Seana B. Thomas
Attorney Seana Thomas is a recognized authority on Medicare Secondary Payer law (MSP) and procedure, and has been a civil litigator in California for over 25 years. She has been awarded an AV-Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell after extensive peer review. Since 2008, Ms. Thomas has been involved in the analysis and understanding of issues relating to the existing Medicare Secondary Payer reimbursement system, current and anticipated revisions in MSP law and procedure in the liability context, and the effect they have on the rights and obligations of “primary payers” (RREs), beneficiaries and their counsel in liability claims or lawsuits asserted by a Medicare beneficiary.
Kristine A. Vance
Kristine A. Vance, Esq. is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, receiving her JD and passing the California bar exam in 1998. Krystie provides contract services for the firm, while she continues the important work of raising her young children. Krystie is admitted to practice before all the courts of the State of California, and is a member of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association, Lawyers’ Club and Women’s Law Caucus.
Paralegal / Office Manager
Theresa Cordero is a Paralegal and also the firm’s Office Manager. She was born in Worcester, MA. Theresa moved to Los Angeles in 1979 where she began her legal career at the firm of Wilson, Elser, Edelman & Dicker. She relocated to Santa Barbara in 1986 and completed the Paralegal Program at UCSB in 1991. Theresa has worked in many different areas of law through the years, including litigation/corporate/ real estate/tax and business law. She joined the firm upon its reopening in March, 2010, and has been a driving force in identifying and training talented legal support staff, along with her many other duties.
Lauren Lambert, Paralegal, moved to Santa Barbara in 1997 and attended UCSB and Santa Barbara City College, majoring in English. She spent a semester studying abroad in Cambridge, England. Lauren completed the ABA-Approved Paralegal Professional Certificate Program at UCSB in winter, 2011. She joined the firm in August, 2011, bringing a broad range of organizational and legal support experience, as well as excellent research skills, to the firm.
Legal Assistant / IT Support
April Yates is originally from Glendora, California, where she gained experience working in landlord/tenant law. She moved to Santa Barbara in 2009 to begin her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. April graduated from UCSB in June, 2012, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy with an emphasis in ethics and public policy. She plans to attend law school, and will continue to work remotely for the firm as her studies permit. Our hope is she will join the firm after she finishes law school and passes the Bar.
Our team also includes: Law Clerk Cassandra Glanville, Bookkeeper Margaret Dear, and Kerri Vincent manages our firm’s billing. We receive outstanding IT support and website design from Tarfoot Consulting and Chris Soriano of ComputerNtel