Our Staff

Christopher George

Executive Director

Christopher George serves as Pacifica Law Group’s Executive Director…

Christopher George

Executive Director

Christopher George serves as Pacifica Law Group’s Executive Director and is a member of the firm’s executive management team. He is responsible for overseeing all business operations including finance, human resources, information technology, business development/marketing, facilities, and for leading a broad range of change initiatives.

An experienced finance and operations…

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Steve Barlow III

Paralegal

Steve is a paralegal in Pacifica Law Group’s litigation…

Steve Barlow III

Paralegal

Steve is a paralegal in Pacifica Law Group’s litigation department. He has more than 20 years of legal experience in the areas of complex commercial, construction, and labor & employment litigation. He is highly experienced in all phases of litigation, including document control and analysis, database management, drafting discovery…

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Michelle Bouchard

Legal Assistant

Michelle supports the firm’s school district practice group. She…

Michelle Bouchard

Legal Assistant

Michelle supports the firm’s school district practice group. She has worked in the legal field for over 25 years as a legal assistant/secretary, paralegal, word processor and document services manager. She has worked for several large law firms in Seattle and San Francisco.

Michelle has been trained for the Community…

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Cindy Bourne

Legal Assistant

Cindy supports the litigation/construction & procurement group, and assists…

Cindy Bourne

Legal Assistant

Cindy supports the litigation/construction & procurement group, and assists litigation attorneys in all phases of lawsuits, from filing through trial, as well as mediations and arbitrations. She has more than 25 years’ experience as a litigation secretary at several large firms in Seattle and Bellevue. Prior to working in…

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Carmela de La Cruz

Accounting Specialist

Carmela is Pacifica Law Group’s Accounting Specialist. She works…

Carmela de La Cruz

Accounting Specialist

Carmela is Pacifica Law Group’s Accounting Specialist. She works with the Controller and Executive Director and her responsibilities include billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, daily cash receipt posting, new client/matter set up, and assistance with general project work. She has more than 12 years of experience with billing, coding…

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Katie Melchior Dillon

Paralegal

Katie is a paralegal in the litigation department and…

Katie Melchior Dillon

Paralegal

Katie is a paralegal in the litigation department and secretary to Gregory J. Wong. She has more than 25 years of experience in legal support, including as a legal assistant, environmental project coordinator, office manager, and paralegal. Katie has worked in large and small law firms, as well as…

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Geny El-Murr

Controller

Geny is Pacifica Law Group’s Controller. She has been with the firm…

Geny El-Murr

Controller

Geny is Pacifica Law Group’s Controller. She has been with the firm for six years. Geny oversees and manages the Accounting Department and the Administrative Department at Pacifica. Previously, Geny interned for multiple organizations, including the League of Education Voters and International Rescue Committee. She loves traveling, hiking, and spending time with her…

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Mei He

Paralegal

Mei supports the public finance group. Her work includes…

Mei He

Paralegal

Mei supports the public finance group. Her work includes drafting municipal financing documents, coordinating document signings, and preparing final bond transcripts. Prior to joining Pacifica she worked as a litigation paralegal specializing in estate and trust administrations.

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Sydney Henderson

Legal Assistant

Sydney supports Pacifica Law Group’s litigation department. She has been…

Sydney Henderson

Legal Assistant

Sydney supports Pacifica Law Group’s litigation department. She has been doing litigation legal work for 24 years.

Sydney and her husband host charity events throughout the year that benefit the Ronald McDonald House, and since 2008 they have organized a car show in their neighborhood that supports the American Cancer Society.

Sydney…

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Linda Jacobs

Legal Assistant

Linda works with Pacifica Law Group’s managing partner and…

Linda Jacobs

Legal Assistant

Linda works with Pacifica Law Group’s managing partner and the firm’s public/private and municipal practices. She has been a legal assistant for 30 years at Seattle law firms, including Preston Gates & Ellis. Linda has volunteered with the Woodland Park Zoo as a docent from 1998-present, where she is…

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Heidi Jones

Legal Assistant

Heidi supports the real estate attorneys. She has traveled…

Heidi Jones

Legal Assistant

Heidi supports the real estate attorneys. She has traveled extensively all over the world as a volunteer for various organizations. Her travels have taken her to Cambodia, Thailand, Nepal, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Uganda. Prior to working in the legal field, she worked for a publishing firm in Seattle.

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Grace McDonough

Receptionist / Administrative Assistant

Grace is a receptionist here at Pacifica, greeting our…

Grace McDonough

Receptionist / Administrative Assistant

Grace is a receptionist here at Pacifica, greeting our clients in person and on the phone, maintaining orderliness in the office, preparing conference rooms for various meetings and working on various administrative tasks for the firm.

Grace enjoys playing games with her friends, taking advantage of our glorious parks, hiking,…

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Grace Nguyen

Project Assistant

Grace supports the public finance practice group, assisting the…

Grace Nguyen

Project Assistant

Grace supports the public finance practice group, assisting the team with all aspects of a bond issue, including performing research and working on project closings, documents, and transcripts.

Before joining Pacifica, Grace was a legal assistant for Student Legal Services, the University of Washington’s firm that works to resolve cases…

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Tricia O’Konek

Legal Assistant

Tricia supports attorneys in the firm’s litigation group. Prior…

Tricia O’Konek

Legal Assistant

Tricia supports attorneys in the firm’s litigation group. Prior to joining Pacifica she was a litigation paralegal with another Pacific Northwest firm, where she drafted and reviewed settlement demands, correspondence, and litigation documents, including pleadings and discovery, for civil litigation cases.

Tricia has been involved in various volunteer activities over…

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Kathy E. Schwarz

Legal Assistant

Kathy supports attorneys in the firm’s real estate practice group. She…

Kathy E. Schwarz

Legal Assistant

Kathy supports attorneys in the firm’s real estate practice group. She has 28 years’ experience as a legal assistant supporting litigation and dispute resolution practices, in addition to real estate, corporate, and estate planning.

Over the years, Kathy has volunteered with various organizations to clean, serve food, and provide gardening to those in need.

Kathy loves traveling, hiking,…

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Kim Sundet

Receptionist

Kim is a receptionist here at Pacifica and enjoys…

Kim Sundet

Receptionist

Kim is a receptionist here at Pacifica and enjoys greeting our clients.  She previously worked as a receptionist at Preston Gates & Ellis, then K&L Gates for ten years.

Kim has lived in the Northwest most of her life and is happy spending time outdoors here.  She also enjoys walking and gardening…

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Dawn M. Taylor

Legal Assistant

Dawn has been a legal assistant for more than…

Dawn M. Taylor

Legal Assistant

Dawn has been a legal assistant for more than 17 years. She volunteers much of her time in her community. She currently is the President of her local football/cheer organization and has served in many other capacities such as PTA, Deaconess, coach, and coach’s wife. Her current passion is…

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Holli Beadell Van Valkenburg

Paralegal

Holli is a paralegal emphasizing public finance, municipal and…

Holli Beadell Van Valkenburg

Paralegal

Holli is a paralegal emphasizing public finance, municipal and real estate law and supports the public finance and municipal law practice group with bond financings and related real estate work. In addition to small and large law firms (including Preston Gates & Ellis) she has 30+ years of extensive…

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Jill Wagner

Paralegal

Jill supports the Public Finance and Municipal Law practice…

Jill Wagner

Paralegal

Jill supports the Public Finance and Municipal Law practice group. She assists the bond lawyers in all phases of bond financings from drafting documents, assisting with closings, and preparing the final bond transcripts. Jill primarily assists with housing and higher education transactions.

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Mia M. Wiltse

Legal Assistant / Marketing Coordinator

Mia supports the municipal law and public finance group….

Mia M. Wiltse

Legal Assistant / Marketing Coordinator

Mia supports the municipal law and public finance group. She is also the marketing coordinator for the firm, handling various marketing tasks and projects. She has been a legal assistant for over 20 years, working primarily in the public finance, environmental and land use practice areas.

Mia has volunteered at Eastside Baby…

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