Sidran Law Corp
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Our Legal Team

Our Legal Team

David R. Sidran: Partner: Mr. Sidran received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982 from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 1985 he received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law with distinction. During law school he was awarded the Order of the Coif and membership in the Traynor Honor Society, as well as receiving American Jurisprudence Awards in Contracts and Torts. During law school he served on the law review and worked at the United States Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of California helping defend military bases against claims of gender discrimination. He was first admitted to practice law in California in 1985, and was later admitted to practice in Colorado and Nevada in 2000. Mr. Sidran has handled cases in State and Federal courts through all phases of trial and the appeals process; specializing in the representation of auto dealers, contractors, developers, insurers, manufacturers and retailers in the areas of personal injury, products liability, property damage, premises liability, construction, civil rights, real estate and employment law. He has extensive trial, arbitration, mediation and special master experience. Mr. Sidran is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims where he handles cases under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. He is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, he has a “Superb Attorney Rating” from AVVO, and has received the coveted “Super Lawyer” designation. Mr. Sidran is also certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Specialist and Civil Pre-Trial Specialist Whatever business or insurance related legal challenges you are facing, it is likely that Mr. Sidran has dealt with something similar over the course of his 34 years of practice. He has a record of successful results in a broad variety of cases and he is ready to put his expertise to work for you. Mr. Sidran can be reached at (925) 529-1350, extension 1, and at dsidran@sidranlaw.com

Thomas M. Crowell: Senior Counsel: Mr. Crowell received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of San Francisco in 1983. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Mr. Crowell worked in the banking industry until he was accepted to study law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, from which he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1994; Mr. Crowell was admitted to practice law in California that same year. He specializes in the defense of employment discrimination and harassment claims as well as bodily injury, premises liability,auto dealer defense and product liability litigation, with an emphasis on arbitration, trial and appellate practice. Before joining the Sidran Legal Team he worked as staff counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. Mr. Crowell excels in getting to the truth in complicated employment disputes and he is an outstanding appellate advocate. He has been practicing law for 24 years, the last 9 of which have been as a member of the Sidran Legal Team. Mr. Crowell can be reached at (925) 529-1350, extension 2, and at tcrowell@sidranlaw.com

Morgan W. Hansen: Associate: Ms. Hansen received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2004. In 2008 she received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oregon School of law; Ms. Hansen was admitted to practice law in California that same year. Ms. Hansen has extensive experience in handling bodily injury claims, auto liability cases, SIU fraud investigations, real estate litigation and business disputes. In addition to the practice of law, Ms. Hansen is very active in the community: She is the former Executive Director of the Walnut Creek Education Foundation and former Vice President of the Board of Girls, Inc., of the Island City, in Alameda. She is currently an active committee member of the Lafayette Unified School District. Ms. Hansen previously worked with all of us at our former firm, and we are fortunate to be able to add her 10 years of civil litigation experience and community involvement to the Sidran Legal Team. Ms. Hansen can be reached at (925) 529-1350, extension 701, and at mhansen@sidranlaw.com

Hayden S. Alfano: Associate: Mr Alfano received his Bachelor of Arts degree from American University in Washington D.C. in 2002. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Mr. Alfano worked as a journalist until he was accepted to study law at the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, from which he received his Juris Doctor degree in 2011. He passed the bar exam in California in 2011 and in Nevada 2012, and is admitted to practice law in both states. While in law school, Mr. Alfano served as a judicial extern to the Hon. James C. Mahan, U. S. District Court, District of Nevada. Mr. Alfano specializes in defending businesses against lawsuits brought under California’s complex web of consumer protection statutes and regulations, including class actions. He excels in formulating the winning argument in the face of the most daunting legal challenges. He has been practicing law for 6 years, all as part of the Sidran Legal Team. Mr. Alfano can be reached at (925) 529-1350, extension 3, and at halfano@sidranlaw.com

Angela Bangert: Paralegal: Ms. Bangert has been working as a legal assistant and paralegal in the Las Vegas Nevada legal community for over 30 years, and she has been a member of the Sidan Legal Team for the last 16 years. She has worked in a number of law firms over that span, including working with a number of Clark County District Court judges before they joined the bench. As a paralegal, Ms. Bangert excels in scouring medical records to find the smoking gun evidence for impeachment of those plaintiffs who have filed false or exaggerated claims; which clog our courts and plague our business communities in California and Nevada with increasing frequency every year. Ms. Bangert can be reached at (702) 256-5589, and at abangert@sidranlaw.com