My name is Lu-Ann Thomas, I am the Office Manager and Legal Assistant for Mr. Gorman. I have been in the legal field since 1988 with a background in Civil, Bad Debt Collections, Corporate, Real Estate, Personal Injury and Family Law. I attended and graduated from Santa Barbara Business College and Santa Clara University. I work with our clients and insurance adjusters in gathering information and records needed to work toward settlement of the cases. I prepare all the legal documents, prepare cases for mediation, and assist in settlement negotiations.
My name is Claire Gorman and I am a recent graduate of California State University at Monterey Bay. I graduated Cum Laude, Academic Honors, with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. As a legal secretary, I have the opportunity to create lasting personal connections with people when they are struggling. The rewarding experience of helping others led me to complete certifications as a Counselor and an Emergency Medical Technician. From Mr. Gorman I have learned the positive experience of individualized service to clients. This career has sparked my interest in the Human Services field, and inspired me to pursue a Ph.D in Psychology while I work for Mr. Gorman, who also happens to be my dad!