Jeanette Álvarez-Webster

Jeanette is an eviction defense attorney at BASTA. She joined as a full-time law clerk while attending law school in the evenings.  After passing the bar, Jeanette remained a part of the BASTA team as a trial attorney in the unlawful detainer unit. As the proud daughter of Mexican immigrants, Jeanette is no stranger to adversity, for this reason, helping the vulnerable and fighting injustice is especially rewarding to her. Jeanette is the first in her family to attain a graduate education. Jeanette earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside, and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of West Los Angeles, School of Law, where she graduated cum laude.

Daniel J. Bramzon

Danny is an attorney at BASTA, as well as the founder, Board member, and the operating President.  Mr. Bramzon began his legal career at the Century City law firm of Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro, LLP (currently called Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro, LLP). After nearly five years of an aggressive and complex litigation practice under the tutelage of some of Los Angeles’ top trial attorneys, Mr. Bramzon resigned from the law firm and started his own private law practice, the Law Offices Of Daniel J. Bramzon & Associates.  Soon thereafter, Mr. Bramzon founded BASTA.  Mr. Bramzon is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and Stanford University.

Joezen Callos

Jozen Callos is an eviction defense attorney at BASTA in Lancaster.  He attended the Univ of California at Los Angeles and the University of San Diego School of Law.


Irving Figueroa

Irving is an eviction defense attorney at BASTA in Lancaster.  He was raised in the San Fernando Valley and joined BASTA’s Lancaster office in August, 2015 as a law clerk and as an attorney in May 2016. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English Literature at California State University, Northridge and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Law.

Veronica Guzman

Veronica is an eviction defense attorney and the Managing Attorney at BASTA Long Beach.  Veronica is a graduate of San Diego State University and Loyola Law School.

Ned Harris

Ned is an eviction defense attorney at BASTA. He began his career at the Century City law firm of Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro, LLP(currently called Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro, LLP) as a corporate/transactional associate. Mr. Harris is one of California’s most prolific jury trial practitioners in the landlord-tenant area of law and boasts one of southern California’s highest winning percentages in such trials, including victories against the Bank of New York. Mr. Harris has won jury trials without the need to present a defense case and on non-suit. Mr. Harris is a graduate of the University of Southern California Law School and earned his undergraduate degree from theUniversity of Michigan.

Kevin Hermansen

Kevin is an eviction defense attorney at BASTA and leads the organization’s Lancaster office. Mr. Hermansen first joined BASTA as a volunteer law student. While at USC, he contributed more than 1,000 pro bono hours at BASTA and other nonprofit organizations devoted to tenants’ rights. In recognition, the Gould School gave Hermansen its Mason C. Brown Award, which recognizes top students involved in public service and trial work. As a certified law clerk, Mr. Hermansen was defending unlawful detainer jury trials and negotiating settlements. After his admission to the bar, he took over management of BASTA’s office in Lancaster.  Mr. Hermansen graduated from California State University-Fullerton and University of Southern California Law School

Ross T. Kutash

Ross Kutash leads BASTA’s class/mass action division and also serves as the organization’s appellate counsel. Mr. Kutash has successfully participated in the litigation of dozens of class and mass action lawsuits, as well as various multi-unit affirmative plaintiff’s cases resulting in the recovery of millions of dollars on behalf of injured tenants. Mr. Kutash has also litigated numerous appeals for BASTA represented tenants, several of which have resulted in published opinions expanding the scope of tenant protection under the law. Mr. Kutash began his legal career at the Century City law firm of Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro, LLP (currently called Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro, LLP) before eventually joining BASTA. Mr. Kutash graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and UCLA School of Law.

Magda Madrigal

Magda is an eviction attorney at BASTA and the managing attorney at the Los Angeles headquarters.  As a community activist turned lawyer, she has exclusively represented tenants facing eviction and is very knowledgeable in landlord-tenant law.  Ms. Madrigal was featured in the film “A Lawyer Walks Into a Bar”.  Magda graduated from California State University and The People’s College Of Law.

Eric Post

Eric is is a General Litigation attorney at BASTA, where he focuses on affirmative litigation and appeals, as well as defense in eviction cases.  Prior to working at BASTA, Inc.,A life-long activist for social justice, Eric has been involved in wide-range of social justice movements, but has devoted considerable attention to furthering the human right to housing.  Eric started represented low-income tenants in evictions and subsidized housing administrative hearings pro bono for the San Francisco Bar Association and the East Bay Community Law Center, while also engaging in education rights impact litigation and policy advocacy. Eric then joined the public interest firm Public Counsel, where worked for over five years and represented subsidized housing tenants, homeless persons, low-income families, and formally homeless veterans in their efforts to secure public benefits, obtain and maintain housing, and assert their rights to equal treatment and opportunity, relief from debt, and their rights to habitable housing. Eric is a member of the Executive Board for the LA Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and is involved with their housing rights committee.  Eric graduated from Portland State University and cum laude from Howard University School Of Law.

Jonathan Segura

Jonathan is an eviction defense attorney at BASTA.  Prior to working at BASTA, Inc., he served as a law clerk for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles.   Mr. Segura is a strong supporter of tenants’ rights, having once been the target of a malicious (yet failed) attempt by a landlord to wrongly evict his family from his rent-controlled apartment in Los Angeles.  He earned his degrees from Loyola Marymount University and Seattle University School of Law.


Tiffany Sorensen

Tiffany is is an eviction defense attorney at BASTA. Ms. Sorensen attended the University of California at Los Angeles for undergraduate school and Loyola Law School.

Cyrus Whittaker

Cyrus is is an eviction defense attorney at BASTA.  A fluent Spanish speaker, he was previously a prosecutor at the Metropolitan Courthouse.  Cyrus attended the University Of Washington and is a graduate of UCLA School of Law.