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Jon Hanna - Attorney    Linked In Logo

Jon Hanna is a second-generation trial lawyer. While formally educated at The University of Texas and Texas Tech University School of Law, his "real" schooling took place in the county courthouses across West Texas. From 1982 to 1992, Jon tried cases to juries primarily involving on-the-job injuries suffered by working men and women. Eventually that evolved into cases involving catastrophic injuries arising out of operations in the oil fields and oilfield service industries.

For the last 25 years, Jon has successfully litigated thousands of cases for clients injured by 18 wheeler trucks, product manufacturers, automobiles, Dram Shop Act (over service of alcohol), and medical negligence. Jon has devoted his practice to the belief that the courtrooms of Texas are one of the last places on earth where a solitary citizen can fight the largest product manufacturer, the oil industry, or a billion-dollar insurance company, on equal terms. During the 35 years of his practice he has acquired the extensive experience necessary to handle virtually any kind of personal injury, oilfield catastrophe or wrongful death case.

To give back to the community that has been so good to him, Jon is proud to have served as a special prosecutor for the State of Texas to prosecute police misconduct as well as special assistant for the Disciplinary Counsel of the State Bar of Texas to prosecute attorney misconduct. When he is not on the road between the courthouses of West Texas, he resides just outside of historic Buffalo Gap, Texas with his family.

Licensed by State Bars of Texas and Colorado and admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; and the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Chaile Allen - Special Counsel    Linked In Logo

Chaile Allen was raised on her family’s cotton farm near the West Texas town of Roscoe, She is the proud great-granddaughter of Austrian immigrants who settled and established her family farm in Inadale, Texas in 1911. Her father still farms the land settled by her ancestors and her family was recognized in 2012 by the Texas Department of Agriculture for 100 years of service to Texas Agriculture.

Chaile recieved her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas Tech University in 2006. She attended law school at Paul M. Hebert School of Law at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, graduating with a Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Civil Law in 2009. Chaile and her husband Dusty, relocated to Shreveport, Louisiana soon after graduation, where she began her legal career as a law clerk for the 26th Judicial District Court, Parishes of Bossier and Webster.

Chaile became an associate with Nelson and Hammons, APLC in Shreveport, Louisiana, in June 2010, Chaile dedicated her career to providing clients with a full range of legal services related to injuries sustained as a result of the negligence of others. She has experience in effectively representing clients from the first day they contact her office until their case is settled or a judgment is entered by the court.

In January, 2015, Chaile moved back to West Texas with her husband and young son Graham. She began practicing law as an associate attorney at Whitten, Hacker, Hagin, Anderson, Allen & Self, P.C. Her time working at the Whitten law firm provided invaluable experience working with clients on a variety of civil litigation issues. She currently represents clients in all matters of civil litigation with an emphasis on construction litigation, contract disputes, oil and gas litigation and personal injury matters. Chaile is licensed to practice law in the States of Texas and Louisiana.

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Adriana Madrid

CASE MANAGER, PRE-LITIGATION, MIDLAND OFFICE

Adriana joined the firm in 2012 as a receptionist. She was promoted to Case Manager which consists of handling files, investigation, analyzing medical, wage loss evidence and communicating with clients. Since joining the firm, she couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Adriana was born and raised in Midland. She is the proud mom of a precious little girl. In her spare time away from work and motherly duties, she makes time to work on herself. Adriana enjoys Crossfit workouts and volunteering at her church.

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LEGAL ASSISTANT, PRE-LITIGATION AND LITIGATION, ABILENE OFFICE

Lauren has been with the firm since 2013, starting out as the receptionist and working her way up to a legal assistant. As a legal assistant, she works directly with the clients in the handling of all aspects of building their case. Lauren has handled multiple claims for collisions involving 18 wheelers, including some in federal court. She grew up on a small farm outside of Anson, Texas where she graduated as Valedictorian of her class. Because of her humble upbringing, she understands the value of hard work and takes pride in helping the working class. After leaving Anson, Lauren spent a few years traveling across the country with her husband while he worked for a crane and rigging company building wind turbines before deciding to settle down in Abilene. Outside of the office, Lauren loves spending time with her daughter, Emily, and hosting gatherings for her friends and family.

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Deidra Castillo

CASE MANAGER, PRE-LITIGATION, ODESSA OFFICE

Deidra started with the firm in 2006 as a receptionist. Her cheerful attitude and caring nature make her a great Case Manager. While she didn’t ever see herself working in the legal field, she couldn’t imagine doing anything else! Deidra is the quintessential farmer’s daughter, born in Kermit and raised in Pecos. She even married her long-time sweetheart. They are the proud parents to their furry, four-legged princess pup named Khloe. She’s always up for an adventure. In her spare time she loves shopping, BBQ get-together with family, & kickboxing at 9Round. You can expect to see her in the office wearing a Cowboys jersey every Friday during football season!

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Tracey Mackey

LEGAL ADMINISTRATOR, ABILENE OFFICE

Tracey joined the firm in July of 2017. This opportunity is her first job in the legal field. She truly enjoys working with the public and delivering excellent customer service to our clients. She shows an eagerness to learn every day and is excited about her future with the company. Tracey was born in Abilene, TX and she grew up in the small town of Hawley where she graduated High School in 2004. In 2011, she relocated to Odessa, TX where she worked for two years as an administrative assistant for an oil and gas company. Now Tracey has moved back to Abilene for good. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the movies, spending time with family and friends, traveling, attending concerts, or just relaxing at home.

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Melissa Dieken    Linked In Logo

SENIOR LITIGATION PARALEGAL, ABILENE OFFICE

Melissa started working in law offices when she was 16 years old in a high school work program. In the past 30 years, she has held every administrative and paralegal position imaginable. She has attended more depositions, mediations, focus groups, and trials than most lawyers. She has assisted in the investigation, preparation, litigation, and trial of multi-million dollar lawsuits, including car wrecks, 18 wheeler involved fatalities, oil field explosions, and on-the-job injuries (most involving catastrophic injuries or death). What she does best, however, is take care of her clients. Whether it’s answering discovery or fighting with an insurance company over medical care, she always has her clients’ best interest at heart. Outside of the legal business, Melissa enjoys travelling, cooking, and spend time with her family and friends.

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Arlette Garcia-Ornelas

SENIOR PARALEGAL, LITIGATION, MIDLAND OFFICE

Arlette has been working at the firm for 10 years. As a Litigation Paralegal, she assists in all aspects of file handling, investigation, gathering and analyzing medical and lost-wage documents, instructing experts, and communicating with others. She is inspired by helping others and helping them get the justice they deserve. Arlette is a born-and-raised West Texas girl. When Arlette isn’t going above and beyond for her clients, she enjoys bike riding, baking, coaching softball, and spending time with her family. She is a wife and proud mother of two wonderful children.

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Monica Hall

MEDICAL RECORDS CLERK, ODESSA OFFICE

Monica joined the firm in 2015 as a receptionist. She had never worked in or around the legal field before and says her job “awakened an enthusiasm for legal justice” in her. Because of her keen interest and desire to learn something new each day, she was promoted to Medical Records Clerk. While she works in the Odessa office, she is responsible for medical records for both offices! Monica was born in Tokyo, Japan, while her parents were on active military service. Her father was a member of the NYPD for several years, so it’s really no surprise that Monica has an interest in the legal field. She was raised in Odessa, graduated Odessa High School, and attended Odessa College. When not engrossed in the legal field, Monica gets a kick out of physical activities such as soccer, dancing, and daily exercise.

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Daisy Ramirez

PARALEGAL, LITIGATION, ODESSA OFFICE

Daisy was raised in Odessa. She attended Odessa College and graduated with a degree in Paralegal Studies. She started working with the firm in 2013 in an internship for her paralegal classes. She did such a great job as an intern, the firm couldn’t let her go! Daisy is happily married. She and Lucio have two handsome sons. Daisy is a devoted mom who is busy juggling work, school, activities, and sports. When she does have spare time, she likes to socialize with family and friends, work on arts and crafts, and get outdoors. Daisy is a proud Autism advocate.

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Marta Perales

CASE MANAGER, PRE-LITIGATION/COMPLEX CASES, MIDLAND OFFICE

Marta has been with the firm since 2011. She’s been in the legal field since 1980. She did take a 10-year break to work as a court-approved interpreter. But, as soon as we saw how great she is, we grabbed her! Marta loves working in the legal field and helping people. She’s likes helping her clients as much as possible and getting them the most recovery possible. Marta is truly a middle child. She was number 6, and has 12 brothers and sisters! But, her family relies on her as if she were the oldest. Marta was married for 22 years. She has a daughter and two sons, as well as 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. At family gatherings, like Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s common for there to be over 100 people! This probably explains why she’s so good at multi-tasking! Marta loves to hang out with her family and friends and go dancing, and she travels as much as she can.

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Monique Levario

SENIOR PARALEGAL, LITIGATION, ODESSA OFFICE

Monique has been employed with the firm since 2002. She started as the receptionist and is now Litigation Paralegal Extraordinaire. She graduated from Odessa College with an Associate’s Degree in Legal Assistant/Paralegal Studies. She looks forward to what the future holds and continuing success at the firm. Monique is a small-town girl, born and raised in Pecos, Texas, who moved to the big city of Odessa in 1999. She married her high school sweetheart. They have two beautiful boys. When not at work, you can find her at the football fields or basketball courts for either practice or games. Monique is a die-hard football/basketball mom. She is obsessed with all things football, including her beloved Philadelphia Eagles! In the moments she’s not thinking about her cases, her family, or football, she enjoys makeup, shoes, shopping, working out, and traveling.

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Rose Gonzales-Rios

SENIOR PARALEGAL/NEGOTIATOR, PRE-LITIGATION, ODESSA OFFICE

Rose has worked in the legal field for over thirty years. She joined the firm as a paralegal in 2008. She manages and controls settlement negotiations in Pre-Litigation. After graduating high school, Rose pursued her love at heart, studying computers. She found her true calling when she ended up in the legal field and never looked back. Rose is a true leader who has the ability to use her full critical, investigative, and analytical skills in order to help her resolve each case for the value it deserves. She is passionate in giving each file the undivided attention and exposure it needs without hesitation and going beyond her call of duty.Rose is happily married. She has five amazing children and one very precious granddaughter. She enjoys hanging out with her family, traveling, listening to music (especially from the 80’s), cooking, taking long naps, and watching all kinds of sports. She also likes to spend time keeping up with local and world news events. In her past time, Rose likes watching investigative crime shows, drama flicks, and, of course, rooting for America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys!

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