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OUR TEAM

While Poder Legal's first priority is your physical and emotional recovery after an accident, we also understand that this is only part of your loss. We know that accidents can also affect you and your family's income, employment and quality of life. That's why we work hard to get you the money you need to get back to your normal life. Whether by settlement or by trial victory we fight to ensure our clients get full and fair compensation, and have a 99% success rate in doing so.

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Over $25M

In the Past 24 Months

Over 99%

Success Rate

Over $85M

Since 2010

24/7 Support

For Your Case

Benjamin D. Swanson

TRIAL LAWYER

Insurance companies have made large sums of money bullying individuals who have been injured in accidents. Refusing to pay just compensation; delay, delay, delay; sending surveillance agents to spy on an injured person and his or her family; and using scare tactics to make the victim feel like a liar and a malingerer.

I detest bullies. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than taking down an insurance company that tries to take advantage of an injured person. Nothing. Since 2010, I have recovered over 75 million dollars for those injured in catastrophic motor vehicle and other accidents.

Education:
University of Iowa College of Law
J.D. Conferred With Distinction 

University of Iowa
B.A.; President's List

Licensure:
California


Bret Geckeler

LAWYER OF COUNSEL

Bret did what it took to make it to an ivory-tower law firm with a global presence. Any lawyer would agree that this is no easy task. Most people would be satisfied by this achievement. But Bret is not like most people. He saw a higher mountain to climb and devotes his life to defending the rights of those hurt by others.

Education:
UCLA


Yesenia Lopez

OFFICE MANAGER

Yesenia Lopez was born and raised in the San Jose area. She is very involved in the community. From her volunteering at her church and local schools to participating in food and clothing drives. Her passion in helping the Latino community has made Yesenia an invaluable part of the firm. Yesenia has been working in the personal injury field for over 11 years. Yesenia is extremely knowledgeable and is heavily involved in assisting with all aspects of each case from collecting initial client intake information to litigation. Her compassion and drive makes her a force to be reckoned with.


Ashlee Sierra

SUPERVISING LITIGATION PARALEGAL

Ashlee Sierra serves as Poder Legal's head litigation paralegal. Ashlee has worked closely with Ben for several years. She has handled every aspect of litigation from lawsuit thru appeal.


Ampelio Lopez

LEGAL ASSISTANT

Ampelio has been working along side his wife Yesenia for over a decade helping those injured in accidents. He is a wise man who has learned the importance of understanding rather than being understood. Ampelio is an invaluable part of the Firm's pre-litigation department.


David Lopez

LEGAL ASSISTANT

David is the newest member of the team. He exudes integrity and has an impeccable work ethic.


Michelle Reynoso

Pre-Litigation Specialist

Michelle Reynoso works with the Swanson Law Group managing cases, settling property damage claims, requesting and organizing medical records and scheduling attorney/client meetings.

Prior to joining the Swanson Law Group, Michelle gained experience as a case manager at a law firm focused on personal injury cases. It was there that Michelle discovered her passion for helping others who have suffered injuries due to another's negligence.


Cynthia Barrientos

Pre-Litigation Specialist

Cynthia Barrientos was raised in Canoga Park, CA and has been in the personal injury field for over six years. Ms. Barrientos has a passion for helping those who have been injured and are in need of assistance. She has a great work ethic and a substantial amount of knowledge in the field. Her foremost goals are to always look out for the best interests of her clients and to ensure that they are taken care of. As a Pre-litigation Specialist at the Swanson Law Group, Ms. Barrientos regularly goes above and beyond to get things done in the most efficient way possible.

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Our Results

Over $25M In the Past 24 Months

Over 99% Success Rate

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Two Women Rear-Ended By a Tractor Trailer

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Confidential Settlement

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Brachial Plexus Injury in a Motor Vehicle Accident

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Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Neck Injury

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Wrongful Death of Devoted Husband and Father

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Car Crash Requiring Surgery

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Car Accident Resulting in Leg Fracture

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Contested Wrongful Death Case

“Working with Poder Legal was the best experience I’ve had with a lawyer. I didn’t know what to expect but Ben’s personality and honesty were refreshing. I always felt welcomed when visiting with him. I now feel like he is one of my best friends every time we speak.” —V.M.

“Ben’s personal and professional demeanor, character and work ethic earned him my personal friendship, admiration and great appreciation! I have already given him a referral and recommendation to a personal friend’s case. I will continue to recommend him and his group of associates’ to anyone needing representation in the future.” —A.J.

“The best thing about Poder Legal and working with Ben is his personal attention. Ben and the staff at Poder Legal walked us through every aspect of the case. We felt informed and taken care of every step of the way. I would recommend Ben and Poder Legal to anyone I know that needs help from a lawyer.” —B.R.

“I always felt cared for by Ben and everyone at their offices. Whenever I had a question, Ben always made sure to give me the answers immediately. I rarely had to wait for responses.” —D.G.

“He helped me win and settle my case. Benjamin has many wonderful character attributions that only add to his presence in the courtroom.” —Molly.

“I am eternally grateful for what he has done for my family and me. Although the process and injuries were long and difficult for me, he won the case with 100% in my favor and a settlement far beyond my expectations.” —Pamela.