Partners & Associates


Partners

Carter A. Korey

Partner/Principal
Contact: ckorey@koreyrichardsonlaw.com

Carter A. Korey is an experienced litigator who has represented clients in lawsuits dealing with the following causes of action: breach of contract, common law fraud, violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act, breach of fiduciary duty, detinue, conversion of negotiable instruments, negligence, chancery and special remedies such as constructive trusts and injunctions (temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions and permanent injunctions), landlord/tenant, and suits to foreclose mortgages and mechanic’s liens.

In addition to litigation and trial practice, Mr. Korey practices corporate law, construction law, health care law, and probate law.

Mr. Korey received a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University and a Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School. Mr. Korey is admitted to practice law in the states of Illinois and Florida, and is a member of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He is also a member of the Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Elliot Richardson

Partner/Principal
Contact: erichardson@koreyrichardsonlaw.com

Elliot Richardson is an experienced litigation attorney, handling an array of employment and labor-related matters. Mr. Richardson handles class action, multi-party and single-plaintiff cases arising under Section 1981, Title VII, the FLSA, and various other statutes. Elliot handles matters before the EEOC, National Labor Relations Board, and other agencies. Elliot has extensive experience representing staffing agencies in a wide array of matters, including employment-related and commercial disputes. Elliot has also represented clients in a wide array of business disputes, including those involving injunctive relief and the enforcement of contracts. Elliot provides advice and counsels clients on various employment and business-related matters.

Elliot Richardson received a Bachelor of Arts from Bradley University and Juris Doctor from The University of Dayton. Mr. Richardson is a member of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He is also a member of the Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Elliot Richardson is also the Co-Founder and President of the Small Business Advocacy Council, an organization laser-focused on improving the economic environment for small businesses in the State of Illinois. Elliot also serves on the Board of Directors of Kids Above All and was the former Chair of the Board. Kids Above All is a social service agency which helps at-risk children.

Michele D. Dougherty

Partner
Contact: mdougherty@koreyrichardsonlaw.com

Michele D. Dougherty is a seasoned litigator with significant experience representing and counseling management in a wide range of labor and employment issues. Ms. Dougherty regularly handles multi-party, class action, and single-plaintiff litigation arising under Title VII, Section 1981, the FLSA, and a variety of other statutory and common law theories. She also has extensive experience dealing with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Illinois Department of Labor, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and various other agencies. She routinely counsels clients on a variety of employment practices, including severance agreements, personnel policies and procedures, and employee hiring, disciplining, and termination.

Ms. Dougherty also has significant experience in commercial litigation, including breaches of contract, breaches of fiduciary duty, and shareholder disputes, as well as tort claims, fraud, and title issues. Ms. Dougherty spent several years representing large corporate clients in the consumer financial services sector in Illinois circuit and appellate courts and in federal court, and advising on various developments in the law, from federal and state regulations to local general administrative orders.

Ms. Dougherty received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Ms. Dougherty is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois.

Daniel J. Stoller

Partner
Contact: dstoller@koreyrichardsonlaw.com

Daniel Stoller practices in the areas of workers’ compensation, breach of contract, probate and business litigation. Mr. Stoller is licensed in Illinois and Florida. His dual membership has allowed him to handle litigation and case management in both states.

Prior to his time with KCHR, in his first year of Law School, Mr. Stoller received the highest grade award in the area of Torts. In his second year of Law School, he became an Assistant Professor for over fifty first year Law Students. Mr. Stoller provided supplemental instruction through lectures and essays to students throughout the year.

Mr. Stoller is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Florida State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and Small Business Advocacy Council. He also sits as the current Sports Chair of the SBAC.

Ronald Z. Gomez, Esq.

Partner
Contact: rgomez@koreyrichardsonlaw.com

Ronald Z. Gomez is a Partner with a diverse and extensive litigation and trial background. Mr. Gomez handles multi-party, class action, and single-plaintiff Employment Law matters arising under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Private Attorneys General Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Labor Code, and other related statutory and common law principles.

Mr. Gomez also has extensive experience with the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, the California Industrial Welfare Commission, CAL OSHA, the EEOC, the NLRB, Collective Bargaining Disputes, the California Labor Commission, the California District Appellate Courts, the U.S. Federal Courts, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Mr. Gomez also has significant experience in business litigation including shareholder disputes and derivative actions, commercial litigation and transactions, including breaches of contract, UCC disputes, as well as tort claims, fraud, and property claims.

Mr. Gomez received his Undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, NY and spent several years in the development and executive management of several businesses. Mr. Gomez is a graduate of Western State University College of Law and started his legal career practicing primarily in the areas of personal injury, civil rights, employment, malpractice, premises liability, products liability and business litigation.

Mr. Gomez is admitted to practice law in the State of California, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, United States District Court for Central District of California, the United States District Court for Eastern District of California and the California 2nd District Court of Appeal. He is a member of the State Bar of California and appeared pro hac vice in maters in Arizona, Nevada, Texas, and, Florida.

Mr. Gomez has been a member of the Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles, The Los Angeles County Bar Association, The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County and The Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. Mr. Gomez was on the Board of the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association serving as Treasurer in 2003-2004.

Brad Harris

Partner
Contact: bharris@koreyrichardsonlaw.com

Brad Harris practices primarily in the area of California Workers’ Compensation defense. Mr. Harris received a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Riverside and a Juris Doctorate from University of San Diego School of Law in San Diego, California. After law school, Mr. Harris worked at an insurance company in New York City, and then moved back to California where he has been defending employers in workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Harris is admitted to practice law in the state of California.

Litigation

Chaniece M. Hill

Associate
Contact: chill@koreyrichardsonlaw.com

Chaniece M. Hill is a skilled litigator with extensive experience defending hospitals, health care institutions, long-term care facilities and their professionals in medical malpractice litigation.

Ms. Hill received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and French from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She then received her Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law (“UIC Law”) (formerly The John Marshall Law School). During her time at UIC Law, Ms. Hill was a member of The John Marshall Law Review as well as a Staff Editor. She was also a judicial extern for the Illinois Appellate Court. Ms. Hill is admitted to practice law in Illinois and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Black Women Lawyers Association, and the Hispanic National Bar Association.

Jenna Macek

Associate
Contact: jmacek@koreyrichardsonlaw.com

Jenna M. Macek represents and counsels employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wage and hour issues in both single-plaintiff and class-action matters. Ms. Macek also advises employers regarding employee handbooks and company policies, employment and separation agreements, and terminations.

Ms. Macek is also a business litigator. Ms. Macek represents clients in various commercial matters involving covenants not to compete, shareholder disputes, unfair business practices, securities and common law fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, as well as trade secret, trademark and trade dress infringement. Ms. Macek also practiced maritime litigation.

Ms. Macek received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law. At USD, Ms. Macek was on the editorial board as an Articles Editor for the Journal of Climate and Energy Law. During law school, Ms. Macek also was an extern for Judge Crawford, Judge Benitez and Judge Battaglia of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Ms. Macek is admitted to practice in California state courts, and the United States District Courts for the Southern District of California and the Central District of California. She is a member of the Lawyers Club of San Diego.

Jordan Oslin

Associate
Contact: joslin@koreyrichardsonlaw.com

J. Jordan Oslin is an exceptional litigator with nearly a decade of experience representing and counseling both employers and employees in a wide variety of labor and employment matters. Mr. Oslin consistently handles multi-party and single-plaintiff litigation arising under Title VII, Section 1981, the FLSA, California Government Code 12940 et seq., and a range of other statutory and common law theories. Mr. Oslin has experience dealing with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Mr. Oslin regularly counsels clients on a variety of employment practices, including severance agreements, personnel policies and procedures, and employee hiring, discipline, and termination.

Mr. Oslin also has experience in commercial litigation and intellectual property consultation including breaches of contract, breaches of fiduciary duty, the negotiation and interpretation of licensing agreements, talent services agreements, option purchase agreements, and rights acquisition agreements. Mr. Oslin also has extensive experience in management of corporate operations and filings, including the supervision of transactional compliance and human resources.

Mr. Oslin spent many years representing Plaintiffs in the employment law space in California while also fostering a robust, employer-focused consultation department which encapsulated all aspects of employer-focused employment law as well as commercial and IP-based issues.

Mr. Oslin received a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola Marymount University and a Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School, both in Los Angeles. Mr. Oslin is admitted to practice law in the State of California as well as the United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California. He is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the San Fernando Valley Bar Association.

Victor Russame

Associate
Contact: vrussame@koreyrichardsonlaw.com

Victor Russame is an associate in Korey Richardson’s Los Angeles office. He represents employers and staffing companies on a wide range of employment issues including claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, and other employment related claims.

Prior to joining Korey Richardson, Mr. Russame practiced at several civil litigation firms where he gained extensive experience representing clients and counseling them in matters involving business and real property disputes, employment litigation, enforcement of judgments, and a variety of other civil matters.

Mr. Russame graduated from the University of California, Irvine and obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from University of San Diego School of Law in 2004. Mr. Russame is licensed to practice before all courts in the State of California as well as the U.S. District Court, Central and Southern District of California.

Workers Compensation Defense

Ani Boghozian

Associate
Contact: aboghozian@koreyrichardsonlaw.com

Ani Boghozian practices primarily in the area of California Workers’ Compensation defense. Ms. Boghozian received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School.

Ms. Boghozian has had extensive civil litigation experience on both the defense and plaintiffs’ side, primarily with elder abuse and medical malpractice claims. She later transitioned to Workers’ Compensation defense. Ms. Boghozian is admitted to practice law in the State of California.

Cindy G. Magana

Associate
Contact: cmagana@koreyrichardsonlaw.com

Cindy G. Magana, has been practicing in the field of workers’ compensation since 2012. Ms. Magana handles all aspects of worker’s compensation cases including analyzing medical reports, conducting discovery and attending depositions and trials across all of Southern California.

Ms. Magana received her Juris Doctor degree from Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, CA. During her time in law school she clerked for the Orange County Public Defender’s office and the Los Angeles Public Defender’s office in Norwalk, CA. Ms. Magana received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine, finishing her degree with a Cum Laude distinction.

Dana Fayad

Associate
Contact: dfayad@koreyrichardsonlaw.com

Dana Fayad is an Associate Attorney with a primary focus on California Workers’ Compensation defense. Ms. Fayad is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology in 2016. She then went on to obtain her Juris Doctor degree with an emphasis on Business Law from Chapman University Fowler School of Law in 2019.

After law school, Ms. Fayad gained experience in business litigation, insurance defense, and all aspects of corporate and transactional law. Currently in her role at Korey Richardson, she handles all aspects of Workers’ Compensation defense. Ms. Fayad is admitted to the State Bar of California.

David Syatt

Senior Associate Attorney
Contact: dsyatt@koreyrichardsonlaw.com

David Syatt is a Senior Associate Attorney with Korey Richardson’s California-based Workers’ Compensation team. Mr. Syatt comes from a family of business owners and understands the unique challenges employers often face.

Mr. Syatt’s personal background makes him a focused defender of his client’s interests. He emphasizes a strategy of detailed discovery combined with an in-depth analysis of available defenses and settlement opportunities. Mr. Syatt also works closely with his clients to ensure that claims are administered timely and effectively in order to minimize exposure wherever possible.

Before joining Korey Richardson, Mr. Syatt specialized in corporate communications where he oversaw numerous high-profile media campaigns in business, politics, and entertainment. He obtained his law degree from Southwestern Law School. Mr. Syatt is admitted to practice law in the State of California.

Rocio Medina

Associate
Contact: rmedina@koreyrichardsonlaw.com

Rocio Medina is an Associate Attorney with Korey Richardson’s California-based Workers’ Compensation defense team. Ms. Medina received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of La Verne, with a major in Political Science and a minor in Speech Communication. She then received her Juris Doctor degree, summa cum laude, from the University of La Verne College of Law. While in law school, Ms. Medina served as an editor of the University of La Verne Law Review and earned a Mediation Certificate pursuant to the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act (DRPA). Ms. Medina’s student written article has been published in the University of La Verne Law Review.

Ms. Medina has practiced Workers' Compensation law exclusively since graduating from law school. Prior to joining Korey Richardson’s Workers’ Compensation defense team, she worked as a Workers' Compensation Applicant Attorney in Southern California and is a past member of the California Applicant’s Attorney Association.

Currently, Ms. Medina handles all aspects of Workers’ Compensation defense. Ms. Medina is admitted to practice law in the State of California and is currently a member of the California Lawyers Association.

R. Marcus House

Associate
Contact: mhouse@koreyrichardsonlaw.com

R. Marcus House, Esq. received a Juris Doctorate and intellectual property and technology law certificate with honors from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2022 and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business in 2016.

Tara Yousif

Associate
Contact: tyousif@koreyrichardsonlaw.com

Tara Yousif is a Junior Associate with a primary focus on workers’ compensation defense matters. She appears at various Southern California WCABs and represents defendants in all workers’ compensation claims including catastrophic injuries, Serious and Willful allegations and Labor Code 132a violations.

Ms. Yousif attended Azusa Pacific University and received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in English. She received her Juris Doctorate from Western State College of Law Argosy in May of 2021, and was admitted to the State Bar of California in December of 2021. Ms. Yousif graduated law school with honors Cum Laude and in the top 10% of her graduating class and Certificate in Criminal Law. Ms. Yousif is licensed to practice in the South, Western, and Central Federal District Courts in the State of California.

Of Counsel

Marc Blumenthal

Of Counsel
Contact: mnblawyer@gmail.com

Richard Dubin

Of Counsel
Contact: rdubin@dubinsinger.com

Ryan Gibson

Of Counsel
Contact: rgibson@koreyrichardsonlaw.com

Ryan Gibson practices in the areas of commercial and business litigation, business counseling, and appeals. Mr. Gibson’s diverse commercial litigation experience includes: class action defense, insurance coverage disputes, tort and wrongful death defense, third-party and subrogation actions, patent defense, construction law, collections, and other complex litigation. Mr. Gibson also advises businesses, business owners, and entrepreneurs in areas such as employment and severance disputes, the drafting and negotiation of non-compete/non-disclosure agreements, and corporate and transactional matters. His appellate experience includes an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals in a case that alleged that the occupational liberty and due process rights of construction contractors had been violated by the Chicago Transit Authority.

While attending Chicago-Kent College of Law, Mr. Gibson was a member of the Chicago-Kent Law Review and served a term on its editorial board. He also received several awards including CALI Awards for the highest grade in the following four courses: Business Organizations, Business Planning for Closely Held Enterprises, Legal Writing II, and Legal Writing III.

Mr. Gibson is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.