Our Team at the Law Offices of Seana B. Thomas

Our Staff

Seana B. Thomas, Attorney at Law

Seana B. Thomas

Managing Attorney

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.  She also has joined the Board of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, as the Santa Barbara County representative of this SoCal organization.

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Seana B. Thomas, Attorney at Law

Kristine A. Vance

Managing Attorney, Medicare/Lien Reimbursement Division

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.

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Eleanor Greenberg, Medicare Associate

Eleanor Greenberg

Medicare Associate

Eleanor Greenberg graduated from Chapman University in 2015 with her bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Eleanor began her legal career at a Personal Injury Law firm in Pennsylvania prior to moving to Santa Barbara and transitioning to the financial sector. Eleanor has since returned to law and joined the Law Office of Seana Thomas in May of 2020, where she enjoys her work on the Medicare Team and learning the defense side of Civil Litigation.

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Amanda Rogers, Medicare/lien Reimbursement Consultant

Amanda Rogers

Medicare/lien Reimbursement Consultant

Amanda Rogers has an extensive medical background previously working in pre-hospital and hospital settings. As a Lien Reimbursement Consultant, she specializes to ensure compliance with The Medicare Secondary Payer Statutes and Regulations (the MSP) as well as obtaining all statutory lien information. She ensures timely processing of a Final Demand after settlement or judgment, and proper closure of file within the Medicare system with as much finality as the system permits. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, she continues to raise her family here, enjoying the sunshine and warm weather.

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Raymond D. Chandler

Counsel

Raymond Chandler was born in New York City in 1946 He attended SUNY Stony Brook where he earned a B.A. in 1968 and a B.S. in 1975. After moving to Santa Barbara, California in 1976, he worked in the construction field for twenty years. He earned his J.D. from Santa Barbara College of Law and was admitted to the bar in 2001.

 

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Seana B. Thomas Law Firm Team Lunch Group Picture

Seana B. Thomas Law Firm Team Lunch Group Picture

Seana B. Thomas Law Firm Team Lunch Group Picture

Our team also includes: Lead Paralegal Aeria Bolden, Lead Medicare Assistant Fani Windsong, Bookkeeper Margaret Dear, and Kerri Vincent manages our firm’s billing. We receive outstanding IT support and website design from Tarfoot Consulting

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