Mark Gomez, Esq.
Managing Partner Attorney Mark Gomez has focused on complex civil litigation, endeavoring to become an expert in the field of Real Estate who not only meets his client’s expectations, but exceeds them.
Mark Gomez comes from a family of lawyers, and knew from an early age that he would pursue a career in The Law. Mr. Gomez began his legal career with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles before turning his attention to civil litigation, with Gomez & Simone being his fourth law firm.
Mark enjoys staying fit, hiking, running local 5k/10k events, music (guitar and electronic) and is an avid basketball fan.
Education: UC Riverside, Bachelor of Arts (Political Science)
Law School: Rutgers School of Law School, J.D.
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W. Patrick McPhilamy III, Esq.
W. Patrick McPhilamy, III is a senior associate at Gomez & Simone APLC, practicing business, landlord tenant, real estate, and probate law. Patrick is also an accredited arbitrator and mediator, a Senior Fellow with the Bali Arbitration and Mediation Center, a Fellow with Prime Dispute, and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has previously participated as a judge in arbitration, mediation, and negotiation competitions internationally, and holds a Certificate in Negotiation Mastery from Harvard Business School Online. Patrick is also serving as an Ambassador with Arbitrator Intelligence and is a member of the board of directors of several organizations, including for-profit and nonprofit entities, in the U.S. and abroad.
In his spare time, Patrick enjoys sport, travel, and volunteering with community outreach organizations.
Education: Virginia Commonwealth University, B.S., Business Administration and Management
Law School: University of Cambridge, LL.M.; San Diego School of Law, Diploma, International and Comparative Law; California Western School of Law, J.D.
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Ivan Medina, Esq
Associate Attorney Ivan Medina has previously worked at two reputable Los Angeles employment law firms representing employees in wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour claims. Although Mr. Medina comes from a family of physicians, he knew from an early age that he wanted to break tradition and pursue a career in Law. Mr. Medina began his legal career volunteering for the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, where he received the Legal Aid Society of San Diego’s Outstanding Service Award for Pro Bono Volunteer Work.
In his spare time, Mr. Medina enjoys playing basketball, hiking, and playing with his Jack Russell terrier.
Education: UC San Diego, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Law School: University of San Diego School of Law
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Mina Vu, Esq.
Mina Vu is an associate at Gomez & Simone APLC practicing business and real estate law.
Prior to joining Gomez & Simone APLC, she was a general counsel providing various family-owned businesses legal guidance, protection, and general corporate support matters.
In addition to her responsibilities at Gomez & Simone APLC, she also maintains an active real estate license with ReMax.
In her spare time, Mina enjoys learning Japanese and Chinese Mandarin, playing the guitar, and reading novels.
Education: University of California Riverside, Bachelor’s Degree (Business)
Law School: Western State College of Law, J.D. (Cum Laude)
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Beatriz Reyes, BK Paralegal & Office Manager
With over a decade of experience working in a law firm Beatriz started her career working in one of the busiest Bankruptcy firms in Los Angeles. If a case requires her attention to stay after hours she does it. Her passion and dedication is shown every day and clients consistently give positive feedback about their experience with her.
Experienced in both Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Beatriz shines as the office manager at Gomez & Simone ensuring various tasks and deadlines are followed up with. She is also especially skilled with communicating with clients and staff.
Beatriz speaks, reads, and writes Spanish Fluently. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking , spending time with her family, and reading.
Cesar Lossi, Mortgage Analysis & Intake Manager
Cesar Lossi is our client relationship specialist here at Gomez & Simone A.P.L.C.. Cesar’s role is to be the face of Gomez & Simone when new clients call or come into the office as well as to help in processing loan modifications within the litigation setting.
Cesar has worked at numerous law firms prior to Gomez & Simone and was a manager with Wells Fargo with experience in the loan servicing department. His experience in helping clients from Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Family Law, Estate Planning and Personal Injury allows him to communicate how Gomez & Simone can help their clients. Cesar is fluent in Spanish and always professional.
Elisabeth Herman, Law Clerk
While studying for her bachelor’s degree at Mount Holyoke College located in Massachusetts, Elisabeth was caught in two separate extreme snow blizzards, prompting her homecoming to sunny California where she received her Juris Doctorate from Western State College of Law with a certificate in Business Law. During law school, she interned for an employment law firm and the Legal Aid Society of Orange County. After law school, she obtained a unique background in Toxic Tort, specifically the enforcement of Proposition 65, which gave her the experience of protecting the proliferation of clients’ goals. She decided to pursue her true passion developed during her internships, which lies in having a more personal connection with clients in helping them safeguard their legal rights, something she obtains at Gomez & Simone.
Elisabeth enjoys traveling, hiking, baking, and getting lost for the hundredth time in the Harry Potter books.
Education: Mount Holyoke College, B.A. (Sociology and English)
Law School: Western State University College of Law, J.D. (Business Law Certificate)
Jaclyn J. Loberg, Paralegal
Jaclyn Loberg has an eclectic background in writing and research which naturally drew her interest in becoming a Paralegal. A Bay Area native, she spent 7 years after college in Chicago writing and directing live performance, before returning to California and settling in Southern California to pursue a rewarding career as a Paralegal.
When she is not at the office, Ms. Loberg can be found in the pool with her Masters Women’s Water polo team, at or on the way to the beach to surf or for an open water swim.
Education: UC Davis Bachelor of Arts, History
Paralegal Certificate: Los Angeles Valley College
Carina Ochoa, Paralegal
Carina has years of customer service experience and is always going out of her way to help clients. She attended California State University of Northridge and Cerritos College pursuing a degree in Paralegal. It is her job to make sure clients understand the business side of legal representation and to coordinate with the attorneys and clients in order to provide effective and efficient legal representation. Her goal is to always accommodate people who need help and guidance with any issue she might be able to assist with.
During her free time Carina enjoys backpacking, gardening, and hiking.
Education: California State University of Northridge
Paralegal Certificate: Cerritos College
Cassandra Ortiz, Paralegal
Prior to joining Gomez & Simone APLC, Cassandra worked as a Legal Document Preparer and as paralegal for a Law Firm specialized in various areas of law such as Probate, Family Law, and maintains her Notary License.
In her Spare time, Cassandra enjoys outdoor activities, hiking, walking, going to the beach.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Restorative Justice at Fresno Pacific University
Paralegal Certificate: Associates Degree in Paralegal at Heald College