Support Staff and Business Development Team

Our caring and hardworking team of attorneys, paralegals, law clerks, legal assistants, and business development staff are integral in ensuring the successful outcome of your case. Our partners have worked together for over 20 years! Most of our amazing support staff have been with us for over a decade. We are more than a firm, we are a family. We extend our network and culture of support to all our clients, no matter the size of their case.

  • Darren Dickman, Senior Paralegal

    Darren has worked with Bill Kershaw for 20 years. He has worked almost exclusively on class and other complex ligation, and served as the firm’s lead paralegal on countless class action cases. Darren provides extensive support to the attorneys at every stage of the case from the pre-filing investigation, discovery, class certification and other important briefing, all the way through resolution (settlements and trials) and any subsequent appeals.

  • Lisa Anderson, Legal Assistant

    Lisa has been with our firm for 16 years. She is invaluable as the legal assistant to the partners. Lisa handles word processing, dictation, and typing for drafting correspondence, motions and pleadings, filing with California Courts, MDL Courts, and serving documents. She maintains the client database for mass tort cases, organizes meetings, depositions, and arbitration for cases, and is responsible for calendaring, filing and ordering medical records for products liability cases.

  • Natalie Obeid, Business Development Coordinator

    Natalie has been with our firm since 2014. She supports the firm with mass tort cases. She handles client communication and case management, assists with trial preparation, and medical records research and analysis. Natalie is a graduate of University of California, Davis and Board Member of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento Young Professionals.

  • Chelsea-Mari Kennedy, Legal Support Staff

    Chelsea-Mari has been with the firm since 2018. She supports the firm’s Mass Tort and Class Action departments. Chelsea-Mari manages Plaintiff Fact Sheets, conducts new client interviews, reviews documents, and manages client relations. Chelsea-Mari is a graduate of Liberty University and is an aspiring law student. In the short time Chelsea-Mari has been with us she has proven herself to be an integral part of the team and a joy to work with.

  • Kelci Bradwell, Firm Administrator

    Kelci Bradwell began consulting for Kershaw Cook & Talley, PC in 2015. She joined the team full-time in 2017. Between financial and profit analysis reporting, marketing management, and day to day firm operations, Kelci is continually striving to find new and innovative ways to successfully operate and grow the firm. Kelci is a Portland State University alum and sits on the Board of Directors for the Association of Legal Administrators Sacramento Chapter.

  • Samantha Semaan, Legal Receptionist & Intake Coordinator

    Samantha is the first point of contact for potential clients. As our Intake Coordinator, she conducts new client interviews, schedules consultations, and manages attorney referrals. Samantha graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Psychology. She has participated in choir since she was 10 years old and music is a big part of her life. Samantha intends to pursue a career as a paralegal.

  • Eric Clark, Graduate Law Clerk

    Eric began working with our firm in 2018. He supports the firm’s Class Action department and is responsible for providing legal research pertaining to a wide variety of legal issues. He also acts as a point of contact for prospective clients. Eric graduated from the UC Davis School of Law and is currently awaiting his Bar Exam results. While at the UC Davis School of Law, he was on the Trial Practice Honor’s Board and the King Hall Negotiations Team. Eric enjoys being active and he plays soccer competitively, snowboards, regularly rides his road bike.

  • Mina Mohaddess, Law Clerk

    Mina began working with our firm this year. She is responsible for providing legal research in support of ongoing litigation, conducting prospective client interviews and assisting in pre-trial discovery. Mina is a current law student at UC Davis School of Law and on track to graduate with certifications in both business and tax law. She is also a contributor the UC Davis Business Law Journal.

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