Senior Legal Secretary and Administrator
Angela Herrera has been with Riley Ersoff & Shakhnis from the beginning. Angela is the firm’s senior legal secretary and administrator. Angela is a native of Bogota, Colombia and is a fierce defender of children’s rights. She graduated from Santa Monica College with a degree in Liberal Arts. In addition, Angela has a degree in Social Work from National University of Colombia. Angela keeps the Riley Ersoff & Shakhnis machine running smoothly and focused on justice, always justice. Angela lives in Reseda with her wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters.
Sandra Hernandez is a Case Manager with Riley Ersoff & Shakhnis. Sandra graduated from UC Riverside with a BA in political science. Sandra joined the firm to pursue a career in law and to satisfy her passion for helping low-income families to improve their living conditions. Sandra is particularly devoted to educating her clients so that they can represent their own interests long after the case is over. Sandra is bilingual in English and Spanish and knows Arabic (don’t ask her to order dinner!). When she is not busy helping clients, one can find Sandra in a dance class – anything from belly dancing to bachata.
Azucena (“Suzzy”) Zepeda
Case Manager and Administrative Assistant
Azucena (“Suzzy”) Zepeda is a case manager and administrative assistant at Riley Ersoff & Shakhnis. A recent graduate of UC Berkeley, Suzzy applies her degrees in political science and ethnic studies to fight for the rights of tenants who are abused and neglected by their landlords. Suzzy has her eye on going to law school one day and enjoys learning how to use the law to help the firm’s clients to obtain justice. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Outside of the office, Suzzy enjoys swimming and watching horror flicks.