THE LEGAL TEAM

More than a law firm, we're a dedicated legal team providing vigorous representation to Valley residents and their families for 35 years.

Paula R. Baker

Paula R. Baker

Legal Assistant

Paula has been working in the legal field for more than 17 years. She brings this experience and knowledge to the legal team of Chandler Law. Paula is heavily involved in Chandler Law’s litigation and pre-litigation case management process. Paula is a Valley native and currently lives in the Fresno area with her husband. She is a proud mother of two, grandmother of five and great-grandmother of twins. Paula enjoys gardening, participating in half marathons and has a passion for nutrition.

Kimberley Der Manouel Burton

Kimberley Der Manouel Burton

Client Development & Practice Manager

Kim began her professional career in 1986 on the fast track of law firm management in Los Angeles, California. Over the course of almost fifteen years in Southern California, she served on the executive management teams of an “AM Law Top 100” international law firm and a renowned national law firm. A pursuit of personal, family goals resulted in Kim relocating back to her Valley roots in the summer of 2000. The move home has stretched and diversified her career. Kim is a Fresno native and currently lives in the Clovis area with her two sons. She is a fan of Bear Nation Football and Basketball, where she can be heard cheering for her sons during most games. Kim enjoys blogging and participating in supporting local owned businesses and outreach programs through Chandler’s Community Corner and Friday Favorites.

Michelle Gaskin

Michelle Gaskin

Office Administrator & Litigation Manager

Michelle has more than 20 years of experience in the legal industry. As Office Administrator & Litigation Manager, Michelle has played an integral role in the success of Stuart’s Office and his many trial results for the past two decades. Michelle is a Valley native and currently lives in the Fresno area with her husband, son and daughter. She is a fan of the European soccer team PSG and enjoys watching the games with her husband and friends. Michelle’s greatest enjoyment comes from the simple times of family movie night or game night. She has a heart to serve the people of her church congregation and local community. Michelle enjoys participating in the outreach programs on behalf of Chandler’s Community Corner.

Timothy Gelegan

Timothy Gelegan

Director of Case Management

Tim is a graduate of Bullard High School, University of California at Davis and Hastings College of Law. He brings thirty-plus years of legal experience to our team. Tim assists with our civil trial practice in the role of Director of Case Management in the capacity of Paralegal. Tim is a Valley native and currently lives in the Fresno area with his wife Gail. They are proud parents and grandparents. Their greatest pleasure in life comes from spending time with their family. Tim enjoys bicycling and long walks (even in the Valley heat) and never turns down a getaway to the Central Coast.

Jose

Jose “Cruz” Salcido

Director of Hispanic Client Services

Cruz was born in Texas, grew up in Mexico and returned to the United States as a teenager. He is a long time resident of the San Joaquin Valley. He worked at the IRS for many years before retiring and starting his own tax business. Cruz assists our office as the Director of Hispanic Client Services with a specialty in the wage and hour class action lawsuits. He currently resides in Madera with his wife Kate. He is a proud father and grandfather and loves spending with his family. Cruz enjoys working in his yard and traveling around the State.

Jose Zavala

Jose was born in and raised in Fresno. He is a graduate of Edison High School where he enjoyed his time competing in football and soccer. He is proud of the fact that the Tigers (of Edison) usually beat the Knights (of Stuart’s and Tim’s alma mater, Bullard). Jose went on to Heald College where he earned his Paralegal Associates Degree. He brings almost a decade of legal experience specializing in personal injury case management. Jose is fluent in Spanish and works closely with our Director of Hispanic Client Services. He is a proud father of a beautiful daughter who is the light of his life. Jose is an avid sports fan, enjoys gardening and loves walking his three dogs.