Tad GondaiDirector of Legal Affairs National Asian American Coalition004
Tad is an experienced public interest attorney in San Francisco, CA, where he was born and raised. He double majored in English Literature and Film Theory at the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a J.D. from the University of San Francisco.
Tad has worked in all aspects of dependency law, from providing direct representation at the San Mateo County Counsel’s Office and non-profit Dependency Advocacy Center, to developing policy reform at the Judicial Council of California. He has also had the privilege of supporting significant international human rights efforts. At the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, he worked to help pass the Haiti Debt Relief Act, which freed Haiti from over $1 billion in unjustly imposed debt. Tad also spent a year in India working with International Justice Mission to end human trafficking through prosecuting offenders and strengthening the justice system.
Outside the office, Tad enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. They like to explore all the natural beauty of California, from playing at beaches and tide pools, to hiking forest and coastal trails, and visiting the mountains and Lake Tahoe. Tad also appreciates good books and discussions on theology and apologetics.