Cost Effective eDiscovery Solutions

 

 

Lewis Brisbois is known for its commitment to principled advocacy, an unflinching work ethic, and unyielding recognition of our duty to provide the highest level of service to clients who choose us because we understand their business interests and culture.

The Lewis Brisbois eDiscovery Practice, through our proprietary approach to litigation management processes via our firm’s CE2eDS (Cost Effective, Cutting Edge eDiscovery Solutions) program, supports and confirms that commitment. Our primary goal is to keep the cost of examining the exponentially increasing volume of electronic data associated with modern litigation affordable. As a result, our clients are able to take advantage of the people, process, and technology that avoids or reduces expenses impacting their bottom line.

How do we do it? We start by determining what is proportional to the issues in the case in terms of data volume and total eDiscovery spend. We do not let data volume alone define eDiscovery spend. Finding the likely responsive data without looking at non-responsive information and looking at only as much likely responsive data as is justified from a cost benefit analysis is the goal. Workflows apply analytics to data while it still exists as extracted text and metadata. This avoids bloating the data with unnecessary processing and keeps the data footprint as small as possible. We only promote for review the data that can be reviewed in the current month and non-responsive data is moved to low cost storage. We stop review when a defensible volume of data has been analyzed. This is a unique and cost-effective approach compared to many of our peers. The industry standard is to process all eDiscovery data as soon as it is received, which often results in large volumes of non-responsive data being processed and hosted at high costs while nothing is being done with it. This can be as unproductive as renting a suite at the Ritz and sleeping at a Motel 6. This is one reason why overall eDiscovery costs can skyrocket far past initial budget estimates.

The CE2eDS approach starts from a wiser position of strength. Our team delivers the right technology for the project because the first thing we do is ask the fundamental questions to help accurately identify and determine low cost options without sacrificing functionality or operational skill. We then leverage any number of the exclusive deals we maintain with more than 30 technology providers throughout the eDiscovery space.  Some are software development companies, some offer outsourced review, others offer full service collection to production, and many fall in between.  We have strong and ongoing relationships with the senior management at all of them. These relationships allow us to get custom solutions not available to others, and to give our clients the best price while developing a unique, collaborative, and cost effective workflow. When needed, we create virtual eDiscovery technology providers using the strengths of two or more companies to provide optimal solutions to clients.

Litigation preparedness and use of proven, cost effective workflows means our clients’ eDiscovery costs will not break the bank. By constantly monitoring costs and evaluating new technologies, Lewis Brisbois is able to identify better ways to address ever evolving data challenges, whether they arise in the governance and compliance, data security and protection, or litigation readiness and eDiscovery areas. We look forward to helping you achieve similar savings.

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  • Ja'Mesha L. Morgan

    Office:Los Angeles, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:213.680.5131
    Email: JaMesha.Morgan@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Ja'Mesha L.

    Ja'Mesha Morgan is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. 

  • Catherine Mumford

    Office:Sacramento, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:916.646.8244
    Email: Catherine.Mumford@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Catherine

    Catherine Mumford is an associate in the Sacramento office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Workers' Compensation Practice.

  • Nathaniel Lancaster

    Office:Atlanta, GA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:404.476.2017
    Email: Nathaniel.Lancaster@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Nathaniel

    Nathaniel Lancaster is an associate in the Atlanta office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. 

  • Raphael Rosenzweig

    Office:Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Position:Associate
    Tel:954.678.4075
    Email: Raphael.Rosenzweig@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Raphael

    Raphael Rosenzweig is an associate in the Fort Lauderdale office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Corporate Law Practice. 

  • Alisa Gdalina

    Office:New York, NY
    Position:Associate
    Tel:646.783.0948
    Email: Alisa.Gdalina@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Alisa

    Alisa Y. Gdalina is an associate in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. 

  • Robert Forni

    Office:San Francisco, CA
    Position:Partner
    Tel:415.262.8505
    Email: Robert.Forni@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Robert

    Robert M. Forni is a partner in the San Francisco office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Insurance Coverage Practice. 

  • Brent Bouma

    Office:Newark, NJ
    Position:Associate
    Tel:973.792.8720
    Email: Brent.Bouma@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Brent

    Brent A. Bouma is an associate in the Newark office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. 

  • Corey Zymet

    Office:Newark, NJ
    Position:Associate
    Tel:973.792.8750
    Email: Corey.Zymet@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Corey

    Corey Zymet is an associate in the Newark office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. 

  • Elizabeth Perkins

    Office:Albuquerque, NM
    Position:Associate
    Tel:505.300.5131
    Email: Elizabeth.Perkins@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Perkins is an associate in the Albuquerque office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice.

  • Felix Digilov

    Office:Houston, TX
    Position:Associate
    Tel:346.241.4962
    Email: Felix.Digilov@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Felix

    Felix Digilov is an associate in the Houston office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. 

  • Alex Herman

    Office:Minneapolis, MN
    Position:Associate
    Tel:612.428.5023
    Email: Alex.Herman@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Alex

    Alex Herman is an associate in the Minneapolis office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Products Liability Practice. 

  • Adam Tamburelli

    Office:Los Angeles, CA
    Position:Partner
    Tel:213.281.5200
    Email: Adam.Tamburelli@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Adam

    Adam Tamburelli is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. 

  • Armine Antonyan

    Office:Los Angeles, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:213.358.6105
    Email: Armine.Antonyan@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Armine

    Armine Antonyan is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. 

  • Monica Kalunian

    Office:Los Angeles, CA
    Position:Partner
    Tel:213.358.6107
    Email: Monica.Kalunian@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Monica

    Monica Kalunian is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Insurance Coverage Practice. She represents insurance companies in contribution, reimbursement, and declaratory relief actions, including cases arising out of complex insurance coverage issues in the areas of commercial general liability, errors and omissions liability, and excess and umbrella coverage. She also has experience in providing coverage advice and monitoring of underlying actions for complex claims, including construction defect claims involving numerous parties, carriers, and policies. 

    Monica’s extensive experience in Insurance provides her a unique ability to evaluate complex coverage issues and handle a wide variety of insurance-related disputes across the nation under first-party and third-party policies, including professional liability, construction defect, personal and advertising injury, property damage, bodily injury, environmental, and toxic torts, and cyber liability. She works closely with clients regarding their coverage obligations and rights against others to create innovative strategies to best serve her clients' goals and interests.

    Monica is called upon by clients and professional organizations to give presentations on various subject matters relating to claims handling and insurance coverage issues, including those specifically relating to the Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations and cyber liability. She has also been recognized as a Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine. Monica also assisted with researching and drafting Chapter 38, "Understanding Errors and Omissions Insurance," New Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide, Volume 3 (2007).

    Originally from Sunnyvale, California, Monica resides in Los Angeles. When not helping clients with their legal needs she spends her time cooking and baking.

  • Bo Kyung Kim

    Office:San Francisco, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:415.262.8584
    Email: BoKyung.Kim@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Bo Kyung

    Bo Kyung Kim is an associate in the San Francisco office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. 

  • Michael Thompson

    Office:Newark, NJ
    Position:Partner
    Tel:973.792.8729
    Email: Michael.D.Thompson@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Michael

    Michael D. Thompson is a partner in the Newark office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice.

  • Lorelei Lynch

    Office:Tampa, FL
    Position:Partner
    Tel:813.739.1931
    Email: Lorelei.Lynch@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Lorelei

    Lorelei Lynch is a partner in the Tampa office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. 

    Ms. Lynch has a wealth of knowledge defending personal injury cases. She is a Florida licensed registered nurse, health care risk manager and attorney. Ms. Lynch practices general liability with a focus on premises liability, negligent supervision, and wrongful death claims. She has significant experience handling all aspects of litigation from case inception through trial verdict as well as the pre-suit litigation phase.

    Ms. Lynch joined Lewis Brisbois with experience representing numerous clients in nursing home and medical malpractice cases throughout her entire legal career. During her career as an attorney, Ms. Lynch continued to serve as a registered nurse in the Medical ICU caring for critically ill patients in a long-term acute care hospital. Her combined experience as a registered nurse and an attorney provides keen advocacy for all her clients involved in personal injury claims.

    Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Lynch served as a fulltime registered nurse in the Neuro-surgical ICU at Harper Hospital, Detroit, Michigan and the Cardiac ICU at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak Michigan.

  • Caroline Sanches

    Office:New Orleans, LA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:504.684.4996
    Email: Caroline.Sanches@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Caroline

    Caroline Sanches is an associate in the New Orleans office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practice. 

    Caroline practices in the areas of insurance law, complex commercial litigation, maritime law, civil law, and international law. She represents a variety of clients, from large corporations and national insurance companies to private individuals.

    Drawing on her experience researching and drafting motions, as well as working on contracts and agreements, Caroline advises and represents clients in insurance coverage disputes, contractual disputes, unjust enrichment cases, non-compete cases, vessel allisions, international public policy disputes, and numerous other matters.

    While in law school, Caroline studied in Rhodes, Greece, as part of Tulane University Law School's Maritime Law Program. Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, she worked at several prominent law firms in the New Orleans area.

  • Lourdes Vetrano

    Office:New York, NY
    Position:Associate
    Tel:646.989.9411
    Email: Lourdes.Vetrano@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Lourdes

    Lourdes Vetrano is an associate in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Products Liability Practice. 

  • Gina Fleury

    Office:Boston, MA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:857.313.3943
    Email: Gina.Fleury@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Gina

    Gina Fleury is an associate in the Boston office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Professional Liability Practice.

    Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Gina represented insurers, self-insurers, employers, and third-party administrators in Workers' Compensation matters. She also worked as a student attorney defending clients in criminal matters.

  • Cameron Woods

    Office:Minneapolis, MN
    Position:Associate
    Tel:612.428.5021
    Email: Cameron.Woods@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Cameron

    Cameron Woods is an associate in the Minneapolis office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Products Liability Practice. 

  • Kristen Spada

    Office:Orange County, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:714.668.5578
    Email: Kristen.Spada@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Kristen

    Kristen E. Spada is an associate in the Orange County office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. 

  • Alexandra Anast

    Office:Orange County, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:714.966.3147
    Email: Alexandra.Anast@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Alexandra

    Alexandra Anast is an associate in the Orange County office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Professional Liability Practice. 

  • Sheryl Lynn Tan

    Office:Sacramento, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:916.646.8270
    Email: Sheryl.Tan@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Sheryl Lynn

    Sheryl Lynn Tan is an associate in the Sacramento office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Corporate Practice. 

    Originally from Singapore, Sheryl earned her J.D. from UC Davis School of Law and was admitted to the California Bar in 2019. While in law school, Sheryl primarily focused on areas in corporate and tax law, completing both the Business Law and Tax certificate programs. Sheryl also graduated from St. Mary's College of California, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in Politics

    Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Sheryl worked for a small firm in Sacramento focusing primarily on corporate and intellectual property law. Sheryl assisted with diverse corporate matters for clients, including the incorporation of business entities in California, private securities transactions and trademark rights.

    During her free time, Sheryl enjoys baking and cooking local Singaporean dishes, watching foreign-language musicals and keeping up with the e-sports scene. Sheryl is proficient in Chinese (Mandarin) and also speaks conversational Japanese.

  • Nicholas Ramos

    Office:Los Angeles, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:213.358.6020
    Email: Nicholas.Ramos@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Nicholas

    Nicholas Ramos is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Medical Malpractice Department. 

  • Loren Foy

    Office:Kansas City, MO
    Position:Partner
    Tel:816.299.4243
    Email: Loren.Foy@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Loren

    Loren S. Foy is a partner in the Kansas City office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment. 

  • Martin McElligott

    Office:Chicago, IL
    Position:Associate
    Tel:312.463.3332
    Email: Martin.McElligott@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Martin

    Martin McElligott is an associate in the Chicago office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. 

  • Anna Luczkow

    Office:Cleveland, OH
    Position:Associate
    Tel:330.272.0067
    Email: Anna.Luczkow@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Anna

    Anna M. Luczkow is an associate in the Cleveland office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Corporate Practice.

  • Stephanie L. Brockman

    Office:Cincinnati, OH
    Position:Associate
    Tel:513.808.9919
    Email: Stephanie.L.Brockman@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Stephanie L.

    Stephanie Brockman is an associate in the Cincinnati office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. She is admitted to practice in Ohio. 

    Stephanie earned her law degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. During law school, Stephanie clerked for a Campbell County District Court Judge in Kentucky and Cincinnati law firm. She was a guest blogger for Northern Kentucky Law Review. In 2018, she was a part of Chase's four-member state champion trial team.

    Stephanie lives in Northern Kentucky. She is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, and Clermont County (OH) Bar Association. She is also a Junior Board Member for the Brighton Center in Northern Kentucky.

  • Jeffrey R. Vaisa

    Office:Cleveland, OH
    Position:Associate
    Tel:216.298.1269
    Email: Jeff.Vaisa@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Jeffrey R.

    Jeff Vaisa is an associate in the Cleveland office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. Jeff has trial experience at the state and municipal court levels and has represented clients in all stages of the civil litigation process.

  • Gabriel Mendoza

    Office:Los Angeles, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:213.680.5048
    Email: Gabriel.Mendoza@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Gabriel

    Gabriel Mendoza is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. Gabriel defends employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour disputes, including defending class actions. He is licensed to represent clients in California and federal courts.

    Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Gabriel worked at a firm that specialized in employer defense, where he primarily represented large public entities in employment litigation and administrative matters. At that firm, he regularly interfaced with opposing counsel, co-counsel, and savvy clientele. Gabriel also gained trial experience and drafted several successful dispositive motions. He has also acquired a wealth of experience in continuous law and motion practice, as well as discovery and discovery motion practice.

  • Iain Armstrong

    Office:Portland, OR
    Position:Associate
    Tel:971.712.2820
    Email: Iain.Armstrong@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Iain

    Iain Armstrong is an associate in the Portland office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Asbestos Litigation and Products Liability Practices. He began his legal career working as a courtroom clerk in Multnomah County. After entering private practice, Iain helped clients with a wide range of general litigation issues and disputes. He has a client outcome focus in his practice that has allowed him to think creatively about ways to protect client interests and to find solutions both in and outside of the courthouse. Iain is a Portland Oregon native who enjoys hiking and climbing.

  • Travis DeCosta

    Office:Providence, RI
    Position:Associate
    Tel:401.406.3309
    Email: Travis.DeCosta@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Travis

    Travis DeCosta is an associate in the Providence office of Lewis Brisbois. He concentrates his practice on civil litigation involving:

    • Personal injury and property damage claims, including premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, construction litigation, wrongful death and catastrophic injury;
    • Worker’s compensation;
    • Housing and Land Court matters;
    • Protection of Post-foreclosure assets;
    • Business disputes; and
    • Landlord-Tenant matters, including, but not limited to, representing property management entities, housing authorities, and private landlords.

    Travis’ experience also includes handling matters that are pre-suit which requires comprehensive investigation, risk analysis, counseling and strategizing. Furthermore, Travis has assisted many clients in evaluating and analyzing liability and coverage issues.

    Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Travis also gained extensive experience in real estate law and title conveyance. Travis represents numerous real estate investment enterprises, individuals, landlords and property management companies throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts as outside general counsel and also in their eviction matters. Travis’ experience with real estate matters has proven valuable in many matters that move forward litigiously.

    Travis graduated from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2015. There he gained valuable insight and experience in helpful niches. For example, Travis was a Student Fellow in the law school’s Business Start-up Clinic. This position included assuming primary responsibility for client matters including federal trademark registration, drafting operating agreements and related governing documents for business start-ups and existing non-profit corporations.

  • Clarissa Palmer

    Office:New York, NY
    Position:Associate
    Tel:212.863.9521
    Email: Clarissa.Palmer@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Clarissa

    Clarissa Palmer is an associate in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. She is a member of the General Liability Practice. 

    Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Ms. Palmer completed a clerkship for the Hon. Ulysses B. Leverett in New York Supreme Court, Queens County.

  • Josephine Reina

    Office:New York, NY
    Position:Associate
    Tel:646.783.0935
    Email: Josephine.Reina@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Josephine

    Josephine Reina is an associate in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Products Liability Practice. 

  • Andrew Pullekins

    Office:Cleveland, OH
    Position:Partner
    Tel:330.272.0058
    Email: Andrew.Pullekins@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Andrew

    Andrew J. Pullekins is a partner in the Cleveland office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practice. 

  • Soheila Mazdeh

    Office:Los Angeles, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:213.680.5022
    Email: Soheila.Mazdeh@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Soheila

    Soheila Mazdeh is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. 

  • Tim Saia

    Office:Newark, NJ
    Position:Partner
    Tel:973.792.8747
    Email: Tim.Saia@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Tim

    Tim Saia is a partner in the Newark office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Professional Liability Practice. Tim has handled numerous high exposure general liability cases. Tim has litigated virtually every type of complex civil matter – including cases involving professional liability, construction defect, municipal and public liability, civil rights, insurance coverage and environmental contamination. He has significant experience in handling all phases of litigation, including trials and appeals. Tim also regularly represents his corporate clients in transactions as well as litigated disputes.

    Tim has also served as an adjunct professor for the National Institute for Paralegal Studies, where he taught civil procedure, tort, criminal and contract law. Prior to starting his law career Tim worked for an environmental consulting firm in Washington, D.C.

  • Aileen Carpenter

    Office:Atlanta, GA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:404.991.2150
    Email: Aileen.Carpenter@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Aileen

    Aileen M. Carpenter is an associate in the Atlanta office of Lewis Brisbois and is a member of the General Liability Practice.

  • Heather Armantrout

    Office:Las Vegas, NV
    Position:Associate
    Tel:702.693.1719
    Email: Heather.Armantrout@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Heather

    Heather Armantrout is an associate in the Las Vegas office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Medical Malpractice Department.

  • Franchezka Reichard-Labault

    Office:New York, NY
    Position:Associate
    Tel:646.783.0946
    Email: Franchezka.Reichard@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Franchezka

    Franchezka Reichard is an associate in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation and Products Liability Practices. She is admitted to practice in the states of New York and New Jersey.

    Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Ms. Reichard practiced at a New York law firm focusing on matters involving to asbestos exposure. She also has experience handling matters of general liability, insurance defense, and workers' compensation in both New York and New Jersey.

  • Patrick Kouyialis

    Office:New York, NY
    Position:Associate
    Tel:212.232.1417
    Email: Patrick.Kouyialis@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Patrick

    Patrick C. Kouyialis is an associate in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability and Construction Practices. His practice focuses on defending against construction, general liability, and New York State Labor Law matters. Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Mr. Kouyialis litigated construction defect and general liability matters for major insurance carriers in New Jersey. Upon graduating from law school, he completed a clerkship in the Chambers of the Honorable Stephen L. Petrillo, J.S.C. (Civil Part).

  • Grace Shemwell

    Office:Madison County, IL
    Position:Associate
    Tel:618.307.7488
    Email: Grace.Shemwell@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Grace

    Grace Shemwell is an associate in the Madison County office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. She has previous civil litigation defense experience in areas of employment law, workers' compensation, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, long-term care disputes, professional malpractice, legal malpractice, premises liability, municipal liability, 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims, and insurance coverage issues.

  • Alexa Ely

    Office:Minneapolis, MN
    Position:Associate
    Tel:612.428.5020
    Email: Alexa.Ely@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Alexa

    Alexa Ely is an associate in the Minneapolis office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Products Liability Practice. Alexa uses a solution-oriented approach to aid clients in navigating complex products liability, business litigation, and employment issues.

    Alexa brings to the firm both firsthand experience in litigation and in-house settings to advise business clients on complex business litigation matters. Alexa gained knowledge through her previous work and summer clerkship experiences at various Minnesota corporations and law firms. In law school, she participated in the Innocence Clinic helping the Innocence Project of Minnesota investigate claims of wrongful convictions and supported attorneys handling active litigation. Alexa's undergraduate exposure to human resource management and international business provides a key foundation to help advise business clients. 

    In her spare time, Alexa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, taking in Minnesota's lakes, and traveling to National Parks.

  • Cherryl Maranan

    Office:Walnut Creek, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:925.478.3257
    Email: Cherryl.Maranan@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Cherryl

    Cherryl Maranan is an associate in the Walnut Creek office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. 

    Cherryl represents and counsels clients on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, leaves of absence, failure to provide reasonable accommodations, class action wage and hour lawsuits, and other complex employment litigation matters.

  • Melanie L. Thomas

    Office:Las Vegas, NV
    Position:Associate
    Tel:702.693.4352
    Email: Melanie.Thomas@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Melanie L.

    Melanie L. Thomas is an associate in the Las Vegas office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Medical Malpractice Department. 

  • Mark Taylor

    Office:Madison County, IL
    Position:Associate
    Tel:618.307.7489
    Email: Mark.Taylor@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Mark

    Mark C. Taylor is an associate in the Madison County office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Class Action & Mass Tort Practice. 

  • David Kern

    Office:Cleveland, OH
    Position:Partner
    Tel:330.272.0043
    Email: David.Kern@lewisbrisbois.com

    About David

    David Kern is the managing partner of the Akron, Ohio office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Corporate Practice. Mr. Kern works with clients to develop and execute business savvy legal and tax strategies for businesses from early stage through maturity and sale or merger, with a view towards maximizing benefit to their owners and investors.

    As an experienced corporate and tax “deals” lawyer and strategist, often Mr. Kern acts as primary outside counsel to middle market companies owned by private individuals, investment and private equity firms, and public companies. He manages litigation matters strategically with the client’s ultimate business goals in mind, and to achieve the best financial impacts and business solutions. His practice is focused on helping companies and their owners build value and manage risk. 

    Mr. Kern’s specific industry experience includes aviation, aerospace, HVAC, e-business, manufacturing, and healthcare. He has negotiated and closed several hundred transactions including partnerships, business sales and acquisitions, and corporate finance in technology, distribution, aviation, aerospace, manufacturing, and healthcare. 

  • Gregory Amend

    Office:Cleveland, OH
    Position:Partner
    Tel:330.272.0051
    Email: Greg.Amend@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Gregory

    Greg P. Amend is a partner in the Cleveland office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practice. He is a commercial litigator and trusted business adviser to his clients. Mr. Amend helps a wide array of business owners, from locally owned entities to Fortune 500 companies, avoid and resolve disputes. He has handled numerous arbitrations, depositions, bench trials, jury trials, and appellate work in state and federal courts, as well as a variety of alternative dispute resolution forums.

    Mr. Amend takes a holistic approach to helping businesses avoid legal issues. He develops an understanding of the business, identifies and manages risk, and guides clients through every stage of the business cycle. Mr. Amend’s goal is to assist clients in avoiding the time, hassle, and expense of litigation. However, if litigation proves necessary, he has the experience and proven ability to represent and protect clients’ interests. Mr. Amend strives to develop a long-term relationship with, and provide increasing value to, his clients and their businesses.

  • John Hill

    Office:Cleveland, OH
    Position:Partner
    Tel:330.272.0044
    Email: John.Hill@lewisbrisbois.com

    About John

    John Hill is a partner in the Cleveland office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practice.

    Mr. Hill is known for his uncommon level of jury trial experience for a commercial litigator. He has tried dozens of complex cases to jury verdicts, involving claims of fraud, fiduciary duty, business interference and breach of contract, amongst other issues. He has served as a “last minute” trial consultant to lawyers and their clients. He frequently teaches law students and practicing lawyers about jury selection and other trial techniques. 

    Mr. Hill frequently represents hospitals, physicians, lawyers and other professionals in litigation in state and federal courts. He also serves as a board room advisor to companies of all sizes, helping them to resolve corporate governance issues and to manage business problems that could result in litigation.

    Mr. Hill is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and has been recognized and honored for many years by Best Lawyers in America, Ohio Super Lawyers and other peer ratings.

  • Marina Samson

    Office:Los Angeles, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:213.599.7851
    Email: Marina.Samson@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Marina

    Marina Samson is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice.

    Marina has experience defending clients in various legal actions including but not limited to business litigation, labor and employment, environmental, and corporate matters in state and federal courts. Marina counsels clients on a wide range of employment-related issues, including employee discipline and termination, lay-off procedures, reasonable accommodations under the ADA and FEHA, leaves of absence under Family Medical Leave Act and state laws, wage and hour laws, and harassment and discrimination issues. Marina drafts corporate agreements, company policies and employee handbooks and conducts training seminars, including sexual harassment prevention training. She also conducts investigations into allegations of alleged workplace misconduct.  Marina has represented clients in various legal actions including but not limited to business litigations, federal criminal investigations and trials, civil rights violations, FEHA and Title VII labor and employment disputes in state and federal courts on plaintiff and defendant sides. She has independently handled defense of single-plaintiff cases from inception to successful resolution through all stages of litigation.

    Marina graduated from Loyola Marymount University on the Dean’s List and with the Alpha Kappa Delta Honor by International Honor Society of Sociologists. She went on to receive her J.D. at Southwestern Law School in the top 20 percent of her class and received multiple scholarships including the Dean’s Merit Scholarship and the CALI for Excellence and Witkin Awards for the highest grade in Constitutional Law. Marina has served as a judicial extern to the Honorable André Birotte for the U.S. District Court, Central District of California and as a full-time law clerk to the United States Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division. 
                 
    Marina is fluent in Armenian and Russian languages.

  • John O'Brien

    Office:Pittsburgh, PA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:412.250.7305
    Email: John.C.O'Brien@lewisbrisbois.com

    About John

    John C. O’Brien is an associate in the Pittsburgh office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. 

    Mr. O’Brien completed a judicial clerkship with the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas following his graduation from law school. He also has experience defending clients in product liability, construction defect, and personal injury cases.

  • Kelly Smith

    Office:Las Vegas, NV
    Position:Partner
    Tel:702.693.4362
    Email: Kelly.Smith@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Kelly

    Kelly Smith is a partner in the Las Vegas office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. 

  • Charles Struble

    Office:Phoenix, AZ
    Position:Associate
    Tel:602.792.1495
    Email: Charles.Struble@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Charles

    Charles Struble is an associate in the Phoenix office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Medical Malpractice Department. 

  • Raina Singer

    Office:Los Angeles, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:213.281.5234
    Email: Raina.Singer@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Raina

    Raina Singer is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. 

  • Gregory Geer

    Office:Los Angeles, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:213.580.7947
    Email: Gregory.Geer@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Gregory

    Gregory B. Geer is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice.

    Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Gregory worked with a defense firm in Pasadena, California representing a wide range of clients, medical providers, and medical organizations in general liability, medical malpractice, and adminsitrative matters, including several cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While attending law school, Gregory attained significant practical experience working as a law clerk for a national insurance carrier and by serving as an extern to the Honorable Richard L. Fruin, Jr. of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

  • Thomas Rantas

    Office:Newark, NJ
    Position:Partner
    Tel:973.792.8745
    Email: Thomas.Rantas@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Thomas

    Thomas Rantas is a partner in the Newark office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Professional Liability Practice. 

    He is an experienced and effective advocate who represents clients in a wide variety of complex civil, commercial, insurance and professional liability matters. He focuses his professional malpractice defense practice on the representation of attorneys and insurance brokers and agents. He also regularly represents insurers in complex coverage and bad faith disputes.

    In addition to his litigation practice, Tom has significant experience in providing counseling to insurers and corporations on various legal, business and regulatory issues. He specializes in providing opinions to insurers on coverage issues involving all types of insurance policies.

    In 2016, the New Jersey Supreme Court appointed Tom to the District XA Ethics Committee. He currently serves as a member of the committee.

  • Michael Guasco

    Office:San Francisco, CA
    Position:Partner
    Tel:415.262.8514
    Email: Michael.Guasco@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Michael

    Michael Guasco is a partner in the San Francisco office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. 

  • Bradley Burcroff

    Office:Chicago, IL
    Position:Associate
    Tel:312.463.3498
    Email: Bradley.Burcroff@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Bradley

    Bradley Burcroff is an associate in the Chicago office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Insurance Coverage Practice. 

  • Alexander Knaub

    Office:Temecula, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:951.252.6161
    Email: Alexander.Knaub@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Alexander

    Alexander N. Knaub is an associate in the Temecula office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Real Estate, Land Use & Environment Practice. 

  • Sophia Bernard

    Office:Tampa, FL
    Position:Associate
    Tel:813.739.1929
    Email: Sophia.Bernard@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Sophia

    Sophia Bernard is an Associate in the Tampa Office of Lewis Brisbois and is a member of the General Liability, Transportation, and Healthcare Practices.

    Ms. Bernard began her career in general liability where she gained knowledge in handling bodily injury, premise liability, and construction litigation. Ms. Bernard has mediation and trial experience involving large complex construction cases, bodily injury, premise liability, and bench trials.

    Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Bernard served as Litigation Counsel for a billion-dollar national transportation logistics provider where she also served as the interim General Counsel. In her role as Litigation Counsel, Ms. Bernard gained extensive knowledge in managing large fatality/bodily injury cases involving motor carriers, brokers, and shippers from inception through trial. She also has experience with transportation related contractual disputes, cargo issues, unpaid invoices/collections, and various transportation related matters. Having served in this capacity, Ms. Bernard will bring invaluable industry insight and practical knowledge to her clients by serving as a business partner which will promote case management efficiency and risk mitigation.

  • Jeffrey B. Buchanan

    Office:Philadelphia, PA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:215.977.4083
    Email: Jeffrey.Buchanan@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Jeffrey B.

    Jeff Buchanan is an associate in the Philadelphia office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability and Products Liability Practices.

    Jeff represents corporations, insurance companies, and individuals in a variety of matters including toxic/mass tort, products liability, fraud, premises, motor vehicle, and contract related litigation.

    During his senior year of college, Jeff worked at the Criminal Justice Center of Philadelphia as a judicial intern to the Honorable Charles A. Erlich, observing all court proceedings and assisting staff with various tasks. During his first two years of law school, Jeff worked as a law clerk at a regional insurance defense litigation firm, attending depositions and court proceedings and working directly with associates and partners on all aspects of litigation. During his third year of law school, Jeff was a Clinical Intern at the Defender Association of Philadelphia, where he represented indigent Defendants at Preliminary Hearings and Municipal Court trials.

    Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Jeff worked at the regional insurance defense litigation firm he clerked at during law school, handling premises liability and property damage matters as well as toxic/mass tort litigation. While there, he was also a team member of National Coordinating Counsel for a company, working with local counsel teams across the country to ensure the company was adequately represented.

    Jeff earned his J.D. from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, and his B.S. in Psychology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

  • Michael Adams

    Office:Weirton, WV
    Position:Partner
    Tel:304.491.4728
    Email: Michael.Adams@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Michael

    Michael A. Adams is a partner in the Weirton office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. 

  • Charles Cicero III

    Office:New Orleans, LA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:504.372.6656
    Email: Charles.Cicero@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Charles

    Charles Cicero III is an associate in the New Orleans office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. Upon graduating, Charles operated a solo practice in Cleveland, Ohio before fulfilling a long time dream to move to and practice in Louisiana. Charles has over twenty years of experience in the construction industry, and he leverages this experience to deliver clients the highest quality representation.

    He is admitted to practice in all Louisiana and Ohio State Courts, as well as U.S.D.C. for the Eastern District of Louisiana and United States Tax Court. Currently, he is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and an officer in his local Knights of Columbus Council.

  • Hye Jin Lee

    Office:Los Angeles, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:213.580.3838
    Email: Jin.Lee@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Hye Jin

    Hye Jin Lee is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois, and a member of the Products Liability Practice.

    Prior to law school, Ms. Lee has worked in a PR firm representing clients such as a global social networking company, a major American airline, and one of the largest chemical companies based in Germany.

  • Allen Sattler

    Office:Orange County, CA
    Position:Partner
    Tel:714.668.5572
    Email: Allen.Sattler@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Allen

    Allen E. Sattler is a partner in the Orange County office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice.

    Mr. Sattler’s practice centers on technology issues involving data breaches and privacy violations.  He regularly advises and defends companies concerning their obligations pursuant to breach notification laws, privacy laws, and regulatory investigations.  He has handled numerous cases resulting from data security and privacy liability events, including individual and class action suits for network intrusions, employee data theft, cyber extortion including ransomware, and multimedia liability.  He also counsels clients on compliance matters, including with respect to the California Consumer Privacy Act.  

    Mr. Sattler’s practice also includes Labor & Employment matters, where he defends employers against claims involving discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour violations.  He also defends professionals against suits alleging negligence and malpractice.   

    Mr. Sattler is licensed to practice in both New York and California, as he first practiced law at a firm in Manhattan that has a strong international- and insurance-based practice.  He made partner at that firm and helped to establish the firm’s cybersecurity and privacy liability practice team.  In 2018, Mr. Sattler moved to California to practice law with a separate firm, where he likewise helped to lead that firm’s cybersecurity practice as vice chairman of the team. 

    Mr. Sattler maintains strong relationships with individuals throughout the insurance industry, including internationally, having been seconded with a leading Lloyd’s syndicate in 2013.  He also has an impressive legal education which includes two judicial internships, one with a Missouri Court of Appeals judge and the other with a United States District Judge for the Central District of Illinois.  He also served as an editor to the Saint Louis University School of Law Public Law Review, where he helped edit and publish articles by prominent authors including a United States Supreme Court Justice.

  • Amie Marcou

    Office:Providence, RI
    Position:Associate
    Tel:401.406.3322
    Email: Amie.Marcou@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Amie

    Amie Marcou is an associate in the Providence office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Workers' Compensation and General Liability Practices.

  • Nicholas DeMatte-Winston

    Office:New York, NY
    Position:Associate
    Tel:646.783.1743
    Email: Nicholas.DeMatte-Winston@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Nicholas

    Nicholas DeMatte-Winston is an associate in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. He focuses on New York Labor Law claims, premises liability claims, and automobile accidents.

  • Lauren Varrone

    Office:New York, NY
    Position:Associate
    Tel:646.783.0897
    Email: Lauren.Varrone@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Lauren

    Lauren Varrone is an associate in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. 

  • Ajani Davis

    Office:New York, NY
    Position:Associate
    Tel:646.783.1742
    Email: Ajani.Davis@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Ajani

    Ajani Davis is an associate in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice.

  • Dat-Vinh Nguyen

    Office:Los Angeles, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:213.358.6006
    Email: Dat-Vinh.Nguyen@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Dat-Vinh

    Dat-Vinh Nguyen is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. 

  • Sasha Shuhaimi

    Office:Los Angeles, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:213.680.5071
    Email: Sasha.Shuhaimi@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Sasha

    Sasha Shuhaimi is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Sasha gained experience working as an associate at a defense litigation firm in Los Angeles, where her practice focused on commercial trucking litigation, premises liability and products liability.

    Sasha earned her Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School, where she was an associate editor on the Southwestern Law Journal and a receipient of the Wildman/Schumacher scholarship. During law school, Sasha has worked at an employment litigation law firm, where she drafted law and motion including complaints and oppositions to demurrers for various employment disputes including discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

    Prior to law school, Sasha received her Bachelor of Arts from University of Southern California, where she studied International Relations and was a recipient of a full-tuition merit scholarship.

  • Sean Cooper

    Office:Los Angeles, CA
    Position:Partner
    Tel:213.599.7816
    Email: Sean.Cooper@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Sean

    Sean L. Cooper is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Healthcare and Long-Term Care & Elder Law Practice. He has over 18 years of experience defending clients in litigation matters, with special emphasis on defending doctors and medical groups in medical malpractice cases. Mr. Cooper has handled medical malpractice, insurance defense, civil litigation, and premises liability cases from inception through trial, arbitration, or settlement.  

    Mr. Cooper received his J.D. from Chapman University in Orange and holds a B.A. in Psychology from Arizona State University. He is licensed to practice law in California and Michigan. Mr. Cooper is admitted to practice before all courts for the State of California.

  • Lisa Thompson

    Office:Walnut Creek, CA
    Position:Partner
    Tel:925.478.3268
    Email: Lisa.Thompson@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Lisa

    Lisa Thompson is a partner in the Walnut Creek office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. 

  • Abraham Niman

    Office:Los Angeles, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:213.358.6136
    Email: Abraham.Niman@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Abraham

    Abrahma Niman is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Professional Liability Practice. 

  • Joseph Ackerman

    Office:Northwest Indiana
    Position:Associate
    Tel:219.440.0608
    Email: Joseph.Ackerman@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Joseph

    Joseph Ackerman is an associate in the Northwest Indiana office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. 

    Mr. Ackerman joined Lewis Brisbois in 2019 after previously practicing with the Indiana office of an AmLaw 200 firm since 2015. Before moving his practice to Indiana, he previously practiced with a Chicago, Illinois law firm for six years with a focus on insurance coverage matters and as a Law Clerk for the City of Chicago Department of Law with a focus on licensing and administrative law matters.

    Mr. Ackerman maintains an active practice as a litigator and counselor, including advising insurers regarding coverage matters and litigating declaratory judgment, bad faith, and breach of contract matters. He also defends individuals, businesses, and governmental entities in a number of areas including personal injury and property damage claims, products liability, medical malpractice, construction, and transportation.

    Mr. Ackerman has also served on the Board of Zoning Appeals in the Town of Chesterton, Indiana since 2015.

  • Drake Mirsch

    Office:Orange County, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:714.668.5549
    Email: Drake.Mirsch@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Drake

    Drake Mirsch is an associate in the Orange County office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. His practice is focused on representing employers in a wide array of employment related disputes, including single-plaintiff discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and whistleblower claims, as well as representative wage and hour litigation. Mr. Mirsch represents employers in state and federal courts, and before state and federal administrative agencies, including the DFEH and the EEOC.

    Mr. Mirsch received his J.D. from Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and emphasized in Business Law and Dispute Resolution. At Chapman Law, Mr. Mirsch served as an Articles Editor for Chapman Law Review and was a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board. He also externed for The Honorable Theodor C. Albert at the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California.

    In his spare time, Mr. Mirsch enjoys spending time with his partner and their young daughter.

  • Mark Geylikman

    Office:Los Angeles, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:213.680.5083
    Email: Mark.Geylikman@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Mark

    Mark J. Geylikman is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation and Construction Practices. Mr. Geylikman’s practice focuses on multi-party litigations that cover a broad and diverse range of issues, including negligence, products liability, breach of contract, construction defect, nationwide class actions, surety, and fraud.

    Mr. Geylikman graduated from Loyola Law School as part of the unique and highly acclaimed Civil Litigation and Advocacy Concentration. While in law school, Mr. Geylikman externed for the Honorable Stephen V. Wilson at the United States District Court, Central District of California. Mr. Geylikman also received numerous accolades in law school for his writing and oral advocacy, including the Outstanding First Year Brief award and the First Honors Award in Appellete Advocacy, Venture Capital Financing, and Civil Litigation Practice II.

  • Scott Knight

    Office:Northwest Indiana
    Position:Associate
    Tel:219.440.0607
    Email: Scott.Knight@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Scott

    Scott Knight is an associate in the Northwest Indiana office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. Scott has practiced in both Indiana and Illinios, primarily as a litigator. He began at a law firm in Northwest Indiana and defended healthcare providers in medical malpractice actions. Scott has also represented and defended governmental entities at that time. Scott then moved to another law firm in Northwest Indiana and transitioned into commercial litigation and transactions, while continuing to work in medical malpractice defense and general liability.

    After law school, Scott and his wife moved to Chicago and started to practice in Northwest Indiana. He then obtained his license in Illinois to also work in Chicago and the greater Chicago area.

    Scott grew up in Indianapolis. He loves to cook, travel, hike, and snowboard and follows Indiana sports teams, including the Indiana Hoosier's basketball team.

  • Ami Anderson

    Office:Northwest Indiana
    Position:Partner
    Tel:219.440.0609
    Email: Ami.Anderson@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Ami

    Ami T. Anderson is a partner in the Northwest Indiana office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. Ms. Anderson joined Lewis Brisbois in December 2019 after spending several years with a Chicago-based national law firm.

    Ms. Anderson has an extensive and diverse litigation practice, and she frequently appears before both Indiana state and federal courts as well as the Indiana Workers' Compensation Board. Ms. Anderson represents defendants in a variety of matters including general liability, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, professional liability, products liability and workers' compensation matters. Ms. Anderson has tried numerous cases to verdict before both juries and the bench. She has also successfully handled multiple appeals before both the Indiana Court of Appeals and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Ms. Anderson lives in Crown Point, Indiana with her two children.

  • Nicholas Baltaxe

    Office:Los Angeles, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:213.680.5127
    Email: Nicholas.Baltaxe@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Nicholas

    Nicholas Baltaxe is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice.

  • Alexander Martin

    Office:Dallas, TX
    Position:Associate
    Tel:972.942.5694
    Email: Alexander.Martin@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Alexander

    Alexander Martin is an associate attorney in the Dallas office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. He represents a wide variety of clients and businesses in areas of personal injury and commercial litigation. He primarily focuses on cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage arising out of premises liability, general negligence, and intentional torts.

    Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Mr. Martin practiced in federal labor and employment issues, representing federal employees. He began his career in patent litigation, infringement rights, and antitrust.

  • Lauren Wertheimer

    Office:Orange County, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:714.966.3123
    Email: Lauren.Wertheimer@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Lauren

    Lauren Wertheimer is an associate in the Orange County office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. 

  • John Terpstra

    Office:Northwest Indiana
    Position:Partner
    Tel:219.440.0606
    Email: John.Terpstra@lewisbrisbois.com

    About John

    John R. Terpstra is a partner in the Northwest Indiana office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practice. Mr. Terpstra focuses a large portion of his practice in business and commercial transactions, with particular emphasis in the area of property development. Mr. Terpstra counsels and advises clients on a wide variety of needs, from project development to courtroom litigation, if necessary, as well as asset preservation and wealth transfer. He has guided clients through all phases of the commercial project development process, identifying and addressing the steps and strategies necessary from the corporate planning, municipal and real estate perspectives. Mr. Terpstra is also an experienced litigator, having represented clients in many areas, including general liability disputes, employment litigation, transportation claims, premises liability, personal injury, insurance coverage disputes and appellate matters. He began his legal career as a plaintiff’s attorney, experience that has given him a unique understanding not only of the needs of his clients in prosecuting potential claims against others, but also in defending his clients’ interests.

    Mr. Terpstra was previously an associate at a firm in Merrillville, Indiana. He began his legal career in 2007 at a firm in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he clerked throughout law school before becoming an associate.

    Mr. Terpstra grew up in Highland, Indiana, and remains a resident of Lake County, Indiana. He enjoys playing basketball and keeping up with the Indiana Hoosiers.

  • Zhen Yang "Tommy" Pan

    Office:Los Angeles, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:213.358.6114
    Email: Tommy.Pan@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Zhen Yang "Tommy"

    Zhen Yang "Tommy" Pan is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. 

    Born in Shanghai, China, Tommy Pan moved to Los Angeles with his family when he was 8 years old. A self-described California native, Tommy received his B.A. from the University of Southern California and earned his J.D. from the University of San Francisco, School of Law.

    Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Tommy represented high-profile, international businesses in the areas of Insurance Coverage and Defense Litigation. He advised insurance carriers on coverage; practices law and motion; defends casualty claims; and handles matters in arbitration. Through an International Externship Program, Tommy had the unique opportunity to work as a Summer Associate with an international firm at their Beijing office. He worked primarily in the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law teams, and penned an extensive Anti-Monopoly article regarding the Chinese government's treatment of foreign companies in the Chinese market.

    Outside the office, Tommy enjoys playing competitive tennis in the USTA, visiting Disneyland, and discovering new innovative restaurants.

  • Devine Nwabuzor

    Office:Providence, RI
    Position:Associate
    Tel:401.406.3308
    Email: Devine.Nwabuzor@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Devine

    Devine Nwabuzor is an associate in the Providence office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Workers' Compensation, General Liability, and Public Agency & Public Finance Practices. Devine focuses on landlord/tenant and fair housing matters. She has extensive knowledge of Rhode Island’s eviction process, and specifically Rhode Island’s Landlord and Tenant Act, and she has defended property management companies and landlords throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Her fair housing experience concerns alleged unlawful discrimination within housing, and she has handled a large number of matters pending before the Rhode Island Commission on Human Rights. She is also familiar with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s practices and regulations, along with Rhode Island’s Fair Housing Practices Act, Rhode Island’s Lead Hazard Mitigation Act, and analogous Massachusetts laws.

    Following graduation from Howard University School of Law, Devine completed a year-long clerkship with the Connecticut Superior Court, wherein she assisted various judges with a wide variety of civil matters, including summary process matters. During her clerkship, Devine became acquainted with Connecticut’s summary process laws. The clerkship also provided her with the unique experience of drafting decisions in summary process matters, including decisions on motions to dismiss due to a party’s failure to comply with statutory requirements regarding notices to quit and failure to comply with the Servicemember Civil Relief Act.

  • Eva Adel

    Office:Los Angeles, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:213.358.6101
    Email: Eva.Adel@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Eva

    Eva Adel is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. 

  • Caroline Yoon

    Office:Los Angeles, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:213.680.5126
    Email: Caroline.Yoon@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Caroline

    Caroline Yoon is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. 

  • Marcus Tippens

    Office:Los Angeles, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:213.358.6015
    Email: Marcus.Tippens@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Marcus

    Marcus Tippens is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Professional Liability Practice. 

  • William Cravens

    Office:Denver, CO
    Position:Associate
    Tel:720.548.3950
    Email: William.Cravens@lewisbrisbois.com

    About William

    William Cravens is an associate in the Denver office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Antitrust & Competition Practice and the Government Investigations & White Collar Defense. He supplements his work in these areas with his expertise in intellectual property, data privacy and cybersecurity, and corporate law. He is additionally certified by the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law in mediation (2018) and advanced legal research (2016). These certifications and his expertise have made him an expert in drafting agreements and guidance policies, researching and reviewing contracts and legal policies for compliance, and conducting interviews. William began working for Lewis Brisbois as a clerk during his final year of law school before becoming an associate in 2019.

    William graduated with a BSc in Neurobiology from The University of Texas in Austin in 2013. His post-graduate service on the advisory council at Cook Children’s Hospital and his experiences with the intricacies of legal and commercial interests in medical practice inspired his pursuit of a law degree. In addition to being supported by various endowed scholarships based on merit throughout his tenure at DU, William also volunteered as a mediator at the Better Business Bureau and at Adams County for small claims court disputes. While pursuing his law degree, William interned with Swisslog Healthcare, Centura Health, Arrow Electronics, and various national law firms with offices in Denver, Colorado. At these various internships, William gained valuable hands on experience—experience which he uses when dealing with clients today.

    In addition to his various internships, William was also heavily involved in the student community at DU: he served as a student member on the DU Honor Board Council (2016-2019), as an article editor for the Transportation Law Journal (2017-2019), and as a member of DU’s AIPLA Rich Giles Moot Court Competition (2018). His investment in these entities was informed by his experience as a research assistant on data privacy and artificial intelligence for John Soma, a DU Professor and the Executive Director for DU’s Privacy Foundation.

  • Matthew Richardson

    Office:Los Angeles, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:213.358.6106
    Email: Matthew.Richardson@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Matthew

    Matthew Richardson is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice.

    His practice focuses on a variety of employment litigation matters, including workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, failure to accommodate, wrongful termination, and wage and hour claims.

  • Nolan Kessler

    Office:Sacramento, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:916.646.8287
    Email: Nolan.Kessler@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Nolan

    Nolan Kessler is an associate in the Sacramento office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice.

  • D’Asia Bellamy

    Office:Atlanta, GA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:404.476.2000
    Email: Dee.Bellamy@lewisbrisbois.com

    About D’Asia

    D’Asia Bellamy is an associate in the Atlanta office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Transportation Practice. Ms. Bellamy assists clients with Transportation matters involving Aviation, Cargo, and Motor Carrier liability. Ms. Bellamy is a skilled, forward-thinking attorney who brings a unique perspective to her practice, enabling her to look beyond traditional tactics and prevail in high-stakes litigation.

    While in law school, Ms. Bellamy served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Steve Jones of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the Honorable Cristal Brisco of St. Joseph Circuit Court in Mishawaka, Indiana. She also provided legal representation to clients as a Notre Dame Clinical extern.

  • Allison Gowens

    Office:Atlanta, GA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:404.991.2182
    Email: Allison.Gowens@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Allison

    Allison Gowens is an associate in the Atlanta office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation Practices.

    Allison is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, where she twice participated in the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Following her second year of law school, Allison began working as a summer associate for Lewis Brisbois and continued working in the Atlanta office as a law clerk while she completed her final year of law school.

    Since moving from Athens to Atlanta, Allison enjoys exploring the city with her husband.

  • Cynthia Rigney

    Office:Dallas, TX
    Position:Associate
    Tel:972.942.5696
    Email: Cynthia.Rigney@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Cynthia

    Cynthia Rigney is an associate attorney in the Dallas office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. She represents clients in the areas of personal injury and commercial litigation.

    Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Cynthia worked at a large regional firm, representing insureds in personal injury matters and insurance carriers in first-party litigation.

    Cynthia was admitted to practice in Texas in 2010. She began her career in immigration and nationality law, representing individuals in removal proceedings and before various federal agencies. Cynthia is also experienced in the areas of labor and employment, having represented businesses and companies throughout Texas in state and federal court and before the Texas Workforce Commission and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

    Cynthia is fluent in Spanish.

  • Edward Dailo

    Office:San Bernardino, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:909.386.3026
    Email: Edward.Dailo@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Edward

    Edward Dailo is an associate in the San Bernardino office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Medical Malpractice Practice. 

  • David Ellis

    Office:Tampa, FL
    Position:Associate
    Tel:813.739.1910
    Email: David.Ellis@lewisbrisbois.com

    About David

    David J. Ellis is an associate in the Tampa Office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the First Party Property and Insurance Coverage Practices.

    Mr. Ellis received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA. While in law school, Mr. Ellis earned the distinction of being named a Jefferson Fellow. Mr. Ellis also received the High Grade Award for earning top marks in his Advance Legal Research Class.

    Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Mr. Ellis worked as an Assistant State Attorney in Florida’s 6th Judicial Circuit, where he gained extensive courtroom and advocacy experience. He has handled a case load of over 100 cases consisting of both felony and misdemeanor cases.

    Mr. Ellis also had the honor of serving as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable Presiding Judge Roberto C. Naraja of the Superior Court of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, an opportunity that allowed Mr. Ellis to hone and fine-tune his research and writing skills. This experience also gave him first-hand insight into how trial-level judges view pleadings and cases. He also served the Honorable Judge Joel Wohlfeil of the San Diego County Superior Court as a judicial extern, handling analysis of civil law motions.

  • Erica Krikorian

    Office:Seattle, WA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:206.508.1966
    Email: Erica.Krikorian@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Erica

    Erica Krikorian is an associate in the Seattle office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Professional Liability Practice. 

  • Matthew Hytrek

    Office:Orange County, CA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:714.966.3172
    Email: Matthew.Hytrek@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Matthew

    Matthew Hytrek is an associate in the Orange County office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. 

    Matthew earned his Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law School and graduated cum laude. While in law school, he was Editor in Chief of the Whittier Law Review and acted as a member of the Board of the Whittier Moot Court. He earned a CALI award in Arbitration and was also published in the Whittier Law Review for his article, "Property Rights in Current Space Law: A Hindrance to Space Exploration." Prior to law school, he attended Nebraska Wesleyan University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Adminstration. A few of Matthew's hobbies and interests include hiking, reading, and Spartan races. 

  • Marcus Jackson

    Office:Atlanta, GA
    Position:Associate
    Tel:404.991.2163
    Email: Marcus.Jackson@lewisbrisbois.com

    About Marcus

    Marcus Jackson is an associate in the Atlanta office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice.