Eric Baime, Esq., graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in government. Since then, Eric has earned his M.B.A. from University of Miami and his J.D. from Shepard Broad Law Center. Eric is a professional and highly experienced educator, having taught at more than ten colleges and universities. Eric brings his fiery personality and passion for teaching to the classroom and enjoys active participation and contributions from students.
Brett ranked in the top 3% of his graduating law school class in earning his JD from New England Law School in Boston, MA. He works as a criminal defense attorney for the Committee for Public Counsel Services and had previously clerked for the Honorable Maureen B. Hogan of the Middlesex County (MA) Superior Court. Brett has also published multiple law review articles in the New England Law School Law Review.
Jessica Borden, Esq., graduated with a B.A. in philosophy from Emory University, and went on to earn a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was an associate editor of the Constitutional Law Journal. She is admitted to the bar in New York, Connecticut and Florida. Jessica practiced litigation at Willkie Farr and Gallagher LLP, real estate law at Schiff Hardin LLP and in-house product liability law at a large Connecticut-based pharmaceutical company. Additionally, she now tutors for the SATs in Fairfield County, CT. In her spare time, Jessica is an avid knitter who enjoys games, puzzles and spending time with her family and friends.
Lisa Burkart-Chalmers, Esq., earned her JD from Duquesne University, her Masters in English from East Carolina University and a double BA from University of Pittsburgh in criminal justice and legal studies. She also completed a certification in mediation and conflict resolution. Lisa has been a college professor for 10 years and has extensive experience teaching online and in physical classrooms. Lisa's other previous jobs have included internal affairs investigator; law clerk, 911 emergency dispatcher, correctional officer, private investigator and armed guard. Lisa also volunteers for the Center for Victims of Violence and Crime. Lisa is also the happy grandmother of three and makes home for a myriad of pets.
Daniel Green, Esq., graduated with a B.S. in Information Systems from Ramapo College of New Jersey and went on to earn an M.B.A from Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business and a J.D. from Pace University School of Law. He is admitted to the bar in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Daniel worked in the Information Technology field for a number of years and now practices in-house in the areas of healthcare and commercial law at a large New York City healthcare provider.
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Robert L. Greenberg, Esq., received his law degree from the University of Michigan, his Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University and his Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude with High Honors in Economics from Brandeis University. He now runs his own law firm in New York. In addition to his firm, he serves as a Major / Judge Advocate in the New York Guard where he provides free legal services for soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, coast guardsmen, and their families. He is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and Texas, and is also a registered patent attorney.
Susan Israel, Esq., earned her JD from St. John's University School of Law, a Master of Science in Education from Hofstra University and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Communication from Queens College, C.U.N.Y. After working as a special education teacher with mentally challenged adults, Susan transitioned to the corporate world, where she worked for many years as a computer programmer and data analyst. As an attorney, Susan focused her practice in elder law, guardianships and trusts and estates. In her spare time, Susan enjoys reading, classical music and Sudoku puzzles.
Michael C. Jones obtained his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, majoring in American Political Studies, and Master of Administration (M. Adm.), with distinction, from Northern Arizona University. Michael earned his JD from an ABA-accredited law school in Arizona, graduating cum laude. During law school, Michael presented at the 2013 International Academy of Law and Mental Health (IALMH) Conference in Amsterdam, was published in the Law Review, served as Vice-President of the Public Interest Law Association, and received CALI awards for academic excellence (highest grade awards) for Criminal Procedure and Professional Responsibility.
For the last 10 years Michael has worked with the Maricopa County Office of the Legal Defender in Phoenix, Arizona, where he currently serves as the Law Office Administrative Manager, overseeing administrative and staff operations. Prior to this appointment, Michael provided specialized legal support in the Maricopa County Early Disposition court and Regional Court Center.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys hiking, playing basketball, and volunteering in his community.
Howard Leib, Esq., is an attorney with over thirty years' experience in intellectual property law, entertainment law and general corporate law. He has represented clients such as KISS, Whitney Houston, Bobby McFerrin, and Judy Collins as well as corporations such as Atlantic Records, Universal Entertainment, and Rhino Entertainment. Howard carved out a niche for himself in the area of children's entertainment, and has been called America's leading children's entertainment attorney by Billboard Magazine. In addition to the practice of law, and addition to teaching at NPC, Howard has taught for Fashion Institute of Technology, Kaplan University, Kaplan Test Prep, NYU, and Cornell Law School. He has produced CDs and DVDs, usually related to comedy or television. He is active in the New York Democratic Lawyers Association, working to protect and expand voter rights. He is chair emeritus of the Cardozo School of Law alumni association and a past member of Cardozo's Board of Trustees.
Howard lives in Ithaca, NY, where he moved after a lifetime in and around New York City, to be with his wife Marcie. Since moving to Ithaca, Howard has run as the Democratic and Working Families Party candidate for New York State Senate from the 51st Senatorial District. He currently hosts "No Soap Radio," on WRFI-FM in Ithaca. You can find more about Howard at his web site, www.HowardLeibLaw.com.
Eric Martinez, Esq., is a graduate of Florida International University College of Law. Prior to law school, he attended Hanover College (IN) where he earned degrees in Business Administration and Philosophy. Eric currently works as corporate counsel for Assurant Inc., a Fortune 500 company, where he specializes in federal and state regulatory compliance. He is an active member of the Florida Bar Association.
Elie Mishory, Esq., graduated with honors from the George Washington University Law School after spending nearly a decade abroad, first studying and then teaching law. Elie is an attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel for the IRS. Elie has worked on numerous guidance projects, issued rulings and worked on tax litigation in Tax Court, district court and circuit court. Prior to joining the Office of Chief Counsel, Elie worked on the private side with a large law firm. Originally from Colorado, Elie enjoys skiing with his family and youth sports. Elie is thrilled to be teaching again, and, as what he enjoys most about teaching is interacting with students, he hopes you take full advantage of the opportunities to ask questions and discuss!
Justin S. Nobles is an educator and business owner who has obtained numerous degrees from many different institutions: an Associates in Applied Arts and Science from Blinn College, a Bachelors in Applied Arts and Science from Sam Houston State University, a Masters of Business Administration (emphasis in Finance) from Aspen University, a Masters in Psychology (emphasis in Addiction Counseling) from Aspen University, a Masters in Taxation from National Juris University, a Doctor in Biblical Counseling from Andersonville Theological Seminary, and an Executive Juris Doctor from an online law school based in California. Justin also is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Georgia, Texas, and Pennsylvania along with being a Licensed Professional Counselor, Insurance Agent, Public Adjuster, Mortgage Broker, and Enrolled Agent. Education has always been extremely important for Justin and he enjoys sharing his knowledge with everyone around him. No matter what time of day it is, Justin is always ready to assist his students.
Jeremy Rovinsky, Esq., SHRM-SCP, formerly dean & general counsel of National Paralegal College, graduated with honors from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC. Before attending law school, Mr. Rovinsky was awarded a Dean's scholarship to study at American University in Washington, DC, graduated magna cum laude with joint degrees in Philosophy and Political Science, and was made a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
Jeremy Rovinsky has experience in both the public and private sectors. He has worked in the New York State Assembly, the US Congress, the US Senate, and the US Department of Justice. Mr. Rovinsky worked in private law offices in New York, Washington DC, and overseas, and worked directly under the General Counsel at the DC Office of Human Rights. His work at a plaintiff class action law firm included assisting the firm in the representation of a number of well-known athletes and celebrities. Mr. Rovinsky established The Rovinsky Law Practice, a law firm that provided immigration law counseling. He has been admitted to practice law in a number of jurisdictions and has been published in multiple law reviews and legal journals, such as the Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal and the Rutgers Conflict Resolution Law Journal. Mr. Rovinsky served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Andrew W. Gould at the Court of Appeals in Phoenix, Arizona. He has also taught upper-level legal courses at an ABA-accredited law school, helped update the Rules of Professional Conduct for an American Indian Community Court, and served as a Judge Pro Tem at the Maricopa County Justice Courts.
DeDe Sandler, Esq., assistant education director at NPC, earned her J.D. from City University of New York School of Law and subsequently earned her M.S. in social work from Columbia University. She also holds a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University. When not teaching for NPC, DeDe hones her litigation skills as a deputy legal defender for the public defender's office in Phoenix. She has also worked for the Arizona Attorney General's Office and various private law firms. DeDe is also a Peace Corps member and an accomplished social worker.
Leonard Saphire-Bernstein, Esq., a 1980 graduate of the Harvard Law School, has conducted and overseen litigation from the private sector and on behalf of the federal government, for hundreds of federal and state civil litigation matters. Beginning at a major LaSalle Street law firm in Chicago, he has also worked for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he headed up a team of litigators responding to social security lawsuits; created his own law firm conducting ERISA actions on behalf of major hospitals, and labor law actions on behalf of large regional unions; and most recently, helped the FDIC resolve the bank failure crisis by closing and dismantling more than four hundred banks nationwide. He has successfully conducted contract, labor, banking, foreclosure, and insurance cases in court, in arbitrations, in mediation, and on appeal, overseen outside counsel in offensive and defensive litigation, and directed responses to complex electronic discovery and FOIA requests.
Shannon Southard, Esq., earned her J.D. from New England School of Law in 2002. While attending law school at night, she worked during the day as a social worker. Prior to law school, she attended Westfield State University where she earned a bachelor of science in criminal justice with a minor in social work. After graduating law school, she relocated from Boston, MA to Phoenix, AZ. She spent the last ten years working as an assistant attorney general for the State of Arizona representing the Department of Economic Security's Child Protective Services. She has recently begun work as a contract attorney for the Maricopa County Juvenile Court System representing parents and children in dependency matters as well as children and victims in delinquency proceedings.
Erin Steffin is a sole practitioner focusing on estate planning, IRS defense, and federal tort claims for medical malpractice. She obtained her JD and her LLM in taxation from the University of San Diego School of Law in San Diego, California. Prior to that, she studied Psychology as an undergraduate, earning her BS at Arizona State University. Erin serves as a Judge pro tempore for Maricopa County Superior Court and for the city of Avondale, Arizona, and has volunteered for organizations providing assistance for those with special needs as well as free legal services to first-line responders including firefighters and police. She has appeared on Channel 10's Lawyers on Call, and provides the baked goods in her office herself.
Shawn Stone, Esq., owns and manages a law firm law firm in Phoenix that focuses on bankruptcy and debt collection defense. He has a JD from the University of Tulsa and a BS from Arizona State University. Shawn has received numerous recognitions and awards for his practice, including being named a "Super Lawyers' Rising Star" in 2014 and "Pro Bono Attorney of the Year" by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services in 2012. Shawn also devotes much of his free time to community outreach and education programs.