Our Attorneys

The CR&D Team
Bakman Yellena

Yelena Bakman

Associate
Yelena Bakman joined CRD as an associate in 2019. Prior to joining the firm she defended healthcare providers,...
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Scott J. Carpenter

Associate
Scott J. Carpenter represents public entities and public employees in complex governmental tort cases, in all aspects of...
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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 F. Dunkel’s practice is concentrated in complex and mass tort/environmental litigation, product...
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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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Joseph A. Gordon

Associate
Joseph A. Gordon earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding from California State...
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Caylin Jones

Caylin Jones

Associate
Caylin Jones joined CRD in 2019 after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Southwestern Law School. She received her...
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Kevin J. McNaughton

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

Senior Associate
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Jonathan D. Redford attended the University of California Los Angeles and...
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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
John A. Rundell earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a minor in Marketing from California...
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Mark D. Rutter

Partner
Mark D. Rutter has defended public entities in trial and appellate litigation since 1973. He has tried over three...
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John J. Stumreiter

Of Counsel
John J. Stumreiter has been a distinguished member of the California state bar for 44 years and has...
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Katrina J. Valencia

Of Counsel
A Baltimore, Maryland native, Katrina J. Valencia has over 12 years of experience and has successfully tried to...
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Ted Wells

Edward S. Wells

Associate
Ted has spent his legal career in public entity litigation representing civil rights and tort and municipal matters,...
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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...
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