Meet Our Team
Leticia Zecca Ross
Leticia Zecca Ross is an attorney licensed in California and in Brazil. Graduated from PUC-RJ, Leticia also holds a postgraduate degree from UERJ, and a Master of Laws from Georgetown Law University (Washington, DC). Passionate about the law and access to justice, Leticia is a servant leader who puts people first. She has built her career through hard work and study. Leticia is fluent in Portuguese, English, and knowledgeable in Italian and Spanish.
As a lawyer and former public defender, Leticia understands the importance of access to justice and the role it plays in ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to have their rights protected and their voices heard. She says she has been lucky to have had many opportunities to work on complex cases throughout her career and has been able to deliver results even in the most challenging circumstances.
Leticia believes that the key to success in any negotiation is the ability to understand the other party’s position and find common ground. She is a great listener and is always willing to go above and beyond to find a solution that works for everyone. Patient, tolerant, and maintaining a positive attitude even in the most difficult situations, Leticia presents well-researched information and realistic options so that Zecca Ross & Smith’s clients can make informed decisions.
Born in Brazil, and part of a second generation Italian immigrants, Leticia is proud of her heritage, passionate about Brazilian and Italian culture, and is committed to promoting the positive aspects of these cultures, both in her professional and personal life.
Meet Mitchell Smith, an experienced attorney with over seven years dedicated to tax law. Mitchell has a proven track record of representing clients before various tax authorities, including the IRS, FTB, CDTFA, and EDD, as well as in front of the US Tax Court.
Mitchell’s expertise lies in resolving tax disputes at the audit and appeal levels of the IRS. He has successfully negotiated favorable tax deficiency settlements for his clients and has secured tax-exempt status for new organizations, as well as advised existing tax-exempt organizations.
Mitchell’s experience also extends to real estate taxation, federal and state worker classification reviews, foreign bank account disclosures, and collection issues, including Offer in Compromise and Installment Agreements. His clients trust him for his ability to provide effective legal representation and his comprehensive understanding of tax laws and regulations.
Additionally, Mitchell has considerable experience with the Employee Tax Retention Credit, helping business claim large amounts of tax credits. He understands the intricacies of this credit and helps businesses claim the maximum amount they are entitled to.
He is committed to providing his clients with personalized attention and ensuring that they understand their options and rights when it comes to tax-related matters.
Brianna was born and raised in sunny San Diego, California, where she developed a deep love for the ocean and outdoor activities. Her parents immigrated from Mexico, instilling in her a strong connection to her heritage and a passion for multiculturalism.
Growing up in a bilingual household, Brianna became fluent in both English and Spanish at an early age. Her language skills have been invaluable in her personal and professional life, allowing her to connect with people from different backgrounds and cultures. Brianna’s passion for exploring new cultures and meeting people from all walks of life has led her to travel to 16 countries around the world. Her travels have given her a unique perspective on life and a deep appreciation for diversity and inclusion.
Brianna is an accomplished Intake Specialist at Zecca Ross & Smith, a premier law firm located in San Diego, CA. She graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in Business Administration, where she excelled academically and developed an understanding of the legal industry. As an Intake Specialist at Zecca Ross & Smith, Brianna uses her bilingualism and cultural awareness to connect with clients from diverse backgrounds and provide exceptional service, ensuring that each client receives the personalized attention they deserve. Her empathy and ability to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish have earned her the trust and respect of clients and colleagues alike.
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