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.
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.
Courtney GouldCase Manager
Courtney Gould works as a Case Manager at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. Her previous experience as a Case Manager at the State of Oregon’s Employment Department has given her the experience needed to maintain constant communication with clients, explain complex issues, and keep up to date on case statuses. Courtney loves the team atmosphere at EPIC, and the support that each team member provides for everyone else.
Her creativity and dedication to her work enable her to think outside the box to take every task to completion and achieve the best outcome for clients. She believes that positive change in society comes first and foremost through changes in legislation, and has a deep admiration for those who push these positive changes forward.
In her spare time, Courtney enjoys reading and writing (she has a Bachelor’s in English from Pacific Lutheran University) and hopes to have a book published in the near-ish future. She also loves video games and checking out new bars and restaurants around Tacoma.
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.
Saige Parker is a paralegal at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. As a paralegal, Saige helps keep case workloads on track, communicates with clients, and manages the administrative aspects of each case assigned to her. She received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Washington State University in 2018, graduating summa cum laude.
Saige loves working with clients to help resolve the issues/problems they have brought to the firm. She makes it a top priority to keep in frequent contact with clients in order to build a strong relationship and, most importantly, let them know that they matter.
Saige enjoys working at EPIC because she is surrounded by like-minded and hardworking people who care as much as she does about the well-being of their clients.
When she’s not working, Saige likes to read, travel, and spend time with her friends and family. She is a huge supporter of refugee rights and volunteers her time through the World Relief Foundation at youth tutoring centers and refugee family services.
Cheyenne ReasonerCase Manager
Cheyenne Reasoner is a case manager at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. She is responsible for monitoring her cases, researching the information needed to pursue each case, and working closely with clients. Her attention to detail and strong communication skills help Cheyenne keep her case workload running smoothly.
Cheyenne prides herself on her ability to help others and has found working with those in need to be especially rewarding. She is proud to be part of the EPIC team, working closely with others who share the same drive, passion, and desire to help.
In her spare time, Cheyenne enjoys reading, traveling and painting. When she is not telling a story with a paintbrush, you can find her at the ocean or on one of the many backpacking trails scattered throughout the Pacific Northwest.
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.
Janet StraubLitigation Paralegal
Janet Straub is a paralegal at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. Janet has her legal assistant certification from Bates Vocational Technical College and began her career in the legal industry in 1985. For more than 25 years, she has worked with many of EPIC’s attorneys before making the move to Oaxaca, Mexico, where she lived for three years. While in Mexico, Janet worked on building her house in the coastal town of Puerto Ángel.
As a detail-oriented person, Janet enjoys her role as a paralegal. She likes being able to closely support both clients and attorneys by gathering information, collecting records, processing paperwork, hiring experts and much more.
When she’s not working, Janet loves animals (especially dogs!), gardening, cooking, and spending time with friends. One of her favorite pastimes is exploring the thrift stores and antique shops here in the South Sound.
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.
Neil StubbsLaw Clerk
Neil Stubbs is a Law Clerk at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Washington State University, Neil is now focused on finishing his Law Degree from the University of Montana School of Law.
Neil’s passion for justice begins with his passion for building meaningful relationships with people. Neil utilizes his energetic, compassionate, and respectful demeanor while working with the EPIC team.
In his spare time, you can find Neil mountain biking, backpacking, boating, or snowboarding. After a long day in the outdoors, Neil enjoys visiting hole-in-the-wall restaurants and tasting all the different beer and bourbon he can.