EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS 2016-2017



Abby Dizon-Maughn, President

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Jiro Johnson, President-Elect

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James Sorensen, Immediate Past President

Jamie Sorenson is a shareholder at Ray Quinney & Nebeker P.C. His practice is concentrated in creditor’s rights and commercial and bankruptcy litigation. Mr. Sorenson graduated from The George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C. While in law school, Mr. Sorenson interned with the United States Department of Justice, Tax Division. Mr. Sorenson has been voted by his peers as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite,” as published in Utah Business Magazine (2013-2015).  

Jamie's contact information: jsorenson@rqn.com - (801) 532-1500


Karina Sargsian, Treasurer

Karina Sargsian is currently a judicial law clerk in the United States District Court for the District of Utah.  Karina received her J.D. from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.  While in law school, Karina served as the Executive Online Editor for the Utah Law Review.  Karina moved from Armenia to the United States with her parents at a young age. Her experience as an immigrant has provided her a unique understanding of the needs, hopes and dreams of those who are new to the United States, and has made her passionate about the social, cultural, economic and legal hindrances that minority groups face in the United States.


Carlos Navarro, Secretary

As the son of two Immigrants from Jalisco, Mexico, immigration has always been of particular interest to Carlos. He was born and raised in southern California in a traditional Catholic family where he helped to support his family by working alongside them in his family’s gardening business. From a young age he was introduced to the concept of immigration law when he learned that many of his family members could not cross between the United States and Mexico as easily as he could. This concept triggered a lifelong interest in the United States’s immigration policies and a desire to help individuals who, like his family, seek peaceful and productive lives here in the United States. He completed his Undergraduate education at Cerritos Community College and the University of California, Irvine. He received his B.A. in Criminology, Law, & Society, with a minor in Political Science in 2009. He earned his J.D. at the University of Utah in 2013.


COMMITTEES AND CHAIRS 2017 - 2018


COMMUNITY OUTREACH

CHAIR
Lihn Tran-Layton



MEMBERSHIP

CHAIR
Mikhael Mikhalev
 

 



 

JUDICIAL ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

CHAIR
Fay Tan
 

 


CLE COMMITTEE

CHAIR

Rebecca Ryon

CO-CHAIRS
Javier Mixco, Ian Quiel