Kari was born in the Tri-Cities to a farming family. She received a B.A. from Washington State University in 2003 and a J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2006. Kari is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Benton-Franklin Bar Association, Washington Young Lawyer 's Division, Benton-Franklin Young Lawyers Division, and Washington Family Law Section. She was admitted to practice in Washington State and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington in 2006. Kari was the recipient of the prestigious Gene Schuster Award from the Benton/Franklin Legal Aid Society in 2008 for her level of involvement in the community. She has worked as a volunteer CASA through juvenile court in Benton, Franklin and Spokane Counties. Kari enjoys spending time with her friends and family, boating, snowmobiling and many other activities. She is an advocate for each and every one of her clients, taking the time to understand each person's unique situation and circumstances.
Erika was born in Sioux Falls, S.D. and grew up in Western Washington. She graduated Cum Laude from Crown College in 2001 earning her Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies. She moved to the Tri-Cities with her husband and two children in 2007 and after two years still cannot get enough sunshine! Working in the family law field for almost 10 years, she knows that each client brings with them a different set of circumstances and has the knowledge and expertise to assist in each situation. Erika enjoys working with Kari in family law because it allows her make a positive difference in the lives of others in a challenging, supportive, fast paced and diverse environment.
Whether facing a divorce, custody, child support or other family law issue, Kari and Erika work together with you to resolve these issues in an efficient and straightforward manner.
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