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Ken Patel

Ken Patel
T (626) 568-9700
F (626) 568-3905
Pasadena kpatel@lflm.com V-card

Mr. Patel has received his Masters in Commerce from Gujarat State University in 1984, his LLB from Gujarat State University in 1985, and an advanced degree from the Institute of Costs and Management Accountants from Kolkata, India. He practices Workers’ Compensation Defense with the firm.

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Suki Ishwar Patel

Suki Ishwar Patel
T (714) 385-9400
F (714) 385-9055
Anaheim spatel@lflm.com V-card

Ms. Patel received her BA degree from University of California, Irvine in June 1999 and her JD from Whittier Law School in May 2003. Ms. Patel practices Workers’ Compensation Defense with the firm.

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Veronica A. Perez

Veronica A. Perez
T (619) 233-9898
F (619) 233-6862
San Diego vperez@lflm.com V-card

Ms. Perez received her Bachelor of Arts from San Diego State University and her Juris Doctor from Western Sierra School of Law. She practices Workers' Compensation Defense with firm in the San Diego office.

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Lindsey R. Peterson

Lindsey R. Peterson
T (559) 431-4900
F (559) 431-4046
Fresno lpeterson@lflm.com  V-card

Ms. Peterson received her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Davis in June 2009 and her Juris Doctor degree from University of California, Davis School of Law in May 2012. Ms. Peterson practices Workers' Compensation Defense with firm in the Fresno office.

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Phuong Pham

Phuong Pham
T (714) 385-9400
F (714) 385-9055
Anaheim ppham@lflm.com V-card

Ms. Pham received her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Irvine and her Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2010. Ms. Pham practices Workers' Compensation Defense with firm in the Anaheim office.

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Tam T. Pham

Tam T. Pham
T (714) 385-9400
F (714) 385-9055
Anaheim tpham@lflm.com V-card

Ms. Pham graduated from University of Southern California in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, Finance & IS. She received her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in 1996. Ms. Pham practices Workers' Compensation Defense with firm in the Anaheim office.

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Erika M. Prager

Erika M. Prager
T (510) 628-0496
F (510) 628-0499
Oakland eprager@lflm.com V-card

Ms. Prager received her Bachelor of Arts from University of Tennesse (Political Science and French major) in 2009.  In 2012 she received her Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law (Bristol, RI) where she practiced in the Roger Williams Criminal Defense Clinic for one year, representing indigent defendants facing criminal charges throughout all phases of litigation.  Ms. Prager was awarded the CALI Award for Excellence for her performance in the RWU Criminal Defense Clinic, the CALI Award for Excellence for the Criminal Justice System Seminal, and the National Association of Women Lawyers' Outstanding Law Student Award for her class.  Also while in law school, Ms. Prager interned with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office for two summers, specifically within its Organized Crime Division.

Ms. Prager went on to graduate with a Master of Laws from American University Washington College of Law (Washington, D.C.) in December 2013. While pursuing her LL.M, Ms. Prager worked full-time for the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia within its Public Safety Division.  Ms. Prager was admitted to the State Bar of California in January 2013. Ms. Prager practices Workers' Compensation defense with the firm in the Oakland office.

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Angeli-Ann Punzalan

Angeli-Ann Punzalan
T (415) 781-6676
F (415) 781-6823
San Francisco apunzalan@lflm.com V-card

Ms. Punzalan received her Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Berkeley in December 2007 and her Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School (Los Angeles, California) in May 2011. She practices Workers' Compensation defense with the firm in the San Francisco office.

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Jose H. Razo

Jose H. Razo
T (408) 346-4787
F (408) 286-1935
San Jose jrazo@lflm.com V-card

Mr. Razo received his BA from Stanford University in 1973 and his JD from the University of San Diego in 1976. He practices Workers’ Compensation Defense with the firm.

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Jonathan N. Riley

Jonathan N. Riley
T (714) 385-9400
F (714) 385-9055
Anaheim jriley@lflm.com V-card

Mr. Riley received his Bachelor of Arts from University of Wisconsin in 2005 and his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in 2011.  Mr. Riley practices Workers’ Compensation Defense with the firm in the Anaheim office.

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Josephine A. Sanchez

Josephine A. Sanchez
T (626) 568-9700
F (626) 568-3905
Pasadena jsanchez@lflm.com V-card

Josephine Sanchez was born and raised in Los Angeles.  She attended UCLA where she received her Bachelors degree in History and Political Science.  She received her Law degree from the UCLA School of Law.  Previously, Ms. Sanchez was Staff Counsel for State Compensation Insurance Fund for eight years where she practiced workers' compensation defense and received the 2006 award for Corporate Excellence.  She presently serves on the board of the Latina Lawyers Bar Association.  She is a mentor with the LACBA Mentoring Program for the Wilson High School Law Magnet program.  She is a recipient of the Staples Community Star Award and the Catholic Charities Service Award.  She enjoys baking, traveling, Pilates and UCLA football and basketball. 

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Jason Sanders

Jason Sanders
T (310) 392-8101
F (310) 392-8057
Santa Monica jsanders@lflm.com V-card

Jason Sanders received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Ohio State University in May 2002 and received his Juris Doctor from Western State University College of Law in May 2005. Mr. Sanders is a dedicated attorney with five years experience in litigation on behalf of insurance companies.  He has experience with handling cases involving MSAs and Medicare issues.  Mr. Sanders practices Workers' Compensation Defense with the firm in the Santa Monica office. 

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N. Anthony Santos

N. Anthony Santos
T (626) 568-9700
F (626) 568-3905
Pasadena nsantos@lflm.com V-card

Anthony Santos received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from University of California, Los Angeles in 1996. He received his Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School in 2002.  Mr. Santos practices Workers' Compensation Defense with the firm in the Pasadena office. 

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Teresa Schantz

Teresa Schantz
T (559) 431-4900
F (559) 431-4046
Fresno tschantz@lflm.com V-card

Teresa Schantz received her Bachelor of Arts degree from San Jose State University and her Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law. Ms. Schantz practices Workers' Compensation Defense with the firm in the Fresno office. 

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Karla J. Shannon

Karla J. Shannon
T (916) 441-6045
F (916) 441-7067
Sacramento kshannon@lflm.com V-card

Ms. Shannon received her BS degree from the University of California at Davis in 1972, Her MA in 1975 from the California State University in Sacramento and her JD from the University of San Francisco in 1982. She practices Workers’ Compensation Defense with the firm.

Before law school, Ms. Shannon's educational background was in the area of life sciences and medicine. During graduate school, she completed a one year internship in medical technology at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland. Thereafter, Ms. Shannon became a licensed medical technologist and worked for Kaiser Permanente in Oakland and San Rafael for five years. In the later part of her employment, she began studies at University of San Francisco Law School. Her focus at the time was to work in environmental law or a medically related area of law. While she worked for a short period of time in civil litigation (insurance defense), transitioning into workers’ compensation was a natural move for her background. Ms. Shannon has been continuously practicing in the area of workers’ compensation for 24 years. In her spare time, she enjoys activities associated with a Sacramento rock and mineral club, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.

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Sarah Shaw

Sarah Shaw
T (510) 628-0496
F (510) 628-0499
Oakland sshaw@lflm.com V-card

Ms. Shaw received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Davis in 1999 and her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School (Los Angeles) in 2002. She practices workers' compensation defense with the firm in the Oakland office.

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Ryan Shores

Ryan Shores 
T (626) 568-9700
F (626) 568-3905
Pasadena rshores@lflm.com V-card

Mr. Shores received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Los Angeles in June 2008 and his Juris Doctor from the University of La Verne College of Law in June 2012. He practices workers' compensation defense with the firm in the Pasadena office.

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Timothy R. Sloane

Timothy R. Sloane 
T (510) 628-0496
F (510) 628-0499
Oakland tsloane@lflm.com V-card

Mr. Sloane received his Bachelor of Arts from University of California at Berkeley in May 2006 and his Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law in May 2013. He practices workers' compensation defense with the firm in the Oakland office.

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Susan W. Smith

Susan W. Smith
T (408) 346-4786
F (408) 286-1935
San Jose susansmith@lflm.com V-card

Ms. Smith received her LLB from Lincoln Law School in 1986. She practices Workers’ Compensation Defense with the firm.

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David B. Speyer

David B. Speyer
T (626) 568-9700
F (626) 568-3905
Pasadena dspeyer@lflm.com V-card

Mr. Speyer received his BS from Cornell University in 1983, a Masters from London School of Economics in 1984 and his JD from Temple University School of Law in 1989. He has practiced in the Workers' Compensation arena (both defense and applicant roles) since 1989.  Mr. Speyer practices Workers’ Compensation Defense in the firm's Pasadena office. 

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Olivia Stoopack


T (619) 233-9898
F (619) 233-6862
San Diego ostoopack@lflm.com V-card

Ms. Stoopack received her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Santa Barbara in 2010 and her Juris Doctor from University of San Diego School of Law in 2013. She was admitted to the California State Bar in 2013.  Ms. Stoopack practices Workers’ Compensation Defense in the firm's San Diego office. 

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Pauline H. Suh

Pauline Suh
T (408) 346-4784
F (408) 286-1935
San Jose psuh@lflm.com V-card

Ms. Suh received  her BA from UC Berkeley in 1997 and her JD from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2003. She practices Workers’ Compensation Defense with the firm.

Ms. Suh worked at Netscape/AOL prior to attending law school. She was involved in East San Jose Community Law Center during law school. She also interned at the Supreme Court of South Korea in summer of 2002. 

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Lisa A. Tapper

Lisa A. Tapper
T (415) 781-6676
F (415) 781-6823
San Francisco ltapper@lflm.com V-card

Ms. Tapper received her BA from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2005 and her JD from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego in 2009. She practices Workers’ Compensation Defense with the firm. 

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William F. Tarchala

William F. Tarchala
T (916) 441-6045
F (916) 441-7067
Sacramento wtarchala@lflm.com  V-card

Mr. Tarchala received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Northern Illinois University in 1976 and his Juris Doctor from Lincoln Law School (Sacramento, California) in 1994. He has worked as a Workers' Compensation Defense attorney since 1995 and currently practices Workers' Compensation Defense with the firm in the Sacramento office.

Mr. Tarchala served as PIWC Mid-Valley Chapter President in the past and is currently Vice President for that association. 

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Keith Teague

Keith Teague
T (559) 431-4900
F (559) 431-4046
Fresno kteague@lflm.com   V-card

Mr. Teague received his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Los Angeles in 2009 and his Juris Doctor from San Joaquin College of Law in 2013. He currently practices Workers' Compensation Defense with the firm in the Fresno office. 

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Melineh Terzian


T (626) 568-9700
F (626) 568-3905
Pasadena mterzian@lflm.com   V-card

Ms. Terzian received her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Irvine in 2005 and her Juris Doctor from Southwestern School of Law in 2008. Ms. Terzian currently practices Workers' Compensation Defense with the firm in the Pasadena office. 

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Lauren C. Trenor

Lauren C. Trenor
T (415) 781-6676
F (415) 781-6823
San Francisco ltrenor@lflm.com   V-card

Ms. Trenor received her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Los Angeles in 2008 and her Juris Doctor from University of San Francisco School of Law in 2011. She currently practices Workers' Compensation Defense with the firm in the San Francisco office. 

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Mark G. Turner II

T (916) 441-6045
F (916) 441-7067
Sacramento mturner@lflm.com 
V-card

Mr. Turner received his Juris Doctor degree (with Distinction) from McGeorge School of Law in May 2013. He currently practices Workers' Compensation Defense with the firm in the Sacramento office. 

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