Don Bell

Don Bell
Executive Assistant to Sr. Partner Ken Kasdan
Don Bell is a former intelligence specialist with the U.S. Navy who attended the University of Maryland. This California native has 27 years experience working with the Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner firm in various capacities, starting as data entry clerk and now holds the distinguished responsibility of Executive Assistant to the Senior Partner, where he oversees the workflow of all significant cases.

Don is a member of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the Educational Community for Homeowners (ECHO).

dbell@kasdancdlaw.com

Ranae Abee

Ranae Abee
Paralegal
Born in Michigan, Ranae Abee earned her degree in criminal justice in 1986 from the University of Wyoming/Casper College Center.

Ranae has expertise in supporting attorneys in drafting complaints, providing necessary documents for depositions and trials, and providing attorney support during trial.

She also acts as a client liaison during site inspections and testing on client property. Clients may direct any project related questions or issues about current activity on their property to Ranae. The issues are then communicated to the appropriate firm attorney. Ranae can also be on-site to provide any necessary communications with the defense counsel on behalf of Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner clients.

Ranae is a member of the Community Associations Institute (CAI).

She is the mother of three daughters and has five grandchildren. Her personal interests include spending time with her family, taking care of animals, and traveling with a keen interest in nature.

rabee@kasdancdlaw.com

Lisa D’Alessandro

Lisa D'Alessandro
Paralegal
Lisa A. D’Alessandro has been a paralegal with Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLP since 1997. She earned a paralegal certificate from the University of California, Irvine Extension Program for Paralegal Studies. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Southern California.

Lisa has expertise in supporting attorneys in drafting complaints, providing necessary documents for depositions and trials, and providing attorney support during trial. She also has experience in Personal Injury and Subrogation Law.

Lisa acts as a client liaison during site inspections and testing on client property. Clients may direct any project related questions or issues about current activity on their property to Lisa. The issues are then communicated to the appropriate firm attorney. Lisa can also be on-site to provide any necessary communications with the defense counsel on behalf of Kasdan Weber Turner clients.

Her professional association memberships include the Orange County Paralegal Association, the Community Associations Institute (CAI), and the Educational Community for Homeowners (ECHO).

ldalessandro@kasdancdlaw.com

Cathleen Plager

Cathleen Plager
Paralegal
Cathleen Plager is a Senior Paralegal for Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLP, in their Irvine, California office. She has been with the firm for 17 years, and has been a paralegal since 1992.

Cathleen has been a case assistant on all major condominium cases handled by the firm.

She earned her Paralegal Certificate, with honors, from University of California, Irvine. She is a member of the Orange County Paralegal Association. Cathleen is a Notary Public

She is a member of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the Educational Community for Homeowners (ECHO).

A phrase that she says best describes her professional life is, “Please don’t mistake my kindness for weakness”.

Cathleen’s civic outreach memberships include the National Resources Defense Council, World Wildlife Fund, and the Humane Society of the United States. She is also active in Legal Outreach Programs in her community.

cplager@kasdancdlaw.com

Lomi Faavae

Lomi Faavae
Lomi Fa’avae is a paralegal at Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLP in the firm’s Walnut Creek, California, office. Lomi received his Bachelor of Science in Pre-Law from Utah State University, Logan, Utah. He received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence at the John F. Kennedy University School of Law, California.

He has worked as a paralegal since 2003, with judicial civil court, law firm, and business experience. Lomi has expertise in supporting attorneys in drafting complaints, providing necessary documents for depositions and trials, and providing attorney support during trial.

He also acts as a client liaison during site inspections and testing on client property. Clients may direct any project related questions or issues about current activity on their property to Lomi. The issues are then communicated to the appropriate firm attorney. Lomi can also be on-site to provide any necessary communications with the defense counsel on behalf of Kasdan Weber Turner clients.

Lomi’s professional memberships include the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the Educational Community for Homeowners (ECHO).

Awards & Honors

• Arthur Ashe Jr. Legacy Award
• Director’s List of the Multicultural Student Affairs for Academic Achievement
• Recipient of the Association of the Pacific Island Educators Scholarship
• Recipient of the Compton Superior Court Academic Scholarship

lfaavae@kasdancdlaw.com

Frank Servas

Frank Servas
Paralegal
Frank Servas is a paralegal with Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLP in the Irvine, California office. He has worked as a paralegal for over 25 yeas, assisting on cases filed in state and federal courts in California. Frank’s experience includes construction defects, general liability, intellectual property, and product liability.

He earned his Associate of Arts Degree and Paralegal Certificate from Saddleback Community College, Mission Viejo, California.

Frank acts a client liaison during site inspections and testing on client property. Clients may direct any project related questions or issues about current activity on their property to Frank. The issues are then communicated to the appropriate firm attorney. Frank can also be on-site to provide any necessary communications with the defense counsel on behalf of Kasdan Weber Turner clients.

He is a member of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the Educational Community for Homeowners (ECHO).

fservas@kasdancdlaw.com

Michael Green

Michael Green
Michael Green is a paralegal with Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner at the Phoenix, Arizona office. Michael has worked as a case management paralegal since 1998 in the construction defect, commercial litigation, insurance defense, utility easement, and environmental fields of law.

He has experience in drafting discovery and disclosure statements; preparing for hearings, depositions and trial; attending site inspections and destructive testing; document reviews and productions; legal research; summarizing depositions and case file documentation; and creating and maintaining various databases.

Michael received his Bachelor of Science degree in the Administration of Justice from Arizona State University West.

He is a member of the Community Associations Institute (CAI).

mgreen@kasdancdlaw.com

Danielle Brown

Danielle Brown
Paralegal
Danielle Brown is a paralegal with Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLP in their Phoenix, Arizona office. She has worked as a paralegal since 2001, and earned her Paralegal Certificate at Platt College of Cerritos, in Cerritos, California. She is currently attending Arizona State University in Tempe Arizona, with a focus in criminal justice.

Danielle also acts as a client liaison during site inspections and testing on client property. Clients may direct any project related questions or issues about current activity on their property to Danielle. The issues are then communicated to the appropriate firm attorney. She can also be on-site to provide any necessary communications with the defense counsel on behalf of Kasdan Weber Turner clients.

She is a member of the Community Associations Institute (CAI).

dbrown@kasdancdlaw.com

Jessica Whitney

Jessica Whitney
Paralegal
Jessica Whitney is a paralegal in the Phoenix, Arizona office of Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLP.

Jessica earned her paralegal certificate from Lamson College, Tempe, Arizona. Her experience includes five years of construction defect work, as well as independent work in domestic relations, contracts, and trusts. She was the lead paralegal of civil litigation cases at her previous firm.

Jessica also acts as a client liaison during site inspections and testing on client property. Clients may direct any project related questions or issues about current activity on their property to her. The issues are then communicated to the appropriate firm attorney. Jessica can also be on-site to provide any necessary communications with the defense counsel on behalf of Kasdan Weber Turner clients.

Jessica’s professional memberships include the Community Associations Institute (CAI).

jwhitney@kasdancdlaw.com

Mike Gascon

Mike Gascon
Mike Gascon has been with Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLP since 1992, in the Irvine, California office. He is client liaison during site inspections and testing on client property in California and Arizona. Clients direct any questions or issues about current activity on their property to Mike. The issues are then communicated to the appropriate member of the Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner team. Mike is on-site to provide any necessary communications with the defense counsel on behalf of firm clients. Mike also speaks Spanish.

Mike provides in-house assistance to the paralegals and administrative staff.

mgascon@kasdancdlaw.com

Laura Evans

Laura Evans
Paralegal

Laura Evans is a native of Orange County California. She graduated magna cum laude from Western State University College of Law.

Laura has over 15 years of experience working in the legal field overseeing law practice management in various capacities.

She has advanced software, legal research, and computer programming skills. Laura has also volunteered as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate for children in foster care.

levans@klwtlaw.com

Lucie Bondy

Lucie Bondy
Paralegal

Lucie Bondy is a Paralegal at Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLP in the Irvine office.

She joined the firm in January 2014.

Lucie earned her Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Financial Management and Business Law at California State University Long Beach. Her studies also included Business Management and Accounting.

lbondy@kasdancdlaw.com

Matthew Barajas

Matthew Barajas
Matthew Barajas has been with Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLP since 2016, in the Irvine, California office. He is client liaison during site inspections and testing on client property in California. Clients direct any questions or issues about current activity on their property to Matthew. The issues are then communicated to the appropriate member of the Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner team. Matthew is on-site to provide any necessary communications with the defense counsel on behalf of firm clients.

Matthew also provides in-house assistance to the paralegals and administrative staff.

mbarajas@kasdancdlaw.com

Terri Fernandez

Terri Fernandez
Terri Fernandez has been with Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLP since September 2009. She attended Coastline Community College in Costa Mesa, CA majoring in Paralegal Studies, with honors.

Terri has expertise in supporting attorneys in drafting complaints, providing necessary documents for depositions and trials, and providing attorney support during trial. She has worked in the legal field both as a legal secretary and paralegal since 1985. Terri’s experience includes Construction Defect, Personal Injury Defense and Business Law Litigation.

Terri acts as a client liaison during site inspections and testing on client property.

tfernandez@kasdancdlaw.com

Susan McGrath

Susan McGrath
Susan Mcgrath has been with Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLP since 2015, in the Irvine, California office.
smcgrath@kasdancdlaw.com

Cristi Paris

Terri Fernandez
Cristi Paris has been with Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLP since 2012, in the Irvine, California office.
cparis@kasdancdlaw.com