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ALEX MARTINEZ

Chief Executive Officer

Alex began his career in the litigation support industry in 1991. In 2003, his company Sherman, Alexander & Associates was acquired by First Legal, and he was appointed CEO in 2005. Under Alex’s leadership, First Legal has grown from a small, local attorney service company, to what it is today – the nation’s largest Litigation Support Service provider File Thru TrialTM. His focus on treating employees and clients as family has led not only to a unique, positive corporate culture but also to a company with strong customer service and industry relationships. He holds a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and currently lives in Corona with his six kids and their two dogs, Gia and Abby. He is a board member of the St. James Inn and enjoys golf and traveling.

DAVE TAIT

President

Dave began his career as an Attorney Services messenger in Southern California and joined first Legal in 1998. With over 30 years of industry experience, he acts as First Legal’s “Chief Architect,” designing, testing, and perfecting the company’s workflow. As president of the company, he enjoys tackling new challenges. He lives in Lake Arrowhead with his wife and their five kids. He is a member of the American Motorcycle Association and enjoys riding motorcycles and dirt racing.

ISRAEL DENLOW

Chief Financial Officer

Izzy joined First Legal as Chief Financial Officer in 2006. He oversees the accounting, financial planning and analysis at First Legal. His attention to detail and consistent ability to stay ahead of the industry’s financial and technological trends ensures that First Legal remains a market leader. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, a MBA from the University of Chicago, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He lives in Chesterfield, Missouri with his wife of 45 years and enjoys biking, golf, and spending time with his 2 grandkids.

GIA MAGLIULO

Executive VP of Sales

Gia’s career spans over 25 years in the litigation support industry. As the Executive Vice President of Sales, she enjoys motivating her co-workers and clients to be the best they can be. She has been with First Legal for more than two years and holds a degree in International Business Management from the United States International University. She lives in Encinitas, California where she enjoys hiking with her Frenchie name Frankie and showing off her Tae Kwon Do skills.

DON HOEFNAGEL

Executive Vice President

Don has been with First Legal for 20 years and now serves as the Executive Vice President of Business Development. His high level of client-vendor interface ensures that First Legal is up to date and responsive to all client needs. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business from Biola University and is a member of the Association of Legal Administrators and Provisors LA3. He enjoys reading and playing tennis and lives in Lakewood, California with his wife, Maggie, and their Bichon Frees, Buddy, and two cats.

WILLY RODAS

VP of Sales

Willy started his career in litigation support in 1992 and joined First Legal in 2007. In 2015, he became the Senior Vice President of Sales. He is a certified photocopy services professional.

DON FRITSCH

President of Investigations

Don has over 33 years of experience in the investigation and litigation support profession. He is a licensed Private Investigator in California, Nevada, and Arizona and is a member of the California Association of Licensed Investigators and the Southern California Fraud Investigators Association. He resides with his wife of 19 years, Lynn, and their dog, Ozzie. He sits as director on various business and community boards and is an avid sailor and outdoorsman.

BILL BAIRD

President of Records Retrieval

Bill’s career spans over 30 years in the records retrieval industry. As the President of First Legal Records, he enjoys focusing on streamlining processes to perfect the user experience. Since joining First Legal in 2020, Bill has immersed himself in the First Legal culture and proved himself a wealth of knowledge of all things record retrieval. When he isn’t in the office, you can find him either fishing, golfing, or doing a bit of both when traveling and exploring different cultures. Bill resides in Corona, California with his wife of 25 years and their three children.

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