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Anita A. Abd, Central Coast Office

Anita A. AbdAnita Abd received her undergraduate degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2003. Thereafter, she received her MBA from Cal Poly in 2005. While attending Cal Poly, she worked as a paralegal for a prominent Applicants’ Attorney and attended court several days a week and met with clients, communicated settlement offers, stipulated awards and worked with other parties in the case towards bringing the case to a resolution. Ms. Abd received her Juris Doctorate degree from Ventura College of Law in 2010.

Kirk J. Morales, Bay Area Office

Kirk Morales attended the University of Missouri where he earned his undergraduate degree in Business Management in May 1996, graduating Summa Cum Laude.  He then continued his education at the University of Missouri where he received his Juris Doctorate in May 1999.  While attending law school, Kirk developed an interest in employment issues, and completed an externship during his 3rd year of law school through the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. 
 
Kirk became licensed to practice law in California in December 1999, and has practiced in a number of areas during his career, including insurance coverage/bad faith, construction defect, legal malpractice, and general civil litigation.  Before joining GMK, he also served as Assistant General Counsel for a commercial and residential construction company.  Kirk now specializes in workers' compensation defense where he represents carriers, TPA's, and self-insureds, including the defense of Labor Code Sec 132a and Serious & Willful Misconduct claims. 

Joshua A. Mauras, Orange County Office

Joshua Mauras graduated from Chapman University in 2005 with a Degree in Business Administration. Mr. Mauras was a four year letterman and defensive captain on the football team in college, before earning his Juris Doctorate from Chapman University School of Law in 2009. While in law school, Mr. Mauras took advantage of myriad internship and clinical opportunities to gain invaluable litigation experience as a Judicial Extern under Justice Thomas E. Hollenhorst on the 4th District Court of Appeal, a Certified Law Clerk in the Riverside District Attorney's Office, and student representative in the AMVETS Military Law and the Claremont Institute Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence Constitutional Law Clinics.

Mr. Mauras joined Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP in April 2014 after nearly seven years at one of the largest workers' compensation defense firms in the country. Mr. Mauras has represented clients before the California Court of Appeals, the US Central District of California, the US Southern District of California, the US Eastern District of California, the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, and the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. He currently defends clients in all aspects of workers' compensation litigation, but also has extensive experience in civil subrogation litigation. 

Jessica A. Tyndall, Central Coast Office

Jessica A. Tyndall earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from San Jose State University in 2011, where she graduated cum laude. She earned her Masters of Dispute Resolution and her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2014, where she also graduated cum laude.

Ms. Tyndall began her career in the Workers' Compensation field as a law clerk for Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP. She is a member of the State Bar of California, California's Workers' Compensation Section.

Kristin A. Schallert, Los Angeles Office

Kristin A. Schallert earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, International Relations from the University of California, Riverside in 2010. She received her Masters in Public Policy, specializing in International Relations from Pepperdine University School of Public Policy in 2014.

Ms. Schallert earned her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine School of Law in 2014. She developed Pepperdine's Global Justice Practicum, worked with Justice Ventures International to prepare recommendations to Indian Parliament on legal reform regarding modern day slavery, and prepared legal guides for Indian attorneys regarding government benefits and legal entitlements.

Ms. Schallert began her career in the Workers' Compensation field as a law clerk for Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP. She is a member of the State Bar of California, California's Workers' Compensation Section.

Eric B. Anthony, Los Angeles Office

Eric B. Anthony  received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from California State University, Northridge in 2006, and his Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern Law School in 2010. While in law school, he served as the President of the Student Bar Association and was a member of the Southwestern Law Review.

Mr. Anthony currently represents employers, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators in all aspects of Workers' Compensation defense, including complex lien litigation. In the past, he has represented both employees and employers in various labor and employment matters, including FEHA discrimination/harassment litigation, and wage and hour disputes.

He is admitted to practice before all California courts, as well as the United States District Court, Central District of California.

Susannah L. Burge, Ventura County Office

Susannah L. Burge received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science International Relations from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1991. She earned her Juris Doctor from Ventura College of Law in 1996.

Prior to joining Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP, Ms. Burge spent ten years as a specialist with State Compensation Insurance Fund and most recently as Managing Attorney for a Southern California workers’ compensation defense firm. Ms. Burge currently represents employers, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators in all aspects of Workers’ Compensation defense.

Donna L. Lineberry, Orange County Office

Donna Lineberry received her undergraduate degree from UNC at Greensboro and in 1995 earned her certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in North Carolina. In 2004 she received her Juris Doctorate from Chapman University School of Law and her California CPA certification. As a CPA, Ms. Lineberry worked in both public and private sectors. She began as an Associate practicing accounting, audit and tax for a local accounting firm in North Carolina and advanced to a Senior Audit Associate for an international accounting firm, Coopers & Lybrand LLP, in Florida. She then transitioned to the private sector as an Accounting Supervisor for an employee-owned company in Irvine, California.

Prior to practicing Workers Compensation defense, Ms. Lineberry was a Deputy Public Defender for over five years in the County of Orange where she acquired invaluable litigation skills. Ms. Lineberry is a member of the California State Bar and the California Board of Accountancy.

Oksana S. Vovk, Orange County Office

Ms. Vovk completed her law degree in Chernivtsi, Ukraine in 1995. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree after graduating from Western State University, College of Law in Fullerton, California in 2000. She has been working in the legal field since 1997 in civil litigation and Workers’ Compensation. She has been a practicing Workers’ Compensation defense attorney since 2004, representing self-insured employers, third-party administrators and carriers.

Charles  Amadi, Los Angeles Office

Mr. Amadi received his Undergraduate Degree (B.S. in Nursing) from Excelsior College of the University of the State of New York in 1996 and his Juris Doctor from University of La Verne College of Law in 2001. He also possesses degrees in Computer Systems Programming and Health Care Administration.

Mr. Amadi has practiced all aspect of workers’ compensation law since 2001. In addition, he has experience handling a variety of civil litigation matters. Mr. Amadi’s extensive health care background including Trauma Care, Critical Care, Case Management, Psychiatry and as a past member of North Los Angeles County’s Psychiatric Evaluation Team is invaluable in management of highly complex multisystem injury claims as well as the type of injuries claimed by health care professionals.

Mr. Amadi is a member of the State Bar of California, and is admitted to practice before all California State Courts and the Federal U.S. District Court of California.

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