Charles D. Caraway 2018-06-13T01:58:02+00:00
Member Type
Rising Star
Practice Area
Car Accident Attorney, Personal Injury Attorneys, Wrongful Death Attorneys
Charles D. Caraway
2366 Gold Meadow Way Gold River California 95670 US

Charles D. Caraway, Esq., is a dedicated personal injury lawyer serving Greater Sacramento Area representing individuals who have been harmed or seriously injured by negligence or intentional misconduct. His practice is exclusively focused on injury law and guiding clients through the legal process for obtaining compensation to help pay for the host of expenses after an accident. Charles’ goal is to help you and your loved ones move forward with your recovery. Charles is a licensed to practice in California, as well as the United States District Court and the Eastern District of California. He is a proud member of the California Trial Lawyers Association and the Sacramento Bar Association. Charles has always served the community and continues this practice through his work at Caraway Injury Attorneys. Shortly after high school, Charles enlisted with the Marines and has always been interested in local police and law enforcement. He served for four years before being honorably discharged and returning to school to get his degree in History from Sacramento State and his J.D. from McGeorge University.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Vehicle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Dog Bytes
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
Member Type
Rising Star
Practice Area
Car Accident Attorney, Personal Injury Attorneys, Wrongful Death Attorneys
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Jeni is a passionate family law advocate. She understands that all families are different and views the law as a tool to help people in their day-to-day lives—whether it’s protecting their happiness or planning for secure futures. Jeni’s belief that all people deserve access to justice is evident in her experience helping clients with divorce, property division, custody, child and spousal support, adoption, nuptial agreements, and domestic violence restraining orders. Jeni represents families in family law and divorce matters all across the Bay Area. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Jeni was a middle school teacher in the Oakland Unified School District. Originally from the Midwest and half-Filipino, she fell in love with the beauty and diversity of the Bay Area and sought to further contribute to the community. Jeni’s background in education and public interest, coupled with her experience representing children in the foster care system, gives her a unique perspective on custody and visitation issues. Jeni is currently the Co-President of the Family Law Executive Committee of the Alameda County Bar Association and volunteers in the Alameda Courts assisting self-represented family law litigants. In her free time, she enjoys running in the Oakland hills, hiking, and traveling.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody and Child Support
  • Domestic Violence
  • Restraining Orders



Erik Christensen is a graduate of UC Hastings, College of the Law, where he was a judicial extern at the California Supreme Court and at the First District Court of Appeal, and he was a law clerk for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Victim Impact Program (sometimes referred to as the “Special Victims Unit.”) His experience also includes years of service with the 101st Airborne’s Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps., from which Erik draws his rigor and precision while representing his clients. Erik has also worked extensively in the business start-up world of San Francisco and he brings that knowledge and enthusiasm to his practice, which includes business transaction, business litigation, labor and employment, and appellate work. Erik holds CALI Excellence for the Future Award, and a Witkin Award for Academic Excellence, in Negotiation and Settlement. In his free time, Erik enjoys hiking, backpacking, and swimming in the Sierra Mountains. When he is not outdoors, Erik is working on new business projects with friends and colleagues, and volunteering his time in the community.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • Regulatory Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation

Roxana M. Jauregui is an attorney in California who focuses on matters of Family Law.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Bay Area attorney practicing family law, dedicated to individualized representation with compassion.


Valerie Fenchel is the founder of Fenchel Family Law. Her legal services empower men and women to navigate marriage and divorce toward more vibrant futures. She advises clients, devises strategies, and works with therapists, actuaries, and forensic accountants to settle or litigate cases. As a witness to the damage caused by divorce over the course of her career as a family law attorney and educator, Valerie has gained extensive experience in helping families in crisis. Valerie is actively involved in the legal community. She is the Lead Attorney of Shalom Bayit’s Pro Bono Legal Panel, Secretary of the Jewish Bar Association of San Francisco, and is completing a fellowship on the board of the Jewish Community High School of the Bay.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Steven Allen Dinneen is a peer-endorsed attorney representing families all across California. His knowledge and experience in the various aspects of family law have given him the tools to successfully resolve cases for his clients.

Licensed to practice law in 2007, Mr. Dinneen has received recognition for his integrity, honesty and willingness to communicate. He believes that by working together, his clients can achieve the best outcome possible.

Mr. Dinneen has a very extensive knowledge of the law and also understands the personal and emotional dynamics that are involved in all family law cases. He works to reach reasonable settlements whenever possible.

Owner of the Law Offices of Steven A. Dinneen, Mr. Dinneen handles a wide variety of family law cases including divorce, military divorce, domestic violence, paternity, child custody and visitation, spousal maintenance, spousal support and modifications, among others.

In addition, he is skilled in cases involving guardianships, prenuptial and postnupital agreements and marital property division. Mr. Dinneen’s experience demonstrates that he is not afraid to tackle any case.

Mr. Dinneen is dedicated to staying at the top of his legal practice, and strives to stay up-to-date on current legal matters. He has been rated a 9.0 “Superb” attorney by and maintains solid client and peer reviews.

Primarily practicing out of his office in San Jose, California, Mr. Dinneen handles cases throughout the state, including Santa Clara, San Mateo, Monterey, and Alameda counties.

Family law matters can be complex and emotionally charged. Mr. Dinneen is dedicated to helping his clients reach amicable solutions to their marital or family law cases whenever possible. With a passion and drive for advocacy, Mr. Dinneen takes every client’s needs into consideration and works diligently to protect their rights.


2006, California Western School of Law, San Diego, California

2001, San Jose State University, San Jose, California
Bar Admissions

2007, State Bar of California

Professional Associations/Memberships

2015-Present    National Association of Distinguished Counsel

2013-Present    Santa Clara County Barristers Club

2013-Present    ProVisors

2008-Present    Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law Section

2008-Present    Santa Clara County Bar Association

2007-Present    State Bar of California


2016    Client Satisfaction Award             American Institute of Family Law Attorneys

2016    Nation’s Top One Percent             National Association of Distinguished Counsel

2016    Top 10 Under 40                            National Academy of Family Law Attorneys

2016    Top 100 Lawyers                           The National Advocates

2016    Rising Star                                      Super Lawyers

2016    Nation’s Top One Percent             National Association of Distinguished Counsel

2015    Client Satisfaction Award             American Institute of Family Law Attorneys

2015    Rising Star                                      Super Lawyers

2014    Rising Star                                      Super Lawyers

2014    Client’s Choice Award for 2014    Avvo

2013    Client’s Choice Award for 2013    Avvo

2013    Rising Star                                      Super Lawyers


Liz is a practicing attorney and the managing director of Moskowitz LLP. She oversees client service, firm operations, and business development. With 20 years of experience at the firm, Liz has helped hundreds of clients facing tax controversies, investigations, and criminal tax charges, and has played a key role in the successful expansion of the firm’s services to clients. She leads introductory meetings with business owners and other individuals facing tax issues, taking the time to understand the specifics of each situation and assess the best course of action. Liz understands the worry and turmoil that often comes with unanticipated tax issues, and is dedicated to ensuring that clients receive the help and advocacy they need.

Areas of Practice

  • Tax Law
  • International Tax Law
  • Criminal Tax Law
  • Marketing and Business Development
  • Outside Counsel Case Coordination

I received my Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence Degree in Biol­ogy at the Uni­ver­sity of Utah, while also tak­ing Chem­istry and Physics courses as well. From there, I moved out to Sacra­mento, CA and went to The Uni­ver­sity of the Pacific’s McGe­orge School of Law, where I received a Doc­tor­ate of Law degree, while also spe­cial­iz­ing in Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty Law (includ­ing Patent, Trade­mark, Copy­right, Sports and Enter­tain­ment Law). Dur­ing law school, I interned at the Pub­lic Defender’s Office in the Juve­nile depart­ment and began my career as a defense attorney.

I really look for­ward to meeting you and help­ing you feel com­fort­able with under­stand­ing your rights and what to expect from the judi­cial sys­tem. I promise that I will do so with com­pas­sion and respect while main­tain­ing my eth­i­cal duties to my clients and the courts.

Doc­tor­ate of Law

The Uni­ver­sity of the Pacific’s McGe­orge School of Law

Bar Number: 255312
Admittance: 3/10/2008

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Mr. Gordon’s advocacy career has included serving as Deputy Campaign Manager for a Congressional race, being a representative for the Southern Poverty Law Center in Sacramento, and lobbying on behalf of a large health care coalition for women’s rights in California. Mr. Gordon attended the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and was named a Barrister’s Scholarship Recipient. During his time there he received both the Capital Commendation for Public Service, earned the Capital Certificate in Public Law and Policy, and received his Mediation Certificate. Mr. Gordon also studied Human Rights at the University of Salzburg in Austria and was an instructor at an inner city high school teaching Introduction to Criminal Law and coach to the school’s mock trial team to victory in the regional competition, all before receiving his Juris Doctorate. After graduation, Mr. Gordon became a patient advocate and commissioner of the County of Santa Cruz Integrated Community Health Commission. Mr. Gordon worked with multiple attorneys in the area on civil and criminal cases before partnering with Jack Gordon to form The Gordon Law Group. During his career Mr. Gordon has protected the rights of clients on issues including parole violations, DUI, drug crimes, robbery, battery, assault with a deadly weapon, sex crimes and murder. Having a diverse advocacy background has made Mr. Gordon significantly effective at achieving a desired resolution for challenging situations.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Civil Law

The founder of our law firm, Russell Goodrow, is known as a dedicated, knowledgeable, and honest personal injury attorney who is focused solely on recovering the maximum amount of compensation for his clients. He has over 10 years of experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases, and has tried cases in both federal and state courts.


Each client is given the opportunity to schedule a free initial consultation with our law firm where they will receive legal advice and guidance from our skilled attorney. We understand that it may be difficult to find time to meet with an attorney, which is why Russell Goodrow is more than happy to make home or hospital visits if it is more convenient for you. Mr. Goodrow practices law in the state of California and throughout the western United States. Attorney Russell Goodrow can be reached directly at 415-655-9478 or by email at [email protected].


Lucy Allen first began investigating bicycle accidents and assisting injured cyclists in 2012, and is now an Associate with Bay Area Bicycle Law. She has a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, one of the top 10 law schools in the country. Before joining Bay Area Bicycle Law, Lucy defended Northern California’s forest ecosystems and worked on cases involving the Equal Access to Justice Act and the Freedom of Information Act. Her legal work has included drafting an amicus curiae brief to the California Supreme Court. In law school, she worked for a number of public interest organizations, received numerous awards including an American Jurisprudence award, served as Publishing Editor for the Ecology Law Quarterly, and served as a student supervisor for a Student-Initiated Legal Services Project. Upon graduating she was awarded a Berkeley Law Public Interest Fellowship.

Areas of Practice

  • Bicycle Law

Ali Yousefi was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2012. Mr. Yousefi received his LL.M. in Taxation from Golden Gate University in 2013, and a Juris Doctorate degree from John F. Kennedy University School of Law in 2011. During law school, Mr. Yousefi received multiple awards for earning the highest grades in several courses, as well as graduating with SUMA CUM LAUDE Honors.

Mr. Yousefi has earned widespread recognition as a personable, and knowledgeable attorney. In 2015 and 2017, Mr. Yousefi was recognized as a top lawyer by Sacramento Magazine. In 2016 and 2017, Mr. Yousefi was recognized as one of the top ten best Employment and Labor Law Attorneys in California by the American Institute of Legal Counsel.

  • Bar Association of San Francisco.
  • Bar Association of San Mateo.
  • Bar Association of Sacramento.

We speak English, Spanish, and Farsi/Persian

  1. American Institute of Legal Counsel (2017) – Top 10 Best Labor & Employment Attorney (Labor & Employement Law).
  2. Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyer (2017).
  3. Lawyers of Distinction (2017) – Mr. Yousefi has been admitted as a certified member by Lawyers of Distinction in the area of Civil Litigation.
  4. Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyer (2015) – Civil Litigation.
  5. Graduated with Suma Cum Laude Honors (2011) – Law School Top Honor Award.

Olga A. Koplik started her career working as a paralegal for personal injury, employment, corporate, and family law firms. Mrs. Koplik worked as a paralegal for over 10 years and obtained great experience in the litigation field. ​ Mrs. Koplik graduated with Honors from MTI College, obtaining an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies, and Kaplan University, obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Koplik obtained her Juris Doctor Degree from Concord Law School while working as a paralegal and taking care of her family. ​ Now as an attorney, Mrs. Koplik is very dedicated to her clients and makes herself readily available to discuss any concerns they may have. Mrs. Koplik makes her clients a priority on a daily basis and often conducts research to better serve her clients. Mrs. Koplik strives to make sure her clients are well-informed about their case, including the complexities, throughout the litigation process. ​ Mrs. Koplik specializes in family law and personal injury Law in Sacramento, Roseville, Citrus Heights, El Dorado, Folsom, and Elk Grove California. Mrs. Koplik also speaks Russian, Ukrainian, and Romanian and is always more than happy to provided service to those who have language barriers.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law



Ms. Weiss has tried numerous cases, including having first chaired a recent trial victory in San Francisco Superior Court wherein she returned with a verdict multiple times the Defendant’s top settlement offer. Ms. Weiss also heads pre-trial negotiations and mediations, prepares pre-trial motions and trial briefs for numerous cases, works extensively with accident-reconstruction and medical experts, and regularly conducts/defends client and witness depositions. Ms. Weiss loves working as a personal injury attorney. An accident is a painful and traumatic event and unfortunately, insurance companies take advantage of unrepresented individuals by unjustly denying their claims or severely undervaluing their injuries. Full of energy and enthusiasm, Ms. Weiss enjoys a good fight and helping hurt cyclists navigate an insurance system designed to promote profits over helping negligently injured individuals. And as someone that commutes to work by bike, Ms. Weiss enjoys helping cyclists in particular — a group that is generally under-represented and especially vulnerable on the roads. Having been an active participant in debate and mock trial throughout school, Ms. Weiss thoroughly enjoys advocating for others. One of those rare individuals who likes bartering, Ms. Weiss is highly involved in her cases and prides herself on negotiating the greatest settlement possible for her clients. Intellectually curious, Ms. Weiss takes as many continuing education courses as possible and has received extensive training in litigating traumatic brain injuries — an important issue considering the prevalence of head injuries in cycling accidents. Ms. Weiss speaks fluent German and Chinese, having lived in both Germany and China. In her free time, Michelle enjoys samba dancing, learning languages, fitness, traveling, and reading. Despite having taken Chinese lessons twice per week and working as a fitness instructor throughout law school, Michelle graduated in the top quarter of her class from Santa Clara University. During law school, Michelle was active in moot court and was assistant coach to the international arbitration moot court team.

Areas of Practice

  • Bicycle Law

Robert (“Bobby”) Cashen joined MTSA in 2016. He has exclusively practiced family law since he passed the bar in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, Bobby was an associate at a well-known, high-asset family law firm in Menlo Park. He also served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Linda Colfax of the Unified Family Court in San Francisco, and clerked at a family law firm in Santa Clara. Bobby has organizational skills and a passion for family law that lead him to be a valued and knowledgeable team member on MTSA’s large-asset cases. Bobby graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the law in 2014. While in law school, Bobby received various awards for his writing and oral advocacy, including the second best oralist award at the National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition. The CALI Excellence for the Future Award and Witkin Award in Academic Excellence in Professional Responsibility was awarded to him as well. Bobby served as a Teaching Assistant in both the first year Moot Court and second year Appellate Advocacy classes, and served on the Moot Court Board. In his free time, Bobby enjoys playing golf, skiing, and the outdoors.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Modifications



I have over seven years of experience working with clients that have been injured in car accidents, slip/trip and falls, even those injured through criminal activity. I am driven by a dedication to compassionate, professional, and thoughtful communication with each and every client. Setting the tone for an engaging and warmhearted relationship with clients begins immediately when contact is established. I am dedicated to understanding my client’s needs, concerns, and expectations. This also goes for my construction clients. I work for clients that are contractors involved in disputes with property owners, contractors involved in licensing board complaints, and am involved in major public works projects.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Law

Nathan LaMotte attended the Santa Clara University School of law. During his time there, he always had an interest in family law. He spent two semesters working as an extern at a bay area boutique family law and estate planning firm where he assisted the founding attorney in a variety of family law cases. During his time at Santa Clara law, he was also awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Evidence.

Upon graduation, Nathan was offered a law clerk position at the same boutique family law firm and continued working on many challenging family law matters. Soon after passing the bar, Nathan was hired as an associate attorney at the Law Office of Elainie Honjas, a prominent family law firm located in downtown San Jose. He worked closely with Elainie Honjas on many complex family law cases, helping her clients achieve the best possible resolution of their family law matter. In his nearly two years as an associate, he worked diligently to hone his family law skills, learning the many nuances and challenges of a family law case. In 2016, Nathan decided to start his own law practice with the goal of providing zealous, yet affordable, legal representation to family law litigants in the Bay Area.

Nathan is also very involved with Santa Clara County legal community. He has been an active member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the family law sections of the California Bar Association and Santa Clara County Bar Association since passing the California Bar. He is presently serving as the Secretary of the Santa Clara County Bar Association’s Family Law Section. If you are interested in Nathan’s zealous representation for your family law matter, please call for a free consultation.

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