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.

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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 client relationship specialist 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.

Joseph A. Castro, Esq.JC

Associate Attorney

Joseph, a graduate of Southwestern Law School's esteemed SCALE Two-Year Accelerated Program, is a litigation-focused attorney at Gomez Law, APC. With prior experience in a variety of civil litigation cases and trust disputes, Joseph brings versatility and valuable expertise to the firm. His commitment to excellence makes him a trusted advocate for clients in complex legal matters.

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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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Law Clerk

Drew S. Hennigan, a law clerk at Gomez Law, APC, holds a J.D. from Oregon and a LL.M. in Bankruptcy from St. John's School of Law. A New York licensed attorney, he clerked for Judge Robert D. Drain of the Southern District of New York, handling complex reorganizations to individual bankruptcies. Later, he contributed to Puerto Rico's historic governmental bankruptcy at an international law firm. Drew enjoys reading, beach strolls, and Notre Dame football.

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

Lauren Kubiske is a dedicated 3L student at Southwestern Law School, where she is currently serving as the Senior Articles Editor for the Southwestern International Law Journal. With a strong foundation in legal scholarship and a keen interest in international law, Lauren brings a unique perspective to her work. Prior to her role as Senior Articles Editor, she gained invaluable experience as a Judicial Extern for Chief Judge Dana Sabraw at the United States District Court, Southern California. Lauren's commitment to legal excellence and her practical insights from her externship make her a valuable asset to our team.

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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

Alexandra Blair serves as the Property Manager and Executive Assistant for Mark A. Gomez, Esq. at Gomez Law, APC. With a B.A. in Communications from the College of Charleston, her expertise spans real estate, sales, PR, and marketing. Additionally, Alexandra runs her own consignment boutique and enjoys scuba diving, rollerblading, photography, puzzles, and word games.

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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.

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Alex began his career in the Automotive Industry and then joined American Honda Motor Co., Inc., where he excelled as a customer service specialist, playing a key role in launching their digital client engagement campaigns. His keen interest in legal processes led him to Honda's Pre-Litigation Team in 2019, and he later specialized in Defense Warranty and Product Liability as a Paralegal at Bowman and Brooke, LLP, supporting over 65 cases and assisting in trials. Outside work, Alex enjoys spending time with his husband and their Golden Retriever, Lola, as well as traveling and hiking.

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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.

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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.

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Client Specialist

Jameson, a Detroit native and Michigan State University graduate from the Eli Broad College of Business, brings a diverse skill set to our team. With experience in hospitality, freelance audio engineering, and live entertainment, he delivers exceptional service and memorable experiences to our clients. Beyond work, Jameson enjoys music production, staying active, martial arts, and supporting Detroit sports teams.

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Intake Operations

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.

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Intake Specialist

Celina Meynard is a seasoned professional with over 11 years of experience in the dynamic field of communication. Her passion for forging connections and enhancing relationships has been a driving force throughout her career. Celina's unwavering commitment to going the extra mile to assist others and ensure they feel valued and appreciated has earned her a reputation as a dedicated and empathetic communicator. Outside of her professional endeavors, Celina indulges her adventurous spirit by exploring the world through travel and enjoys learning new languages in her free time.