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Aimee Kirby

Aimee Kirby is the managing attoney of the torts practice group at Dolan Law Firm PC. As a senior trial attorney, Aimee supervises significant and precedent-setting lawsuits for individuals who sufered grave injuries and for families whose loved ones have died. WIth more than 15 years of courtroom experience, Aimee Kirby has successfully tried 20 cases to verdict and has settled hundreds more, and was even nominated as a finalist [...]

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Allison Schulman

Allison advocates for employees in sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage-and-hour cases. She also represents individuals who have been harmed in civil rights, landlord-tenant, and personal injury cases. Allison has taken many cases to trial including disability discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, sexual harassment, wage-and-hour, and personal injury cases.
Allison received her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. During law school, she had clerkships with the ACLU [...]

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Allyson Ostrowski

Allyson Ostrowski spent almost 15 years as a Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney before switching to civil practice and focusing on catastrophic personal injury cases. With a 98% success rate in the nearly 60 cases she tried, Allyson set herself apart in the courtroom by obtaining justice for victims of crime. Allyson was widely regarded as one of the top trial advocates [...]

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Andje Medina

Andje M. Medina is a Partner and Trial Attorney at Altair Law in San Francisco, California. Ms. Medina devotes her practice to personal injury law and serves clients throughout northern California. She has experience with cases involving automobile accidents, brain injury, construction accidents, industrial accidents, professional negligence, public entity liability and wrongful death.

Ms. Medina was a member of the honors program and earned a bachelor’s [...]

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Angela Belty

Angela Belty is a litigation associate at Omega Law Group. She has over a decade of litigation experience dedicated exclusively to plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death matters. Angela is deeply committed to achieving justice for those who have been injured due to the negligence of another. In her practice, she has focused on understanding and getting to know each client to truly understand each client’s loss and gather the framework [...]

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Angela Reddock-Wright

Prior to opening the Reddock Law Group and becoming a full-time neutral in 2011, Angela was an employment and labor law litigator for 15 years. During this time, she represented clients in the full gamut of employment and labor law cases, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, public policy and wage and hour claims. She also developed specialties in handling highly sensitive cases hazing and bullying cases involving [...]

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Anne Thompson

Anne L. Thompson is the Chief Claims Officer for Lawyers’ Mutual Insurance Company. Lawyers’ Mutual Insurance Company has been providing professional liability insurance to California lawyers since 1978. The company primarily insures sole practitioners and lawyers in small firms, as well as bar associations throughout California. In the 1970s, legal malpractice claims of all types were escalating. As a result, legal malpractice insurance premiums were increasing rapidly, making liability insurance too expensive for many [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Chandra Gehri Spencer

Chandra is a partner at Elder & Spencer, LLP. For nearly 10 years prior to forming her own law firm, Chandra was a defense attorney for California cities in code enforcement, tort liability and police misconduct matters. In 2007, Chandra formed her own law practice to provide quality legal representation to improve housing and public safety for tenants. In 2013, she formed Elder & Spencer, LLP, in partnership with Margaret Elder, to further expand this practice throughout California. [...]

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Christa Ramey

Christa Ramey is a partner with Ramey Law PC. She is heavily involved in her professional community, serving as CAALA Secretary and was the CAALA Vegas chair of education from 2016-2017. Her specialties include school bullying cases, personal injury, civil rights and wrongful death. 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 [...]

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Christon Halkiotis

Christon Halkiotis A native of Chapel Hill, NC, & a proud granddaughter of Greek immigrants, Christon Halkiotisis a graduate of Rutgers University & the North Carolina Central University School of Law. She has practiced criminal law exclusively since she was licensed in2004 and has tried high level felonies to juries as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. She is Board Certified as a Specialist in State Criminal Law by the NC StateBar’s [...]

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Dawn Smith

Early Life & Education
Attorney Dawn Smith was born in Tucson, Arizona, and raised by a single mom with the help of loving grandparents. Growing up, Dawn’s family instilled in her a belief that those who work hard and dream big can accomplish anything — no matter what the odds. With this foundation, Dawn turned her sights on a career in law. She hoped to make a difference in the lives of people like her mother and grandparents, who worked hard their entire lives through adversity, always striving to make a difference in the smallest ways. [...]

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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. Her professional accolades [...]

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Denisse Gastelum

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. In 2021, Denisse was recognized by the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) with the prestigious Top Lawyers under 40 Award. Denisse served as the 2018 President [...]

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Elizabeth Hernandez

Elizabeth A. Hernandez is an Associate Attorney at Dordick Law Corporation. Ms. Hernandez primarily handles catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and premises liability cases. Elizabeth is deeply committed to charitable work, giving back to the community and helping others in need. Elizabeth began her charitable work during her college years at UCLA, starting with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, served as a board member of the Evelyn Grace Foundation for more than [...]

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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 [...]

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Fran Campbell

Fran Campbell, based in Los Angeles, CA, US, is currently a Partner at Campbell & Farahani, LLP, bringing experience from previous roles at Law Office of Frances M. Campbell, a Professional Corporation, Eviction Defense Network, Randolph and Associates and The Rossbacher Firm. Fran Campbell holds a 1997 - 2000 J.D. @ University of Southern California Law School. With a robust skill set that includes Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Litigation, Civil Rights [...]

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Geraldine Weiss

Geraldine “Dena” Weiss is a Partner at ACTS Law. Dena’s specialty is litigating serious and catastrophic injury cases. She has spent three decades as a trial lawyer, achieving many seven and eight-figure verdicts as well as settlements. Dena has been involved in multiple record-breaking verdicts ranging in the topics from civil rights violations, sexual abuse cases, premises liability cases, wrongful death cases, and product liability cases.
Dena is recognized by her peers as a top tier litigation attorney. [...]

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Heather McCabe

Heather is the firm’s managing partner and divorce law guru. Heather knows all the ins and outs of divorce in Maryland and DC, and she knows exactly what to do to put her clients in a position to accomplish their goals.

Prior to founding the firm, Heather taught at both Georgetown University and American University. Her advocacy and writing skills are unparalleled and she routinely leaves those of us in the office [...]

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Hon. Delila C. Lyons

After serving 18 years on the bench in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Hon. Dalila Corral Lyons (Ret.) is bringing her exceptional skillset to Signature Resolution. During her last three years on the bench, Judge Lyons was a highly regarded full-time settlement judge conducting mandatory settlement conferences, where she has proven success in resolving complex and challenging disputes.
Known for her persistence, innovative skills, empathy, and preparedness, [...]

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Hon. Mary H. Strobel (Ret.)

With a long and distinguished career, Hon. Mary H. Strobel (Ret.) brings extensive experience in a wide range of civil matters and unparalleled expertise in claims by and against public entities.

Judge Strobel’s expertise is based on her more than twenty years serving as a Superior Court Judge in Los Angeles. For the past eight years, she presided over a Writs and Receivers department, one of three specialized departments in the Superior Court, handling challenges to governmental action (writs of mandate). [...]

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Hon. Monica Bachner

Judge Bachner has garnered an outstanding reputation over the course of her impressive four-decade legal career. As a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge for over 20 years, she sat in criminal and civil departments, during which she presided over a civil unlimited independent calendar and trial court for the last seven years.

Prior to her appointment, she was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, where she served in a variety of managerial positions, including as chief prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney’s Orange County office.[...]

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Hon. Shondeana C. Morris

Judge Shondeana Morris was appointed to the DeKalb County Superior Court on June 17,2019. Prior to Judge Morris’ appointment, she served as a DeKalb County State Court Judge.
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 from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law in 1997 and was admitted to the Georgia Bar that same year.
After graduating from law school, Judge Morris served as an Assistant Solicitor in Atlanta,Georgia. [...]

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Jacey Mara

Jacey Mara, the creative genius and vibe curator behind Outlier Creative. This Southern belle, hailing straight from Sweet Home Alabama, is now Long Beach’s very own Taurus trendsetter, engaged to her dream partner and rocking the plant mom life. Her style’s a blend of thrift-store gold and maximalist magic, born from a childhood where self-expression was her first language. Backed by a Bachelor’s degree in Multimedia and a Master’s in Strategic Communication from [...]

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Jacqueline Bretell

Jacqueline Bretell was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and moved to Nashville, Tennessee with her parents and brother in 1995. Jacqueline attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she was a member (and later Captain) of the UTC Mock Trial Team. Jacqueline graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Political Science at the age of 20.
After completing her undergraduate studies, Jacqueline attended Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia. [...]

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Jennifer Fiore

Trial attorney Jennifer Fiore focuses on catastrophic personal injury, sexual abuse, elder abuse and neglect, product liability, public entity, railroad, maritime and other torts. Jennifer has spent her entire legal career fighting for the rights of injured victims and families who have lost loved ones due to the negligence or neglect of others. She is proud to be a shareholder of FIORE ACHERMANN in San Francisco and Oakland, where they handle cases throughout the state of California. [...]

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Jennifer Gore Cuthbert

I was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, NY, and am the eldest of three daughters. My father was an entrepreneur, and I started working at the age of 14. I continued working all through my college and law school years. I pursued my undergraduate degree in Business Management, specializing in Finance and Marketing, from Marist College. During my college days, I was involved in a serious car accident, [...]

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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. In her legal practice, Jennifer rovides injured individuals with committed and compassionate representation in Southern California, with a focus is on catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and elder abuse, including cases involving spinal [...]

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Jessica Markham

Jessica Markham practices all aspects of family law in Maryland and Washington, D.C. She has trial experience in Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Baltimore County and Washington D.C. courts and is also trained in Collaborative Law. Ms. Markham also handles guardianship matters and is frequently appointed by the Court as an attorney for Allegedly Disabled Adults and as Guardian of the Property. Ms. Markham has also been appointed by the court [...]

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Laura Tamez

Attorney Laura Tamez is a fierce advocate for people who are in need of help. Nobody is more passionate about advocating for her clients in the courtroom. This same belief drives Laura to create opportunities for others throughout the community.
As a partner/shareholder in the Herrera Law Firm, Laura Tamez represents plaintiffs in tort and business litigation. She has persevered for her clients for more than a decade, [...]

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Lauren Wood

With over twelve years immersed in the field of litigation and trial advocacy, Lauren Wood stands as a seasoned professional specializing in plaintiffs' personal injury and wrongful death cases. As the founder of L Wood Law Corp, Lauren has navigated a diverse range of legal matters, showcasing her expertise in trials, arbitrations, and alternative dispute resolution methods.

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Lourdes De Armas

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 ABOTA, where she serves as an Instructor at the Los Angeles ABOTA Jack Daniels Trial School. Lourdes is one of the founding members of the BHBA’s Committee on Empowering Women and serves [...]

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Marion Munley

Marion Munley is a champion of the civil justice system and the rights of victims—particularly those injured in trucking crashes and by products in the marketplace. She is known for her compassionate approach to representing the catastrophically injured and her tireless devotion to her clients and their families. Marion treats each client like a member of her family. Through her advocacy, she has won many multimillion dollar recoveries [...]

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Marisol Salcido

Marisol is Vice President of EZ Tek Support, a cybersecurity and IT company offering comprehensive technology solutions to small and medium-sized businesses across Southern California and beyond. Prior to her role at EZ Tek Support, Marisol developed a wealth of knowledge and expertise in operations, customer service, processes and procedures, and business development within the events industry. In addition, she has over five years of experience in the legal sector.
For Marisol, the focus extends beyond merely providing security for clients. [...]

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Mary Caruso

Ms. Mary Caruso is a distinguished Partner at the Wilshire Law Firm with more than 24 years of experience in the field of Civil Litigation, specializing in personal injury cases.

Mary earned her law degree from the esteemed Abraham Lincoln University Law School in Glendale in the state of California. Prior to her legal career, she spent three decades in management roles in the corporate world in human resources and accounting. [...]

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Megan Klein

Megan E. Klein is an associate attorney at BD&J in Beverly Hills, 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 the University of California, Berkeley (2004) for her B.A. in Political Economics. She is a member of the Executive Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities [...]

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Megan Shore-Toca

Megan Shore is a Plaintiff's personal injury attorney who litigates cases primarily focusing on nursing home abuse and neglect, medical malpractice, and sexual assault. Megan has a 100% success rate at obtaining compensation for her clients. Megan is the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10, Super Lawyers' Illinois Rising Star, The National Trial Lawyers' Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers' Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and The National Trial Lawyers' [...]

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Michelle West

Michelle West is a partner at Robinson Calcagnie in Newport Beach. Michelle 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. Michelle is also deeply involved in her community--she is a board member of LATLC and a founding member of OCTLC. In her free time, Michelle enjoys marathons, ultra-distance [...]

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Nalini Prasad

Nalini Prasad has worked alongside Seth Price — Managing Partner of Price Benowitz, LLP and Founder of BluShark Digital — to create a digital marketing agency focused on helping law firms build their business and stand out online.

As Chief Strategy Officer at BluShark Digital, Nalini designs and implements cutting-edge strategies across the four fundamentals of digital marketing – sophisticated content creation, innovative link-building, savvy technical optimization, and dynamic local SEO.

Passionate about helping attorneys grow their firms, Nalini frequently speaks to legal audiences across [...]

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Nicole Whyte

Nicole Whyte has been identified by the well-recognized Daily Journal as one of California's top 100 women attorneys. She has also been identified as one of America's Top 100 attorneys - a lifetime achievement. She is a founding principal and CEO of Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara LLP, a full service law firm with 170+ attorneys, headquartered in Newport Beach, California, with 9 office locations in 5 different states across the western United States.

Admitted to the South African Supreme Court [...]

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Puneet Toor

Ms. Toor is the founder of Toor Law, APC where she specializes in personal injury, products liability, and 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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Sarah Klein

Sarah Klein is a widely respected attorney who exclusively represents survivors of sexual abuse. A former competitive gymnast, Klein is the first known victim of former Olympic women’s gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. At the 2018 ESPY Awards, Klein accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on behalf of herself and the hundreds of other survivors who spoke out and testified about Nassar’s abuse.
Soon thereafter, Katherine Schwarzenegger [...]

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Shaana Rahman

Shaana A. Rahman is the principal and founder of Rahman Law PC. Ms. Rahman is an accomplished and experienced civil trial attorney. She handles personal injury cases in which someone has been hurt or killed in a collision or other accident. Ms. Rahman also represents plaintiffs in legal malpractice litigation. As a cyclist and an active member of the Bay Area and Central Coast bicycle communities[...]

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Siannah Collado

Siannah Collado Boutté is of counsel to The Simon Law Group.
She was born and raised in San Pedro, California to Panamanian immigrant parents. She is fluent in Spanish. After graduating from the sixth grade she moved to Panama and attended the prestigious St. Mary’s School in the Canal Zone. She graduated as Valedictorian and Class Vice President and moved back to California. She attended El Camino College in Torrance, [...]

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Stacie Hausner

Stacie Feldman Hausner, Esq. has mediated full time with ADR Services, Inc. since 2015. She has successfully mediated more than 1,500 cases in the areas of personal injury, civil rights, employment, business, real estate, insurance coverage, construction defect, malpractice, entertainment, and intellectual property law. She has an exceptionally high settlement rate due to her tenacity, calm and friendly demeanor, creative “out of the box” thinking, and keen insight. Ms. Hausner draws on her broad mediation experience, as well as her extensive study and understanding of the fields of negotiation and mediation. [...]

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Taly Goody

Taly Goody is the founder of Goody Law Group, LLP (GLG) is a boutique law firm based in Los Angeles, California serving clients all over southern California and beyond. She is known for her stellar marketing skills and is lovingly referred to as "The TikTok Queen." Taly Goody, Esq. founded GLG, and brings a refreshing twist to old school law firm techniques and outdated methods. Taly has a network of medical [...]

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Taylor Dordick

Taylor Dordick is a personal injury attorney at DordickLaw Firm in California. With apassion for helping individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of others,she has established herself as a trusted advocate for her clients and a tireless litigatorin the courtroom.
Taylor received her J.D. from Loyola Law School and is committed to helping clientsnavigate the complexities of personal injury law. She further specializes in handling cases [...]

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Twila White

The Law Office of Twila S. White stands ready to protect the rights and livelihood of workers across California. Attorney White is a prolific speaker on employment law and uses her extensive knowledge to passionately represent her clients’ interests. Her care and concern for California’s workers has resulted in being selected for inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list for multiple years.[...]

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