BarMax Bar Exam Instructors


Jennifer Carr

Jennifer Carr

Jennifer Carr, an attorney licensed in California and Nevada, graduated cum laude from UNLV-Boyd School of Law in 2006. Shortly thereafter, she began teaching law, focusing on academic success and bar readiness in addition to subjects like criminal law, remedies, and products liability. In the intervening years, Jennifer has taught at three law schools and helped hundreds of applicants prepare for the California, Nevada, and Florida bar exams, as well as the Uniform Bar Exam and the MPRE. Jennifer believes it isn't enough to simply learn the law; one has to also learn how to convey knowledge of the law in a way the examiners will reward. When not helping applicants pass the bar exam, Jennifer enjoys reading, playing softball (badly), and fostering pets through the SPCA.

Allison Tait

Allison Tait

Allison Tait is a an associate professor of law at the University of Richmond where she teaches trusts and estates, family law, estate planning, critical theory, and feminist legal theory. Professor Tait joined the University of Richmond Law faculty in 2015. Before coming to Richmond, she was an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School. She also clerked for the Hon. Richard Palmer of the Connecticut Supreme Court and spent a year as the Gender Equity Postdoctoral Fellow for the Yale Women Faculty Forum.

David Krypel

David Krypel

David obtained his B.A. in classical civilizations from Wesleyan University and his J.D. from the University of Miami. His love for travel and new opportunities has taken him around the country. To that end, David passed the Florida, New York, and California bar exams on his first attempt. His legal experience involves criminal law, litigation, land use, and environmental law.

Jaime Papa

Jaime Papa

Jaime V. Papa, Esq. graduated from Regis University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance in 2005 and from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law with a Juris Doctorate in 2009. While in law school, he interned with the Office of the Denver District Attorney and the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center. In addition, he earned a position on the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team, was secretary of the Student Trial Lawyers Association, president of the Jewish Law Students Association, and participated in three moot court competitions and one negotiations competition.

Following his graduation from law school, he joined the United States Army as a Field Artillery Officer. While in this role, he led a platoon in Afghanistan on over a hundred combat missions. In 2015 he transitioned from the United States Army to Belmark, Inc. as a sales representative and generated $17,188,882.00 in total sales and 78 new customers in five years.

He sat for the Uniform Bar Exam in 2019 and achieved a score high enough to gain score portability in all UBE states. He earned his license to practice law in Missouri in 2019 and his license to practice law in Texas in 2020. He received offers from a Dallas, TX based corporate law firm and a family law firm in 2020. He chose to work in family law and is currently an attorney with O’Neil Wysocki. In addition, he serves as a United States Army Reserve Company Commander.

He has worked as a tutor for BarMax since December 2019 and is passionate about preparing students for the bar exam. He understands that passing the bar for his students is critical, so they can support their families and progress in their careers. He offers a unique and structured approach to preparing for the MBE, MEE, and MPT.

Matias Gonzalez

Matias Gonzalez

Matias is an attorney admitted to practice law in the state of New York and in the Federal Court’s Southern District of New York. Matias attended the City University of New York School of Law where he was a full-time student and single parent. While balancing the intricacies of a legal education as a parent, Matias excelled in the core subject areas of Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Evidence, and Criminal Procedure en route to a score of 303 on the July 2019 Uniform Bar Exam. He achieved his 91st percentile score by way of his methodical, time-effective, approach to essay writing and MBE practice. An approach which Matias meticulously imparts on his BarMax students. Matias also partook in CUNY Law’s #2 nationally ranked clinical program and won his law school’s Salomon Slotkin Fellowship in 2018. He has also lectured on the Federal Court litigation surrounding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He now practices housing litigation representing low income tenants in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan.

Melissa Allsteadt

Melissa Allsteadt

Melissa Allsteadt graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors of Arts with a concentration in History. She received her Juris Doctor from Wayne State University and graduated cum laude. She is an active member of the Michigan State Bar and the California State Bar and has been admitted into the Eastern District of Michigan and the Central District of California Federal Courts. In private practice, she was a prosecutor for several municipalities and was Lead Corporate Counsel for a private mortgage lender. Currently, Mrs. Allsteadt has focused on tutoring for the Bar Exam for over the past two years.