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At West, Longenbaugh and Zickerman, P.L.L.C., we'll go the extra mile to help our clients achieve their goals. Our law firm is committed to providing honest and valued service at a reasonable price, always striving to benefit our clients and the community in which we live.
All the attorneys at West, Longenbaugh and Zickerman, P.L.L.C. have valuable experience in all areas of legal counseling and dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration and litigation. Further, each attorney has developed expertise in specific practice areas of the law that are emphasized in his particular practice. As a result, every client of the firm can expect to receive sound, professional advice and representation.
The attorneys meet weekly to review cases and issues affecting the firm's clients. As this venue allows the attorneys to exchange thoughts, to share ideas and to explore alternative approaches to problem solving, the client receives the benefit of the full resources of the firm.
April Brennan is the paralegal to Joseph Mendoza, Esq. She is a degreed and credentialed paralegal, working in the legal field since 2001, receiving her Associate of Sciences degree and Certificate of Completion in Paralegal Studies from Fullerton College in 2006. April’s experience has focused on family law, personal injury, civil litigation, employment law, contracts, and real estate law. She additionally has studied at California State University San Bernardino focusing on Political Science, and at the University of Arizona, majoring in Governmental Studies, and Music Performance – Liberal Studies, where she received scholarship for attendance.
April is also an aspiring professional musician, with emphasis on instrumental performance in bassoon. She has performed in California and in Southern Arizona for several orchestras and concert bands. She is the founder and General Manager for The Santa Cruz Summer Winds, and President for its parent non-profit organization, The Santa Cruz Music Groups, based out of Southern Arizona.
Karen has been the firm's receptionist since February 2004. With her 23 years prior legal office experience Karen is adept at greeting our clients and efficiently handling their telephone calls as well as assisting with bookkeeping tasks.
Janelle joined the firm in November, 2014. She has 7 years of experience working as a legal assistant at a law firm in South Florida as well as over 15 years of experience working as an office manager at medical and legal firms in New York and South Florida. Her responsibilities at the firm include billing, bookkeeping, human resource and day-to-day office management.