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Bonney McCormack

Bonney McCormack is an experienced paralegal who has worked for several Seattle law firms, from small general practice firms to multinational firms such as DLA Piper. She has an extensive background in supporting all types of litigation, from discovery through trial preparation. See full resume.

Skills
- Electronic document production, including review and coding
- Trial and deposition preparation in federal and state courts
- Class action and other complex litigation
- E-filing in federal courts as well as King County and throughout Washington state

Practice Areas
- Employment
- Business
- Appellate

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Traci Warner

Traci Warner graduated with a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree from Evergreen State College. Additionally, she earned an A.A.S. in legal assistant/paralegal studies from Tacoma Community College. With over 15 years of experience, Traci is a thorough and conscientious paralegal with a proven track record of success in supporting attorneys. See full resume.

Skills
- Researching and drafting various legal documents, including business formation and estate planning
- E-discovery software, including Adobe, IPro, and Relativity
- Dictation, scheduling, and file organization

Practice Areas
- Corporate & Business
- Real Estate
- Personal Injury
- Product Liability

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Tracye HIRASAWA

Tracye Hirasawa earned her Advanced Paralegal Certificate from ABA-approved Edmonds Community College, where she maintained a 4.0 G.P.A., and received recognition for Outstanding Achievement from her Contract Law instructor. Tracye also possesses a Master’s degree in Teaching from City University of Seattle, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Puget Sound. See full resume.

Skills
- Drafting complex documents, including petitions, motions, discovery requests, and relevant pleadings
- Rules and procedures for civil and family actions in King and Snohomish counties

Practice Areas
- Elder Law
- Estate Planning
- Real Estate

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patrick leary

Patrick Leary has more than ten years of experience as a paralegal and maintains comprehensive knowledge of legal processes, professional conduct rules, and rules of civil procedure. He holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Political Science from Western Washington University. Patrick also earned his Paralegal Plus Certificate from Highline Community College, as well as a Legal Secretary Certificate from The Center for Legal Studies. See full resume.

Skills
- Drafting and filing various documents in complex civil litigation
- Resourceful legal researcher
- Case management and administration

Practice Areas
- Personal Injury
- Elder Law
- Employment
- Product Liability

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Maribeth Messina

Maribeth Messina has 25 years of experience as a personal injury paralegal and is dedicated to using her extensive experience with legal and medical research and investigation to provide the highest quality service in pursuit of justice for clients. Maribeth holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Portland. See full resume.

Skills
- Summarizing and interpreting medical records, police investigative reports, expert witness reports, and authoritative literature and articles
- Trial preparation, drafting and answering discovery requests, witness communication, and exhibit preparation

Practice Areas
- Personal Injury
- Complex Litigation

heidi powell

Heidi Powell is a highly experienced paralegal with over 25 years in the legal industry, including ten years of work in Washington state. Heidi earned her M.S. in Criminology/Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, as well as an M.S. in Forensic Science from the University of Florida. She also holds a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology, with distinction, from the University of Washington. See full resume.

Skills
- Drafting, editing, and filing pleadings in state and federal courts
- Comprehensive litigation support and case management
- Legal research and writing

Practice Areas
- Personal Injury
- Family
- Employment
- Criminal

alayna newell

Alayna Newell has six years of experience as a legal assistant, including three years of paralegal-level work. In 2019, she received her Paralegal Certificate from North Seattle College. Alayna is technologically adept and regularly performs data entry, manages team calendars, and creates company reports. See full resume.

Skills
- Researching and drafting demand letters, pleadings, and discovery requests
- Administrative support and calendaring
- Thorough and courteous client intake and interviews

Practice Areas
- Personal Injury
- Employment
- Mass Tort & Class Action
- Administrative


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