Ruben is the owner and president of VLS! With over 20 years of experience working with the legal community both in San Diego and abroad, one of the main reason Ruben started VLS was to be able to have the ability to provide individualized service to each of his clients based on their specific needs or requirements. His goal is to continue to provide that unique individualized service while also being to maintain one-on-one relationships with current and new clients. His goal isn’t to be the largest legal service provider, but definitely be the best! When Ruben isn’t at work, you can find him playing basketball, hiking, or traveling.
Kiersten is the office manager here at VLS. She and Ruben have worked as colleagues for nearly 20 years now. Her experience in a variety of aspects of the legal industry make her a key ingredient at VLS! Kiersten was basically raised in the legal industry with her father who worked as an attorney and her mother a paralegal. Kiersten always knew she wanted to work in the legal industry and is passionate about her work, research, and clients. When Kiersten is not working, you can find her with her family and friends exploring the outdoors, going star-gazing, camping, hiking, or painting!
Court Services Department
Arianna (Ari as we call her) heads up our court services department here at VLS and has been with VLS since 2017. Ari is an absolute wizard when it comes to court filings and court research! She has become our client’s go-to person for all court-managements needs! Every year, you can find Ari in cosplay at Comic Con. Ari is a huge cat lady and has 4 cats! In her spare time, she also plays the ukulele and is very talented!
Photocopy Department (Authorizations)
Yannel started with VLS in 2018. Yannel has significant experience in the legal industry and handles our authorization document requests. Her extensive experience and relationships with health care facilities and their billing offices nationwide has helped streamline this department exponentially. Yannel is also a native of San Diego and the baby here at VLS, being the youngest in our office! When Yannel is not at work, she loves to spend time with her family. Yannel is a wonderful cook too! Ask her what dishes she’s made lately!
Service of Process Department
Melissa Peraza has been with VLS since 2018. Melissa handles much of our service of process department and assists with many of the departments in our office. She has extensive knowledge with service of process and the various legal requirements that are associated with services. She has been exceedingly helpful in this department and all around. When Melissa is not at working, you can find her at concerts, beauty events, or with family.
Los Angeles/Orange County Representative
Mario Hernandez is one of the most recent members of our team, but is absolutely a class-A provider to our clients. In less than a year, he has surpassed our company’s expectations as a representative in Los Angeles and Orange County. His interests include watching baseball (Go Padres!), hanging out at the beach, and just generally being outdoors with family.
Robert Castaneda has been with VLS since 2017 and has been an integral part of our document management department. Robert has extensive experience with a wide variety of programs and software that allow our company to provide for each client’s individual document management needs. Robert is a San Diego native and enjoys gaming and exercise. Robert doesn’t skip leg day!
Photocopy Department (Subpoenas)
Penny began with VLS in 2016. Like Kiersten, Penny comes with a lot of experience from working in the legal industry in the courts as well as in the attorney support industry. Her friendly demeanor and professionalism with health care facilities, and various locations we subpoena on our client’s behalf have culminated in countless integral relationships that have enabled us to streamline the document-request department. When Penny is not working, she loves being outdoors and spending time with her family.