Laura Whipple is Director of Administration for Adams Stirling PLC. She manages Firm operations, accounting, finance, compliance, insurance and benefits, and human resources.
Laura is a member of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators and serves as the Chair of the Employment Law Forum Committee. She is also on the Membership Committee, assisting the Chapter with the intake of new members and continuing education.
Laura belongs to UN Women, a branch of the United Nations, which is devoted to fostering gender equality. Their aim is to heighten awareness of women's leadership and political participation, economic empowerment, ending violence against women and peace and security for women around the globe.
Laura holds a BA in European History and an MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. In addition, Laura is a paralegal and a member of the Los Angeles Paralegal Association, with a certificate in civil litigation.
Erica Greathouse is the Firm's Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining our Adams Stirling, Erica spent 25 years overseeing implementation of law firm technology.
For fourteen of those years, Erica served as Director of Information Technology for Cox, Castle & Nicholson, one of the largest full-service law firms specializing in real estate in the United States, with over 130 transactional and litigation attorneys.
As our firm's CTO, Erica works closely with our Technology Committee to improve our legal services through technological innovation.
Among other things, Erica oversees our eDiscovery procedures, telecom operations, internet and intranet sites, video conferencing, social media policies, and risk management.
Sue Anderson is Director of Marketing and Client Relations for the firm and also oversees the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley.
Sue previously worked for a large agency handling Fortune 100 companies. This was followed by a position as Director of Business Development for the 4th largest security services company in the U.S.
Sue earned her Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University in Indiana and is an active member of Community Associations Institute, as well as the Women Leaders Forum.
Contact Sue at (800) 464-2817 or by email.
Melina Treantos, CMCA® is the Administrator of our Northern California offices as well as Client Relations Director for Northern California.
Maureen Davidson is Client Relations Director for the Los Angeles region and our works closely with Adrian Adams to provide our clients with exceptional customer interaction. Maureen transmits and tracks the firm's proposals and is responsible for scheduling all attorneys for potential client interviews. She also participates in industry trade shows and luncheons and is a member of the CAI-GLAC Legislative Action Committee.
Maureen's experience includes two years in the legal field and eight years in property management. She earned her paralegal certificate in Portland, Oregon at the College of Legal Arts.
Contact Maureen at 800-464-2817 or by email.
Christy Jones is a senior litigation paralegal and obtained her paralegal certificate from MTI College. She has over 21 years of litigation experience in the areas of civil, business, real estate, and trust and estate matters. Under the supervision of attorneys, Christy works in all phases of litigation from inception through trial, including drafting pleadings and discovery, document examination and management, assisting with deposition, arbitration and trial preparation, and providing support during both jury and bench trials.
Christy was a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) from 2013-2016 with Voices for Children, a private nonprofit organization designated by the San Diego Superior Court to provide foster children with volunteer CASAs. CASAs act as fact-finders for the judges, providing them with information that they may never get otherwise. As a CASA, Christy's role was to consider what was in the child's best interest and to make sure that each child's individual needs were met.
Carolyn Houtz is a paralegal/legal assistant. She works with our attorneys handling legal filings, discovery and general litigation matters, and interacts with clients.
Carolyn is outstanding when it comes to working with clients. They love working with her and aren't shy about saying so. Carolyn is not only passionate about her job, she is passionate about her two children and sports. She gives the guys a run for their money when it comes to baseball and football.
Alejandra Alvarez is a legal assistant. She provides administrative support to the firm's attorneys and staff.
Alejandra brings an exceptional work ethic and six years of administrative experience, and is extremely goal-oriented.
Alejandra is a certified Legal Secretary, having received her certification from UCLA's Legal Secretary Program.
Tammi Saucer, Executive Assistant, works closely with Laura Whipple to provide exceptional administrative support to the Firm and its clients. Her duties include entering new clients into the Firm's systems, preparing client and vendor invoices, and preparing financial and administrative reports.
Tammi, who has an incredible 35 years' experience in administrative support in the medical field, joined our team in November 2016.
Mathew Medina is an Administrative Assistant, and assists the attorneys and paralegals with filings and other tasks. Clients and the Firm alike love him because of his can-do attitude, and because he always has a friendly smile on his face and in his voice.
Mathew, who initially joined the Firm in a temporary capacity, became a full-time employee in March. He comes to us fresh out of Cal State Northridge, where he earned his degree in Sociology.
Xochitl Vazquez, pronounced "So-chi" but known affectionately around the office as "X," is the Firm's Receptionist (aka "communication control guru"). She comes to us as a new graduate of Mount Saint Mary's University, where she earned a BA in Sociology. Xochitl continues to pursue her education, studying at Pierce Community College to earn Administrative Professional and Legal Office Procedures certificates.
Kathy Sjoblom is a legal assistant and provides support to Jeffrey Barnett in the Los Gatos office.
She has worked closely with Mr. Barnett for 34 years. Her area of expertise is the restatement of governing documents for homeowners associations for both planned developments and condominiums. She is very detail oriented and attends to keeping the documents updated to current law. Kathy is dedicated to ensuring that the clients' needs are addressed and met as efficiently as possible.
She is also a seasoned Jazzercise member.
Quynh Mai is a legal assistant in our Los Gatos office where she assists in general corporate matters and provides administrative support. She received her paralegal certificate from Evergreen Valley College where she pursued her Associate's degree, and has previously worked in family and immigration law. With more than 7 years of experience in working with clients and customers on a first hand basis, she strives to ensure all matters are handled efficiently with attention to detail.
In her free time, she enjoys cooking for her family and traveling.