Osborn Maledon Welcomes BriAnne Illich Meeds and Matthew Stanford
Meeds, a graduate of the Washington University School of Law, has worked in underserved communities, helping to improve systems and processes that are detrimental to racial, social and economic justice. As an undergraduate at Colby College, she participated in the International Honors Program, studied human rights law at the Grotius School of International Law in the Hague, spent a semester enrolled at a Spanish-speaking university in Salamanca, Spain, and completed fieldwork with an indigenous food sovereignty organization in Paraguay. In law school, she worked as an Americorps summer intern at the Legal Aid Justice Center, spent a year working for an immigration firm in St. Louis, and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Washington University Jurisprudence Review. After graduating law school, she clerked two years for Magistrate Judge Gregory Wormuth in the District of New Mexico and an additional two years for District Judge Douglas Rayes in the District of Arizona.
Stanford, a graduate of Berkeley Law, has extensive experience working within the Arizona Judiciary. He served three consecutive terms as a judicial law clerk—two years with U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton, a year with Circuit Judge Michael Daly Hawkins, and a year with Chief Justice Robert M. Brutinel. He frequently contributes to legal blogs, journals, and other publications and is a regular contributor to SCOCAblog, a joint project of Berkeley Law’s California Constitution Center—where Matt serves as a senior research fellow—and the Hastings Law Journal. His experience has given him a unique perspective of the inner workings of the judicial process and has engrained him with a civic-minded approach to his practice.