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Our Staff at McGee, Lerer & Associates

Cindy Alvarez

Cindy has worked as at McGee, Lerer & Associates since the beginning. She began as a Medical Records Specialist, but soon took over all aspects of pre-litigation work. Cindy continued to expand her legal knowledge as our firm grew and now works as a legal assistant, managing her own caseload while also filing lawsuits and overseeing minor’s compromises from start to finish. When she isn’t working, Cindy spends her time with her husband, Francisco, and their daughter, Itzel. She also enjoys crafting and speaks Spanish fluently.

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Danielle Chevalier

Danielle was raised in Chicago but went on to attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. After spending several years in executive administration and hospitality, Danielle took her customer service skills to California, where she found our firm. Her compassion for the injured and her understanding of client needs has made Danielle a valued and successful legal assistant at our firm. When not advocating for the firm's clients, she has many outside interests. Danielle is a devoted supporter of anti-animal cruelty campaigns, is avid about living a healthy lifestyle, and enjoys traveling to visit her family.

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Jeremy de Leeuw

Jeremy came to McGee, Lerer & Associates as an Intake Specialist, but quickly moved upward as he gained experience and expanded his legal skills. He now works on cases in litigation and assists in preparing cases for trial. His IT skills have also become invaluable to our firm. Jeremy is also working towards degrees in Paralegal Studies and Business Administration, which will further support his drive to help injured clients. In his free time, Jeremy plays basketball, fixes cars, works on computers, and also serves as his church’s pianist.

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Rachael LaRochelle

Her passion for her clients and her detail-oriented work habits have made Rachael an integral part of our firm. She works primarily in pre-litigation, interviewing clients and gathering any and all pertinent information regarding their case. Rachael gathers police reports, assists with property damage issues, secures medical records, negotiates medical liens, corresponds with insurance adjusters, and compiles the necessary information to write settlement demand letters. In addition to these duties, Rachael also helps file lawsuits and minor’s compromises. In her spare time, Rachael lives a healthy lifestyle. She is currently training for her first half-marathon and is working towards becoming a licensed skydiver.

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Ryan Ong

Pre-Litigation Manager Ryan Ong is an instrumental team member at McGee, Lerer and Associates. As someone who was born and raised in Southern California, he holds a special connection with our communities and our clients from them. Never one to settle for the minimum, he graduated with honors from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Computer Information Systems. Early in his educational career, he knew he wanted to apply his technical knowledge and detail-oriented mind to work for a personal injury law firm that assists clients through thick and thin.

We are proud to have Ryan Ong on our team and there for our clients. As the Pre-Litigation Manager, he is always there to provide step-by-step guidance and moral support for our clients after they have been shaken up by a bad accident and need legal representation.

Ryan wants to further improve his abilities and his career, setting his sights on a paralegal certificate. Due to his great background with computer systems, he is our first choice for in-office tech support.

Thanks to his skills, our systems are always operational, ensuring we have no unnecessary delays when working on a client’s case.

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Reyna Venegas

Reyna has more than 10 years of experience working in legal administration, and she dedicated to helping the wrongfully injured seek justice. She has an extensive legal knowledge and holds a Paralegal Certificate from ICDC College. Before coming to our firm, Reyna worked in the workers’ compensation field, primarily helping injured workers return to the workforce. Reyna lives with her husband and five children in South Gate. She enjoys spending time barbequing with them and visiting amusement parks in her spare time. Reyna is fluent in Spanish.

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Joanna Yarber-Williams

Born and raised in Santa Monica, Joanna attended Santa Monica College before transferring to Ashford University. She taught pre-school for 4 years before she moved on to work as a Project Manager at a non-profit stroke foundation. After working for the non-profit for 7 years, we welcomed Joanna to McGee, Lerer & Associates as a legal assistant. Outside of work, Joanna enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children and traveling. She also loves watching and playing basketball.

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David Long

David is our Pre-Litigation Manager at McGee, Lerer & Associates. He has been investigating motor vehicle accidents, evaluating medical records and negotiating personal injury settlements for the past 28 years. He began his PI career with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company as a Master Claims Adjuster in 1990. During his 12 years with Nationwide Insurance he had extensive training at the Nationwide Insurance Training Center in Columbus, Ohio. He also has a BS in Business from CSU Fresno and is a graduate of the University of West Los Angeles as a Certified Paralegal.

For the past 16 years, David has been passionately fighting for the injured victims of motor vehicle accidents. He has gained valuable insight and experience as he has worked for some of the largest personal injury law firms in Los Angeles as their Pre-Litigation Manager and Senior Negotiator.

David is also a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and when he is not working, he enjoys sailing, golfing, cycling and spending time with the love of his life Teri… and his son Vincent and daughter Faith.

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  • No Fee Unless We Win

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