Valerie Rohling, Esq.

James E. Albertelli, Esq.

CEO & Founding Partner

James E. Albertelli, Esq.

CEO & Founding Partner

Jim is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ALAW. He founded the Firm in 1997 after practicing as an Assistant District Attorney in Georgia. He developed his expertise litigating in the State and Federal Courts of Florida and

Kristin McDonald

Managing Attorney, Arizona

Kristin McDonald

Managing Attorney, Arizona

Kristin is the Managing Attorney of ALAW's Arizona Office. Since 2010, Kristin has focused her practice in the area of creditors’ rights. Kristin has represented mortgage lenders in bankruptcy actions, eviction actions, surplus funds actions, title curative matters, and foreclosure-related

Jonathan Smothers

Managing Attorney, Alabama

Jonathan Smothers

Managing Attorney, Alabama

Jonathan is the managing attorney for ALAW’s Alabama Office. Jonathan graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and received his Juris Doctorate from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. For over 9 years, real estate issues have been centric

Ace Van Patten

Managing Attorney, Nevada

Ace Van Patten

Managing Attorney, Nevada

Ace is the Managing Attorney of ALAW’s Nevada office and has represented lenders, servicers, and beneficiaries since 2010 in bankruptcy, contested litigation, and foreclosure related cases in local, state, and federal courts at all levels. Ace is admitted to all

Jonathan D. Sawyer, Esq.

Managing Partner, Title and Settlement

Jonathan D. Sawyer, Esq.

Managing Partner, Title and Settlement

Jonathan is the Managing Partner, Title and Closing at ALAW. He has been with the Firm since receiving his undergraduate degree from The University of Florida and his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College. Jonathan provides executive oversight for the

Philip Reznik, Esq.

Managing Attorney, General Litigation

Philip Reznik, Esq.

Managing Attorney, General Litigation

Lauren Heggestad, Esq.

Managing Attorney, Florida

Lauren Heggestad, Esq.

Managing Attorney, Florida

Christopher Lindhardt, Esq.

Senior Counsel, Legal Compliance

Christopher Lindhardt, Esq.

Senior Counsel, Legal Compliance

Shilpini Vora Burris

Senior Counsel, Tennessee

Shilpini Vora Burris

Senior Counsel, Tennessee

Nate Gryglewicz, Esq.

Partner, Florida Foreclosure

Nate Gryglewicz, Esq.

Partner, Florida Foreclosure

Nate graduated from the University of Tennessee and Stetson University College of Law. He has more than 11 years of experience representing creditors and mortgage servicers in civil litigation. His practice involves managing the Florida foreclosure and partnering with our

James McPherson, ESQ

James McPherson, Esq.

Partner, Default & Collections

James McPherson, ESQ

James McPherson, Esq.

Partner, Default & Collections

James received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hendrix College, and his Juris Doctorate, with honors, from UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law. He is admitted to all state and federal courts in both Arkansas and Missouri.

Jeffrey Fraser, Esq.

Partner, Bankruptcy

Jeffrey Fraser, Esq.

Partner, Bankruptcy

Jeffrey is the partner over the firm’s national bankruptcy department. In such role, Jeffrey works closely with each state’s managing attorneys as it relates to training, legal strategy, and all facets of the firm’s bankruptcy practice.

Jeffrey is an active participant

Justin Ritchie, Esq.

Managing Attorney, Florida

Justin Ritchie, Esq.

Managing Attorney, Florida

Ryan Cook

Chief Financial Officer

Ryan Cook

Chief Financial Officer

Ryan currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for ALAW and its affiliated companies. He graduated from College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Physics and has worked in the mortgage industry since

Rohan Rupani

Senior Counsel

Rohan Rupani

Senior Counsel

Candace Sissac

Senior Counsel

Candace Sissac

Senior Counsel

John Shelley

Executive Vice President, Default

John Shelley

Executive Vice President, Default

John joined ALAW with over 25 years of default servicing and mortgage origination experience. He most recently served as the Vice President of Foreclosure at Select Portfolio Servicing (SPS). During his 14-year tenure with SPS, John successfully managed multiple initiatives

Stuart Smith, Esq.

Of Counsel, Default Services

Stuart Smith, Esq.

Of Counsel, Default Services

Stuart graduated from Nova Southeastern University Law Center, becoming a member of the Florida Bar in 1994. He has extensive litigation experience in both civil and criminal courts and has represented lenders and creditors for over 20 years, time in

Jaclyn Palazzolo, Esq.

Partner, Attorney Closing Division

Jaclyn Palazzolo, Esq.

Partner, Attorney Closing Division

William Koehler, Esq.

Managing Attorney, South Carolina

William Koehler, Esq.

Managing Attorney, South Carolina

William S. Koehler is the Managing Attorney of ALAW’s South Carolina Default practice.  He concentrates his practice in mortgage foreclosures, creditor bankruptcy, real estate, evictions and other mortgage related matters.  Beginning in 2006 he has represented mortgage lenders and servicers

Brian Widener

Managing Attorney, Georgia

Brian Widener

Managing Attorney, Georgia

Kirsten Piechotta

Director, Default

Kirsten Piechotta

Director, Default

Kirsten Piechotta is the Director of Defaults at ALAW's Tampa headquarters. She began her career with us in 2012 as the Skip Trace Manager. Before she joined the ALAW team, Kirsten came from ten (10) years of experience in operations

Franklin Greene, ESQ.

Managing Attorney, North Carolina

Franklin Greene, ESQ.

Managing Attorney, North Carolina

Franklin Greene is the Managing Attorney in the firm's Charlotte office. He brings over 20 years of experience to the firm. He began his career in employment law and in 2013 joined the world of complex litigation. Franklin is licensed

Mark Lembright

Mark Lembright, Esq.

Partner, Albertelli Law Partners Ohio

Mark Lembright

Mark Lembright, Esq.

Partner, Albertelli Law Partners Ohio

Mark is the Partner over bankruptcy for Albertelli Law Partners Ohio, representing creditors in all phases of bankruptcy litigation, including Chapter 7, 11 and 13. He regularly appears in all bankruptcy courts in Ohio on behalf of the Firm’s national

Antonio Scarlato, Esq.

Partner, Albertelli Law Partners Ohio

Antonio Scarlato, Esq.

Partner, Albertelli Law Partners Ohio

Tony oversees the real estate default practice for Albertelli Law Partners Ohio, including foreclosures, evictions, and related real estate litigation. Tony has extensive experience in the areas of real estate default, legal compliance and real estate litigation. He helped lead

Valerie Rohling, Esq.

Managing Attorney, New York

Valerie Rohling, Esq.

Managing Attorney, New York

Valerie Rohling is the Managing Attorney for ALAW’s New York Transactional Real Estate Division.  She has extensive experience in representing mortgage lenders and asset management companies, having previously managed the REO and Title division of a national title and settlement

Thomas Van

Managing Litigation Attorney

Thomas Van

Managing Litigation Attorney

Thomas S. Van, Esq. is an experienced business and litigation attorney with over 21 years of success in representing Fortune 500 companies and individual clients in financial services, product liability, real estate, and regulatory compliance projects.

Mr. Van’s

Patrick Beaton

Managing Attorney, Massachusetts

Patrick Beaton

Managing Attorney, Massachusetts

Patrick joined ALAW in October 2021 as the Managing Attorney for ALAW’s Massachusetts office. Patrick graduated Salem State University with his BS, Criminal Justice and graduated from Suffolk University with his Master of Science. He received his Juris Doctorate from

Iris Gonzalez

Director, Human Resources

Iris Gonzalez

Director, Human Resources

Iris is a Human Resources professional with 20 years of proven experience in benefits, payroll and compensation, employee relations and onboarding. She is an organized and resourceful team player who can provide business partnership and HR guidance to