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Support Staff

Find listed below the support staff of Wyse Kadish.


Jeanie S. Brewer

Legal Assistant

Jeanie joined the firm in August 2017 as a legal assistant to our family law department, working closely with David Bean, Meagan Robbins, and Maxine Tuan. Jeanie has also stepped into the estate planning department to assist Nikki Erickson and Kristen Chambers. Jeanie grew up in Portland and graduated from the University of Oregon. She lived in Europe for nine years, but has since returned home. Jeanie received her paralegal certificate from Portland Community College and has been working in the legal field for over 10 years. When not working, she enjoys reading, wine tasting, and spending time with her son, friends, and her precious cat Licorice.


Lauren A. Fedance

Legal Assistant

Lauren joined the firm in February 2017. She is a legal assistant to Katharine West, Michele Buck-Romero, Nicole Erickson, and Kristen Chambers in the area of estate planning and administration. She also runs the firm’s website. Lauren moved to Portland a few years ago from the central Oregon area where she grew up on a sustainable, organic farm. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys hanging out with her miniature poodle Riley, wine tasting, and rock climbing.


Dana C. Garcelon

Legal Assistant

Dana joined the firm in September of 2012 and is a legal assistant to Katharine West, Michele Buck-Romero, Nicole Erickson, and Kristen Chambers in the area of estate planning and administration. Dana has been working in the legal field for 30 years. She was certified as a Professional Legal Secretary through a program endorsed by the National Legal Secretary Association, and has taken several courses in paralegal studies at Portland Community College. She grew up in Scappoose, Oregon, and has lived in Oregon her entire life, except for a five-year break when she lived in California and spent time with her young children. When not working, she enjoys golfing, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.


Lucy Gowan

Legal Assistant

Lucy works primarily as a legal assistant to David Bean, Meagan Robbins, and Maxine Tuan in the area of family law. She has been working with Wyse Kadish since 2014. Lucy came to Oregon from California where she worked for 20 years as a paralegal in the field of mediation and family law in Santa Cruz. She grew up in England and was educated in London and Paris.   Lucy has a Bachelor of Education from the University of London and an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies from West Valley College in Saratoga, CA. When she is not working, Lucy loves to spend time with her children in Portland as well as chasing the sun in California!


Elaine Kunze

Paralegal

Elaine has 30 years of experience in the legal field and has been a paralegal to Amy Bilyeu and Jim Cavanaugh in the area of estate and trust administration for over 10 years.  Elaine grew up in both Iowa and Oregon.  She has an Associate’s degree in Agricultural Banking and Finance from Western Iowa Tech and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Banking and Finance from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.  Elaine has two adult sons and lives in Wilsonville with her partner Ric.  Elaine enjoys having a glass of wine, reading, taking long walks, playing golf, and spending time with her family and friends.


Flory Laney

Receptionist

Flory has been with the firm since October 1985. As receptionist, Flory works in the center of all communication at Wyse Kadish. She greets clients and guests, and sets the tone for their visit in the office. She coordinates daily scheduling for attorneys and staff and handles a variety of special administrative projects. Flory lives in Milwaukie, Oregon with her husband Tom, and in her spare time she enjoys singing, dancing, listening to music, playing golf and spending time with family and friends.

 


Polly A. Lugosi

Legal Assistant

Polly comes to us  with Cavanaugh Levy Bilyeu LLP with 15 years of experience a legal assistant. Polly is the legal assistant to Amy Bilyeu. Polly grew up in England and moved to California in 7th grade.  After graduating from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development in 1998, Polly got married and entered the legal field as a receptionist for the family law firm where her mother worked as a paralegal.  Since then, Polly has worked in bankruptcy law, real estate law, and has now found her happy place in the area of estate planning.  She is in the same law firm as her mother, Lucy, again!   In her spare time, Polly enjoys spending time with her husband Jim, playing disc golf, mountain biking, camping, music festivals, and being “supermom” to her kids Zoë and Miles.


Lizet Martinez

Legal Assistant

Lizet joined the firm in July 2018 with Cavanaugh Levy Bilyeu LLP with over six years experience in the legal field. She is the legal assistant to Jim Cavanaugh and Jonathan Levy in the estate planning and administration department.  Lizet began her legal career as a legal assistant in the field of immigration law before deciding to go into the field of estate planning and administration.  Lizet received her Associate of Applied Sciences in Paralegal Studies from Portland Community College in 2016.  In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, Zumba, trying new things, and spending time with her fiancé, family, and friends.


Christy McCrory

Paralegal

Christy has been a paralegal for nearly 20 years, with a focus in the area of Trusts and Estates (estate planning, probate, and trust administration), and is a member of the Oregon Paralegal Association. Christy is a Portland native and attended Portland schools, including the paralegal program at Portland Community College. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and friends, cooking and baking, reading, watching movies and exploring the outdoors with her two dogs.


Tony Nickles

Legal Assistant

Tony works as a legal assistant to Scott Wyse and Bruce Orr, primarily focusing on civil litigation. He grew up in Alaska but moved to Oregon to attend Willamette University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in 1993. He has been working in the legal field for over 10 years and originally joined the firm in 2005. In 2011 his daughter was born and he spent time raising her until he returned to the firm in 2015. When not skiing or listening to live music, he enjoys reading modern analytical philosophy.


Bobbie Pereda

Legal Assistant

Bobbie came to Wyse Kadish in July 2018 with Cavanaugh Levy Bilyeu, LLP.  Bobbie works primarily for Amy Bilyeu, Jim Cavanaugh, and Jonathan Levy as a legal assistant in the area of estate planning and administration.  Bobbie has lived most of her life in Oregon and has lived in several of its suburbs but believes Portland is where she grew up the most.  Currently, Bobbie is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English at Portland State University.  In her spare time, Bobbie enjoys writing, re-watching Friends over and over, and playing with her Miniature Australian Shepherd, Maeve. 


Kelly M. Stepetic

Legal Assistant

Kelly joined the firm in June 2017 and is the legal assistant to Michael Licurse and Anne Koch. Kelly has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of New Mexico and received her Associate degree in Paralegal Studies from Portland Community College in 2017. When not working Kelly likes to read true crime, go to comedy shows, explore the craft beer scene, and spend time with her beloved cat Lucia.


Dennis Winslow

Paralegal

Dennis has been a paralegal since 1993 and joined our firm in 1996. He obtained a certificate of legal assistant studies from the College of Legal Arts in Portland in 1993. Dennis assists Wyse Kadish attorneys in all areas of litigation, including complex litigation, collections and domestic relations. Dennis also has a specific focus on the needs of homeowner associations. When he’s not working for clients, Dennis can be spotted playing guitar in bands in the Portland area. He’s also written and placed hundreds of songs in television shows and a few in movies!