Our Story

Creative Legal Funding is a specialty finance company with a two-fold mission. First and foremost, CLF helps to facilitate medical care on a lien basis for injured plaintiffs that do not possess adequate health insurance.

We work with many different specialty treatment providers throughout California. As a secondary offering, CLF is a provider of a wide variety of financial options that include non-recourse pre-settlement cash advances for injured plaintiffs during their time of need. These advances are typically directed towards basic living expenses such as groceries, rent, car payments and a variety of other needs. We specialize in clients with existing personal injury claims, employment law cases, medical malpractice cases and other plaintiff cases involving a potential future financial resolution.

Meet the Team


Brett Hansbery

Founder & CEO

In 2005, Brett was involved in a major automobile accident where he suffered traumatic injuries that required four surgeries. He was covered by a private health insurance policy, but even with coverage, his out of pocket expenses reached the five-figure level over the three year case period. Like millions of Americans with limited to no health coverage, Brett experienced first hand the financial strains that often burden Accident Victims and this is exactly why Creative Legal Funding was created.


Cheryl Costa

Administrator and Case Manager

Cheryl has worked in the legal field for over 32 years- first as a legal secretary, next as a court reporter and then for a law firm where she gained 16 years of experience. This is where she met Brett Hansbery who immediately recognized Cheryl's merits and offered her a position as Case Manager for Creative Legal Funding.

When she's not working, Cheryl enjoys spending time with her husband of over 25 years and their two teenage boys.


Lacie Murphy

Office Manager

Lacie started working with Creative Legal Funding in 2012 as our administrative and marketing assistant and is currently our Office Manager in charge of accounts payable and receivable, case payoff information and records requests. Prior to working with CLF, Lacie studied clinical nutrition and leadership and as handled numerous employer accounts over the years.

She is a devoted wife and mom of three with a passion for healthy living and giving back to her community. She holds a green belt in Taekwondo with 2 gold medals for sparring and forms, is actively pursuing personal training and fitness nutrition certification and volunteers with various organizations serving the homeless in the region.

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