Stockwell, Harris, Woolverton, & Helphrey

Our Team

Joel Allan

Vice President

Shelly Hay Anderson

Attorney

Janet Ormond Andrizzi

Attorney

Lucy Bentow

Co-Managing Attorney

John Billingslea

Attorney

Monique Pride Brooks

Attorney

Alcides Cabrera

Attorney

Jason S. Collier

Attorney

Devin Black

Attorney

Jamie Beth Fox

Sr. Vice-President

Linda S. Freeman

Vice President / Co-Branch Manager

Camelia Gamboa

Attorney

Ivan Gomez

Attorney

Jeffrey W. Greathouse

Attorney

Paula N. Harris

Sr. Vice President

Eric G. Helphrey

Sr. Vice President/Managing Attorney

Martin J. Herrera

Attorney

Ryan Jones

Attorney

Menely Lari-Joni

Vice President

Lisa R. Kerner

Vice President

Jandre P. Kong

Attorney

Jesse Evan Kozma

Vice President

Derek A. Kuhen

Vice President / Co-Branch Manager

Scott Lassers

Vice President

Jeffrey S. Marsilio

Attorney

Thomas P. Moos

Managing Attorney

James L. Myers

Attorney

Eric Ogawa

Attorney

Brian D. Pederson

Managing Attorney

Dan H. Pelin

Attorney

Frederic J. Phaneuf

Attorney

Kimberly S. Poese

Attorney

Cole Ramsey

Attorney

Eric Riggs

Attorney

Christian M. Santos

Vice President

Joseph Schneider

Attorney

Avi N. Schochet

Attorney

Neda Y. Swedelson

Vice President

Alexandra Kabbaz Szabo

Attorney

Samuel L. Tolwin

Attorney

Preetpal Singh Toor

Attorney

Ava Towhidian

Attorney

Stephen A. Vaccaro

Attorney

Aurora Vasquez

Vice President

Lisa A. Vidmar

Vice President

Paul S. Wolsey

Co-Managing Attorney

George Woolverton

President / Firm Manager

Matthew B. Woolverton

Vice President

Joel Allan

Position: Vice President
Phone: 323 935-6669
Email: Joel_Allan@shwhlaw.com
Location: Los Angeles

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 2003. Education: Rice University, Houston, Texas (B.A. 1999). University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (JD/MBA 2003). Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association,Workers’ Compensation Certified Specialist. Joined the firm June 18, 2012.

Shelly Hay Anderson

Position: Attorney
Phone:  323 935-6669
Email: Shelly_Anderson@shwhlaw.com
Location: Los Angeles

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 2008. Education: University of California, Santa Barbara, (B.A., English, 2002). Western State University (J.D. 2007). Joined the firm December 6, 2010. Member: State Bar of California and Council on Litigation Management.

Janet Ormond Andrizzi

Position: Attorney
Phone: 323 935-6669
Email: Janet_Ormond-Andrizzi@shwhlaw.com
Location: Los Angeles

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1982. Education: Loyola Marymount University (B.A. 1978), Loyola Law School (J.D. 1981). Joined the firm on June 19, 2006. Member: Los Angeles County Bar Association, State Bar of California and Council on Litigation Management.

Lucy Bentow

Position: Co-Managing Attorney
Phone: 714 479-1180
Email: Lucy_Bentow@shwhlaw.com
Location: Orange

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 2004. Education: University of California Los Angeles (B.A. 2000), Loyola Law School (J.D. 2004). Joined the firm on March 25, 2013. Member: State Bar of California, U.S. District Court and Council on Litigation Management.

John Billingslea

Position: Attorney
Phone: 323 935-6669
Email: John_Billingslea@shwhlaw.com
Location: Los Angeles

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 2001; Admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit. Education: California State University, Northridge (B.A. in 1997); Southwestern University School of Law (J.D. 2000). Member: State Bar of California; California Association of Black Lawyers. Joined the firm on 11/01/2016.

Monique Pride Brooks

Position: Attorney
Phone: 323 935-6669
Email: Monique_Pride@shwhlaw.com
Location: Los Angeles

Admitted to the State Bar of California in April, 1996. Admitted to the State Bar of Illinois in July, 2008. Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Education: Dillard University, New Orleans, LA (B.A. cum laude 1992), Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA (J.D. 1995). Joined the firm on May 11, 2009. Member: State Bar of California, State Bar of Illinois, American Bar Association, National Bar Association and California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys Association and Council on Litigation Management.

Alcides Cabrera

Position: Attorney
Phone: (916)-924-1862
Email: Al_Cabrera@shwhlaw.com
Location: Sacramento

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1995. Education: The University of California, Berkeley (B.A. 1991), University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D. 1995). Joined the firm in 2018. Member: State Bar of California.

Jason S. Collier

Position: Attorney
Phone: 323 935-6669
Email: Jason_Collier@shwhlaw.com
Location: Los Angeles

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1998; Education: University of Alabama (B.A. in 1993); Southwestern University School of Law (J.D. 1997). Joined firm: September 4. 2012; Member of State Bar of California.

Devin Black

Position: Attorney
Phone: (714) 479-1180
Email: Devin_Black@shwhlaw.com

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 2020. Education: Pepperdine University (B.A. 2010), Western State College of Law (J.D., Cum Laude 2019). Joined the firm on March 23, 2015. Member: State Bar of California.

 

Jamie Beth Fox

Position: Sr. Vice-President
Phone: 323 935-6669
Email: Jamie_Fox@shwhlaw.com
Location: Los Angeles

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1980. Education: Temple University (B.A. 1975),California Western School of Law (J.D. 1980). Member: State Bar of California, Workers Compensation and Litigation Sections. Joined the firm in 2012.

Linda S. Freeman

Position: Vice President / Co-Branch Manager
Phone: 619-696-1436
Email: Linda_Freeman@shwhlaw.com
Location: San Diego

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1983. Education: University of California,Riverside(B.A. 1974),Loyola Marymount University School of Law (J.D. 1982). Guest Lecturer At University of California, Irvine and San Diego. Joined the firm April 2, 1984. Member: State Bar of California, Los Angeles County Bar Association and Council on Litigation Management.

Camelia Gamboa

Position: Attorney
Phone: 323 935-6669
Email: Camelia_Gamboa@shwhlaw.com
Location: Los Angeles

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1999. Education: University of California in Los Angeles (B.A. 1995), Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D. 1999). Joined the firm August 5, 2002. Member: Los Angeles County Bar Association and Council on Litigation Management.

Ivan Gomez

Position: Attorney
Phone: 559 226-9030
Location: Fresno

Jeffrey W. Greathouse

Position: Attorney
Phone: 323 935-6669
Email: Jeffrey_Greathouse@shwhlaw.com
Location: Los Angeles

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1999; Education: California State University, Fullerton CA (B.S. 1991), Western State University, Fullerton CA (J.D. 1998). Joined firm: October 23, 2012; Member of State Bar of California.

Paula N. Harris

Position: Sr. Vice President
Phone: 323 935-6669
Email: Paula_Harris@shwhlaw.com
Location: Los Angeles

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1983. Admitted to the New York Bar in 1982. Education: University of California Los Angeles (B.A.1977), Southwestern University School of Law/New York Law School (J.D. 1981). Admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit. Member: State Bar of California Association, LA County Bar Association and Council on Litigation Management . Joined the firm on May 1, 2005.

Eric G. Helphrey

Position: Sr. Vice President/Managing Attorney
Phone: 916-924-1862
Email: Eric_Helphrey@shwhlaw.com
Location: Oakland

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1998. Education: California State University, Sacramento (B.A., 1990), Lincoln Law School (J.D., 1997). Joined the firm in September 2002. Member: State Bar of California and Council on Litigation Management.

Martin J. Herrera

Position: Attorney
Phone: 714 479-1180
Email: Martin_Herrera@shwhlaw.com
Location: Orange

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 2006. Education: Cal State University Fullerton (B.A. 1997), Whittier Law School (J.D.. Magna Cum Laude 2004). Joined the firm on December 2, 2020. Member: State Bar of California

Ryan Jones

Position: Attorney
Phone: 714 479-1180 Email
Email: Ryan_Jones@shwhlaw.com
Location: Orange

Admitted to the State Bar in 2003. Education: California State University East Bay (B.A. 1995), Santa Clara University (J.D. 1999). Joined the firm on May 16, 2017. Member: State Bar of California.

Menely Lari-Joni

Position: Vice President
Phone: 323-935-6669
Email: Menely_LariJoni@shwhlaw.com
Location: Los Angeles

Lisa R. Kerner

Position: Vice President
Phone: 323 935-6669
Email: Lisa_Kerner@shwhlaw.com
Location: Los Angeles

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1997. Education: California State University, Northridge (B.A.1993), Whittier College of Law (J.D., 1996). Joined the firm April 20, 1999. Member: State Bar of California, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association and Council on Litigation Management

Jandre P. Kong

Position: Attorney
Phone: (415) 734-9310 Email
Email: Jandre_Kong@shwhlaw.com
Location: Oakland

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 2015. Education: The University of California, Berkeley (B.A. 2010), Santa Clara University School of Law (J.D. 2014). Joined the firm in 2017. Member: State Bar of California.

Jesse Evan Kozma

Position: Vice President
Phone: 323 935-6669
Email: Jesse_Kozma@shwhlaw.com
Location: Los Angeles

Admitted to the State Bar of California in December of 2007. Education: California State University Northridge (B.S. 2003), University of West Los Angeles (J.D. 2006). Joined the firm on September 8, 2008. Member: State Bar of California, American Bar Association, National Association of Subrogation Professionals and Council on Litigation Management.

Derek A. Kuhen

Position: Vice President / Co-Branch Manager
Phone: 619-696-1436
Email: Derek_Kuhen@shwhlaw.com
Location: San Diego

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 2003. Education:San Diego State University (B.S. 1998), University of San Diego School of Law (J.D.). Joined the firm on December 19, 2005. Member: State Bar of California and Council on Litigation Management.

Scott Lassers

Position: Vice President
Phone: 714 479-1180
Email: Scott_Lassers@shwhlaw.com
Location: Orange

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1991. Education: University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A. 1996), Loyola Law School (J.D. 1990). Joined the firm in 2012. Member: State Bar of California; Orange County Bar Association.

Jeffrey S. Marsilio

Position: Attorney
Phone: 323 935-6669
Email: Jeff_Marsilio@shwhlaw.com
Location: Los Angeles

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 2003. Education: East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1999), Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D. 2003). Joined the firm July 2011. Member: State Bar of California and Council on Litigation Management.

Thomas P. Moos

Position: Managing Attorney
Phone:  805-541-0440
Email: Thomas_Moos@shwhlaw.com
Location: San Luis Obispo

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1985. Education: San Joaquin College of Law (J.D. 1984). Joined the firm September 22, 2003. Member: San Luis Obispo County Bar Association and Council on Litigation Management. Admitted to practice before all California Courts, and Federal Courts including District Courts of California, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.

James L. Myers

Position: Attorney
Phone:  559 226-9030
Email: James_Myers@shwhlaw.com
Location: Fresno

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 2000. Education: San Joaquin College of Law (J.D. 2000). Joined the firm April 22, 2012. Member: American Bar Association; California State Bar Association; Scoutmaster Troop 496, Hanford, CA. Second Counselor in Young Men’s Presidency for Hanford Ward; Liaison with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies including E.D.D., ALRB, workers’ compensation carrier, SJVUAPCD, and Sheriff department.

Eric Ogawa

Position: Attorney
Email: Eric_Ogawa@shwhlaw.com

Admitted to The State Bar of California in 2011. Education: The University of California, Berkeley (B.A. 2005), Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D. 2010). Joined the firm in 2020. Member: State Bar of California.

Brian D. Pederson

Position: Managing Attorney
Phone: 805-654-8994
Email: Brian_Pederson@shwhlaw.com
Location: Ventura

Graduated from Pepperdine University, BS Political Science (1992), Pepperdine Law School (1997); Member of State Bar of California (1998) and Member of State Bar of Oregon (2007); joined the firm in 2003.

Dan H. Pelin

Position: Attorney
Phone: 415-734-9310
Email: Dan_Pelin@shwhlaw.com
Location: Oakland

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 2007. Education: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (B.A. 2002), Villanova University SOL (J.D. 2005). Joined the firm in 2016. Member: State Bar of California.

Frederic J. Phaneuf

Position: Attorney
Phone: 323 935-6669
Email: Frederic_Phaneuf@shwhlaw.com
Location: Los Angeles

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1984. Education: Antioch College (B.A. 1977), University of Santa Clara School of Law (J.D. 1984). Joined the firm February 9, 2004. Member: American Bar Association, State Bar of California and Council on Litigation Management.

Kimberly S. Poese

Position: Attorney
Phone: (714) 479-1180
Email: Kimberly_Poese@shwhlaw.com
Location: Orange

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1994. Education: California State University, Fullerton (B.A. 1989), Western State College of Law (J.D. 1993). Joined firm in 2019.

Cole Ramsey

Position: Attorney
Phone: 916-924-1862
Email: Cole_Ramsey@shwhlaw.com
Location: Sacramento

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 2012. Education: California State University, Fresno (B.S., 2006), University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D., 2010). Joined the firm in October 2012. Member: State Bar of California, American Bar Association.

Eric Riggs

Position: Attorney
Phone: 916-924-1862
Email: Eric_Riggs@shwhlaw.com
Location: Sacramento

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 2016. Education: Sacramento State University (B.A., 2010), McGeorge School of Law (J.D., 2016). Joined the firm in November 2016. Member: State Bar of California, December 2, 2016

Christian M. Santos

Position: Vice President
Phone: 714 479-1180
Email: Christian_Santos@shwhlaw.com
Location: Orange

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1999. Education: San Diego State University (B.A. 1994), Chapman University School of Law (J.D. 1998). Joined the firm February 9, 2004.Member: State Bar of California and Council on Litigation Management.

Joseph Schneider

Position: Attorney
Phone: 916-924-1862
Email: Joseph_Schneider@shwhlaw.com
Location: Sacramento

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1991. Education: Stockton State College, NewJersey (B.S., 1985), Western State University College of Law, San Diego (J.D., 1990). Joined the firm in June 2013. Member: State Bar of California.

Avi N. Schochet

Position: Attorney
Phone: 916-924-1862
Location: Sacramento

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 2017. Education: Thomas Edison State University (B.A. 2010), University of Southern California
Gould School of Law (J.D. 2015). Joined the firm in April of 2019. Member: State Bar of California.

Neda Y. Swedelson

Position: Vice President
Phone: 323 935-6669
Email: Neda_Swedelson@shwhlaw.com
Location: Los Angeles

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1996, the Texas Bar in May of 1995. Education: Baylor University, Waco, Texas (B.A. 1989), Southwestern University School of Law (J.D. 1994). Joined the firm June 30, 2003. Member: Texas Bar Association, State Bar of California Association and Council on Litigation Management.

Alexandra Kabbaz Szabo

Position: Attorney
Phone: 323 935-6669
Email: Alexandra_Szabo@shwhlaw.com
Location: Los Angeles

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 2016. Education: Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles CA (B.A. 2011); Southwestern Law School, 2016. Joined firm January of 2017. Member of State Bar of California

Samuel L. Tolwin

Position: Attorney
Phone: 323 935-6669
Email: Samuel_Tolwin@shwhlaw.com
Location: Los Angeles

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1992. Education: University of Wisconsin (B.A. 1996), University of Southern California Law Center (J.D. 1991). Joined the firm November 12, 2002. Member: State Bar of California, Los Angeles County Bar Association and Council on Litigation Management.

Preetpal Singh Toor

Position: Attorney
Phone: 559 226-9030
Location: Fresno

Ava Towhidian

Position: Attorney
Phone: 714 479-1180
Email: Ava_Towhidian@shwhlaw.com
Location: Orange

Stephen A. Vaccaro

Position: Attorney
Phone:  415-734-9310
Email: Stephen_Vaccaro@shwhlaw.com
Location: Oakland

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 2014. Education: California State University, Long Beach (B.S. 2002), Concord School of Law (J.D. 2014). Joined the firm in 2018. Member: State Bar of California.

Aurora Vasquez

Position: Vice President
Phone: 323 935-6669
Email: Aurora_Vasquez@shwhlaw.com
Location: Los Angeles

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1988. Education: Western State University (J.D. 1987), Loyola Marymount University, B.A., in Political Science and Spanish. Member: Mexican American Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, California State Bar, Wilshire Bar Association and Council on Litigation Management. Joined the firm August 15, 2000.

Lisa A. Vidmar

Position: Vice President
Phone: 323 935-6669
Email: Lisa_Vidmar@shwhlaw.com
Location: Los Angeles

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1991. Education: University of California Los Angeles (B.A. 1988); Loyola Law School (J.D. 1991). Joined the firm September of 2001. Member: State Bar of California and Council on Litigation Management.

Paul S. Wolsey

Position: Co-Managing Attorney
Phone: 714-479-1180
Email: Paul_Wolsey@shwhlaw.com
Location: Orange

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 2003. Education: University of California Berkeley (B.A. 2000), University of California Hastings College of Law (J.D. 2003). Joined the firm on January 1, 2006. Member: State Bar of California; Orange County Bar Association and Council on Litigation Management.

George Woolverton

Position: President / Firm Manager
Phone:  323 935-6669
Email: gw@shwhlaw.com
Location: Los Angeles

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1975.
Joined the firm in 1995.

Education:
California State University, Dominguez Hills (B.A. 1972)
Southwestern University School of Law (J.D. 1975)

Associations:
Member of the Southwestern University School of Law Board of Trustees
California Insurance Guarantee Association Board of Governors
Former Chairman of The Fair Employment and Housing Commission
Southwestern Law Review
Council on Litigation Management
State Bar of California
Los Angeles County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Member of the Defense Research Institute

Mr. Woolverton was appointed on September 27, 1999 by Governor Gray Davis to serve as Commissioner and Chairman of The Fair Employment and Housing Commission. He was then reappointed in 2003 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on two occasions where he served as Chairman until he left in 2011.  Mr. Woolverton was appointed by both democratic and republican governors to head the Fair Employment and Housing Commission.  Mr. Woolverton has been sought out as a lecturer in all aspects of both Workers’ Compensation law as well as Fair Employment and Housing issues.

2009 Mr. Woolverton was selected as a Member of the Council on Litigation Management upon recommendation of its Advisory Board and following evaluations of the highest ethical standards and integrity, accomplishment in the profession of law and adherence to the Canons, ethical considerations and disciplinary rules of the Model Code of Professional Conduct.

In 2011 Mr. Woolverton was appointed by Senate Pro Tem Steinberg to the California Insurance Guarantee Association Board of Governors where he still serves as governor.

Matthew B. Woolverton

Position: Vice President
Phone: 323 935-6669
Email: Matthew_Woolverton@shwhlaw.com
Location: Los Angeles

Admitted to the State Bar of California in 2008. Education: University of California Santa Barbara (B.A. 1998), University of West Los Angeles (J.D. 2007). Joined the firm on May 21, 2008. Member: State Bar of California and Council on Litigation Management.

 

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