Meet the Attorneys of The Devadoss Law Firm

A Career In Federal Employment Law

When you choose The Devadoss Law Firm, P.L.L.C., your case will be handled personally by an experienced attorney. You will benefit directly from our extensive experience and exclusive focus in handling federal labor and employment law matters.

Bobby Devadoss formerly worked as an attorney for the Federal Labor Relations Authority and later took a position with the Federal Aviation Administration before opening his own law firm. With offices in Dallas, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Mr. Devadoss represents federal employees nationwide in disciplinary proceedings ( MSPB), civil rights advocacy ( EEOC) and work injury claims ( OWCP). He also counsels labor unions and governmental agencies.

He has been approached by the Washington Examiner and Fox News for his expertise in this particular area dealing with federal employees, and has also been quoted in The New York Times and CNN.

Debra Hauser is a Managing Attorney with our law firm and has a passion for representing federal employees with their work-related problems. Ms. Hauser holds a Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law where she was a Co-founder and Officer of the International Law Society. Debra also served as a Volunteer for the Texas Wesleyan Law Camp giving young boys and girls the opportunity to learn about the field of law. She interned with a Personal Injury Firm in Dallas prior to joining the Devadoss Law Firm. Ms. Hauser focuses her practice on Transactional and Administrative Law with an emphasis in Federal Worker’s Compensation and OPM Disability Retirement. She has represented hundreds of federal employees in their Federal Worker’s Compensation cases across the country and has overturned multiple denial decisions both at the District Office and Board levels. Ms. Hauser not only has a high record of success handling Federal Worker’s Compensation Claims but has also received numerous favorable decisions on OPM Disability Retirement Claims as well. In her position as the firm’s Managing Attorney, Ms. Hauser also manages and supervises all of the attorneys for the firm.

Stephanie Glynn Bernstein is a Senior Litigation Counsel with our law firm and she also shares our passion for helping federal government employees with their work-related problems. Ms. Bernstein is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Emory University School of Law, where she served as a Notes and Comments Editor on the International Law Review. Stephanie has served as an intern for a U.S. EEOC Judge as well as an intern for the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor and the U.S. Senate. Ms. Bernstein focuses her practice on litigating labor and employment cases, with an emphasis on employment litigation. She has represented hundreds of federal employees in EEOC and MSPB cases in administrative courts across the country and has a strong track record of successfully negotiating settlements on behalf of her clients. She also has extensive experience in arbitration hearings and sensitive investigations and routinely drafts responses to proposed discipline. Ms. Bernstein understands the administrative litigation process and knows how to advocate on behalf of federal employees to secure a favorable outcome for her clients. In her position as the firm’s Senior Ligation Counsel, Ms. Bernstein also manages and supervises all of the attorneys that handle MSPB and EEO cases for the firm.

Tyler Sroufe is a Supervisory Attorney with our law firm. His practice is primarily dedicated to EEOC and MSPB matters, responses to proposed disciplinary actions, and investigations into potential misconduct. Attorney Sroufe has handled hundreds of cases and achieved favorable results for his clients through litigation and settlement of EEOC and MSPB claims. Attorney Sroufe graduated from The University of New Mexico with a degree in Finance and earned his Juris Doctorate from The University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He has a passion for community involvement and was awarded The University of Pittsburgh School of Law Community Service Award for his work at the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. Prior to joining The Devadoss Law Firm, Attorney Sroufe clerked at Weisel, Xides & Foerster, LLP in downtown Pittsburgh, PA and assisted clients with legal issues in real estate and zoning. When he is not at work, he enjoys attending sporting events and reading classic literature.

Ryan Aubrey is the Assistant Supervisory Attorney with for our litigation team. Ryan is firmly committed to advocating for federal employees and guiding them through difficult times. His practice is focused on assisting federal employees with their EEO and MSPB matters and he has secured successful judgments and settlements up to six-figures from courts across the country. Mr. Aubrey also has a strong record of creative mediation agreements and positive appeal decisions for his clients. In addition to working with clients, Mr. Aubrey is responsible for training new associates and providing guidance to the senior associates. Mr. Aubrey graduated from SUNY Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa College of Law. While in law school, he externed for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Iowa and was a summer intern for Judge Jay Bender in Collin County. In his free time, Mr. Aubrey enjoys traveling, playing cards, and spending time with his friends and family.

McRae Cleaveland is a Senior Associate Attorney with our law firm. McRae is firmly committed to advocating for federal employees and guiding them through challenging times. Attorney Cleaveland’s practice is focused on assisting federal employees with their EEO and MSPB matters and he has secured successful judgments and settlements from courts across the country. Mr. Cleaveland graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and earned his Juris Doctorate from the Louisiana State University Law Center. While in law school, he externed for Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois and was a summer intern for Judge Harlin D. Hale in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas. In his free time, Mr. Cleaveland enjoys playing golf, watching sports, and hunting.

Kelley Craig is a Senior Associate Attorney with our law firm. Kelley is firmly committed to advocating for federal employees and guiding them through difficult times. Her practice is focused on assisting federal employees with their OWCP matters and she has been very successful. Ms. Craig graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in International Business. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from Texas A&M University School of Law. While in law school, Kelley actively participated in the Family Law Clinic where her passion to help others grew. In her spare time, Kelley enjoys watching Texas Tech football games and spending time with her family, friends, and her dogs, Bonnie and Hamilton.

Morgan Smith is a Senior Associate Attorney with our firm. Her practice primarily focuses on EEOC and MSPB matters, investigations into potential misconduct, and responses to proposed disciplinary actions. Attorney Smith is firmly committed to advocating for federal employees and guiding them through difficult times. She has obtained favorable results for clients in all forums whether it be through settlement or litigation. Attorney Smith graduated from Calvin University with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Psychology and earned her Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. During law school, Attorney Smith was an active part of leadership in Hispanic Law Students Association, spent three semesters in the Criminal Clinic, was a member of the Pro Bono College, and externed for a Justice of the Fifth Court of Appeals in Texas. Prior to joining The Devadoss Law Firm, Attorney Smith was a legal assistant for KB Carlton PLLC in Plano, TX and assisted with legal issues in corporate intellectual property. In her free time, Attorney Morgan enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family, dogs, and friends.

Chris Forasiepi is an associate attorney with our law firm. Chris graduated from the OU College of Law in 2017 and got two bachelors from UNT in 2013, one in psychology and the other in political science. During law school Chris worked at the OU Legal Clinic for three semesters providing pro bono legal services to indigent people in the Norman area. Like his fellow associates at our law firm, Attorney Forasiepi has a passion for helping federal employees with their employment matters. In his spare time Chris enjoys relaxing with friends, playing board games, and reading books.

Carson Bridges is an Associate Attorney with our law firm. Carson is dedicated to advocating for federal employees and guiding them through difficult times. Carson’s practice is primarily focused on assisting federal employees with their EEO claims. Carson graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and earned his Juris Doctorate from Texas A&M School of Law. Prior to joining The Devadoss Law Firm, Carson represented employees in the private sector and assisted them with several types of employment disputes. In his free time Carson enjoys watching sports, playing with his dog, and traveling.

Lisa Varughese is an Associate Attorney with our law firm. She is passionate about helping federal employees with their workers’ compensation claims and primarily handles cases within our Federal Worker’s Compensation Department. Ms. Varughese received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and earned her Juris Doctorate from the Texas A&M University School of Law. When she is not advocating for her clients, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, volunteering, and traveling.

Claire Ocana is an Associate Attorney with our law firm. Claire is committed to advocating for federal employees and guiding them through difficult times. Claire graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and earned her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. During law school, Claire was an Expulsion Prosecutor for Chicago Public Schools as well as a Volunteer Mediator at the Cook County Courthouse. Claire was a Senior Editor as well as a Symposium Editor on the Children’s Legal Rights Journal at Loyola. In her free time, Claire enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and trying new restaurants in town.

Sarah Toben is an Associate Attorney with our law firm who takes pride in helping federal employees with their workers’ compensation claims. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Lamar University. Sarah earned her Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. While at SMU, Sarah was involved with the Judge Elmo B. Hunter Legal Center for Victims of Crimes Against Women and the Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center. Sarah has previously worked for the FLRA and in the fields of faulty medical device litigation and insurance defense. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys volunteering, spoiling her dog, and trying to convince people to adopt shelter pets.

Sarah Holden is an Associate Attorney with our law firm and is committed to helping federal employees as part of our Federal Workers’ Compensation Department. Ms. Holden received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies from Texas Wesleyan University, and she graduated cum laude with her Juris Doctorate from SMU Dedman School of Law. While in law school, Ms. Holden served as SMU Annual Texas Survey Senior Editor for the SMU Law Review Association. Before joining our firm, Ms. Holden worked for a small family law firm. In her spare time, Ms. Holden enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Sarah Kretsinger is an Associate Attorney with our law firm. She is devoted to advocating for our Federal Worker’s Compensation Department. Ms. Kretsinger received her Bachelor of Social Work from Texas State University and attended UNT Dallas College of Law to obtain her Juris Doctorate. During law school, Ms. Kretsinger was a member of American Constitution Society and Phi Delta Phi. In her spare time, Ms. Kretsinger loves to be around her family and friends watching sports or enjoying the outdoors.

Cody Carmichael is an Associate Attorney with our law firm. Cody is committed to advocating for federal employees and guiding them through difficult times. Cody graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law. During law school, Cody interned with the City of Memphis, Tennessee Law Division and participated in the law school’s Pro Bono Initiative. In his free time, Cody enjoys watching sports, listening to podcasts, and seeking out new and exciting restaurants to try.

Whitney Gage is an Associate Attorney committed to serving the needs of federal employees as a member of our Federal Worker’s Compensation Department. Whitney earned a dual Bachelor’s Degree in English and Sociology from Vanderbilt University, graduating summa cum laude. She went on to attend Vanderbilt University Law School, where she graduated as a Dean’s Scholar. While in law school, Whitney completed hundreds of hours of pro bono work, primarily in the nonprofit sector. In her free time, Whitney enjoys practicing yoga, reading mysteries, and spending time with her family.

Zachary Carrabine is an associate attorney with our law firm. He is dedicated to advocating for federal employees and guiding them through difficult times. Zachary graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Government before earning his Juris Doctorate from Tulane University Law School. While in law school, Zachary worked as a law clerk with the Federal Railroad Administration in Washington, D.C. In his free time, Zachary enjoys watching sports, reading historical non-fiction, and spending time with friends.

Krista Paschke is an Associate Attorney with our law firm and is committed to zealously representing employees of the Federal Government as a part of our Federal Workers’ Compensation Department. Ms. Paschke graduated with honors from East Central University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Legal Studies and earned academic all-conference playing for their NCAA Division ll soccer team. Subsequently, Ms. Paschke obtained her Juris Doctorate from Texas A&M University School of Law with a concentration in Business Law. During law school and prior to joining our firm, Ms. Paschke worked for a commercial litigation firm where she gained experience in a wide variety of legal issues. In her spare time, Ms. Paschke enjoys attending church, spending time with her husband, and taking her black lab Sammie on walks.

Shane Robertson is an Associate Attorney with our law firm. Shane is dedicated to advocating for federal employees and helping them navigate through difficult situations. Shane graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors of Business in Marketing and earned his Juris Doctorate from Tulsa University College of Law. In his free time, Shane enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching sports, and traveling.

Ciera Wilson is an Associate Attorney with our law firm who takes great pride in assisting federal employees with their workers’ compensation claims. Ciera holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and American Politics from Washington and Lee University and earned her Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law. While at Fordham, Ciera was a board member of the Feerick Center for Social Justice’s Civil Legal Resource Office (CLARO) and involved in criminal defense advocacy through multiple non-profit organizations. In light of her work on these issues, she was chosen as a New York Court of Appeals Pro Bono Scholar. In her spare time, Ciera enjoys early morning runs rewarded with coffee, reading novels, and visiting her family.

Haley Maiocchi is an Associate Attorney with our law firm and is committed to helping employees as part of our Federal Workers’ Compensation Department. Haley graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Pre-Law and earned her Juris Doctorate from Western State University College of Law. In her free time, Haley enjoys traveling as well as country western two-step and west coast swing dancing.

Marilyn Wells is an Associate Attorney with our law firm and is passionate about helping federal employees as part of our Federal Worker’s Compensation Department. Ms. Wells graduated from Centenary College of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Studio Art, and earned her Juris Doctorate from Texas A&M University School of Law, with a concentration in Business Law. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, reading, and hanging out with her friends and her dog, Apollo.

Tiffany Snead is an Associate Attorney with our law firm and she is committed to helping federal employees with their work related injuries. Tiffany received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Louisiana State University, and attended Loyola University New Orleans College of Law to obtain her Juris Doctor. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, traveling, and playing with her dog and cat, Pierre and Baloo.

Stacie Dowell is an Associate Attorney with our law firm. Stacie  is dedicated to advocating for federal employees and guiding them through difficult times. Stacie graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and earned her Juris Doctorate from Texas A&M School of Law. In her free time, Stacie enjoys painting, spending time with friends, and traveling.

Lizeth Becerra is an Associate Attorney with our law firm and is passionate about helping federal employees as part of our Federal Worker’s Compensation Department. Lizeth received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History with a minor in Psychology from Angelo State University and earned her Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. While in law school, she was active within the Hispanic Law Students Association, was a student attorney in the Small Business & Trademark Clinic and volunteered with various non-profit organizations whenever possible. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, volunteering, and watching anime.

Michael Sheeter is an associate attorney with our law firm. Michael is devoted to advocating for federal employees and assisting them through their EEO and MSPB matters. Michael graduated from UNT with a Bachelor of Business in Finance and earned his Juris Doctorate from Texas A&M University School of Law. During Law School, Michael passionately advocated for his clients as a student attorney in the Family Law Clinic and worked as a summer intern for the Department of Labor. In his spare time, Michael likes to play and watch soccer, and spend time with his family, friends, and dogs, Darla, Mayla, and Rosie.

Andrea Meadows is our law firm’s office manager and she shares a passion for helping federal employees with their work-related problems. Ms. Meadows has an undergraduate degree in Finance from Houston Baptist University and she, in her role as the firm’s Office Manager, oversees the firm’s daily day-to-day operations and keeps the entire team on track. Ms. Meadows duties also include managing all of the administrative staff, overseeing accounting in general and handling all billing and payment issues for the entire firm. When not working to keep our law firm organized and running smoothly, Andrea spends her free time either golfing [as she is an INCREDIBLE player], traveling with her fiancee’ or playing with her dogs.

Carlyn Shockley is our law firm’s Assistant Office Manager. Carlyn provides direct support to the Office Manager and works closely with firm management on daily operations, marketing and other administrative projects. Carlyn has a Bachelors Degree in Business & Art History and is planning to go to law school in the very near future. Like her co-workers, Carlyn shares a passion for helping federal employees with their work-related problems. In her spare time, Carlyn loves to travel and spend time with her friends and family.

Cynthia Munoz is a Legal Assistant with our law firm. Cynthia primarily works with our Federal Worker’s Compensation and OPM Disability Retirement departments. Cynthia also directs all incoming calls and clients to the correct department and provides support for the Supervisor Attorney, Team-Leads and Associate Attorneys within her departments. Like the rest of our team, Cynthia shares a passion for helping federal employees with their work-related problems. In her spare time, Cynthia loves to travel and spend time with her friends and family.

Cindi Macias is a Legal Assistant with our law firm. Cindi is likely one of the first voices clients hear when calling into the firm. Cindi directs incoming communications and clients to the correct departments and provides support for the Office Manager. In her spare time, Cindy loves to travel and spend time with her family and friends.

Julissa Tanguma is a Legal Assistant with our law firm. Julissa primarily works with our Federal Worker’s Compensation and OPM Disability Retirement departments. Julissa also directs all incoming calls and clients to the correct department and provides support for the Supervisor Attorney, Team-Leads and Associate Attorneys within her departments. Like the rest of our team, Julissa shares a passion for helping federal employees with their work-related problems. In her spare time, Julissa loves to spend time with her friends and family.

Madison Muschalek is a Legal Assistant with our law firm. Madison primarily works with our Federal Worker’s Compensation and OPM Disability Retirement departments. Madison also directs all incoming calls and clients to the correct department and provides support for the Supervisor Attorney, Team-Leads and Associate Attorneys within her departments. Madison is a recent graduate from Texas Tech University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations with a focus on Pre-Law. She plans to go to law school in the future. When she is not working, she enjoys being outdoors, finding the best restaurants to eat at, and snuggling with her kitten, Roo.

Gracyn Heisterberg is a Legal assistant with our law firm. Gracyn primarily works with our litigation department, which is headed by our Senior Litigation Counsel, Stephanie Bernstein. Gracyn also directs all incoming calls and clients to the correct department and provides support for the Supervisor Attorney, Senior Associates and Associate Attorneys within her department. Gracyn has a Bachelors Degree in Political Science with minors in Law and Legal Reasoning & Art History. Like the rest of our team, Gracyn shares a passion for helping federal employees with their work-related problems. In her spare time, Gracyn loves to spend time with her friends and family.

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