Eric B Strongin Partner SHS Law

Eric B. Strongin


Eric Strongin is a skilled trial attorney specializing in (1) serious personal injury; (2) insurance coverage and insurance bad faith litigation; and (3) business litigation of contractual disputes and tort claims. Mr. Strongin has a track record of success in handling such matters and has successfully tried or resolved hundreds of matters. Mr. Strongin has personally recovered millions of dollars for his clients. In 2018, alone, he has already obtained awards of more than $12 million for his clients. Read More >

William D. Burger, Jr.


William Burger is an experienced and talented litigator who enjoys a broad litigation practice. Mr. Burger has successfully handled hundreds of civil litigation and arbitration matters on behalf of clients including individuals, insurance companies, local businesses and multi-national corporations. He prides himself on providing the highest level of legal expertise to each of his clients and on communicating extensively with those clients throughout the litigation process. Read More >

Charlie Meyer, Partner Smith Hall Strongin

Charles T. Meyer


Charles “Charlie” Meyer has over 13 years of experience in the fields of Personal Injury, Insurance, Financial Services, and Construction. Mr. Meyer has actively litigated numerous personal injury matters from small to large. His practice includes automobile accidents, mass torts, including liability matter involving resorts, amusement parks and athletic associations. Regardless of the region or subject matter, Mr. Meyer works tirelessly to advocate for his clients. Read More >

Valerie L. Bradbury Senior Counsel

Valerie L. Bradbury

Senior Counsel

Ms. Bradbury is an experienced litigator. She is primarily focused on personal injury, including mass tort litigation, wrongful death, civil rights, and medical malpractice. She enjoys helping individuals fight large corporations. Prior to joining Strongin | Burger, LLP, Valerie was a Managing Attorney of a busy Los Angeles-area personal injury law firm, a Sole Practitioner, and most recently, Senior Counsel. Read More >

Caitlyn M. Hobbs Senior Counsel

Caitlyn M. Hobbs

Senior Counsel

Caitlyn M. Hobbs is an associate in the Ladera Ranch office of Strongin | Burger, LLC. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Hobbs’ practice focused on business litigation, with particular emphasis on employment litigation, class actions and complex commercial disputes. She has litigated a wide range of labor and employment matters, including defending employers against wage and hour and discrimination class actions, and retaliation, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and whistleblower claims in federal and state courts, as well as in administrative proceedings and arbitrations. She has also worked on the plaintiff’s side of class action litigation in cases that have successfully settled prior to trial that resulted in millions of dollars in recovery for the class. Read More >

Michelle Mehta Associate Attorney

Michelle S. Mehta

Senior Counsel

Michelle S. Mehta has almost two decades experience in civil litigation. Prior to joining Strongin Burger, Ms. Mehta developed a thriving freelance research and writing practice, drafting all types of legal briefs in federal and state litigation. She drafted appellate briefing that resulted in a successful California Supreme Court decision in LLC v., 2 Cal.5th 968 (2017), and successful summary judgment briefing in a personal injury case that led to a $20 million recovery for the client. Ms. Mehta also has experience in private and public entity workplace investigations, and spent three years as an arbitrator for small claims disputes. Read More >

Erin Benier Ward

Erin Benler-Ward

Associate Attorney

Erin Benler-Ward is an associate at Strongin | Burger, LLP. Erin is a skilled litigator who has represented individuals and companies in construction defect, medical and legal malpractice, personal injury, and premises liability cases. She has substantial experience with all stages of the litigation process from initial evaluation to mediation and trial. Read More >

Daniel Libbey Associate Attorney

Daniel J. Libbey

Associate Attorney

Daniel J. Libbey is a junior associate at Strongin | Burger, LLP. Before joining the firm, Daniel gained experience in both litigation and arbitration as he represented healthcare systems in their efforts obtain reimbursement for their services.  Read More >

Stephanie Ng

Associate Attorney

In the past, Stephanie exhibited a streak of wanderlust. She interned in London, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, focusing on everything from analyzing telecommunications data to brand marketing for peanut butter. Conveniently, she is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, and the slightest amount of Spanish. Stephanie graduated Boston University with a double major in economics and international relations. She then accepted a full-tuition scholarship to Thomas Jefferson School of Law and graduated with honors cum laude.  Read More >

Jeff Schwalbach Associate

Jeff Schwalbach

Associate Attorney

Jeff Schwalbach joined the Strongin Burger firm in 2021 to represent individuals harmed by the negligence of others. Immediately before joining Strongin Burger, Mr. Schwalbach spent years representing Bay Area physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers in professional negligence, elder abuse/dependent adult neglect, intentional torts, violations of civil rights and wrongful death actions. He previously practiced at a San Francisco firm that specialized in the defense of catastrophic personal injury cases. Before moving to Northern California, Mr. Schwalbach practiced with a Southern California boutique employment and business litigation law firm.  Read More >

Jake Zicarelli

Associate Attorney

Jake Zicarelli has extensive experience in civil litigation defense, with a strong focus on personal injury and business litigation. He has represented individual and large corporate clients before state and federal courts. Jake uses his experience and attention to detail to bring about positive results for his clients, and always works to provide his clients with outstanding customer service as they navigate the complex world of civil litigation.
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