HNBA REGIONS

In order to better serve our members and to fulfill the mission and objectives of the Hispanic National Bar Association, the HNBA is divided into nineteen (19) regions encompassing the United States, Puerto Rico, and its territories. The HNBA’s 19 Regional Presidents are members of the HNBA’s Board of Governors and they work to ensure the execution of the Association’s local, regional and national programs by working closely with the HNBA Executive Committee and the HNBA Affiliate Organizations across the country.
 
 

 

HNBA LEADERSHIP

James Aliaga
HNBA National VP – Regions
Associate
Calcaterra Pollack LLP
New York, NY
vpregions@hnba.com

 


 

HNBA BOARD OF GOVERNORS RESOURCE LIBRARY

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2023-2024 HNBA LEADERSHIP

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Board of Governors is comprised of members of the HNBA Executive Committee, 19 regional presidents and the presidents of 30+ HNBA affiliate organizations across the country.  Read More…

LATINA COMMISSION

The Latina Commission serves the community and the legal profession by addressing barriers to the professional development and advancement of Latina lawyers.   Read More…

HNBA AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS

HNBA Affiliates are local bar organizations and/or an affiliated associations that have been in existence for more than two years and have at least ten individual members.   Read More…

DIVISIONS, SECTIONS & COMMITTEES

The Divisions, Sections and Committees of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) serve to advance, advocate, educate and empower our communities and our legal groups on a local, regional and national level.   Read More…

REGION I

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont


Christopher Escobedo Hart
HNBA Region I President
Foley Hoag
Boston, MA
region1president@hnba.com

REGION II

New York


Patricia Rodriguez
HNBA Region II President

Ankura
New York, NY
region2president@hnba.com

REGION III

New Jersey


Cesar Martin Estela
HNBA Region III President

The Law Offices of Cesar Martin Estela
Newark, NJ
region3president@hnba.com

REGION IV

Delaware and Pennsylvania


Alex Fajardo
HNBA Region IV President

Stark & Stark
PrincetonNJ
region4president@hnba.com

REGION V

Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia


Marcantonio Barnes
Region V President
Womble Bond Dickinson
Tysons, VA
region5president@hnba.com

REGION VI

North Carolina and South Carolina


Krista Contino Saumby
HNBA Region VI President 
Elon University School of Law
Greensboro, NC
region6president@hnba.com

REGION VII

Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi


Louis F. Mendez
HNBA Region VII President
Bressler, Amery & Ross
Birmingham, AL
region7president@hnba.com

REGION VIII

Florida

 
Frances Guasch De La Guardia
HNBA Region VIII President
Holland & Knight
Miami, FL
region8president@hnba.com

REGION IX

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin

 
Daniel R. Hernandez
HNBA Region IX President
NextLevel Law
Chicago, IL
region9president@hnba.com

REGION X

Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee

Megan Goeser Gonzalez
HNBA Region X President
Nationwide
Columbus, Ohio
region10president@hnba.com

REGION XI

Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, and South Dakota

 
Andrea Mejia
HNBA Region XI President
Sapientia Law Group
Minneapolis, MN
region11president@hnba.com

REGION XII

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas

 
Juan M. Alcala
HNBA Region XII President
Holland & Knight
Austin, TX
region12president@hnba.com

REGION XIII

Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming

 
Cody Barela
HNBA Region XIII President
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Denver, CO
region13president@hnba.com

REGION XIV

Arizona and Nevada

 
Krizia Verplancke
HNBA Region XIV President
Concord Servicing Corporation
Scottsdale, AZ
region14president@hnba.com

REGION XV

New Mexico and Utah


Marco H. Santamaria
HNBA Region XV President
Peacock Law
Albuquerque, NM
region15president@hnba.com

REGION XVI

Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington

 
Angélica M. González
HNBA Region XVI President
K&L Gates
Seattle, WA
region16president@hnba.com

REGION XVII

Northern California and Hawaii

 
Vacant
HNBA Region XVII President
region17president@hnba.com

REGION XVIII

Southern California


John G. Yslas
HNBA Region XVIII President
Wilshire Law Firm, PLC
Los Angeles, CA
region18president@hnba.com

REGION XIX

Puerto Rico


Alexander L. Alum
HNBA Region XIX President
United States Attorney’s Office District of Puerto Rico
San Juan, PR
region19president@hnba.com