The Atlanta accident attorneys at Kalka & Baer LLC are experienced
in handling auto accident and other types of personal injury cases throughout
the state of Georgia, including the counties of Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton,
Cobb, Clarke, Cherokee, Troup, Forsyth, and Gwinnett. If you have been
injured by someone else's negligence, contact us. Having been named
to the list of
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and
one of the Top 3 Personal Injury Lawyers in Atlanta, GA by Three Best Rated, there is no case too complex for our team of lawyers to handle.
Both Tony and Bryan are highly regarded by their peers as outstanding attorneys.
In 2006 and 2009-2013 Tony was selected into
Super Lawyers® as a
Rising Star℠ within the Georgia legal community and was selected for
Super Lawyers® in 2014 - 2017. Bryan was named to
Rising Star℠ in 2010-2014,
Georgia's Top 100 Lawyers and
Super Lawyers® in 2015-2017. In addition, both Tony and Bryan have been named as Georgia Trend's
Matthew Blake - Senior Litigation Paralegal
Matthew is a Senior Paralegal at Kalka & Baer, LLC, where he works
on a daily basis with Attorney Anthony Kalka. Matthew is an Atlanta native
who graduated from Clayton State University with a Bachelor of Science
Cum Laude for Legal Studies in 2014. Additionally, Matthew holds a Certificate
in Paralegal Studies, obtained from Clayton State University in 2013.
Matthew is an active member of his community where he coaches youth baseball
and has for several years. Also, he was responsible for helping organize
the 2014 Georgia Fallen Heroes Run. Matthew is a husband and father to
four beautiful children. When he is not busy with work or family life,
he enjoys going on adventures, snowboarding, attending movies, concerts,
and sporting events.
Melinda Schwartz - Senior Litigation Paralegal
Melinda graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelors in
Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and International
Trade. After college, she was a buyer for Rich's and Federated Department
stores then made the switch to the legal profession. She earned her Paralegal
Certification from the National Center for Paralegal Training and began
her legal career as a Senior Litigation Paralegal for State Farm Insurance
Companies where she handled complex bodily injury claims for 17 years
prior to retiring from the company and venturing into another area of law.
Prior to joining Kalka & Baer, Melinda worked for Swift, Currie, McGhee
& Hiers as a paralegal for the Commercial Litigation Team handling
Arson & Fraud, Bad Faith Litigation, Insurance Coverage and Property
She enjoys reading, college football, baking and needlework. She is the
proud mom of successful adult sons and boxer puppy named Zoe. She is an
active member of the Linus Project and donates all her handcrafted needlework
designs for distribution to local children in hospitals, shelters, and
other social service agencies.
Alison Easterby - Senior Paralegal
Alison is a Senior Paralegal at Kalka & Baer, LLC. Before joining our
team, she worked for a large insurance defense law firm for many years
and then moved to a workers’ compensation firm, where she spent
almost seven years helping injured workers. She is happy that her move
to Kalka & Baer allows her to continue to help injured Georgians.
When she is away from the office, Alison loves going to concerts with
her husband and two kids, has a house full of pets, and loves photography.
Jacqueline (Jackie) Werntz - Senior Paralegal
Jacqueline is a Senior Paralegal at Kalka & Baer, LLC, where she works
on a daily basis with Attorney Matthew Broun. With over 7 years of experience
in the personal injury field, she has unique set of invaluable skills
and experiences to offer at Kalka & Baer, LLC. She graduated from
the University of Georgia in 2007 with a Bachelors of Arts in History
and earned a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from the University of Georgia
in 2011. Additionally, she has a Masters in Public Health from Mercer
University. Jacqueline spends her free time enjoying the outdoors, volunteering
with CUREChildhood Cancer and attending sporting events.
Yisel Ceballos - Paralegal
Yisel is a Paralegal at Kalka & Baer, LLC where she works as the initial
liaison between the firm and insurance companies. She came to the firm
as an intern and has quickly moved up the ladder. She provides support
to the firm with her bilingual skills in English and Spanish. She is fully
dedicated to her work and studies. Yisel is Latina from Panama and moved
to the United States in pursuit of a legal career. Currently, she is attending
Clayton State University, where she is a senior in the Bachelor of Science
Program in Legal Studies. Additionally, she graduated with an Associate's
in Applied Science and the Paralegal Certificate Programs. Yisel enjoys
quality time with family and friends, is a sports fan, loves to travel,
enjoys good food and music, reading and jigsaw puzzles.
Christine Carroll - Paralegal
Christine is a paralegal at Kalka & Baer, LLC where she manages pre-litigation
cases for Attorney Bryan Baer. She joined Kalka & Baer, LLC with over
ten years of legal office experience which includes an extensive background
in personal injury. Her passion for law and helping injured clients has
become her calling and is evident each day as she leads clients through
the case process from beginning to end. Christine studied music education
at Georgia Southern University and earned a Certificate of Paralegal Studies
from the University of Georgia in 2005. She is the proud mother of two
sons and enjoys spending time with family and friends going to Braves
games, Gwinnett Gladiators hockey games and concerts.
Roshni Patel - Legal Assistant
Roshni is a Legal Assistant at Kalka & Baer, LLC, where she ensures
the daily performances run efficiently. She is responsible for providing
administrative assistance to the legal staff as well as managing the general
Roshni graduated from Georgia State University in 2016 with a Bachelor
of Science in Psychology. She is hopeful to one day pursue a career in
law. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family
and volunteering at "Books for Africa".
April Connor - Firm Manager
April is the Firm Manager at Kalka and Baer, LLC, where she handles the
day to day administrative tasks that keep the office running smoothly.
She is responsible for everything from greeting clients and making them
feel comfortable in our office to accounting tasks. She is fluent in English,
French and Spanish and often helps as a liaison on behalf of our non-English
speaking clients. She is currently working to pursue her certification
as a Georgia Legal Interpreter, which has been a passion of hers for many
years. In her spare time, enjoys traveling, watching movies and spending
time with her son, Luciano.