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Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP

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Deb L. Kinney

Cherena W. Tong

  • Executive Assistant


Cherena Tong is the Executive Assistant to Sue Stratton at Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP.  Born and raised in Oakland, California, Cherena earned her bachelor’s degrees in Asian American Studies and Chinese Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Cherena’s passion for law first developed when she accepted a position with a Santa Barbara personal injury firm. During her internship, she saw how the law could help people, especially those injured through no fault of their own to regain control of their lives despite the tragedy.  With over 4 years of legal experience, Cherena is the lead onboarding trainer and provides ongoing training for current employees.

Cherena enjoys traveling abroad to visit historic sites and spending time with her dog.  She is also pursuing her ABA-approved Paralegal Certificate at San Francisco State University and anticipates graduating in May 2021.