Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 2021

QPWB joins the nation in celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We pay tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who
have enriched America’s history. We strive to be a change-maker in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space.


Ka-Hing Leung

kahing.leung@qpwblaw.com
Associate – Orlando Office
255 South Orange Avenue, Suite 900
Orlando, Florida 32801


Ka-Hing Leung focuses on general liability cases involving property and personal injury claims, premises liability, and nursing home defense. She received her law degree in 2019 from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.


Rona E. Smith

rona.smith@qpwblaw.com
Associate – Fort Lauderdale Office
2400 E. Commercial Blvd., Suite 520
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33308


Rona E. Smith focuses her practice in the areas of general liability, first-party property claims, and insurance coverage disputes involving extra contractual and bad faith matters, automobile negligence, premises liability, negligent security, personal injury defense, workers’ compensation defense, and wrongful death matters. Ms. Smith is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and County Mediator and Qualified Arbitrator, and is a licensed Health Care Risk Manager. She works with consultants, adjusters and engineers, and has experience conducting examinations under oath (EUO). Ms. Smith received her law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2003. She is licensed to practice law in Florida and is admitted in the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida.

Christian A. Paw

christian.paw@qpwblaw.com
Associate – Tampa Office
1410 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 200
Tampa, Florida 33607


Christian A. Paw is a civil litigation attorney with extensive experience in all aspects of civil practice. Mr. Paw focuses his practice on construction defect, professional liability defense and general liability; and represents clients in all phases of the litigation process including motion practice, deposition, discovery, mediation and trial. He received his law degree from Stetson University College of Law at Gulfport, Florida in 2007.


Vanessa A. Braga

vanessa.braga@qpwblaw.com
Associate – Orlando Office
255 South Orange Avenue, Suite 900
Orlando, Florida 32801


Vanessa A. Braga concentrates her practice in the areas of premises liability, nursing home and assisted living defense litigation, and medical malpractice defense. She received her law degree from Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida in May 2014. She is licensed to practice law in Florida and is admitted in the U.S. District Court for the Middle, Northern, and Southern Districts of Florida. Ms. Braga is a board member and serves as Past President of the Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association.

Adam H. Suk

adam.suk@qpwblaw.com
Associate – Los Angeles Office
500 North Brand Blvd., Suite 1650
Glendale, California 91203


Adam H. Suk focuses his practice in automotive liability, general litigation and premises liability on behalf of adjusters, third party administrators and companies and their insurance carriers before all courts throughout California. Mr. Suk has defended third party claims in litigation and has appeared in numerous legal proceedings on behalf of his clients. Mr. Suk received his law degree from Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles in December 2016.


Maya V. Thomas

maya.thomas@qpwblaw.com
Partner | Chicago Office
115 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3100
Chicago, Illinois 60603


Maya V. Thomas’ practice is emphasized in the areas of general civil litigation, insurance coverage and bad faith claims, premises liability, employment practices claims and general negligence cases in both federal and state courts. She received her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 2012 and is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Florida and is admitted in the U.S. District Court for Southern District of Florida.

Alexis N. Charran

alexis.charran@qpwblaw.com
Associate | Orlando Office
255 South Orange Avenue, Suite 900
Orlando, Florida 32801


Alexis N. Charran focuses in the areas of general liability, insurance coverage disputes, slip and fall claims, premises liability, negligent security actions, professional malpractice, medical malpractice defense, nursing home negligence, automotive liability, product liability and cases involving serious injury and wrongful death matters. She received her law degree from Barry University School of Law in 2016.


Mark A. Sodhi

mark.sodhi@qpwblkaw.com
Partner | Tampa Office
1410 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 200, Tampa, FL


Mark A. Sodhi practices in the areas of general insurance defense, first-party property claims disputes, premises liability, automobile negligence, and workers’ compensation defense matters. He first joined QPWB in 2010 and represented of a Florida supermarket in a slip and fall case resulting in a defense verdict in Broward County, Florida. He received his Juris Doctor cum laude from Stetson University College of Law in 2005.

 

Annie P. Kwong

akwong@qpwblaw.com
Associate | Orlando Office
255 South Orange Avenue, Suite 900, Orlando, FL


Annie P. Kwong focuses her practice on workers’ compensation defense. She served as Past President of the Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association. In 2019, she was honored with the New Lawyer Award of Excellence for Pro Bono Service through the Orange County Bar Association – Legal Aid. She received her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2011.

 


Maily Dinh

maily.dinh@qpwblaw.com
Partner | Los Angeles Office
500 North Brand Blvd., Suite 1650
Glendale, California


Maily Dinh, focuses on workers’ compensation defense since 2007 and has a strong foundation representing self-insured employers, insurance carriers and third party adjusting agencies and before Workers’  Compensation Appeals Board throughout California. Her practice is also emphasized in the areas of civil litigation, insurance defense cases involving negligence, premises liability and products liability. She received her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School, Chicago in 2007.

Michael H. Park

michael.park@qpwblaw.com
Associate | Miami Office
9300 South Dadeland Blvd., 4th Floor
Miami, Florida


Michael H. Park handles commercial litigation and focuses his practice in the areas of employment law, insurance defense litigation, bodily injury defense including slip and fall claims, and general liability pertaining to first-party property coverage and defense, third-party claims and casualty matters, construction accident claims, automobile and trucking accidents, premises liability and negligent security. He received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2015.​


Ferman M. Fernandez

ffernandez@qpwblaw.com
Partner | Orlando Office
255 South Orange Avenue, Suite 900
Orlando, Florida 32801


Ferman M. Fernandez since 1994, Mr. Fernandez has dedicated his practice to the defense of workers’ compensation matters for which he is an approved instructor with Florida’s Department of Insurance. He is also experienced in the defense of liability actions and is also a member of the firm’s appellate practice group. He served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps and was recognized and decorated for his service. He received his law degree from Florida State University College of Law in 1991.

Shirley Lydia San

shirley.san@qpwblaw.com
Associate | Chicago Office
115 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3100
Chicago, Illinois 60603


Shirley Lydia San focuses on workers’ compensation defense and handles all aspects of litigation and timely identification of Medicare/Medicaid compliance issues. Ms. San’s representation involves the defense of employers, self-insured employers and their insurancecarriers, for rapid resolution of claims through settlement or trial, including appeals to the Illinois Workers’Compensation Commission and the Circuit Court of multiple Illinois counties. Ms. San also has experience in subrogation and third party claims to protect client’s interests and secure recovery of the workers’ compensation lien. She received her law degree in 2012 from The John Marshall Law School, Chicago.


Asika  K. Patel

apatel@qpwblaw.com
Partner | Miami Office
9300 South Dadeland Blvd., 4th Floor
Miami, Florida 33156


Asika K. Patel focuses her practice on title insurance, real estate, commercial litigation, transportation law, first and third party insurance defense, and labor and employment law. Ms. Patel is licensed to practice law in Florida and New York.

Frank Chang

frank.chang@qpwblaw.com
Associate | Los Angeles Office
500 North Brand Blvd., Suite 1650
Glendale, California 91203


Frank Chang represents employers, carriers, self-insured companies and servicing agents in all aspects of workers’ compensation claims before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board in California. His practice also includes employment law, real estate litigation, complex asbestos litigation and education law.


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