The Moore Law Group expects the highest standards of conduct and professionalism by its employees and their adherence to those ideals which exemplify the practice of law. This includes all employees of The Moore Law Group, including attorneys, non-attorney negotiators and support staff.

Harvey M. Moore, Esq. - President

Mr. Moore has practiced law in California for almost 40 years and is rated “A-V” in the Martindale-Hubbell™ Legal Directory.

Mr. Moore is the Immediate Past President of NARCA-The National Creditors Bar Association.

As the principal of The Moore Law Group, Mr. Moore is responsible for all practice areas of the firm, including business transactions and litigation, the collection of consumer and commercial debt, advising lenders, credit unions, debt buyers and collection agencies on debt collection related issues, including compliance with state and federal laws impacting the debt collection industry and defending lawsuits brought under those laws and the firm's retail and commercial collection practice.

Mr. Moore has been retained as an expert witness regarding policies/procedures and industry standards regarding the collection of retail and commercial debt and the reporting thereof to credit reporting agencies.

Mr. Moore is a 1981 graduate of both the UCLA School of Law and the UCLA Graduate School of Management and a 1977 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.

Mr. Moore has spoken to numerous conferences and groups throughout the country on a variety of topics including Debtor and Consolidator Scams, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Legislative and Administrative Enforcement Agendas in the Credit Industry.

Accomplishments:

Leslie Moore - Director of Operations

Mrs. Moore has over 20 years of experience as a Director of Operations in both the public and private sector. Mrs. Moore’s extensive experience overseeing a broad spectrum of departments in various industries gives her a strong multi-disciplined vision of business practices.

Sara Hamilton, Esq. – Compliance Attorney

Prior to joining The Moore Law Group, Ms. Hamilton’s experience in the legal collections industry included being the National Contested Litigation Manager and In-House Counsel for American Recovery Service Incorporated. Ms. Hamilton was also the President of The Law Offices of Sara J. Hamilton, P.C. for approximately 5 years where she managed collection litigation for a national bank and insurance companies.

Ms. Hamilton received her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in English and History from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Ms. Hamilton is licensed to practice in California.

Angela Dawson, Esq. - Client Services Manager

Ms. Dawson has worked in Retail and Commercial collections for over 10 years.

Before joining The Moore Law Group, Ms. Dawson was in-house collections counsel at Balboa Capital in Irvine, CA. She received her Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, California, in 2000.

Ms. Dawson is licensed to practice in California.

Ray Mahdavi, Esq. - Associate Attorney

Mr. Mahdavi’s practice focuses on defense of actions brought against the firm’s clients for alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, Rosenthal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, Telephone Consumer Protections Act, Breach of Contract and claims of emotional distress.

Before joining The Moore Law Group, Mr. Mahdavi worked in the legal compliance department of a major collection agency for approximately seven years. Mr. Mahdavi received his Juris Doctorate from Western State University College of Law in 2006 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Law and Society from the University of California, Riverside.

Mr. Mahdavi is licensed to practice in all state courts California and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California and the District of Colorado.

Nicole Rice, Esq. - Managing Attorney, Colorado Office

Ms. Rice received her Juris Doctor from Western State University College of Law in Orange County, CA. She was admitted to the CA Bar in December 2012 and admitted to the CO Bar in May 2013. Ms. Rice has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Denver.

Ms. Rice is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Arapahoe County Bar Association.

Ms. Rice is licensed to practice in California and Colorado.

Vincent Creta – Managing Attorney, Arizona Office

Mr. Creta brings almost 20 years of creditors’ rights experience to The Moore Law Group.

Mr. Creta received his B.S. in Justice Studies from Arizona State University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center.

Mr. Creta is licensed to practice in Arizona.

Bryant Burnstad, Esq. - Associate Attorney

Mr. Burnstad received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Whittier College and obtained his Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School.

Mr. Burnstad is licensed to practice in California.

Karel Raba, Esq. - Associate Attorney

Mr. Raba received his Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and German from Earlham College in 2008 and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Chapman University School of Law in 2013. Since 2014, Mr. Raba has been a contributor of the National Association of Credit Managers’ annual Manual of Credit and Commercial Laws.

Mr. Raba is licensed to practice in California, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.

Kristen McDonald, Esq. – Associate Attorney

Ms. McDonald received Bachelors of Arts degrees in English and Sociology from the University of California, Riverside and her Juris Doctor from Baylor University.

Ms. McDonald is licensed to practice in California and Texas.

Iminder Pooni, Esq. – Associate Attorney

Ms. Pooni received a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School.

Ms. Pooni is licensed to practice in California.

Jerry Wang, Esq. – Associate Attorney

Mr. Wang received a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine and his Juris Doctor from Whittier College.

Mr. Wang is licensed to practice in California.

Geoffrey Hersch, Esq. – Associate Attorney

Mr. Hersch received a Bachelors of Science in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Idaho and his Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law.

Mr. Hersch is licensed to practice in California and Washington.

Taylor Minshall, Esq. Associate Attorney

Mr. Minshall received a B.A. in Business Communications from DeVry University, Westminster, CO, and a J.D and L.L.M in International Business Transactions from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO.

Mr. Minshall is licensed to practice in Colorado.

Jennifer Wong, Esq. – Associate Attorney

Ms. Wong received a Bachelors of Arts from the University of California, San Diego and her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Irvine, School of Law.

Ms. Wong is licensed to practice in California.

Jonathan Medina, Esq. – Associate Attorney

Mr. Medina received his undergraduate degrees from Claremont McKenna College and his Juris Doctor from American University Washington College.

Mr. Medina is licensed to practice in California.

Benjamin Mitchell, Esq. – Audit and Compliance Staff Attorney

Mr. Mitchell received a Bachelors Degree from The Masters University, his Juris Doctor from Regent University School of Law, and has studied at Handong International Law School.

Mr. Mitchell is licensed to practice in California.

Julie Hunt, Esq. – Associate Attorney

Ms. Hunt received her J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law (San Diego, CA) in 2015. Ms. Hunt graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2004 where she received a BA in Social Ecology.

Ms. Hunt is licensed to practice law in New York and New Mexico.

Stephen R. Kopolow, Esq. – Managing Attorney, Nevada Office

Mr. Kopolow graduated from the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Mr. Kopolow received his J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law (San Diego, CA) in 1998.

Mr. Kopolow is licensed to practice law in Nevada and Washington, DC.S

Vanda Billeh – Audit and Compliance Manager

Ms. Billeh joined the firm after many years of experience in the banking industry, where she managed and worked in all aspects of consumer and commercial banking, including retail branch operations, call centers, data and loan processing and credit and compliance environments. Her last position before joining The Moore Law Group was managing the Currency Transaction Reporting Program for her bank employer.