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 Southeast Idaho, Alicia has grown to love the Pacific Northwest Region. While living in eastern Idaho, she graduated from the College of Eastern Idaho and obtained her Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies in 2005. For the five years following graduation, she worked for a small law office in Wyoming, being introduced to family law, criminal law, and probate.
Being lured by the beauty the state of Washington has to offer, Alicia moved and worked in the Tri-Cities area for the next ten years. She worked for several law firms and continued to broaden her skillset. She handled personal injury cases and family law matters at a firm called Telquist Ziobro McMillen (now called Telare Law). From there, she decided to hone her skills in family law and took a position at Ashby Law. It was at Ashby Law that she met Glenn Slate (he was working as a partner). Several years after Glenn left Tri-cities and relocated to Vancouver, Glenn offered Alicia the opportunity to move to the west side of the state and to work with him here at Heritage Family Law. To the good fortune of the firm, she accepted the opportunity and is now enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, west of the Cascades.
Alicia prides herself as a mother to four children. When she is not busy raising her family, she likes to read and travel.
Joshua O’Toole was born in Texas and moved to the Pacific Northwest when he was young. He’s lived in Oregon or Washington for the majority of his adult life. Joshua graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and began his career in Public Relations, working in the school’s athletic department as well as the Pac-10 Conference office.
He returned to Oregon after his internship at the Pac-10. He began to work for his mother as she started her solo legal practice. While working for his mother’s law practice, he assisted with family law matters, serving subpoenas, handling court files, and becoming interested in paralegal work. Joshua obtained his Paralegal Certificate from Portland Community College, the first Paralegal Program in the State of Oregon to achieve ABA-approved status. He has worked with prestigious law firms in Portland as well as Vancouver, focusing on electronic discovery technologies.
In his spare time, Joshua plays kickball and volleyball. He loves watching sports, including a deep love for Liverpool FC (You’ll Never Walk Alone!).
Sheyanne was born and raised in Vancouver. She attended Washington State University, where she majored in neuroscience and minored in biology. Sheyanne began her career with Heritage Family Law, learning the nuts and bolts as a receptionist and administrative office assistant. She immediately took an interest in the legal field. Being very thorough and detail-oriented, Sheyanne received paralegal training and was promoted in early 2020.
Qualities that have helped Sheyanne with being an integral part of the team’s efforts in serving clients is that she is very open, honest, compassionate, and understanding. Looking at the many angles of a situation and assisting with strategic plans to complete common goals is something she strives to do and do well.
During her off-hours and weekends, Sheyanne enjoys cooking, fishing, gardening, hiking, reading, spending time with family, and sewing. She is married, a mother to one boy, and a proud owner of rescue animals, including a black lab, husky, and tabby cat.
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