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.

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.

Theresa Cordero, Paralegal, Office Manager

Theresa Cordero

Litigation Manager/Lead Paralegal

Theresa Cordero is a Paralegal, 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.



Raymond D. Chandler


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.


Team Photos

Seana B. Thomas Law Firm Anniversary Team Picture
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Our team also includes: Senior Lien Reimbursement Consultants Leah Vergel De Dios and Lorna Gilmore, 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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