ABOUT OUR LAW FIRM

The trial lawyers at MCTLaw have over a century and a half of combined legal experience.  Our team of attorneys and paralegals have represented clients against multi-national corporations and against the Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services during courtroom trials, hearings, depositions, mediations, and settlement negotiations.

The legal team at MCTLaw is licensed to practice law in states across the country and in federal, district and circuit courts throughout the nation.  Listed below is the entire MCT team.

Our work is always driven by MCTLaw’s Core Values:

We will be fair and professional to all while we do what is right.

We will represent our clients to the absolute best of our abilities.

We will outwork any adversary or competitor.

We will not wilt in the face of overwhelming odds even when our colleagues cave.

We will constantly innovate.

When necessary, we will be disrupters.

We will see that justice is done

Attorneys

William Christopher, Of Counsel

William Christopher, Of Counsel

Attorney

Location: Sarasota, FL

Area of Practice: Construction & Commercial Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration

40 years experience in arbitration and mediation of complex civil cases

Michael J. Cowgill

Michael J. Cowgill

Attorney

Location: Sarasota, FL

Area of Practice: Metal on Metal Hip Injury

Medical product liability attorney, former immigration law attorney, and a native Spanish speaker

Brenton Elswick, Esq.

Brenton Elswick, Esq.

Attorney

Location: Seattle, WA

Area of Practice: Vaccine Injury Compensation

Has experience in drug-patent litigation

Alison H. Haskins, Esq.

Alison H. Haskins, Esq.

Attorney

Location: Sarasota, FL

Area of Practice: Vaccine Injury Compensation

Complex litigation attorney focused on helping others through legal and non-profit activities

Theodore J. Hong, Esq.

Theodore J. Hong, Esq.

Attorney

Location: Seattle, WA

Areas of Practice: Metal on Metal Hip Injury, Vaccine Injury Compensation

Served in the position of law clerk for two superior court judges

Isaiah R. Kalinowski, Esq.

Isaiah R. Kalinowski, Esq.

Attorney

Location: Washington, D.C.

Area of Practice: Vaccine Injury Compensation

Served as a judicial law clerk at the United States Court of Federal Claims

Altom M. Maglio, Esq.

Altom M. Maglio, Esq.

Managing Partner

Jennifer Anne Gore Maglio, Esq.

Jennifer Anne Gore Maglio, Esq.

Appellate Attorney

Location: Sarasota, FL

Areas of Practice: Metal on Metal Hip Replacement Injury, Construction & Commercial Litigation

Experience briefing legal matters before the U.S. Supreme Court, and Federal and State Courts of Appeal

Jessica Olins, Esq.

Jessica Olins, Esq.

Attorney

Location: Washington, D.C.

Area of Practice: Vaccine Injury Compensation

Also practices in subpoena enforcement in federal district courts nationwide

Ilyas Sayeg, Esq.

Ilyas Sayeg, Esq.

Attorney

Location: Sarasota, FL

Area of Practice: Metal on Metal Hip Injury

Medical product liability attorney litigating nationwide medical product failures on behalf of injured patients

Diana Stadelnikas, Esq.

Diana Stadelnikas, Esq.

Attorney

Location: Sarasota, FL

Area of Practice: Vaccine Injury Compensation

Vaccine injury attorney and former pediatric critical care nurse

Michele S. Stephan, Esq.

Michele S. Stephan, Esq.

Attorney

Location: Sarasota, FL

Area of Practice: Metal on Metal Hip Injury

2017 Florida Association for Women Lawyers "Leaders in Law" award.

Danielle Strait, Esq.

Danielle Strait, Esq.

Attorney

Location: Seattle, WA

Area of Practice: Vaccine Injury Compensation

Partner, Complex Litigation

Anne Carrión Toale, Esq.

Anne Carrión Toale, Esq.

Attorney

Location: Sarasota, FL

Area of Practice: Vaccine Injury Compensation

Has won multiple multi-million dollar judgements on behalf of vaccine clients

Christina E. Unkel, Esq.

Christina E. Unkel, Esq.

Attorney

Location: Sarasota, FL

Area of Practice: Construction & Commercial Litigation, Federal Takings, Rails-to-Trails

Complex litigation trial lawyers and international FIFA soccer (futball) referee

Joseph A. Vuckovich, Esq.

Joseph A. Vuckovich, Esq.

Attorney

Location: Washington, D.C.

Area of Practice: Vaccine Injury Compensation

B.S. Degrees in Neuroscience and Psychology. Master's Degree in Biology

Amber Wilson, Ph.D., Esq.

Amber Wilson, Ph.D., Esq.

Attorney

Location: Washington, D.C.

Area of Practice: Vaccine Injury Compensation

Has a doctorate in cellular pharmacology, a master's degree in genetics, and a law degree.

Paralegals

Erika Banfelder

Erika Banfelder

Paralegal

Location: Sarasota, FL

Area of Practice: Metal on Metal Hip Injury

Phone: 941.952.5242

Works with clients in the defective metal on metal hip section. Has a B.A. degree in business administration

Kimberly G. Dutra

Kimberly G. Dutra

Advanced Certified Paralegal, Florida Registered Paralegal

Location: Sarasota, FL

Area of Practice: Vaccine Injury Compensation

Phone: 941.348.2169

Holds credentials as an Advanced Certified Paralegal in product liability and licensed by the Florida Bar as a Florida Registered Paralegal.

Jennifer L. Gutierrez

Jennifer L. Gutierrez

Certified Paralegal

Location: Sarasota, FL

Area of Practice: Vaccine Injury Compensation

Phone: 941.348.2195

Over 10 years experience as a litigation paralegal

Mandy Houston

Mandy Houston

Medical Records Paralegal

Location: Sarasota, FL

Area of Practice: Vaccine Injury Compensation

Phone: 941.348.2178

Manages medical records for vaccine cases

Emily K. Monahan

Emily K. Monahan

Certified Paralegal

Location: Seattle, WA

Area of Practice: Vaccine Injury Compensation

Phone: 941.254.6034

Certified paralegal with experience in pharmaceutical health care

Tammie Olagbaju

Tammie Olagbaju

Paralegal

Location: Washington, D.C.

Area of Practice: Vaccine Injury Compensation

Phone: 888.952.5242

Paralegal with Vaccine Injury Clients

Melissa Phillips

Melissa Phillips

Paralegal

Location: Seattle, WA

Area of Practice: Vaccine Injury Compensation

Phone: 888.952.5242

Paralegal working with Vaccine Injury Clients

Melissa Powell

Melissa Powell

Certified Paralegal

Location: Sarasota, FL

Area of Practice: Metal on Metal Hip Injury

Phone: 941.357.7017

Works with metal on metal hip replacement injury clients

Tara Thorn

Tara Thorn

Paralegal

Location: Sarasota, FL

Area of Practice: Vaccine Injury Compensation

Phone: 941.222.1161

Works with vaccine injury clients

Leslie Williams

Leslie Williams

Paralegal

Area of Practice: Metal on Metal Hip Injury

Phone: 941.222.1160

Works with clients injured by metal on metal hip replacements

Stephanie Zolli

Stephanie Zolli

Research Assistant

Location: Sarasota, FL

Area of Practice: Metal on Metal Hip Injury

Phone: 941.201.3233

Provides medical and legal research support to our metal on metal defective hip section

Administration

Walt Bower

Walt Bower

IT Director

Location: Sarasota, FL

Phone: 941.952.5242

Has a Master's Degree in library and information science from FSU

Melissa Cairo

Melissa Cairo

Marketing and IT Assistant

Location: Sarasota, FL

Phone: 941.952.5242

Graduated with a degree from Hood College in Business Administration

Patricia Deemer

Patricia Deemer

Assistant Bookkeeper

Location: Sarasota, FL

Phone: 941.952.5242

17 years accounting experience

Angie Knapko

Angie Knapko

Operations Manager

Location: Sarasota, FL

Phone: 941.348.2192

30 years of accounting and law firm administration experience

Altom M. Maglio, Esq.

Altom M. Maglio, Esq.

Managing Partner

James Tryner Jr.

James Tryner Jr.

Technical Support Specialist

Location: Sarasota, FL

Phone: 941.952.5242

Works with all offices to provide IT support

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