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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.

In her spare time, Danielle finds joy in traveling to visit her family all over the country, especially her young nephew in Houston. She also enjoys attending music festivals, dancing, and living a healthy, active lifestyle.


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.


Armando Gonzalez

Armando works at our firm as a Litigation Paralegal and is one of the longest term employees at McGee, Lerer & Associates. After earning his paralegal degrees in both civil and business litigation, Armando went on to hone his litigation skills by working in civil rights, criminal, and medical malpractice. He is comfortable working in a variety of Courts, including federal, state, and local. His legal experience thus far has taught Armando the importance of trusting the people you work with and those you work for.

When he isn’t working, Armando likes to spend time with his wife, daughter, and two dogs. He is also an accomplished pianist and spends time teaching religious education at his church. Armando is also the head basketball coach at Pan Pacific Park. He speaks fluent Spanish.


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.


Ryan Ong

McGee, Lerer and Associates is ready to take any case to litigation thanks to Pre-Litigation Manager Ryan Ong. Born and raised in Southern California, Ryan is a local who genuinely cares about the wellbeing of our clients and the results of our cases. After graduating from Cal Poly Pomona with a Computer Information Systems degree and with honors, he set his sights on personal injury law and becoming a member of an esteemed personal injury law firm.

Ryan Ong has proved himself as a valued member of our team for many reasons. Whenever a client needs his guidance after being in a serious accident, he is there to make certain they feel comfortable and know what to expect. As someone who is constantly looking to better himself, Ryan is also working diligently towards his paralegal certificate, which will allow him to assist our law firm and clients in even more ways than he already does. He is also well-versed with computer knowledge, acting as our impromptu tech support whenever we need a mind like his to fix a computer or printer in the office.


Kelly Torres

Kelly works at McGee, Lerer & Associates as a legal assistant. She first came to our firm as a client after suffering in a serious car accident. Her personal experience as a personal injury client makes her especially compassionate and understanding towards our clients, and has helped her in her work at our firm. Before she came to work with us, she was a pharmacy technician.

When Kelly isn’t working, she enjoys photography and spending time with her husband and three children. Kelly is fluent in Spanish.


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.


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.

  • 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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