Our Team

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Chief Executive Officer

Mark Gomez, CEO of Gomez Law, APC, is a dedicated advocate for real estate rights with a proven record of reversing foreclosures and securing substantial settlements for clients. He is committed to providing top-tier legal representation for all real estate issues and has a diverse legal background, including work with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. Mark is also a real estate investor and enjoys music and basketball.

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Senior Trial Attorney

Susan Murphy, a Senior Associate with 25 years of legal experience, specializes in real property litigation. She previously served as lead counsel at Advocate Legal, focusing on Wrongful Foreclosure and Quiet Title cases, before joining Gomez Law, APC to work alongside founder Mark Gomez in their shared commitment to helping homeowners protect their property. In her free time, Susan enjoys creative writing and hiking in Runyon Canyon with her Yorkie, Mojo.

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Senior Trial Attorney

James D. Hornbuckle is an accomplished attorney, USC graduate, and Magna Cum Laude law school alumnus. His legal career began in business and franchise litigation before founding his own practice, where he has successfully guided thousands through bankruptcy, resolved disputes, and achieved favorable settlements. Beyond law, Mr. Hornbuckle serves as a pastor and certified yoga instructor, embodying a diverse and holistic approach to life and law.

Drew ShermanDS

Senior Attorney

Drew Sherman, a seasoned senior attorney with 18+ years in Entertainment and IP Litigation, holds degrees in Political Science and Law from the University of San Francisco. He's defended against hostile takeovers, protected publishers and authors in copyright disputes, and secured substantial jury awards in patent cases. Recognized as a Rising Star in Entertainment and Sports in 2017 and a Lawyer of Distinction in entertainment law for three years (2017-2019), Drew is a published legal expert in the San Fernando Valley who enjoys pickleball, coaching, cooking, fitness, and is a dedicated Batman enthusiast.

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Senior Attorney

Charles G. Gomez is a senior trial attorney with 19 years of experience, specializing in real estate litigation, transactions, malpractice, and employment disputes. He transitioned from running his own practice to joining Gomez Law, APC, and has a background in eminent domain, inverse condemnation, and construction defect law. Charles is also recognized for his advocacy work, having supervised a free legal clinic for veterans for 12 years. His notable achievements include being lead counsel in the federal case Ruvalcaba v. Ocwen and authoring an article on attorney ethics for the "California Lawyer" journal. His career reflects a strong commitment to both legal excellence and community service.

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Chief Operating Officer

Roxanne's passion for leadership began to blossom during her time at UNLV, where she nurtured her skills over the years. Today, with over 15 years in strategic roles, she stands out for her ability to encourage innovation and collaboration. Her diplomatic leadership style is instrumental in driving business growth and ensuring top-notch client experiences. Outside of work, Roxanne also enjoys camping and novice astronomy.

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Office Manager

Beatriz, boasting over a decade of experience in a leading LA bankruptcy firm, exhibits unwavering dedication, often extending her working hours as needed. As the office manager at Gomez Law, APC, her proficiency in Bankruptcy Chapters 7 and 13, coupled with superior communication skills, ensures smooth operations. Beatriz is fluent in Spanish and enjoys cooking, family time, and reading in her leisure hours.

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Intake Manager

Cesar Lossi, our intake manager at Gomez Law, APC, is the first point of contact for new clients. With experience in various law firms and as a manager at Wells Fargo, Cesar uses his background in Bankruptcy, Real Estate, and Estate Planning to guide clients. Fluent in Spanish, Cesar embodies professionalism.

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Associate Attorney

Catherine Hergenreter, an attorney with eight years of experience, transitioned from consumer debt law to pursue her true passion in trust and estates since early 2019. She specializes in Estate Planning and Trust Administration, assisting numerous families in safeguarding their assets for their loved ones. Catherine is dedicated to cultivating valuable client relationships to fulfill their estate planning objectives.

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Associate Attorney

Julio Soto-Kim attended Southwestern Law School's part-time evening program while maintaining a full-time job and actively participating in various student boards. With a diverse background encompassing real estate, property management, construction, and business entrepreneurship, Julio is dedicated to offering our clients a well-rounded perspective, strategic guidance, and effective solutions for both litigation and transactional matters. Outside of his professional commitments, Julio enjoys quality time with his family, coaching and practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, exploring new destinations, building connections, and contributing to communities through volunteer work and community service.

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Associate Attorney

Arminé Barsegyan, Esq. is an accomplished attorney, admitted to the State Bar of California in June 2020. Her expertise encompasses a broad range of areas including real estate, estate planning, probate, and contract law, making her a versatile and valuable asset. Throughout her career, Arminé has played key roles at leading law firms such as Harold Greenberg and DIJULIO LAW GROUP, where she honed her skills and contributed to their success. Her educational background is equally impressive, holding a Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School and degrees in English and Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Arminé's combination of extensive legal experience and strong academic foundations positions her as a key contributor to our team's achievements.

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Associate Attorney

Paula Vasquez is a dynamic professional with a background in accounting from Texas Tech University and a law degree from Pepperdine Caruso School of Law. Initially directing accounting at Tigris Real Estate, LLC for over seven years, she transitioned into civil litigation, developing strong skills in research, writing, advocacy, and negotiation. At Pepperdine, her involvement with the Legal Aid Clinic reinforced her dedication to community service. Residing in Los Angeles, Paula enjoys exploring the city’s diverse offerings from restaurants to hiking trails. She is also committed to promoting literacy through her volunteer work at Reading to Kids.

Mayra FloresMF

Law Clerk

Mayra Flores is a recent graduate from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Previously, she dedicated herself to immigration law, supporting individuals and families through complex legal challenges, which reinforced her dedication to advocacy and justice. Outside of her professional activities, Mayra enjoys spending time with her two cherished dogs, Penelope the Yorkie and Harley the Belgian Malinois. She also holds a degree in fashion design and is passionate about exploring trends and expressing creativity through design, which serves as both inspiration and a form of self-expression. Mayra leverages her skills and experiences to profoundly impact the lives of her clients and uphold a commitment to excellence and justice.

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Law Clerk

Kyle Veazie, a Howard University graduate, is currently deepening his legal acumen at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law. Outside of his professional and academic endeavors, he is passionate about sports, particularly as a fervent supporter of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kyle also enjoys exploring cinema and expanding his linguistic abilities.

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Law Clerk

Tania Aghelian, graduated from University of California, Los Angeles, earning a degree in Sociology and a minor in International Migration studies. She is currently attending Loyola Law school earning her Juris Doctorate (J.D.).Tania brings a unique perspective to our firm as an American-Iranian who is fluent in Farsi. Her blend of exceptional communication skills, unwavering dedication, and profound passion for real estate law aligns with the goals and values of Gomez Law, APC.  Outside of her professional and academic endeavors, Tania is passionate about mental and physical health. She loves taking time off for fitness, cooking, relaxing, shopping, listening to music, and she enjoys spending quality time with friends & family.

Michael Manzer

Law Clerk

Michael J. Manzer, a graduate of Arizona State University, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Communications. He is currently earning his J.D. at Southwestern Law School, earning a double concentration in Entertainment Law and Tech / Entrepreneurship Law. With several years of academic and work experience in the business and legal field, he is well-versed in the all-inclusive approach that Gomez Law, APC delivers in their quality services. Outside the office, Michael enjoys sports, live music, and quality time with friends and family.

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Law Clerk

Ellie Martinez, a Nebraska native, is a 3L student at Pepperdine Law School in Los Angeles, where she serves as the Student Articles Editor for the Dispute Resolution Law Journal and Treasurer for OUTLaw. Her legal experience encompasses land use and environmental law, gained through two summers at a law firm. Ellie is also a certified mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court. Outside of law, she enjoys reading, yoga, and spending time with her partner and their teacup Chihuahua, Nala.

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Law Clerk

Robert Gonzalez is currently earning his J.D. at Southwestern Law School, where he is serving as a Lead Article Editor for the Southwestern International Law Journal and a Teaching Assistant for Prof. Michael Dorff. With a strong foundation in legal scholarship and an impressive academic record, Robert brings a detailed approach to his work that Gomez Law, APC delivers every day. Prior to attending Southwestern, Robert earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Florida State University. Outside of the office, Robert enjoys music, board games, and baking.

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Project & Property Manager, Executive Assistant

Alexandra Blair serves as Project and Property Manager, as well as Executive Assistant to Mark A. Gomez, Esq. at Gomez Law, APC. In addition to her core roles, Alexandra is an integral member of the marketing team and leads the social committee at the firm. Holding a B.A. in Communications from the College of Charleston, her professional expertise encompasses real estate, sales, public relations, and marketing. Outside of her responsibilities at Gomez Law, Alexandra runs her own consignment boutique. Her personal interests include scuba diving, rollerblading, photography, puzzles, creative projects, true crime, and word games, reflecting her dynamic and versatile nature.

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Carina, with extensive customer service experience, is committed to helping clients at Gomez Law, APC. Attending California State University of Northridge and Cerritos College for a Paralegal degree, she ensures clients understand their legal representation, coordinating efficiently with attorneys. Outside of work, Carina enjoys backpacking, gardening, and hiking.

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Inspired by her husband's law school journey, Susana embarked on a legal career. With five years as an immigration legal assistant and experience in family law and real estate marketing, her focus is on building client relationships. Outside of work, she officiates weddings and enjoys family time, cooking, gardening, and hiking. She holds an A.A. from Cerritos College in Marketing.

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Beginning as a Legal Assistant in 2015, Guadalupe amassed experience in foreclosure litigation and immigration law while continually broadening her paralegal expertise. She's now pursuing an English and Paralegal Studies bachelor's degree at Cal State Los Angeles. As a mom of two, she enjoys family time, camping, and off-roading. Guadalupe holds an A.A. in English from East Los Angeles College.

Alyssa OrescaAO

Legal Assistant

Alyssa Nicole A. Oresca is a cum laude graduate holding a bachelor’s degree in diplomacy and international relations from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. Her experiences as a former bank teller and president of a student organization have shaped her into an empathetic, well-rounded individual who easily builds trust among her clients by tackling on a tailored-fit approach to problem solving and by developing customer-centered relationships wherein their needs are always prioritized. She places premium on innovativeness because she believes constant self-improvement is the path to excellence. Her leadership, passion, and commitment to serving others are some of the qualities that make her a reliable person. During her free time, Alyssa loves to exercise, learn femme dance choreography, and read about politics and history as well as contemporary and dystopian fiction.

Drake AbneyDA

Legal Assistant

Drake's experience as a former Senior Business Immigration Analyst at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, particularly with Nvidia Corporation, showcases his expertise. With an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Prince George’s Community College, he is committed to ongoing learning and professional development. Known for his friendly demeanor, Drake enhances our team's dynamic. In his free time, he enjoys working out, exploring LA, socializing, enjoying food, playing on his PlayStation 5, watching movies, hiking occasionally, driving, relaxing at home with his dog Jackson, and is an avid fan of Star Trek and Doctor Who.

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Client Specialist

Britney, the front desk receptionist at Gomez Law, APC, brings a unique blend of empathy and patience from her time spent at an animal rescue center, volunteering in the community of Skid Row, and caregiving for a child. This multifaceted background makes her a valuable asset to the team. Britney's personal interests span studying ancient mythology, travelling to embrace diverse cultures, rejuvenating her garden, and honing her culinary skills.

Lourdes Hernandez-SalazarLH

Client Specialist

Lourdes Hernandez graduated from New York University with degrees in English and Psychology. Inspired by her mother's impactful career in immigration, Lourdes pursued a path in the legal field, where she is dedicated to providing exemplary care and attention to her clients, including offering translation services. Outside of work, she indulges in reading, Pilates, vintage shopping, learning new languages, and enjoying live concerts.

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Operations Specialist

Jake, a seasoned hospitality and customer service professional from San Francisco, excels in delivering high-quality service tailored to client needs. With over six years of diverse experience, he's adept in computer technology, marketing, and content creation, and has helped businesses boost customer intake and retention. Outside work, Jake is a passionate music producer, with his tracks garnering 800,000 listens.

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Intake Specialist

Jorge Camilo Zepeda, intake specialist at Gomez Law, APC, passionately manages appointment scheduling, record upkeep, and referrals, making a strong impression on clients and colleagues. Besides enjoying family activities and outdoor pursuits, Jorge holds a Business Administration degree from Central American University and an English degree from Keiser University, Nicaragua.