AMFS is home to seasoned medical professionals, attorneys and medical-legal specialists committed to delivering the value our clients and experts deserve. We cultivate honest, transparent relationships. We navigate the nuances of the expert engagement process. And we put this experience to work for you every day, connecting you with unparalleled medical expert witnesses and unrivaled support.
Darren Klauser is the Chief Executive Officer of Ontellus, the nation’s largest records retrieval and claims intelligence provider serving insurance carriers and law firms at a national level. Ontellus has offices throughout California and across the country with its headquarters in Houston, TX. Prior to Ontellus, Darren Klauser was the General Manager of the Insurance Division for DXC Technologies, an IT software, services and outsourcing firm that provides back-office processing solutions for insurers. He has held a similar role with CSC and has worked for other insurance technology providers including PMSC and Cybertek.
Dan Sandman, Esq., has served as President of AMFS since February of 2017. Since joining the company in 2014 as Senior Vice President of Business Development, Dan has overseen thousands of expert witness client consultations and expert retentions. Dan began his career as an attorney with Chicago’s Jenner & Block law firm before joining his father’s firm, widely considered one of Chicago’s leaders in trial litigation. Dan has multiple jury trials under his belt as a first chair trial attorney and favorably resolved dozens of other matters through alternative dispute resolution. In 2006, Dan relocated to California with his wife, a physician. He practiced law in California before transitioning into the business world. Dan is an active member of the State of Bar of California and an inactive (voluntarily) member of the Illinois Bar. When not consulting with attorneys regarding their medical expert witness needs, Dan can be found enjoying time with his wife, son and daughter.
Michele has played an instrumental role in AMFS’ journey since joining the team in 2001. As Director of Client Relations, she is responsible for handling all administrative aspects of our clients’ cases, in addition to overseeing new case intakes, existing client referrals, and interacting with our Physician Medical Director team. A seasoned medico-legal professional, Michele ensures the success of our case management service, supervising our existing team and hiring new case managers. Michele graduated from Brown University and earned her law degree from New York University. She uses her extensive legal knowledge to ensure AMFS delivers the highest quality service. She’s passionate about cultivating strong working relationships with both AMFS clients and experts.
Stephanie Chomyk joined Keais Records Service, now known as Ontellus, in 2002 as a Customer Service Representative in the Houston office. Before joining AMFS in 2018, she applied her legal knowledge in roles spanning customer service, account management, client setup and customer success management. Stephanie obtained her Paralegal Certification from the University of Houston, where she is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration.
Ani Shehova has a track record for ensuring clients and experts maximize the value of their engagement. As an AMFS Case Manager, she oversees a case’s administrative tasks and liaises between attorney and expert, streamlining the process for both parties. A paralegal graduate from San Francisco State University, Ani earned her law degree in Bulgaria before moving to the U.S., in 2013. She currently resides in Walnut Creek, California, where she enjoys practicing yoga and spending time with her two-year-old son.
Mia Akhave joined AMFS in early 2020 as the Expert Relations Manager. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Anthropology. She completed her Paralegal Certification in 2013 and attended Law School in 2015. As an Expert Relations Manager, she navigates through our internal panel of qualified medical experts in order to find the best fit for each case. She admires professionals in the medical field for their commitment and passion to their work and enjoys connecting with our experts daily. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and is an avid tennis player.
Judy Chang joined the Expert Relations team at AMFS in October 2020. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She also holds a degree in sociology. As an Expert Relations Coordinator, she works closely with the business development team and AMFS medical experts to locate case-winning experts for clients nationwide. Outside of work, Judy enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, discovering Southern California food, and learning new languages.
Disha Singh joined AMFS as a Digital Marketing Specialist in 2018. In this role, she oversees all aspects of digital marketing, including PPC, SEO, marketing automation, email marketing, content development, analytics, data nurturing and collateral development. Disha brings more than nine years of overseas experience working with well-known brands including Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and Publicis Group. Disha completed her Bachelor of Political Science from Delhi University and received her Master’s in Public Relations and Communications from Amity University. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling and reading.