Welty | Welty • Law Offices of Alexander M. Schack • Murray Law Firm
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Matt Welty, Esq.
Matt Welty was born and raised in Healdsburg, CA, and is a partner at Welty | Welty in Sonoma County. Mr. Welty specializes in real property and business matters as well as wine-agricultural property issues, and is a North Bay Business Journal 40 Under Forty award winner. Mr. Welty received a degree in Political Science from the University of California, Davis in 2002. In 2006, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Mr. Welty began his law career for a boutique real property litigation firm based out of Bethesda, MD where he tried dozens of cases each year. In 2009, he moved back to his Sonoma County home to work alongside his father, Mike H. Welty, and has since taken over the growing law practice.
Jack Weaver, Esq.
Having spent 36 years in Sonoma County, Jack Weaver is an attorney who cares-about his clients and about his community. As a young litigator, Mr. Weaver already has an impressive resume of trial experience, serving as lead counsel on matters ranging from corporate fraud and trust disputes to sexual harassment and discrimination. Mr. Weaver is a North Bay Business Journal 40 Under Forty award winner and nominated to be a Super Lawyer Rising Star. Mr. Weaver received his in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (cum laude). Prior to becoming a partner at Welty | Welty, Mr. Weaver worked as a law clerk for the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office and served as a judicial extern for both the Honorable John Munter of the San Francisco Superior Court, Complex Civil Litigation Department and the Honorable Virginia Marcoida of the Sonoma County Superior Court.
Alexander Schack, Esq.
Since 1988, Alexander Schack has represented both consumers and businesses in numerous complex litigation lawsuits. Mr. Schack was lead counsel against Sempra Energy in the largest fire case in California history, the 2007 San Diego Wildfire Litigation, which resulted in the recovery of over 2 billion dollars in settlements for fire victims. His office was also a discovery coordinator and part of the Plaintiffs' Control Group of attorneys responsible for trial and trial preparation against SDG&E for cases that did not settle. Mr. Schack received a degree in Economics from Rutgers College in 1978, and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1981. In 1985 he passed the California CPA exam (although he is not a C.P.A.) and received an LL.M in Taxation from the University of San Diego School of Law. He was employed by the former “big six” accounting firms of Arthur Andersen and Company (Los Angeles) and KPMG Peat Marwick (San Diego) for approximately four years. His client list included MGM, Wickes Furniture, Circus Circus, S.E. Rykoff, Ernest Borgnine, Santa Catalina Island Co., San Diego Hall of Champions, National Pen, etc.
Stephen B. Murray, Sr., Esq.
For more than forty years, Steve has zealously advocated for the rights of the injured against many of the largest and well-funded corporations in the United States and abroad, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients and class members. Steve primarily practices in the areas of class action litigation, multidistrict litigation, and other complex litigation brought on behalf of plaintiffs. As a testament to not only his legal acumen but also his ability to work cooperatively with others, he is routinely appointed by state and federal courts to positions of leadership in class actions and multi-district litigation. In addition to his extensive litigation practice, Steve is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer for Continuing Legal Education credit in the states of Louisiana and Mississippi, primarily on the subject of ethics and class action litigation.
Jessica Hayes, Esq.
Jessica is an Associate at the Murray Law Firm. She represents a variety of clients including landowners whose property has been contaminated as well as individuals who have been injured by defective products and drugs. She has extensive experience in the areas of complex litigation, products liability, personal injury, and environmental litigation at both the trial and appellate level. She also handles claims for vaccine injury through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). In 2012, she was listed as a Louisiana Rising Star by Super Lawyers.
Natasha Serino, Esq.
Natasha Serino joined the Law Offices of Alexander Schack in 2012 and currently practices in the mass tort, employment, consumer protection and antitrust areas. In the 2007 San Diego Wildfire Litigation, Ms. Serino prepared numerous mediation packages and assisted clients with creating content inventories and damage calculations. Ms. Serino has a background in economics and journalism. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of California San Diego, where she studied quantitative economics, and her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. While earning her Juris Doctor degree, Ms. Serino had the opportunity to work in a variety of legal settings from ‘big law’ to the public sector. Ms. Serino is currently admitted to practice law in California and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.
Shannon Nocon, Esq.
Shannon Nocon practices in the areas of employment, disaster-related litigation, and consumer fraud. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Oregon, and graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she served as Vice Chair of the Appellate Moot Court Board and member of the San Diego Law Review. Ms. Nocon also externed for the Honorable Gonzalo P. Curiel and for the California Office of the Attorney General, argued a 6th amendment issue in the California Court of Appeal, and competed in several intramural and national appellate moot court competitions. Prior to law school, Ms. Nocon worked as an administrative and marketing assistant for Noah Homes, Inc., a residential home for adults with developmental disabilities. Through this work, she developed a passion for serving, assisting, and advocating for those in need that she has carried forward into her legal career.
Kathy Schack is an expert in content, landscaping and equestrian damages. In the 2007 San Diego Wildfire Litigation, Ms. Schack served as a damages expert and assisted clients with damage calculations and content inventories. Ms. Schack graduated from the University of San Diego School of Business in 1983 earning her Bachelor of Science degree. In 1985, she received her Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of San Diego. Upon graduation Ms. Schack went to work for Rohr, Inc. At Rohr Kathy was responsible for all aspects of Program Finance, Accounting, and Program Management.