Kalka & Baer LLC have years of experience providing solid cases for
victims of truck accidents throughout Georgia. Dealing with the effects
of catastrophic injuries or handling situations of bad faith with your
insurance provider in the aftermath of an incident can cause significant
stress and turmoil. Allow our accomplished legal team to help protect
your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. We proudly serve
the areas of DeKalb, Clayton, Cobb, Clarke, Troup, Gwinnett and Forsyth.
One of our lead attorneys, Anthony Kalka, has been honored in the list
for the year 2006, and 2009-2013 and
Super Lawyers® for 2014-2017. Attorney Bryan Baer has also been included in the list of Georgia's
from 2010-2014 and
Super Lawyers® for 2015-2017. For further information on the members of our legal team, click below:
Matthew Blake - Senior Litigation Paralegal
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 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
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 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
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 is a Bilingual Paralegal in English and Spanish at the Kalka &
Baer Law Firm. She came to the firm in 2014 as an intern and has been
quickly advancing in the company. She is fully dedicated and passionate
to help others through her work. Yisel is Latina from Panama and moved
to the United States in pursuit of her legal career. She graduated from
Clayton State University with a Bachelor of Science Program in Legal Studies
in 2016. In addition, she earned an Associates in Applied Science and
the Paralegal Certificate Programs in 2015. After hours, she enjoys quality
time with family and friends, she is a sports fan, loves to travel, good
food, good music, reading and jigsaw puzzles.
Christine Carroll - Paralegal
Christine 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 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
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".
April Connor - Firm Manager
April is the Firm Manager at Kalka and Baer, LLC, where she handles the
day to day administrative tasks that keep the office running smoothly.
She is responsible for everything from greeting clients and making them
feel comfortable in our office to accounting tasks. She is fluent in English,
French and Spanish and often helps as a liaison on behalf of our non-English
speaking clients. She is currently working to pursue her certification
as a Georgia Legal Interpreter, which has been a passion of hers for many
years. In her spare time, enjoys traveling, watching movies and spending
time with her son, Luciano.