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Our Dedicated Team of Attorneys

Knapp, Petersen & Clarke attorneys have a reputation for excellence, not only among their clients, but also within the legal community. They are recognized by their peers for providing outstanding legal services and a commitment to finding practical solutions to a wide range of complex legal issues.

Building upon the tradition established by the firm's founders, Knapp, Petersen & Clarke lawyers include individuals renowned in their fields. By hiring talented attorneys who are able to handle sophisticated legal and business issues, the firm is able to maintain a competitive advantage that benefits our clients.

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  • Andrew A. <br>Antaramian

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    Andrew A. Antaramian

    Mr. Andrew Antaramian is an associate at the firm. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration-international business from California State University, Fresno in 2009. He then earned his Juris Doctor degree from San Joaquin College of Law in 2014. During law school, Mr. Antaramian earned four scholarships; the Central California Bankruptcy Association Scholarship, the Fresno County Bar Association’s Levon Zekian Memorial Scholarship, the Leon S. Peter’s Foundation Leadership Scholarship, and the Kharazi Bar Study Scholarship.

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  • Robert D. <br>Brugge

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    Robert D. Brugge

    Mr. Brugge is a Director with the firm. He received his bachelor of arts degree in 1976 from Loyola University of Los Angeles and his juris doctor from Southwestern University School of Law in 1979. While in law school he received the American Jurisprudence Award for Estate Planning and Taxation.

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  • Barbara<br>Ciolino

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    Barbara Ciolino

    Ms. Ciolino is a Principal with the firm. She graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1981 and received her juris doctor from Boston College in 1989. Ms. Ciolino was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1989.

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  • Clifford <br>R. Cohen

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    Clifford R. Cohen

    Mr. Cohen earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982, graduating summa cum laude, and was elected to membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He earned his juris doctor degree from Hastings College of Law in 1985.

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  • Gwen <br>Freeman

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    Gwen Freeman

    Gwen Freeman is a Director with the firm. She attended the University of Virginia and graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences with honors in 1978, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy. She studied law at the University of Virginia, receiving a juris doctor degree in 1981. Ms. Freeman was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1981 and the State Bar of California in 1982. From 1981 to 1982, She served as law clerk to the Honorable Paul A. Mueller Jr., Court of Common Pleas in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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  • Maria A. <br>Grover

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    Maria A. Grover

    Ms. Grover, a Principal with the firm, was born in San Francisco, California. She attended Santa Clara University, where she received a bachelor of science degree in combined sciences in 1984. She received a juris doctor degree in 1987 from Santa Clara University School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1987.

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  • Greta T. <br>Hutton

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    Greta T. Hutton

    Ms. Hutton, a Principal with the firm, is a 1978 graduate of Stanford University and a 1981 graduate of Columbia Law School. She was admitted to the State Bar California in 1982.

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  • Andre E. <br>Jardini

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    André E. Jardini

    Mr. Jardini attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated in 1973 with a bachelor of arts degree. He attended Hastings College of the Law and received his juris doctor degree in 1976. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1976. He is a Director of the firm and also serves as a member of the firm’s management committee.

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  • Michael <br>Kem-Thomas

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    Michael Kem-Thomas

    Mr. Kem-Thomas is a Principal with the firm. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1987 with a bachelor of arts in political science and from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law in 1992. He was admitted to the Illinois bar in November 1992 and to the State Bar of California in August 2000.

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  • David <br>Lalazarian

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    David Lalazarian

    Mr. Lalazarian graduated from Pepperdine University in 2001 with a bachelor of arts in history. After a successful collegiate basketball career, he spent some time playing professional basketball in France and China. Upon his return to the States, he earned his real estate license and worked in the real estate industry. Mr. Lalazarian then spent three years teaching math and science to high school students. Mr. Lalazarian earned his juris doctor degree from Southwestern Law School in December 2009 and was admitted to the State Bar of California in June 2010.

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  • Jack M. <br>LaPedis

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    Jack M. LaPedis

    Mr. LaPedis graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California, in 1995. While at Pepperdine, he was a Member of the Moot Court Board. Mr. LaPedis has been admitted to practice law in the courts of the State of California and in the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of the United States District Courts. Previously, Mr. LaPedis graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

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  • Mitchell B. <br>Ludwig

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    Mitchell B. Ludwig

    Mr. Ludwig, a Director of the firm, attended Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, and in 1981 received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Hofstra University School of Business. He earned his juris doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 1984, where he graduated cum laude and was both the managing editor and a member of the Executive Board of Editors of the Southwestern University Law Review. Mr. Ludwig was admitted to the State Bar of California in December 1984.

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  • K.L. <br>Myles

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    K.L. Myles

    K.L. Myles is a Director with the firm. Ms. Myles’ practice focuses on labor and employment, wage and hour, commercial, and consumer rights litigation. She previously served as a summer intern with Knapp, Petersen & Clarke. Originally from Los Angeles, Ms. Myles graduated from Rice University in Houston, Texas, with degrees in art history, ancient Mediterranean civilizations, and French. She received her juris doctorate from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Myles is also a graduate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Los Angeles Chapter’s Trial School.

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  • Diron m. <br>Ohanian

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    Diron M. Ohanian

    Mr. Ohanian, a Director of the firm, graduated cum laude from University of California, Los Angeles, in 1988, with a bachelor of arts in economics-business. Thereafter, Mr. Ohanian earned a juris doctor degree from University of Southern California in 1991, where he served as the topic editor for the Hale Moot Court Honors Program. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1991.

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  • Stephen C. <br>Pasarow

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    Stephen C. Pasarow

    Steve Pasarow graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in English and received his juris doctor degree from Southwestern Law School. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1980. He is a Director with the firm.

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  • James M. <br>Phillippi

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    James M. Phillippi

    Mr. Phillippi earned his juris doctor degree from Loyola Law School in 1981 and was admitted to the State Bar of California. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Phillippi worked a number of years in the building industry and one year with Los Angeles Congressman Thomas Rees.

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  • Karie E. <br>Schroder

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    Karie E. Schroder

    Ms. Schroder, a Principal with the firm, was born in Hollywood, California. She attended UCLA where she received a bachelor of arts degree in English in 1985. In 1988, she received a juris doctor degree from Loyola Law School and was admitted to the State Bar of California.

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  • Peter J. <br>Senuty

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    Peter J. Senuty

    Mr. Senuty attended Stanford University, where he was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in history, with distinction. He received his juris doctor from Stanford Law School. Mr. Senuty was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1975 and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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  • Kevin J. <br>Stack

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    Kevin J. Stack

    Mr. Stack attended the University of California at Los Angeles and graduated cum laude in 1973, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in political science. He studied law at Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles, receiving a juris doctor degree, cum laude, in 1976.

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  • K. Stephen <br>Tang

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    K. Stephen Tang

    Mr. Tang, a Director with the firm, attended the University of California at Davis, graduating with honors with a bachelor of arts degree in history. Mr. Tang received his juris doctor degree from the Loyola Law School in Los Angeles in 1980. He is admitted to the State Bar of California and is also admitted to practice in all federal courts, district and circuit, in California.

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  • Gregory L. <br>Torres

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    Gregory L. Torres

    Mr. Torres graduated from California State University at Dominguez Hills in 1993, where he obtained a bachelor of arts in economics and political science. While at CSUDH, Mr. Torres was recognized for his academic achievements by being placed on the Dean’s List.

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  • Cynthia A. <br>Trangsrud

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    Cynthia A. Trangsrud

    Ms. Trangsrud attended Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in urban studies and graduated magna cum laude in 1977. She studied law at the University of Minnesota and received her juris doctor degree in 1980. Ms. Trangsrud was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1982. She has been admitted to the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Central Districts of the United States District Court, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

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