STAFF

Meet our amazing staff who supports us in all we do!


Our staff is an incredible group of legal assistants, paralegals, and office personnel who will help ensure that your matter gets handled with professionalism, kindness, and respect.


Bainbridge Island Office


WENDY SHANAHAN
Wendy is paralegal to William McGonagle and has worked for Mr. McGonagle for over 18 years. Wendy has over 30 years in litigation matters working with attorneys in Seattle and Kitsap County.

JESSICA SHANAHAN
Jessica is a legal assistant to William McGonagle.   She has been with the firm since March 2017.  She is a valued member of the team in the Bainbridge Island branch working in the field of personal injury.

KATHRYN CLEVEN

Kathryn joined the firm in 2018. Prior to assisting with Personal Injury Law, she taught Art. Her degree in Education and over a decade of experience in customer service bring interpersonal and organizational skills to the front desk.

CHRISTIAN J. RAY

Christian joined the Firm in early 2019 as a Licensed Legal Intern. Chris will be entering his last year of law school at Seattle University School of Law in August of 2019. Chris brings more “life” experience than most law students, having worked in the construction industry for 14 years prior to pursuing his formal education. Chris is passionate about helping people who have been injured become whole again. After passing the bar, Chris plans on having a practice centered around Personal Injury litigation and Construction Law.

Poulsbo Office 


LAURA FALIVENA

Laura joined the Firm in 2000. Laura had previously worked for attorneys in California and Washington State providing support in varying areas of the law. Laura is currently paralegal to Richard C. Tizzano, Matthew A. Lind, Heidi J. Abrams, and Anthony R. Hinson and her primary focus is on Probate and Estate Planning.

JESSICA GARCIA
Jessica joined our firm in 2015. Jessica is Paralegal to Heidi J. Abrams and Matthew A. Lind. Her primary focus is Corporate Law, Real Estate, Litigation and Estate Planning. Prior to joining our firm, Jessica spent 7 years assisting attorneys with specialized Personal Injury Law.

CARLY TIZZANO

Carly Tizzano joined the Firm in 2016 as a paralegal focusing on estate planning, adoptions and elder law.  She is a 2018 graduate of Liberty University with a degree in Business.

TORY TURNER

Tory joined the Firm in 2017 and brings over 7 years of experience in the legal field to the team.  She is currently a paralegal to Richard C. Tizzano, Matthew A. Lind, Heidi J. Abrams, and Anthony R. Hinson.

GLORIA TIZZANO

Gloria Tizzano joined the Firm in 2018 as a paralegal focusing on estate planning, adoptions and elder law. She is a graduate of Vanguard University and holds an MBA from Pepperdine University. 

ANNE REID

Anne has been with the Firm since 2012. She is responsible for providing various administrative assistant duties to the staff as well as handling a high volume of client billing each month. Anne brings over 19 years of general office experience to the Firm, and when the phones are very busy you might also hear her friendly voice greeting you.

DAWN ANDREN

Dawn, our receptionist, has been with the Firm since 2017. She brings to our staff over 10 years of front office experience. She not only welcomes our clients with a genuine smile, she also extends assistance to them in her kind and caring manner. Even when the phones are busy, her friendly voice greets those on the other end.

OFFICE MANAGER
JANET BROOKES
Janet came to us from a large law firm in Seattle and has been with us since 1993. Her specialty is law office management and all that encompasses to make the office run smoothly.

Poulsbo 

19717 Front Street NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370​
PO Box 400

tel: (360) 779-5551 | fax: (360) 779-1229

email: info@westsoundlegal.com
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Bainbridge Island

241 Madison Avenue N, Bainbridge Island WA 98110
PO Box 10400

tel: (206) 842-5681 | fax: (206) 842-6356

email:  info@sherrardlaw.com

Offices: Sherrard McGonagle Tizzano & Lind
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