Raynard Struck is a native bilingual New Mexican from Taos who received his J.D. degree, from the University Of New Mexico School Of Law in 1999. Raynard first career was as an insurance adjuster for Allstate in Southern California. One of the main reasons he left the insurance industry and went to law school was the insurance industry’s lack of “fairness” towards people who make claims for damages due to the fault of others.
At the law firm of Medrano Struck, P.C., Raynard practices in the areas of Personal Injury law, Insurance Law, Guardian ad Litem (GAL) for personal injury, Slip/Trip and Fall, Dog Bite, Insurance Bad Faith and other civil matters. Raynard is bilingual in Spanish and loves representing people who have been wronged by others and do not speak English.
Raynard is currently an LLM candidate in Mediation at Pepperdine Straus Dispute Institute with graduation set for fall of 2019. The top-ranked Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution has led the nation in law-school-based conflict resolution for over a decade and has been ranked # 1 in the U.S. News and World Report law school rankings for 13 of the last 15 years. Straus is also world renown for being a leader in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Raynard has also completed the Straus 42-hour training on “Mediating the Litigated Case” in August of 2016.
Raynard received a B.A. from Pitzer College (Claremont Colleges, CA) in Organizational Management with minors in Economics and Sociology. Raynard is a member New Mexico State Bar, as well as a member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyer Association (NMTLA), UNM Law Alumni Board, the Hispanic Bar Association. Raynard has served as Board of Bar Commissioner for the 2nd Judicial District for 10 years and currently sits on the New Mexico Bowl Board of Directors.
My name is Aimee Martuccio Whitsell and I am an attorney with Parnall Law Firm. I come from a big Italian family and was raised in Western Pennsylvania with my four sisters. My dad continued the paving company his dad started after immigrating to the United States, and he was able to put all of his daughters through college.
I graduated from Westminster College cum laude with a double major in Philosophy and History in 2001. For some reason, I have been fascinated by the history of the “Old West” since childhood…especially Billy the Kid. As a self-proclaimed Billy the Kid aficionado, I eagerly moved to New Mexico for law school in 2004. While in law school, I served as an officer for the Veteran’s Association, completed an internship with the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office and worked in the Southwest Indian Law Clinic.
After graduation from law school in 2004, I started my career as a Children’s Court prosecutor for the Thirteenth Judicial District Attorney for three years. While a prosecutor, I obtained valuable trial experience, including lead chair in jury trials of high-profile felonies.
I began my civil law practice in 2008 with a focus in medical malpractice defense, and I also worked for a large national medical malpractice insurance company. In 2017, I changed my path and now I represent individuals injured by negligence. I have now been on almost every side of a case – defense attorney, insurance representative, and now plaintiff advocate. I use my unique background and skills to even the playing field for individuals battling for their rights against big corporations and insurance companies. I have insight into the motives behind opposing counsel’s strategies and can anticipate their arguments and tactics.
My family has always been my greatest joy and motivator. Parnall Law is like my second home. We have the values, compassion and skills necessary to truly help our community. I am proud of the work we do every day.
“All of my clients’ cases are important, big or small. We can’t undo the injury or trauma they have gone through, but we can help them get back on their feet and obtain a sense of justice. Helping clients obtain just compensation is the best and only form of justice when they are wrongly harmed by another’s negligence.”
In 1984 at the age of 20 years old, Darrell Siggers was convicted of first degree murder and sent to prison for a crime he did not commit. While in prison Darrell educated himself and began to learn the law. Darrell maintained his innocence from the beginning.
After filing numerous appeals in 2017, Prosecutor Kym Worthy created the Wayne County Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) and appointed attorney Valerie Newman as the CIU Director. Ms. Newman and the CIU team headed by Prosecutor Worthy began investigating numerous cases, including Darrell’s. After 6 months, with the recommendation of Director Newman, Prosecutor Worthy vacated Darrell’s conviction and dismissed all charges based on new evidence of his innocence and police misconduct.
Since coming home from prison at the age of 55, Darrell has had the honor of speaking at every major university in the State of Michigan about wrongful convictions and is working with students and faculty on criminal justice reforms. He has written a book called, “What you Need To Know Before Hiring A Lawyer And What You Need To Know Before Filing An Appeal.”
He has created a business called Legal Access Plus to help incarcerated men and women obtain documents and evidence needed to challenge their convictions. Darrell believes in giving back to our community and those incarcerated (“the least of these”) as stated in our Bible.
As a nurse and lawyer Chris brings a wealth of experience and a unique background to life care planning. She is a former litigator with extensive experience in medical malpractice. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law.
She has chosen to work in a supportive role to litigators and this has led her to filling the request to “put together future medicals for this client.” She calls upon her very relevant experience providing nursing care to home bound patients and her in depth understanding of spinal injuries and treatment.
As a nurse she has actually cared for spinal cord injury patients in their home and helped them face the challenges of immobility, chronic wound care and sourcing expensive medications and as a lawyer she has been in the operating room with a spinal surgeon.
David Selby represents individuals who have been injured by defective firearms, medical devices, and pharmaceutical drugs. David currently serves in leadership and steering committee roles in several medical device MDLs.
Awards & Accolades
Elite Trial Lawyer Finalist for The National Law Journal’s Award (2018)
AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards.
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
The National Trial Lawyers Top 25 Class Action Trial Lawyers
National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys’ Alabama Top 10
Dr. Barna is a Board Certified, Harvard trained Interventional Pain Physician and a Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP) with a strong clinical background in Musculoskeletal Care. He is an Editorial Board Member for Pain Physician, the Journal of Life Care Planning and Rehab Pro Journal, as well as a Reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. He has been recognized on Becker’s Orthopedic and Spine Review List of 150 Pain Management Physicians to Know.
Prior to coming to Florida, Dr. Barna spent nearly 10 years at Harvard Medical School including roles as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, as well as Medical Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Pain Center. Dr. Barna also previously served as an Interventional Spine and Pain Physician, as well as Partner at Florida Orthopaedic Institute, the largest multi-specialty Orthopedic group in the state of Florida. He is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, North American Spine Society, International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals / International Academy of Life Care Planners Section, and American Academy of Physician Life Care Planners.
Dr. Barna has significant experience performing utilization reviews of workers compensation pre-authorization cases, disability cases, and peer reviews for causality and investigational procedures. Dr. Barna’s clinical areas of expertise include conservative and nonsurgical interventional care of spine conditions and other chronic pain conditions. He is currently in clinical practice at Neurosurgical Partners, with offices in Tampa and Sarasota, FL.
Corey B. Friedman has experience handling catastrophic injury and complex commercial litigation matters.
Although born in Southern California, Mr. Friedman obtained his Juris Doctorate cum laude from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Friedman is admitted to practice in Florida, California, New York, and the District of Columbia.
Mr. Friedman’ practice areas include: traumatic brain injury, negligent security, wrongful death, defamation, product liability, and actions brought pursuant to Florida Statute §768.125 (Florida’s Dram Shop Statute).
Paul G. Finizio, Esq. is a well-established motivational speaker who earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree of Law from Nova Southeastern University School of Law and has practiced in all areas of law for over 30 years. He attended the University of Florida and received his undergraduate degree in finance.
Paul is the past President of Il Circolo, the Italian Cultural Society; past President of the Symphony of The Americas Association and currently serves on the advisory board of Nova Southeastern University. He supports the American Heart Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Special Olympics and Breast Cancer Foundations among others. Paul’s legal focus has been personal injury, wrongful death, commercial transactions and disputes as well as family law. Paul is fluent in Spanish, Italian and English and is proficient in French and Portuguese.
Mark was born on Mother’s Day in Canonsburg, PA in 1964 and has three siblings. He graduated with a B.A. from Duquesne University in 1986. In 1989, he obtained a J.D. from Duquesne University, where he was a member of the Duquesne University Law Review. He is licensed to practice in all Pennsylvania and New Mexico State Courts and District Courts. He began his legal career working as a clerk in the Parental Counsel Division of the Washington County Juvenile Courts and as a clerk in a private law office.
After graduating from law school, Mark joined a law firm concentrating in general Civil Litigation. He left that position to join Berger and Green, where he represented injured accident victims in personal injury claims as a Pennsylvania Personal Injury attorney. In 2019, he moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he continues to practice law at Parnall Law.
He was a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PaAJ), the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), and the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA), where he served on the Public Service Committee and the Bench Bar Conference Committee. Mark was also a Fellow of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation, Academy of Trial Lawyers, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, and Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mark is now a member of the Albuquerque Bar Association and New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association.