Linda M. Scaparotti, Esq., a dynamic attorney, and inspiring educator, heads one of the longest-standing firms (37 years) devoted to the LGBT community in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices in San Francisco and Oakland. Attorney Scaparotti is dedicated to providing the legal information, documentation, and representation needed to protect diverse relationships and families, and is a frequent presenter at Horizons’ Professional Advisors Seminars. Her practice focuses on Estate Planning and Family Law issues for same sex clients, including writing and lecturing extensively on these topics. (Trusts, Wills, Health Care and Financial Directives, Pre and Post-Marital Agreements, Donor and Surrogacy Agreements, Second Parent Adoptions.) Ms. Scaparotti has worked with over 3000 couples, and written more than 50 articles. In addition Attorney Scaparotti devotes over 600 hours a year to community and professional organizations such as Horizons Foundation, NCLR, Human Rights Campaign, Equality California, Bay Area Lawyers For Individual Freedom,. Linda worked extensively on marriage equality for many years, chairing HRC’s National Political and Public Policy Committee, and was one of the first Human Rights Commissioners in the City of Oakland. Attorney Scaparotti is the recipient of the Charles M Holmes Community Service Award.