Evelyn Medina recently began her second tenure with the firm Kegel, Tobin & Truce in December 2016, where she represents insured employers and their carriers. Ms. Medina enjoys giving both practical and creative legal advice to her clients while still meeting every deadline that comes her way.

Before attending law school, Evelyn Medina worked as a legal assistant to the shareholder Preeti G. Shah from 2010 to 2013, which she enjoyed so much she knew she wanted to succeed in the same field. Ms. Medina earned her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine in 2005, followed by her J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego in 2016.

“ A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. ”

– George Bernard Shaw

Ms. Medina then began her legal career. She started out as a law clerk at the Alliance for Children’s Rights’ Benefits Division, where she conducted legal research, prepared discovery requests and submitted benefit inquiries to the Department of Child and Family Services.

She next served as a certified law clerk for a solo practitioner specializing in criminal defense, where she interviewed clients, reviewed DUI footage, researched and prepared legal materials, and also served as co-chair in court and readiness conferences in chambers.

Ms. Medina then joined the team at Kegel, Tobin & Truce, where her organizational skills and strong attention to detail allow her to efficiently and successfully manage many cases. Her strong negotiation tactics, total understanding of the litigation process, and bilingual language skills — she speaks both English and Spanish — make Ms. Medina indispensable to the firm. She represents our clients in all phases of discovery and appeal hearings.

Evelyn’s Views and Insights

Outside of her work, Ms. Medina believes strongly in the idea of giving back to one’s community. Some of her favorite charities include the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, San Diego Food Bank, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Since 2015, she enjoys participating in the Greater Los Angeles “Out of Darkness” Walk, which is held in Santa Monica each year and benefits AFSP. She also volunteers every Saturday in October at the Los Angeles Food Bank.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Los Angeles Office
T. (213) 380-3880
F. (213) 383-8346
E. emedina@kttlaw.us

AREAS OF PRACTICE

• Workers’ Compensation Defense

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

The State Bar of California, 2016

EDUCATION

• Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Irvine, California, 2005
• Juris Doctorate, Thomas Jefferson Law School, San Diego, California, 2016

ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

• American Bar Association
• Latina Lawyers Bar Association

HONORS & AWARDS

• Thomas Jefferson Bar Study Stipend, May 2016
• CALI Excellence Award for Law & Psychology, May 2015
• Witkin Award for Academic Excellence: Law & Psychology, May 2015
• Public Interest Law Foundation Summer Grant, June 2014