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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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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

Shayla, an Orange County native motivated by public service, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Grand Canyon University with a B.A. in Political Science and later earned her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine Law. Now at Gomez Law, APC, she contributes to real estate and probate matters. Outside of work, Shayla enjoys guitar, environmental research, and family time.

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Associate Attorney

Tayler Pattillo, a Los Angeles native, holds a B.A. in History from UCLA and a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. With expertise in litigation and prior experience in criminal law and employment, Tayler brings invaluable insights to real estate and transactional matters, delivering comprehensive legal support for our clients.

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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

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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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.

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Property Manager & Executive Assistant

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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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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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

Ristyl Jade, Gomez Law, APC's intake specialist, excels in scheduling, record-keeping, and referrals, leaving a positive impression on clients and colleagues. Her meticulous attention to detail and proactive approach to client support embody the firm's commitment to excellence, making her an essential part of the team's success in delivering top-tier legal services.

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Intake Specialist

Jairo Mercao, the intake specialist at Gomez Law, APC, is the initial touchpoint for individuals seeking the firm's services. His dedication shines through his responsibilities, which include scheduling appointments, maintaining records, and providing referrals, leaving a lasting positive impression on clients and team members alike.