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Aimee Kirby

Aimee Kirby

The Managing Attorney of the Torts Practice Group at Dolan Law Firm PC and a Senior Trial Attorney, Aimee Kirby supervises significant and precedent-setting lawsuits for individuals who suffered grave injuries and for families whose loved ones died. With more than 15 years of experience in the courtroom to draw upon, Aimee is a skilled, compassionate, and accomplished trial lawyer who practices law in courtrooms across California. She is also admitted to practice law [...]

Allison Williams

Allison Williams

Allison C. Williams, Esq., is Founder and Owner of the Williams Law Group, LLC, with offices in Short Hills and Freehold, New Jersey. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, and is the first attorney in New Jersey to become Board-Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in the field of Family Law.

Amy Griggs

Amy Griggs

Amy is a partner at Regan Zambri Long, representing families in catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, auto/trucking collisions, and consumer safety litigation. Her settlements and verdicts in the last six years exceed $40 million total. Amy is a frequent speaker on topics including juror attitudes post-COVID, overcoming unconscious bias and noise in litigation, jury trial strategy, clear communication with juries, business development and public speaking. Amy co-led a nine month research [...]

Angela Bruno

Angela Bruno

Angela Bruno is the managing partner at BRUNO | NALU, a personal injury law firm. She gained public attention after participating in a wrongful death case against a major restaurant franchise that resulted in a $40 million verdict. Angela actively tries cases with her husband, Keith Bruno, a two time back to back “Trial Lawyer of The Year” winner in Orange County. In the last several years, Angela has focused on case settlement as the art of negotiation is her true passion. She has earned [...]

Ariella Perry

Ariella Perry

After serving as a defense lawyer for over a decade Ariella now leverages her considerable experience to represent plaintiffs, fighting for their rights and interests. A veteran of over 30 civil jury trials, The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) accepted Ariella with the honorary rank of Associate in recognition of her work. As an active member of the ABOTA Foundation, Ariella attends chapter, National, and International Board Meetings, giving her [...]

Ashley Peinhardt

Ashley Peinhardt

Ashley’s practice is concentrated in the areas of medical malpractice and she has a particular interest in birth trauma litigation. Ashley considers it an honor to stand up healthcare providers, big corporations, and insurance companies. She loves being able to be an advocate and a voice for families and children who have been victims of medical negligence.
She has had many multi million-dollar verdicts and settlements. Her first jury trial resulted in a $15 million verdict against a gas [...]

Aslin Tutuyan

Aslin Tutuyan

Aslin Tutuyan is a Partner at Mandell Trial Lawyers, where she has been a passionate advocate for the injured since 2008. With more than 15 years of experience in the personal injury arena, Aslin has both trial and arbitration experience, as well as extensive experience settling cases through mediation. She focuses her practice primarily on auto and bicycle accidents, medical malpractice claims and premises liability cases. [...]

Bibi Fell

Bibi Fell

Bibi Fell is the founder and principal attorney at Fell Law. Bibi primarily practices in the areas of catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death. She is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Membership is extended by invitation only to lawyers who have demonstrated extensive trial experience, civility and professionalism. In 2018, Bibi was one of three finalists for Consumer Attorneys of San Diego’s “Trial Lawyer of the Year” award. [...]

Britany Engelman

Britany Engelman

Britany Engelman is the Founder of Engelman Law, where she practices primarily in the areas of Personal Injury, including high profile wrongful death cases, catastrophic injury, auto accidents, premises liability, brain injury, civil rights; Labor & Employment; and Business Litigation. Prior to being a founding member of Engelman Law, Ms. Engelman worked as a Senior Associate at The Cochran Firm (the Los Angeles-based offices of late esteemed attorney, Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr.) for 5 years. [...]

Candice Klein

Candice Klein

Candice Klein is a founding partner of Chang | Klein LLP. She has over 20 years of experience fighting and championing causes for plaintiffs, specializing in wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse cases. Candice works on every case with an unshakable devotion to help those who have suffered permanent and serious physical or emotional injuries. She understands that these injuries not only affect the victims, but their family members as well. [...]

Chelsee Sachs

Chelsee Sachs

Chelsee Sachs is the Managing Partner at MVP Accident Attorneys. Chelsee obtained her Juris Doctor at Michigan State College of Law in 2013. While in law school, Chelsee served as a student associate for the Michigan State College of Law Public Rights Clinic. There she was recognized for her passionate work representing prisoners in the Michigan Department of Corrections for Civil Rights violations.

Prior to law school, Chelsee attended Indiana University [...]

Christa Ramey

Christa Ramey

Christa Ramey is a partner with Ramey Law P.C. Christa says she became a lawyer because she wanted to effect change. In her early career, when she worked in the district attorney’s office, the cases involving children affected her the most. Once she became a mother, her concern for the well-being of children only strengthened. When Christa moved on to work for a personal injury firm, she realized that achieving justice for those who have been injured due to the negligence of another was her true calling. [...]

Christina Coleman

Christina Coleman

Christina M. Coleman launched her solo practice of the Law Offices of Christina M. Coleman, APC in April 2017. With over 20 years of experience representing consumers, businesses and employees in enforcement and protection of their rights, her practice areas include: employment litigation, including wage and hour and consumer individual and class actions, discrimination, retaliation & wrongful termination, civil assault & battery, rape, sexual harassment, [...]

Danielle Mason

Danielle Mason

Danielle Ward Mason is a personal injury attorney specializing in claims involving dangerous drugs and medical devices. One of the country’s most successful talcum powder litigation attorneys, Danielle has secured nearly $1 billion in verdicts against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about ovarian cancer risks. She joined Sanders Phillips Grossman in 2019 and heads the firm’s talc litigation team. [...]

Danielle Woods

Danielle Woods

Danielle M. Woods focuses her practice on estate planning, probate, and personal litigation, assisting clients with estate administrations, wills and trusts, residential real estate issues, guardianships for minors, conservatorships for adults with disabilities, powers of attorney, and litigation related to that area. She frequently serves as Guardian ad Litem in probate matters. Danielle is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of Tennessee. [...]

Daphne Delvaux

Daphne Delvaux

Daphne Delvaux, Esq. is an award-winning trial attorney and Founder of Delvaux Law, a firm devoted to women's rights at work. She represents employees in discrimination, retaliation and harassment cases, and specializes in gender discrimination cases. In her work as a trial attorney, Daphne has recovered countless 6- and 7-figure settlements and verdicts on behalf of client; obtaining the monetary justice her clients deserved while restoring their sense of dignity and self-worth. [...]

Deborah Chang

Deborah Chang

Deborah Chang, one of the founding members of Athea Trial Lawyers, has won record-breaking verdicts and settlements in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases across the country. As if this wasn’t enough, she’s also a partner at Los Angeles firm Chang | Klein LLP. As a trusted advocate at two powerhouse firms, Deborah has made a name for herself as an attorney capable of fighting complex and high-profile cases. At Athea Trial Lawyers, Deborah has been involved in some of their [...]

Denisse Gastélum

Denisse Gastélum

Denisse O. Gastélum is the founder and principal trial attorney at Gastélum Law, where her practice focuses primarily on civil rights/police misconduct, sexual assault, wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases, representing plaintiffs in state and federal courts throughout the State of California. During the early years of her legal career, Denisse worked as a defense attorney, where she specialized in public entity defense. She primarily handled cases on [...]

Diandra "Fu" Debrosse Zimmermann

Diandra "Fu" Debrosse Zimmermann

Diandra “Fu” Debrosse Zimmermann is managing partner of DiCello Levitt’s Birmingham office, co-managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office, and co-chair of the firm’s Mass Tort division. Fu is also a member of the firm’s Public Client, Environmental, Personal Injury, Civil Rights, and Trial practice groups.
Widely known for her relentless client advocacy, Fu represents individuals and public entities injured by wrongful conduct, whether from defective [...]

Dr. Tiffany Brandreth

Dr. Tiffany Brandreth

Dr. Tiffany Brandreth is affectionately referred to as either Dr. T. or Dr. B by her clients. She is a leadership and organizational psychologist uniquely specializing in the intersection between Bias, Power, and Equity within Behavior, Process, Culture and Hierarchy. Her expertise with C Suite teams was earned through “speaking truth to power” long before its concept was coined, examining their health through foundational principles in systems theory, human behavioral [...]

Elizabeth Hernandez

Elizabeth Hernandez

Elizabeth A. Hernandez is an attorney at Dordick Law Corporation in Beverly Hills. Ms. Hernandez’s areas of practice include catastrophic personal injury, premises liability and wrongful death cases. She was selected for the Daily Journal’s Top Women Lawyers 2021. She was selected by her peers for inclusion in the 22nd (2016) through 28th (2022) Editions of The Best Lawyers in America for her work in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. She has also been selected to the 2022, 2021 and 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list. Her [...]

Erika Contreras

Erika Contreras

Erika Contreras is an attorney at Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP and focuses her practice on catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and motor carrier liability cases. Mrs. Contreras has obtained millions of dollars in awards for her clients, including many seven and eight-figure verdicts and settlements throughout California. Some of Ms. Contreras' results include: Casillas v. Landstar Ranger, Inc:  Ms. Contreras was part of the trial team that obtained a $34m [...]

Erin Joyce

Erin Joyce

As a former 18-year State Bar prosecutor, Attorney Erin Joyce is an expert in legal ethics. Erin has extensive experience in State Bar investigations and disciplinary proceedings as well as 25 years of civil litigation experience.
Erin was admitted in 1990 and spent eight years practicing at an intellectual property firm before prosecuting for the State Bar from 1997 through [...]

Genie Harrison

Genie Harrison

The results Genie Harrison has obtained speak for themselves – both the compensation obtained for her clients and the systemic change she has created to benefit thousands who will never know her name, but whose lives are better as a result of her work.

Genie has been acknowledged with rare distinction: she has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers List in Plaintiff’s Employment litigation for thirteen years in a row [...]

Geraldine Weiss

Geraldine Weiss

Geraldine "Dena" Weiss is currently senior litigator at Case Barnett Law. Before that, Dena spent the last several decades as trial lawyer at the Law Offices of Michael J. Piuze, achieving many multimillion / billion-dollar verdicts and settlements. Dena has been involved in multiple record-breaking verdicts ranging in topics from civil rights violations, rape cases, sexual abuse cases, premises liability cases, wrongful death cases and product liability cases. Most notable is her trial [...]

Griselda Rodriguez

Griselda Rodriguez

Ms. Rodriguez received her B.S. from California State University, Northridge and earned her J.D. from Glendale University College of Law. Ms. Rodriguez is a 2016 graduate of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Plaintiff Trial Academy. She is active with the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charity and is currently a board member.
From 2015-2020, Ms. Rodriguez was lead trial lawyer at Rodriguez & Tran, LLP. In 2018, Ms. Rodriguez secured a $2.2 million [...]

Hon. Shondeana Morris

Hon. Shondeana Morris

Judge Shondeana Morris was recently appointed to the DeKalb County Superior Court – by Governor Brian Kemp on June 17, 2019. Prior to Judge Morris’ appointment, she served as a DeKalb County State Court Judge - Traffic Division. A graduate of Lakeside High School in DeKalb County, Judge Morris earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from The University of Georgia and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Albany State University. She graduated [...]

Ibiere Seck

Ibiere Seck

Ibiere Seck is the Founder of Seck Law, P.C. and its Principal Trial Lawyer where her trial practice focuses on cases involving complex catastrophic injury, wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, civil rights and sexual abuse of minors. Ibiere exclusively represents plaintiffs and prides herself in being a zealous advocate on an endless pursuit for justice on behalf of people who have been wronged, harmed or injured. Ibiere has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars and Super Lawyers list since 2010 and was recently featured as one of the [...]

Jennifer Fiore

Jennifer Fiore

Jennifer Fiore is a trial lawyer and shareholder at Fiore Achermann in San Francisco, California.
BAR ADMISSIONS
California
U.S. District Courts: Northern, Eastern & Central Districts of California
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
PAST ATTORNEY EXPERIENCE
Trial Attorney, Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., San Francisco, 2006 to 2019
Of Counsel, Maritime Emphasis, Banning [...]

Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson

As a former nurse, current lawyer, and longtime advocate for the injured, Jennifer Johnson has dedicated both her personal and professional life to making a difference for people harmed due to the wrongdoing of others.
“People often ask why I became a lawyer after already serving as a successful ICU nurse,” says Ms. Johnson, who has practiced law since 1992. “But as both a nurse and as a lawyer, my motivation has been the same—I want to be a force for good in people’s lives.” In her legal practice, Ms. Johnson [...]

Katherine Becker

Katherine Becker

Katherine Becker is a managing partner of Jones, Lester, Schuck, Becker & Dehesa, LLP, in Santa Paula, California, where her practice focuses on estate planning, trust and estate administration, conservatorships, guardianships, and special needs trusts.  She is recognized by the State of California Board of Legal Specialization as a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law.  She is a member of the panel for court appointed counsel for conservatees in the Ventura County Superior Court. [...]

Kathryn Stebner

Kathryn Stebner

In 1987, Kathryn Stebner, the founder of Stebner Gertler Guadagni & Kawamoto in San Francisco, filed the first elder abuse lawsuit in California history. Since that time, her commitment to the practice of elder law has grown beyond the confines of her law office. She now focuses her skills seeking the proper treatment of individuals in assisted living or board and care facilities. From testifying in support of legislation on behalf of elderly and dependent adults to being a formidable adversary in the courtroom on behalf of the victims of abuse or improper care, her efforts make a difference in the lives of people living in the Bay Area and throughout the state. Kathryn’s accolades are too numerous to list, and she has over 30 years of experience as a lawyer since graduating from University of San Francisco School of Law in 1998.

Kelly Hanker

Kelly Hanker

Kelly Hanker is a trial attorney known for increasing the value of cases across the country, including catastrophic and traumatic injury, employment law, business litigation, and class action cases. Often referred to as the Empathy Lawyer, Kelly’s connection to her clients after sustaining a permanent partial disability in a car crash herself and being called to the Plaintiff’s side by her then trial [...]

Laura Sedrish

Laura Sedrish

Laura Sedrish is a Partner at Jacoby & Meyers and one of the most accomplished plaintiff personal injury attorneys in California. She has successfully negotiated on behalf of both national and international clients regarding a range of litigation needs. With over two decades of experience practicing law, the sought after speaker and mother of two devotes her free time to educating and promoting women in law. Ms. Sedrish’s scrupulous attention to detail, dynamic advocacy to her clients, sharp negotiation skills, trial [...]

Lauren Wood

Lauren Wood

Lauren Wood is a senior litigation attorney at Omega Law in Beverly Hills. Lauren has over ten years of litigation experience, specializing in all types of plaintiffs’ personal injury and wrongful death matters. Prior to joining Omega Law Group, Lauren was a former partner of the Law Offices of Schurmer and Wood in Ventura County. She has tried numerous cases to verdict—all of which were trials where she was either the solo trial attorney or lead chair—and also has [...]

Lourdes DeArmas

Lourdes DeArmas

A Senior Trial Attorney and team leader at the Dolan Law Firm, Lourdes DeArmas represents plaintiffs in catastrophic personal injury, premises liability, sexual abuse, and wrongful death cases. Lourdes is a member of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”), where she serves as an Instructor at the Los Angeles ABOTA Jack Daniels Trial School.
Lourdes’ passion is advocating for her clients in the courtroom. Just in the last couple of years, [...]

Lyssa Roberts

Lyssa Roberts

Lyssa A. Roberts is an attorney with Panish Shea Boyle Ravipudi LLP and specializes in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, professional negligence, products liability and environmental torts. She is deeply committed to the preservation of the jury trial as well as the protection of the rights and interests of individuals who have been harmed by the negligent acts of others. Ms. Roberts has extensive experience litigating single plaintiff lawsuits as well [...]

Maria Monroy

Maria Monroy

Maria Monroy is the Co-founder and President of LawRank, a leading SEO company for law firms. Prior to founding LawRank, Maria developed a depth of knowledge and expertise in management, customer service, processes and procedures, and sales while working for industry leaders [...]

Mary Caruso

Mary Caruso

Mary Caruso is a Senior Trial Attorney with Beverly Hills Injury Firm practicing civil litigation in the areas of personal injury, including catastrophic injuries, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, wrongful death, elder abuse, sexual abuse, and employment law. Mary transitioned from the corporate world, after years in human resource management, into the legal community, having observed years of abuse of wrongfully terminated and injured workers. Ms. Caruso was a “whistleblower” before laws were enacted to protect employees. [...]

Megan Klein

Megan Klein

Megan E. Klein is the senior litigation attorney at Nguyen Lawyers, ALC in Long Beach, California. She specializes in litigating catastrophic personal injury, premises liability, and wrongful death cases. She attended Tulane University School of Law (2010) for her J.D. and University of California, Berkeley (2004) for her B.A. in Political Economics. She has been named Southern California Rising Star every year since 2018. She is a member of the Executive Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ [...]

Michelle Fonseca-Kamana

Michelle Fonseca-Kamana

Michelle Fonseca-Kamana is the Founder and Principal Attorney at West Coast Lemons, a law firm specializing in California lemon law. She is passionate about consumer advocacy, education, and an unparalleled client experience and with over $5.5 million recovered, Michelle has proven she is a force to be reckoned with. By actively sharing her knowledge via informational videos with her followers on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and TikTok she has built a solid [...]

Michelle West

Michelle West

Michelle Marie West joined Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. in 2008 and has devoted her practice to obtaining recovery for individuals who are catastrophically injured due to defective products including vehicles, tires, skylights, machinery, and pharmaceuticals, among others. In addition to her work in product liability, Ms. West also handles cases involving premises liability, government claims, dangerous condition of public and private property, industrial or construction accidents, [...]

Neyleen Ortiz-Beljajev

Neyleen Ortiz-Beljajev

Neyleen S. Ortiz-Beljajev, founder of Beljajev Law Group, PC., has devoted her career to seeking justice and advocating for those who have been harmed by the negligent, reckless, or intentional acts of others. Neyleen is passionate about fighting for those who have suffered sexual abuse and obtaining just results for those who have suffered catastrophic injury.

Creating a personal relationship with her clients, including spending time getting to know her clients’ family passions, is a core [...]

Olivia Vizachero

Olivia Vizachero

Known as “The Less Stressed Lawyer”, Olivia Vizachero is a lawyer and certified life coach who dedicates her life to helping lawyers who are over the overwhelm and want to live their lives with less stress and far more fulfillment.

Puneet Toor

Puneet Toor

Puneet Toor is the founder of Toor Law, APC where she specializes in personal injury, products liability, employment law and consumer fraud litigation. Ms. Toor has experience in both individual and class action suits on behalf of employees who have been wrongfully terminated, harassed or retaliated against in the workplace as well as catastrophically injured plaintiffs and their families. She works tirelessly to advocate for individuals who have been wrongfully injured or [...]

Rabiah Rahman

Rabiah Rahman

Rabiah A. Rahman is an attorney in Ventura County. She owns her own law firm called Rabiah At Law, which is a boutique plaintiff side employment law firm. She has dedicated her legal career to defending workers’ rights throughout the State of California and has been a leader, advocate and a voice for social justice since college. She worked with incarcerated youth as an undergrad at UCLA, throughout law school and as an attorney. She also represented her fellow law students as the Boalt Hall Student Association Vice President and served as the Managing Editor of the Berkeley Journal of African American Law and Policy. During law school, [...]

Rachel Gezerseh

Rachel Gezerseh

Rachel Gezerseh is a trial attorney with Panish Shea Boyle Ravipudi who specializes in litigating catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and products liability cases. Ms. Gezerseh was previously an attorney at international law firm Jones Day, where [...]

Rennee Dehesa

Rennee Dehesa

Attorney Rennee Dehesa is a bilingual estate planning and estate administration attorney with extensive experience in succession planning, probate, trust administration, conservatorships, and guardianships. She also has substantial experience with business transactions, formations, and business succession planning. She is focused primarily on succession and estate planning, trust administration and probate, conservatorships and guardianships, business [...]

Sara Williams

Sara Williams

Sara Williams currently practices at Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, where she handles primarily trucking, wrongful death and catastrophic injury litigation. Sara has collected over $30 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients, including a $12 million dollar verdict against the Birmingham Max Bus system arising out of a collision caused by that transit system’s failure to properly monitor the health of its drivers resulting in [...]

Sarah Klein

Sarah Klein

Sarah Klein is a preeminent civil and trial attorney at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, the nation’s leading firm representing victims of sexual abuse by physicians, universities, school districts, churches and other religious entities, and sports organizations. The firm has successfully recovered more than $3 billion dollars for its clients through jury verdicts and settlements. Recent and notable cases include USA Gymnastics (Nassar), [...]