The staff at Lanzone Morgan, LLP is a crucial part of the law firm providing legal and administrative support for clients. Our talented group of experienced staff members are essential to the success of the firm. Learn more about the individuals that behind the scenes at Lanzone Morgan, LLP.
Selene Ramirez | Office Manager
Selene Ramirez is the Office Manager at Lanzone Morgan LLP, and has been with the firm since its inception. She has over 10 years of litigation experience providing paralegal support. In addition to her responsibilities of handling the firm’s day-to-day administrative operations, Ms. Ramirez also acts as liaison between the attorneys, support staff, vendors, clients and firm management.
Ms. Ramirez was born and raised in Queens, New York, graduating from LaGuardia College in 2004 with an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies. Prior to joining Lanzone Morgan, LLP, she worked as a Paralegal with an elder abuse litigation firm Woodland Hills, California. It was there that she found her passion for assisting elderly victims and their families.
Ms. Ramirez is also a Notary and a member of the National Association of Professional Women.
Emily Meredith| Intake Coordinator
Emily Meredith joined the Lanzone Morgan team in January 2015 as a paralegal. She graduated from Coastline Community College with an Associate of Arts Degree and Certificate of Completion in Paralegal Studies. She is currently earning her Bachelor of Arts in History at Cal State Dominguez Hills.
Emily, a Long Beach native, began her career in the legal field in 2013 and feels that she has found her calling working on behalf of the elderly and those unable to protect themselves.
Emily is also a Notary Public and a member of the Orange County Paralegal Association and the Los Angeles Paralegal Association.
Carmen Dilks| Legal Secretary
Carmen Dilks has been in the legal field since 2000, previously dispatching calls to First Responders in emergency situations. She moved on to a career in elder abuse law in 2006 working at a prior firm with Mr. Morgan and Mr. Lanzone where she climbed the ladder from file clerk to various positions working to achieve her goal to become a Legal Secretary. She graduated from UCLA in 2011 with a Legal Secretary certificate. She transitioned into the Estate Planning and Administration/Litigation field for four years, now returning to Lanzone Morgan, LLP in the Business and Estate Litigation department. She looks forward to working to help protect the elderly and their families as they travel through their golden years with dignity and respect.
Kristi Cole | Paralegal
Kristi Cole has been employed as a paralegal at Lanzone Morgan since 2010.
She began her career in the legal community as a file clerk and has spent the last 30 plus years working as a paralegal in the plaintiff community.
Kristi feels extremely honored to be working on behalf of the victims of elder abuse so that she can help voice the heartache and loss that the victims of elder abuse were unable to express themselves.
Whitney Miyamoto | Paralegal
Whitney Miyamoto graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, with an option in Criminology.
She completed the JusticeCorps program in 2008 where she first gained experience in the legal field and was inspired to become a Paralegal.
Whitney earned a Certificate of Completion in Paralegal Studies from Pasadena City College in 2016 and joined the Lanzone Morgan, LLP team shortly thereafter.
Elda solorzano | Paralegal
Elda Solorzano has been a paralegal since 2008. She joined the Lanzone Morgan team in June of 2016. She graduated from California State University Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies.
Elda is currently in the process of obtaining her National Paralegal Certification through The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).
Ketty Wehrhan | Records manager
Ketty Wehrhan joined Lanzone Morgan in 2010 as a records coordinator.
Her careers in the medical and legal field has brought a diverse experience in assisting in the litigation process.
Ketty enjoys being a part of a talented team of professionals who work hard on the behalf of our elderly and dependent adults.
Cathryn Tran | Legal Assistant
Cathryn Tran received her Bachelor Degree in History from California State University, Long Beach. After living in an immigrant community that was frequently taken advantage of, she wanted to pursue a career helping to protect people from being exploited. This desire prompted her to pursue her Associates Degree and Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Coastline Community College.
Cathryn enjoys meeting and greeting clients at Lanzone Morgan, LLP, and prides herself on making people feel comfortable in their time of need. In her spare time, Cathryn likes to spend it with her family and friends and enjoying the great outdoors.
April Mitchell | Law Clerk
April joined Lanzone Morgan in 2016 as a summer law clerk and quickly realized her passion is advocating for society’s most vulnerable members. April has remained on the Lanzone Morgan, LLP team as she completes law school and plans to continue fighting for those incapable of protecting themselves when she graduates.
April received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies from California State University, Chico. During her undergraduate studies, April served as the President of the Criminal Justice Student Association, served on the Board of the Women’s Law Society, and fought for the victims of injustice and wrongdoings as an intern at: The Community Legal Information Center; Butte County Specialty Courts: Catalyst Domestic Violence Services; and was actively involved in the implementation of The Public Safety Realignment Act. In her spare time, April volunteered in the Senior Circle program at CAVE, a local program designed to create relationships between college students and the elderly. April also received her Paralegal Certificate, and worked as a Paralegal for a corporate defense firm until deciding to go to law school. April attends Chapman University Fowler School of Law, and will graduate in May of 2018.