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Our Staff

We’d be lying if we said we could do it all without our amazing team. To put a face to a name that you may speak to, learn more about our four paralegals, Kelly, Lauren, Cherrish, and Nadia.

Kelly McCue


Kelly McCue is a law student at Thomas M. Cooley.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at USF and has a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from St. Petersburg College.  Kelly was a paralegal for Christian before Pipas Law Group.  Kelly is planning on joining Pipas Law Group as an associate attorney after law school.  Outside of work Kelly enjoys spending time with her children.

Lauren Zahorniak


Lauren attended Florida Gulf Coast University and received her degree in Paralegal Studies in 2010. In 2009 she began work in a family law firm before transiting to personal injury in 2011 in the Tampa Bay area. Outside of work Lauren enjoys traveling and spending time with her dogs.

Cherrish McCarthy


Cherrish McCarthy, Pipas Law’s newest addition, attended Rasmussen College and received her degree in Paralegal studies in 2015. In January 2015, she began her career in Personal Injury working at a large well-known PI firm in Tampa, Florida.

Cherrish is a Florida Notary, U.S. Army Veteran, and a member of the National Honor Society.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her son, working out, and attending church.

Nadia Alzafari


Nadia began working for Pipas Law Group as an intern while simultaneously earning her degree in Paralegal Studies from St. Petersburg College. Upon graduating in 2018, she was officially hired onto the team as a Paralegal.

Outside of work, Nadia enjoys spending time with her family and disc golfing.


When faced with a difficult injury or civil litigation matter, you want to trust the attorneys you are working with. We understand what it's like being on your side of a case and that is why we invite you to talk to us in a free initial case evaluation before you make the next step in choosing your legal team.


Len Summa

"I recently had the chance to work with this firm. In my field I work with many attorneys from across the country. The Pipas Law Group is one of the most professional firms I have ever worked with. In this day and age it is tough to find genuine people who state who they are but actually back it up with action. This group is easy to work with, they are very attentive to your needs/situations, compassionate in their approach and they are very well-versed in the field of expertise. You will notice this the moment you engage a representative from this firm. I highly recommend them."

Meiyan Kuch

"I had a chance to work with Atty. Chris Waters of Pipas Law Group, and let me tell you; He is very professional, knowledgeable and always on top of everything. Definitely not the kind of Lawyer that doesn't care, He is genuinely passionate with helping people and make life easier for everyone. In this life full of negatives. Chris is one of the positives! pleasure working with this guy!"

Nicole Lytwyn

"I had the pleasure with dealing with Attorney Chris Waters and I have never been happier with an attorney. He is very knowledgeable, understanding, and gets the job done. I highly recommend him."

Charles R. Gallagher III

"Great attorneys who work hard for their clients."

Katie Sullivan

"Pipas Law Group handled my case with extreme professionalism and care. I felt truly valued as a client and I would absolutely recommend Christian Pipas in the future."

Tammy Hamilton

"Pipas Law Group truly cares about their clients. Attorney Christian Pipas has shattered the "Glass Ceiling" by recruiting the most knowledgeable, friendly and fierce team of attorneys; as well as, all of the professional staff, who all fight for YOU! God Bless this firm."

Jeffrey Borham

"I've know Katrina Barraza for years and would not hesitate to use her if needed. She will make sure you are well taken care of."

Steven Grzan

"Mr. Pipas has a passion for helping his clients and it shows through the tremendous work he puts into each and every case. If you have a personal injury and need results I would recommend Christian Pipas."

Lisa Alexander

"Goes the extra mile to maximize settlement value & works with quality medical providers."

Joe Kopp

"The Pipas Law Group out-works other attorneys to get the best results for clients."

Kristen Marie Bubis

"Highly recommended firm. 5 star representation! Very professional staff!"



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St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

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