Thomas E. Boze
Thomas E. Boze
Loyola Law School - 2000

Thomas Boze is the County Counsel for the County of Stanislaus. As County Counsel, Thomas oversees all aspects of the Office and serves as the chief legal advisor to the Board of Supervisors, the County Chief Executive, the Civil Grand Jury, and all County elected officials and department heads. He oversees all litigation brought by the County and the defense of all litigation filed against the County, its officers, and its employees.

The office handles a wide variety of matters ranging from: employment, health care, probate, conservatorships, elections, construction, water, tax, criminal justice, child welfare, land use, zoning, environmental issues, litigation, appeals, legislation, worker's compensation, contracts, and the list goes on. To meet the challenge of handling the breadth and diversity of our work the office utilizes a team approach as well as the individual expertise of our talented attorneys.

The office is organized into two teams:

General Legal Services Team

The general legal services team performs work related to land use and code enforcement matters, contracts, public works and finance, public safety, litigation, and health and adult welfare. Principle clients served by this team include the Board of Supervisors, Chief Executive Office, Economic Development Agency, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Transportation Department, Fire Department, Sheriff's Department, Probation Department, Behavior Health and Recovery Services, Children and Families Commission, Environmental Resources, Health Services Agency, Library, Planning and Community Development, Registrar of Voters, Treasurer/Tax Collector, Assessor, Elections/Registrar of Voters, Clerk-Recorder and Airport Land Use Commission and Treasurer/Tax Collector.

Robert J. Taro
Humphreys College of Law – 1995
Areas of Expertise: Sheriff’s Department, Probation, District Attorney, Public Defender, Assessment Appeals Board, Risk Management/Litigation, Bail, Planning and Community Development
Marc M. Hartley
Northwestern California University – 2002
Areas of Expertise: Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, Public Guardian, Health Services Agency, Library
Donya O. Nunes
Humphreys School of Law – 2017
Areas of Expertise: Cannabis, Public Safety, Bail, Conservatorships, Code Enforcement, Environmental Resources, Workforce Development, Elections, and Risk Management
Lori K. Sicard
Golden Gate University School of Law – 2005
Areas of Expertise: Office of Emergency Services, Fire Warden, Local Emergency Medical Services Agency, Behavioral Health, Public Records Act, Public Guardian, Public Facility Fees, Code Enforcement, ARPA Grants, Registrar of Voters and Clerk Recorder, and Civil Litigation
Shaun S. Wahid
McGeorge School of Law - 2011
Areas of Expertise: Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures, Assessment Appeals Board, Auditor Controller, Bail, Clerk of the Board, Criminal Justice, Public Guardian, Registrar of Voter and Clerk-Recorder, Redistricting, Revenue Recovery, Special Projects, and Treasurer Tax Collector

Child Welfare Team

The Child Welfare team handles matters involving allegations of child abuse and/or neglect. The principal clients served by this team are the Community Services Agency, Child Welfare, Adult Protective Services, IHSS, and Stan Works. The attorneys handle litigation in Juvenile Court involving juvenile dependency cases, dual status hearings, 827 record requests, IHSS, Adult Protective services, as well as Juvenile Court Appeals and Writs.

Z. Sophia Ahmad
Loyola Law School – 1993
Expertise: Juvenile Court- Child Welfare/Dependency; Juvenile Court Appeals and Writs; IHSS; APS
Lindy S. Giacopuzzirotz
California Western School at Law – 2015
Expertise: Juvenile Court- Child Welfare/Dependency; Juvenile Court Appeals and Writs; IHSS; APS
Mark Gabriel R. Doronio
McGeorge School of Law – 2017
Expertise: Juvenile Court- Child Welfare/Dependency; Juvenile Court Appeals and Writs; IHSS; APS