Our Team

Expertise. Compassion. Results.

Caleb O. Lyman

Caleb O. Lyman is a founding partner at Alta Legal. Caleb provides legal services in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, and other injury related services. Caleb is fluent in Spanish and enjoys serving the Latino members of our communities.

Caleb O. Lyman is licensed to practice law in both Utah and Arizona. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon-College of Law. Caleb enjoys playing on his Harley Davidson, mountain biking, and traveling with his family.

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Ky M. Papke

Ky M. Papke is a managing partner of Alta Legal and an experienced trial attorney providing legal services in the areas of Personal Injury.

Ky M. Papke is licensed to practice law in both Utah and Arizona. In 2018, Ky was selected as a top 40 under 40 trial attorney by the National Trial Lawyers. Ky is a member of the Utah Association for Justice, American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Utah State Bar Association, Arizona State Bar Association, and licensed to practice in both State and Federal Courts.

Ky earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Idaho – College of Law. Ky is an avid golfer and downhill skier and enjoys traveling with his wife and children.

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John Christiansen

John Christiansen is an attorney providing legal services covering a wide variety of areas including, Business Law, Bankruptcy, and Workers’ Compensation claims.

John Christiansen, who practices law in Provo, Utah, was selected to Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list for 2017 – 2020. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Rising Stars selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors. Through his efforts over the past 10 years as an attorney, he has recovered millions of dollars for his clients through litigation and settlement. Additionally, he has assisted Utahns and Utah businesses in eliminating and reorganizing hundreds of millions of dollars of debts.

John is very knowledgeable in the law. Outside of his law practice he has designed and taught dozens of courses both on-line and on-ground for Utah Valley University and Eagle Gate College in the area of legal studies.

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Terrell R. Lee

Terrell R. Lee is an experienced attorney serving clients for over a decade. Terrell practices in the areas of Wills, Trusts & Estates, Workers Compensation, Probate, and other general Business legal matters. Terrell earned his Juris Doctorate from Penn State – College of Law. Terrell is a member of the Utah Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, the Utah State Bar Association, and is licensed to practice law in State and Federal Courts.

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Juliana Manzanarez

Juliana Manzanarez is an experienced attorney at Alta Legal. The daughter of immigrants she understands the value of serving her local community and assisting those who may not understand the legal process. Juliana’s practice focuses on personal injury and immigration.

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Rafat Abdeljaber

Rafat Abdeljaber is Of Counsel at Alta Legal. Rafat provides legal counsel in the areas of personal injury. Rafat is fluent is Spanish and Arabic and enjoys serving the members of those communities understand their legal rights and options in their personal injury cases.

Rafat Abdeljaber is licensed to practice law in both State and Federal Courts in Arizona. Rafat received his Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University–Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Rafat enjoys golfing and traveling all over the world with his wife and children.

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Case Manager – Personal Injury

Vanessa has been fighting for clients for several years at Alta Legal. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Vanessa handles all day to day communications with clients and assists with property, loss wage, and medical treatment overview. Vanessa is the proud mother of a daughter.

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Case Manager – Personal Injury

Eneyda has several years experience assisting clients and fighting on their behalf against the insurance companies. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Eneyda handles all day to day communications with clients, property and loss wage issues, as well as medical treatment overview.

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Gary Lyman

Chief Financial Officer

Gary has been with Alta Legal since its founding in 2014. Gary brings a wide range of experience from the private and public sectors to his position at Alta. Gary earned his a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Master Degree in Public Affairs from Boise State University. Gary is the proud father of four children and sixteen grandchildren. In his spare time Gary enjoys going on adventures with his wife, traveling the world, reading extensively, and riding his Harley Davidson.

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Case Manager – Personal Injury

Martha has been managing personal injury cases for several years with Alta Legal. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Martha handles all day to day communications with clients, assists with property and loss wage issues, and assists in medical treatment overview. She is the proud mother of two children and loves to travel. Martha has recently received her certificate as a Master Medical Esthetician.

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Case Manager – Workers Compensation

Yadira assists attorney Terrell R. Lee in his workers compensation practice as well as other practice areas. She has extensive experience in workers compensation matters. Yadira is the proud mother of six children who keep her very busy. She enjoys spending time outside the office with her husband and children.

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Administrative Assistant

Celena oversees several important office functions here at Alta. Her primary role is answering and directing all phone calls into the firm.

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Records Manager

Katie is the firms manger over records. She oversees the collection and processing of thousands of records a month. Katie earned her Bachelors Degree from Utah Valley University. Katie is fluent in American Sign Language. She is very independent and in her spare time enjoys traveling the world, and sporting activities.

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Bankruptcy Paralegal

Mayra assists attorney John Christiansen in all aspects of the firms bankruptcy department. Prior to joining Alta Legal Mayra worked in the private banking sector for several years. She has extensive experience in the banking industry which as carried over to assisting bankruptcy clients achieve their goals through the bankruptcy courts. Mayra is extremely active in the latino community and runs a non-profit assisting the latino community. She is passionate about serving. In her spare time Mayra loves spending time with her daughter


Litigation Paralegal

Daniel handles and assists the attorneys in all matters of litigation procedures, document preparation, scheduling, and client management. Daniel is proficient in all matters of personal injury claims practice and assists the attorneys when cases move from claims to litigation. Daniel is a native of Nevada and moved to Utah to attend school. Daniel enjoys online gaming and reading extensively.

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Administrative Assistant

Yaqueline oversees several important office functions here at Alta. She assists with clients communications, works with Intake process, and otherwise assists in answering and directing phone calls within the law firm.

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Administrative Assistant
Citlali oversees all incoming phone calls to the firm and assisting in directing the same to our staff. Citlali also has primary roles in several office administrative functions to assist client cases.


Intake Manager
Gabi handles and manages all aspects of the law firms intake process and manages the firms case management system. Gabi is proficient in all matters of personal injury work and assists Case Managers in data collection to assist clients achieve their goals.


Office Manager/Case Manager
Personal Injury: Denisse assists the firms attorneys in the personal injury department–Arizona. She handles personal injury cases from start to finish. She assists clients in understanding the claims process, making claims for property and loss wages, assisting in medical treatment overview, and otherwise communicating with clientele. Denisse brings several years of personal injury experience to Alta Legal having previously worked at Arizona law firms.


Finance Assistant
Kevin assists with Alta Legal’s finance department in managing, documenting, and finalizing settlement disbursements to clients. He assists our CFO with all financial aspects of the law firm. Kevin has finance experience and is currently attending Utah Valley University studying accounting.

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