Meet Our Team

Kenneth A. Maranga

Kenneth A. Maranga

- Sr. Partner

Ken Maranga has been a litigator for thirty (30) years, handling all phases in the defense of public and private entities, as well as their management and employees

Robert A. Morgenstern

Robert A. Morgenstern

- Sr. Partner

Robert Morgenstern is a founding principal of the firm, is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Advocate ABOTA. AV rated by Martindale Hubbell

Christopher F. Johnson

Christopher F. Johnson

- Partner

Christopher Johnson was admitted to the California bar in 1984. He has been the managing partner of Maranga Morgenstern's San Francisco office since 2002

Paul A. Elkort

Paul A. Elkort

- Partner

Paul is an active trial lawyer whose practice is primarily focused on general civil litigation

Ninos Saroukhanioff

Ninos Saroukhanioff

- Partner

Since becoming a lawyer in 1994, Nino has devoted his practice to civil litigation. Nino joined the firm of Maranga/Morgenstern as a partner in 2007

Patricia E. Ellyatt

Patricia E. Ellyatt

- Partner

Admitted to bar: 1980, Georgia; 1984, California; 1994 United States District Court, Central District of California. Joined Maranga/Morgenstern: Associate 2004; Partner, 2009

Dennis S. Newitt

Dennis S. Newitt

- Associate

Dennis has been an associate attorney at Maranga/Morgenstern since 2008, and has been in the legal profession as a lawyer and paralegal since 1989.

Morgan A. Metzger

Morgan A. Metzger

- Associate

Since becoming a lawyer in 2010, Morgan has devoted her practice to civil litigation. She joined the firm of Maranga/Morgenstern as an Associate in 2010

Neil D. Joseph

Neil D. Joseph

- Associate

Neil became a lawyer in 1985 and has practiced in the area of civil defense litigation since then

Lilia Sandoval

Lilia Sandoval

- Associate

Since becoming a lawyer in 2010, Lilia has devoted her practice to civil litigation. Lilia joined the firm of Maranga/Morgenstern as an associate attorney in 2011

P. Molly Ford

P. Molly Ford

- Associate

P. Molly Ford has been a litigation associate in our Los Angeles Office since 2013

Phillip T. S. Tukia

Phillip T. S. Tukia

- Associate

Phil has been practicing law in California since 1996. He has devoted his practice to civil litigation. Phil joined Maranga/Morgenstern in 2004

 Christopher Campbell

Christopher Campbell

- Associate

Mr. Campbell has practiced in the area of civil litigation in California since being admitted to the California bar in 2000

Hillary Patton

Hillary Patton

- Associate

Hillary D. Patton is responsible for all aspects of civil litigation from initial pleadings through trial and appeal including written discovery.

Alexander Giraldo

Alexander Giraldo

- Associate

Alexander Giraldo joined our Los Angeles office in 2016 as a litigation associate. Prior to joining Maranga * Morgenstern, Alexander was a fellow with the the American Board of Trial Advocates.