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Carla L. Hartley


A former United States Marine, Ms. Hartley has served in every possible position with a law firm, from receptionist/file clerk to law clerk and research attorney, to litigation attorney. While attending law school, Ms. Hartley was employed full time at a local long-time family law firm. Ms. Hartley graduated with High Honors from Ventura College of Law and was soon thereafter hired by another premier...

Patricia Lamas


Ms. Patricia Lamas began her college education in 1980 at Moorpark College in Simi Valley. She then transferred to UCSB. After attaining her undergraduate degree, Ms. Lamas enrolled at Ventura College of Law and graduated in 1992. During this journey, she worked full time and went to school at night and raised a family. Shortly after graduating from law school, Ms. Lamas was hired by...

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John Castellano


John Castellano is a trusted and dedicated advocate in the family law field with over two decades of experience. He graduated from Southwestern University School of Law in 1996 where he was awarded the American Jurisprudence Book Award in Family Law. He completed undergraduate studies at UCLA where he graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. Mr. Castellano prides himself on taking a ...

R. Benjamin Vojtik


R. Benjamin Vojtik has worked in the legal field for almost ten years, starting from the ground up. He has been with the Firm from its inception as a one-horse shop staffed by Carla Hartley and contributes greatly to the success of the firm. He’s worked through every position in the firm from scan clerk to research wizard to attorney. His brilliant legal mind has...

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Kelly Clunan


Mrs. Clunan began her paralegal studies while working at Hartley Lamas Et Al. as a legal secretary, and is a certified paralegal. Her humor, warmth and high degree of competence lend themselves to putting clients at ease and contribute to the overall positive work environment we enjoy. Kelly Clunan brings a wealth of experience to Hartley Lamas Et Al. Mrs. Clunan managed medical offices, including...

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