Managing Partner | Attorneys

Jennifer Bergh, Esq.
Attorney

Jennifer Berghmoc.walittodihgnull@hgrebj

Admitted to Bar: State Bar of California, 2015; State Bar of Texas, 2017; U.S. District Court of California, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Districts; U.S. District Court of Texas, Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts.

Education: Vanguard University of Southern California, (B.A., Business, 2009); Western State College of Law (J.D., 2015).

Practice Areas: Surplus funds, title issues, unlawful detainer and representation of Creditor’s rights in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy matters.

Stephen T. Hicklin, Esq.
Attorney

Stephen T. Hicklin, Esq.moc.walittodihgnull@nilkcihs

Admitted to Bar: State Bar of California, 1988; State Bar of Texas, 2007; State Bar of Washington, 2015; U.S. District Court of California, Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Central Districts, 1988; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1989; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2016.

Education: California State University, Fullerton (B.A., Political Science, Minor in English, 1985); University of California, Davis (J.D., 1988).

Practice Areas: Wrongful foreclosure defense, title, contracts, employment, lien priority, unlawful detainer, loan servicing, compliance, surplus funds, judicial foreclosure.

Kristin A. Zilberstein, Esq.
Managing Bankruptcy Attorney

Kristin A. Zilberstein, Esq.moc.walittodihgnull@nietsreblizk

Admitted to Bar: State Bar of California, 1998; State Bar of Washington 2014; U.S. District Court of California, Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Central Districts; U.S. District Court of Washington, Western and Eastern Districts; U.S. District Court of Nebraska.

Education: University of California San Diego, (B.A., Economics with an emphasis in business and an emphasis in the environment, 1995); California Western School of Law (J.D., 1998).

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy representation of Creditor’s rights in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 matters.

Robert B. Norum, Esq.
Attorney

Robert B. Norum, Esq.moc.walittodihgnull@muronb

Admitted to Bar: State Bar of California, 2005; U.S. District Court of California, Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Central Districts.

Education: San Diego State University (B.A., English, 1997); Chapman University School of Law (J.D., 2005).

Practice Areas: Litigation and representation involving business and real estate matters, creditor’s rights, title curative issues, loan origination and servicing, foreclosure, surplus funds, eviction, bankruptcy; regulatory compliance for mortgage servicer and foreclosure trustee clients.

Shannon C. Williams, Esq.
Attorney

Shannon C. Williams, Esq.moc.walittodihgnull@smailliws

Admitted to Bar: State Bar of California, 1998; U.S. District Court of California, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Districts.

Education: Fullerton College (AA; English); California State University, Fullerton (Undergraduate Program; English); Western State University College of Law (J.D., 1998).

Practice Areas: Civil litigation, with emphasis on business and real estate matters including lender/creditor’s rights in foreclosures, evictions, and bankruptcy adversary proceedings against borrower fraud; Judgment Collection; Regulatory compliance for mortgage lenders and servicers.

Donna LaPorte, Esq.
Of Counsel

Donna LaPorte, Esq.moc.walittodihgnull@etropald

Donna La Porte is an “AV” rated attorney1 and the Owner and Managing Attorney of La Porte Law. She graduated from the University of Utah, Magna Cum Laude, as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi, and received her J.D. from the University of Utah School of Law. She have over 30 years of experience in representing financial institutions, mortgage companies, loan servicers, foreclosure trustees, and title companies in various aspects of creditor representation, including bankruptcy, lender liability, wrongful foreclosure defense, loan repurchase disputes, receiverships, evictions, judicial foreclosures, and related claims, and general real estate litigation. Ms. La Porte served as the President of the Southern California Mortgage Banking Association for the year 2000, and since 2000, has served as a Director of REOMAC for a period of 15 years. Ms. La Porte currently serves as a Director/Secretary on the REOMAC Board and is the Chair of REOMAC’s Education Council. Ms. La Porte has also served as a member of the Legal Services and Conference Committees for the California Mortgage Bankers Association, a member of the Federal Legislation Committee for the American Legal & Financial Network, a member of the REO/Eviction Committee for the USFN, and a member of the Education/Conference Committee for the California Bankruptcy Forum. She has authored articles, served as a speaker/moderator on numerous panels across the nation on loan servicing, bankruptcy, receivership and other mortgage banking issues, and is active in industry-related lobbying efforts.