Attorneys | Professional Staff
Laura Avilés Carro787-474-0244
Laura is an attorney in WMC’s Puerto Rico office. Her experience has been in civil, torts, contracts, corporations, family, criminal and administrative law litigation.
Ingo F. Burghardt(954) 361-8986
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Saul Cohen(202) 751-2004 email@example.com 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.
William E. Copley(202) 499-7901 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Gracie Gadow(601) 803-4051
Gracie is an associate focusing on disaster recovery matters involving first-party property claims against insurance companies. She represents policyholders in insurance coverage disputes stemming from hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters.
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).
Lourdes J. Gómez Vedo(787)399-5665
Lourdes is currently an attorney in the WMC San Juan office assigned to residential cases, defending plaintiffs and expert’s depositions. She is an accomplished attorney with extensive personal property and casualty litigation experience.
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.
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.
William E. Jacobs(202) 888-1666 firstname.lastname@example.org Download vCard
Billy Jacobs’ practice focuses on complex civil litigation. He represents clients in matters involving business disputes, insurance coverage, and consumer class actions.
Matthew S. Krauss(202) 751-2003 email@example.com 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.
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..
August J Matteis, Jr.(202) 499-7910 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Luz Quezada de Jesús(787) 474-0252
Luz Quezada de Jesús is an attorney in the Puerto Rico office of Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC.
Wilma Reveron(787) 379-8083
Wilma is currently a litigator in WMC’s San Juan office fighting against insurance companies that committed systemic fraud on Hurricane María commercial claims.
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.
Minnie H. Rodríguez López787-474-0244
Minnie is an Attorney in WMC’s San Juan office. Minnie has a diverse background in litigating cases. After earning a master’s degree in comparative Law from George Washington University, Minnie began as an Examining Officer for the Department of Consumer Affairs
Luz Delia Rodríguez Ruiz(787) 399-5665
Luz Delia Rodríguez Ruiz is an attorney at WMC’s San Juan office. Previously, Luz practiced private civil law where she provided legal advice and litigated matters in the following areas: personal injury, civil rights, labor law, collection of money, contracts, family law and inheritance law.
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.
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) 596-9849
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.