Attorney Profiles

Top-Rated Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers

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 Georgia's Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star℠ within the Georgia legal community and was selected for Super Lawyers® in 2014 - 2017. Bryan was named to Georgia's Super Lawyers® 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 Legal Elite.

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Our Staff

Matthew Blake - Senior Litigation Paralegal

Staff Profiles

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 Schwartz

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 Insurance Litigation.

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 EasterbyAlison 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

Jackie Werntz

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 CeballosYisel 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 CarrollChristine 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 Patel 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 office operations.

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".