legal assistants and staff

  • Waona

  • Melissa Legal Assistant


  • Shannon

  • Michelle Legal Assistant


  • Yenny legal assistant


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Waona has worked as an assistant to Bill Phalen since 1989, following him from a previous firm. She received her paralegal certification in 1987 from Platt Business College in Topeka, KS. Although she’s experienced in criminal, domestic, estate planning and personal injury cases, she currently focuses on workers’ compensation claims. Waona values the rights of injured workers and strives to see justice served. She and her husband, Michael, enjoy spending time outdoors with their teenage children. Their family is active in baseball, basketball and cross country and Waona occasionally participates in charity 5K races.