Stuart R. Simone, Esq.

Partner Emeritas

Education: UCLA, Bachelor of Arts (English)

Law School: Southwestern Law School, J.D.

Admitted to practice:

  • All Courts for the State of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
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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.

Admitted to practice:

  • All Courts for the State of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

Yelena Khanpapyan, Esq.

Yelena Khanpapyan is an associate at Gomez & Simone A.P.L.C. and has many years of law firm experience, including personal injury, family law and criminal law. While in law school, she was a senior editor of Law Review where she gained experience doing legal research. In addition, she maintained a busy schedule by interning at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office. Yelena is fluent in Armenian and Greek. Her hobbies include cooking, playing tennis and watching movies.

Education: University of California, Riverside, Bachelor of Arts (Sociology, Law, and Society)
Law School: University of La Verne Law School, J.D.


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

Admitted to practice:

  • All Courts for the State of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

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)

Admitted to practice:

  • All Courts for the State of California

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.

Admitted to practice:

  • All Courts for the State of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
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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.

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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.


Jaclyn J. Loberg

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 Master’s 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, Histor


Carina Ochoa

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.