Our Team

OUR TEAM

We provide quality representation to our clients during the litigation process, from first contact through trial and until the final appeal is concluded. We know that this means responsiveness, open communication and fair pricing. Our results speak for themselves. Our attorneys are known as the best of the best in their respective fields. We get results and we do it with civility and respect.

Our attorneys are members of and leaders in every major bar organization in California and nationwide, including the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC), Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), the ASCDC Women in the Law Committee, the LACBA President’s Advisory Committee on Women in the Legal Profession, and the Jack Daniels Trial School, founded by our former partner, Jack Daniels.

Our group of partners has remained the bedrock of the firm for over two decades. Our partnership group is stable, talented and deep. We are committed to providing the best representation available in California.

We provide quality representation to our clients during the litigation process, from first contact through trial and until the final appeal is concluded. We know that this means responsiveness, open communication and fair pricing. Our results speak for themselves. Our attorneys are known as the best of the best in their respective fields. We get results and we do it with civility and respect.

Our attorneys are members of and leaders in every major bar organization in California and nationwide, including the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC), Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), the ASCDC Women in the Law Committee, the LACBA President’s Advisory Committee on Women in the Legal Profession, and the Jack Daniels Trial School, founded by our former partner, Jack Daniels.

Our group of partners has remained the bedrock of the firm for over two decades. Our partnership group is stable, talented and deep. We are committed to providing the best representation available in California.

Meet the Players

Michael Schonbuch Headshot with background

Michael Schonbuch

Managing Partner
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Erin O. Hallissy

Managing Partner
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Laurie Julien

General Counsel / Managing Director
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Bernadette C. Brouses

Partner / Owner
Headshot of Jonathan Gerber

Jonathan R. Gerber

Partner / Owner

Mary R. Fersch

Partner / Owner
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Maureen M. Michail

Senior Partner
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Paul R. Fine

Of Counsel

Paul's full bio —

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Jamie Gabbay

Law Clerk
Headshot of Andrea Lee

Andrea Lee

Law Clerk
Headshot of Colette Noghreian

Colette Noghreian

Law Clerk

Meet our Amazing Staff

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Kinji Hithe Baker

Legal Secretary

Kelly Beltran

Legal Secretary
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Barbara J. Bohan

Paralegal
Headshot of Yvett Espinoza

Yvett Espinoza

Legal Secretary
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Martin G. Gómez

Operations Manager
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Ekaterina Grigoriev

Accounting

Victoria LaVallis

Paralegal

Danelle Lopez

Legal Secretary
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Kelsie Lopez

File Room
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Monica Mejia

Legal Secretary

Daniela Ramirez

Accounting
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Tarshia Rodgers

Human Resources

Tarshia's full bio —

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Peter Rodriguez

Office Services
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Amanda Safai

Paralegal

Briseida Tebalan

Accounting
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Jorge Trejo

Controller
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Paula Tovar

Accounting
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Christine Tucker

Firm Administrator / Legal Secretary
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Charlene Washington

Legal Secretary
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Lorena Watt

Legal Receptionist