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:

Jennifer Hamblen
Lead Paralegal & Bookkeeper

As a paralegal with the firm since 2000, Jennifer primarily works on cases in the area of complex civil litigation, trials, medical malpractice, and personal injury. She is often teamed with and works with Mr. Van Siclen. Jen H. is also responsible for many other office tasks, including all bookkeeping, collections, and office management.

For questions, call 253-859-8899 or email:

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

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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Diane M. Hickman
Family Law and Litigation Paralegal

Diane is an exceptional paralegal with many years of experience. She is compassionate about her clients and highly capable with the resolution of our cases.

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Shelly Taylor
Family Law Paralegal

Shelly is an experienced paralegal, working primarily on cases involving separation, divorce, custody, child support, and all family law matters. She is known for her sympathetic ear and her ability to make clients feel better about their cases. She excels under pressure and is a highly productive member of the family law team.

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Mary Lemons
Front Desk and Reception

Mary Lemons is the first person most of our clients see when they walk through the front door. She is a well-versed with handling incoming stressful calls and appointments, handling the most nerve-racking questions. She does so with a calm, congenial, and bright demeanor. People often tell us that they can always count on Mary to cheer up their day.

Email Mary now to schedule an appointment:

Angelina Pishchenko
Legal Secretary

Angelina is the 5th family member recruited out of the Pishchenko family. Since joining the firm, she has been our file clerk and client relations ambassador. After being mentored by her big sister–JenT–Angelina is now supporting the family law team!

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