Attorneys

John T. Nicolaou

John T. Nicolaou is an associate in the New York office of Lieff Cabraser.

Ella Krainsky

Ella Krainsky is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.

Abby Bilkiss

Abby Bilkiss is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.

Abbye R. Klamann

Abbye is an associate in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office. She earned her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, where she won the Excellence in Pro Bono Service Award for Outstanding 2L Student of the Year and the 2015 American Association for Justice Mike Eidson Scholarship. She was a semi-finalist in the Campbell Moot Court in 2014-2015, and worked on the 2015-2016 Williams Moot Court as well as serving on the Michigan Law School Associate International Law Dean Selection Advisory Board in 2015.

She served as President of the Jessup International Moot Court and was 7th Place Individual Oralist in the 2015 Regionals, was a Board Member and Legal Observer Coordinator for the National Lawyer’s Guild Chapter 2014-2016, Co-President (2014-2015) and 1L Representative (2013-2014) of the Outlaws LGBT Student Group, worked on the Syrian Accountability Project (2015-2016) and served as Social Chair of the American Civil Liberties Union Chapter.

Michelle Lamy

Michelle Lamy is an associate in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office. Prior to joining Lieff Cabraser, Michelle was a Law Clerk to the Honorable Thelton E. Henderson of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Michelle earned her law degree from Stanford Law School, where she won the Gerald Gunther Prize for Outstanding Performance in Research and Legal Writing, and the Gerald Gunther Prize for Outstanding Performance in Statutory Interpretation. She was on the Executive Board of the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, worked at the Stanford Community Law Clinic, and was Co-President of Law Students for Reproductive Justice. Prior to attending law school, Michelle earned a bachelor of arts degree summa cum laude from the College of Arts & Sciences at Boston College, where she was a Dean’s Scholar, and won Dean’s List and Phi Beta Kappa honors.

Laura B. Heiman

Laura B. Heiman is an associate in the Nashville office of Lieff Cabraser who represents class action and whistleblower plaintiffs as part of the firm’s defective products, personal injury, and consumer protection practice.

Prior to joining Lieff Cabraser, Laura served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and the Honorable Jane B. Stranch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Laura’s prior practice includes working as a litigation associate at Morrison and Foerster, LLP, where she focused on representing pro bono clients with civil rights and constitutional claims before the federal courts of appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Laura is a 2011 graduate of Stanford Law School, where she served on the board of the Women of Stanford Law and represented clients in the Community Law Clinic. Before law school, Laura was a Dorot Fellow at the Alliance for Justice in Washington, D.C. She graduated cum laude from Yale University in 2007.

Phi Anh Nguyen

Phianh Nguyen is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.

Cameron Saunders

Cameron Saunders is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.

Ryan Sturtevant

Ryan Sturtevant is a staff attorney in the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser.

Tiseme Zegeye

Tiseme Zegeye is an associate in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office. Prior to joining Lieff Cabraser, Tiseme was a Staff Attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York, where she litigated to protect women’s reproductive rights. Previously she was a Legal Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union Women’s Rights Project in New York, where she worked to fight gender discrimination in employment, education, and housing.

Tiseme earned her law degree from the New York University School of Law, where she won the BLAPA Kim Barry ’98 Memorial Graduation Prize for academic excellence and commitment to international and human rights work, as well as a Dean’s Scholarship. During law school she worked with the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, interned with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and was active in the Black Allied Law Students Association and the Women of Color Collective. Prior to attending law school, Tiseme earned a bachelor’s degree cum laude in political science and sociology from the College of William and Mary, where she won the Benjamin Ewell Award for outstanding leadership and service to the College.