The newspaper of San Francisco’s rich and famous, the Nob Hill Gazette, just put out its list of most eligible Bay Area bachelors and bachelorettes – and yes some lawyers made it.
Four hunky attorneys, and two, only two, of San Francisco’ many gorgeous women lawyers made the list. But any way you slice it, it's a victory for lawyers everywhere, quipped Roberta Economides, who made the list: "The fact that they actually consider us suitable mates for anybody is a triumph for our profession."
Pretty people, such pretty people, after the jump.
Dan Herling, a commercial litigator at Keller & Heckman made the list again. Legal Pad caught up with Herling who said he’s “always flattered to make a list” although he has yet to see any “tangible” benefits. Although his colleagues at his old firm Duane Morris sent around an email asking “Would you date this man?” after the last time he made the list, Herling said he doesn’t drop it subtly into conversations to get dates. Then again, he probably doesn’t need to, seeing how he's a “6' 7" former college basketball player” and “hikes & travels,” according to the Gazette.
Veteran SF attorney Steven Kay, name partner at Kay and Merkle, is a “smooth, silver haired & sexy attorney” according to the Gazette (so you'd think he'd post a picture on his firm bio). He’s also been the business lawyer for famed 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo.
It’s noted that Chip Zecher, GC at a Silicon Valley tech company, is a “world traveler” and “art collector.” Zecher said he's "flattered," but declined to comment whether being on the list has gotten him more dates.
Finally, the Gazette describes Craig Harding, GC at electric sports-car maker Tesla Motors, as a “green lawyer” who “ran the Western States 100 mile endurance race.” Although mediator William McDonald probably wouldn’t set Harding up with his daughter, after he had to deal with Tesla’s trade secret lawsuit against rival Fisker Automotive that he called "baseless and neither brought nor pursued in good faith."
Who were the two women? The Gazette should be sanctioned for the low number, but here are the two they acknowledged:
Roberta Economidis, co-founder of the small SF firm Georgopoulos & Economidis, “enjoys reading, travel, the Symphony & perfecting her spanakopita recipe.” Economides, who's been on the list before, joked: "I was like wow it's an honor but it's probably been too many years -- my parents do tease me that I need to get off the list."
The other is Sheila Warren, a former Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass associate who just started up her own solo practice advising non-profits on tax and corporate law. Her lawyerly profile tells you about her practice and her Facebook profile helps explain why she made the list. The Gazette describes Warren this way a " dynamic attorney; two Harvard degrees; on Symphonix board; loves talk, travel & meeting new people; witty, upbeat, loves to sing.” She didn’t return a call from Legal Pad, but she’s not the first highly eligible bachelorette to do that.
Consider yourselves informed, single lawyers. Now you know who to chat up at the next CLE event.
— Zusha Elinson