Our Staff



is our Assistant Firm Administrator she has lived in Arizona since 1989 having moved to the United States as a small child from Romania. Maria joined Engelman Berger in 2004 while working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Global Business from Arizona State University which she received in 2006. Prior to joining our firm, Maria worked for the Arizona State Governor’s Office. When not at work, Maria enjoys spending time with her growing family and being outdoors.


is our receptionist. Cynthia was born and raised in Los Angeles and moved to Arizona in 2002. Her prior experience was in the medical field but Cynthia discovered she had a real talent for organization and detail! When not at work, Cynthia enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children. “Nothing beats family!”



HEIDI A. is one of our legal assistants at Engelman Berger and has worked in law firms for over 20 years. Some time ago, Heidi left Minnesota for the warmer temperatures of Arizona.

Heidi works closely with: Kevin Judiscak, Damien Meyer, Meaghan Kramer.


MARIE K. KELLY is one of our paralegals at Engelman Berger. Marie has worked in law firms for over 20 years as a legal secretary, paralegal, office manager and administrator. Marie is originally from the Chicago area, but escaped the sub-zero temperatures 25 years ago. Marie is married and spends her free time trying to keep up with her two children.

Marie works closely with: Wade Burgeson, Scott Cohen.


KRISTI L. MITCHELL is our legal assistant. Kristi was raised in Florida and moved to Arizona in 1996 to be closer to her extended family. In 2007, Kristi graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in Criminal Justice. She has been in the bankruptcy field since 2002, where she has worked for a variety of large and small prominent law firms here in the Valley of the Sun. In her spare time Kristi enjoys running, reading, baking cupcakes, volunteering with the Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court and traveling with her husband. “Do more of what makes you sparkle.”

Kristi works closely with: Steven Berger, Patrick Clisham, Tami Lewis, Cindy Solomon


CINDY K. SOLOMON joined Engelman Berger, P.C. in 2007 with more than 25 years experience in litigation, commercial bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, real property trustee’s sales, and collections. She is highly experienced in civil litigation at the federal and state levels, including recent e-discovery issues. In real property issues, Cindy’s expertise spans the areas of trustee’s sales, chain of title analysis and title insurance issues. She has assisted in judgment enforcement, UCC sales, provisional remedies and asset recovery analysis. Her extensive bankruptcy trial experience includes providing electronic exhibits during witness testimony.