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Paralegals and Staff

 Patty Ulman


Patty Ulman has been the firm’s comptroller and manager of client billings since 1993. Her office furniture fortunately has wheels as she has been a part of numerous changes as the firm has grown.
Thank you, Patty!
 Susan Cartozian


Susan is a paralegal handling litigation, general business, corporate, probate and estate planning matters. She has worked for firm since 2002 and has more than 25 years of experience in legal services.

Nicola Derbyshire


Nicola is a legal assistant helping with estate planning, probate, trusts, and litigation. She has been with the firm since 2013. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science.

Maggie Hardiman


Maggie is a probate and estate planning paralegal. She earned both her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington. She obtained her post baccalaureate paralegal certificate from Edmonds Community College. Maggie is a frequent volunteer for Legal Voice and the Washington First Responder Will Clinic.

Leah Hendry


Leah is a paralegal focusing on estate planning, probate, and trust administration. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Long Beach, and graduated from the ABA approved Paralegal Program at the University of San Diego. Leah has over fifteen years of experience as a paralegal. She joined the firm in 2012.

Avery Dubuque


Avery is our receptionist and the office manager for the firm. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Marketing from Meredith College in North Carolina. Outside of the office, Avery enjoys running, camping, theatre, and dance.

Kirstin Eastman


Kirstin assists clients with estate planning and probate projects. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science with an emphasis on international relations and economics. Kirstin joined our firm a year ago and is thrilled to be working with such a talented and dynamic group.

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