Individual and Small Business Defense




Faye M. Stephenson

Faye Stephenson is a highly experienced hybrid legal secretary/paralegal who has worked at both large and small firms. She has extensive litigation experience and has prepared multiple cases for trial.

Ms. Stephenson began her legal career working for a small plaintiff’s personal injury attorney in Burlingame for over fifteen years. She also worked for nearly 20 years for Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, a large multidisciplinary, integrated national professional services firm as a Senior Paralegal in their Litigation Department, before coming to Cholakian & Associates.

Ms. Stephenson has worked in the legal profession for over 35 years, and she is well versed in all aspects of litigation support.  Ms. Stephenson has assisted on cases from inception to trial in both state and federal courts.



Rosemary A. Comisky CuliverRosemary A. Comisky Culiver has extensive experience as a Litigation Paralegal and Legal Secretary, including a wide variety of experience in trial, arbitration, and mediation preparation.

Prior to joining Cholakian & Associates in April 2021, Ms. Comisky Culiver had lengthy tenures with Phillips, Erlewine, Given & Carlin as Senior Litigation Paralegal and Calendaring Administrator, with Littler Mendelson as a Legal Secretary and Workers’ Compensation Paralegal, and with MacInnis, Donner & Koplowitz as a Litigation Paralegal. She also worked as a Paralegal at insurance defense firm Pelton & Gunther and as a Legal Secretary with the Department of Transportation (Caltrans Legal) and the Public Utilities Commission Legal Division.

Ms. Comisky Culiver attended City College of San Francisco with emphasis on Paralegal Studies. She holds a Paralegal certification.