Phil Blende is the Director of Operations and Information Technology for the firm. Phil has known Greg and William since 2009 when they all worked together at another law firm in San Bernardino County. When Greg and William decided to start their own firm, they asked Phil to consult on putting together all the IT systems they would need. Phil continued to consult for the firm until 2016 when he was hired full time to run the Operations for the firm. His duties include overseeing day to day operations of the firm, business development, marketing, personnel, growth strategies, and IT. If asked, Phil will tell you that the thing he likes best about working for the firm is that he gets to work with longtime friends in the completion of a goal set over a decade ago. He also enjoys working with the staff of the firm. In his spare time, Phil enjoys golfing, playing poker, reading comic books, and spending as much time as he can with his wife and their cats, Hayleigh and Mongo.
Since joining the firm in May 2015, Sam has assumed many different roles, including a two-year stint as a Case Manager. He is now our Operations Assistant, serving as Phil’s first mate in the world of IT. Sam’s favorite part about working at the firm is the tangible sense of accomplishment he gets from every new task; he is constantly challenged and tested, and he relishes every moment of it. In his spare time, Sam enjoys foreign cinema, professional wrestling, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.