Staff

Our staff provides valuable assistance to all of the firm’s clients, both public and private. In addition, the firm regularly supplements its resources with experienced attorneys hired on a contract basis, and has a full complement of supporting paraprofessional and support staff.

Brenda Andrade

Brenda has worked for BPMNJ for over 30 years providing valuable support for the litigation team in the Walnut Creek office. She is well versed in civil litigation processes, deadlines, and procedures, and is happy to pitch in whenever needed to support our attorneys and clients.

Mary Catherine Lovelace

Mary Catherine has been working in the legal field since 1983, and joined in 1991. Today she is a leading paralegal focusing her work on Probate and Trust Administration in our Walnut Creek office. Mary Catherine works independently and efficiently, and provides great service and support for our clients in a cost-effective way.

Stacey Canclini

Stacey joined the BPMNJ team in 2011 as a receptionist and administrative assistant. Her role quickly evolved to legal assistant to all attorneys in the areas of estate planning, trust administration, probate, and water law. Stacey re-joined the family at BPMNJ in 2021, and currently acts as the firm’s Director of Administrative Operations.

Jonathan Rosas

Jonathan joined the firm in 2015 as a receptionist and administrative assistant. He is often the voice you hear when calling into our Walnut Creek office. He provides administrative support for all of the attorneys at BPMNJ.

Jennifer Rafferty

Jennifer joined our firm in 2020 to assist our trusts and estates team out of the Sacramento office. While primarily focusing her work on estate planning for our cases originating in our Sacramento office, Jennifer is always a delightful voice offering amazing service and client support for any of our firm’s clients.

Kelsey Wise

Kelsey graduated Saint Mary’s College (California) in Spring of 2019 and joined the firm as a part-time law clerk that same year. Kelsey now serves as a full-time paralegal at BPMNJ in Walnut Creek, and supports all of the firm’s attorneys and clients.

Janet Acio

Janet joined our firm in 2021 after considerable experience supporting civil litigation attorneys. Janet is always willing and able to help our clients in any way she can, and is an amazing part of our team in the Walnut Creek office.

Casey Lucero

Casey joined our firm in 2021 as a Receptionist and Administrative Assistant in our Sacramento office to provide support for the attorneys at BPMNJ. She is now a Paralegal focusing her work on probates, estate planning, and full-office support for our team in Sacramento.

Jennifer Daubert

We were lucky to find Jennifer (“JD”) and welcome her to BPMNJ’s Sacramento office in 2021 after she gained invaluable litigation experience as a paralegal at a well-regarded law firm in Davis. Jennifer is the lead litigation paralegal in Sacramento, and assists our attorneys with efficient dispute resolution, discovery, and trial preparation.

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer has provided amazing legal research support to BPMNJ since 2019, and joined the firm on a more permanent basis in 2022. Jennifer provides assistance in all aspects of the firm’s work, bring extensive legal knowledge and experience to the firm.

Maureen Goldie

Maureen joined the Sacramento team in 2022 after working at Family Wealth Law Group. Maureen brings extensive trusts and estates experience to our firm, is knowledgeable about each individual court’s policies and procedures, and provides particular assistance with our conservatorship cases and other trust and estates matters.

Melody Tayo

Melody joined BPMNJ in Walnut Creek in 2022 after finishing her paralegal program. Melody serves in a valuable support role for each of our attorneys and staff, and assists with the firm’s Administrative Operations to ensure that the operations in both of BPMNJ’s offices are as efficient as possible.

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