Lawyer Directory 2018-06-13T01:58:02+00:00
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Maria’s practice is focused on the areas of family law, education law, and wills and trusts. She’s a certified guardian ad litem and a certified family court mediator. Many times when a client comes in, it’s in a time of crisis. Maria’s goal is to guide people in finding the best resolution possible with the least amount of stress.

Maria received her law degree from the Charleston School of Law, where she attended on a partial academic scholarship. During her time there she was honored with the CALI Award of Excellence in the areas of Family Law and Legal Research and Writing and received the Pro Bono Award at graduation for providing more than 100 hours of pro bono legal work.. Her pro bono work included serving as an adult guardianship volunteer in the probate court and volunteering at the domestic violence clinic at the Charleston County Courthouse. She also served as the Student Chair of the Academic Committee for the law school.

A wife and mother, Maria lives in Charleston and is actively involved with her church. Prior to becoming an attorney, she was a practicing Board Certified Behavior Analyst in the Lowcountry. She founded a local company that provides therapy, testing, and psychiatric services for children with behavioral and psychological disorders. Her Bachelor’s degree is in psychology from Chapman University in Orange, California and her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in Marriage & Family Therapy, from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

She went on to complete post-graduate coursework through the University of Texas at Denton in Applied Behavior Analysis, receiving her Board Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2008. She also taught for the graduate program at the University of West Florida for 2 years as an adjunct professor in the Department of Behavior Analysis and served as a clinical supervisor for individuals pursuing their certification.

Maria is committed to continuing her involvement in advocating for children with special needs. She’s served on the Board of the Walk for Autism-Charleston for the last 4 years, serving as the Interim President in the past and currently as the Secretary.

Current memberships include the South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ), the American Bar Association (ABA), the Charleston County Bar Association (CBA), Dorchester County Bar Association, Berkeley County Bar Association, South Carolina Bar, the Children’s Law Committee of the South Carolina Bar, the Education Law Committee of the South Carolina Bar, the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, and the Mediation and Meeting Center of Charleston.

Kyle has devoted his entire practicing career to helping the needs of individuals against insurance companies and business entities. He represents those whom have been injured in motor vehicle accidents, injured on the job, slip and fall, and any personal injury situation. His clients refer to him as a friendly attorney who works on a personal level to make his clients feel comfortable with the process of an injury claim or lawsuit. He has represented thousands successfully and would invite the opportunity to help you or a loved one through their injury claim.

Areas of Practice

Motor Vehicle Accidents
Wrongful Death
Personal Injury
Motorcycle Accidents
Trucking Accidents
Workers Compensation
Slip and Fall
Premise Liability
Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

Mediation Certification, Alabama State Bar Association

Bar Admissions

Alabama, 2007


Faulkner University, Jones School of Law, Montgomery, Alabama
Honors: With Distinction
Birmingham Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama
Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

Montgomery County Bar Young Lawyers Section, Board Member, 2010 – 2012
Alabama State Bar
Montgomery County Bar Association
Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Counsel
Montgomery County Trial Lawyers
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice

Pro Bono Activities

Alabama Volunteer Lawyer Program and Montgomery County Bar VLP Member, 2007 – Present
Wills For Heroes Program, 2007 – Present
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Rachel Drude-Tomori, Esq., LL.M. is a Partner with Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. specializing in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law. She believes that your assets should be protected against creditors, predators, divorce, unnecessary taxes, and even the poor decisions of your heirs themselves. She frequently helps clients preserve their legacies, increase privacy, and qualify for long-term medical care through creative planning strategies.

Rachel frequently assists individuals and business owners in protecting their legacies from government and creditor interference. She has developed estate plans for business owners, corporate executives, wealthy individuals and professionals and their families with a wide range of estate planning objectives. She also develops estate plans for modest estates aiming to avoid probate and secure financial stability for loved ones. Rachel frequently assists clients facing complicated questions about how to meet the health care and financial needs of their elderly loved ones.

Other practice areas include: Wills, Trusts (including Revocable Trusts and Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts), Estates, Probate Administration, Trust Administration, Taxation, Business Succession and Corporate Planning, Real Estate, Medicaid Planning, and Probate and Trust Litigation. Rachel offers 30-minute complimentary consultations for first-time clients and makes house calls upon request.

Rachel earned a Master’s Degree (LL.M.) in Estate Planning from the University of Miami School of Law Graduate Program in Estate Planning. Rachel also received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami, graduating Cum Laude. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Loyola University, where she majored in English & Writing, receiving the University’s annual award for Excellence in Writing and admission into Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society).

During her studies at the University of Miami School of Law, Rachel was an active member of the Honor Society of Bar and Gavel, as well as the Editorial Board of the International & Comparative Law Review. She contributed to the law school newspaper as Lifestyle Editor & Staff Writer, served as Project Leader for HOPE (Helping Others Through Pro Bono Efforts) and traveled to Leipzig, Germany to present her original paper and presentation, “U.S. Succession Law and the Case for Testamentary Freedom.” Rachel consistently made the Dean’s List and received the Book Awards for Partnership Tax and Legal Elements.

Rachel is a member of the Florida Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar. She is also a member of the Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association and the St. Petersburg Bar Association, serving on the Editorial Board and as a regular Contributing Writer for its monthly publication, The Paraclete. Other literary accomplishments include: contributions to Thomson Reuters Westaw’s Practical Law attorney content; contributions and probate case summaries for ActionLine (Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section); contributions/editing for BNA Tax Managements Portfolios; original article “Incorporating Art & Collectibles Into Your Estate Plan,” IT. Italian Trade Magazine, December 2010; Editorial Board for the New Orleans Literary Review.


Alvaro C. Sanchez earned his J.D. (Juris Doctorate) from Ave Maria School of Law and received his B.A. (Bachelor of Arts.) in International Business from Rollins College. He is admitted to practice in Florida and the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Florida.
Mr. Sanchez began his legal career serving as a law clerk for some of the most respected law firms in West Palm Beach, Orlando and Coral Gables where he gained experience working in commercial litigation and estate litigation. Now as an associate attorney with Burandt, Adamski & Feichthaler, Mr. Sanchez’s practice areas include real estate, business law, wills, probate and trusts, guardianships, family law, and divorce. He is an active member of the Cape Coral, Lee County, Collier County and Palm Beach County Bar Associations and a member of the Young Lawyers, Business Law, Real Property, Probate Law and Trial Lawyers Sections of the Florida Bar.
Mr. Sanchez was born and raised in Wellington, Florida. He is an avid outdoorsman, aviator, saltwater fisherman and sailor. Raised in a wonderfully large Cuban-American family, Mr. Sanchez is fluent in both English and Spanish. His community activities include participation in the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Harney Point of Cape Coral Kiwanis KidsFest and Young Professionals of Naples.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Transactions and Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Estate and Trust Planning
  • Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Landlord-Tenant Law (Commercial and Residential Evictions)
  • Guardianships for Elderly and Minors
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Family Law
  • Divorce

Litigation Percentage

  • 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2013


  • Ave Maria School of Law, Naples, Florida
    • Juris Doctorate
  • Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
    • B.A.
    • Major: International Business

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Active Member
  • Collier County Bar Association, Active Member
  • Florida Bar, Member
  • Lee County Bar Association, Active Member
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Section, Active Member
  • Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Active Member
  • Florida Bar, Real Property Section, Active Member
  • Florida Bar, Probate Law Section, Active Member
  • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section, Active Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Cape Coral Animal Shelter, Board Member
  • Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Harney Point of Cape Coral Kiwanis KidsFest
  • Young Professionals of Naples


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  • Spanish

Maegen Fox grew up in the small hill-country town of Marble Falls, Texas. She earned her B.S. from Texas A&M University with a major in Human Resource Development and a minor in Business Administration. After graduating from Texas A&M, Maegen spent three years working as a human resource manager and advisor in the oil & gas and healthcare industries.

Maegen attended South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas where she earned her J.D. At South Texas, she was President of the Real Estate Law Society. She also participated in South Texas Mock Trial team competitions. Maegen also received the CALI Award for Excellence for her legal research and writing skills in Advanced Products Liability.

While in law school, Maegen gained experience by completing internships for the 308th District Court and Harris County District Clerk’s office, and by clerking for a law firm specializing in mass tort litigation.

Maegen is involved with numerous volunteer organizations in the community of Odessa. She volunteers as a Judge for Ector County’s Teen Court Program. She is a Board Member for Odessa Day Nursery, which is a non-profit that provides discounted child-care to over 110 children. She is also a member of the Junior League of Odessa and Young Professionals of Odessa.

Primary Practice Areas
Civil Trial Law
Consumer Bankruptcy
Real Estate & Business Litigation
Labor-Employment Law
Wills & Probate

Admitted to Practice: 
State Bar of Texas, 2015
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Professional Associations: 
State Bar of Texas
Ector County Bar Association
Ector County Young Lawyer’s Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
American Bar Association (ABA)


Derek Johnson is a Partner with Gravis Law, PLLC at the firm’s Richland, WA location where he practices Estate Planning. Mr. Johnson is devoted to helping his clients create accurate estate plans, as they are paramount to end of life preparations. Mr. Johnson received his law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law. While earning his law degree, he spent two semesters in the tax law clinic and participated in creating Wills and Estate Plans for veterans. For the entirety of his law school career, he was involved in Gonzaga’s Society for Law in Business. During his tenure in the Society of Law and Business, Derek was involved in organizing three different business law CLE’s, spotlighting the Dodd-Frank Act, the Jobs Act, and Securities Regulations. During his last year in law school, he was awarded the title of President for the Society for Law and Business. Prior to attending Gonzaga, he obtained his undergraduate degree in communications with a Presidential Scholarship from the University of North Dakota. Mr. Johnson grew up in a small community in the Midwest. After multiple family trips to the Northwest, he decided that Washington was the place he eventually wanted to make his home. He moved to the Tri-Cities in 2014 and has been dedicated to helping the Tri-City community, since. When not in the office, he can be found golfing.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Litigation
  • Estate Administration
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Since obtaining my Texas Bar License in November, 2017, I have defended depositions, written answers and petitions, as well as written and argued motions and responses. I have also perform initial consultations with potential new clients. I work with these clients from start to finish and take ownership over every single case that I am fortunate enough to contribute to. I pride myself on being punctual and available for my clients.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Animal Rights
  • Wills
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law

Samuel W. Hinson was born and raised in Lexington, Tennessee. He is the son of Jane and Jack Hinson. Sam received his degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin where he majored in Communications and Minored in Psycology. Sam, like his father, also played 4 years of college golf on the UTM golf team. After graduating from UTM, Sam attended the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in Memphis, TN, where he graduated near the top of his class. Sam also competed in the National Mock Trial Competition while in Law School making it all the way to the top four schools in the United States. Since being admitted to the Bar in 2014, Sam has practiced in General Sessions, Juvenile, Circuit, and Chancery courts all over West Tennessee. Sam’s practice areas include Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Domestic Relations, Wills, Trusts, Estates, collections, landlord-tenant, and Corporate law.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Domestic Relations
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Collections
  • Landlord-tenant
  • Corporate law

Kyle graduated cum laude from the University of Tampa (B.S. 2010) where he studied economics and accounting and from Suffolk University Law School (J.D. 2013). He is licensed to practice law in the Rhode Island and Massachusetts state courts. Kyle currently practices in the areas of estate planning, corporate law and commercial transactions. Prior to joining Orson and Brusini Ltd. in 2015, Kyle concentrated in the areas of estate planning and asset protection for both modest and high net worth families and business owners, including powers of attorney, wills, trusts, estate and income tax planning, business succession planning, elder law and Medicaid planning, special needs planning, creditor protection, trust and estate administration, probate practice, and fiduciary advisory.

Areas of Practice

  • Business & Transactional Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Insolvency & Shareholder disputes
  • Litigation
  • Estate & Elder Law Planning

Alyssa Marie Recek is an attorney of Hoover Kacyon LLC , first joining the prior-named firm of Hoover Six & Associates as a law clerk in 2015. Alyssa graduated from the University of Akron in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Political Science. Ms. Recek then graduated from the University of Akron School of Law in 2016 with her Juris Doctor and is currently finishing her course work for her Masters in Business Administration, also at the University of Akron. Alyssa is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Akron Bar Association. As an attorney, Alyssa focuses her practice on family law, representing individuals in Divorce and Dissolution matters, as well as custody and visitation matters. Alyssa has tried cases in which settlements could not be reached between the parties in many different counties from Summit County to Ashland County. Alyssa also works with clients that wish to minimize the involvement of the Court in their affairs by crafting and negotiating agreements in the best interests of her clients. Alyssa has also assisted Partner Corinne Hoover Six in many contentious Domestic Relations trials, such as Divorces and Custody cases. In addition to her work in the family law field, Alyssa also practices juvenile law. Alyssa has represented parents, grandparents and third parties in various juvenile courts in custody and visitation matters. Additionally, Alyssa serves as a Guardian Ad Litem in Summit County, advocating for children’s best interests, giving her a different perspective of issues that potential clients may face. Alyssa also gained experience in traffic and criminal matters. While still in law school, Alyssa was a student volunteer at the CQE (Certificate of Qualification for Employment) Clinics held by the law school to help people petition the Court to be able to obtain licenses that their records would otherwise prohibit them from having. From there, Alyssa moved up to become a Certified Legal Intern for the Expungement Clinic offered by the University of Akron School of Law. In that capacity, Alyssa helped numerous clients in Summit County seal their records. As an attorney Alyssa has represented clients in various traffic matters, such as speeding tickets, DUIs as well as minor traffic accidents. Alyssa has also assisted Partner Attorney, Tad Hoover, in criminal trials in Summit County. Since becoming an attorney, Alyssa has also gained experience practicing Education Law under Attorney Elizabeth Grooms Taylor. Alyssa has represented Various Boards of Education across Northern Ohio in proceedings before County Board of Revisions, helping to ensure School Boards continue to get the appropriate funding via property taxes. Alyssa also takes interest in practicing other areas of law such as Estate Planning, Small Business Representation and Real Estate. Alyssa has experience in drafting Wills, Living Wills, Durable Power of Attorneys, and Healthcare Power of Attorneys for her clients to ensure that their affairs are in order.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Adoption
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Criminal
  • Traffic
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil and Education Law.

Ever since she was a child, Jammie has always wanted to become an attorney. Over the years of watching her peers suffer through divorce, abuse, and neglect, she quickly became interested in pursuing a career in family law. Driven by her determination to help families and those in need, she began her collegiate career at Nash Community College in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. During her time at NCC, she was the Parliamentarian for the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society and she was chosen by staff and faculty to represent the school at the Student Leadership Institute. In addition to participating in these activities, she made time in her studies to work three jobs while attending NCC. After completing the College Transfer program at Nash Community College, she attended North Carolina Wesleyan College where she graduated Cum Laude and received her B.A. in History with a minor in Political Science. While at NCWC she developed a passion for political science and joined the political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha. In her final semester, her dreams became a reality when she was accepted into North Carolina Central University School of law. At NCCU, she continued to be an active participant in campus activities. She was a member of the Intellectual Property Law Society, but devoted most of her time to the Pro Bono program which allowed her to help people who were less fortunate and in need of legal assistance. She participated in the Elder Law Project where she was able to gain experience writing wills for clients and the Lawyer on the Line Project where she assisted Legal Aid by providing clients with legal guidance as to how to handle their landlord-tenant matters. Jammie closed out her final year at law school through an externship with the Honorable Lori G. Christian of the Wake County Family Court writing pro se orders. Jammie is the oldest of six children. She has two sisters and three brothers and visits her family as often as possible. She has a passion for music and knows how to play the French Horn, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, and the Flute. In her spare time, she enjoys learning how to paint, sew, and knit with her friends.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Jorge is a knowledgeable and dedicated leader with a diverse background varying from Real Estate, Business Law and Family Law. Of a Peruvian background and raised in NYC, Jorge has many experiences from one of the most diverse cities in the world. This experience contributed to his expertise and ability to connect with people from many different backgrounds. It is what motivated him when he founded Jorge Vasquez’s, New York Litigators Inc and Exit Realty Direct. Jorge knows what it takes to get whatever job he takes on. Unlike many practitioners, he has been on both sides of the table on various occasions. He knows what you are going through and has felt the same emotions, feelings and doubts that you have about the process and ultimately the outcomes. He will take the time to educate you on the process, give his professional advice, and allow you to make a decision for yourself based on what you feel are your needs, wants and desires. Unlike many professionals, Jorge is always a phone call away no matter where he may be in the world. He has taken this work ethic and taught it to his students and his staff so that they can take it and apply it in the working world. When Jorge is not with his students or actively engaged in the practice of Real Estate or Law, he is always traveling to expand his knowledge. He is constantly learning from his experiences and his peers. Whether he in a combat zone in Iraq, climbing the Pyramids at Giza, walking the streets of Jerusalem, trekking the Mountains of Kazakhstan, or literally grabbing the bull by its horns while running in Pamplona there are no limits to his ambitions in travel or in representing you and your best interests. Jorge doesn’t work for you because has to; he works for you because he wants to; he believes in helping people achieve peace of mind. Jorge and his staff are here to support you in every way. We look forward to helping you.

Areas of Practice

  • Child Custody
  • Divorce
  • Criminal
  • Immigration
  • Personal Injury
  • Wills
  • trusts and estate

Jaclyn Healey earned her Bachelors degree at Ramapo College in just two and a half years before moving on to Law School. While at Ramapo she served as an officer for many organizations on campus and competed in Moot Court. Mrs. Healey earned her J.D. from Rutgers Law School where she also received her Certification in Corporate and Business Law. Mrs. Healey is a member Phi Delta Phi, she served as Vice-Magister during her time at Rutgers. She also served in the Rutgers Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic where she helped to represent incapacitated persons in guardianship matters, and acted as in-house counsel for a variety of local business and organizations. Mrs. Healey worked for the Honorable Travis L. Francis, A.J.S.C. Also, she volunteered with a Deaf Advocacy lawyer while she was at Rutgers. She then Clerked for the Honorable James F. Hyland, J.S.C. where she handled, Juvenile criminal matters, Mass Tort Litigation, and a variety of Civil Litigation issues. Now, at Wolfe Ossa Law, Mrs. Healey has helped clients with Guardianship matters, Palimony Litigation, Trusts, Estate Planning, and Estate Administration.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Wills
  • Guardianship
  • Expungements

After many years of public service Dustan decided to open his own practice to better serve those in need of legal assistance. The Abshire Law Firm, LLC main fields of practice are Criminal Defense and Family Law. Dustan is passionate about both areas of law because they both provide opportunities to genuinely help people in need. Dustan has been a life long public servant and this continues his ability to help the public. Dustan J. Abshire is a lifelong Lake Charles resident and a graduate of Barbe High School. Dustan began his career with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office after high school and stayed there for 15 years. He spent time in corrections, patrol and as a detective in the Sex Crimes/Severe Child Abuse Unit. While at CPSO, Dustan obtained a Criminal Justice degree from McNeese State University and went on to graduate from the Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Miss. He received a Doctorate of Jurisprudence and a Civil Law Certificate. His career with the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office began in June 2014 as an intern. Shortly after, Dustan was an investigator up until he was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in April 2015. After passing the bar exam, Dustan was given the opportunity to serve as an Assistant District Attorney for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorneys Office. He served as a felony prosecutor handling a wide variety of cases. Additionally, Dustan joined the law office of Bryant, Sigler, & Abshire, L.L.C. where his private practice focuses on Family Law involving matters of divorce, child custody, child support, wills, and successions for the people of Southwest Louisiana that are in need of assistance. Until he decided to open his own firm, Abshire Law Firm. Dustan has been married for 15 years and has one son and two stepdaughters. He served on the USSSA Board for baseball from 2008-2011 and has been a member of the Knights of Columbus with Our Lady Queen of Heaven.

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense

After receiving his undergraduate degree from Freed-Hardeman University in 2008, Wesley Baldwin served as a legal clerk for Goetz, Baldwin, Geddes P.C. It was during this time that Baldwin got his first real taste of the world of law. During his internship he made the decision to pursue law and was accepted to the Thomas Good Jones School of Law at Faulkner University. He graduated as a Juris Doctor in 2013. After graduation Baldwin served several externships while studying for the BAR exam; first in Kansas, and then where he would open his own law firm, in Georgia. Baldwin opened his firm in Donalsonville, Georgia on January 2nd 2015 where he, his wife Megan and their dog Walter have planted their roots and involved themselves with the community in Southwest Georgia. In addition to running his own practice, Baldwin is the preacher at the Donalsonville Church of Christ, a VP of the Donalsonville Lions Club, a board member of the Donalsonville Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Seminole County Recreation Board, a member of the Donalsonville Friendship House Fundraising Committee and the Head Coach of Little League team which placed 2nd in the state tournament.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
  • Civil Litigation and Wills and Estates

Originally from Atlanta, Eric moved to Panama City in 1991 and has called it home since. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Marines Corps. After serving in the Marines, Eric began to work as a police officer in the Panama City area. He worked as a full-time police officer from 2005 until 2011 and has remained a reserve officer from that time until the present. During Eric’s time as a police officer, he served in many roles and positions beyond that of entry level patrol functions. Eric specialized in traffic related offenses and investigation. He taught DUI detection techniques to officers old and new alike and also served as a traffic homicide investigator. While serving as a police officer Eric investigated thousands of traffic crashes ranging from minor fender benders to those involving serious bodily injury and death. Beyond his specialty in traffic related offenses and investigations, Eric was a training officer responsible for the instruction of new recruits to the police force. While completing his undergraduate studies, Eric served as an expert witness to many local attorneys in DUI defense, traffic crash analysis, and police procedure. After finishing undergraduate studies he enrolled in Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. While attending law school Eric focused his studies and efforts 100% on civil litigation. He was chosen to be on the schools traveling competition trial team and represented Faulkner Law at the Capital City Classic in Washington D.C. in 2015. Eric served as the president of Faulkner’s American Association of Justice student chapter. Eric also served on the Board of Advocates, an invitation-only group of students focused on honing litigation skills. Eric is an active member of the Florida Justice Association, an organization that focuses on developing trial skills and protecting the rights of every Florida citizen. The skills that he built over his career in law enforcement and as an expert witness allow him to view cases through the lens of an investigator, not just an attorney.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Wills
  • General Practice

Anchored Solutions was created to provide expert services anchored in integrity and efficiency with an attorney, mediator, and arbitrator who cares. Born and raised in sunny South Florida I found a passion for both the law and all things marine. That passion fueled my attendance at Nova Southeastern University where I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Biology and eventually my Juris Doctorate. Many speculate on the differences between these paths however both have shaped my process. I have learned compassion for my surroundings and those within it while also how to pursue motivated justice. My primary focus is to personally ensure my clients are protected from unforeseen circumstance as well as delicately shielding my clients from unethical, yet common, practices. I believe a client’s wellbeing should trump greed thus I intend to provide detailed and thorough work product with upfront expenses allowing all involved to achieve their ultimate goal.

Areas of Practice

  • Wills and Trusts
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Family Mediation
  • Arbitraton

Bryan M. Truyol, Esq. is a bilingual family law attorney who has worked for the Law Offices of Karim Batista, P.A. since 2016. Mr. Truyol represents individuals in various family law matters, including dissolutions of marriage, prenuptial agreements, domestic violence, paternity, and the modification of various post-dissolution issues such as alimony and child support. He is also an adjunct professor for the FIU College of Law Domestic Violence Project and Community Lawyering Legal Clinic, in which he supervises law students in the areas of domestic violence and family law. Mr. Truyol is a graduate of Florida International University College of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude in the top 10% of his class. During his time in law school, Mr. Truyol also served as the founding president of the Family Law Society and served as an intern for the Domestic Crimes Unit at the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office, the Honorable Marcia Caballero in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, and several private law firms in different practice areas. Mr. Truyol was also the recipient of several awards during his time in law school, including the FIU Legal-Medical Partnership Clinic Award, the Pro Bono Service Award and several book awards for earning the highest grade in his classes, including evidence, wills and trusts, employment discrimination, criminal procedure and U.S. and Florida law and procedure.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Family Mediator

Attorney Troy Pearson has lived in North County San Diego for more than 25 years. He grew up in the suburb of Poway, California, and currently resides in San Marcos, California. After helping a friend sort their life out after a traumatic brain injury, it inspired Mr. Pearson to eventually pursue a career in law and advocate on behalf of victims who have been seriously injured. Mr. Pearson went on to attend Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2012, where interned at various personal injury firms gaining invaluable experience and fostering professional relationships. He also clerked at the Alternate Public Defender’s Office in Vista, CA. There he worked on several high-profile homicide cases and a jury trial to verdict. Mr. Pearson received an award, recognizing “pro-bono” hours for his legal service to the community. Mr. Pearson graduated law school in 2015 and passed the California Bar Exam on his first attempt. He then worked as an associate for SMS Law Firm in Mission Valley, aiding clients in family law, estate planning, immigration and civil matters. He later worked at the Law Office of Evan W. Walker, further honing his advocacy skills, working exclusively on personal injury cases. Mr. Pearson is a tireless advocate, who is determined to vindicate the rights of his clients who have been wrongly injured. In his free-time, Mr. Pearson enjoys an active lifestyle, the San Diego weather and spending quality time with his close friends and family. Education: B.A. Communications; California State University San Marcos J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice: State of California U.S. District Court, Southern District of California Professional Affiliations: California Bar Association San Diego Bar Association North County Bar Association Hon. J. Clifford Wallace American Inn of Court Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Clients’ Choice Award 2017

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Implied Warranty of Habitability
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts



Jena is an Associate in Fragomen’s Phoenix office. She has processed and overseen the filing and application of thousands of nonimmigrant visas (e.g., L-1A, L-1B, TN and J-1). She has worked on unique B1/B2 visa cases, such as B1 in lieu of H3 applications and B2 Domestic Employee applications. In addition, she has experience with PERM applications and immigrant petitions. Prior to joining Fragomen, Jena was a law student intern at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Chief Counsel, where she worked on asylum cases. While in law school, Jena was President of the Immigration Law Students Association and the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Jena is an advocate in the immigration community, assisting The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project with Special Immigrant Juvenile and Adjustment of Status cases, as well as participating in citizenship and DACA fairs. Working with Wills for Heroes, Jena has prepared legal documents for police officers, firefighters and first responders, including wills, living wills and powers of attorney. Jena is active in the community as a member of the Arizona Asian American Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and a former Board Member of the Santa Clara Sister Cities nonprofit organization. Jena speaks English, French and Mandarin.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration Law
  • Nonimmigrant Visas
  • Permanent Residence
  • Immigration Services for Family Members


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