Meet The Team

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James Bergener

Founding Partner

“Sweet” James Bergener is regularly recognized as one of the country’s leading personal injury lawyers. Because of his expertise in personal injury and wrongful death cases, Mr. Bergener is a high-demand legal analyst on radio and television.

Steve Mehr

Founding Partner

Steve has dedicated his life to fighting for injured clients and their families. He has been called “the best consumer attorney in the country” by the former head of the US Attorney’s office and has been awarded “The Best Attorneys of America” by Rues Ratings.

Bobby Taghavi

Managing Attorney

Bobby has extensive litigation, negotiation and trial experience, including handling over 80 trials to verdict in civil and criminal cases. As a former prosecutor, Bobby now uses his experience in our injury law firm protecting the rights of Sweet James clients and their families.

Frank Acosta

Supervising Attorney

Frank brings 20-plus years of experience working as a serious crime and homicide prosecutor. At Sweet James, Frank serves as a Senior Attorney and Investigations Supervisor. When he’s not fighting for justice for the injured, Frank can be found on the baseball field, helping coach his kids.

Alaa "Al" Yasin

Senior Trial Attorney

Alaa has dedicated his career to standing up to insurance companies and large corporations on behalf of injured victims. As a graduate of the Gerry Spence Method, Alaa understands that insurance companies and corporations are waging a quiet war on ordinary people who have been injured.

Ash Mohamadi

Senior Trial Attorney

Ash is an experienced and top-rated trial lawyer with over a dozen jury verdicts. In 2019 alone, he had over $50 million in verdicts and settlements for these injured clients. In 2021, Ash earned recognition for 5 of the Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements in California for Sweet James’ clients.

Matthew Bremont

Attorney

It is universally acknowledged that no matter where Matthew Bremont shows up, he is fully equipped to do battle. When Mr. Bremont takes on a client’s case, they benefit from his considerable knowledge, work ethic, and excellent personal investment.

June Kim

Attorney

When catastrophic events happen to our clients, June is by their side. Be it a family who lost a loved one, or a child with a serious injury, June digs into the trenches and fights tirelessly for justice. If there’s one thing she is famous for, apart from her singing skills, it is the passion she brings to everything she does.

Jason Kolbe

Supervising Attorney

Jason’s extensive experience fighting for justice for the injured makes him a shining example of what it takes to help deliver our clients to a better place. As a devoted husband and father, he understands the impact an accident can have on not just the victim but their loved ones as well, making him a passionate and formidable advocate.

Israel Whitbeck

Senior Attorney

Israel has over 15 years of extensive experience in the assessment and prosecution of injury claims. He is determined to fight back for accident injury victims in his community. Clients love Israel for his compassion and dedication to obtaining the best result possible.

Tracy Swartz

Attorney

Tracy was born a fighter. Her perseverance in the face of adversity is unmatched. She never gives up, no matter how tough the case. Tracy deeply understands the impact that the trauma of an accident can have – her empathy and compassion combined with her fighting spirit makes her an ideal champion for our clients.

Daniel Uribe

Attorney

Clients love Daniel because he is a terrifyingly smart attorney and a strong advocate for them. He is a passionate problem solver with an extensive background in many fields of law. Daniel utilizes his vast knowledge to achieve highly impressive results for his clients.

Bernard Perez

Attorney

Bernard takes every clients’ personal injury case, personal. He approaches each and every case with unmatched empathy and tenacity. Bernard is an integral part of our relentless pre-litigation team and is an expert at negotiating the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Jenny Jansch

Attorney

Jenny is a passionate litigator who takes her clients’ problems and makes them her own. She has also been called an “incredibly bright and detail-oriented lawyer.” Jenny’s dedication to clients, bright personality, and creative problem-solving skills set her apart from the competition.

Steve Baric

Of Counsel

After almost 15 years as a prosecutor and Deputy District Attorney, Steve brings extensive experience in complex criminal and civil litigation and investigations to Sweet James Car Accident Attorneys. Steve might operate with modesty, but he is battle-ready and possesses a fierce, rarely seen tenacity when it comes to achieving justice for his clients.

Nicholas Bayona

Of Counsel

As a persuasive and successful trial lawyer, Nicholas is widely praised for his skills and after trials has been routinely been called “a killer”. He believes that it is a privilege to help Sweet James’ most vulnerable clients and is routinely seen around the office well past the time that most of his opponents are asleep.

Kevin Crockett

Of Counsel

Awarded “Top 10 Under 40” by The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Kevin routinely delivers big results on even the smallest cases. Kevin works tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure every one of his clients gets the attention and care that they deserve.

Larry Caughlan

Of Counsel

Clients love Larry because he is passionate about recovery and a persistent negotiator. He is a creative problem solver who has achieved highly impressive results for clients, recovering millions of dollars. When Larry isn’t fighting for his clients, he is spending time with his family and his 3 young boys.

Roxy Shekarriz

Of Counsel

Roxy combines passion, charisma, and dedication to deliver maximum results for seriously injured clients at Sweet James Accident Attorneys. Former prosecutor and managing attorney Bobby Tahgavi says: “Roxy is one of the very best lawyers in cases with complex medical issues, and I work with her on most of my serious injury cases.”

Nina Qaderi

Juris Doctor

Clients rave about the care and attention Nina Qaderi provides on every case. Combining her dedication with her diverse experience, knowledge, and obsession for details, she has a deep understanding of how an injury or loss impacts Sweet James clients’ lives.

Jeff Curry

Senior Client Advisor

Jeff’s passion for helping injured clients get their lives back from some of the most traumatic accidents is contagious. As an experienced Senior Client Advisor, he is obsessed with not only getting big results, but understanding each and every client’s current and future medical needs to ensure proper recovery.

Neila Pourhashem

Director of Operations

For all things personal injury, Neila is a one-woman library of legal knowledge. Smart like a fox and fierce like a tiger, she is a walking encyclopedia of case prosecution. After more than 12 years at Sweet James, Neila has the expertise, experience and wizardry to win results for clients.

Rocky Le

Director of Operations

With more than two decades of experience in Personal Injury, Rocky’s passion lies between providing unparalleled clients service and maximizing the value of their cases. Over the course of his career, he has assisted multiple attorneys recovering more than half a billion dollars for their clients.

Sana Mirza

Chief People Officer

As our Chief People Officer, Sana leads our talent development efforts and our 150 plus team of professionals. Routinely mistaken as a casting agent for a superhero movie, she is regarded as the mad scientist behind Sweet James, for hiring some of the most talented and relentless advocates in the legal profession.

If you are the best at what you do, email Sana at careers@sweetjames.com as we continue to hire talent in California, Nevada, and Arizona.

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