Mathew K. Higbee

Founding Attorney

Mathew Higbee utilizes his unique blend of legal and professional skills to deliver success for his clients. He has handled a wide-range of cases in both criminal and civil courts and in seven different states. He is a graduate of the University of Utah's SJ Quinney College of Law.   

Melissa Clark

Associate Attorney

Ms. Melissa Clark has extensive experience in civil litigation and criminal defense matters, particularly post-conviction relief. She has successfully represented clients in multi-million dollar litigation. She joined Higbee & Associates in 2010.   

Ray L. Ngo

(Of Counsel)

Mr. Ray L. Ngo, Esq., is a graduate of the University of Utah's SJ Quinney College of Law, where he served as a member of the law review. He is a member in good standing of the Utah State Bar as well as the State Bar of New York. He is licensed to practice law in all state courts of Utah and New York, as well as in the United States District Court for the District of Utah and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.   

Paul Hecht

Associate Attorney

Paul Hecht represents clients in criminal defense matters. Mr. Hecht also assists the firm with civil litigation.   

Naomi Sarega

Supervising Attorney

Naomi Sarega is the Supervising Attorney in the Copyright Division. Ms. Sarega handles all aspects of copyright law, but primarily represents photographers and all creative professionals by helping them enforce their copyrights and protect their creative works.    

Ryan E. Carreon

Associate Attorney

Ryan E. Carreon is an associate attorney in the Copyright Division. Mr. Carreon is a member of the State Bar of California, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.   

Ali Hassanzadeh

Associate Attorney

Ali Hassanzadeh is an attorney at the Orange County office. He specializes in Intellectual Property and Immigration Law and assists the firm with copyright and immigration matters.   

Taryn Murray

Associate Attorney

Taryn Murray is an Associate Attorney in our Copyright Division. Ms. Murray works as an advocate for clients’ intellectual property rights.    

Theodore Sell

Associate Attorney

Ted earned his Juris Doctorate from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Tedis licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado.    

Hany Gonzalez

Associate Attorney

Hany Gonzalez is an Associate Attorney in the Copyright Division. Ms. Gonzalez represents creative professionals in copyright matters and other intellectual property proceedings.    

Michelle Urday

Associate Attorney

Ms. Urday is of Peruvian descent, born and raised in Southern California. She graduated as a double major in Political Science and History at the University of California, Irvine.    

Jayma Leath

Associate Attorney

Jayma Leath is an Associate Attorney in the Copyright Division and represents photographers in copyright infringement and other intellectual property law matters.    

Stephen Plantan

Associate Attorney

Stephen M Plantan is the Supervising Attorney in the Higbee & Associates Consumer Advocacy Division (HACA). As the division’s supervising attorney, Mr. Plantan oversees a team that helps provide consumers with the guidance they need to address matters relating to the litigation and settlement of civil claims.