About Us

Philip W. Boesch, Jr.

Philip W. Boesch, Jr. is the founder of the Boesch Law Group, a graduate with honors from Brown University, and a graduate with distinction from Duke University School of Law, where he served as Note and Comment Editor of the Duke Law Journal. After joining the national law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher following law school, Mr. Boesch founded Kinsella, Boesch, Fujikawa & Towle, and then in 2000, he founded the Boesch Law Group.

Further enhancing a reputation for integrity with Judges and Arbitrators, the California Judges Association has honored Mr. Boesch three times with the request that he author new editions of the Judges’ Handbook for media access to Court proceedings. For the American Arbitration Association, he has served regularly for decades as an Arbitrator on its Large Complex Case Panel, from which he has been selected by more than 290 law firms to decide their clients’ disputes; and he has further been honored by Resolution of the Mayor and Los Angeles City Council for leadership in the public interest on environmental issues and policy.

Larry R. Jackson

Mr. Jackson specializes in civil litigation with an emphasis on commercial and probate disputes, wrongful death, personal injury, automobile accidents, health insurance, and defective product litigation. With more than twenty five years of trial experience in a national environment. Mr. Jackson has successfully represented numerous consumers and plaintiffs in trial and settlement with his superior problem-solving ability and negotiation skills, as well as his expertise in all phases of litigation, including State and Federal Trial Rules and Rules of Evidence. Mr. Jackson is licensed to practice in California and Indiana.

Education: Indiana University School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude); Indiana Law Review, Staff Member & Associate Editor; Indiana School of Law Moot Court Competition, International Law; Princeton Theological Seminary (Social Ethics, Theology, magna cum laude); Ball State University (B.A., Business Management, summa cum laude)

Annie Ksadzhikyan

Ms. Ksadzhikyan specializes in civil litigation with an emphasis on estate litigation, personal injury, intellectual property, and business litigation. Ms. Ksadzhikyan represents individuals and businesses in cases involving negligence, fraud, breach of contract, copyright and trademark infringement, and unfair business practices. Ms. Ksadzhikyan provides results-oriented representation and aggressive advocacy on behalf of her clients, and diligently strives to pursue the goals of each client through careful pre-trial strategizing and courtroom expertise.

Education: University of West Los Angeles (J.D.); California State University Northridge (B.A)

Experience: Attorney, The Boesch Law Group since 2011

Amy Nashon Stalling

Ms. Nashon Stalling specializes in civil and business litigation, trust and estate litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, and insurance coverage and defense, and with over a decade of legal experience in state and federal courts. Ms. Nashon Stalling is a persistent and thorough investigator who maintains a wonderful rapport with clients, witnesses and colleagues alike. Ms. Nashon Stalling holds a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the renowned Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. She is tri-lingual, with an expertise in second language acquisition. She is also an accomplished martial artist.

Education: Pepperdine School of Law (J.D.); Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (Certificate in A.D.R.); University of Alaska, Anchorage (B.A. Languages)

Experience: Attorney for the Boesch Law Group; Previously Paralegal / Litigation Specialist for the Boesch Law Group (2010-2017); Paralegal, Jackson Jenkins & Renstrom (2008-2010); Paralegal, K&L Gates (2008); Paralegal, Lynch & Blum (2001-2007)

John Staser

John Staser has focused his practice on civil litigation with an extensive background in securing favorable outcomes involving trusts, estates, fiduciary litigation, will and trust contest, conservatorship proceedings, actions involving claims of incapacity, undue influence, fraud and elder abuse, and the administration of trust and estates.

Mr. Staser has utilized his substantial skills in written and oral advocacy in law and motion practice, court presentations and all phases of trial preparation, in personal injury and contract matters as well as in a variety of matters involving trusts and estates.

Education: University of San Diego, School of Law (J.D.; Member and Editor, San Diego Law Review; Awards for Academic Excellence in Mergers & Acquisitions and Advanced Issues in Climate and Energy Law); Pepperdine University (B.A. Magna Cum Laude)

Experience: Associate Attorney, the Boesch Law Group (Spring 2015 – Present); Associate Attorney, Goodwin Brown Gross & Lovelace LLP (Fall 2013 – Spring 2015); Intern, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Major Frauds Unit (Spring 2013)

Caelan Rottman

Ms. Caelan Rottman specializes in civil litigation with an emphasis on trust and estate, family law, and personal injury. Ms. Rottman has a passion for alternative dispute resolution, and has mediated over 100 pro bono cases in California Small Claims Courts. She has experience working under a United States Federal Judge and has a thorough understanding of effective advocacy. Ms. Rottman received Pepperdine University’s Excellence in Service award for her extensive pursuits of philanthropy. She has studied Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and French. Ms. Rottman is also a violinist in the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic.

Education: Pepperdine University (B.A. Honors Political Science, Certificate in Conflict Resolution); St. Petersburg Christian University/St. Petersburg, Russia (Russian Language, Politics, and Literature); Fudan University/Shanghai, China (Chinese Language and Government); Le Cordon Bleu Paris/ Paris, France (Le Grand Diplôme); Pepperdine School of Law (J.D.); Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (Masters in Dispute Resolution).

Experience: Law Clerk for the Boesch Law Group since 2017; In-house Counsel Extern; Judicial Extern, United States District Court; Small Claims Court Mediator; Extern for United States Congress; Extern at Chicago Board of Trade.

Michelle Leigh Wodynski

(Formerly Michelle Vizurraga)

Michelle is recognized as a leading trial lawyer and is an aggressive and successful advocate in a variety of complex commercial, intellectual property and sports/entertainment matters. Additionally, Michelle regularly counsels clients on the transactional side of these matters and serves as outside general counsel for a number of businesses. Her work has earned her a place on the 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers list.

Education: Southern Methodist University (B.A. Political Science); Loyola University/Rome, Italy (Art History, Political Science); Columbus School of Law/Catholic University (J.D., cum laude); Catholic University Law Review.

Experience: Of Counsel, Boesch Law Group since 2006; Jones Day Los Angeles; McDermott, Will & Emery Washington D.C.; law clerk, Honorable Judith Retchin, D.C. Superior Court; litigation support, Banner & Witcoff, Washington, D.C.; Dallas City Attorney’s Office, Dallas, Texas.

Cynthia E. Fruchtman

Ms. Fruchtman is a highly successful and seasoned civil litigator, with extensive experience handling complex Business Litigation cases, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, and Real Estate Litigation.

Education: Northwestern University (B.A. 1979); IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D. 1986)

Experience: Founder/Principal The Law Offices of Cynthia E. Fruchtman, 1997 to present; Partner, Richman, Lawrence, Mann, Greene, Chizever. Ms. Fruchtman is Of Counsel, Boesch Law Group.

Mark Abdou

Mr. Abdou specializes in representing public and private companies with an emphasis on complex business and securities strategies, assisting emerging growth companies, technology, commercial real estate, bankruptcy law, medical manufacturing, and the entertainment and gaming industries. Mr. Abdou regularly negotiates and assists companies in various stages of financing, business formation, corporate governance and, more broadly, assists emerging growth companies as outside general counsel and as a business advisory consultant/strategist.

Education: University of Santa Monica (M.A., Spiritual Psychology, 2010); University of California, Berkley (J.D., 1999); University of Southern California (B.A., Biological Sciences, 1996).

Experience: Founder and Managing Partner, Libertas Law Group (2009 to present); General Counsel and Senior Vice President, GTX Corporation (2008-2009); Partner, Richard & Patel, LLP Los Angeles (2003-2008); Associate, Greenberg Traurig, LLP (2001-2003). Mr. Abdou is Of Counsel, Boesch Law Group.

Romaine Oliver-Paschal

Ms. Oliver-Paschal has over 25 years experience in direct dealing with client needs and communications, discovery, Court filings, case management, document preparation, and all phases of litigation and contract work.

Education: Slippery Rock University, (B.S. Education/English 1975);
Indiana University (1978)

Experience: Director/Legal Assistant, the Boesch Law Group since 2000; Legal Assistant, Kinsella, Boesch, Fujikawa & Towle; Legal Secretary/Personal Assistant to Sr. Partner & Founder, Raoul Magaña, Magaña, Cathcart, McCarthy & Pierry; Office Manager/Assistant to Counsel, Attorneys Office Management, Inc.; Assistant Director, Allegheny Community College Child Development Center; Administrator/Facilitator, Allegheny County Jail, Pittsburgh, PA; Site Manager/Instructional Supervisor, Allegheny Opportunities Industrialization Center

Andre Gagne

Mr. Gagne is an ABA certified paralegal with an emphasis in civil litigation. He is experienced in case evaluation and management; trial preparation; drafting of discovery, motions, probate petitions and general pleadings; database and document management; analysis of complex estate and trust documents; extensive research of statutory and case law; and filings in state, federal and appellate courts. Mr. Gagne is experienced in both plaintiff and defense cases and his litigation experience includes trusts and estates, personal injury, professional negligence (specifically in medical and legal malpractice litigation), defamation, construction defect, auto accidents, workers’ compensation, employment claims, and breach of contract.

Education: California State University Los Angeles (Paralegal Studies, 2009)

Experience: Paralegal, Yee & Belilove, LLP (2011-2013); Paralegal, Law Offices of Robert E. Canny (2010-2011); Paralegal, Peterson & Bradford, LLP (2005-2010)

Azadeh Arian

Ms. Arian is a litigation paralegal with over 15 years of experience in a range of matters including plaintiff litigation, personal injury, trust and probate. Her skills include electronic discovery, Civil Procedure, trial preparation and assistance and data management across many platforms. Prior to receiving her ABA Paralegal certificate from UCLA, Ms. Arian earned a degree in computer science from the American University in Dubai. Additionally, she speaks Farsi and Arabic.

Education: American University of Dubai (B.A. Computer Science); UCLA (Paralegal Certificate)

Experience: Empire USA LLC; Krohn & Moss

Steven Valencia

Mr. Valencia is an experienced legal assistant with over ten years experience creating and preparing client documents. He also serves as the Business Manager for the lawfirm in its dealings with vendors and third parties.

Education: California State University, Long Beach (B.A. in Communication Studies)

Experience: Office Assistant for an insurance defense firm for almost a decade.

Abby Volkmann

Ms. Volkmann has been working as a legal assistant at Boesch Law Group since August 2018. She has eight years of experience working on environmental issues, with a focus on water policy, and received her Master of Public Policy specializing in environment and sustainability in 2017.

Education: University of Southern California (MPP), Scripps College (B.A. in American Studies, minor in German Studies), Humboldt University of Berlin (German Language and German Studies)

Experience: Teaching Assistant of Economics, USC; Water Efficiency Intern, Natural Resources Defense Council; German Ads Quality Rater, Zero Chaos for Google; Water Fellow, Saha Global; Intern, Deschutes River Conservancy

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