Paying it Forward
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Paying it Forward

 

Sarah Visbeek

Sarah started interning with us in high school as a file clerk. By the time she left Bellingham for college at Seattle Pacific University, she was drafting the medical histories for appellate briefs in Social Security Disability cases. Sarah worked remotely for us during college and went on to work as a paralegal at a plaintiff’s construction defect firm.  In 2008, Sarah started law school at Seattle University during which time she clerked for King County Superior Court Judge James Cayce.  Sarah graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 2011 and was admitted to the Washington State Bar.  Sarah practiced as associate at a Seattle litigation defense firm for several years, where her practice focused on defense of personal injury claims in auto, premises and medical malpractice cases.  Sarah is currently (as of 2022) House Counsel for Limeade, of Bellevue, Washington.  Per Sarah, “My experience in your office was invaluable! You were gracious and encouraging and you challenged me to “think like a lawyer”.”

Marye R. Scott

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Western Washington University in 2013, Marye Scott began working with us as a receptionist.  Interested in the law, she moved up to a position as paralegal in our Disability Division, and it was not long until she actually headed up that Division.  Marye demonstrated great compassion for, and dedication to, our clients.  We urged her to become a lawyer, hoping to take her through the Rule 6 Law Clerk Program.  Marye applied for admission to law school at Gonzaga University and began her studies in the fall of 2016.  She was the recipient of several merit scholarships including the Gonzaga School of Law Distinguished Achievement Scholarship, the Paul and Lita Luvera Law Scholarship, and the first ever Robey Namba, P.S. Success Grant.  Marye graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law magna cum laude, and is an associate at Albrecht Law, focusing on personal injury, wrongful death and insurance cases.  During school Marye worked for Albrecht Law as a law clerk, worked for Gonzaga Law as a tutor, clerked for the U.S. District Court (Eastern Washington), and worked as a licensed legal intern at Gonzaga’s Indian Law Clinic. She participated in Gonzaga’s Journal of International Law, the Civil Rights Moot Court Team, and the Moderate Means Program.  In 2022, Marye also served as a Trustee on the Spokane Young Lawyers Division, and she is the Representative for the greater Spokane region on the Washington Young Lawyers Committee.