MATT WHIMBLEY, ESQ.

MATT WHIMBLEY, ESQ.

BIO

Matt is a partner at the Vartazarian Law Firm.  He attended the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, then went on to tour the world with a platinum-selling and Grammy nominated Canadian punk rock band. He then attended Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, quickly obtaining numerous academic awards and scholarships eventually graduating number 1 in the school.  Since joining the Vartazarian Law Firm he has tried numerous cases to verdict with the firm’s principal, Steve Vartazarian, which has included numerous 7, 8, and a 9 figure verdict.  As lead trial attorney, Matt has several outlier results including a recent $1.9m jury verdict during COVID on a heavily disputed mild traumatic brain injury case in Orange County.  

BEN BUNN, ESQ.

BEN BUNN, ESQ.

BIO

Award-winning trial attorney who specializes in Plaintiff’s serious injury and wrongful death cases. He handles only a limited number of important cases often helping families through devastating crisis with life-changing verdicts and settlements. A believe in community service – he was Board Chair of the San Diego Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and a Board Chair of the San Diego YWCA which is dedicated to helping victims of. Domestic Violence. He sits on the University of San Diego Law School Board of Visitors and the National Board of ABOTA.

He has been named Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Advocate of the Year, recognized by the California Assembly and Senate for community service and his advocacy for job site safety, been consistently named a Top Lawyer by San Diego Magazine, and is a frequent speaker around the country on the topics of Trial Practice, Civility and Ethics. He was also named the San Diego Chapter of ABOTA’s Lawyer of the Year in 2017.

One of his proudest accomplishments was taking a leadership role after 9/11 in putting together the pro bono San Diego team of Trial Lawyers to represent New York area families, recovering nearly $100 million in compensation.

BOB JUSKIE, ESQ.

BOB JUSKIE, ESQ.

BIO

Bob is a trial attorney with an emphasis on premises liability, product liability and personal injury litigation, including catastrophic injury claims on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. He also handles a wide variety of cases involving complex real property and business disputes, legal malpractice (defense), malicious prosecution and claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Bob has been retained in cases for and against multi-national insurance companies. He represents major commercial and retail centers in ongoing litigation, and advises on risk management and pre-litigation matters. Bob’s skills and abilities as an attorney have garnered repeated recognition, including an AV© Preeminent© rating from Martindale-Hubbell (highest legal competence) and election to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Since 2007, Bob has been named to the Best Lawyers in America©. He also appears in the current editions of San Diego Super Lawyers® and Corporate Counsel Edition Super Lawyers®. Bob began his legal career when he joined Wingert Grebing as a law clerk in 1987.

CHARLES RICHARDSON, III, DC

CHARLES RICHARDSON, III, DC

BIO

My specialty or niche lies in the whiplash injury field, which may sometimes be referred to as CAD (Cervical Acceleration-Deceleration).  At my office you will find many different modalities, such as decompression, automatic flexion/distraction, laser, Anodyne light therapy, Graston, Kinesiotape, VibroPlate, various exercise equipment, as well as models and diagrams that explain the injury with visual representation. 

After graduation from chiropractic school, I had the privilege of working with my uncle Dr. Ted Johnson D.C. in Rowland Heights, the city I grew up in.  With his 30+ years of experience, I was able to learn how he handled many, many different types of patients and injuries.  I watched and learned his techniques that helped so many.  Then, I began to incorporate all that I had learned with new technology and combine the two. 

After getting married in 2012, I moved to the San Fernando Valley and began working as a chiropractor in a medical office ran by my sister-in-law Dr. Ayuna Panossian, M.D. in Tujunga.  After building my practice from the ground up and establishing many valuable relationships, I was able to open my own larger office down the street in Sunland.  We still work very closely with Dr. Panossian, M.D. among several other local medical practitioners, as they accommodate our patients in need of medical attention.    

My wife Takui, whom is also a chiropractor, manages our new office.  Together, we make a solid team who can handle a large workload in the front and back office.  We implement the Sequoia Visions software program along with Croft protocols to generate all of our reports.  This ensures that your client receives all of the value drivers in their report and treatment protocol.  The case can be properly “managed” by our office to take some of the leg work off of your staff.  That being said, we are always open to suggestions and requests with regards to your office referrals.   I guarantee to get your reports never later than 2 weeks after discharge and most of the time within 1 week.  We work with many orthopedic specialists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, pain management, and imaging facilities so our patients are always taken care of efficiently.  I am in the office every day.  Every patient that walks through my door sees me and gets treated by either my wife or myself, or often times both.  For your Spanish speaking clients, I am able to properly communicate to them in Spanish.  My wife is of Armenian descent and is fluent to accommodate that community.  I appreciate your consideration in choosing my office for your personal injury needs in the Sunland-Tujunga and surrounding areas and hope to build a lasting relationship with your firm.

ALAN GURVEY, ESQ.

ALAN GURVEY, ESQ.

BIO

Mr. Gurvey is the managing partner of the Law Firm of Rowen, Gurvey & Win. As a respected litigator in workers’ compensation, Mr. Gurvey has been a featured speaker at the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association conventions and seminars on numerous occasions, the State Bar Workers’ Compensation Section conferences, and the California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys Association conferences. He is the co-chair for all Education Programs for CAAA, and is the chair for CAAA’s winter convention. He has been a keynote speaker for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Association and other labor associations and unions. He has been an instructor for the workers’ compensation section of the California State Bar “Boot Camp,” and for WorkCompCentral’s education seminars. He has also been a panelist for the ExamWorks medical seminars and has lectured at numerous other medical seminars.  Mr. Gurvey was formerly the workers’ compensation expert for the KABC Radio legal program. He is often asked to provide expert legal commentary for WorkCompCentral articles.

Mr. Gurvey is the host of Gurvey’s Law on 790 KABC Radio, every Sunday evening at 5:00pm. He co-hosted the show with radio and television personality Kerri Kasem for several years. The show takes a closer look at law and life, featuring interviews with well-known lawyers, legal scholars, actors, filmmakers, writers, and politicians. He is an Honorary Board of Governors member for the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities and is on the Board of Directors of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association. Mr. Gurvey is a Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation by the California Board of Legal Specialization of California’s State Bar.                         

The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association honored Mr. Gurvey with the 2016 Harold W. Wax Outstanding Merit Award for his years of legal service to the injured worker and the community. He won the WorkCompCentral CompLaude Award for Applicant Attorney of the Year in 2014. In 2017 and 2019, Mr. Gurvey was honored as one of the two nationwide Applicant/Claimant Attorney of the Year by WorkCompCentral.  In December 2014, he was featured on the cover of Valley Lawyer, a publication of the San Fernando Bar Association. The Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group recognized Mr. Gurvey as “One of the Nation’s Top Injured Workers Attorneys” in 2015. He was appointed to the Brown University Club of Southern California Advisors Counsel after having served two terms as the club’s President.

JOANNA SACAVITCH, ESQ.

JOANNA SACAVITCH, ESQ.

BIO

Joanna L. Sacavitch brings a wealth of legal experience to her work as a  Partner at Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein, LLP.  Prior to joining the firm she practiced Intellectual Property Law with the  Bay Area firm of Gray, Cary, Ware & Friedrich. 

Ms. Sacavitch has been practicing law for almost 20 years, and has a broad  knowledge of all phases of case handling, from conducting initial client  meetings and taking depositions to conducting extensive research, drafting  pleadings and taking cases to trial. 

Her depth of experience in every phase of court and administrative systems  enables Ms. Sacavitch to effectively represent her varied client base,  including Teamsters, retail clerks, police officers, firefighters, ironworkers  and members of the entertainment industry, including stunt and special  effects people. 

Ms. Sacavitch received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University  of California at Santa Cruz. While earning her juris doctor from Golden  Gate University School of Law, she served as Editor of Law Review in  Intellectual Property Law. She earned both degrees with highest honors  and was presented with a myriad of AMJUR awards for excellence. 

Ms. Sacavitch is on the Board of Directors of the California Applicants’  Attorneys Association, a 1,000-member statewide organization that  advocates for injured workers’ rights, and serves on the organization’s  Membership and Public Safety committees. Law and Politics magazine  named her a “Rising Star” among Southern California lawyers for 2004  and 2006. Ms. Sacavitch is admitted to practice in the State of California.  She is a member of the California Bar Association and the Los Angeles  County Bar Association. 

DANE GILLIAM, ESQ.

DANE GILLIAM, ESQ.

BIO

Dane P. Gilliam is a trial attorney at Bentley More LLP whose practice focuses on workers’ compensation. Born and raised in Santa Cruz County, Dane attended University of California, Santa Cruz, where he earned his B.A. in Legal Studies. He was a captain on the NCAA Men’s Volleyball team and was honored as an All-American. While at University of La Verne, he was part of the JD/MBA dual degree program and earned both degrees.

Dane began his legal career in 2008 practicing in insurance defense, motor vehicle accidents, pharmacy malpractice, and premises liability claims. He has been practicing exclusively in workers’ compensation, 132(a) claims, and serious and willful claims since 2010.

NICHOLAS THALER, PHD

NICHOLAS THALER, PHD

BIO

Dr. Thaler is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist with extensive experience working with patients across the lifespan. He specializes in assessing youth with learning disabilities, ADHD, and traumatic brain injury and has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers on neuropsychological conditions. He maintains a faculty position at the UCLA Neuropsychology training program and is the current president of the Asian Neuropsychological Association.

ARYA TAHMASSEBI, ESQ.

ARYA TAHMASSEBI, ESQ.

BIO

Arya Tahmassebi is a second year attorney with Mendez & Sanchez and focuses his practice on personal injury throughout California and Nevada. Since joining the firm, Arya has worked on a variety of personal injury cases and has recovered more than $15 million for his clients. Arya’s passion stems from his desire to advocate for those who have been harmed and finds his motivation by learning his client’s story. Most recently, Arya helped recover a $4 million settlement for a client who had suffered from a mild traumatic brain injury. 

ANDREW ALEXANDROFF, ESQ.

ANDREW ALEXANDROFF, ESQ.

BIO

Andrew Alexandroff is a trial lawyer with Feher Law and specializes in personal injury and employment law throughout California and Nevada.  Andrew’s passionate advocation for his clients stems from his ability to empathize and connect with his client’s story, a particularly pertinent trait in connection with clients who have suffered sometimes invisible injuries as a result of a brain injury.  Andrew has extensive experience handling on catastrophic injury cases and brings a young, keen eye to his matters.