Jason Newell: Settlement Proposal Writer
Jason recently received his master’s degree from George Washington University in Political Management. He has also attended law school (for one year) and received an undergraduate degree in Political Science & Logic from the University of Oregon. Jason has worked freelance building political brands and promoting books through social media marketing. He appreciates being able to work as a demand writer for one of the top law firms in the area. He is bilingual as he is a dual-citizen of the US and Peru. During his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, watching CSPAN, volunteering at the Tacoma Animal shelter, and spending time with his partner.
Nick Sunderland: Settlement Proposal Writer
Nick graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He worked seven years in the newspaper industry, beginning his career with a four-year stint covering high school sports at the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison, Wisconsin. Nick then spent nearly three years covering Division I college basketball for the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Now living in Seattle, he has decided to pursue his interest in courts system on a professional level.
Molly is one of the newer additions to our team here at the firm. She is a recent graduate of Kentlake High School, born and raised in Washington State. She is an extremely active and dedicated member of Job’s Daughters, where she volunteers her time and energy to serving the community. Molly aspires to have a career in music and performance, and anticipates attending University of Puget Sound in the near future. Her cheerful disposition and can do attitude make her the perfect addition to our reception team!
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Whitney Hilde: Opening Investigations
Whitney is an integral part of our Opening Department. Her passion to help others is reflected in her attention to detail while analyzing and resolving client matters. She received her BA in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Portland State University, where she also played 4 years of D1 Women’s Soccer. While in college she was an intern at the District Attorney’s office in Multnomah County and a volunteer at a youth correctional facility in Portland, OR. She currently is head coach for 2 Girls Soccer teams in Bellevue. Whitney’s dedication and determination is unmatched, we are fortunate to have her as part of the team.
Thank you for all of your votes. Steven is so honored to be recognized by the community as the Best Attorney of Tukwila for 2017. Since moving our offices to Tukwila the surrounding communities have embraced us. This makes our 3rd year in a row that we’ve won Best of Tukwila. Our first year hear we were honored with being finalists. We want to take the time to thank all of our clients and partners that have supported us in Tukwila, Renton, Kent, Auburn, Burien, Federal Way, Des Moines, Seatac and Seattle. We couldn’t have done it without your support.
Catherine Trejo – Intern
Catherine began her time with the firm in October of 2016 through Renton Technical College’s Intern Program, where she is currently pursuing a Legal Assistant degree. Although new to our firm, she certainly is not new to the industry. Having worked as a bookkeeper and legal secretary for a firm in Colorado, as a secretary, docket clerk, and court clerk for the Denver Juvenile Courts, and finally a court technician for the Seattle Youth Court, Catherine loves the challenges that the legal field present her. As a foster parent and a dedicated volunteer to her church, she enjoys playing an important role in people’s lives, helping support them during the most difficult of times. We are very fortunate to have Catherine here with us while she finishes up her education.
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Katherine Swanson – Executive Assistant
Katherine brings a vast array of experience and talent to the firm in her new role as Human Resources Representative and Executive Assistant to Steven D. Weier. With a background in Retail Management, Business and Investment Banking, Small Business Financial Management, and let’s not forget mom to the 2 spirited little ones; Katherine is well versed in juggling multiple tasks efficiently. With her brazen personality and bottomless candy jar, we look forward to having Katherine as part of the team.
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Kylie Whitehead – Settlement Proposal Writer
Kylie graduated from Western Washington University’s English (Creative Writing) department. She has traveled from the PNW to Southern Japan where she spent 6 months teaching English. Having invested much of her time into working for her family’s food services businesses, being here at the Firm, is a welcome change of pace. Her cheerful personality and life experience make it easy for Kylie to leave a lasting impression on the people she meets. Kylie’s goal is to see the world, but in the meantime she settles for reading as much as possible.
Megan started with the firm in December of 2016, looking for a new experience. With a strong background in retail and customer service, Megan wanted an opportunity to invest in broadening her administrative skills while still feeling like she was contributing to the betterment of people. Her meticulous dedication to the details of her job is admirable. In a very short period of time Megan has tackled every task handed to her with ease. Her desire to be the best in everything she does shines through along with her great personality. We are thrilled to welcome Megan to our team!