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Kim Dincel

Kim Dincel received his law degree in 1987 from Loyola Law School in Southern California. He is licensed to practice in all federal and state courts within California and has spent the last 28 years practicing law in the San Francisco Bay area. 

Mr. Dincel currently practices in the areas of long-term health care, cyber theft, general business and commercial litigation, maritime law, construction, trust litigation, contract and real estate matters. He has handled numerous trials to verdict and has argued before both the state and federal courts of appeal. 

Mr. Dincel has been an AV rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell since 2003. Since 2014, he has been recognized as one of Northern California's Super Lawyers



Loyola Law School
Juris Doctor, 1987


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Senior Counsel

Stephanie J. Dean

Stephanie Dean returned to California to attend Santa Clara University School of Law after 9 years in Washington D.C. as Legislative Coordinator in then-Congressman Norman Y. Mineta’s Capitol Hill office and a Legislative Assistant at the NAACP Washington Bureau. Since graduating 4th in her class, she has worked as a research attorney at several bay area law firms.

Working as a law professor, Stephanie taught appellate practice, contracts, remedies, constitutional law, community property and business organizations. She is very knowledgeable about civil procedure and an expert legal writer. Her writing and analytical skills have enhanced Dincel Law Group’s representation of its clients in all types of transactions and civil litigation since she joined the firm in 2015.  

Stephanie loves photography, visits Italy frequently and is studying to become fluent in Italian. 



Santa Clara University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1988



Senior Counsel

Jonathan H. Rose

Jonathan Rose was born in New York City and grew up in Manhattan. He spent 13 years as a decorated New York City paramedic, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Hunter College – City University of New York with his B.A. in mass communications.  He moved to New Orleans, LA and attended Tulane Law School where he graduated Cum Laude in 2001. In 2008, Jonathan moved to California. Mr. Rose is licensed to practice law in all state courts in California and Federal Courts in the Southern and Northern Districts. 

Jonathan is a successful and experienced litigator. His practice focuses on defending long term care facilities and healthcare providers in medical malpractice, elder abuse lawsuits, and regulatory matters. Jonathan has served as a consultant to other attorneys representing clients with difficult Medical Board issues and has testified as an expert witness concerning the impact of a criminal conviction on a provider’s medical license. He has represented physicians in Medical Staff disputes and resulting litigation. 

Jonathan currently serves as outside general counsel to several skilled nursing, assisted living and long term care facilities in the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento Areas. He previously served as outside general counsel to a prominent drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in the San Diego area. Jonathan’s litigation practice also includes cyber-theft, general business and commercial litigation, and probate litigation.

When not working, Mr. Rose enjoys spending time with his family and two dogs, hiking, traveling, attending concerts, cooking (primarily Italian/Mediterranean food), and seeing movies.


Tulane Law School
Juris Doctor, 2001




Talia R. Gallo

Talia Gallo received her B.A. in History from Saint Mary’s College of California before attending Whittier Law School in Orange County, California. Talia joined Dincel Law Group in 2018 bringing with her a wealth of criminal law and courtroom experience. She is licensed to practice in all state courts within California.

While in law school, Talia received two CALI awards for outstanding academics. Talia was also Vice President of the Trial Advocacy Honors Board, as well as a Competing Team Member where she competed in numerous Regional and National competitions. Talia, along with three teammates, took first place in the National California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Mock Trial Competition beating over twenty schools from across the country. 

During her time in law school, Talia clerked for the Honorable Judge Kimberly Menninger who sat on the Felony Panel bench for the Superior Court of California, County of Orange. Talia also interned for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office where she argued over 30 hearings and motions and conducted bench trials while part of the Homicide Unit, Gang Unit and Misdemeanor Unit.

Following law school graduation, Talia moved back to the Bay Area where she was a fellow for the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office in Palo Alto. While at the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, Talia was routinely in court arguing motions, hearings, and filing documents. Based on her unique position of knowing Santa Clara County Judges and having worked with numerous Deputy District Attorneys, Talia believes her connections and knowledge of our local criminal justice system allows her to effectively advocate for her clients.

Talia is confident in her ability to represent clients in court against both misdemeanor and felony allegations. Talia’s experience appearing in court ranges from DUI and petty theft charges to felony assault and battery with a deadly weapon. Talia has argued numerous motions and hearings that involved misdemeanor and felony charges including suppression of evidence motions, probation violation hearings, protective order modification hearings, preliminary hearings, and 995 motions (oral arguments made to the court stating that insufficient evidence was provided to warrant a holding at the preliminary hearing against the defendant). 

Talia is an avid baker and enjoys cooking, being outdoors, the beach, reading and spending time with family and friends.


Whittier Law School
Juris Doctor, 2017




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Executive Director & Paralegal

Lori A. Havener

With more than 20 years of experience, Lori Havener has the finely tuned leadership and communication skills to keep Dincel Law Group running smoothly, efficiently, and productively. Ms. Havener works as a Paralegal, Legal Support Manager and Executive Director of Dincel Law Group. Her interests outside of the office include music, travel, hiking, skiing, paddle boarding, windsurfing, kayaking and cooking, especially when there are family and friends around to eat.


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Legal Assistant

Krista A. Clawson

Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Krista came to the Bay Area for school.  She graduated with dual degrees in Political Science and Philosophy from Santa Clara University in 2018, where she wrote for the university newspaper and served on the executive boards of multiple organizations.  Krista is currently enrolled in Santa Clara University School of Law with an expected graduation date of May 2021.  She enjoys traveling, hiking, and reading in her free time.