Ms. Rogers has seventeen years of experience primarily focused on representing mortgage lenders and services in real estate law, title curative matters, routine and complex civil litigation, bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, residential and commercial foreclosures and evictions. Additionally, Ms. Rogers has managed attorneys and staff in a law firm providing comprehensive default services to the mortgage default industry. Ms. Rogers has been a frequent speaker at mortgage default conferences addressing issues related to litigation, foreclosure, evictions, and creditor’s rights. Ms. Rogers is a founding member of the Colorado Creditor’s Bar Association. She is licensed to practice law in Colorado.
For the past twenty-three years, Ms. Baldacci’s practice has focused on Creditor’s Rights and Issues, comprehensive Default Services, Business, and Real Estate. During her career, Ms. Baldacci has represented Banks and Servicers in residential and commercial real estate, default, collection, loss mitigation, structured settlement transfers, and litigation matters in Wyoming and South Dakota. Additionally, she established and managed operations for Law Firms’ consolidated business units (centralized default services) for openings, foreclosure process, bankruptcy, evictions, and billing, in and for New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and Panama City, Panama. She is licensed to practice law in Wyoming and South Dakota.
Director of Marketing and Compliance and Lead Attorney
Caren Jacobs Castle is a Senior Mortgage Servicing Attorney at IDEA Law Group. Ms. Castle has over 30 years of experience in the mortgage servicing industry and many honors. She is a past president of USFN and was the organization’s first female president. She also served as the first Chairperson of the Board of The Legal League 100. Ms. Castle was recognized by Housing Wire in 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 as an influential woman in the housing industry, was honored by FiveStar in 2011 for outstanding leadership and service to the housing industry, and received the USFN member of the year award in 2012. She has participated on numerous high level committees including the US Department of the Treasury and the Mortgage Bankers Association of America.
While practicing in Colorado, Ms. Castle served on the legislative committees of both the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association. Ms. Castle has also been recognized as a Colorado Super Lawyer in real estate. Ms. Castle speaks extensively throughout the country on mortgage servicing related issues and has been a featured speaker at numerous national MBA Servicing Conferences, ALFN, CMBA, USFN and Legal League 100 events.
Director of Operations (not authorized to practice law)
Ms. Ylagan is responsible for oversight of the firm’s end-to-end operation and business relations. Ms. Ylagan has more than 20 years of management experience in operations for the default servicing industry and foreclosure disposition programs. She has been involved with risk management, procedural development, and process optimization for bankruptcy, foreclosure and eviction matters on a regional footprint. Her most recent venture developing and expanding a third-party sales program providing auction disposition services that market and sell defaulted properties at foreclosure sales. Her well-rounded industrial insight and expertise have been and will continue to be invaluable in ensuring exceptional service for every client.
Ryan Carson lives in the state of Washington and is part of the Firm’s Washington Office where he handles bankruptcy and litigation matters. He is also licensed in the state of Oregon. Mr. Carson served as bankruptcy counsel and litigation counsel with prominent mortgage banking firms in the Northwest prior to joining IDEA Law Group.
Mr. Carson brings substantial trial and appellate litigation experience to our Northwest operations, having represented institutional lenders and servicers in cases involving real estate, creditor/debtor, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy and mortgage law. Additionally, Mr. Carson has been published several times on real estate related issues. He is considered by his peers to be a significant advocate for creditor’s rights.
Jennifer Isom has eight years of experience primarily focused on real estate law, replevins, title issues, government conveyance, and evictions. She also has experience representing banks in bank-owned real estate closing transactions, and litigation, including managing counsel for lender liability and real estate cases. She has practiced law in several tribal courts, and is licensed to practice law in New Mexico. Ms. Isom has given presentations to veterans and small New Mexico businesses on the creation and taxation of business enterprises.
Lucketta McMahon has 18 years’ experience as a licensed attorney in Wyoming for IDEA Law Group. Ms. McMahon representants creditor rights in areas of mortgage default, excitons, title resolution, litigation and bankruptcy matters in Wyoming for the firm, and also licensed in Arkansas, and Wisconsin. Ms. McMahon works closely with our clients to review and research all documents and actions relevant to statues and regulations.
Andrew Yarrington graduated from the University of New Mexico, School of Law and was admitted to the New Mexico Bar in 2002. Prior to attending Law School, Mr. Yarrington received his Bachelor’s degree in History with a Minor in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico in 1998.
Mr. Yarrington is a Senior Litigation Attorney with IDEA Law Group, whose focus is on creditor bankruptcy, real estate, foreclosure litigation, and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act issues. He has been instrumental in defining New Mexico law on foreclosure matters, namely, standing to enforce a note in both bankruptcy court and state court, through his arguments and briefings.
Dedication to Excellence, Integrity, and Professionalism
The members of IDEA Law Group LLC are dedicated to providing consistently excellent service with integrity, innovation, and professionalism in the practice of law.
The Firm’s leadership boasts a combined fifty years of experience and knowledge in the default legal services industry. We represent major financial institutions, mortgage lenders, servicer and private investor in routine default related services — as well as complex litigation associated with foreclosure, eviction and bankruptcy actions — in strict compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws.
The Firm prides itself on providing effective high-quality and personalized legal services to our clients while maintaining its commitment to inclusion, diversity, equality, and access.