SGB's M. Lorena González Joins Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's Executive Leadership Team

Firm News
May 08, 2014

SGB proudly announces that our colleague and friend, M. Lorena González, will join Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s administration as his Legal Counsel. Sadly, after 7 years Lorena will be leaving SGB where she is a shareholder. For nine years, Lorena has dedicated her law practice to giving voice to crime victims, working families and those seriously injured by negligence or misconduct.

Lorena has effectively leveraged her law degree to advocate both in the courtroom and in the community. She has long been interested in public policy issues, as demonstrated by her extensive involvement in local and national advocacy organizations, such as OneAmerica, the largest immigrant advocacy organization in Washington State, the Washington State Association for Justice and the National Council of La Raza, to name a few.

In addition to her legal experience, Lorena’s personal background has also adequately prepared her to take this next step and new role. She is a native Washingtonian and the daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico. Additionally, Lorena and her family worked as migrant farm workers in the lower Yakima Valley, where some of her family continues to live.

By taking this new position, we are confident that Lorena’s values, in combination with her legal and strategic talents, will enable her to assist Mayor Murray in shaping and advancing progressive public policies that will provide benefit to all Seattle residents.

“Although I will miss the rewarding work of helping people with individual legal problems, I could not pass on the opportunity to assist Mayor Murray in impacting individuals on a much broader scale,” said Lorena González.

SGB will miss Lorena’s contributions in the courtroom, but we look forward to her success in the public policy realm, now and in the future.

Mayor’s Office Press Release