Our Attorneys

The CR&D Team

Martin L. Carpenter

Partner
Martin L. Carpenter is a native of Los Angeles County. After being honorably discharged from the United States...
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Scott J. Carpenter

Associate
Scott represents public entities and public employees in complex governmental tort cases, in all aspects of civil litigation....
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Louis R. Dumont

Partner
Louis R. Dumont was a human resources management major at the University of San Francisco, graduating in 1983....
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Yaron F. Dunkel

Of Counsel
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Yaron’s practice is concentrated in complex and mass tort/environmental litigation, product defects, as...
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Danielle C. Foster

Associate
Danielle C. Foster joined Carpenter, Rothans & Dumont as an associate in 2011. She received her Bachelor of...
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Jill A. Franklin

Of Counsel
Jill joined CR&D in September 2016, after having practiced at the law firm of Schaffer, Lax, McNaughton &...
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Joseph A. Gordon

Associate
Mr. Gordon earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding from California State University...
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Kevin J. McNaughton

Of Counsel
Kevin has over 35 years of experience and has successfully tried to verdict a wide variety of bodily...
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Jonathan D. Redford

Senior Associate
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Jonathan attended the University of California Los Angeles and completed his...
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Steven J. Rothans

Partner
Steven J. Rothans graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 1979. His academic honors included membership in Pi Gamma...
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John A. Rundell

Associate
Mr. Rundell earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a minor in Marketing from California State...
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Mark D. Rutter

Partner
Mr. Rutter has defended public entities in trial and appellate litigation since 1973. He has tried over three...
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Justin Reade Sarno

Partner
Justin is a partner and appellate attorney at CR&D. He defends law enforcement officials, public employees, and public...
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Katrina J. Valencia

Of Counsel
A Baltimore, Maryland native, Katrina has over 12 years of experience and has successfully tried to verdict a...
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Jill Williams

Partner
Jill Williams specializes in defending police departments and their officers in complex civil rights and wrongful death lawsuits and...
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