Avrek’s attorneys and dedicated staff have represented injured accident victims for more than 30 years. Our areas of practice include; catastrophic injuries resulting from automobile, motorcycle, pedestrian, bicycle, ATV, construction site, defective product and other types of serious accidents.
Meet the Personal Injury Attorneys & Staff at Avrek Law Firm
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“I know the law really well,” she says. “I know a lot of the quirks in case law that most other attorneys are not familiar with, so I can really maneuver my cases to provide the best service and the best results to my client.”
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Melody’s achievements as a lawyer are extensive. She has recently been selected as one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 attorneys in the United States. Membership is limited to only 40 trial attorneys in California each year, making it an extremely prestigious and rare award. In 2014, she was also selected as Dewitt, Algorri and Algorri’s trial attorney of the year. Melody was selected to the 2015 and 2016 Southern California Rising Stars list, an honor for lawyers who present excellence in their practice.
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Anthony was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. While growing up, Anthony played basketball and had the opportunity to travel across the US for AAU Basketball. Since he played since he was eight years old, he credits much of his competitive mindset to the sport. In addition to athletics, Anthony is also an avid chess player. Having grown up in Las Vegas, he thanks Sin City for teaching him many life skills, such as knowing when to walk away during black jack!
Luis credits his father for his vigorous work ethic and sincere dedication to “always giving your all in everything you do.” Luis was driven and set his focus in the legal community. For the past few years, he has worked with Attorney Advocates to help families get out of their unwanted Timeshare Contracts. He is now a part of Avrek Law Firm where he serves as a field investigator, reaching out to victims in need of our firm’s legal services.
Roya was born and raised in Iran, although she has lived in the United States for the past 45 years. After two years in the US, Roya and her husband opened a business at the University of Southern California where she controlled the finances and was the head of their accounting department. Roya joined the team at Avrek Law Firm 10 years ago to further her professional career.
Jay began working for Avrek Law Firm in 2008. His favorite thing about working for Avrek is that it allows him to help people who have been injured. He enjoys meeting these clients and advocating for them to ensure that they receive the settlements they deserve. He has a passion for investing in the stock market and has even gotten his children involved. He is a hard worker and a devoted “family man” with hopes to better the lives of everyone around him.
“Liz,” is what her family and friends call her. She grew up in Orange County, California with her big and loving family. She has three siblings, two brothers and one sister. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and going to amusement parks. Her favorite food genre is Italian, and she particularly has a love for lasagna.
Shortly after she was born, Magaly and her family moved from “The Windy City” of Chicago, Illinois to the laidback beach town of Ventura, California. She relocated to Orange County in 2010 to study at University of California at Irvine. She graduated from the University in 2013 and now works in our office specializing in medical negotiations and minor’s settlements.
Karla is originally from Michoacan Mexico and grew up in Mission Viejo, CA. Growing up, Karla was always passionate about helping others, often participating in community services such as tutoring younger children.
Byron was raised in El Monte, CA where he attended Mountain View High School. In school he played football, soccer, and basketball, and always kept active and physically fit.
A South Orange County native, Chris is certainly quite proficient with his work, dedicating long hours to keeping our clients happy. His core values of hard work and loyalty are very much reflected in his work here at Avrek Law.
Manny was born and raised in the heart of Santa Ana, California, the youngest son of a Salvadorian mother and a Mexican father. After graduating Saddleback High School, he moved onto Santa Ana College where he became a certified paralegal.
Ryan was born and raised in Brea, California. At the age of 5, Ryan told his dad that when he grew up he “wanted to be a lawyer that helped people.” Ryan has always had a passion for helping others and giving back to his community.
Joel forms part of our Intake Specialists team and spends a lot of time listening to potential clients in need, specifically catering to the Latino community and their personal injury issues.
Dina was raised in East Los Angeles, to a proud Mexican family that valued strong work ethics and discipline. These values were instilled in Dina at a young age and they consequently guided her towards a law-focused career.
Annette earned an athletic scholarship to California State University at Fullerton and moved to Southern California. After college, she remained here and is happily married, with two amazing little boys, whom keep her on her toes. Her friends often describe her as a “Super-Mom.” She happily manages her duties as a wife and mother while handling her sons’ school, sporting, and extracurricular activities.
Marty is Avrek’s very own true Argentinian. A native to the South American country, Marty moved to Southern California in 1996. As a new-comer to the United States, he did not know much English. He attended high school in Irvine, California where he spent much of his spare time working alongside his parents in the janitorial business. He attributes this job to his outstanding work ethic.
While in high school, she played golf, volleyball and was also on the swim team. Ashley continued her education at her dream school, UCLA. She recently graduated in June of 2014 and earned her bachelor’s degree in English. Although she is not currently involved in any team sports, she still loves to stay active by hiking on the weekends and putting her 24 hour gym pass to good use on the weekdays
Nicole Loyola was born and raised in Orange County. Growing up in southern California, Nicole has always had a passion for fitness and fashion. Outside of Avrek Law Firm, you can find her at the many fitness competitions in which she participates. She does not require a beautician in her posse as she is also a professional hair stylist. Although she is busy in and out of the office, she always saves time to spend with her family, especially her sister and boyfriend.
Paula comes from a family of three brothers whom taught her many things while growing up, one of which was to be tough. Growing up in sunny Los Angeles, California, she played basketball, soccer, and softball. Paula attended California Polytechnic University at Pomona and earned a degree in Communications. In college, she discovered her passion to practice law. She is currently pursuing her law degree part-time.
After college, Eva relocated to Los Angeles, California where she worked in the restaurant industry until coming to work for Avrek Law Firm in 2013. When she isn’t working, she teaches a jazz dance class for young kids at a studio near her home. She also loves to paint, travel, and read. She hopes to open her own dance studio one day and teach children to love dance as much as she does.
Fernanda was born and raised in Acapulco, Mexico, where most of her family still resides. After college, Fernanda traveled the world, living in France, Spain, and Italy for periods of time. While in France, Fernanda met the love of her life and they moved back to the United States together in 2011. She enjoys working at Avrek Law Firm because she has a deep passion for helping people. She feels that what makes life worthwhile is making a difference in people’s lives.
Carolina was born in New Jersey, but her roots reach back to the Dominican Republic. Moving from New Jersey to Southern California recently was one of her hardest decisions as her mom is her best friend. She has one younger sister whom she enjoys to keep in touch with via social media.
Jonathan credits his excellence in customer service from his days as part of several philanthropic organizations while at Upland High School.
Rosie grew up in East LA before moving to Chino Hills where she graduated high school. She then attended Rio Hondo College and afterwards started on a long career working in law.
Ms. Jacqueline Huong grew up in Toronto, Canada near the Eglinton West neighborhood. She moved to California at the age of 18 to pursue her undergraduate studies at the University of California at Irvine, earning a B.A. in Sociology.
Sabrina grew up in the City of Walnut as the middle child of five siblings. A very athletic and energetic child, she played soccer for 15 years and developed a sharp regimen of self-discipline that helped her continue her studies as a very academic individual.
Samuel Mendez was born and raised in the beautiful city of Los Angeles, CA, in a conservative household where he learned the values of hard work, education, and compassion for others. For years, Sam surrounded himself with books and learning tools, always hungry to learn as much as possible about the world around him.
Estella was born and raised in Santa Ana, CA and she graduated from Valley High School. In high school she was part of cheer and also played softball. Overall, Estella describes herself as a happy person who enjoys the outdoors and lending a helping hand to those in need. In her spare time she enjoys watching her toddler play t-ball.
Eric has been in the law field since 2004, creating an extensive portfolio of experience ranging from operations director, business/sales consultant, and legal intake/investigation specialist. He attributes his passion and drive to the gratitude he has for the sacrifices made by his parents and their humble spiritual guidance growing up. When he’s not at work, Eric devotes all of his time to his 3 amazing children. He enjoys taking them outdoors, camping, hiking, and running around keeping up with all of their sports! He values generosity and believes our greatest self-awareness is in the service of others. He takes great pride in serving every one of our clients here at Avrek!
Jocelyn was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and grew up in Orange County. Her tremendous passion for the law brought her to Avrek Law and she plans on continuing her passion by going to law school after completing her undergraduate studies to become a personal injury or criminal defense attorney. Taking inspiration from our own Maryam Parman, Jocelyn plans on having her own law firm in the future! Outside of work and school she enjoys working out and has a tremendous passion for fitness and eating healthy. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her Shih Tzu.
Gonzalo was born and raised in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of the City of Los Angeles and is the oldest of four siblings. He is currently attending the University of California, Irvine where he is pursuing a degree in Political Science. Gonzalo is proud to be the first in his family to attend a four year university and he aims on becoming the first one to graduate with a degree. After completing his undergraduate studies, Gonzalo plans on enrolling in the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Aside from his education and work, Gonzalo enjoys watching sports on any given day, especially basketball and football. He also plays recreational soccer on the weekends with an adult league in Pasadena. He’s also an avid shoe collector and when he’s not out shopping or watching sports he enjoys fine dining at several restaurants in the Greater Los Angeles area.
Evelyn is a Texas native who relocated to sunny Southern California after having graduated from Eastwood Academy in Houston. She is highly passionate about animals and you can often find her fostering abused animals and rehabilitating them so they can be adopted by caring families. When not tending to these animals in need, she enjoys spending time with her two cats and her dog Ricky. Outside of work and volunteering, Evelyn is always down for a hike across the Southland. She plans on hiking the tallest mountains in the United States within the next decade!
Lynda has always been the philanthropic type and has carried over her knack for helping others to her role as a case manager here at Avrek Law. A native of Los Angeles, Lynda graduated from Bishop Amat High School and then attended Orange Coast College where she was part of several volunteer groups. Being a huge animal lover, her favorite activity was volunteering at her local animal shelter taking care of puppies and other abandoned young critters. She is now happily married with three children, and is the proud mom of a United States Marine. Outside of Avrek, she loves traveling, skydiving, and dancing. She is also in love with Mexican food!
Taylor was born and raised in Newport Beach, CA where he attended Corona del Mar High School. In school he was an avid soccer and basketball player. After graduating he attended California State University, Long Beach and majored in Business Administration. When not working at Avrek Law, Taylor enjoys spending time at the gym, going to the beach, or planning his next travel adventure.
Hailing from the beautiful Coachella Valley in California, Raul has always been a well-rounded and intellectual human being. He graduated college with a degree in Legal Studies and History and a Minor in Spanish and will be start law school part time in August. His biggest passion, however, has always been to travel and he has travelled to several places including Egypt, Thailand, Colombia, Japan, China, and most of Europe. He even lived in Valencia, Spain for a while! Raul credits these experiences for having shaped his desire to help people with business matters, something that makes him a particularly perfect fit here at Avrek Law Firm. When he’s not travelling or at the office, Raul enjoys playing tennis and photography!
Neli was born and raised in Santa Ana, CA to Mexican parents who taught her the values of hard work and dedication from an early age. She has always kept herself occupied with extracurricular activities having danced jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop as part of her Dance Team in high school and also having been part of her school’s soccer team. While not at Avrek Law, Neli volunteers at her local church, teaching children of their faith. She also enjoys going to Dodger games with her three brothers and going to Disneyland with her daughter.
Maryam (Mar) Hemmati grew up in Tehran, Iran and moved to Orange County with her mom and younger sister in March of 1997. Mar earned her Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from California State University, Long Beach in 2004. In 2016, she earned her Juris Doctor from Trinity Law School. During her time at Trinity, Mar served as the Editor in Chief in Law Review, President of Criminal Law Society, Vice President of Women’s Law Society, and was a board member of the Student Bar Association and Delta Theta Phi. Mar was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award of academic excellence in Criminal Law. She also attended the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, and completed the required course during the summer of 2015. Prior to law school, Mar worked as a Graphic Designer and Marketing Executive
Brandon passion for computers has made him a wonderful addition to the Avrek staff, where he often shares his knowledge with his fellow peers. He grew up in the City of Bell and graduated Beckman High School. He is currently attends Western Governors University and expects to graduate in 2020. In his spare time he enjoys working out, traveling, and hanging out with his girlfriend, friends, and family.
Alondra, or Ally as she is known to friends and family, was born and raised in South Orange County and has always been passionate about lending a helping hand to her community. This enthusiasm led her to become interested in the legal field and drew her to Avrek Law Firm. She is currently a Philosophy major and is studying to go to law school one day. During her free time Ally enjoys reading non-fiction, volunteering at her local soup kitchen, and spending time with her family.
Crystal grew up in Los Angeles before moving to Irvine during her high school years. She earned an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Cerritos College and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at National University. Apart from helping our clients, Crystal also enjoys volunteering at her local soup kitchen and also participates in a lot of local philanthropic workshops. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, watching Angel’s baseball and spending time with her son, family, and boyfriend.
Azzy was born and raised in beautiful Orange County, CA and from an early age she always dreamed about working in the law. As a young adult, she worked hard to make her dream a reality, earning a Political Science degree from UCLA and then obtaining a J.D. from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law. She is now happy to be a part of the Avrek family where she puts her knowledge to work helping others. When not busy at work, Azzy spends her time watching and playing sports, practicing yoga, and partaking in outdoor activities.
Patrick was born and raised in Northern California, and has 6 brothers and sisters. Being raised in Silicon Valley gave Pat the opportunity from a young age to get involved with computers and building websites, which ultimately led him into a career in digital marketing.