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Our Staff at McGee, Lerer & Associates

Cindy Alvarez

As one of our Legal Assistants here at McGee, Lerer & Associates, Cindy is devoted to helping clients through the legal process after they’ve suffered an injury. She began working at our firm as a Medical Records Specialists before she moved on to handle all aspects prior to litigation. Cindy not only manages her own caseload, she also files lawsuits and oversees minor’s compromises.

When she isn’t at the office, Cindy enjoys spending time with her daughter Itzel, and her husband Francisco. She also enjoys crafting and speaks Spanish fluently.


Danielle Chevalier

Originally from Chicago, Danielle now works as a Legal Assistant in our sunny California offices. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, which helped her career in executive administration and hospitality. After working in that industry in Las Vegas for several years, Danielle decided to refocus her customer service skills to serve the injured clients at our firm. She has always shown a strong dedication to elevating the clients’ needs and continues to bring warmth and enthusiasm to our firm.

When not advocating for the firm's clients, she has many outside interests. She is a supporter of anti-animal cruelty and is passionate about living a healthy, active and positive lifestyle. Danielle enjoys traveling to visit her family all over the country, attending music festivals and dancing.


Jeremy de Leeuw

Jeremy began at our firm as an Intake Specialist but soon moved up to take on new duties. He began to work on cases in litigation and now serves as the firm’s Junior Paralegal. As Junior Paralegal, Jeremy assists in all aspects of preparing cases for trial. He also uses his valuable IT skills to assist the firm. When he isn’t working, Jeremy is actively pursuing his Paralegal Studies A.S. degree and Business Administration B.S. degree.

In his spare time, Jeremy also enjoys playing basketball, tinkering with cars, fixing computers, and has served as his church’s pianist since 2006.


Rachael LaRochelle

Rachael’s strong work ethic and her organization skills have made her a great asset to our firm as a Legal Assistant. She works in all aspects of pre-litigation, including conducting interviews with clients and gathering pertinent information regarding their respective cases. Rachael assists with property damage issues, gathers police reports, secures medical records, negotiates medical liens, and communicates and corresponds with insurance adjusters. She also compiles all documents and information necessary to write settlement demand letters, assists with filing lawsuits, and minor’s compromises. Rachael is dedicated to each and every one of her clients and she strongly believes in establishing a strong foundation for her legal relationship with each client. Each case she works on is guaranteed her thorough attention and care.

When Rachael is not working at the firm she maintains a healthy lifestyle. She is an avid runner and is currently training for her first half-marathon, and is currently working on obtaining her skydiving license.


Reyna Venegas

Reyna is the Senior Legal Assistant at McGee, Lerer & Associates. She has more than 10 years of legal administration experience below her belt and has extensive knowledge of workers’ compensation cases. Reyna earned her Paralegal Certificate from ICDC College. Before coming to work for our firm, Reyna assisted injured workers as they retrained and reentered the workforce after a workers’ compensation injury or illness.

She lives with her family in South Gate, and enjoys barbequing and going to amusement parks with her husband and 5 children. Reyna is also fluent in Spanish.


Joanna Yarber-Williams

Joanna is a Santa Monica native and was born and raised near these sunny beaches she still calls home. She studied at Santa Monica College and Ashford University before she began teaching preschool. After 4 years of teaching, she moved on to act as Program Manager for a non-profit stroke foundation, where she remained for 7 years. She now works at our form as a Legal Assistant and uses her skills, experiences, and passion for people to assist with personal injury law.

In her spare time, Joanna enjoys spending time with her husband, Steven, her two daughters, Danae and Lauryn, and her son Steven Junior. She also loves to play and watch basketball and likes to travel with her family.


David Long

David is our Pre-Litigation Manager at McGee, Lerer & Associates. He has been investigating motor vehicle accidents, evaluating medical records and negotiating personal injury settlements for the past 30 years. He began his PI career with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company as a Master Claims Adjuster in 1990. During his 12 years with Nationwide Insurance he had extensive training at the Nationwide Insurance Training Center in Columbus, Ohio. He also has a BS in Business from CSU Fresno and is a graduate of the University of West Los Angeles as a Certified Paralegal.

For the past 18 years, David has been passionately fighting for the injured victims of motor vehicle accidents. He has gained valuable insight and experience as he has worked for some of the largest personal injury law firms in Los Angeles as their Pre-Litigation Manager and Senior Negotiator. David is also a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and when he is not working, he enjoys sailing, golfing and cycling.


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