Prior to coming to the firm, Cinthia was a hostess at a local restaurant while attending college. She started her schooling at Renton Technical College in their Legal Assistant program and finished her Associate of Arts at Highline Community College. Cinthia developed a good clerical foundation from her schooling which has been an asset to her position as a Records Custodian. Her hosting prepared her for engaging with our clients and healthcare providers, where she is professional and charming. We are happy to have her part of our team.
Shannon Toppen: Paralegal
Shannon was born in Terrace, BC Canada and her family moved to Washington a few years later. Before coming to the firm in 2017, Shannon had received her AA specializing in paralegal studies. She started working as a paralegal in 2001 and since 2004 has primarily focused on personal injury litigation. Her passion for helping injured people stems from being involved in a few catastrophic car accidents when she was younger. Our clients benefit from her organization, and focus. We are happy to have Shannon as part of our team.
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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 Cebulla: Receptionist
Molly 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.