Staff

MEET THE WONDERFUL CRAIG P. KENNY & ASSOCIATES SUPPORT STAFF!

ANA RODRIGUEZ

LEGAL ASSISTANT TO ATTORNEY LEON SYMANSKI
* SE HABLA ESPANOL

Ana Rodriguez was born in the capital city of Michoacan, Morelia, Mexico. Her family moved to Las Vegas in 1990, where she later attended Vo-Tech High School graduating in 2002 with a high honors diploma.

Ana joined Craig P. Kenny & Associates in July of 2003 starting off as the runner and then eventually started helping out and learning more about the claims department. She then decided to attend the College of Southern Nevada and obtained her Associates degree in Paralegal Studies in 2009. Ana now assists Attorney Leon Symanski and handles all of the property damage claims for his clients as well as helping out with the bodily injury claims when needed.

Ana loves to spend all of her free time with her beautiful 3 year old daughter, Liliany. She also enjoys working out, going on hikes, listening to music and reading books when she has the time.

ANGELINA GURROLA

LEGAL ASSISTANT / PROPERTY DAMAGE

Angelina was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV but traveled between North Carolina and Nevada a lot as a child as her father was in the army. She attended Eldorado High School where she enjoyed participating in both the orchestra and photography programs that the school offered. She graduated in 2010.

After graduating, Angelina immediately began working in retail where she moved up from a sales associate to eventually becoming a district administrator. After four years, Angelina decided to move on to work as an administrative assistant for a construction consulting firm where she first started learning about the legal system. In July of 2016 she joined Craig P. Kenny & Associates as a Legal Assistant.

During her free time Angelina loves spending time with her husband Angel and their two sons, Reno and Raleigh. She also enjoys working out and going on hikes with her friends and family.

CASSANDRA HOMME

LITIGATION PARALEGAL

Cassandra Homme was born in South Carolina and primarily raised in Montana and Utah. After graduating as a junior from high school in Salt Lake City in 1998, she began her legal career with Gerry Spence’s Utah office, which specialized in personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death.

In 2000 she relocated to Las Vegas where she continued her legal career working in general practice and completed her paralegal studies in 2002. In March 2005 Cassandra happily joined Craig P. Kenny & Associates in the litigation department and later completed the UNLV Paralegal Program specializing in Hospitality Law, Contract Law and Tort Law, in addition to completing a program in Private Investigation.

In her spare time, Cassandra enjoys cycling, volunteering, hiking, kayaking, traveling and home remodeling.

DIANA MARTIN

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Diana Martin was born in Middletown, Ohio. Throughout her life she has lived in many places, including Ohio, Canada, England, Oklahoma, Southern California, and now Las Vegas, Nevada. Diana relocated to Las Vegas right after 9/11, when her job as an event coordinator was eliminated due to the economic climate after that tragic event.

She has experience in a wide array of areas. Aside from events, Diana has been a police dispatcher, has worked in health care management, Real Estate management, with financial and wealth management firms, as well as being a volunteer at the Veteran’s Hospital in Long Beach, CA. She also managed an 82 acre ranch in Temecula, CA where she oversaw the care and maintenance of the ranch and animals. You can now find Diana at the front desk of Craig P. Kenny & Associates. She joined the firm in August of 2016 and enjoys being the first face people see when they walk in our doors.

Diana has one daughter and three sons and loves spending time with her family. In her spare time she also enjoys camping, traveling to new places, attending rodeos, car shows, drag races, and has an appreciation for live music and the theater.

EDDIE KENNY

CRAIG KENNY BUILDING ENGINEER

Eddie Kenny was born and raised in Chicago, IL. Eddie was his father’s primary caretaker, caring for him until he passed away in February 2011 at the age of 91. In April of 2013, his brothers gave him the opportunity to live and work alongside them at Craig P. Kenny & Associates.

After graduating high school, he spent several years employed at a foundry casting metal and working on blast furnaces, hydraulics and pneumatics. Eddie’s father was a union machinist for the Norfolk and Western Railroad and his uncle runs the daily operations of the foundry Eddie was employed at. They both passed on their mechanical inclinations to Eddie and taught him everything he knows about fixing things and building maintenance. Eddie is also currently attending night classes at the College of Southern Nevada to become certified in HVAC.

Eddie’s hobbies include playing the guitar and harmonica. He is also a voracious reader. On any given Sunday, you can find him spending time at one of Las Vegas’ ice arenas skating with his nephews. True to his Chicago roots, Eddie is also a die-hard Bears, White Sox and especially Blackhawks fan.

ERICA BACAB

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
* SE HABLA ESPANOL

Erica was born and raised in Las Vegas after her parents immigrated from Mexico. She attended Rancho High School’s Magnet Program for Nursing, but after graduation decided Nursing was not for her.  She is currently attending the College of Southern Nevada to obtain her Associates Degree in Secondary Education. She plans to continue on to Nevada State College to get her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with a concentration in Biology. In the future, Erica hopes to become a high school science teacher.

For nine years, Erica honed her customer service skills while working in sales prior to joining Craig P. Kenny & Associates in April 2018.  She is proud to join our team as an Administrative Assistant.  She is fluent in Spanish and is one of the first voices you hear when calling our firm.

In her spare time, Erica loves baking, reading, and spending time with her two kids and husband. On the weekends she enjoys binge-watching TV shows with her husband.

FABIOLA BANDA

LITIGATION PARALEGAL
*SE HABLA ESPANOL

Fabiola was born in Los Angeles, California.  In 1993 her family moved to Las Vegas in search of better opportunities.  She graduated from Las Vegas Academy in 1998 as a French major.  After high school, Fabiola attended CSN, where she completed the Paralegal program and received an Associates Degree in Paralegal studies.  She entered the Legal Field in 2002 working in Personal Injury.

In July 2015, she joined Craig P. Kenny & Associates as a legal assistant. Fabiola handles the majority of cases for our Spanish speaking clients.  She is always eager to apply her legal experience and customer service skills in order to provide our clients with the best service possible.

Fabiola and her husband, Abraham, are the proud parents of two wonderful children, Aaron and Camila.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and attending church.

HING HOM LAS VEGAS

HING HOM

ASSISTANT / TRANSLATOR

CANTONESE, MANDARIN & TAISHANESE TRANSLATOR 702-413-3965

Ngai Hing Hom “Hing” was born and raised in Hong Kong. After marrying John Hom, Hing immigrated to the United States with her husband, settling in New York, where they had three boys. Hing and her husband are proud to say they have seven smart and well behaved grandchildren (four grandsons and three granddaughters), ranging in age from 10 to 25 years. One of her grandsons is an MIT graduate of 2011 and one of her granddaughters is an NYU graduate of 2012.

Another grandson is attending St. Louis University while another granddaughter is a singer/song writer attending Berklee College of Music. Although Hing misses her family in New York, she makes time to visit them several times throughout the year.

In 1994, Hing and her husband moved to Las Vegas to open a fine dining restaurant. After ten successful years of owning the restaurant, they decided to retire from the restaurant business. Hing has been helping people all of her life which is why she came to work at Craig P. Kenny & Associates in March of 2007.

She works as a translator to help the firm’s Chinese clients as she is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and Taishanese. Hing loves to cook and her family and friends rave that she is very good at it.

IRENE RODRIGUEZ

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASE MANAGER
* SE HABLA ESPANOL

Originally from Las Cruces, New Mexico, Irene Rodriguez also lived in Glendale, Arizona where she attended high school. Irene and her family moved to Mohave Valley, Arizona where she began her career in Human Resources at Harrah’s Laughlin. In 2000, she transferred with the company to their Las Vegas location. A year later, she switched departments and worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Risk Manager. Wanting a career change, Irene decided to pursue Paralegal Studies at the University of Phoenix in Henderson and started working at a local law firm in 2004 as a Workers’ Compensation Case Manager. In June of 2015 she switched to the defense side of the law to be well rounded in the Workers’ Compensation arena.

In September of 2015, Irene started at Craig P. Kenny & Associates as a Workers’ Compensation Case Manager. With Irene’s experience in Workers’ Compensation along with her relationships with the insurance adjusters, she does a great job advocating for our clients so they receive all of the benefits they are entitled to by law.

Irene has five wonderful children, four daughters and a son. Her youngest daughter, Maya, lives in Las Vegas with Irene. Currently, Irene is continuing her Paralegal studies. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, hiking, riding bikes, movies and dining out with her family.

JANEL CASTILLO

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
*SE HABLA ESPANOL

Janel Castillo was born and raised in Deep South Texas. After graduating high school with honors, she attended the University of Texas. She worked for several years at the local school district before relocating with her family to Las Vegas in 2003. Janel attended Nevada State College and earned a degree in Digital Arts and Media. She then continued her passion for helping students while working for the Clark County School District.

Although helping children learn was her joy, Janel decided to change her career path. She joined Craig P. Kenny & Associates’ traffic ticket department with a primary focus in customer service. Janel brings many years of experience helping people, utilizing her knowledge and personal interactions, and is dedicated to the highest work ethic standards.

Janel’s hobbies include running, exercising, makeup, reading, crocheting, photography, and design. She spends her time enjoying life with her three beautiful children and husband, who has been her high school sweetheart since 1996.

JIM PERRY

LEGAL DOCUMENT RUNNER

 

Jim Perry was born in Oakland, CA and worked as an LA County Fire Fighter for 35 years. In 2001, Jim retired from the Fire Department and moved to Las Vegas. He is a single dad with 3 sons and 2 daughters. He is very fortunate to have 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Jim has been a runner with Craig P. Kenny & Associates since February of 2009.

Jim’s hobbies include reading, crosswords, attending local football and basketball games, and is an avid horse racing fan. Each year, he looks forward to attending the Kentucky Derby, Breeders Cup, Belmont, and Travers at Saratoga.

JINA BARLOW

ASSISTANT / TRANSLATOR

KOREAN TRANSLATOR *

Jina was born in Seoul, Korea where she attended school for Business Administration. At the age of 24, Jina left Korea to pursue a career in her field in the United States. She arrived in San Jose, CA and lived there for two years while studying the English language. Jina also met her husband while in California and his company moved them to Las Vegas in 2002. Jina worked for First Mortgage Corporation as a wholesale account representative for four years.

She then worked for State Farm Insurance as a sales rep and while working there, she joined our firm to help out our Korean clients part time. Jina has since left State Farm to work solely with our firm. Jina joined Craig P. Kenny & Associates in March of 2013. Aside from assisting all of the firm’s Korean clients, she also coordinates clients appointments with medical providers and markets the firm.

Jina has three children who she loves spending time with. Jina does not allow herself a lot of spare time. She works as hard as she can to provide for her family. When she does find some extra time Jina enjoys exercising, going to the beach, hiking and taking yoga classes.

JOLI HANKS

LEGAL ASSISTANT TO ATTORNEY LAWRENCE MITTIN

Joli Hanks was born and raised in Colorado. She was transferred to Las Vegas in the financial services industry in 1995. She made a niche for herself as “Joli the Loan Lady” and helped hundreds of families purchase or refinance their homes.

As a longtime fan and friend of Craig P. Kenny & Associates,  Joli came on board in August of 2009. Joli’s primary objective as a legal assistant is to ensure that a successful outcome is reached for every client with as little stress as possible. As a survivor of a serious automobile accident, Joli understands what her clients have to deal with. Although she has a sense of humor she takes her job seriously.

Joli and her wife Stephanie share their home with 3 cats. Joli has one daughter, Tara, and is the proud grandmother of Carli and Sean. In her spare time Joli enjoys spending time with friends and family. She loves music, theater, good food, camping and traveling.

JULIE GUERRERO

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
* SE HABLA ESPANOL

Julie was born and raised in Chicago, IL. In 2002, her family decided to move to Las Vegas to escape the cold of the Midwest. She is currently working on her Associates Degree in Elementary Education at the College of Southern Nevada, and plans to further her education at UNLV after completing her Associates Degree. Julie has been in various management positions since 2006, and she previously worked in warehouse and retail management.

In 2017, Julie decided it was time to start something new and welcomed the opportunity to work with Craig P. Kenny & Associates. She joined our firm as an Administrative Assistant, and currently works in our traffic ticket department. Julie enjoys working with clients and is a great addition to our traffic department as she is fluent in Spanish.

When Julie is not busy with school and work, she enjoys vacationing and exploring new places. She loves spending time with her daughter, husband and their three dogs.

KRIS ELLSWORTH

MARKETING DIRECTOR/EVENT COORDINATOR

Kris was born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin. After graduating high school, she attended UW-Parkside and Gateway College and received a degree in Marketing. Kris has worked in the Marketing Department of Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois serving as Marketing Assistant, Corporate Sales Account Executive and Special Events Representative. She has also worked for Mortgage Icon, a mortgage banker in Wisconsin, as the Corporate Sales Account Manager and Marketing Director.

After meeting Craig and Bradley at a friends Christmas party in Chicago, on a bet, Kris moved to Las Vegas and joined the firm in February of 2004! Although Kris’s title is Marketing Director, she wears many hats at the firm. Aside from marketing, she is also the Events Coordinator, the Case Management and IT Administrator, Building Manager and Trainer.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing volleyball, traveling, cooking, going to concerts and the theater.

KRISTEN HANKS

LEGAL ASSISTANT

Kristen was born and raised in Las Vegas. She graduated from Del Sol High School in 2010 with a High Honors Diploma. She is currently enrolled at CSN studying to be a Registered Nurse. Kristen plans to further her education at UNLV after earning her associates in Nursing.

Kristen has worked for Craig P. Kenny & Associates since March of 2009. In her many years at the firm, she has been a key player filling in wherever needed. She helps out in most departments including traffic tickets, front desk/reception, and claims.

Her favorite thing to do in her spare time is play volleyball or read a good book. She loves Mexican food, and also enjoys spending time with her family and her two kitties, Ernie and Bert.

LAURA DUELL

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Laura is a native of Nevada and was raised primarily in the Las Vegas area. She also spent a brief amount of time in Reno and Lake Tahoe.

An avid Rebels fan, Laura attended UNLV to earn her bachelor’s degree and was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Laura also worked in the hotel industry for 12 years before changing directions and joining the law firm of Craig P. Kenny & Associates in March 2003.

Laura’s primary duties as an administrative assistant with the law firm includes greeting clients, assisting clients with traffic tickets and answering the telephones.

In Laura’s spare time, she enjoys watching movies, traveling, hiking, and going to concerts.

MICHELLE CLARK

LEGAL ASSISTANT TO ATTORNEY LEON SYMANSKI

Michelle was born in Fountain Valley, California and was raised in Arizona. After graduating high school a semester early, she moved to Las Vegas in 2002, to continue her education at UNLV. In 2005, Michelle obtained her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and later completed UNLV’s Paralegal Certificate Program.

In August 2010, Michelle joined Craig P. Kenny & Associates as a Legal Assistant to attorney Leon Symanski, after working for UNLV Tickets for eight years as a call center supervisor.

In her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family & friends and traveling. She also likes to make time for working out, dancing, and swimming.

NORA TRUJILLO

ASSISTANT TO ATTORNEY KYLE COTTNER
* SE HABLA ESPANOL

Nora Trujillo was born in Morelia, Michoacán and moved to Las Vegas at the young age of three. Nora graduated from Clark High School’s Teach Academy Program in 2004. After graduation she attended George Fox University in Oregon. She then decided to continue her education back in Nevada at CSN working towards a degree in Special Education while working part time at Craig P. Kenny & Associates. She also worked part time with Las Vegas Metro Police for eight years working in our community with domestic violence victims. In 2014, Nora decide to take a full time position with our firm. She is in charge of opening the car accident cases and helping the client resolve their property damage.

Nora was married in 2014 and enjoys spending time with her husband, they are every excited to start a family of their own. In her spare time, she likes to read C.S. Lewis books and mystery novels as well as spend time with her friends and family. She also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and fishing.

PALOMA AGUILAR

LEGAL ASSISTANT
*SE HABLA ESPANOL

Paloma was born in Torreon Coahuila, MX. Before the age of one, her mother, a single mom that wanted a better life for her children, decided to relocate to rural Winnemucca, NV. Growing up, Paloma participated in soccer, softball, basketball, gymnastics, and track. In 2006, she moved to Las Vegas where she graduated from Bonanza High school in 2007. After graduating, Paloma attended Colorado Technical University. In 2009, she became a chiropractic assistant, where she enjoyed taking X-rays, Ultrasounds and assisting patients, many of whom were personal injury cases. In 2012, wanting a career change, Paloma became fully licensed as a life and auto insurance agent.

In August of 2012, Paloma joined Craig P. Kenny & Associates, eager to learn and continue helping others. She felt that having both medical and insurance experience, she would better understand the personal injury field. She began handling the property damage claims for our clients and now assists Attorney Bradley Kenny with the bodily injury claims. She is currently enrolled in school, working on a degree in Paralegal Studies.

Paloma and her husband are the proud parents of three beautiful children Aaron, Natalia and Giselle. When Paloma has free time, she enjoys being with her family and friends, traveling, dancing and encouraging her children that anything is possible.

PATRICIA MARTINEZ

TRAFFIC TICKET SUPERVISOR
* SE HABLA ESPANOL

Patricia “Pat” Martinez was born and raised in Mexico. She relocated to Las Vegas in 2001 with her family from Northern California where she worked in the Traffic Safety Industry as an Operations Coordinator for fifteen years.

Pat joined Craig P. Kenny & Associates in April of 2001 and is our Traffic Ticket Department Supervisor. Pat comes to us with great customer service skills and is a great asset to the firm. She speaks fluent Spanish and works as a liaison with our Hispanic clients.

In her spare time Pat enjoys dancing, gardening, spending weekends in California with her four grandchildren whenever possible, and loves going shopping with friends.

SANDRA MENDOZA

LEGAL ASSISTANT TO ATTORNEY MICHAEL MCOSKER
* SE HABLA ESPANOL

Sandra Mendoza was born in Los Angeles, California, but shortly after moved to Mexico where she lived part of her childhood. In 1999 she moved to Las Vegas, NV, where she later attended Del Sol High School. She participated in soccer among other activities. Sandra graduated high school in 2009 and is currently continuing her studies at CSN. Sandra plans to further her education at UNLV after earning her associates degree.

Sandra worked in the service industry for six years. She was presented with an opportunity for a career change and started a new adventure with Craig P. Kenny & Associates in 2014. Sandra helps out in handling personal injury claims for our Spanish speaking clients. She is also eager to help out others when needed.

Sandra enjoys spending her free time with her four year old son, Santiago. She also likes to take road trips and travel to different parts of the world. In her spare time she likes to listen to music, play games, dance, watch movies, as well as being outdoors.

SARAH AWE

LEGAL ASSISTANT TO ATTORNEY BRITTANY A. YOUNG
LEGAL ASSISTANT TO ATTORNEY BRITTANY A. YOUNG
* SE HABLA ESPANOL

Sarah was born and raised in Las Vegas. She graduated from Rancho High School in 2010 with an Honors Diploma. Sarah is currently attending CSN working toward a degree in General Science, with the hope to further her education by studying Environmental Science at CSN.

Sarah previously worked in retail where she honed her incredible customer service skills. After being given a job opportunity, She started with Craig P. Kenny & Associates in January of 2017. Sarah helps out wherever she is needed and works in various departments including the claims department and covering the front desk and reception.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys hiking, watching old TV shows on Netflix, reading a good book, and going on new adventures. She loves sushi, enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and cuddling with her fur babies.

STEPHANIE HANKS

LITIGATION PARALEGAL

Stephanie Hanks is a native of Las Vegas, Stephanie is proud of her pioneer heritage as a as fifth generation Nevadan. Stephanie has been serving the legal community since 1977. She began her career as a runner while attending Valley High School. Later she became a receptionist/legal secretary. Stephanie attended Southern Utah State College and served as a missionary in Birmingham, England for one and a half years.

Upon returning to Las Vegas, Stephanie immediately got back into the legal field and began working in the criminal law area and later as an office manager for a law firm specializing in personal injury and worker’s compensation. Stephanie joined the team at Craig P. Kenny & Associates as a Litigation Paralegal.

Having been with our firm since June of 1999, Stephanie is our most senior staff member and an integral part of our team. Stephanie applies her legal experience, strong customer service skills and her empathy for clients’ situations to exceed their expectations.

Stephanie is a member of LAMBDA Business Association. Stephanie loves to travel and has ventured to many parts of the world. She likes to take road trips, cruises and foreign country tours. Her goal is to fill up her passport by seeing a new country every year. She already has a great start over the years as her partner of 15 years, Joli, also loves to travel. In her spare time Stephanie enjoys spending time with family, friends and her cats. She also likes playing games (everything from board games to slot machines!), watching the Utah Jazz, Denver Broncos, golf, going to concerts and the theater.

TAYLOR KEARNS

LEGAL ASSISTANT / PROPERTY DAMAGE

Taylor Kearns was born in Houston, Texas. Soon after she was born, her family relocated to her parents hometown of Las Vegas. In Taylor’s younger years, she enjoyed dance and softball. She played fastpitch softball for several years until a shoulder injury forced her to quit. Taylor was home schooled until 9th grade. She then attended Centennial High School and graduated with an advanced diploma in 2004. After high school, she pursued cosmetology at the Academy of Hair Design but after a short time in that field, she realized it was not her passion.

Taylor has been at Craig P. Kenny & Associates since September of 2004. She is in charge of opening all new personal injury files for Attorney Bradley Kenny and Attorney Lawrence Mittin and helping the client resolve the property damage portion of their claim.

In her free time, Taylor enjoys cooking/baking, reading, and fitting in as many trips to Disneyland as possible.

YESENIA MUNOZ

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
* SE HABLA ESPANOL

Yesenia Munoz was born in Zacatecas, Mexico. Her family moved to the United States in 2001 in search of a better life. Yesenia attended Wendover High School in Utah where she was able to take college classes and earn credits at Utah State and Utah Valley University. In 2006, she graduated as the valedictorian of her class. After moving to Las Vegas shortly after graduation, she began working for Panda Express where she quickly became a General Manager for nine of her 11 years there.

Looking for a career change, Yesenia was excited and happy to join Craig P. Kenny & Associates in the traffic ticket department. Using her excellent customer services skills, she loves working with clients and being able to help them out.

In her free time, Yesenia enjoys baking as well as watching Disney movies, going to parks and hiking with her three daughters and husband.

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