Attorney Profiles

Injury Lawyers Serving Residents of Georgia

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 of Georgia's Super Lawyers® Rising Stars SM for the year 2006, and 2009-2013 and Georgia's Super Lawyers® for 2014-2017. Attorney Bryan Baer has also been included in the list of Georgia's Super Lawyers® Rising Stars SM from 2010-2014 and Georgia's Super Lawyers® for 2015-2017. For further information on the members of our legal team, click below:

Kalka & Baer, LLC

Our Staff

Matthew Blake - Senior Litigation Paralegal

Staff Profiles

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 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, LLC 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 Paralegal

Alison EasterbyAlison 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, LLC 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

Jackie Werntz

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 CeballosYisel 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 CarrollChristine 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 PatelRoshni 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 office operations.

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".