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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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Meet the Staff at
Kalka & Baer LLC

  • Melinda Schwartz
    Melinda Schwartz Senior Litigation Paralegal
  • Alison Easterby
    Alison Easterby Senior Litigation Paralegal
  • Jacqueline (Jackie) Werntz
    Jacqueline (Jackie) Werntz Firm Administrator
  • Yisel Ceballos
    Yisel Ceballos Paralegal
  • Christine Carroll
    Christine Carroll Paralegal
  • Roshni Patel
    Roshni Patel Paralegal
  • Natalie Mellon
    Natalie Mellon Paralegal
  • 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 Litigation Paralegal
    Alison Easterby

    Alison is a Senior Paralegal at Kalka & Baer, LLC. Before joining our team, she worked for a large insurance defense law firm for seven years before moving 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 live music, photography and wine.

  • Jacqueline (Jackie) Werntz Firm Administrator
    Jacqueline (Jackie) Werntz

    Jacqueline is the Firm Administrator at Kalka & Baer, LLC, where she focuses on optimizing the day to day business of the firm. With over 7 years of experience in the personal injury field, she has a 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 Master’s Degree 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 Ceballos

    Yisel has been a part of Kalka & Baer since 2014. She is Attorney Bryan Baer’s paralegal and is bilingual in English and Spanish. She came to the firm as an intern and has since quickly advanced in the company. She is fully dedicated and passionate to help others through her work. Yisel is native from Panama and moved to the United States in pursuit of her legal career. In 2016, she graduated from Clayton State University with a Bachelor of Science Program in Legal Studies. In addition, Yisel earned her Associates in Applied Science and her Paralegal Certificate in 2015. Yisel’s free time consists of spending quality time with family and friends, she loves sports, traveling, great food, music, reading and jigsaw puzzles.

  • Christine Carroll Paralegal
    Christine Carroll

    Christine is a paralegal at Kalka & Baer, LLC, where she supports Attorney Caroline Owings. She joined the firm 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 Paralegal
    Roshni Patel

    Roshni is a Paralegal at Kalka & Baer, LLC, where she handles pre-litigation cases. She primarily supports Attorney Matthew Broun in optimizing client services from the initial intake process through a resolution. When she is not working on client cases, she assists the Firm Administrator in the day to day operations of the firm. 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 family and friends and traveling.

  • Natalie Mellon Paralegal
    Natalie Mellon

    Natalie Mellon is a paralegal at Kalka & Baer, LLC, who provides direct support to Attorney Matthew Broun. She brings with her over four years of experience exclusively in Personal Injury Law where she works diligently with injured parties along with their attorney from intake to resolution of their case. Natalie graduated summa cum laude from Herzing University in Atlanta, Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies. She prides herself on the customer service and compassionate attention the firm provides all their clients, which is not always the focus of many other firms in the industry. When Natalie is away from the office, she enjoys kicking up dust on nature trails and rock-climbing with her husband and two small children. When she is not enjoying the outdoors, Natalie enjoys spending time with her extended family and friends.

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “I am here to recommend Tony Kalka to anyone that desires a knowledgeable attorney that is efficient and thorough for a lawsuit victory.”

    Christrost

  • “I was very satisfied with the end result, and would highly recommend Kalka & Baer for the great service and expert knowledge that they provide!”

    Sabel S.

  • “Tony Kalka and his team are not only very good at what they do but they are decent honest people with good character and big hearts.”

    Jeff R.

  • “Tony and his team were compassionate and worked with us through the entire process.”

    Mike P.

  • “Bryan and Jackie helped to alleviate the anxiety and stress. Their patience, kindness and professionalism was prevalent always.”

    Keena C.

  • “I guarantee anyone that asks me for a good Attorney and even those that don't, I will refer to Bryan.”

    Yvette

  • “They worked diligently to resolve my issue and addressed any concerns I had in a timely manner.”

    Erika

  • “They have been nothing but professional, knowledgeable, and attentive.”

    David P.

  • “Because of him, I received a much-needed surgery due to my accident.”

    Robin

  • “Tony’s work ethic is incredible; he left no stone unturned.”

    Marie

  • “His knowledgeable staff is friendly and on top of everything.”

    Mike T.

  • “I do not give compliments or reviews normally but when someone goes way beyond the call of duty... People need to know who you are and what you can do!”

    M. Kay W.

  • “He always responded to my calls and e-mails expeditiously”

    Denise D.

  • “I would recommend this firm without a doubt; Caroline and her team are very professional.”

    Dobson Collins

  • “Mr Kalka and the other members of the firm throughout my dealings with them were always well informed, courteous, helpful beyond expectations.”

    Andrew

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