Pre-litigation Staff are Your First Line of Defense


From the onset of a case, the focus of our pre-litigation staff is to acquire the best settlement possible for clients apart from litigation. In some cases, it is preferable to get a case settled without having to file suit. This may be the most efficient and cost-effective alternative for the client, depending on the facts of each case.

For these types of cases, we have a fully staffed in-house Pre-litigation Department that includes experienced licensed insurance adjusters. Not only do our insurance adjusters know how to negotiate and settle claims with insurance companies, they know how to negotiate with medical providers for reduction of charges and with health insurers, hospitals, and other entities for lien reductions on medical expenses. Our Pre-Litigation team is well trained in getting the highest settlement possible for our clients while minimizing individual case costs.

Letty Lopez | EMAIL

Case Administrator Letty has worked in the legal field for more than 30 years using her litigation experience to assist attorneys in preparing for trial. Letty currently works as a case administrator in the pre-litigation department working with our licensed insurance adjusters where she prepares claims for settlement. She joined the firm in 2011. A Corpus Christi native, she is married to Jesse Lopez and they have two children. Letty loves watching great movies and spending time with her family.

Kelly Timon | EMAIL

Senior Case Administrator Kelly heads the Pre-Litigation Department. Not only has she been a licensed insurance adjuster since 1988, she worked in the State Farm Claims Department for 18 years, giving her an intimate knowledge of how insurance companies work. Kelly also holds a Life and Health Insurance license, and she is licensed by the Texas Department of Insurance both as an adjuster and as an insurance agent. As such, she has a vast knowledge of insurance policy parameters, as well as keen insight into practical application of insurance policy language. She has a proven track record of helping our attorneys resolve claims with insurance companies when it is in the client’s best interest to do so.

Jonathan Ibarra | EMAIL

Case Administrator Jonathan has been licensed as an adjuster by the Texas Department of Insurance since 1991. He began handling all aspects of Liability and bodily injury insurance claims in 1991 while employed with State Farm Insurance. His background of insurance claim-handling includes 11 years of employment with State Farm, and 7 years of employment with Farmers Insurance, which recognized him with an award for superior customer service. He has handled Liability cases involving both automobile and homeowner’s insurance claims, as well as all other auto insurance policy coverage claims, including detailed investigation into coverage. While employed with State Farm Insurance, his claim assignments included severe injury and even fatality claims. For both insurance companies, he was given claim assignments not only in Texas but also in surrounding states. Jonathan served in the United States Marine Corps while a student at Texas A&M University, and serves his local church as a member of the board of elders. He joined the Edwards Law Firm in the summer of 2013.

Jonathan loves to fish, hunt and enjoy the outdoors.