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Marina Melman

Attorney & Founder

Marina Melman earned her Juris Doctorate from Georgia State College of Law. She is a cum laude graduate, with high honors of Georgia State University with a Bachelors in Psychology. While in law school, Marina served as an extern for the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. She is fluent in both English and Russian. Marina is following in the footsteps of her grandmother who was a corporate attorney in Russia. As one of the founders of the firm, she always strives to improve the clients' experience, as she understands how stressful legal matters may be.

Michael Calabro

Attorney

Michael Calabro earned his Juris Doctorate from Emory University School of Law. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from University at Albany, State University of New York.  Michael has been a trial lawyer assisting injury victims in Georgia since 1984. He has successfully handled complex cases, including multiple claims arising from the Peachtree 25th fire disaster, trucking and automotive serious injury and death, and premises liability.

Stephen Berger

Attorney 

Stephen Berger earned his Juris Doctorate from Georgia State College of Law. While in law school, he earned a CALI Award for Excellence in Land Use Law, was selected for the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court, and served as a Family Law Extern with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. Stephen earned both his BA (with honors in Philosophy) and his MFA from UCLA. He moved with his family to his home town of Atlanta to follow in the footsteps of his mother who was also an attorney in Georgia.

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Justin Andreozzi

Attorney - Affiliate

​Justin Andreozzi received received his J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School and his B.A. from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York. His practice is focused on individual and corporate tax controversy and criminal litigation. Justin is admitted to practice in the state of New York, Western District of New York Federal Court, State of New York Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department, and United States Tax Court.

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Zachary David Marzo

Director of Business Development

​Zach Marzo received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting as well as a Master of Accountancy Degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Zach provides leadership, strategic direction, and day to day management. He is responsible for building the brand and growth strategy for the firm. 

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David Melman

Director of Operations

David Melman received his undergraduate degree in Business Management at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. David manages the business aspect of the firm and manages the overall planning and organization of cases. He works with each of our clients from start to finish. He helps the legal team maintain constant correspondence with clients while collecting and organizing all client intake. David also provides project management support to the legal team for meeting client’s expectations and deadlines.  

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Wendy Cruz

Director of Medical Information

Wendy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration/Human Resources Management from Ashford University.  She is a self-starter, client-focused, reliable, and well-organized. Wendy has managed teams both big and small handling day-to-day operations with a focus on efficiency and time management. She develops intra-office communication protocols, streamlining administrative procedures,  and task delegation. Wendy inspires growth of those she mentors and growth within the law firm.

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Seaana Gonzales

Litigation Legal Assistant

Seaana assists our litigation team. She helps attorneys maintain constant correspondence with clients while organizing all client intake and case documents. Seaana keeps cases organized by establishing and organizing files, monitoring calendars, deadlines, and confirming case status with attorneys. In addition, Seaana tracks cases, keeps track of attorneys' trial proceedings, and performs paralegal tasks. 

Valentina Sweeten

Director of Client Services

Valentina received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Human Services from Clayton State University. She assists our pre-litigation case management team with various administrative tasks such as collecting case documents, organizing case files, all while providing exceptional client service. She is also a fluent Spanish speaker, and helps translate for Spanish speaking clients. Valentina loves being a mother and enjoys spending time with her two beautiful children. 

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Sofya Bush

Legal Assistant

Sofya Bush received a Masters degree from University of Buffalo. She is one of the firm's legal assistants as well as the firm's in-house CPA. She manages the financial and legal administration aspects of the firm. 

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Leycei Hendrix

Litigation Legal Assistant

Leycei Hendrix received a Bachelor of Science degree from Kennesaw State University and her Paralegal Certification from the University of Georgia. She collects medical records as well as coordinates throughout the case to ensure liens and holds are maintained and resolved at the conclusion of the case. She also keeps track of case status' and client updates. She manages records and exhibits needed for trials, performs paralegal tasks, and works directly with the firm's attorneys to ensure all necessary tasks are completed. 

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Lauren Eads

Legal Assistant

Lauren received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Georgia State University. She graduated as a part of the honors college and is one of our firm's legal assistants. Lauren assists the team with client intake, collecting important documents and client updates. She is a compassionate self-starter who enjoys helping clients through this process. Lauren's ability to listen to our clients and problem solve to guide them through the process is what makes her such an important asset to the firm. 

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Gabriella Kivovich

Administrative Assistant

Gabriella is currently studying for her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Buffalo. She handles day to day administrative tasks along with new marketing strategies to develop new business relationships in the community. She brings a positive attitude and strong work ethic to the team and is very excited to help the firm grow.