law Center. She worked to ensure access to justice; prevent homelessness; increase employment; and other civil legal services to protect the rights of our veterans. 

A member of only the third class at UCI Law, Brooke had the opportunity to make significant contributions to the school as a student leader. As a student she received awards from her peers, actively engaged the community, and completed over 430 hours of pro bono work. She also planned symposia including “Opposing the Criminalization of Homelessness: Building a Human Rights Framework” and “Prisoner’s Access to Justice: Exploring Legal, Medical, Mental Health, and Education Rights.”  

Sarah Dawley

Sarah graduated University of California Irvine School of Law in 2018. 

Thank you to our 2018 Summer Team

Law Clerks

Spencer Shure - University of California Irvine School of Law Class of 2020

Nora Steinhagen - University of Minnesota Class of 2019

Athena Nguyen - Western State University Class of 2018

Jess Jin - Chapman Law Class of 2019

Legal Assistant

Ally Myers joined our team for the summer and is headed off to University of California Irvine School of Law in the Class of 2021.


Alissa Anderson joined us as a volunteer. She is a student at Hofstra.

Our Bronze Sponsors

Gregory Clarkson

Stacey Becker