Our Team

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Nicole Liotine
Office Manager

Juggling many activities at the firm, Nicole prides herself on being a great advocate of HMS's clients and employees. Nicole is passionate about the arts and puts her skills in photography and design to use producing the yearbook for her son's elementary school as well as leading the school's Art Docent program. If you don't find her in the office Nicole's likely enjoying time at the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland, where she delights in feeling like a kid again.

Robert Castro
File Clerk

Robert joined the team as an intern in May 2015 after meeting Attorney Gardner as a student in one of her communication studies courses at California State University, Sacramento. After graduation, he stayed on at the firm and his role is continually evolving. He's now responsible for maintaining all our physical and digital files as well as the heavy lifting of our permanent file storage.

Margaret Evangelista

Margaret joined our group in May 2018.  After being a stay-at-home mom for many years, she attended MTI College to become a paralegal. Rebecca and Margaret worked together at another law firm and now continue the bond at HMS. When not at the office, you can find Margaret on the back of her husband's Harley Davidson exploring country roads and new restaurants. Her number one delight is her family. Camping is a family affair and they enjoy an annual family camping trip to Lake Siskiyou. It's always an adventure with all the kids and dogs.    


“Everyone we dealt with at HMS was very professional and helpful. We would recommend HMS to a friend or family member.” Jeff and Cori S.

"The level of service, trust, understanding and genuine caring cannot be surpassed! I know my family is in the best care possible with HMS Law Group." Lois M.

"I feel I entered as a client and am leaving as a friend." Carole C.