Boss of the Year Nominations

No nominations received for this honor for 2022.

Each year MDLPA honors at least one special boss nominated by one of MDLPLA’s members and voted on by the membership. Our next winner of MDLPA’s Boss of the Year Award will be announced at the Annual MDLPA Meeting held in April of each year.



Nominating MDLPA members must be members in good standing for a minimum of six months, and have worked for the nominated boss for a minimum of six months.

How to Nominate Your Boss

Nominations are accepted from members of MDLPA in good standing (see qualifications above). Entries should include the name of your boss, the firm name and location, their specialty, and how long you have worked for your boss. Then tell us in detail why your boss should win. The more you sing your boss’s praises, the more likely your boss will win!


Nominations should be
sent to Carolina Ramos, CCLS, by emailing to:

Past-Bosses of the Year

2022 – No Nominations Received
2021 – John S. Rueppel, Esq.
2020 – n/a due to Covid-19
2019 – Ryan Lockhart, Esq.
2018 – Jenifer Leece, Esq.
2017 – Matthew Hart, Esq, William R. Galstan, Esq., and Derek P. Cole, Esq.
2016 – N/A
2015 – Tyler Berding
2014 – Rita Holder
2013 – N/A
2012 – Karen Johnson
2011 – Julie M. Mouser
2010 – Daniel L. Rottinghaus
2009 – Robert Star
2008 – Joel Gumbiner/Jack Eskridge
2007 – Stephen S. Harper
2006 – Richard Silvester
2005 – David Lucchese/Joseph Picci
2004 – Richard L. Perez
2003 – K.P. Dean Harper
2002 – George Pfeiffer
2001 – John Manoogian
2000 – Michael J. Amthor

Mt. Diablo Legal Professionals Association

The Mt. Diablo Legal Professionals Association (“MDLPA”) received its charter from Legal Secretaries Association (California), now Legal Professionals, Inc. (“LPI®”) in January of 1969.  Like LPI, MDLPA is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational, professional, and personal development programs to its membership, consisting of attorneys, legal assistants, paralegals, legal secretaries, legal administrative assistants, court reporters, law office administrators and anyone in a law-related profession. For more information on LPI, click here.


Mt. Diablo Legal Professionals Association
P.O. Box 4253
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
United States