Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel brings together an experienced team of legal professionals, including lawyers, paralegals and legal assistants.
Our legal team and our staff keep the EPIC office running smoothly in pursuit of justice. EPIC’s success is based around our shared principles regarding what is right and a shared understanding of how justice should play out. These ideals have driven us to provide each client with compassionate personal attention and high-level service.
Sam Parker BogleFront Desk Clerk
Sam Parker is one of EPIC front desk clerks. Sam says he immediately felt embraced by the EPIC team. When asked how he handles the fast pace of our office, he said that he tries not to let stress affect his mindset, preferring to keep a level-head so that he and those around him can maintain good energy in the workplace.
When Sam isn’t greeting clients at EPIC, you can find him doing something creative like painting, exercising, and spending time with his family. If his name sounds familiar, you may have heard some of his music! He is part of the Sam Parker Trio, an indie/soul/rock group based right out of Tacoma. You can find them on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube.
Alex ClaytonWord Processing/Facilities Manager
As Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel’s Word Processor and Facilities Manager, Alex is involved in every case. With an editorial background and keen organizational skills, she juggles many moving parts with ease. Alex originally found a passion for helping people while receiving her Bachelor’s degree at Pacific Lutheran University and her involvement with the university’s social justice scene. She then continued to work as a victim advocate for the Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County.
Alex is passionate and dedicated to the EPIC team and their clients. Working with heavy cases can take its toll, but Alex prides herself on her ability, as well as the EPIC team’s ability, to find a way to make one another smile at the end of the day.
Outside of work, Alex is either working on her novel, crocheting or throwing ingredients together in the kitchen.
Cameron ClemensFront Desk Clerk
Cameron is one of EPIC’s front desk clerks. Cameron says he was drawn to EPIC because of the drive and passion everyone has for helping our clients. He also appreciates how everyone lifts each other up and roots for each other, wanting each person to succeed.
He spends his time outside of the EPIC office with family and friends, drinking (and making) amazing coffee, and traveling the world. He spent most of last year in Europe, with a three month stay in Seoul, South Korea. Cameron is EPIC’s very own globetrotter!
Jaclynn HunterCase Manager
Jaclynn is a case manager. She was drawn to EPIC because of the wonderful people who work here – and all the pets in the office are a great bonus! Her interest in the law started early, and she is excited to be working in the field. She is a great addition to the team, bringing her passion for justice, strong organizational skills, and friendly demeanor to the table.
Jaclynn is currently pursuing a degree in Human Services and Religion. When she’s not in the office, you can find her curled up with her cat watching crime shows on Netflix or exploring local restaurants with her family and friends. While she takes her work very seriously, she also loves to goof around, and was even voted class clown in high school.
Whitney JohnstonReception/File Clerk
Whitney Johnston is a receptionist and file clerk at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. With a Bachelor of Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University, Whitney is responsible for monitoring the files brought into the firm; she is also the friendly and familiar face that clients and staff see when they come through the front doors.
Whitney loves working at EPIC and witnessing the support that a client receives from the EPIC attorneys and staff throughout the legal process. She enjoys seeing the client/attorney relationships build and grow throughout the years.
Outside of work, Whitney stays busy with her three sons, attending their sports games and spending time outside enjoying the Pacific Northwest.
Susan L. KaelinLitigation Paralegal/HR Manager
Armed with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Susan Kaelin has been employed in the legal profession since 2008. Prior to joining the EPIC team, Susan brings 15 years of diverse management and human resources experience with a client-focused approach to advocacy. In 2013 she was recognized with the “Award of Excellence” from the National Association of Legal Professionals of Pierce County as well as the “Award of Excellence” for Washington State.
In addition to her work at EPIC, Susan is a highly active and accomplished member of her local communities. She is the former Vice President of NALS Association of Legal Professionals and the current Workplace Campaign Coordinator for United Way Pierce County, as well as a member of the Washington State Association for Justice, the Professional Women’s Network, and the HR Professionals Association. She also volunteers and advocates for the American Cancer Society.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Susan and her husband, Mark, have three children: Hali (a senior graphic designer), Taylor (a cardiac rehab exercise physiologist) and Markus (a lineman with the Mountain States JATC). In her free time, Susan enjoys running, biking, and spending time with her family.
Eliza LaraCase Manager
Eliza is a case manager. She was drawn to the EPIC team’s unrelenting fight for justice for our clients. Her goal is always to advocate for her community, especially those who are the most vulnerable. Here at EPIC, she manages a full case load, working to ensure that her clients are made whole when they leave our office. Her conviction that everyone should be treated fairly guides her as she works side-by-side with our attorneys.
Eliza’s friends know her as kind, thoughtful, and loyal. When she’s not in the office, you can find her thrifting, trying new coffee shops, and watching Jane Austen movies and musicals – her two favorite genres! She is currently working toward completing her degree in psychology.
Heather StamperLitigation Paralegal & Her Epic Assistant Lestat
Heather Stamper is a paralegal at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. Her legal career began in 1993 and started to specialize in personal injury, after attending numerous CLE courses and seminars to hone her legal knowledge and skillsets. She received her legal assistant certification from Clover Park Vocational Technical College. She is currently a member of NALS and served as their Educational Director from 2014-2015.
During her tenure at EPIC, Heather has accrued considerable experience case management from the early discovery stages through trial. She prides herself on her personal commitment to professional client service and has found assisting clients in need to be an exceptionally rewarding experience. She also enjoys the caring, family-like environment at EPIC.
Heather is married and has two daughters. Her interests include spending time with her family, friends, and bulldogs. She enjoys going to comedy shows and concerts, playing bass, camping, going to the sand dunes with her dune buggy, rafting down whitewater rapids, pole fitness, belly dancing, PiYo, and Zumba.
Katie is a paralegal. She loves working for EPIC because of the rapport everyone has with each other.
Katie feels like she’s making a difference in people’s lives working for EPIC. As she puts it, we can’t turn back time and prevent the injury, but we can help clients feel more at ease with kind and gentle guidance through the legal process. Katie’s calm demeanor and strong work ethic make her a key part of our team.
She holds an associate degree in Arts and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Outside of work you can find her on runs with her dog (a Shiba Inu named Kenji), streaming video games, and working on coding projects.