We are proud that two of our attorneys, Steven D. Weier and Paul B. Apple, are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Their membership is testament to the hard work and dedication each of them exhibited. We want to also recognize the team of staff members that supported Steve and Paul in their efforts. We would like to express gratitude for our clients who placed their trust in us to handle their claims. To all that made their membership possible, Thank You.
Thank you Paul for your service in the U.S. Military. Paul is a Senior Associate Attorney with the firm and has also been serving in the Army since 2001. He currently serves in the Reserves as an officer in the JAG Corps (Judge Advocate General Corps) assisting other soldiers with their legal matters.
Every year on the last Monday in May, we as a nation, honor those who served in the U.S. Military. This hasn’t always been the case. So how did Memorial Day come to be? In this article we’ll look into that and a few other things you may not have known about Memorial Day.
Waterloo, New York is considered the birthplace of Memorial Day. On May 5th 1866, Waterloo hosted what was to become an annual event. Community-wide, businesses would close and residents decorated the graves of soldiers with flowers and flags.
Originally Memorial Day was known ad Decoration Day. On May 5th 1868, General John A. Logan called for a nationwide day of remembrance on the 30th of May for the purpose of strewing flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of soldiers who died in the recent Civil War.
May 30th was picked because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle.
In 1971 the federal government declared the last Monday in May to be Memorial Day. This was to give federal employees a three day weekend.
We want to thank all those who have served in the United States Military.
Thank you everyone that voted for us this year. We couldn’t have won this award without you. Thank you for taking time out of your day to let others know that you thought we are the best law firm in the Tukwila, Seatac and Des Moines area. We are honored to have received this award four years in a row. We also want to thank our employees who take such good care of our clients. It’s their dedication to “Doing the right thing, always” that has made this possible.
There is a saying, “If you want to get something done, give it to a busy person”. Paville always keeps busy and has proven herself as a hard worker. Before coming to the firm she worked two jobs while being the “Team Mom” for her children’s sports teams. Paville’s attention to detail has made her a great addition to the Opening Investigations team. She speaks Tagalog fluently and is able to assist our Filipino clients who prefer to speak Tagalog. Paville brings good energy to the firm, takes pride in her work and we are proud to have her serving our clients.
Silinda developed a passion for helping others when she was a member of AmeriCorps. Eventually her social work encompassed being a domestic violence advocate, child protective services and work in residential facilities. Silinda became interested in working in law offices as a way to continue helping others, this time with a lawyer on her side. Her “fire-stick” of a personality makes her fun to work with. Although she was born in Seattle, she moved to New York for a while just to try it out. Silinda takes a no-nonsense approach towards our client’s matters and we all appreciate her focus and dedication.
Mayra’s history in customer service makes her a great case manager. She uses her listening skills and empathy to connect with our clients and help them with their matter. During her time with the Mexican Consulate, she discovered how rewarding it was to help people navigate through the various governmental procedures. Lucky for us and our clients, she decided to use her skills on her new career path in the legal field. Her easy going and fun personality makes it a treat to work with her. We are happy and pleased to have Mayra as part of our team.
Montoya’s role in accounts payable is to manage case costs in order to keep matters moving through the claims process. She received her AA in Business from Seattle Central College. Prior to coming to the firm, Montoya had 6 years of accounting experience. Her eventual goal is to become a Certified Public Accountant. What makes Montoya successful in her role is that she is a good listener and she has a genuine desire to help people. Her sense of humor makes it a delight to work with her. We’re proud to have Montoya assisting our clients with their cases.