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Alexandra G. Ah Loy is a partner at Hall Booth Smith, P.C., where she focuses her practice in health care, medical malpractice, civil rights, premises liability, and general litigation defense practicing in federal and state courts across the midwest and central regions of the United States. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology, with minors in French and public administration, from the University of Central Oklahoma, and graduated cum laude with her Juris Doctor degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law. At OCU Law, Ms. Ah Loy earned the CALI award for Antitrust I and for Business Planning, an honor reserved for the top student in a course. She is a member of the Oklahoma County Bar Association, Robert J. Turner Inn of Court, Federal Bar Association, American Bar Association, Oklahoma City University School of Law Alumni Association, and Oklahoma City Metro Literacy Coalition. Additionally, Ms. Ah Loy is the vice president of the Board of Directors for Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. She is admitted to practice in Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas; Western, Northern and Eastern districts of Oklahoma; Eastern and Western districts of Arkansas; District of Colorado; and Western and Eastern districts of Texas.
Louis R. Cohan founded Cohan Law Group, L.L.C., and has been a trial lawyer for more than 25 years. He has done work in breach of contract, fraud, injunctive relief, punitive damages, employment, trade secrets, real estate, construction and construction defects, and civil rights litigation. Mr. Cohan's practice is concentrated on business litigation and employment litigation. He serves on the boards of the Atlanta Bar Association (treasurer-Litigation Section, chair-Small Firm Section), and the Atlanta Bar Foundation, as well as being a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Mr. Cohan earned his B.S. degree from the University of Georgia and his J.D. degree from Emory School of Law.
Leslie K. Eason is the co-managing partner of the Atlanta office, the office managing partner of the Birmingham office, and the office managing partner of the Jackson office of Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP, where she has a national litigation practice focusing on employment law, torts and products liability, and commercial disputes. Her employment practice centers on assisting corporate entities with all aspects of employment-related business operations. This includes the creation and implementation of policies and procedure, training for staff and supervisors, administrative investigations, mediation, litigation, trial and appeal. Ms. Eason also represents clients against wage-and-hour claims, discrimination claims, and disability claims. She is a member of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Gordon & Rees African-American Affinity Group, Gordon & Rees Diversity Committee, Gordon & Rees Women's Initiative, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Law360 Employment Editorial Board and Leadership Georgia. Ms. Eason earned her B.S. degree from Vanderbilt University and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law.
Mark West is a sole practitioner in San Gabriel, where he practices in plaintiff personal injury and wrongful death, products liability law, medical malpractice, and business civil litigation. Mr. West has published several articles and frequently lectures. He is admitted to practice in the Northern, Central and Southern U.S. District Courts in California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, along with the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. West has also been admitted pro hac vice in the State and U.S. District Court for Nevada, and the U.S. District Court for Minnesota. He is a member of the American and Los Angeles County bar associations, State Bar of California, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California (past legislative district coordinator), and the American Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. West earned his B.S. degree from New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University), and his J.D. degree from Southwestern University School of Law.
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