Van Siclen Stocks Firkins is only as successful as its entire team. We are where we are today due to a tremendously competent and efficient workforce. From top to bottom, we are very proud of our legal team.

When signing on as a client, you become a fundamental part of this team and can rest easy once your legal problems are placed in the hands of Puget Sound’s top paralegals and support staff. Our professionals place high priority on client’s needs, provide first-rate customer service, and have a firm dedication to getting your legal work done correctly and without delay.

Meet our team below:

Diana Butler
Lead Paralegal

Diana was recruited by VSF in the mid-1990s. She primarily works on cases in the areas of complex civil litigation, jury trials, teacher cases, criminal defense, personal injury, and products liability. She has worked with most attorneys in the firm, but primarily with Mr. Firkins. Diana dedicated 15+ years as the lead paralegal on the now infamous Wenatchee Sex Ring tragedy.

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Toni Miller
Senior Paralegal

Toni Miller is an experienced litigation paralegal and VSF was fortunate to add her to the team. She primarily works with attorneys in employment law, civil rights, complex civil litigation, personal injury, and probate as well as other areas of the law. Toni is a member of WSPA (Washington State Paralegal Association) and has been for over 30 years.

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Shelly Taylor

Shelly Taylor
Family Law and Estate Planning Paralegal

Shelly is an empathetic paralegal lending her knowledge to the family law team, as well as assisting with probate and estate planning matters.  She is eager and enjoys working with her clients.

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Jenna Ferrell
Civil Litigation Paralegal

Jenna is a graduate of the University of Washington with a B.A. in Pre-law and earned her ABA Paralegal Certification from TCC. She is a veteran with 10 yrs of service in the United States Air Force. She primarily works in personal injury, but enjoys every aspect of civil litigation and excels in customer service. Jenna is an avid Huskies fan.

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Peter Henning

Peter Henning
General Litigation Paralegal

Peter is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound with a degree in International Political Economics. He works primarily in civil litigation as a paralegal, but also has provided excellent service to our family law clients. Additionally, he has worked as a paralegal both in Washington, and his home state of Maine. Peter has excellent writing skills and is well-liked by his clients and peers.

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Bryona Wilson

Bryona Wilson
Family Law Paralegal

Bryona is a first generation college graduate from Eastern Washington University with a BA in pre-law. She primarily works with attorneys in family law as well as assisting with estate planning matters. She is a team player, enjoys working with her clients, and we have found she brings a lot of joy and laughter to our firm.

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Faith Williams

Faith Williams
Legal Assistant and Reception

Faith is a South Carolina native who grew up in Myrtle Beach. After living all over the country, she wound up in Washington state. VSSF is lucky to have her on our team. She is the first smiling face clients see when they come through the front door. She has a fun and welcoming demeanor, and is happy to greet you when you arrive or call. When she is not working, she enjoys the gym, taking her dog out and to the dog park, hiking, and spending time with her family.

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Angelina Pishchenko Angelina Tekmenzhi
Legal Secretary

Angelina (“Angie”) is the 5th family member recruited out of the Pishchenko family to work with us. She has been here for over 6 years and has fulfilled a variety of important roles. She is often the first smiling face customers see when they come in the front door. She has a calm, pleasing demeanor and welcomes you to our firm. She is married and enjoys family time.

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