Eric B Strongin Partner

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. Partner

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 >

Angelle M Adams Partner Strongin Burger

Angelle M. Adams


Angelle Marie Adams brings a broad range of civil litigation experience and is skilled in representing clients through all phases of trial practice as well as various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. Angelle believes that the key to effective and efficient case management is maintaining an astute knowledge of the facts and law; communicating timely with the client, and being prepared. As a result, Angelle frequently achieves a favorable outcome for her clients. Read More >

Bron D’Angel Partner Strongin Burger

Bron D’Angelo


Bron D’Angelo has over 15 years experience representing clients in the areas of business litigation, auto negligence, premises liability, products liability, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death matters. Mr. D’Angelo is a seasoned trial attorney representing clients through all stages of litigation. As a member of ABOTA and rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbard, Bron is recognized by his peers as a highly qualified litigator with a track record of success. Read More >

Kelley J Gural Partner

Kelley J. Gural


Kelley Gural is a skilled trial attorney specializing in insurance coverage and serious personal injury. Mr. Gural has a track record of success in handling such matters and has successfully tried or resolved hundreds of cases. He has extensive expertise in analyzing issues pertaining to insurance coverage. After starting his career with outside counsel litigating cases with top insurance companies, Mr. Gural spent several years as in-house counsel at a Fortune 50 insurance company. His experience includes personal injury, premises liability, and product liability. Read More >

Charles T. Meyer Partner

Michelle S. Mehta


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 >

Charles T. Meyer Partner

Charles T. Meyer


Charles “Charlie” Meyer has nearly two decades of experience litigating high stakes cases for institutional clients. Mr. Meyer has actively litigated and defended clients in multiple areas including automobile accidents, mass torts, including liability matter involving resorts, amusement parks, athletic associations, surety bonds, and construction defect.  Regardless of the region or subject matter, Mr. Meyer works tirelessly to advocate for his clients. Read More >

Scott J Rothmeyer Partner

Scott J Rothmeyer


Scott J. Rothmeyer is an accomplished Trial Attorney whose practice focuses on Complex Civil Litigation. With over a decade of experience in Personal Injury. Mr. Rothmeyer is experienced and familiar with all aspects of litigation and is proficient in handling complex/high-value cases, representing individuals, businesses, and corporations. He has also tried cases to verdict involving Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); severe orthopedic injuries; and intricate multi-million-dollar economic damages while achieving several unanimous verdicts. Read More >

Ken Miller Associate Attorney Strongin Burger

Kenneth S. Miller


Ken Miller has years of experience defending some of the largest financial institutions in the areas of financial services, real property, and insurance. As a member of a leading Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Miller obtained hundreds of favorable judgments for his clients throughout California in both state and federal courts. He brings his talent and experience to assist with the handling of leading gig economy defense team. Mr. Miller’s experience litigating in California, and New York, has given him the ability to understand the impact national trends in litigation can have on our clients. Mr. Miller’s wide-ranging experience allows him to approach legal issues and challenges from multiple angles and perspectives and enables him to understand and communicate to his clients the fundamental issues as perceived by all parties to a case. Read More >

Scott J Rothmeyer Partner

Melissa J. Perez

Special Counsel

Melissa counsels insurers on complex and high-exposure claims. She is regularly called upon to advise clients on insurance law, policy interpretation, claims-handling issues, and to evaluate and respond to coverage disputes and allegations of bad faith. Melissa works diligently with clients to resolve disputes before litigation ensues. She is uniquely aware of the insurance business and the importance of preserving business relationships. However, when litigation is necessary or appropriate, she brings close to two decades of vast experience litigating coverage issues in state and federal court to achieve successful outcomes. 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 >

Chelsea Trotter Associate

Chelsea Trotter

Senior Counsel

Ms. Trotter is an experienced Deputy City Attorney for the City of Long Beach. She has experience representing government entities in civil actions, such as: civil rights, employee negligence, personal injuries and public property liability. Read More >

Erin Benler-Ward Associate Attorney

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 >

Michael C. Brady Associate Attorney Strongin Burger

Michael C. Brady

Associate Attorney

Michael C. Brady was admitted to the California State Bar in 2016 and since then his primary focus has been business litigation and personal injury defense, including premise liability, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death matters. Read More >

Daniel J. 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 >

Tabetha A. Martinez Associate Attorney Strongin Burger

Tabetha A. Martinez

Associate Attorney

Tabetha Martinez is an associate attorney with Strongin | Burger, LLP. Tabetha is a native Nevadan and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 2011. Tabetha graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, magna cum laude, in 2016. After graduating from law school, Tabetha returned to Las Vegas to serve as the law clerk to the Honorable Judge Joe Hardy, Jr. in the Clark County Eighth Judicial District Court. Read More >

Stephanie Ng Associate

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 Attorney

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 >

Michael Wong Associate Attorney Strongin Burger

Michael L. Wong

Associate Attorney

Michael Wong joined Strongin Burger, LLP in 2022. Prior to joining Strongin Burger, LLP, Michael was an associate attorney at an insurance defense firm in Houston, Texas that specializes in defense of personal injury automobile cases. Read More >

Jake Zicarelli Associate Attorney

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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