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Support Staff

Brenda Brenda

Brenda works on our legal administrative team. She has worked in family law since 2008 and has lived and worked locally in California for 35+ years. Brenda attended Solano Community College in Fairfield and studied in the area of Human Services and believes that her life experiences have greatly lead her to be able to help others when they walk through the door. She enjoys interacting with people from all walks of life. In her words, “I love my job for the simple fact that I am paying it forward to others with compassion, dedication and with an amazing mentor."

KelliAnn KelliAnn

KelliAnn works on legal administrative team. She has worked in family law since 2016. She attended American River College in Sacramento where she obtained her paralegal and language studies degrees and graduated at the top of her graduating class. Her goal is to finish her ASL interpreting degree so she can work with the Deaf community in the legal field. She is always eager to advance her knowledge on a variety of topics and enjoys her work. KelliAnn provides positivity and understanding to all the clients she encounters as she knows they are facing a challenging time in their life. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her family, cooking, and all styles of dance.

Karen Karen Nielsen-Balch

Karen works on our legal administrative team. She has worked in Family Law since 2002. Before obtaining her certificate in Paralegal Studies at American River College in Sacramento, she worked for many years as an administrator at a private arts college after earning her Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University. Karen enjoys the challenge of incorporating her organizational skills with her goal of providing a quality service to the clients during this often stressful time of their lives. In her spare time Karen has a passion for travel and enjoys the detail involved in planning trips for herself, family and friends. Karen takes every opportunity to visit with her family on the East Coast, and feels a sense of pride and admiration in being a parent. Karen enjoys spending time with friends and family, and taking extended walks whenever possible, especially on weekends.

Cynthia Cynthia Wojan

Cynthia works on our administrative team. She has worked in the legal field for over 28 years. Cynthia recently retired from the Solano County Superior Court of California. Cynthia earned her Paralegal Certificate from UC Davis Extension and has experience in criminal, civil litigation, juvenile, probate and family law. While living and working in Solano County, Cynthia has served as the Executive Director of the Solano County Bar Association and also served on the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Board of Directors for 11 years. Cynthia’s attention to detail and organizational skills make her an invaluable member of our team. Cynthia lives in the local area and in her spare time she likes to play pickleball and spend time with her children and grandchildren.


Christina works on our legal administrative team. She has worked in the Family Law field for over 10 years. Christina has a Paralegal degree and a psychology degree and finds that both are very useful in helping with the challenges clients face in Family Law. She takes great pride in her work and is compassionate in her approach to helping families succeed. She tries to approach every situation and case with empathy and understanding. Christina enjoys taking advantage of our community held events. Christina is an avid lover of being outdoors on one of our many trails, rivers, and lakes. She enjoys spare time spent with her family and is involved with community efforts to serve those less fortunate through both her church and The Upper Room in Placerville.


Stacie works on our legal administrative team. She has been practicing Family Law exclusively since obtaining her Paralegal Certification in 2006 working for both large and small firms. Stacie also worked for the Fresno Superior Court with the Family Law Facilitator's office assisting the public and worked closely with family law judges gaining valuable experience from working for the court. Before Stacie became a Certified Paralegal, she worked as a Regional Director for a political lobbyist.


Karissa works on our administrative team. She has lived locally since 2010. Karissa obtained an Associates Degree in Administration of Justice from Folsom Lake College with highest honors. She has now transferred to Sacramento State University to study criminal justice with an emphasis on constitutional law. Karissa is on track to graduate in the Fall of 2020. Her next goal is to attend law school. In her free time, Karissa enjoys spending time outside with family and friends whether it's traveling, hiking, trying new food, or attending concerts.


Deanna is part of our team as an Intake Specialist.


Jennifer is part of our legal administrative team. She is currently a student at American River College and is working to complete the required coursework to for a degree in psychology and will be transferring to Sacramento State University in 2021. Jennifer's' future goal is to obtain her Masters in psychology and then go on to attend law school. Jennifer ultimately is working to become an Attorney and to practice family law. In her free time as a full time employee and part time student, Jennifer enjoys movies, going to the gym as well as spending time at home.


Lisa Beguin has been a certified paralegal for over 25 years, having obtained her paralegal certificate from Sawyer Business College, Santa Clara, CA. Lisa is a Northern California native, starting her career in the Bay Area in the Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate fields.

Upon moving to the Sacramento area in early 2000, she entered into the Family Law arena. She brings with her experience in all aspects of family law, juvenile dependency, and appeals. Her vast experience in dealing with all surrounding counties of the court systems and knowledge of the forms and requirements for filing are crucial in completing, expeditiously, one’s case. She has the skills to work side by side with the attorney and understanding of the complexities of the family law dynamics which are essential in providing compassionate and detailed care for each client. Lisa has been a California Notary Public for over 20 years.

In her spare time, she enjoys Sunday drives with her husband, hikes and long walks with her dog, Jagger and kayaking in all the great northern California waterways.

Awards & Associations

  • Expertise 2020
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Telegraph Best of the Best
  • Folsom Chamber
  • Super Lawyers - Tiffany L. Andrews
  • Avvo Clients' Choice 2018
  • State Bar of CA
  • Avvo Superb Top Attorney Divorce
  • Avvo 10.0 Superb
  • BBB Seal

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