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Meet The Wilshire Law Firm Attorneys

Pictured: Founding President and Managing Attorney Bobby Saadian, Esq.

Bobby Saadian, Esq. JD/MBA

Founding President & Managing Attorney

For the past ten years, Bobby Saadian has put his heart and soul into changing the lives of thousands of people, who came to Wilshire Law Firm for legal representation; good people, who didn’t have a voice to fight against powerful insurance companies, mega-corporations and big business.

Colin Jones, Esq

Colin M. Jones, Esq.

Senior Partner

Colin M. Jones, Esq. is Wilshire Law Firm’s first partner and lead trial attorney. He has successfully recovered more than $100 million in exceptional verdicts and settlements on behalf of grateful clients. Colin is proud to be triple-barred in the states of California, Illinois and Texas.

A. Ilyas Akbari, Esq.

A. Ilyas Akbari, Esq.

Senior Partner

Ilyas Akbari is a senior partner and bioengineer at Wilshire Law Firm. He is an experienced aviation litigator and director of the firm's aviation litigation team, having worked on over 200 aviation cases since 2005.

Rita Mims

Chief Operations Officer

Rita Mims is the Chief Operations Officer and leads the executive operations department at Wilshire Law Firm’s Los Angeles offices. With more than 15 years of significant experience in the legal field, her leadership has proven instrumental in helping Wilshire Law Firm secure a roster of talented litigators.

Taylor Smith

Director of Business Development

Taylor currently serves as the Director of Business Development for Wilshire Law Firm. This position comes years after practicing law from both the defense and plaintiff perspective.

Gail Richardson, Esq.


Gail W. Richardson, Esq. is an experienced attorney with more than two decades of practice in both federal and state court in personal injury litigation.

Justin F. Marquez, Esq.

Senior Attorney

Justin F. Marquez is a dedicated advocate for consumers and employees in class action litigation, whistleblower actions, employee harassment and discrimination, and wrongful termination cases. Mr. Marquez specializes in high-stakes class action litigation, routinely representing clients in complex legal matters in California state courts and federal courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Robert Dart, Esq.

Senior Attorney

Robert Dart, Esq. is a senior attorney in Wilshire Law Firm’s class action department and specializes in complex class action litigation. Committed to holding big businesses accountable when their employees or consumers are harmed, Robert’s drive to succeed produces sophisticated legal solutions that deliver superior results to Wilshire Law Firm and its clients.

Jon C. Teller, Esq.

Senior Trial Attorney

Jon C. Teller acts as one of the primary trial attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm. Jon has resolved dozens of cases, many worth well over seven figures. In 2016, Jon received the 20th highest personal injury trial verdict in California, a $3,652,000 verdict for a disputed liability vehicle collision at an intersection.

Sutton Shapiro

Sutton A. Shapiro, Esq.

Litigation Attorney

Sutton’s attorney career began with working for some of the largest and most powerful personal injury defense firms in the country. During his time there he became disillusioned with the tactics employed by the firm’s big business clients in order to skirt their obligations to their customers. These clients, which included well-known insurance and trucking companies consistently attempted to put profits over people. He also noticed how often he came across the Wilshire Law Firm name on behalf of injured plaintiffs in these cases.

Daniel Miller, Esq.

Daniel B. Miller, Esq.

Trial Attorney

Daniel B. Miller, Esq. is a fierce advocate of justice and has helped clients recover millions of dollars in favorable verdicts and settlements. As a personal injury trial attorney at Wilshire Law Firm, Daniel is always prepared to bring a case to court and fight, aggressively, for accident victims and their families.

Peter Cho, Esq.

Supervising Attorney

Peter Cho, Esq. is a supervising attorney at Wilshire Law Firm with more than twenty years of litigation experience. Responsible for the recovery of many multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements, Mr. Cho aggressively seeks justice on behalf of injured victims, fighting against the insurance companies and powerful corporations who seek to deny those claims.

Hazel Chang

Hazel S. Chang, Esq.


Hazel S. Chang has engaged in extensive law and motion practice; researching and analyzing multiple areas of law, formulating litigation strategies, trial preparation, mediation, and case management.

Erik F. Harper, Esq.


Erik F. Harper, Esq. is a law and motion attorney in Wilshire Law Firm’s personal injury department. An experienced legal advocate for the seriously injured, Mr. Harper brings a decade of knowledge and skill to complex motor vehicle and personal injury accident cases. His impressive legal history includes extensive success in all facets of civil discovery, civil law and motion, case law research, and litigation.

Johnny Ogata, Esq.

Senior Attorney

Johnny Ogata, Esq. is an attorney at Wilshire Law Firm who specializes in client relations. As the primary client intake attorney at Wilshire Law Firm, Johnny helps establish strong relationships between the firm and new or prospective clients that are built to last.

Daniel DeSantis, Esq.

Senior Trial Attorney

Daniel DeSantis, Esq. is a senior trial attorney in Wilshire Law Firm's award-winning personal injury department. Through hundreds of cases, Mr. DeSantis has recovered more than $50,000,000 in settlements on behalf of his deserving clients, aggressively fighting against insurance companies, government entities, and their counsel to obtain the absolute best result for his clients.

Nicol Hajjar, Esq.

Litigation Attorney

Nicol Hajjar, Esq. specializes in employment law at Wilshire Law Firm. She has secured an array of successful settlements on behalf of her clients.

Tae-Yoon Kim

Tae-Yoon Kim, Esq.

Supervising Attorney

Tae-Yoon Kim brings his 18 years of experience and versatility to Wilshire Law Firm. He has been involved in all phases of the litigation process over that time period for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Gregory A. Stuck, Esq.


Gregory Stuck supervises the Pre-Litigation Department at Wilshire Law Firm alongside his colleagues. He strives to obtain optimal results for the firm's clients and to ensure that cases close in an efficient and timely manner. Gregory believes that the secret to success in any case is in the details; focusing on excellent presentation, preparation, and relentless advocacy.

Thiago Coelho, Esq.

Thiago M. Coelho, Esq.


Thiago Coelho focuses on handling complex class and mass actions for Wilshire Law Firm. Well-versed in issues like consumer protection and data privacy, much of his innovative legal work has been at the center of this developing area of the law. Thiago specializes in high-stakes litigation with multimillion-dollar claims, involving numerous class action lawsuits in response to corporate data breaches, consumer protection, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and unfair business practices.

Ryan A. Medler, Esq.

Associate Attorney

Ryan A. Medler, Esq. is an associate attorney in Wilshire Law Firm’s award-winning personal injury department. The bright, hardworking advocate is dedicated to achieving maximum possible recoveries for seriously injured victims and their families.