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.
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, as she learns the intricacies of personal injury law and, in particular, the documentation that is required. Laura holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and takes a lot of pride in making sure every document is complete, properly formatted and, yes, looks good.
Laura is the mother of a grown daughter. Outside of work she 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, developing an expertise in client focus and 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, Professional Women’s Network, and 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 case manager at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. As a case manager, 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 Reasoner is a case manager at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. She is responsible for monitoring the cases assigned to her, 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 equally proud to be part of the EPIC team, working closely with others who share the same drive, passion, and desire to help that she brings to her work.
In her spare time Cheyenne enjoys reading, travel and painting. When she is not telling a story with a paint brush, you will find her at the ocean or on one of the many backpacking trails scattered throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Jennifer Sciola served in the United States Air Force from 1973 – 1989, with part of that in the Air Force reserves as a paralegal on the Staff Judge Advocate legal team. She received her paralegal certification from St. Martins University in Lacey, WA.
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 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 skillsets. She received her legal assistant certification from Clover Park Vocational Technical College. 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 many of the EPIC attorneys for more than 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. She received her legal assistant certification from Bates Vocational Technical College
As a detail-oriented person, Janet enjoys her role as paralegal. She likes being able to closely support both the client and attorney through her part of 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.
Olivia Colantonio is a receptionist and file clerk at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. Olivia's responsibilities include greeting clients and visitors to the firm and handling the high volume of telephone calls received each day.
Olivia, who describes herself as easygoing, adventurous and ambitious, is currently working on a general associate’s degree from Pierce College.
When not at work or school, Olivia loves to read, paint and stay active either in the gym or hiking throughout the South Sound.
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 in to the firm, as well as be 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 out enjoying the Pacific Northwest.