Welcome to the 2023 Board of Directors

The CCCBA Board of Directors establishes strategic policies, sets goals and works to achieve them, reviews the performance of our Executive Director, and approves and provides oversight of our budget. Board meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, except in August and December. CCCBA members are invited to attend and may submit topics for the agenda. Nominations for new board members are accepted in May of each year, when there are openings on the board. For more information, visit www.cccba.org/cccba-leadership/board-of-directors/

Attorney Ariel Brownell Lee

Ariel Brownell Lee owns and operates the Law Office of Ariel Brownell, a family law firm in Walnut Creek, California. Ariel is a Certified Specialist in Family Law in her 10th year of practice. Ariel enjoys family law because it allows her to effect positive change in her clients’ lives.

Ariel is an active member of the local legal community. She is a Board Member and Programs Chair of the Family Law Section, the immediate past President of the Barristers’ Section, past President of the Women’s Section, serves on the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee, serves on the Education Committee, and is a former delegate of Contra Costa for the California Conference of Bar Associations.


Attorney Ann BattinAnn Harding Battin became a lawyer after realizing that it would be the best way to use her talents and skills. After working in professional theatre and film in New York, for Home Box Office and other companies, it became clear to her that many of the people she came in contact with simply needed guidance to achieve better results in business and personal matters.

Ann graduated from UC Hastings College of the Law in 1988 and passed the bar that November. Her practice is spread over the Civil and Probate divisions, includes litigation, and if it touches real property, she says she has probably dealt with it. Ann’s client base is individuals and small business owners, and while her Spanish is limited, several members of her staff speak it fluently.

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