The Hope4Families staff is thoroughly committed to providing the highest quality legal advocacy to underserved communities that we so proudly represent. We have seen, firsthand, how our efforts can restore hope to the sufferers of injustice and those continually denied educational rights.
Margaret McNair has been practicing law for 35 years. One of her proudest accomplishments is being a pioneering deputy district attorney establishing drug court and domestic violence court as a holistic alternative to incarceration.
Of course, Margaret's proudest accomplishment as an attorney is establishing her own law firm to meet a need in the community. As a deputy district attorney, Margaret saw first hand the results of failing to nurture our children.
Senior Supervising Attorney
Idanys Pomares Molina
Idanys Pomares-Molina has been practicing law for over 20 years. Prior to working with HopeFamilies, she had the privilege of spending nearly 13 years building an innovative program in collaboration with the court, county agencies, and pro bono attorneys, aimed at expediting adoptions for thousands of children in the foster care system.
Representing students with disabilities is particularly important and rewarding for her because she believes that all children deserve an education that enables them to reach their fullest potential.
Vickey Mayweather has been working with Hope4Families for six years as a legal assisatnt. Vickey is a dedicated and accomplished legal assistant with a steadfast commitment to advocating for the rights of children with special needs.
Priya Bahl-Sen, a graduate of UCLA and Santa Clara University School of Law, has 18 years of experience litigating and advocating for her clients. After practicing in the field of civil and estate litigation for many years, she transitioned to Special Education Law, recognizing the need for dedicated advocacy in this field. Priya is passionate about early education and intervention for our young students and is grateful for the privilege to work with Hope4Families, supporting our families in need.
Sonja Armstrong holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Rhodes College, where she graduated with honors, and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School. Sonja has worked in education law for most of her legal career, initially with educational institutions and currently with individuals and families. Her commitment to children with learning differences stems not only from professional interest but is also rooted in her personal experiences of navigating special education processes in elementary, middle, and high schools.
Robert Kohne is the H4F Administrative Coordinator and manages the various systems the firm uses to store & share information. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in English Literature.