Senior Trial Attorney
Ms. Schimmel’s practice is dedicated to employment litigation matters on behalf of California employees. More than half of Ms. Schimmel’s experience has been focused on representing employees in wage and hour class and representative actions for labor code violations (including, but not limited to, claims unpaid overtime, minimum wages, expense reimbursement, meal and rest period), as well as consumer and privacy right matters. Ms. Schimmel’s experience also includes representing employees in wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and retaliation matters against employers who violate California law. She has successfully prosecuted and resolved hundreds of cases.
Prior to joining Blackstone, Ms. Schimmel gained crucial experience representing employers while working for a large national defense firm. This knowledge gives her great insight into the motivations and strategies utilized by defense counsel and employers during the litigation and settlement process.
Ms. Schimmel was also an integral part of the legal team who obtained an historic settlement on behalf of hundreds of survivors of childhood sexual abuse against the Los Angeles Archdiocese.
Outside of work, Ms. Schimmel enjoys spending her free time with her family, traveling, attending concerts, eating good food and working out. She has also taught Krav Maga, the Israeli-based self-defense system, since 2008.
Joana Fang is an Associate Attorney with expertise in personal injury, insurance litigation, class action, employment litigation, and consumer protection laws.
Ms. Fang has extensive experience in case management and all aspects of litigation, from drafting the complaint to engaging in the discovery process, settlement negotiations, and preparing for trial. During her legal career, she has helped her clients obtain six and seven figures as compensation for their injuries.
Ms. Fang is a prolific writer who has written and published numerous articles on Law360, The Recorder, and Daily Journal. She has also led seminars on taking depositions and litigating sexual abuse cases against schools and public entities.
Ms. Fang holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies and Media Studies from University of California, Berkeley, and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where she was a production editor on the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review.
Ms. Fang is licensed to practice in California and all districts of the United States District Court in California.
Stephanie Chyorny’s practice includes representing individuals in personal injury, wrongful termination, and wage-and-hour cases. Prior to joining Blackstone, Stephanie practiced at a highly respected litigation boutique, where she represented large corporations and insurance companies in all aspects of litigation.
Ms. Chyorny holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She earned her Juris Doctorate with a concentration in Civil Litigation and Advocacy from Southwestern Law School, where she was a Dean’s Merit Scholar.
While earning her law degree, Ms. Chyorny served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Stephen V. Wilson at the United States District Court and worked as a law clerk at several litigation firms.
Ms. Chyorny is licensed to practice in California and the U.S. Central District Court for the Central District of California. Ms. Chyorny is proficient in Russian.
Chief Financial Officer at Blackstone Law
Jeremy is the Chief Financial Officer at Blackstone Law. His responsibilities include finance, accounting, reporting, strategic planning and overseeing all financial decisions, such as budgeting and cash flow management.
Prior to joining Blackstone Law, Jeremy spent six years as the CFO and COO for Fortus Partners – a vertically integrated real estate investment firm. Jeremy spent the six years prior to Fortus Partners as the CFO and CCO for Baker Street Capital – a SEC registered investment management firm.
Jeremy holds a B.A. in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.
He believes in working hard and playing hard – giving 110% to every day, whether at work or at home.
In his free time, he is dedicated to his wife and four children, where he can be found coaching a soccer or baseball team. Additionally, he is devoted to his Jewish community and local synagogue.
Mireya was born and raised in Long Beach, California. After completing her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Grand Canyon University, she obtained two prior internships in law firms in Los Angeles.
She now works as a claim’s management assistant at Blackstone Law. As an assistant she has the crucial role of communicating with clients and handling the medical treatment process.
She is bilingual in both English and Spanish. Mireya looks forward to spending each day helping clients obtain the treatment they need throughout this process.
Diana is a Case Manager at Blackstone Law. She has over 8 years of experience in personal injury & worker compensation, and a total of 26 years in customer service. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. Her goal is to make sure that her clients get the help they need and deserve by guiding them throughout this process.
Diana was born and raised in Southern California. In her spare time, she is either cooking, crafting, or spends time with her family and friends at Disneyland.
Paulette is a southern California native. She graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies and holds an Associates of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies from Fremont College.
She has ten years of experience providing civil litigation support in both state and federal courts. As an experienced legal secretary, her role includes client relations, filing, and serving all legal documents, and calendaring. Paulette has a passion for helping the impoverished and in her spare time often feeds and gathers clothing and essentials for people.
She is a devoted wife and boy mom of three and enjoys spending time with her big extended family and friends. Her favorite pastimes are traveling, hiking, and watching historical documentaries.
Stephany is the legal secretary for Blackstone Law. She assists and offers support for the litigation team.
Stephany graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2019, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. In addition to being a natural team player and a detail-oriented individual, Stephany is also a positive person with a can-do attitude.
Outside of work, she enjoys watching true crime documentaries, hiking, and spending quality time with her family.