Associates

Charlene N. Renwick

Email address:
CRenwick@lee-lawfirm.com

Ms. Renwick graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and English Literature. In the Spring of 2006, Ms. Renwick earned her Juris Doctorate from the Western New England College School of Law where she served as a Student Assistant District Attorney.

Following graduation, Ms. Renwick relocated to Las Vegas to join a boutique estate and business planning firm which caters to high net worth clients and specializes in the area of asset protection. Ms. Renwick currently handles the Firm’s growing Business Planning Division. Ms. Renwick is licensed in Nevada and joined the firm in 2007.
 


Elizabeth C. Spaur

Email address:
BSpaur@lee-lawfirm.com

Ms. Spaur graduated from the University of Southern California in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Production. She earned her Juris Doctorate from American University's Washington College of Law, and her Master of Business Administration with an emphasis on Business Law from American University's Kogod School of Business in 1996.

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Spaur worked for several years in healthcare administration. Most recently, she worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C., as Counsel for the Board of Veterans Appeals, before relocating to Las Vegas. Ms. Spaur is licensed to practice in California, the District of Colombia and Nevada and joined the Firm in 2007. Ms. Spaur well serves our Nevada clientele.
    


Jana De Ianni

Email address:
JDeIanni@lee-lawfirm.com 

Ms. De Ianni is an associate at the firm’s Walnut Creek office and focuses her practice on construction defect litigation. She graduated cum laude from Santa Clara University in 2003 with a B.S. in Finance. In 2006, she graduated cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law where she served as an Associate Editor of the Gonzaga Law Review and participated in the National Appellate Advocacy Competition. Ms. De Ianni has also been published in the pages of Gonzaga Law Review.

Before joining the firm, Ms. De Ianni served as associate general counsel for a large roofing company in California and, more recently, as insurance defense counsel for subcontractors, general contractors, and developers in complex residential and commercial construction defect cases. Ms. De Ianni is licensed to practice law in California (2006). She joined the firm in 2013.


Thomas L. Jack

Email address:
TJack@lee-lawfirm.com

Mr. Jack graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from California State University, San Luis Obispo in 1980. Prior to attending law school, he obtained his professional license to practice architecture in California. In 1989, he earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
  
Before joining the firm, Mr. Jack worked in Southern California defending design professionals, developers and general contractors. Additionally, Mr. Jack has handled matters involving the Americans with Disabilities Act, premises liability and real property.
 
Mr. Jack is admitted to practice before the State Courts of California and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. He joined the firm in 2014.

Charles Lawrence

Email address:
CLawrence@lee-lawfirm.com

Mr. Lawrence, a California native, graduated from Pepperdine University in 1991 with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and English minor. He also graduated from Pepperdine School of Law in 1996 and has practiced construction defect defense ever since.

Mr. Lawrence has worked on over 400 cases from pre-litigation through verdicts and appeal. His clients have ranged from developers to designer/architects and subcontractors. Although he specializes in construction defect, Mr. Lawrence has handled a wide variety of other complex civil litigation, estate planning, and family law matters. Mr. Lawrence is fluent in Spanish as well. He is licensed to practice in California state and federal courts, and joined the Firm in 2014.

Carla Vasques dos Santos-Moore

Email address:
CMoore@lee-lawfirm.com 

Carla Vasques dos Santos-Moore received her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of São Paulo School of Law in December of 2002 in São Paulo, Brazil. Throughout her law school tenure, Ms. Vasques dos Santos-Moore acted as a teaching assistant. In addition, she was an intern at both the state criminal prosecutor’s office and the federal civil prosecutor’s office. Ms. Vasques dos Santos-Moore was awarded a full-time research scholarship to work on an original dissertation in the field of Public International Law.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Vasques dos Santos-Moore was an associate at an AV-rated law firm in San Francisco, specializing in tort defense litigation on behalf of Fortune 500 companies. She also has experience in civil and business litigation, family law, employment law, and criminal appeals. She is currently a volunteer attorney for the Housing Negotiation Project, sponsored by the Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco, periodically representing low-income tenants facing imminent eviction.

Ms. Vasques dos Santos-Moore currently practices in the area of construction defect litigation, having joined the firm’s Walnut Creek office in 2014. She is admitted to practice in the State of California, as well as the State of São Paulo, Brazil. While not practicing law, Ms. Vasques dos Santos-Moore exercises her language skills in Portuguese, French, Spanish, and Italian. 


 

Dirk Gaspar

Email address:
DGaspar@lee-lawfirm.com

Mr. Gaspar obtained his Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, in 1997. He went on to obtain his Masters of Business Administration from Cal Poly in 1998 where he graduated in the top 10% of his class. Mr. Gaspar earned his Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University in 2001, graduating cum laude.

Since 2001, Mr. Gaspar has mainly focused on all aspects of the practice of construction law, including construction defect litigation, construction disputes, liens, and transactional matters such as the negotiation and drafting of various construction related agreements. As an associate and then partner of a well-respected Southern California firm, Mr. Gaspar worked closely with some of the largest developers and general contractors.

Mr. Gaspar has been a licensed attorney in California since 2001 and in Nevada since 2007. In 2010, he relocated to Las Vegas where he continued his California and Nevada construction law practice. In 2014, he joined the firm’s Las Vegas office and he continues to actively practice law in Nevada and California.



Barrett N. Lindsey

Email Address: blindsey@lee-lawfirm.com

Mr. Lindsey graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University majoring in Justice Studies. He went on to attend Creighton University, where he graduated magna cum laude with his Juris Doctorate in 2010.

After graduating from law school, Mr. Lindsey first served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Richard E. Dorr in United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. He subsequently focused his practice on insurance defense, representing businesses and other professionals involved in litigation, including defending claims for legal and medical malpractice, breach of contract and tort liability.

Mr. Lindsey joined our Arizona office in 2015 and is licensed to practice in Arizona in state court, as well as before the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.




Brian McGinley

Email Address: bmcginley@lee-lawfirm.com

Mr. McGinley graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Finance Concentration. Prior to attending law school, he engaged in a successful career as a financial analyst in the healthcare sector with two different healthcare companies.

In 2009, he earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. During law school, he worked at the McGeorge Elder Law Clinic, where he protected the legal rights of low-income senior citizens as a certified law student, and interned at the Legal Services of Northern California Senior Legal Hotline.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. McGinley worked in the Sacramento area for a law firm that specialized in construction law, representing primarily subcontractors in both federal and state law matters and in both public and private works projects. He also worked as a contract attorney, handling a variety of matters involving personal injury, contract, and real property issues.

Mr. McGinley is licensed to practice law in both California and Washington State and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. He joined the firm’s Northern California office in 2015.




Brandy Lambert

Email Address: blambert@lee-lawfirm.com

Ms. Lambert has garnered extensive general and multidistrict civil litigation experience, which is representative of her diverse practice. Her practice focuses on the defense of insurers, RRGs, self-insured entities and their insured against first and third-party claims in state and federal court, arbitration and mediation.

Armed with the most current trends in Nevada insurance law and judicial trends, Brandy skillfully defends carriers against high-exposure claims, bad faith claims, and addresses complex insurance coverage issues. She defends insureds subject to intricate reservations of rights and routinely handles claims involving product liability, personal injury, premises liability, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, construction defect, and title disputes arising from real property insurance.

Her background also includes Nevada family law, in addition to exposure to multiple federal administrative law proceedings with the Department of Justice and Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals regarding security clearances for the Department of Defense, Department of Energy and CIA.

A native of the Pittsburgh area, Brandy attended the University of South Florida where she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and graduated cum laude with a B.S in Environmental Science and Policy. While pursuing her J.D. at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, she embarked on what most would consider a peculiar diversion for a law student and entered the world of trucking. By the end of her first year of law school, she co-owned a trucking company, trucks, and was a licensed freight forwarder/broker. While remaining committed to her legal career, Brandy spent the next few years gaining over-the-road trucking experience few would expect of an attorney. This background renders her uniquely qualified to handle any matter arising from trucking and transportation activities from compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Regulations, including SMS compliance and issues pertaining to independent contractors versus employees. Ms. Lambert joined the Nevada office in 2016.





Bao Nguyen

Email Address: bnguyen@lee-lawfirm.com

Mr. Nguyen graduated in 2012, a year early, from the University of California, Santa Barbara, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English, with honors.  Mr. Nguyen earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2015.

In law school, Mr. Nguyen was on the executive board of the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review as a Senior Articles Editor. Mr. Nguyen also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable District Chief Judge Jennifer Gee at the Department of Labor; Office of Administrative Law Judges. He was also a part of the UC Hastings Civil Justice Mediation Clinic, and successfully resolved a number of disputes between claimants in San Francisco Small Claims Court and the San Francisco Human Rights Commission.

Mr. Nguyen is licensed to practice law in California. He joined the firm’s Northern California office in 2016. He is natively fluent in Vietnamese, and regularly performs pro bono work with the East Bay Naturalization Collective.




Kristen L. Nora

Email Address: knora@lee-lawfirm.com

Ms. Nora graduated from the University of Southern California with Bachelors of Arts degrees in Political Science and Religious Studies.  In 2012, she earned her Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law.  Since graduation, Ms. Nora has focused her practice on the defense of developers and general contractors in complex residential and commercial construction defect matters.  She has experience representing clients at all stages of claims, from successfully resolving claims pre-litigation through trial.

Ms. Nora is admitted to practice before the State Courts of California and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Ms. Nora joined our Southern California office in 2016.




Anne-Solenne Roland

Email Address: arolland@lee-lawfirm.com

Ms. Rolland graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008 with honors, where she received Bachelors of Arts in Government and French. In 2012, she obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law. While attending, Ms. Rolland served as a Clinical Fellow for one of Miami Law’s award-winning clinics representing indigent and health-impaired clients in administrative court.

Upon being admitted to practice in Florida, Ms. Rolland gained invaluable practical experience within a general practice environment, working on litigation matters including personal injury, commercial, probate and foreclosure. Ms. Rolland joined the Firm's Miami office in 2016 and currently practices in the areas of construction litigation and general insurance defense.




Christine Marie Trujillo

Email Address: ctrujillo@lee-lawfirm.com

Ms. Trujillo is an associate in the firm’s Miami office and is licensed to practice in Florida state court, as well as before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. She graduated cum laude from Florida International University in 2012, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. In 2016, she graduated cum laude from Florida International University College of Law. Ms. Trujillo earned Dean’s List honors all semesters and was a Pro-Bono Award recipient for completing over 130 hours of charitable legal work.

Ms. Trujillo was an active member of the Florida International University College of Law Negotiation Competition Team, where she placed among the top five teams in the American Bar Association Southeast Regional Negotiation Competition.

While in law school, she served as a legal intern in the Land Use and Development Department for the Office of the City Attorney of the City of Miami, where she assisted with various leasing, land use, and zoning issues. Ms. Trujillo also served as a legal intern in Eminent Domain for the Florida Department of Transportation and served as a judicial extern in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida.




Brett Moritz

Brett Moritz graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami in 2012, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and as a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Mr. Moritz was a member of the University of Miami Law Review, and he received the CALI Award for Excellence in Business Associations as well as the Dean’s Certificate of Achievement Award in Torts, Contracts, and Property. He also participated in the Litigation Skills Program, where he received honors in both the pre-trial and trial classes.

Mr. Moritz interned for the Honorable Ivan F. Fernandez of the Third District Court of Appeal. He was also a Certified Legal Intern for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, where he successfully prosecuted a case on behalf of the State of Florida. Mr. Moritz is licensed to practice law in Florida and joined the Firm’s Miami office in 2016, practicing in the areas of construction litigation and general insurance defense.




Nick Petsas

Email Address: npetsas@lee-lawfirm.com

Mr. Petsas graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Education. Prior to attending law school, he taught at-risk youth in Las Vegas.

In 2012, Mr. Petsas earned his Juris Doctor from the Willamette University College of Law, graduating cum laude. After graduating from law school, Mr. Petsas joined a boutique family law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. He subsequently relocated to Las Vegas where he worked as a Deputy District Attorney for the Clark County District Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Petsas has been a licensed attorney in California since 2012 and in Nevada since 2013. He joined the firm’s Las Vegas office in 2016.




Marianne Warneke

Marianne Warneke graduated from University of Arizona in 2005 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a certificate in Middle Eastern Studies. Her final paper subject was a comparative analysis of land use practices around the world. In 2008 she graduated with her Juris Doctor degree from University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. During law school she clerked for the Arizona Attorney General, Land Use Division, as well as Pima County Attorney, Civil Division, Land Use and Business Transaction Units. Ms. Warneke also served an externship for Hon. Bernardo Velasco, Mag. Judge, U.S. Dist. Ct., District of Arizona.

After law school, she earned various insurance and securities licenses and held a position at a respected insurance and investment carrier. She transitioned to serving as a home owners insurance adjuster at a national carrier where she handled claims across the southwest. She was frequently in the top 5 adjusters in the southwest region for customer service, subrogation collection and damage estimating accuracy, primarily handling fire, water, hail, storm and criminal damages, including damage resulting from defective construction. Her duties included appearing on behalf of the carrier in suits & subrogation hearings, handling claims in litigation, and customer site visits to determine coverage & repair costs. Since 2013, she volunteers as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in foster care. Ms. Warneke has also worked as a Document Review Attorney & Team Lead on litigation before the FTC, NHTSA, Congress and prominent class action suits.

Ms. Warneke is licensed to practice in Arizona and joined the firm in 2015.




Anne-Solenne Roland

Email Address: aroland@lee-lawfirm.com

Ms. Rolland graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008 with honors, where she received Bachelors of Arts in Government and French. In 2012, she obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law. While attending, Ms. Rolland served as a Clinical Fellow for one of Miami Law’s award-winning clinics representing indigent and health-impaired clients in administrative court.

Upon being admitted to practice in Florida, Ms. Rolland gained invaluable practical experience within a general practice environment, working on litigation matters including personal injury, commercial, probate and foreclosure. Ms. Rolland joined the Firm's Miami office in 2016 and currently practices in the areas of construction litigation and general insurance defense.