Attorneys

Thomas E. Beach

  Mr. Beach graduated from the University of California (BA) and Pepperdine University School of Law (JD).  Since 1980, his practice has been devoted to the defense of litigated personal injury claims.  His practice focuses on the defense of health care and human services providers, including hospitals, physicians, skilled nursing, long-term care, rehabilitation and Managed […]

Sean D. Cowdrey

Sean D. Cowdrey was born and raised in a rural part of central Illinois where his extended family still resides. From 1984 to 1988, he attended North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and then attended Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California, receiving his Juris Doctor degree in 1991, graduating with honors. While in […]
Spencer H. Jenkins, Esq.

Spencer H. Jenkins

Spencer Jenkins graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He received his Juris Doctorate from The American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., where he graduated cum laude. He is licensed to practice law in California. Mr. Jenkins began his career as a civil litigator in Washington […]
Mindee J. Stekkinger, Esq.

Mindee J. Stekkinger

Mindee J. Stekkinger graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. After working several years for various newspapers in Nevada and California, including participation in the start up of USA Today across the country, she attended Pepperdine University School of Law, receiving her Juris Doctor degree in […]
Darryl Hottinger. Esq.

Darryl Hottinger

Darryl Hottinger graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona College of Law where he was a member of the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law and a recipient of the Dean’s Achievement Award. He is licensed to […]

David W. Loy

David Loy has a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law. He was admitted to practice law in 2006, and is licensed in both state and federal courts in California. Mr. Loy represents clients in matters involving personal injury, elder and dependent […]
Melinda Belew Owen

Melinda B. Owen

Melinda Belew Owen is “Of Counsel” at of Beach Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP.  Ms. Owen has worked almost exclusively in healthcare litigation and risk management since 1999.  Ms. Owen’s practice is focused on the defense of human services providers, including drug and alcohol rehabilitation providers, skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities, physicians and nurses, in the […]
Rebecca B. Lowell, Esq.

Rebecca B. Lowell

Ms. Lowell graduated from Point Loma College with her BA in Literature and Writing in 1991 and went on to receive her Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University in 1995. In addition, Ms. Lowell received a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in 1995. Since her acceptance to the California […]
Rachel Mandelberg, Esq.

Rachel K. Mandelberg

Rachel Mandelberg graduated valedictorian of the Radio Television Film & Theater Department at San Jose State University.  She received her Juris Doctorate from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2006, and her license to practice law in California that same year. Ms. Mandelberg has spent her entire career providing comprehensive litigation defense […]
Eligio Luevanos, Esq.

Eligio Luevanos

Mr. Luevanos graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the Loyola Law School where he served as an editor for the Loyola Law Review. He is licensed to practice law in California. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Luevanos practiced with firms in […]
Molly Loy, Esq.

Molly Loy

Molly Loy graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science. She received her Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law where she was a published member of the National Administration of Administrative Law Judiciary. Following her admission to the California bar in 2010, Ms. […]
Dave Ditora, Esq.

David L. Ditora

David L. Ditora is “Of Counsel” at Beach Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP.  Mr. Ditora graduated from California State University Fresno, where he was student body president.  He worked in the California State Assembly for three years prior to attending law school at the University of California, Davis, from which he graduated in 1985. Mr. Ditora has […]

John Tullis

John Tullis graduated from the Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. He received his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School. He is licensed to practice law in Utah and California. Following admission to the California bar in 2009, Mr. Tullis developed his legal skills in various areas of law, including personal […]

Varouj Arabian

Varouj Arabian graduated from University of California Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature in 2001. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern Law School in 2005. Mr. Arabian has spent his entire career providing comprehensive litigation services and advising clients of best practice to avoid future litigation. Mr. Arabian has […]

Melanie Ely

Melanie Ely graduated from California State University Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  She received her Juris Doctorate from Ventura College of Law in 2010. Following Ms. Ely’s admission to the California State Bar in 2010, she worked for a litigation firm in Ventura where her practice focused on personal injury, wrongful death […]

Michael H. Brody

Michael H. Brody graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. Following admission to the California Bar in 2005, Mr. Brody’s practice has focused on civil litigation, including representing a […]

Jay C. Patterson

Jay Patterson graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy in 2000. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2004.  He was privileged to have served as a judicial extern to the Hon. Jeremy D. Fogel at the San Jose Division of the […]

James J. Ison

James J. Ison graduated from Stanford University, with distinction, in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in History.  In 2000, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he graduated in the top 15% of his class and won awards for brief writing and oral advocacy. Mr. […]

Edie Brookes

Edie Brookes attended University of Missouri – Kansas City’s undergraduate and School of Medicine programs.  She graduated as Valedictorian of the Ventura College of Law class of 2000. Following Ms. Brookes’ admission to the California State Bar in 2000, she worked for and became a partner at a litigation firm in Encino where her practice […]

Jay L. Raftery, Jr.

Is an associate at Beach Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP.  Mr. Raftery brings to the firm a broad range of experience in both litigation and transactional matters.  In addition to being an experienced litigator, Jay describes himself as a regulatory attorney and brings to the firm a wealth of expertise in matters involving the Americans With Disabilities […]