Legal Assistant/Paralegal Lisa Dancel joined the firm in August 2013 coming from Seyfarth Shaw, LLP and prior to that O’Neill, Lysaght & Sun, LLP. She brings over 16 years of litigation experience and has worked in various areas of law including civil, criminal, bankruptcy, employment and personal injury, to name a few. She has “big firm” experience but appreciates the close-knit feel of a boutique firm. Lisa primarily assists Peter Garrell in all aspects of running the firm but also assists John Kennedy and Rachael Acrey as well as overseeing the legal support staff. Lisa attended UCLA’s Extension Program for Paralegal Studies and received her Paralegal Certificate in 2013.