Department: Partners

Daniel A. Heald

Daniel A. Heald’s legal practice involves all types of commercial litigation, representing wholesale distributors, national equipment leasing companies and large financial institutions. During a career spanning more than two decades, Mr. Heald has conducted several hundred trials and obtained many millions of dollars in recoveries for the firm’s clients. For many years Mr. Heald has… Read more »

Wayne R. Terry

Wayne R. Terry practices business and commercial litigation, specializing in creditors’ rights, commercial and secured transactions, and real estate. He also represents creditors in bankruptcy cases nationwide.  Mr. Terry is the head of litigation at the firm, and the co-managing partner. Mr. Terry graduated both undergrad and law from the University of Texas. He subsequently… Read more »

Jennifer Witherell Crastz

Jennifer Witherell Crastz’s practice is concentrated on bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation, representing secured and unsecured creditors and lessors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 proceedings, and a broad range of business and commercial litigation matters arising from defaulted obligations involving real estate secured loans, mixed collateral, transportation finance and equipment leasing.  Since joining the Firm… Read more »

Richard P. Hemar

Richard P. Hemar (1944 -2016) founded the law firm in 1974, and helped build it into the premier creditors’ rights practice in California. He is missed by his partners and colleagues.

Stephen E. Jenkins

Partner Steven Jenkins (1958-2021) practiced some three decades with the firm, and is missed as a valued colleague and friend.

Martin J. Rousso

Martin J. Rousso joined the late Richard P. Hemar in 1978, and the partnership was formed in 1980. They had a lifelong friendship dating back to junior high school. Currently, Mr. Rousso devotes the lion’s share of his time to law firm management duties, marketing and client services. A native New Yorker, his personal touch… Read more »

Martina Rider Porter

Martina Rider Porter is a seasoned commercial litigation attorney whose primary practice areas involve creditors’ rights, with an emphasis on banking and finance industries, including large commercial secured and unsecured lenders, equipment lessors, and other finance-related disputes.  As a partner, she is head of marketing for the firm. Ms. Rider Porter has over two decades… Read more »

J. Alexandra Rhim

J. Alexandra Rhim is a commercial litigation and transactional attorney who focuses her practice on loan workouts and debt restructuring, secured lending, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights. Ms. Rhim received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley.  She earned her law degree from Loyola University in Los Angeles. Ms. Rhim joined… Read more »

Pamela L. Cox

Pamela L. Cox’s practice areas concentrate on complex business and commercial litigation, including secured transactions, equipment leasing disputes and fraud. Ms. Cox also handles credit collections for large financial institutions, as well as defense cases involving the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act. In addition, Ms. Cox represents clients in negotiating… Read more »

Sandra Tiberi

Sandra Tiberi Sandra “Sandy” Tiberi specializes in creditors’ rights and business and commercial litigation, including equipment leasing, secured transactions and credit collections. Ms. Tiberi received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. She earned her law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 1996. She was licensed to practice law in… Read more »