LegalMatch author Kourosh Akhbari just wrote a great blog article about staying safe this Halloween. With recent changes in state drug laws, many parents are worried about their kids recieving drug-laced candy.
Kyoko Uchida is an interactive media designer with multilingual skills in English, Japanese and Spanish. She earned a bachelor of arts in international studies at Western Oregon University and went on to study interactive media/web design at the Art Institute of Portland.
Kyoko's passion lies in cross-cultural online communication via both visual and textual representations on web application. She has achieved diverse experence working with client websites and advertising campaigns in various industries. She is committed to developing meaningful experiences for users through design. Since joining LegalMatch as UX designer in 2014, she has contributed to the development of affiliate websites, PPC campaigns, and various site usability projects.
In her personal life, Kyoko spends most of her free time being an aerial acrobat and a hand balancer. She also teaches aerial silks and helps people gain physical and mental strength through aerial arts.
Matthew Izzi is a graduate of the University of South Florida, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature, and from Santa Clara University School of Law.
He is a criminal defense and constitutional law attorney, as well as a frequent contributor to LegalMatch’s online Law Library and Law Blog. He enjoys contributing the LegalMatch’s expansive online catalogue because it offers individuals who otherwise would not have access to information basic knowledge on complicated subjects.
In his free time, Matthew enjoys listening to and playing music, as well as reading. He is an avid cyclist, occasionally entering a cyclocross race or local criterium. He is also a documentary photographer, and has had work publish in various newspapers.
Jose (Jay) Rivera joined LegalMatch in March 2010. As a senior staff writer, he writes on a wide range of legal topics for the LegalMatch law library. His articles provide easy-to-read replies for everyday legal questions that are posed by the general public. He is also a regular contributor to the LegalMatch’s Law Blog, where he covers new developments in various areas of law and current events. Jay also authored an e-book for LegalMatch clients, which is entitled, "Everything You Should Know About Hiring a Lawyer".
Jay graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Afterwards, he obtained a J.D. from U.C. Davis School of Law (King Hall). In his free time, Jay enjoys dancing, playing guitar, and listening to jazz music.