About The Authors
Counselor Laurie Mack-Wagner graduated with Highest Honors in the top 5% of her class from Florida State University's College of Law in 1994. She is one of the founding shareholders of Mack & Santana Law Offices, P.C., and has been practicing since 1994 in complex litigation primarily in family law and related causes of action. Ms. Mack-Wagner has been named a Minnesota Super Lawyer for five consecutive years (2011-2015) and also named on the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers List for Minnesota for three consecutive years (2013-2015), She focuses on developing creative and practical solutions for clients seeking assistance in family law matters and divorce cases. With her practice based primarily in the Twin Cities area, Laurie frequently teaches at legal education seminars in Minnesota, and is the author or co-author of published articles nationally and statewide. Most notably, Laurie is the co-author of the child support chapter in the Family Law Financial Deskbook, first edition, 2008, plus all the subsequent updates, from Minnesota CLE, and in addition, is the author of the Enforcement and Contempt chapter in the Minnesota Divorce Practice Deskbook, also from Minnesota CLE, new in 2015.
Laurie A. Mack-Wagner, Esq.
Mack & Santana Law Offices, PC
Attorney Dunn has over 50 years experience in the planning and administration of Estates and Trusts. His law practice is devoted to private clients who want knowledgeable counsel in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, and related areas of taxation. For more information on these topics please visit the Arizona Estate And Trust Law website. Mr. Dunn was awarded his Doctorate in Law from the Ohio State University College of Law in 1964. He holds memberships in the State Bar of Arizona and its Probate & Trust Section. He served as chairman of the Probate & Trust Section of the State Bar of Arizona and was the founding editor of its Probate & Trust Newsletter. Mr. Dunn has also authored nationally published articles on estate planning and tax topics. Arizona Estate & Trust Law, Plc is a law firm established by Prescott, Arizona Attorney Paul J. Dunn to provide individualized legal services to higher net worth Arizona residents in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, and taxation. Arizona Estate & Trust Law, Plc is committed to providing its clients with the highest quality legal services in an efficient, courteous, and dignified manner.
Paul J. Dunn, Esq.
Arizona Estate & Trust Law, PLC
A native of Syracuse New York, Attorney Joe Stanley holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the college of Environmental Sciences and Forestry and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Syracuse University's law school in 1981. He's licensed to practice in all New York State and Federal Trial Courts. He's a member of the New York State Bar Association, Onondaga County Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He is licensed to practice in New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, NYSLTA Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is also Board Certified in Civil Trial Practice by the American Board of Trial Advocacy. Lawyer Stanley specializes in Personal Injury and is an advocate for the injured. He has litigated cases involving car accidents, medical malpractice, product failure, construction site injuries and more. His reputation as a meticulous litigator with a history of success is matched by his ability to connect with his clients personally while fighting for their compensation. He lives in Skaneateles, New York with his wife, two sons and a daughter.
Joe Stanley, Esq.
Syracuse, New York
Counselor Boyer is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. She practices in the areas of elder law, estate planning, guardianships and probates. Ms. Boyer received her A.B. degree in Mathematics, summa cum laude, from San Diego State University, and her law degree magna cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law. During law school, she was an editor of the law review and was elected to membership in the Order of the Coif. Ms. Boyer is licensed to practice in Nevada, and is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the District of Nevada and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the National Guardianship Association, and is an accredited attorney with the Veterans Administration. She is co-author of the book Alzheimer's and Dementia: A Practical and Legal Guide for Nevada Caregivers, published by the University of Nevada Reno Press. Ms. Boyer publishes a monthly newsletter addressing issues facing seniors and their families, and is a frequent speaker on aging and elder law topics.
Kim Boyer, Esq.
Boyer Law Group
Las Vegas, Nevada
Matthew Meyer is a Milwaukee criminal defense attorney who dedicates his practice to defending the constitutional rights of those accused of violating the laws of the State of Wisconsin and the United States of America. Attorney Meyer received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008 as a political science major. He received his Juris Doctorate from Marquette University Law School in 2012, where he was actively involved in the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic and the Marquette University Small Claims Mediation Clinic. During his final year of law school Meyer interned with the Wisconsin State Public Defender Trial Office. In October 2014 Matthew Meyer founded Meyer Law Office. The following year he joined Benjamin Van Severen and formed Meyer Van Severen, S.C. Attorney Meyer has received numerous awards throughout his career, including being named by the National Trial Lawyers to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Top 40 under 40 Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin. Meyer was most recently recognized by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys as a top 10 Best Criminal Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction. In 2015 Meyer was once again nominated for these awards. Additionally, he was nominated by M Magazine as a 2015 Leading Lawyer in criminal defense. Super Lawyers first recognized Meyer as a "Rising Star" in 2015. Meyer maintains a 10/10 "superb" rating on avvo.com.
Matthew Meyer, Esq.
Meyer Van Severen, SC
Laurie B. Gengo is the founder and owner of Triangle Law Group ("TLG"), a small boutique law-firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ms. Gengo is a native of Jamestown, New York, and received her Bachelor of Art Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1980. She earned her law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1985 where she also was a Ph.D student in Political Science, and served as an Instructor for the 1985-1986 academic year. Laurie is also a licensed real estate broker in the State of North Carolina and the owner of Trilogy Real Estate Group, LLC, and a co-owner of several real estate investment LLC's. She is admitted to the state bar in Indiana and North Carolina and may practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of North Carolina.
Laurie B. Gengo, Esq.
Triangle Law Group
Raleigh, North Carolina
Attorney Matthew Trapani devotes his legal career to representing the seriously injured and their families across the state of Pennsylvania. Located in Allentown, PA, Trapani handles a variety of catastrophic personal injury cases including automobile and tractor-trailer accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, liquor liability violations and wrongful death litigation. Born in Easton, PA, Matthew graduated from Easton Area High School as a varsity football letterman. He continued his schooling at the Pennsylvania State University, where he earned both his undergraduate and law degrees. Throughout his time in law school, Trapani served as a member of the Corpus Juris Society. After graduating from the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, Matthew could not wait to begin his career representing those who had been wrongfully injured, in order to support his local community. Matthew Trapani is one of the youngest lawyers to become a certified life member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The forum is a group of attorneys, made up of less than 1% of all lawyers in the United States, who have recorded verdicts, awards and settlements of $2 Million or more.
Matthew Trapani, Esq.
Trapani Law Firm
Andrew J. Borsen was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and emigrated to the United States in the mid 1990's. Borsen attended New England Law in Boston and graduated in 2003. Borsen's wife Morgan, is a doctor of physical therapy and has her own practice, MORE Physio, which caters to outpatient orthopedic injuries. They both live in New York. Along with his partner, Roman, they are the firm Gambourg & Borsen LLC, a boutique law firm specializing in corporate transactions, commercial litigation, real estate, entertainment and international law. Half of Borsen's work is commercial litigation while the other half constitutes corporate transactions. Borsen is an adjunct professor at Metropolitan College of New York, teaching in the Graduate School of Business. He began lecturing classes, such as Business Law and Employment Law and also instructs MCNY's Constructive Action program. The Constructive Action combines classroom instruction with practical, real world knowledge. In addition to his legal practice, Borsen also invests in Broadway and Music Production. He was involved with On Golden Pond, Natasha and Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 and Cosmic Opera. Additionally, he is part owner of a restaurant called Kitty's Canteen, on the Lower East Side.
Andrew J. Borsen, Esq.
Gambourg & Borsen, LLC
Fort Lee, New Jersey and NYC
Counselor Dougherty is an AV rated attorney who was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Arizona State University (ASU), earning a B.S. degree in Justice Studies. Prior to practicing law, he worked in law enforcement for over eight years. He graduated from the University of Akron, School of Law and is licensed in all state and federal courts in Arizona and Florida, as well as, the United States Supreme Court. In 2006, he graduated from Gerry Spence's prestigious Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming. In 2015, he was in the first graduating class of the Keenan Ball Trial College in Atlanta, Georgia where he is now on faculty. He lives and practices in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and runs the DOUGHERTY LAW FIRM, P.A. The firm focuses on plaintiff personal injury. Mr. Dougherty has received numerous awards for his legal ability including: Nations Top One Percent, Top Lawyers of South Florida, Who's Who, South Florida Legal Leaders, and he has a 10.0 AVVO rating.
Adam T. Dougherty, Esq.
DOUGHERTY LAW FIRM, P.A.
Deerfield Beach, Florida
Judge Paul Houston LaValle is a graduate of South Texas College of Law and specializes in product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, trucking accidents, aviation, DOSA and FSLA. The Law Office of Paul Houston LaValle & Associates, P.C. is based in Houston, Texas and focuses on product liability, commercial litigation, criminal defense, both "white collar" and "street" crimes, employment law, family law, military/veterans and other legal matters. A lifelong resident of Galveston County, Texas, Judge Paul H. LaValle is the son of the elder Judge LaValle who also served the people of Texas. Judge LaValle is a Life Member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, both are among the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership in the association is limited to only about 4000 attorneys across the United States who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. Recently, Judge LaValle was honored by being named as a National Advisor to the Association of Personal Injury Trucking Lawyers of America. Judge LaValle has served in the Military Reserve, and has been active in law enforcement for all of his adult life. He served on the U.S. Customs task force, ran a SWAT patrol, and is licensed as an Arson Investigator. In addition to his law practice, he remains involved on a part-time basis in a successful police agency in what has been called a high-crime area.
Judge Paul H. LaValle, Esq.
Law Office of Paul Houston LaValle & Associates, PC