Dr. Sam Colarusso – Client Advocate
Dr. Sam D. Colarusso is the Client Advocate at Claggett & Sykes Law Firm, utilizing his over 20 years of experience as a health care provider in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dr. Colarusso began his undergraduate studies at California State University at Fullerton, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Southern California University of Health Sciences, graduating with Honors in 1994. Dr. Colarusso returned to his hometown of Las Vegas in 1995 to start his private practice. He continues to maintain an active license in the State of Nevada.
Dr. Colarusso was appointed by the State of Nevada as a Designated Rating Physician for the Department of Industrial Relations in 1998, performing Permanent Partial Disability Evaluations (PPDs) for injured workers. He is also a Certified Medical Examiner for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. Dr. Colarusso is Board Certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 1994, Board Certified and Licensed by the Nevada Chiropractic Physicians Board, License# B-610, 1995, and Board Certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME), 1998. Professional memberships include, Member of the American Chiropractic Association, Member of Nevada Chiropractic Association, and Member of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
Dr. Colarusso was a high school and collegiate All-American in baseball and was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies. Dr. Colarusso has continued his passion for baseball by coaching youth sports for the past 15 years. Dr. Colarusso also enjoys fishing and cycling.
Dr. Colarusso is married to his wife, Teresa, a special education teacher in the Clark County School District. Dr. Colarusso has three children: Hannah, Sammy, and Dominic. He and his family enjoy travelling throughout the United States to various National Parks to hike and seek adventure.
Moises Garcia- Paralegal/Management
Moises Garcia was born in Cuernavaca, Mexico in 1984, and in 1993 moved to his current hometown, Las Vegas, Nevada. Moises graduated from Las Vegas High School in 2002, and attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2003. He graduated from UNLV with a Bachelors in Science in Business Administration- in 2007. He received his TEFL (Teach English Abroad) certification in 2013, and a year later began to work with the Claggett & Sykes Law Firm in 2014. He is currently learning Japanese, and his hobbies include soccer, CrossFit, running, hiking, and traveling.
Jackie Abrego- Paralegal
Jackie was born in San Salvador in El Salvador in 1974. She moved to the United States in 1976, and lived in South Gate, California. In her home state of California, she went to University High School, and moved to Las Vegas in 1998. She began working with Sam Harding, Esq. in April of 2002, and continued to work as a paralegal for Claggett & Sykes in 2014. Jackie enjoys working out, boating on the Lake Mead Marina, and playing video games with her family.
Maria Alvarez- Paralegal
Maria Alvarez is a Paralegal for Claggett & Sykes. Maria is a native of Las Vegas and graduated from Bonanza High School with advanced diploma and honors. She then graduated with an Associate of Arts degree from the College of Southern Nevada in 2007. Maria attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she was in the Dean’s Honor Roll and received her dual bachelor degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice and a minor in general Spanish in 2011. As a child, Maria lived in a town near Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico where she attended elementary school. In her free time, Maria loves to spend time with family and friends, travel, play soccer, exercise, and do volunteer work.
Joanne Tiu- Legal Assistant
Joanne was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Santo Tomas. In 1992, she started working in the United Nations Development Programme and later transferred to other UN Specialized Agencies based in the Philippines particularly the International Labour Organization, United Nations Population Fund, and Western Pacific Regional Office of the World Health Organization. In 2008 she moved to the United States with her husband, Manny Tiu, and her children, TJ and Eunice. She started working for Sean K. Claggett and Associates in 2010 as a legal assistant. Joanne loves to read and enjoys spending time with her family and two Yorkshire Terriers, Mickey and Marty. She also enjoys traveling and has visited several cities in the United States and Asia.
Shannon Diaz- Law Clerk
Shannon has been a Law Clerk at Claggett & Sykes since January, 2015. She was born and raised here in Las Vegas. She graduated with High Distinction from The Pennsylvania State University in 2013, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society, and a Minor in Political Science. She is currently in her fourth year at the William S. Boyd Law School, here in Las Vegas. At Boyd Law, she is an Articles Editor for the Nevada Law Journal, the Vice President of the Animal Legal Defense Society, a member of the Nevada Justice Association, and a member of Phi Alpha Delta. She also has been awarded the following academic achievements:
In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering at local animal rescues. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and her dogs.
Noah A. Duran- Law Clerk
Noah A. Duran joined Claggett and Sykes as a law clerk after graduating from the William S. Boyd School of Law in 2016. Noah worked as a research assistant studying severe brain injuries in professional boxing during law school.
Noah grew up in Las Vegas, NV, but attended high school in Sandia Park, NM. He returned to Las Vegas to study at UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, where he graduated with Honors in 2013. Throughout college, Noah worked at the Office of Media Relations at UNLV and was an intern at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM.
Noah is a dedicated sports fan who likes attending Rebel games and watching sports on TV. In his spare time, he also enjoys playing golf, running, reading, and spending time with his family.
Jeanelly Moncada- Law Clerk/Legal Assistant
Jeanelly is an aspiring attorney who received her Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She graduated from Valley High School from the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in 2013. During high school, she regularly volunteered for Safe Faith United, a Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy Organization, beginning as Teenage Coordinator. After graduating from the Human Rights Advocacy program “Justicia Sin Fronteras”, became a Human Rights Victim Advocate, and in 2013 was Secretary of Board for the organization. While attending UNLV, she was a member of the Dean’s Honor List and the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Jeanelly interned for the Claggett & Sykes Law firm in January of 2015, and began to work as a Law Clerk in June of 2015. That same year she received her certification as a Clark County Notary. She most recently interned in the Las Vegas Office of Governor Brian Sandoval in 2016. She is planning to earn her J.D. degree at Boyd Law School in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Meghan Greenhalgh- Claims Manager
Meghan was born and raised in a small town in Utah. After graduating from high school she moved to St. George, Utah and attended Dixie State University where she received her Associates of Science degree. She continued her education there focusing on graphic design, and later moved to Las Vegas. When she worked at Christiansen Law Offices as a receptionist, she met Attorney Sean Claggett when he was renting space with Christiansen Law Offices. After 8 months, she was hired by Sean Claggett to work for his firm and became his legal assistant overseeing the firm’s claims files. Now, 10 years later, Meghan is Claggett & Sykes Law Firm’s Claims Manager overseeing the claims department.
Eunice Tiu- Medical Records Specialist
Eunice Tiu was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. She moved to the United States with her family at the age of 13. In 2011, and as a junior in high school, she started her employment at Sean Claggett & Associates as a file clerk, and in 2012 Eunice graduated with honors from Clark High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. A year and half later, she was the receptionist, and earned her associates at College of Southern Nevada. Eunice now works with Claggett & Sykes Law Firm as a Medical Records Specialist. Eunice is currently working towards her Criminal Justice Degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she is a member of the Dean’s Honor List, and plans to go to Boyd Law School soon after. In her spare time, Eunice finds joy in volunteering at a local animal shelter, and travelling.
Shana Salazar- Medical Records Specialist
Shana Salazar was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and has been living in Las Vegas for over five years. She is an aspiring attorney who received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Psychology minor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Shana is also a member of the Dean’s Honor List. She started as an intern at Claggett & Sykes in August 2015 and has been working for the firm in her current position as Medical Records Specialist since December 2015. She is planning to attend Boyd Law School next Fall to earn a dual J.D./M.B.A. degree. She aims towards, specializing in personal injury or criminal law. In addition to English, she is fluent in the languages of French and Tagalog. In her free time, she likes to exercise, play bass guitar, cook and read.
Irene Martinez- Medical Records Specialist
Irene was born in Compton, California, and was raised here in Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated from Cimarron Memorial High School, and in 2009 she graduated from the Academy of Healing arts as a medical assistant. In 2012, she completed her certification to become a chiropractic assistant, and worked in a chiropractor’s office. She began working with Claggett & Sykes in October of 2015. On her free time, she enjoys playing video games with her husband.
Khadijah Faison- Medical Records Specialist
Khadijah Faison is an aspiring attorney who is currently attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as a senior. She was born in Los Angeles, California, and moved to Las Vegas in 2001. She graduated from Palo Verde High School, and began her academics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She’s currently a member in Dean’s Honor Roll, Rotact Club, and Phi Sigma Pi Honors Society. She started working at Claggett & Sykes as an intern in August of 2016, and was hired as a Medical Records Specialist in January of 2017. Khadijah wrote for the Review-Journal as an entertainment and food review writer, and in she enjoys tutoring children, volunteering, and fine dining.
Jocelyn Abrego- Receptionist
Jocelyn was born in Lynwood, California, and at age 4 moved to her current hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada. She aspires to be a paralegal, and is currently attending College of Southern Nevada for paralegal studies. Jocelyn began working at Claggett & Sykes as a receptionist in November of 2015. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son and family.