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William Ausman
Charter Member
Family and Divorce Law

8320 Morro Rd, Atascadero, CA 93422, USA

 

Mr. Ausman has been successful in hundreds of DUI matters and has won a high percentage of the DMV administrative hearings that he has handled. Many of Mr. Ausman’s DUI cases have been dismissed, and he has gotten numerous charges reduced and has eliminated jail sentences for many. In addition, Mr. Ausman has years of experience defending many criminal cases, including theft, burglary, robbery, domestic violence, kidnapping, weapons charges and assault with a deadly weapon, hit and run, illegal hunting and fishing violations, embezzlement, drug charges, homicide, and many other issues. He's licensed to practice under the California State Bar. Mr. Ausman earned his law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

Christopher Ayala
Charter Member
Criminal Defense Law

301 W Civic Center Dr, Santa Ana, CA 92701, USA

 

Edwin Ayrapetyan
Distinguished Lawyer
Estate Planning Law

16633 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91436, USA

 

Edwin Ayrapetyan is a founding member of A&T Legal Group. Edwin began his legal career at a young age by law clerking at various litigation law firms throughout the Southern California area. Edwin attended the University of Southern California where he was actively involved in the political and legal arenas. Edwin worked with many organizations to better educate the Los Angeles citizens regarding their civil and legal rights. Through these forums Edwin worked with top City leaders, specifically Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo and Carmen Trutanich. At the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office, Edwin acquired civil litigation skills from the top Los Angeles City Attorney’s. Edwin is well versed in civil and business litigation, estate planning and personal injury.

Gina Azzolino
Charter Member
Family and Divorce Law

160 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA

 

Gina Azzolino has practiced family law exclusively since 2005. Ms. Azzolino has significant experience in all areas of family law, including child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, domestic violence, date of separation disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, set-aside of a prenuptial agreement, property division, reimbursement claims and other complex financial issues. Ms. Azzolino works closely and regularly with forensic accountants and mental health professionals to reach successful results for her clients. With considerable courtroom experience, including law and motion practice, settlement conferences and trials, Ms. Azzolino's legal experience also includes immigration, bankruptcy and contested guardianship matters which often overlap with family law matters. Ms. Azzolino received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Davis in 2000. She double majored in International Relations and Italian, going on to receive her law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Aelish Baig
Charter Member
Securities Law

155 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA

 

Aelish Marie Baig is a partner in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s San Francisco office. She specializes in federal securities and consumer class actions. She focuses primarily on securities fraud litigation on behalf of individual and institutional investors, including state and municipal pension funds, Taft-Hartley funds, and private retirement and investment funds. Aelish has litigated a number of cases through jury trial, resulting in multi-million dollar awards and settlements for her clients, and has prosecuted securities fraud, consumer and derivative actions obtaining millions of dollars in recoveries against corporations such as Wells Fargo, Verizon, Celera, Pall and Prudential. Aelish, along with other Robbins Geller attorneys, is currently leading the effort on behalf of cities and counties around the country in In re National Prescription Opiate Litigation. Additionally, she prosecuted an action against Wells Fargo’s directors and officers accusing the giant of engaging in the robosigning of foreclosure papers so as to mass-process home foreclosures, a practice which contributed significantly to the 2008-2009 financial crisis. The resulting settlement was worth more than $67 million in cash, corporate preventative measures and new lending initiatives for residents of cities devastated by Wells Fargo’s alleged unlawful foreclosure practices. Aelish was part of the litigation and trial team in White v. Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, which resulted in a $25 million settlement and Verizon\'s agreement to an injunction restricting its ability to impose early termination fees in future subscriber agreements. She was also part of the team that prosecuted dozens of stock option backdating actions, securing tens of millions of dollars in cash recoveries as well as the implementation of comprehensive corporate governance enhancements for numerous companies victimized by their directors’ and officers’ fraudulent stock option backdating practices. Additionally, Aelish prosecuted an action against Prudential Insurance for its alleged failure to pay life insurance benefits to beneficiaries of policyholders it knew or had reason to know had died, resulting in a settlement in excess of $30 million. Aelish has been named a California Trailblazer by The Recorder and a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine. She joined the Firm in 2004 after having previously practiced with Lawless & Lawless in the area of employment discrimination where she litigated and tried numerous cases to successful outcomes. Aelish serves as a Board member for Legal Aid at Work, a highly respected non-profit organization committed to enforcing and strengthening the civil and employment rights of low-wage workers in California and across the country. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and her Juris Doctor degree from American University, where she was senior editor of the Administrative Law Review.