Our Team

Asad Arastu

Asad Arastu received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School and a dual degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, San Diego. During law school, Asad clerked for the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s offices in Compton and Eastlake, the Office of the Chief Counsel for the IRS, and Geragos & Geragos, a large litigation firm in LA. He also worked with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and was President of the Business Law Association.

Asad has extensive experience in consumer protection, with a particular understanding of the FDCPA, RFDCPA, TCPA, FCRA, and EFTA. He previously worked at the largest consumer bankruptcy firm in California, where he worked with attorneys throughout the country in state and federal court. While he is not an attorney, he is a tireless advocate for our firm’s clients.

Leydy Torres

Leydy Torres has worked as a legal assistant since 2006 and joined SM Law Group in 2016 to assist in our personal injury department. She supports our lawyers and their clients by obtaining medical records, intake consultations, filing claims, preparing client correspondences, drafting settlement demands, and providing updates to client’s on the development of their case.

Nancy St. Thomas

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

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