Meet Our Attorneys

Lawrence E. Biegel

Attorney at Law

Managing Partner Lawrence E. Biegel is a trial lawyer in good standing with the California State and Monterey County Bar Associations.

Larry is one of the most skilled and respected trial attorneys in California. Over the years, he has successfully tried criminal cases involving major felonies including a death penalty case, civil actions involving complex business issues, and personal injury involving motorcycle accidentsauto accidents, and ATV cases with the support of investigators and expert witnesses.

Recently, Larry defended a client charged by the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office with First Degree Murder.  After a three week trial, the jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY on all charges.  Late in the evening of the verdict, the client was released from the Monterey County Jail after being incarcerated for 15 months.  The day of his release, the firm threw a luncheon for our client and his family.  Needless to say, he was delighted to be able to return to his family and his job.

Partnering with a San Francisco law firm, Larry and his team at the Biegel Law Firm represented a client who was rendered a quadriplegic after an 18-wheel long haul truck and trailer crossed over the median strip of Highway 101 and crash landed on top of our client’s vehicle.  Working tirelessly over 18 months, the Biegel Law Firm was able to obtain an $11 million settlement for our client.  Recently, the firm was overjoyed to be invited to the housewarming party for our client’s multi-million dollar residence in Carmel Valley.

He is an inductee of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and has served as the President of the Monterey County Bar Association. In recognition of his outstanding jury trial skills, he received the Lewis L. Fenton Award in 2006.

Larry graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles and attended and graduated from the UCLA School of Law.  After law school, he clerked for a judge of the California Court of Appeals before becoming active as a trial lawyer.



Cristina Almada Biegel

Attorney at Law

Partner, Cristina Almada Biegel is an attorney in good standing with the California State and the Monterey County Bar Associations. She is licensed to practice in Superior Courts throughout California in matters relating to criminal law and civil litigation, particularly in matters relating to juveniles. Ms. Biegel speaks fluent Spanish.

Tina takes a holistic approach to criminal representation of clients and often works with them on long term plans to ensure that their brush with the law is the last time they need a lawyer.


Joseph A. Cisneros

Attorney at Law

Associate, Joseph A. Cisneros is an attorney in good standing with the California State Bar Association. He works closely with the California Teachers Association and the California Federation of Teachers in his practice of education law, and has achieved consistently positive outcomes for these clients. Joe is also a skilled civil litigation lawyer and criminal defense attorney.


Victoria Schermer-Kleinkopf

Attorney at Law

Associate, Victoria Schermer-Kleinkopf is an attorney in good standing with the California State Bar Association. She practices civil litigation in various courts throughout California.

Before earning her law degree, Vicki earned a Bachelors Degree in Nursing and a Masters Degree in Public Health. She worked on the floor of the UCLA medical center. Her ability to discern medical reports makes her a remarkable asset to the personal injury and medical malpractice areas of the firm.


Meet Our Staff

Rebecca Caguimbal

Office Manager

Samuel C. Johnson

Senior Legal Assistant

Harshna McDaniel

Legal Assistant