To give you the finest counsel, Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel brings together a team of professionals, including lawyers, paralegals and legal assistants. These individuals handle all aspects of your case, answer your questions and assist you as your case proceeds. If you are in need of a traumatic injury attorney, this legal team is supported by a number of individuals who maintain your confidential records and ensure that you receive our fullest attention throughout the resolution of your case.
Debra Davis is a paralegal at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. She enjoys working as a team and assisting the attorneys with cases, and meeting & helping new clients. In turn, this caring and support is bestowed upon the clients by everyone in the firm. "It is an honor and a reward to help people when they are at perhaps the most challenging and stressful time in their lives."
Debra earned her Associates in Paralegal Studies from Pierce College in June 2002. In 2007, she graduated from The Evergreen State College with a Bachelor of Arts degree focusing on Literature and Law. Currently, she is a member of NALS where she served on the board as Secretary last year. She started out working in a criminal defense firm in 2001 for a few years, but civil litigation and working with injured people was where she knew she belonged.
When Debra is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, their son who is a chef, and daughter who is in Jazz Choir at Wilson High School. She enjoys walking to the farmers market, exploring the Northwest, going for day trips to Anderson Island on the ferry, spending time at Hood Canal, camping in the rainforest, having friends over for dinner and the occasional tail gate for Seahawks games. Her hobbies include any type of yoga, pole fitness, and Zumba.
As Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel’s word processor, every document the firm generates goes across Laura Dudley's desk, so she is involved in every case and gets to work with every member of the staff. Laura is not shy about asking the attorneys & staff questions, it seems almost daily, that she learns the intricacies of personal injury law and, in particular, the documentation that is required. She takes a lot of pride in making sure every document is complete, properly formatted and, yes, looks good.
Outside of work Laura likes to garden, go dancing, and almost always has a book (or two) going.
SUSAN L. KAELIN
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 team at EPIC, Susan accrued 15 years of diverse management and human resources experience, where she developed an expertise in client focus and advocacy.
On top of 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 Washington State Association for Justice, Professional Women’s Network, Athletic Networking, and HR Professionals Association. She also volunteers and advocates for American Cancer Society, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, American Heart Association, Arthritis Foundation and American Diabetes Association.
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 (an undergraduate at Oregon State University.) In her free time, Susan enjoys running, biking, and spending time with her family.
Jennifer Sciola served in the United States Air Force from 1973 – 1989, with part of that in the Air Force reserves as a paralegal. She received her paralegal degree from St. Martins University, Lacey, WA. During her service she was a member of the Staff Judge Advocate Legal Team.
In 1980, Jennifer was employed as a paralegal with Manza Moceri Gustafson law firm in Tacoma, WA. Although the firm name has changed over the years, Ms. Sciola continued her work as a paralegal. Currently, she is the Senior Litigation Paralegal with Evergreen Personal Injury Law firm.
Jennifer is a member of the Washington State Association for Justice staff and also belongs to the Washington State Paralegal Association. Jennifer enjoys the calming effect of her avid gardening and cooking. Her motor home trips with her family and Golden Retrievers bring her much joy as well.
Heather Stamper is a paralegal at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. Heather began her legal career in 1993 specializing in personal injury after attending numerous CLE courses and seminars to hone her legal knowledge and skill-sets. Currently she is also a member of NALS, where she served as Educational Director from 2014-2015.
During her tenure at EPIC, Heather has accrued considerable experience in managing a case from the early discovery stages through the trial of the matter. She prides herself on her personal commitment to professionally serving her clients, 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 also 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 Straub is a paralegal at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. Janet began her career in the legal industry in 1985. She worked with a few EPIC attorneys for more 25 years 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 paralegal. She likes being able to closely support both the client and attorney through the legal process, which includes 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 to explore the thrift stores and antique shops here in the South Sound.
Katie Stamper is a legal assistant at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. She loves being able to help people—since even the smallest accidents can significantly impact someone’s life. What Katie enjoys most about working at EPIC is getting to support the attorneys, staff and clients on their legal case. “EPIC is not your typical workplace. Everyone here truly cares about your success and wellbeing.”
As a legal assistant, Katie helps maintain client relationships, communicates with insurance companies, manages paperwork and ensures that the case is running smoothly.
When she’s not working, Katie likes program and work on computers—an area that she’s interested in learning more about. She also loves to play guitar, cook, and go on walks to enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.