Team

Francine B. Kelly  Partner

Francine B. Kelly
Partner

Francine Kelly is a partner in the Irvine office of Colman Perkins Law Group.

She handles a variety of insurance defense, first party and automobile claims, as well as premises and product liability and examinations under oath. Francine has tried several cases to successful verdict.

Prior to coming to Colman Perkins Law Group, she was a manager in the staff counsel department of a national insurance company.

Francine Kelly, attorney, CPLG partner, IrvineEarlier in her career, Francine worked as a senior trial attorney and litigator/partner at two major civil litigation firms in Los Angeles.

Outside of work, Francine loves to spend time with friends and family, travel, exercise and enjoy her dog, Daisy.

PRACTICES
Civil Litigation
First Party Claims
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Examinations Under Oath

EDUCATION
Loyola Law School, J.D. 1987
University of Maryland, B.A. 1980, M.Ed. 1982

BAR ADMISSION
California, 1987

Jo Ellen Faber  Claims Legal Analyst

Jo Ellen Faber
Claims Legal Analyst

Jo Ellen Faber is a claims analyst for Colman Perkins Law Group assisting with the evaluation of first and third party medical claims, vehicular accident claims, premises liability and everything in between. With 25 years in auto claims, Jo Ellen brings insights from her roles as a casualty adjuster, first and third party litigation examinerContinue Reading

Edgar Lopez  AP/AR Coordinator

Edgar Lopez
AP/AR Coordinator

Edgar Lopez joined Colman Perkins Law Group in June 2016 and is the firm’s accounts payable/receivable coordinator. Starting as administrative assistant for the Glendale office, Edgar worked his way up and now handles: accounts payable via accounting and other software payments for separate entities and vendors electronic billing, including monthly reports for attorneys and trainingContinue Reading

Christina N. Rudat  Associate

Christina N. Rudat
Associate

Christina N. Rudat is an associate attorney with Colman Perkins Law Group in the Orange County Office. Prior to joining Colman Perkins, Christina worked primarily in insurance defense, handling claims related to personal injury. After earning dual undergraduate degrees in criminal justice and political science from California State University Fullerton, she graduated from Western StateContinue Reading

Eduardo Contreras Associate

Eduardo Contreras
Associate

Eduardo Contreras is an associate attorney with Colman Perkins Law Group and joined the firm soon after being admitted to the California Bar. Prior to coming to CPLG, he worked primarily in employment law litigation. He focuses on all stages of pre-trial litigation with expertise in handling pleadings, discovery and pre-trial motions. A graduate ofContinue Reading

Scott M. Koppel  Partner

Scott M. Koppel
Partner

Scott M. Koppel is a partner in the Irvine office of Colman Perkins Law Group. He’s been a member of the State Bar of California since 1983, and has practiced in all areas of civil litigation, with a particular emphasis on insurance defense and premises liability. Scott also has extensive expertise in SIU-related matters, notContinue Reading

Lizbeth Vergara Legal Assistant

Lizbeth Vergara
Legal Assistant

Lizbeth Vergara is a legal assistant in the Irvine office of Colman Perkins Law Group. She has experience in personal injury, products liability, general liability, construction defect, medical malpractice, business litigation, class actions and employment law. At a young age Lizbeth became fascinated by the legal field. Determined, she began her career with law firmsContinue Reading

Sheila GiordanoClaims Legal Analyst

Sheila Giordano
Claims Legal Analyst

Sheila Giordano is a claims legal analyst in Colman Perkins Law Group’s Glendale office. She assists attorneys and paralegals, including reviewing new claims files and solidifying the what, where, when, how and why of their cases. Her job is to research, analyze and summarize the pieces of the puzzle and help build a more accurateContinue Reading

Becky Anaya Administrative Supervisor

Becky Anaya
Administrative Supervisor

Becky Anaya joined Colman Perkins Law Group in 2017 and is the firm’s administrative supervisor. Starting as receptionist for the Glendale office, Becky worked her way up and now manages the Colman Perkins admin team. Among her many responsibilities: Interview and train new administrative hires Coordinate deposition appearances in all office locations Liaison with buildingContinue Reading

Michael G. Hogan  Senior Counsel

Michael G. Hogan
Senior Counsel

Michael G. Hogan joined the Colman Perkins Law Group as senior counsel in March 2020. He brings the firm more than 35 years of concentrated expertise in defending vehicle and pedestrian accidents. In addition to his litigation cases, Mike has handled literally thousands of examinations under oath on almost every conceivable type of claim. OfContinue Reading