Our Team
Team
Barry P. Goldberg
Barry

Mr. Goldberg is a recognized authority on Uninsured Motorist / Underinsured Motorist Law in California. In fact, he gets regular calls from other practicing attorneys on this particular topic.

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Matthew Stearns
Matthew

Matthew Stearns, originally from entertainment law, is a key player here at BPG. But he’s more than just a legal expert – he’s also a saxophone player who’s rocked the stage with Barry several times.

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Support Staff
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Sarah Orefice

Sarah Orefice is a certified paralegal with almost 30 years legal experience in all areas of law. Sarah and Barry have been working together for almost 25 years. Sarah works closely with Barry on almost every file to achieve maximum results and client satisfaction. Sarah always goes the extra mile to make every client feel comfortable during an otherwise difficult process. Sarah owns her own business, Paralegal Aid Services. She provides independent paralegal services as well as document preparation services for uncontested dissolutions, simple estate planning, and CH 7 bankruptcies, and recently obtained her real estate license offering a blend real estate sales and litigation experience.

Sarah is fluent in Farsi, and active in her Persian community. When not working, Sarah enjoys spending her free time with her two beautiful daughters traveling, hiking, attending live music events, and fine dining!

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Joana Maldonado - Office Manager

Joana Maldonado is one of the vital links that bind our firm. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Cal State Long Beach and has been in the legal game for about three years. Fluent in Spanish, Joana warmly greets our clients, both in-person and over the phone. Her favorite part of the gig? Getting up close and personal with clients to tackle their cases.

Off the clock, Joana’s all about music. She loves hitting up concerts, jamming out to the latest tunes, and playing a round of tennis whenever she can.

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Jose de la Torre

Jose De La Torre is Team BPG’s senior administrative assistant focusing on obtaining client medical records. Jose is a “Brainiac” future doctor with a recent Master’s graduate degree in history from CSUN, and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in history. When he is not working with the BPG team, he listens to a variety of music, watches comedies, or reads graphic novels. A native of Los Angeles, and fluent in Spanish, he always makes our Spanish speaking clients feel right at home.

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Monique Novela - Case Manager

Monique Novela is one of our Case Managers. She was born in Long Beach and Raised in San Diego. She has worked in the legal field for over 10 years. She is fluent in Spanish and loves to welcome our clients both over the phone and in person.

In her free time, she loves spending quality time with her twin daughters’ doing activities such as hiking, park and watching movies.

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Claudia Flores - Case Manager

Claudia is a dynamic bilingual who instantly makes everyone feel welcome and appreciated! She graduated from California State University Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in social work. She loves taking her dog Charlie on walks every morning and attending live music events. One of her many hobbies is going to Venice beach or an empty parking lot to roller skate. She also loves trying new foods and spending time with friends and family. Her two favorite colors are pink and green. Her favorite dish is tajadas con carne molida. One thing is for certain, she will make you feel better right from the start!

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Ofelia Negrete - Case Manager

Ofelia Negrete is the newest case manager joining the BPG legal team, with extensive knowledge and experience working in the Personal Injury field since 2016. She was born and raise in the San Fernando Valley, with Mexican heritage and fully bilingual in Spanish. She decided to take this career path due to her love to help others when in hard situations. She believes her dedication to her job can ease the stress inflicted on our clients. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her three daughters Sophia, Gabby and Daisy. They spend their quality time doing varies of activities such as bowling, cooking, movies, and recently decided they would travel throughout the states of Mexico. So far, they’ve been to Michoacan as it’s her parents home state, Jalisco, Guanajuato, Cancun and will soon be going to Oaxaca.

Our Team
Alejandra Gonzalez - Client Relation Specialist

Hi my name is Alejandra, I will be celebrating my 3 year anniversary this upcoming June and I am the Client Relation Specialist. I recently graduated from CSU Channel Islands with a major in Psychology and a minor in Chicano and ethnic studies. When I am not at work I love attending dodger games, going on hikes with my dog Kaizer, and working out at the gym. I have played softball since I was 8 years old and still play on a coed adult league. My favorite color is blue and my favorite food is sushi!

Cheryl
Cheryl Eppink - Administrative Assistant

Cheryl Eppink is a valuable part of Goldberg Injury Law success. After retiring from being a math teacher for the Las Virgines School District, she works at the physical offices in Woodland Hills a couple times per week. She works closely with the legal team in order for us to provide dedication and care to each client by obtaining updates and data for the case management team. She has become a valuable part of retrieving medical records and other documents which are incorporated into every demand.

When not at the office, Cheryl volunteers as a docent at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. She loves all the interesting exhibits and meeting visitors from all over the world. When she is not spending time with family and friends, Cheryl is an avid world traveler!

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Karithine - Receptionist

Kat, a college student, loves to travel and has been to Italy and many east-coast states. She enjoys watching true crime documentaries and going shopping, as well as exploring new cafes and restaurants. Her goal is to get a bachelor’s in criminology and a minor in biochemistry, with the aim of working closely with the crime scene field, testing DNA or fingerprints.

Our Reputation

I suffered through a not-my-fault auto accident in January of 2010. Unfortunately the opposing insurance company is well known for it’s habitual delays of paying plaintiffs. Barry Goldberg did an excellent job of pursuing Mercury on my behalf until we reached a more than fair settlement. He is fair, knowledgeable, kept me well informed through the months of interaction with opposing Counsel and acheived a great result considering all the circumstances. I would highly recommend him to anyone with a personal injury lawsuit! Should a prospective client wish to speak with me about working with Mr. Goldberg, please contact him for my information.

Results Oriented

Lesliegh

As an attorney with a legal matter outside my area of expertise, one involving my own family member, I decided to contact Mr. Goldberg after viewing some of his quality legal work. His grasp of the particulars was very impressive, as was his advice in regard to proceeding forward. His speedy and friendly response was refreshing, highlighting an engaged and highly competent professional.

Trustworthy and Knowledgeable

Keith

Really appreciate the legal guidance I received from Mr. Goldberg. I did not feel my insurance company had my best interest in mind and I reached out for legal council. It was clear Mr. Goldberg was an expert not only in personal injury cases but the use of Facebook posts and Tweets as evidence. I will definitely work with Mr. Goldberg again in the future and will recommend him to my family and friends.

Highly Knowledgeable and Responsive

Lora

After several Horrible experiences with Lawyers in the past, I was convinced the only thing WORSE than a Lawyer is a Politician. I was OVERJOYED with the entire experience and professionalism of Mr. Goldberg. He and his staff exceeded all my expectations. He fought for me and treated me with respect and dignity. He fought hard for me and got the BEST POSSIBLE settlement. I would rate him 6 stars out of 5…plus I hear he’s a pretty darn good Trombone player. If you need a Lawyer, call Barry P. Goldberg.

Negotiating a Settlement and Social Media

Dara

Barry Goldberg is the person I turn to when I need a personal injury attorney. I never have to worry about the care and representation my clients will get when I refer them to Barry.

The Best possible lawyer you can get!

Andrew Goodman, Esq.

Barry Goldberg cares about the people he serves. He is a great personal injury attorney.When I make referrals to him, I know and trust that he will serve them well.

The person I turn to for a personal injury attorney

Mary Akpovi, Ph.D., CPA

Barry Goldberg is a tenacious advocate, who is responsive to and gets great results for his clients.  He has more than earned my trust with the effective way he has represented clients and family of mine who I have referred to him.

The Attorney Who Cares

Steven Seinfeld

You literally saved my case at the 11th hour. My prior attorney as you know, apparently had some personal issues to contend with, and as a result  put my case in serious jeopardy. With the case literally about to be dismissed, you were able, with only 2 days notice from my initial telephone call to you, convince the judge at Van Nuys Court  not dismiss, but to extend my case, giving us ample time to formulate our winning strategy. Your responsiveness, and ability to really listen to my concerns, issues and objectives demonstrated to me that you had my best interests always in mind. Your ability to strategize our case in dealing with a very difficult defense lawyer, helped me to exceed my expectations on every level.

Barry Goldberg is a Tenacious Advocate

Carlee F.

Thank you so much for everything you did for me on my case — all the hard work, support & all your efforts. You were there for me during a difficult time in my life. It means more than you will ever know.

I will not hesitate to refer you with complete confidence

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