Tabatha Jones, Office Manager/Bookkeeper, has been with Schurmer and Wood since July of 2015. Tabatha brings over 16 years of office management and accounting experience, with over 11 years of law firm management experience. Tabatha started her legal career as a legal assistant in a fast pace civil litigation firm where she quickly became the firm administrator. Besides being the office manager/bookkeeper, Tabatha also has her Paralegal Certificate.
Originally from San Diego, Tabatha moved to Ventura in 2014 and currently resides in Oak View with her husband Josh and son Jameson.
Sal Barragan has been working for Schurmer & Wood for the last five years. A resident of Ventura County for 32 years, Mr. Barragan graduated from Fillmore High School and attended Ventura College.
Mr. Barragan currently resides in Fillmore with his wife and two daughters. He speaks Spanish and English.
Ellie has nearly ten years of paralegal experience. She has worked in multiple areas of law, including bankruptcy, family, employment, and personal injury. She has an Associates in Paralegal Studies from Kaplan College and a Bachelors in Business Administration from Fresno Pacific University. What she loves most about working for a plaintiff’s firm is being able to help the people in her community, especially when up against big businesses and insurance companies. Aside from her paralegal work, Ellie also enjoys photography, multimedia, graphic, and web design, and music.
Christina R. Medina, started her legal career in 1996 as a receptionist which transformed into her earning a Paralegal Certificate from Oxnard College. She is currently a member of Ventura County Paralegal Association and NALA and is a Notary Public. Christina resides with her husband and children in Ventura county.
Christina has been with Schurmer and Wood since December 2017.
Yuri Arteaga has been with the firm since July of 2017. Yuri is Schurmer and Wood’s case worker and is responsible for working up files pre-litigation. She obtained her A.A. in Paralegal Studies from Santa Barbara Business College in 2017. Yuri is fluent in English and Spanish. Yuri was raised in Los Angeles and currently resides in Simi Valley with her two children.
Joey Castellanos was born and raised in Oxnard, CA. Joey graduated from Pacifica High School, while attending there; he took an extra-curricular Law Enforcement Academy class taught by a police officer at Oxnard High School, as well as a Criminal Justice Class taught by a lawyer at the Career Education Center in Camarillo. Joey is currently studying Paralegal Studies, and is striving to become a prosecutor.
Krystal was born and raised in Oxnard, California. Krystal attended Channel Islands High School and studied Business Administration at Ventura College. She lives in Oxnard with her daughter Mia.
Krystal is fluent in English and Spanish often acts as Schurmer and Wood’s interpreter.