Marilyn Waller, President
Committees: All Committees
Currently, Marilyn is Of Counsel with the law firm of Weinberg and Wilder in San Francisco, California. She was born in San Francisco and grew up in the Bay Area as the oldest of ten children.
She received her B.A degree from San Francisco State University and then a J.D. from Hastings College of the Law. Immediately after admission to the California Bar, Marilyn and two Hastings’ colleagues formed the Bernal Heights Law Collective where they served the community in which they lived. Eventually, Marilyn opened her own law office where for almost fifteen years she continued the practice of criminal defense with a special focus on defending juveniles accused of crimes.
She and her husband, Doron Weinberg, (also an attorney) moved from San Francisco to the East Bay community of Piedmont in the early 1990’s. Marilyn’s focus shifted from practicing law to raising three young children – including her son, Joshua, who graduated from Eagle Hill in June 2007, and son, Gabe, who graduated in 2010.
Marilyn is a member of the National Lawyers Guild (a progressive legal organization); she has served as Chapter president, Executive Committee and Board member, chair of the Finance Committee and remains the primary fundraiser for the Bay Area Chapter. Also, she is a member of the Board of Directors for the Ann Martin Center – a unique nonprofit agency that combines professional psychotherapy and educational therapy to hundreds of children and adolescents primarily in the Oakland-Piedmont area.
In addition, Marilyn is an active parent in the Piedmont school community where her daughter Lea is a junior at Piedmont High School. She serves on the steering committee of the Piedmont Parent Network (PPN) and is a coleader of a ninth grade PPN group.
Marilyn has been an adjunct professor at New College Law School and JFK Law School as well as at San Francisco State University. She has lectured throughout the Bay Area.
She has been a member of the EHS Parent Advisory Board since 2004. Additionally, Marilyn has served as the unofficial ambassador for EHS in her home state of California, as well as throughout the United States and abroad. She and her husband have hosted an annual August reception for new, returning and alum families since Joshua started at EHS 2003.
Marilyn and Doron continue to reside in Piedmont with their children, Joshua, Gabe and Lea.