Meet Our Team

Angela De La Housaye

CEO/Founder/Managing Attorney

Angela De La Housaye founded De La Housaye & Associates in 2000 in Los Angeles, California. The business law firm has since expanded to Walnut Creek, California. Ms. De La Housaye began her legal career in civil litigation with a focus on business protection and litigation strategy. She uses this experiential knowledge in managing DLHA’s litigation practice. Certified by WBE as a Woman Owned Business, Ms. De La Housaye also specializes in the transactional areas of business, mergers and acquisitions, liability protection, succession planning, trade secrets, and proprietary information protection, and employment law.

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Josh Davis

Litigation Counsel

Representing a wide variety of clients and businesses, Mr. Davis has more than 20 years of experience in real estate, probate, trusts and estates, and business disputes through all phases of litigation. He excels at achieving cost effective resolutions for his clients through his extensive network within the California legal community.

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Shirley Roberson

Senior Associate Attorney

Shirley Roberson is a Senior Associate Attorney at DLHA, focusing on legal counsel for all aspects of business operations, including intellectual property licensing and development, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, privacy, regulatory compliance, product distribution and marketing, and employment. Shirley was a founding partner of a Seattle-based firm focused on consumer and commercial bankruptcies.

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Shirley Roberson Senior Associate Attorney at DLHA

Shack Chew

Senior Estate Attorney, Advanced Estates

Shack Chew advises families and individuals across a variety of industries on multi-generational wealth transfer and business succession planning by utilizing advanced estate and gift tax strategies.

Business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals turn to Shack for advice on the estate planning process including transfer tax minimization, asset protection, charitable giving and educational planning.

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Lindsay R. Meyer

Senior Employment Attorney

Lindsay R. Meyer is a graduate of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Ms. Meyer’s practice is substantially devoted to advising clients on personnel policies and practices, wage and hour compliance, employment and severance agreements, conducting harassment and management training sessions, alternative dispute resolution, drafting employee handbooks and a wide variety of other employment issues. Ms. Meyer has represented numerous clients in a wide range of employment related matters, including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour violations, wrongful termination, unfair competition, breach of contracts, and trade secret misappropriation, in both state and federal court, and before the CA Labor Commissioner, CA Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, CA Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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Kellen Stevens

Senior Transactional Attorney

Kellen Stevens is a senior transactional attorney for DLHA. His primary practice area encompasses commercial transactions and agreements, corporate governance, company formation and maintenance, M&A, real estate, trust and estates, intellectual property, and supporting clients in securing and protecting their rights and assets. He formerly worked in-house for financial institutions in San Francisco and New York, where he focused on derivative and debt financing agreements, compliance programs, and internal audits.

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Deanna L. Maxfield

Associate Attorney

Deanna Maxfield brings a decade of litigation experience to DLHA. After graduating from
UCLA School of law, she moved to San Francisco and began working in the busy field of
landlord-tenant litigation for two years before finding her passion in employment law. Prior to
joining DLHA, Ms. Maxfield represented employees in matters including discrimination, failure
to accommodate disability, sexual harassment, wage and hour, and executive contract claims.
This perspective allows her to identify and address potential areas of liability for employers prior
to any legal action, as well as understand the most effective means of addressing employee
claims when they do arise.

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Alice Chao

Associate Attorney

Ms. Chao is a valued associate attorney at DLHA Law, working closely to support the litigation, transaction, and employment teams. Ms. Chao graduated from the University of the Pacific before entering Cornell Law School for her juris doctorate degree. During law school, she enjoyed various legal experiences, such as an internship with the Securities Exchange Commission, where she assisted attorneys in the evaluation of initial and annual corporate public filings. She also worked as a teaching assistant in legal and professional ethics, assisting fellow law students with navigating the professional rules of conduct.

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Timothy Vo


Timothy Vo is the litigation paralegal at DLHA, working closely with the legal team on case and trial support.  Timothy graduated from the University of Washington in 2015 and has been working in civil litigation support since January 2016. His paralegal civil litigation experience spans many areas including personal injury, medical malpractice, and contract law.  Timothy enjoys working with the litigation team on general civil, business, and labor law cases. When off of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Theresa, and dog Benny.

B.A., University of Washington, Seattle

Political Science and International Studies

Timothy Vo is the litigation paralegal at DLHA law
Heather J. Larsen Office Manager/Public Relations at DHLA Law

Heather J. Larsen

Office Manager/Public Relations

Heather Larsen joined the firm in 2008.  She assists in the implementation of firm policies and procedures and skillfully manages administrative duties to ensure the smooth operation of the firm.  Heather also efficiently handles client inquiries, scheduling and calendaring appointments and facilitates business development and coordinating events.

Kala McCarthy

Billing Supervisor

Kala joined DLHA Law Group in 2022 and she has become a versatile team player, working extensively in client billing and providing legal support to the Attorneys & Paralegals. Kala has considerable experience working within the legal realm from her prior work as an Ambassador/Advocate helping current & former foster youth.

She has Associates Degrees in Language Arts and in Social Science. She is currently working towards achieving her BA in Political Science while obtaining her Paralegal Degree at Merritt College. In her free time, Kala enjoys going on adventures & hiking with her dog Mickey, and playing slow-pitch softball.

Jennifer Roche

Jennifer Roche


DLHA Law Group

1211 Newell Avenue, Suite 210, Walnut Creek, Ca 94596

(925) 944-3300

(925) 944-3343

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