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Leydy is a case manager with 15 years of experience and joined the SM Law Group family as a personal injury case manager in 2016. Since then, she diligently works to help our attorneys and her fellow staff members by drafting demands, preparing and processing legal documents such as complaints, summons, discovery, and disclosure of experts. She keeps clients regularly updated on the status of their case. Interacting with the clients and knowing that she and the rest of the team at SM Law Group are helping them in their time of need truly bring her great satisfaction and a feeling of a job well-done.
Leydy is bilingual in English and Spanish. She is married with two children. When she is not working, she is hauling her "troops" around to school and extracurricular activities.
Nancy St. Thomas received her Associates Degree from California School of Culinary Arts. While pursuing her culinary career Nancy began working part time for a bankruptcy law firm in 2007. Her passion for helping people led her to pursue a new career in the legal field as a legal assistant. As a legal assistant, Nancy has a wide range of responsibilities, she supports our lawyers and their clients through bankruptcy proceedings. She assists our attorneys by filing cases, providing updates to client's on the development of their case, scheduling court hearings, and providing supportive documents to court. When she's not helping clients get a fresh start on their finances and as an avid Dodger fan Nancy frequents Dodger games. So if you catch her at a game make sure to say HI!
Esmeralda Alvarez is a case manager and legal assistant in our firm's personal injury department. She has been with the firm since December 2018. She assists attorneys with case management in both the pre-litigation and litigation stage. From simple uncontested claims to highly complex litigation cases, she is skilled to assist from beginning to end. Esmeralda's writing and editing background provides invaluable support to the attorneys, particularly in the preparation of demands and mediation briefs. She's an integral part in preparations of depositions, mediations, hearings, and trials.
Esmeralda is drawn to the law by her desire for a just and equitable world. She is driven and dedicated. Her compassion to help others is seen beyond the care she shows to clients. She is a passionate human rights and animal rights advocate and activist.
Prior to working at the firm, Esmeralda was an editor for a book publishing bookstore.
Esmeralda has a B.A. in English from UCLA.
Stephanie Estrada joined our team in 2019 as a personal injury case manager and would occasionally assist our bankruptcy department. Stephanie's interest in the law and a desire to help others was fostered. She gained tremendous experience in bankruptcy law and providing excellent client service. After joining our bankruptcy department as a Legal assistant, Stephanie became an integral part of our bankruptcy department. She is currently working providing support to our bankruptcy attorneys who appear on behalf of our clients in bankruptcy proceedings. Her job duties include processing and drafting bankruptcy-related documents; reviewing and analyzing bankruptcy claims, gathering information from clients; and court clerks; submitting legal documents in the court on time; interviewing clients and keeping them informed on progress made with their cases. Stephanie brings to our team at SM Law Group an impeccable sense of organization, a strong set of communication skills, and has a sincere dedication for helping clients.
Flor Iraheta has worked exclusively for the firm since 2020. Flor graduated from Los Angeles Valley College, with her Paralegal Certificate. Before joining our team Flor worked at an Immigration firm as a legal assistant, helping people obtain the American dream.
Flor uses her considerable multitasking skills and customer service experience to help with personal injury claims by providing detailed support to the attorneys and her clients. From complex litigation cases to simple uncontested claims, she is involved from beginning to end. Flor assists clients by providing regular contact and updates, managing case files, maintaining the case calendar, deadlines, and letters. She also maintains all document production and the client case file, and is integral in preparing for depositions, hearings and trials.
A true native of Los Angeles, Flor enjoys traveling, the vibrant local community and nightlife.
Hear From The People We've Helped
I was referred to this firm by a friend. I can say I am very pleased with the outcome. Kian was wondering throughout this horrible experience. The insurance company didn’t want to pay me after I got rear-ended by a semi-truck but this firm made sure they paid me in full plus interests. This firm” - Marie Leon
I am very grateful for the firm really fast help me and I’m glad that they knew my language Spanglish and help me out with paperwork the job was done very fast and now months have passed and now I have credit cards again everything was restored the firm was absolutely outstanding very grateful For” - Paz Amor
Very professional and prompt service. Kian was excellent at what he does and made sure all my questions were answered. Very honest and helped me tremendously! Highly recommend. You don’t need a lawyer until you need a lawyer and they are great! - Aaron McCann
“Kian did my bankruptcy with flying colors. Now he’s working on my PI case. He’s friendly and hardworking. I highly recommend him.” - Former Client
“I’ll contact you guys again if I need help with anything else. Much appreciated all the help from everyone at your office. Thanks! ” - Hermes P.
“I would like to thank Kian and the whole SM Law Group for helping me file all the paperwork. They walked me through each step. Communicated and kept me up to date. They are extremely professional. I highly recommend them.” - Manuel S.
“SM law firm is one of the most professional law firms I have ever dealt with. I have worked with Kian on a few cases and he has always made things easy and straightforward. His knowledge on the law is outstanding and their rates are very reasonable.” - Jimmy S.
“This is by far the best personal injury firm I’ve ever worked with. Very professional people. Very transparent and honest and highly hard working. I definitely recomment them for anyone. You will find no issue in communicating with them. They will always reply to you and explain everything in details in a timely manner. Ask” - Hosni O.
“Very professional. Even when the defending insurance company tried to drag out the procedure and lowball the payment, the attorneys at SM would always push forward in order to get me the highest settlement possible. They would update me regularly and helped extensively with my deposition. I would recommend them to anyone.” - Joshua N.
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