During the last few years, I have had the privilege of getting to know Melinda and consider her a mentor. Both of our practices have been grounded in our shared commitment to care for each client we serve and provide knowledgeable, competent representation. But beyond that, we both also share a deep love for our local community and the values shared by the people living there. When Melinda was ready to transition to her next chapter, we both felt that passing the baton to someone who shared her roots and her values would be a good move for all.

My roots in our community run deep. I am a product of local schools, attended Wheaton College for my BA and Seattle University School of Law, for my law degree. After graduating from law school, in 2008, I chose to come back to my local community to provide the kind of legal counsel I would want for my own family, solidly backed by high quality training but rooted in the kind of one to one treatment.

As with any transition, an element of uncertainty is always there. When someone has had a long-time relationship with any professional, starting all over can be daunting. I want to assure you that you will not be starting over in this transition. This truly is a passing of the torch from one trusted "old friend" to one who has been in training and been mentored by that same friend. Before long, I anticipate you will feel like we have always been doing business with each other, and even more than that, that you have found a trusted friend and legal counsel who will help you manage your affairs in a way that reflects our shared values and commitment to our families and our community. I look forward to getting to know you better!

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