Attorneys & Staff

Our attorneys have over 30 years of combined experience practicing law in Washington. To learn more about an individual attorney or to contact them by email, please click on their name below.

Behind every good lawyer is an experienced and dedicated staff. We have a very knowledgeable and friendly team of legal assistants helping to ensure that each client receives the best possible outcome for their case. If you need to contact one of our legal assistants, please contact our office at (253) 863-3366 or contact them at their email address listed below.

Brenda Conner – Limited Practice Officer and Escrow Manager

Brenda joined our firm in 1994. Prior to becoming a Limited Practice Officer, she had worked as both a legal and escrow assistant. Brenda has managed our escrow services for more than 15 years, as well as working with our attorneys on foreclosures, probates, and all matters concerning real estate. If you need to contact Brenda, please call our office or email her at

Michele Charest – Administrative and Billing Assistant

Michele joined our firm in February 2016 and has quickly become an indispensable part of our team. She handles all administrative responsibilities for both Shannon and Will, as well as all matters regarding client account services. If you would like to make an appointment or contact Michele, please call our office or email her at

Darlene Hoffman – Certified Legal Assistant

Darlene has been with the firm for more than 20 years. She has worked in both our Bonney Lake office and our former office in Federal Way. Our clients will remember Darlene as Hal’s assistant, and we are thrilled that she remains with our new team to assist clients in bankruptcy, wills and trusts, and civil litigation matters. Darlene lives in Bonney Lake with her husband Richard and enjoys being able to help the members of her community. If you need to contact Darlene, please call our office or email her at