Megan Abner

Megan Abner

Megan believes that having a positive attitude and treating others with kindness and respect is the key to success. Megan began her career as a legal secretary in 2012. She has a certificate from the University of California Los Angeles Extension’s Paralegal Training...

Mary  Aceituno

Mary Aceituno

Mary comes to Durie Tangri with over 16 years of accounting experience in both the technology and spirits industries acquired at Autodesk, Ecovacs Robotics, and Campari America. She comes to our firm with very strong work ethics and feels the key to success is to...

Celeste  Alas

Celeste Alas

Celeste believes in serendipity, timing and faith; “what’s meant to be, will always find its way…” Celeste began her career as a legal secretary in 2004.  Prior to joining Durie Tangri, Celeste worked at a national firm in the corporate bankruptcy division. ...

Wendy Bandilla

Wendy Bandilla

Wendy has dedicated 17 years to working in law firms, specializing in accounts receivable and payable, and billing.  She takes pride in the quality of her work. When she is not in the office she enjoys taking her daughter to explore new places.  Her family...

Wendy  Carpenter

Wendy Carpenter

Wendy brings over twenty years of litigation experience to Durie Tangri, having started her career at the Los Angeles law firm of Caldwell Leslie & Proctor, where she worked with Michael Proctor, Ben Au, and Andy Esbenshade.  She has supported all manner of...

Mieae Choi

Mieae Choi

Mieae believes that teamwork and communication lay the foundation for success. Prior to joining Durie Tangri, Mieae worked at Baker McKenzie LLP and assisted with the opening of the Baker LA office.  She has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation at...

Emanuel  Cortes

Emanuel Cortes

Emanuel received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of California at Davis in 2017. He started his career in IT working for an electrical construction company in the East Bay but has brought his tech support skills to Durie Tangri. When away...

Janelle  Cotton

Janelle Cotton

Janelle believes that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to doing, whether it be as an individual or with the help of others. Prior to joining Durie Tangri LLP, Janelle worked at a boutique patent litigation law firm.  Janelle has substantial...

Andréa  Duprée

Andréa Duprée

Andréa believes in the importance of completing every task to the best of one’s ability. She says that no task is too small to be done with excellence.  Andréa started her legal career at a small law firm in Oakland prior to attending CSU East Bay to finish her...

Margaret Ann  Franz

Margaret Ann Franz

Margaret Ann, a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, has been a paralegal for over two decades.  While she has worked primarily on complex business litigations, she also has experience in the land use and regulatory fields.

Reina Galindo

Reina Galindo

Reina believes in empowering teams to reach a common goal.  Reina joins Durie Tangri with extensive management experience in law firm operations and human resources.  She is a graduate of Loyola Law School, where she participated in the Judge Stephen O’Neil...

Susan  Griffin

Susan Griffin

Susan believes that hard work, tenacity and a commitment to excellence is the key to being successful in any setting.  Prior to joining Durie Tangri LLP, Susan worked at a number of AM Law 100 firms in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.  She is well versed in...

Vincent  Harrington

Vincent Harrington

Before becoming a paralegal, Vincent received his M.A. in Forensic Psychology with an emphasis on empirical behavioral profiling from John Jay College. It was here he learned that when attempting to solve any problem, it is important to ask the right question before...

Maureen  Hawk

Maureen Hawk

Maureen believes that if a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well. Maureen graduated from San Francisco State University with honors in history.  After pursuing various careers from books stores to the mortgage industry, Maureen joined Durie Tangri in 2009, the...

Edrina K. Martinez-Sanchez

Edrina K. Martinez-Sanchez

Edrina graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a B.A. in Communications. Before joining Durie Tangri, Edrina pursued music and the arts.  Edrina enjoys hiking, yoga, music, traveling and spending time with her husband and family. 

Jessica Mendez

Jessica Mendez

Jessica received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from California State University Dominguez Hills in 2021.  Jessica is a huge fan of Benito A. Martinez Ocasio. She enjoys reading, watching movies and eating ice cream. 

Nubia  Morales

Nubia Morales

Nubia graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a B.A. in Sociology and began her career in the legal field in 2011. Nubia enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with her husband and family. Go Dodgers!

Casey O’Neal

Casey O’Neal

Casey received his Bachelor of Arts in International Studies: Communications and Media Studies from Texas A&M University. He loves traveling and exploring new places, and spent several months studying and living in Barcelona. When Casey is out of the office, he...

Christina  Ortega

Christina Ortega

Christina received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California, San Diego in 2006. She also received her paralegal certificate from the University of San Diego in 2010. Christina grew up in the Bay Area. After spending 10 years in San Diego,...

Erika Pacheco

Erika Pacheco

Erika graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.A. in Communication in 2015. She began her career at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP first as a receptionist, and then as a paralegal for their patent litigation group. Erika has attended several district court...

Jennifer Posada

Jennifer Posada

Jennifer graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Criminal Justice and Minor in Sociology in 2005.  She began her career as a legal secretary in 2006, with her primary focus in commercial litigation. Jennifer is a San Francisco native and...

Stephen  Rodriguez

Stephen Rodriguez

Stephen thrives on an atmosphere of hard work, dedication, a bit of chaos, and a lot of humour. Stephen has worked in law firms as a Staff Accountant, performing a variety of accounting functions, from payroll and accounts payable, to billing and accounts receivable,...

Rick L. Rosser

Rick L. Rosser

Rick believes that love, laughter and the power of music can change the world. A native of Ohio, Rick attended college and law school in Kentucky, receiving a JD from the University of Kentucky.  Upon passing the bar, he spent several years in the U.S. Navy’s...

Melissa  Sotto

Melissa Sotto

A native to the Bay Area, Melissa graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Communications.  Melissa began her legal career in 2012 at a boutique, plaintiff-only employment law firm. Melissa joined Durie Tangri in 2014. In January of 2018,...

Charles  Weinroth

Charles Weinroth

Charles is an avid proponent of the Heinleinian dictum “specialization is for insects.”  In his role as Durie Tangri’s IT Director, he gets the opportunity to strain that theory near to the breaking point as he handles the firm’s user support and infrastructure needs,...

J. Scott Wirtz

J. Scott Wirtz

Scott believes employee empowerment is the key to building and maintaining a successful team. Scott is a Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years of experience in the legal industry.  In those years he has materially participated in all aspects of financial...