MEET OUR PARALEGAL TEAMExperienced. Trusted. Effective.
Meet our team of paralegals, whose depth of knowledge facilitates flexible and cost-effective client service delivery.
Our team is vastly experienced, and they provide essential support to our lawyers in the delivery of timely and accurate legal advice. As a standalone group, we frequently utilize their expertise in circumstances that do not require the knowledge and fees associated with a lawyer. In this way, our paralegal team is an intrinsic part of our commitment to client service excellence.
Born and raised in the Eastern part of Nigeria, Ify Amadioha holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2007. Upon relocation to the United States in 2009, she acquired an ABA-Approved Paralegal Certificate from Montclair State University, New Jersey.
While working for a New York law firm, she gained litigation experience in the areas of employment law and civil rights. She is currently a member of NJ Paralegal Association and formerly a Notary Public of the states of New York and New Jersey. Her career goal is to serve humanity through the practice of law.
Ify is fluent in Igbo Language, Pidgen-English and English, speaks basic Hausa and Yoruba Languages. You will catch her Saturday mornings on the field running.
Cheryl has over 35 years’ Paralegal experience, who assists in all phases of family law litigation, from inception through discovery and trial.
Prior to joining the firm in April 2019, Cheryl worked in the legal industry as a senior litigation paralegal for a well-respected major law firm in the Central San Joaquin Valley city of Visalia, California.
Cheryl holds an Associates of Science degree, Paralegalism ’83, ABA Accredited Certificate, from College of the Sequoias, Visalia CA; an Associates of Arts Degree, Liberal Arts/Business Sciences ’78, from College of the Sequoias, Visalia CA; achieved the CCP® Credential as a California Certified Paralegal in October 2018 (1 of only 17 in California), and remains a member of the California Alliance of Paralegal Associations. Cheryl has been a Notary Public since 1980, and newly commissioned in Washington State.
Denora Martinez was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and as the first of four siblings to go to college, Denora knew she wanted to pursue a career in the legal field. She attended Central Washington University minoring in Spanish and majoring in criminal law. Denora also attended Trend Business College and received a Certificate in Professional Office Administration with Legal Specialty.
With over 25 years of experience as a Legal Assistant/Paralegal, Denora has worked in various law firms in the states of Washington and Texas. She has applied and developed her skill set while working in a wide range of legal disciplines, including criminal, probate, personal injury, real estate, and family law.
The breadth of exposure has laid the groundwork for Denora’s unique ability to provide creative and effective support as a family law paralegal. She is driven to help people and is a hard worker who enjoys partnering with clients while tackling challenging issues.
Denora is fluent in both English and Spanish. Outside of the office, she loves spending time with family and watching football (GO DALLAS COWBOYS!).
Julia Skow has a bachelor’s degree in History from Washington State University and spent a year at Ohio University in the Master’s program with a fellowship from the Contemporary History Institute studying Military Intelligence and Diplomacy during the Korean War. She has had a strong interest in law for years and took the leap into becoming a paralegal in 2017.
Julia has spent the majority of her life in the Portland-Vancouver area making her a fierce Portland Timber’s supporter and a fan of cloudy weather.
During her free time, she enjoys crocheting, reading, and watching murder mysteries.
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