The SN Staff

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Shelly Galbreth
Office Manager / Paralegal

Shelly joined Slinde Nelson in 2009 as our legal assistant/paralegal, bringing with her a diverse legal background. Through the years her role has changed and she is now the firm's Office Manager. She is charged with running the day-to-day administrative operations and procedures of the firm, overseeing staff, accounts payable and accounts receivable. She also serves as Nick Slinde's personal administrative assistant. When Shelly is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters traveling and helping others.

Selma Williams

Selma Williams
Litigation and Transactions Paralegal

Selma joined Slinde Nelson in April 2013 with over twenty-one (21) years of experience in the legal field. Selma started out working for the King County District Court as a file clerk and then moved into the private sector. She has a wide background in several different areas of law including civil rights, employment law, domestic relations, criminal defense, immigration, and environmental law. She currently assists the firm's transactional and civil litigation attorneys. She brings a keen attention to detail and multitasking skills to her work. Selma continues to expand her knowledge and experience through research and seminars. Selma's passions are spending time with family, reading, gaming, snowboarding, and volunteer work.

Kristen Wiljanen

Kristen Wiljanen
Paralegal

Kristen joined our firm in 2014 as a Paralegal with over 11 years of experience. Kristen’s experience includes working with multi-million dollar class action lawsuits in Oregon and Washington. She currently assists our attorneys with construction defect, real estate, transactional and heavy civil litigation. Outside of the office, Kristen enjoys dancing and spending time with her daughter.

Raenne Weed

RaeAnne Weed
Receptionist

RaeAnne joined Slinde Nelson in summer of 2011. When RaeAnne is not greeting clients and visitors she enjoys going to concerts and spending time with family and friends.

JESSICA HAKE

Jessica Hake
Paralegal / Project Assistant

Jessica Joined the SN team in 2016 after graduating from the Paralegal Program at PCC. Jessica has experience with intellectual property and assists in this department by whatever means necessary including managing the docketing system and keeping track of the firm's filing system. She also assists Shelly, the Office Manager with various tasks, and works with the paralegals and attorneys on whatever project or task needed. Her skills in these areas have been a great asset to the daily running of the firm. When Jessica is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband restoring classic muscle cars, attending car shows together, camping and photography.

Caitlin Lewis

Caitlin Lewis
Paralegal

Caitlin joined Slinde Nelson in 2019 as a paralegal with nine years of experience in business litigation. She has experience with trial preparation in Oregon and California and worked as the primary discovery paralegal at another firm for many years. She assists our business litigation team and is the personal administrative assistant to partner Phil Nelson. Caitlin loves delving into case records and spotting typos. She has an optimistic attitude and sunny disposition. Outside of the office, Caitlin loves to go hiking in the forest with her dog and boyfriend and finding wild Chanterelle mushrooms when they are in season. She also loves cooking, road trips, and curling up with a good book.