Access to Justice Advocate


San Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation (SLOLAF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving SLO County residents for over 25 years, is pleased to announce San Luis Obispo-based law firm Carmel & Naccasha, LLP, as its 2018 Access to Justice Advocate award recipient. “SLOLAF relies on community support to fulfill its mission to deliver affordable legal services, and it is grateful for the generous support of Carmel & Naccasha, LLP. We are looking forward to honoring Carmel & Naccasha at our 5th annual fundraiser on September 22” SLOLAF’s Executive Director, Stephanie Barclay said.

“SLOLAF has been tremendous presence and asset for our most vulnerable citizens and we are proud to support their efforts in meeting the legal needs of those unable to afford legal counsel,” said Carmel & Naccasha Managing Partner Ziyad I. Naccasha. “We are also pleased that Dallas K. Mosier, a partner in the firm, was able to accept the position of President a few years ago, giving us a first-hand look at the great work SLOLAF has been doing.”

Founded in 1992 by local attorneys to ensure access to justice for underserved residents of SLO County, SLOLAF has steadily grown to meet increasing need and now provides free legal services local seniors, veterans and will launch a Family Law Self-Help Clinic for low-income individual needing assistance with divorce and domestic violence issues. SLOLAF is able to provide its services through grants received come from the California State Bar, Area Agency on Aging, through partnerships with Stand Strong and CAPSLO, and the County of San Luis Obispo. Importantly, it is the support of members of the legal community and other generous donors who have permitted continue growth of SLOLAF’s ability to provide services.

With offices in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles, the attorneys at Carmel & Naccasha LLP are committed to exceeding client expectations with responsive, creative and results-driven service. The firm’s lawyers focus their practice in the areas of municipal law, business transactions, real property, land use, commercial and employment litigation, taxation and tax controversies, trusts and estate planning, wine law and insurance coverage. The firm was originally founded in 2004 by Tim Carmel and Ziyad Naccasha. For more information about Carmel & Naccasha visit the website at