Tony Ruch received a B.A. in Law and Society from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2001 and his J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2005. Mr. Ruch began his legal career at an environmental litigation boutique firm and also worked at a large plaintiff’s law firm representing injured victims in toxic torts. Mr. Ruch was also previously a Deputy District Attorney for the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Ruch has also worked as in-house counsel for the San Francisco and Oakland Housing Authorities. As a former Bay Area foster care child, Mr. Ruch remains committed to foster care and social justice issues and serves on the board of directors for the non profit John Burton Advocates for Youth. Outside of work, Mr. Ruch enjoys running with his dog, road biking and reading.
Wortham Briscoe is a consumer protection attorney at the Law Offices of Andrew Wolff, P.C. Mr. Briscoe is honored to serve and represent consumers on various issues, including issues of social and economic justice. He is also an arbitrator with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) dispute resolution program. Prior to joining the Law Offices of Andrew Wolff, he received his J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Gary Cloutier was born in Providence, RI and attended public schools and Brown University. Following graduation from Brown, where he was All-Ivy tackle on the varsity football team, he served as an aide to United States Senator Claiborne Pell of Rhode Island in Washington, D.C. He went to law school at Suffolk University in Boston before making his way to California, passing the State Bar in 1992. For many years in San Francisco, he was an associate, then partner of Paul Wotman, who in 1991 obtained the largest verdict for gay discrimination in American legal history. He served as a council member eight years in Vallejo, California. From 2011-2013, he was Executive Director of Ground Work Providence, a non-profit in Providence, RI, specializing in training ex-offenders in Brownfield remediation, before returning in 2014 to California to work for the Law Offices of Andrew Wolff. He lives in West Oakland,California.