|Dustin Vidrine, Chad Snow, Alex Carpio, Erica Gonzalez-Melendez & Brian Weekley|
Attorney Chad Snow is a native of Glendale, Arizona, and has lived in the Phoenix area his entire life. He attended Alhambra High School in West Phoenix. From 1990 to 1992, he served as a missionary for the L.D.S. Church in Bilbao, Spain. After returning from Spain, Chad attended Arizona State University, where he graduated with a degree in Spanish and Latino Studies in 1997. He attended law school at Arizona State University College of law and was admitted to practice in Arizona in 2000. Chad has worked in the workers’ compensation field since 1992, and has practiced exclusively workers compensation law since 2000. He has represented thousands of injured workers before the Industrial Commission of Arizona and the Arizona Court of Appeals.
Attorney Alex Carpio is a native of Tucson, Arizona, and has lived in Phoenix since 2001. In law school he worked for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office representing the Arizona Real Estate Department, Insurance Department and Banking Department. He also interned with the United States Attorney’s Office – Criminal Division and clerked for Judge LeVay and Judge Richardson at the Executive Office of Immigration Review. His first job after graduating from law school in 2004 was with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted numerous misdemeanor and felony cases. Alex then went on to practice with private firms practicing in insurance defense, commercial litigation and criminal defense.
Brain Weekley was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee in 1960. Following graduation from high school Brian traveled through Europe then began college at California State University, Fullerton, when he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature. Brian then moved to San Diego to attend and graduate from California Western School of Law. Brian began his legal career at the Industrial Commission of Arizona. He joined Taylor and Associates in 1990 and practices exclusively in the area of Worker’s Compensation. He became a Certified Specialist in 1998, and is recognized in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.
Attorney Erica Melendez-Gonzalez is an alumnus of Arizona State University with a B.A. in Mathematics in 1994 and a Juris Doctorate from the College of Law in 2000. Prior to working for Snow and Carpio, she worked as a Prosecutor for the City of Phoenix and as an Assistant Attorney General for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Prior to becoming an attorney, Erica was a High school Math teacher. Erica has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to the community through her service to various organizations over the years. Currently she is a board member for Chicanos Por La Causa. Erica is also active at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, a church in the South Central Phoenix. She has served on their pastoral council. Currently she volunteers by writing grants to fund church programs and serves as a lector. Recently, Erica received the Daniel R. Ortega Public Service Award from Valle del Sol’s Hispanic Leadership Institute. She has also been honored for her years of service to Los Abogados.
Dustin Vidrine is a native of Ville Platte, Louisiana, and has resided in Arizona since 2006-living in Tucson for five years prior to calling Phoenix home. He completed his undergraduate studies at Louisiana State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science in 1999. Dustin subsequently attended the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) and a Juris Doctorate (JD) in 2006. In addition to being licensed in Louisiana, he is licensed in Arizona and with the US Federal Court, District of Arizona. Prior to joining Snow & Carpio, Dustin practiced primarily in the areas of Social Security Disability Law, Personal Injury Litigation, and Consumer Bankruptcy Law. Currently, he devotes his entire practice to pursuing Social Security Disability claims on behalf of disabled workers throughout the State of Arizona.