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Our Staff at McGee, Lerer & Associates

Cindy Alvarez

Cindy currently serves as a Legal Assistant at our firm. She began working at McGee, Lerer & Associates when there was only one other staff member, besides our two attorneys, and has continued to grow with our firm ever since. Cindy began working as the Medical Records Specialist at our firm but quickly began to take on more responsibilities, handling all aspects of pre-litigation. She currently files lawsuits, oversees minor compromises, and manages her own caseload.

When she isn’t working, Cindy enjoys spending time with her husband Francisco and daughter Itzel. She also loves to craft, and is fluent in Spanish.


Danielle Chevalier

Danielle also serves as a Legal Assistant at McGee, Lerer & Associates. She earned her degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and went on to work in executive administration and hospitality in the Las Vegas area. After several years working in that industry, she moved to California to be closer to the beach and came to work at our firm. Her customer service background has proved invaluable and her ability to always put the clients’ needs first continues to help with plaintiff’s injury law. Danielle is passionate about everything she does and she brings a great deal of warmth and compassion to our firm.

When not advocating for the firm's clients, she has many outside interests. She is a supporter of anti-animal cruelty and is passionate about living a healthy, active and positive lifestyle. Danielle enjoys traveling to visit her family all over the country, attending music festivals and dancing.


Jeremy de Leeuw

A Junior Paralegal at McGee, Lerer & Associates, Jeremy assists in preparing cases for trial. He began as an intake specialist and began to work on cases in litigation, and has also proven a valuable member of our team as an IT specialist. When he isn’t working, Jeremy continues to pursue his Paralegal Studies A.S. degree and Business Administration B.S. degree.

In his free time, Jeremy enjoys playing basketball, fixing cars, and repairing computers. He has also served as the pianist at his church since 2006.


Rachael LaRochelle

Rachael is a Legal Assistant at our firm and uses her strong work ethic and organization skills to help our clients in a variety of ways. She works primarily in pre-litigation and interviews clients, collecting police reports, medical records, and other necessary information. Rachael also helps with property damage, negotiates medical liens, corresponds with insurance adjusters, gathers important documents to prepare settlement demand letters, and files lawsuits and minor compromises. Rachael believes in the importance of building client relationships on a firm foundation of trust and always works to provide her clients with the support and care they require.

In her spare time, Rachael enjoys living a healthy lifestyle. She likes to run and is currently training for her first half marathon. She has recently become interested in skydiving and is working towards obtaining her skydiving license.


Reyna Venegas

As the McGee, Lerer & Associates senior legal assistant, Reyna is dedicated to providing our clients with comprehensive legal help. She has more than 10 years of legal administration experience and has earned a Paralegal Certificate from ICDC College. Before she came to work for our firm, Reyna assisted injured workers filing workers’ compensation claims and assisted them as they retrained and rejoined the workforce.

Reyna lives in South Gate with her husband and five children and enjoys spending her spare time barbequing and visiting amusement parks with her family. She speaks fluent Spanish.


Joanna Yarber-Williams

Joanna is a legal assistant at our firm. She was raised in Santa Monica and attended Santa Monica College, before going on to Ashford University. She then taught pre-school for 4 years and later served as the program manager at a non-profit stroke foundation for 7 years.

When she isn’t working, Joanna likes to spend time with her husband, Steve, and three children, Lauryn, Danae, and Steve Junior. Joanna also enjoys playing and watching basketball and travels with her family.


David Long

David is our Pre-Litigation Manager at McGee, Lerer & Associates. He has been investigating motor vehicle accidents, evaluating medical records and negotiating personal injury settlements for the past 30 years. He began his PI career with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company as a Master Claims Adjuster in 1990. During his 12 years with Nationwide Insurance he had extensive training at the Nationwide Insurance Training Center in Columbus, Ohio. He also has a BS in Business from CSU Fresno and is a graduate of the University of West Los Angeles as a Certified Paralegal.

For the past 18 years, David has been passionately fighting for the injured victims of motor vehicle accidents. He has gained valuable insight and experience as he has worked for some of the largest personal injury law firms in Los Angeles as their Pre-Litigation Manager and Senior Negotiator. David is also a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and when he is not working, he enjoys sailing, golfing and cycling.


Why We're the Team for You

  • Individual Attention

    We take the time to understand all the unique factors of your case to achieve the best results.

  • No Fees Unless We Win

    If we are unsuccessful in our efforts to recover your compensation, you owe nothing. Learn more here.

  • 24/7 Availability

    We can be available nights and weekends and come to you at the hospital or at home.

  • Four Convenient Locations

    If your current attorney gives you doubt, we will review your case at no cost to you.

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