Laura Whipple is Firm Administrator for Adams Stirling PLC. She manages the day-to-day operations, accounting, finance, compliance, insurance and benefits, and human resources for the firm.
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.
Maureen Davidson, 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.
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 e-mail.
Sue Anderson is Regional Director of Business Development for the Inland Empire and Desert Cities.
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 e-mail.
Marianne Pick is Regional Director of Business Development for Orange County and San Diego.
Marianne came to the firm with 14 years' experience in the Southern California HOA industry. Her interaction with boards and managers over the years has given her great insight into the challenges they face.
Marianne teams with Sue Anderson to assist boards and managers. Together, they enhance our firm’s legal services and client satisfaction by ensuring timely delivery of quality legal products to current and future clients. Contact Marianne at (800) 464-2817 or by e-mail.
Melina Treantos, CMCA® is Office Administrator of our Stockton Office as well as Client Relations Director for Northern California.
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 joins our team, bringing an exceptional work ethic and six years of administrative experience. She is extremely hard-working and goal-oriented.
Alejandra is a certified Legal Secretary, having received her certification from UCLA's Legal Secretary Program.
Tammi Saucer, Administrative 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.