Attorneys | Professional Staff
Dina Abrams(954) 240-4122
Dina Abrams is an associate attorney at Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC’s Florida office. With an extensive background in federal law and legal research and writing, she is committed to maximizing client satisfaction.
Antonio Becerra is a senior trial attorney at Weisbrod Matteis & Copley with hands-on experience in appellate advocacy and motions practice.
Timothy M. Belknap(202) 499-7913 firstname.lastname@example.org Download vCard
Timothy Belknap represents clients in litigation, arbitration and mediation. His practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in financial litigation, insurance coverage disputes, and consumer class actions. In addition, Mr. Belknap assists in advising corporate clients on insurance coverage, including assessing risks and liabilities of currently held insurance policies.
Ingo F. Burghardt(202) 697-6880
Ingo is a senior attorney with previous experience in the legal department of the World Bank, managing the in-house team providing legal advice to the institution about all non-project related matters.
Shelli L. Calland(202) 793-2900 email@example.com Download vCard
Shelli is an experienced trial and appellate litigator who has successfully represented clients in complex and fast-paced commercial lawsuits in federal and state courts around the country. Her practice focuses primarily on representing policyholders in a wide range of insurance coverage disputes.
Juan J. Charana Agudo(787) 474-0244
Before joining WMC, Mr. Charana-Agudo worked for a number of small and boutique firms; representing private and public clients in civil and commercial matters. His prior litigation experience includes contractual matters, insurance, bankruptcy, tax, administrative law, tort, RICO, banking and collection matters, environmental, construction, fraud, employment and bondholder litigation at both the State and Federal levels.
Randy Cioci(215) 883-7423
Randy Cioci comes to Weisbrod Matteis & Copley from the corporate sector serving as a contract counsel for over 25 years for major chemical, aerospace, industrial and manufacturing corporations with both domestic and international operations.
Saul Cohen(202) 751-2004 firstname.lastname@example.org Download vCard
Saul Cohen specializes in complex commercial litigation. His experience includes representing clients in business disputes, False Claims Act matters, and civil and criminal antitrust cases. He has also represented clients pro bono in habeas corpus and federal civil rights litigation. Mr. Cohen has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, and has drafted briefs in federal district courts and in state and federal courts of appeal.
Megan B. Conner(601) 862-0449
Megan Conner has extensive experience in product liability defense, representing financial institutions and mortgage companies in civil litigation matters, and complex commercial disputes. She has focused on e-discovery and managing complex commercial and tort litigations.
William E. Copley(202) 499-7901 email@example.com Download vCard
Bill is an experienced trial and appellate litigator who has represented clients successfully in complex commercial disputes before state and federal courts around the country. He has helped clients recover for business related injuries in variety of areas, including misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, conspiracy, fraud, unfair business practices, violation of the False Claims Act, denial of due insurance coverage, and breach of contract.
Luis Correa Marquez(787) 474-0267
Dr. Correa Marquez, is a senior business and legal consultant, advising corporate clients in complex commercial negotiations, natural disaster claims, business law matters, banking, project development, competitiveness, government relations, real estate transactions, and restructuring, bankruptcy, and insolvency issues.
Carlos Del Valle(787) 309-4635
Carlos is a multifaceted counsel that has engaged in a variety of legal experiences as a professor, dean, lawyer, administrator, public servant and writer.
Lee. M. Epstein(215) 883-7422 firstname.lastname@example.org Download vCard
Lee Marc Epstein is a civil litigator and trial lawyer. For nearly thirty years, he has focused his practice on securing insurance recoveries for corporate and individual policyholders in response to all forms of liabilities as well as first-party and business interruption losses arising from catastrophic events and commercial crimes. In that capacity, he has represented market leaders in the satellite television, airline, chemical, financial, mining, food and HVAC&R industries. He is currently litigating insurance coverage disputes throughout the state and federal courts of the United States.
Tamra Ferguson(202) 499-7906
Tamra Ferguson has more than a decade of experience in complex commercial litigations. Tamra has experience litigating in state and federal courts, and has worked on matters ranging from trade secret misappropriation to financial securities to eminent domain.
Jan Gadow(601) 803-4060
Jan is a Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent rated attorney who temporarily left the practice of law in 2012 after 22 years, most of which had been spent in the private sector (insurance defense, chancery and appellate). She has also served as an adjunct professor of appellate advocacy at Mississippi College School of Law (2006 and 2007).
Janet L. Goetz(202) 499-7917 email@example.com Download vCard
Janet Goetz has more than thirty years of experience working on complex corporate, securities, and civil litigation. She has represented plaintiffs and defendants, including many corporations, officers, and directors, in a wide variety of litigation matters in state and federal courts around the country.
Matthew Goldstein(215) 883-7420 firstname.lastname@example.org Download vCard
Matthew Goldstein focuses his practice on complex commercial and civil litigation in both state and federal courts and represents clients in insurance coverage, business disputes and financial litigation.
Maria Celeste Gonzalez(202) 869-2065
Celeste is an associate at Weisbrod Matteis & Copley. She earned her law degree from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC and is a member of the Florida Bar Association. She served as a legislative assistant to Congresswoman Jahana Hayes in the United States House of Representatives and studied History as an undergrad at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.
Missy Heidelberg(601) 803-4063 email@example.com Download vCard
Missy’s practice is focused on representing policyholders in first-party property claims against insurance companies that have denied, mishandled, or improperly paid them after a loss. In the course of her litigation practice, Missy has been involved in a wide variety of matters, including representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in complex insurance coverage disputes, bad faith actions, and large-loss subrogation matters. Her experience in dealing with both insurance companies and policyholders has resulted in a specialized knowledge of insurance policy interpretation and application. Missy also has experience with professional liability, products liability, mass tort, and commercial contract disputes.
José Herrero-Acevedo(787) 474-0254 firstname.lastname@example.org Download vCard
José Anibal Herrero-Acevedo is an attorney and notary public from Puerto Rico with extensive experience and knowledge as advisor on legal and legislative matters, public policy issues and governmental affairs.
Jim Hood(601) 803-4063
Jim Hood served as Attorney General of Mississippi from 2004-2020. Prior to being elected as Attorney General, he served as a law clerk at the Mississippi Supreme Court and as a special assistant attorney general for five years. In 1995, he was elected the district attorney for seven counties in North Mississippi. During his eight years as district attorney, he tried more than 100 jury trials.
Michael Iles(954) 556-6485
Michael Iles is an associate at WMC where he focuses his practice on representing plaintiffs in insurance coverage disputes.
William E. Jacobs(202) 888-1666 email@example.com Download vCard
Billy Jacobs’ practice focuses on complex civil litigation. He represents clients in matters involving business disputes, insurance coverage, and consumer class actions.
Nicole Josephy(954) 947-8614
Attorney Nicole Josephy has focused in the practice areas of general commercial litigation and civil litigation, with an emphasis in construction litigation.
Joshua B. Katz(202) 499-7904 firstname.lastname@example.org Download vCard
Joshua Katz is a partner at Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC. The National Law Journal named Joshua Katz a 2018 Elite Boutique Trailblazer. Mr. Katz was selected for his work representing policyholders in insurance coverage disputes after natural disasters. He was the only insurance coverage lawyer selected.
John G. Koch(215) 883-7419 email@example.com Download vCard
John is a partner at the firm and focuses his practice on policyholder-side commercial insurance recovery and environmental law. His practice also includes commercial litigation and dispute resolution, litigation management involving insurance-funded defenses, transactions counseling, contract indemnity disputes, supply chain disputes, and product recalls, among other matters.
Matthew S. Krauss(202) 751-2003 firstname.lastname@example.org Download vCard
Matthew Krauss represents plaintiffs in complex civil and commercial litigation. His practice frequently involves insurance coverage matters, including both traditional coverage disputes and related cases stemming from insurers’ failure to pay claims. He also represents plaintiffs in a range of civil matters involving breach of contract, fraud, and bad faith.
Andrew W. Lamb(202) 830-2388
Andrew (“Andy”) Lamb is a partner at the firm. Andy represents businesses and individuals in litigation, arbitration, and mediation. He also has represented clients in public interest matters.
Giselle Lombardi(787) 370-5928
Giselle has extensive experience representing clients on civil matters, such as civil rights litigation under Section 1983, torts, labor, immigration, family and consumer issues. Mrs. Lombardi González provided legal services for Hurricane Maria survivors in Puerto Rico sponsored by Foundation Access to Justice, and One Stop Career Center Services of Puerto Rico, Inc..
Nicholas S. Marsh(202) 804-6977
Nick Marsh represents insurance policyholders in disaster recovery litigation. Nick is driven by helping his clients rebuild their homes and businesses following natural disasters.
August J Matteis, Jr.(202) 499-7910 email@example.com Download vCard
Augie Matteis, the Chairman of WMC, is a trial lawyer and one of the premier disaster recovery lawyers in the United States. Augie’s cases have been featured in major news and media outlets, such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, ABC News, The Washington Times, and USA Today.
Pamira Shah Matteis(202) 499-7914 firstname.lastname@example.org Download vCard
Pamira is a partner at WMC who represents policyholders against insurance companies on claims arising out of hurricanes, floods, fires and other natural disasters. She strongly believes that insurers should be held to the terms of their contracts, and she will fight to get every penny owed for her clients, regardless of whether they are large corporations or individual homeowners.
Meghan C. Moore, Esq.(954) 558-5164 email@example.com Download vCard
Meghan Moore represents businesses and individuals in complex coverage and bad faith disputes with their insurance companies. Her civil trial practice includes all aspects of civil litigation, including trial, mediation, arbitration and appellate practice in state and federal courts.
Kathleen O’Beirne(601) 803-5002
Kathleen O’Beirne has extensive experience representing clients in a variety of matters in both state and federal courts throughout Mississippi. Her current focus is on representing policyholders in first-party property claims against insurance companies that have denied, mishandled, or improperly paid them after a loss.
Cristina Pietri(787) 474-0248 firstname.lastname@example.org Download vCard
Cristina Pietri is a Puerto Rican licensed attorney and notary public with extensive litigation experience and knowledge in the Puerto Rican court system.
Magaly Rodríguez-Quiñones(787) 474-0244
Magaly Rodriguez is a senior attorney in the Puerto Rico office of Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC.
Alison Rogers(202) 539-8666
Alison practices before administrative bodies, federal and state trial courts, and courts of appeals. Her experience includes representing clients in civil rights litigation, business and contract disputes, and criminal defense matters.
Claudia A. Rosa Ramos(787) 520-7692
Claudia A. Rosa Ramos is a senior attorney in the Puerto Rico office of Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC.
Jennifer Ruiz(954) 947-8601
Jennifer Ruiz focuses on complex litigation cases in both federal and state court. Jennifer graduated from the University of Miami School of Law.
Juan Saavedra Castro(787) 722-7741
Attorney Juan Saavedra served as a law clerk to Chief Judge José Trias Monge, Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. Later, he was an associate at White & Case, New York. He then joined the law firm Ferraiouli Axtmayer & Hertell, in San Juan Puerto Rico.
Susan Sajadi(202) 499-7907 email@example.com Download vCard
Susan M. Sajadi represents plaintiffs in general commercial and complex civil litigation. She has broad experience litigating matters in federal court and handles all aspects of litigation, from initial investigation through settlement or trial. She has represented plaintiffs in cases involving alleged fraud (including cases brought under the False Claims Act), torts (including cases brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act), as well as extensive litigation involving negligent contracting practices against defense contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Harry Santos Colondres(787) 520-7692
Harry Santos is a senior attorney in the Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC office in Puerto Rico.
Jonathan Silberman(202) 596-984
Jonathan is an associate focusing on complex civil and commercial litigation. His experience includes cases in federal and state courts on matters involving tort actions, antitrust law, and the False Claims Act.
Derek Y. Sugimura(202) 499-7908 firstname.lastname@example.org Download vCard
Derek Sugimura’s practice focuses on interbank disputes, using negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, and-when necessary-litigation to maximize recoveries in a fast and efficient manner for his clients. Mr. Sugimura also has significant experience in policyholder-side insurance coverage litigation and public interest work.
Diane Taylor(215) 240-1166
Diane Taylor focuses her practice on complex civil litigation and represents clients in insurance coverage litigation in both state and federal courts. Prior to joining the firm, she drafted legislation and policy papers at the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, was responsible for corporate governance and due diligence for a chemical company, and focused on insurance coverage issues at litigation firms.
Stephen A. Weisbrod(202) 499-7909 email@example.com Download vCard
Stephen Weisbrod is a founding partner of Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC. The firm is one of only ten firms in the United States named by The National Law Journal to its 2014 Litigation Boutiques Hot List.
Shane P. Welch(202) 804-6976 firstname.lastname@example.org Download vCard
Shane Welch represents insurance policyholders with a focus on disaster recovery litigation. In particular, he assists clients in obtaining relief following the arduous process that often accompanies natural disasters. Shane’s clients benefit from his acute attention to detail and a comprehensive approach to complex legal issues.