Lyn Asanas is the ESI Manager & Systems Administrator for KIRBY & KIRBY LLP.  In that role, Lyn is responsible for the overall management of the Firm’s IT systems and providing electronic litigation support to the Firm’s clients.  

With the rapidly expanding use of eDiscovery, Lyn is involved in all aspects of case preparation, from electronic discovery to the preparation of a client’s trial exhibits and other electronic trial presentation materials.  Her responsibilities include document review and quality control, processing/converting hard copy documents to electronic media, creating/managing client databases, importing and exporting metadata and load files, and data extraction.

At her former employer, Kirby, Noonan, Lance & Hoge LLP, Lyn was first promoted to facilities manager and later promoted to ESI Manager/Litigation Support.  She has vast experience in the discovery process and trial preparation and presentation.  Lyn used to be a Document Analyst for a local litigation company and then joined Document Technologies Incorporation (DTI) as a Data Analyst and shift supervisor.  

Lyn is certified in Concordance, the Firm’s document management software, and is knowledgeable in multiple litigation support software products, including Ipro’s Escan It and Eclipse.  She continues to improve upon her impressive skills through continuing education and certifications in the eDiscovery field.  


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Maria Arreola is a Legal Assistant in the KIRBY & KIRBY law firm.  She has worked in the legal field since 1980.  She specializes in complex litigation and her work experience extends to many areas of law including business, investment and real estate litigation; in years past she has worked on product liability litigation involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death, eminent domain, insurance defense litigation, bankruptcy, legal and medical malpractice, and general commercial litigation.  Maria has accumulated extensive experience in trial preparation and assisting in trials, both in state and federal courts.  As a litigation assistant she has actively provided support in all areas of pretrial discovery and investigation, as well as trial preparation and trial.  She has participated in cases pending and tried throughout the United States including Florida, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and throughout various regions of California.   Her bilingual experience has taken her to various parts of the world to assist with witness interviews and in the collection and documentation of evidence in places like South America and Mexico.  Although a native of Kenosha, Wisconsin she has made San Diego her home since the age of 3.

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A native and life-long San Diegan, Julie Roland began her legal career in 1991.   She worked for several large firms in San Diego area, including Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge LLP and is now very pleased to be with KIRBY & KIRBY LLP where she is a litigation assistant.

Julie graduated from the Paralegal Program at the University of San Diego.  She is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA), and obtained the certificate with the specialization of Civil / Business Litigation.  Julie has specialized in commercial litigation practice with an emphasis in business, securities and real estate litigation.

In her nearly 30 years in law, Julie has been involved in several high profile cases, where she worked closely with partners and paralegals in document intensive trials.  She has assisted attorneys with every aspect of trial preparation before, during and after trials have commenced.  She has worn many hats in the legal field including conflicts and records management and firm marketing.

Julie enjoys cooking, theater, music and travel.

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Ashley Suarez is the Office Administrator and Accounting Manager of KIRBY & KIRBY LLP.  She oversees the Firm’s Accounting Department.  She brings considerable administrative and accounting expertise to the Firm.  Ashley joined the firm after accepting a job offer to again work with former Kirby Noonan partners Michael L. Kirby and Jason M. Kirby.    

Ashley was a former Staff Accountant at Kirby Noonan.  She left the firm in 2012 to join MG Properties Group as a corporate staff accountant.  MG Properties is a residential property management company specializing in the acquisition, development, rehabilitation and management of apartment communities through the western United States, with its apartment portfolio having a total market value of over $1.5 billion.  As the company’s corporate staff accountant, Ashley worked closely with MG Properties Tax and Treasury Manager and its CFO, taking on increasing responsibilities, including handling the personal financials of owner and CEO, Mark Gleiberman.

With her return to a litigation firm, Ashley will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Firm’s Accounting Department, including both accounts receivable and accounts payable.  All such inquires can be directed to Ashley.    

Ashley graduated from the University of California San Diego.  When not working, Ashley enjoys reading, taking walks, swimming and spending time with her family and friends.  

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