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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 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.

Ann

Ann works on our administrative team. She has been a human resources professional for over 20 years, having obtained her masters degree in Strategic Human Resources Management from Chapman University in Orange California. She began her HR career working with a national corporation out of Southern California. Upon returning to Northern California in 2014, she continued her career consulting to more than 200 small and mid sized organizations. Ann has a proven ability to strengthen the link between people and strategy, as well as manage, motivate and retain talent. Throughout her career, Ann has been an innovator who helped design the strategies, systems and procedures of several HR departments. Ann has always been passionate about child and family advocacy. She served as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and was a licensed foster care resource family and defacto parent.

Alissa

Alissa works on our administrative team. She has worked in family law since 2018 and has lived and worked locally for the majority of her career. Alissa is presently working on completing her education. Her goal is to study criminal justice and to obtain a degree that will allow her to utilize her investigative skills. In her free time, she enjoys helping others. Alissa has diverse interests in the arts and is also very is passionate about music and dance.

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

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

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

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.

Awards & Associations

  • 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
  • NAFLA

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