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Maggie Castillo


Maggie Castillo has worked in the Settlement Department at Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., for the past 23 years. She is responsible for the receipt, distribution and accounting of all settlements and structured settlements. She is responsible for processing all settlement documents, obtaining timely settlement checks, disbursing all settlement proceeds to clients, lien holders; and when required, executing judgments. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York where she currently resides with her husband and children.

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Loizaida De Jesus


Loizaida De Jesus has been a Paralegal at Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., for the past 5 years, and presently works for Partner Evan Goldberg. She is responsible for personal injury cases and client relations. When it comes time for trial, Lozaida aids and assists in the preparation for client testimony and legal documentation.

Ms. De Jesus was born and raised in Bronx, New York. Her parents are from the Dominican Republic. She is dedicated to achieve the best results for our clients. She speaks fluent Spanish.

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Astra Gneco


Astra Gneco earned a degree in Office Administration from The Wood Tobe-Coburn School in Manhattan. She began working for Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., over 10 years ago as the Paralegal to Senior Partner, David Trolman working predominately with labor law cases. She now works as a Paralegal in the Medical Malpractice department assisting Partner, Joel Glaser, and Associate, Ingrid Heide. Astra works on medical malpractice matters from inception through trial preparation of all cases, guiding her clients along the way. She is compassionate, understanding and always available to talk with our clients. Astra makes a difference in our clients’ lives.

Astra was born and raised in the Bronx to Dominican parents and speaks fluent Spanish. She now lives in New Jersey with her family.

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Ysabel Caraballo


Ms. Caraballo is the friendly voice of “Margarita” at Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman. She is the first person potential clients speak with when they call the firm about a potential matter. “Margarita” speaks fluent Spanish and presently lives in Queens. If you are unable to come to the office, Ysabel will make sure to have someone come to your home to meet and provide you with initial and important information.

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Yolanda Cintron


Yolanda Cintron more affectionately known as “Yoli” has been the Calendar Coordinator at Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C. for the past 20 years. She manages the court calendar which includes court appearances, depositions, trial dates, conferences, motion dates and facilitates all court following services. She is passionate about her work and dedicated to providing our clients with timely and accurate scheduling commitments. She is organized, detail oriented, and has established positive working relationships with colleagues, adversaries and court personnel. Yoli was born in Brooklyn of Puerto Rican descent and currently resides in Staten Island with her husband and family.

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Yolanda Irizarry


Yolanda Irizarry is a Litigation Paralegal for the firm and is involved in many of the firm’s complex litigation cases. Yolanda has been a Paralegal at Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman for more than 20 years. She was born in New York and is of Puerto Rican descent. Yolanda earned her Bachelor of Science degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She works in the general negligence department with Partner and Trial attorney, David B. Corley and Associate Tina M. Wells. Yolanda is experienced and knowledgeable in all areas of motor vehicle, labor law and premise accidents. She is compassionate, and enjoys helping her clients get through the difficult times after suffering an injury. Yolanda speaks fluent Spanish.

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Alexandra Schepis


Alexandra Schepis has been associated with Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman for 27 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Pace University, and works for partner Jeffrey A. Lichtman, assisting him with all his legal work and day to day operations of the office. In addition, “Alex” works to manage Mr. Lichtman’s schedule as it relates to his work outside the office in furtherance of civil justice and access to the courts.

Alex is also responsible working with Mr. Lichtman on all matters in the Surrogate’s Court. Her considerable knowledge and experience helps facilitate our representation of families who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others.

Born and raised in Queens, New York, Alex now lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children. Her mother is from Cali, Colombia and her father is Cuban and Alex speaks fluent Spanish.

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Aixa Hernandez Smith


Aixa Hernandez Smith, the Chief Administrator of the firm, has been with Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman for 35 years. After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from CUNY-Hunter College in 1990, she became the Office Manager. Aixa manages the day-to-day business and is responsible for direction and organization of our staff. She is knowledgeable about the law and the rights of our clients. During her years of service as a Paralegal and Office Manager at Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, she has served as a liaison between clients and attorneys. Aixa is proud to have contributed to the success of Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., and is looking forward to many more successful years and helping the Hispanic community.

In addition to her work in the office, Aixa is active in the Hispanic community and is a willing participant in annual Latin American events throughout the tri-state area. She is an active board member of various school committees and an active participant in fundraising events. She also finds time to volunteer at her local parish and neighboring hospitals to interpret for Spanish speaking persons. She is a native of Cuba and is fluent in Spanish. Aixa lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.

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FRANCIS TAVERAS


Francis has been working with Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., for 13 years. She is a Litigation Paralegal for Partner and Trial attorney, Michael A. Madonna. Francis is an empathetic and caring paralegal when it comes to helping clients with daily needs outside of the case issues. She attended New York City College of Technology, and studied Computer Information Systems. Francis was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where she now lives with her husband and two children. Her mother and father are from the Dominican Republic. Francis speaks fluent Spanish.

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Betty Vidaurre


Betty obtained her certification as Executive Bilingual Secretary (Spanish-English), in Bolivia, South America. She attended New York University where she studied English as a Second Language and took courses at Hunter College in translation studies. Prior to coming to Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., she worked as a proofreader/typesetter at two major newspapers in New York City. Betty has worked at our firm for 23 years. She is presently paralegal to Dennis Bellovin, a partner in the firm. She assists in prosecuting cases that pertain to lead paint poisoning, personal injury matters, automobile, and construction accidents. She is a native of Bolivia and speaks fluent Spanish.

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Kenya Zafra


Kenya Zafra earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science from John Jay College. She was born and raised in Manhattan. She speaks fluent Spanish and is of Mexican descent. Kenya has been with Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., for the past 2 years and has worked in different capacities. She presently assists Ms. Caraballo with all incoming calls, greets all clients and visitors and directs them to the appropriate personnel. She also handles many general administrative duties including translating, scanning and data entry.