ALEXANDRA ANGEL

ALEXANDRA ANGEL is an Associate of the Firm in its Sherman Oaks, California, office.  Ms. Angel handles a variety of civil litigation matters including judgment collection, breach of contract, and landlord-tenant.  Prior to joining Tharpe & Howell, Ms. Angel practiced at a boutique law firm where she gained extensive experience in business and real estate transactions and litigation, with a focus on law and motion work and dispute resolution. Practice Areas       Civil Litigation Breach of Contract Landlord/Tenant Litigation Education  J.D., Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, cum laude, 2017 B.S., University of La Verne, La Verne, suma cum laude, 2013 Bar Admissions More

NICHOLAS T. SPENCER

NICHOLAS T. SPENCER is an Associate in the Firm’s Sherman Oaks, California office. Mr. Spencer’s practice includes advising employers in human resources and personnel matters, such as employee discipline, terminations, leaves of absence, discrimination issues, employee benefits, and wage and hour issues.  He also conducts workplace investigations and drafts employment contracts, severance agreements, employment policies, and employee handbooks. Mr. Spencer received his B.A. degree in history in 2002 with high honors from the University of Texas at Austin and was a member of the California Law Review while at Boalt Hall at Berkeley School of Law.  In addition to his More

BARBARA J. ANTONIO

BARBARA J. ANTONIO is an Associate of the Firm in its Sherman Oaks, California, office.  Over the past 20 years, Ms. Antonio has counseled and represented clients in a comprehensive range of matters including insurance bad faith, toxic tort, RICO, professional negligence, employment and labor law, and disability discrimination.  Currently, she focuses her practice on representing insurance companies with regard to insurance litigation and the defense of insurance bad faith litigation. Practice Areas Insurance Bad Faith Insurance Defense Education  J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1998 B.A., Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 1992 Bar Admissions State Bar of More

JESSICA A. DETERING

JESSICA A. DETERING is an Associate of the Firm in its Sherman Oaks, California, office.  Ms. Detering practices in all areas of civil litigation including personal injury defense, insurance defense, and transportation defense. Prior to joining Tharpe & Howell, Ms. Detering was employed at a boutique law firm where she focused her practice on discovery and law and motion work. Practice Areas       Civil Litigation Insurance Defense Transportation Law        Education  J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 2016 B.S., California State University, Sacramento, magna cum laude, 2013 Bar Admissions State Bar of California

VICTORIA L. GUNTHER

VICTORIA L. GUNTHER is a Senior Counsel of the Firm in its Sherman Oaks, California, office.  For almost 30 years, Ms. Gunther has counseled and defended self-insured entities, insurance companies, their insureds, and private clients in a comprehensive range of litigated matters.  Her litigation defense experience includes automobile liability, homeowners’ liability, commercial liability, premises liability, general negligence, habitability claims,  government tort liability, and insurance coverage and bad faith defense. Currently, Ms. Gunther’s practice focuses on auto and premises liability defense. Practice Areas Transportation Law Premises Liability Products Liability Civil Litigation Insurance Defense Education  J.D., Loyola Law School, 1989 B.A., California More