Our Team

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Lynn St. Louis

Managing Partner and Attorney

Lynn St. Louis, the founding partner, believes that no one is more deserving of dependable and compassionate support than our seniors. First-hand, she experiences the unique challenges facing those in need of Long-Term Care by caring for her own aging parents. Years ago, she founded Elder Law Group PLLC so that others could benefit from her knowledge, personal insight and experience.

  • Lifelong Washington Resident
  • Licensed to Practice Law in Washington and Idaho
  • Bachelor’s Degree – University of Washington –1982
  • Juris Doctor Degree – University of Washington –1985
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Idaho State Bar Association
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Spokane Estate Planning Council
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (WAELA), Board Member, former President, Member of the Year (2008)
  • Member of the Elder Law section of the Washington State Bar Association.
  • Rated “Superb 10.0” by Avvo
  • Ranked “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell
  • One of only 5% of female attorneys to be selected for Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers – the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards
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Liz Wallace

Attorney

Liz Wallace joined Elder Law Group PLLC in 2015 as an Associate Attorney and now leads our Tri-Cities branch in Kennewick. Liz was born in Spokane and then lived in Georgia and Iowa before returning to Spokane to attend Gonzaga School of Law. After graduation, her father died suddenly after, and the passing of her mother just three years later gives Liz perspective on the loss of a family member. This understanding fuels her interest in providing excellent care and guidance for clients handling the difficulties of illness and loss.

When she is not working, she is spending time with her wife, Wrane, and their three daughters and various pets. They enjoy camping, river floating, reading by the fire, cooking, and playing pool.

  • Licensed to Practice Law in Washington and Idaho
  • Bachelor’s Degree – Central College, Pella, Iowa –1999
  • Juris Doctor Degree – Gonzaga University School of Law –2006
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Idaho State Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (WAELA)
  • Member of the Elder Law section of the Washington State Bar Association
  • Rated “Excellent” by Avvo
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Jonas Hemenway

Attorney

Jonas joined Elder Law Group in the summer of 2016 as an Associate Attorney. Prior to moving to Spokane, Jonas spent 9 years in Oregon where he attended the University of Oregon School of Law and practiced as an Estate Planning and Elder Law attorney. Since then, Jonas has work experience in Wills, Trusts, taxable Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Medicaid, and asset preservation. Meanwhile, in his free time, Jonas spends time with his wife and 6 young children. He enjoys music, reading, cooking, and the outdoors.

  • Licensed to practice in Washington
  • Bachelor’s Degree – Brigham Young University –2007
  • Juris Doctor Degree – University of Oregon –2010
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (WAELA)
  • Member of the Elder Law section of the Washington State Bar Association.
  • Rated “Excellent” by Avvo
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Sheryl Owens

Legal Manager

Sheryl is an experienced Paralegal who joined the firm in 2015. She has many years of experience in Estate Planning and Long-Term Care with the last five years dedicated exclusively to Elder Law. With her emphasis and knowledge in Estate Planning and Medicaid Applications, she brings the required resources to Elder Law Group PLLC. She loves working with family members and Elder Law clients to help them achieve their goals and give them peace of mind. Her background also includes comprehensive knowledge of Medicaid and Long-Term Care planning.

When not helping clients she enjoys cooking and walking along the Centennial Trail and through her neighborhood. She has two sons.

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Jo Gray

Paralegal

Jo joined our firm in 2018 and brings 15+ years of experience in Estate Planning with her. Due to her experience, Jo understands the complexity of Estate Planning and wants to ensure each client’s experience is positive and beneficial. In addition to Estate Planning skills, Jo has extensive experience in the probate process and knows the necessity of having clear and concise information. Jo has three grown daughters. She enjoys spending her time with her two English Bulldogs who are quite demanding of her attention, and it goes without saying they are quite spoiled!

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Jenny Hubbard

Paralegal

Jenny joined our firm in 2018. Her career in the legal field began in Canada where she obtained her education and experience as a Paralegal in addition to an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. Additionally, Jenny has experience in a variety of legal areas including corporate, business transactions and real estate. Accordingly, she is excited about assisting families with Asset Protection and Estate Planning. Jenny is married to Dave and has 3 kids, 2 cats, and 1 dog and enjoys spending time with her family doing all things outdoors, including cycling, kayaking, and hiking.

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John Gunn

Paralegal

Before joining the firm in 2017, John began his legal career as a teenager working in his father’s law firm. Given that, John has experience in a variety of areas, including tax, corporate, business transactions/litigation, bankruptcy, real estate, and over 10 years of Estate Planning and probate. After decades in the legal field and the death of his parents, John chose to help people with their Estate Planning.
As a Paralegal, John assists our Attorneys with the preparation of our clients’ Asset Protection Estate Planning documents, Medicaid applications, and probate filings. John is married and has two grown sons. He enjoys spending time with his wife, reading fantasy, playing strategy computer games, driving and racing his three cars, and riding his three motorcycles.

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Marina Graham

Legal Assistant

Marina joined the firm in 2017 as a legal assistant. She brings strong organizational skills and attention to her work supporting our staff and clients. Marina loves the teamwork, respect, and cooperation that characterize the culture of Elder Law Group. While working, she especially enjoys meeting our clients. Marina has eight grown children and ten young grandchildren who she loves to spend time with. Uniquely, Marina manages to play games over Skype with her two grandkids who live in Montreal, Quebec, and is also involved in Spokane Folklore Society.

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Rochelle Cusick

Marketing Manager

Rochelle Cusick joined the firm in 2016. As an Outreach Coordinator and Marketing Manager, Rochelle educates and empowers seniors, provides resources, and develops ways to inform seniors about Elder Law Group. With a background in auditing and multiple location administration, Rochelle supports our legal team and clients. Rochelle has deep roots in Spokane and a has love for the Pacific Northwest, where she spends her time kayaking, attending concerts, and having adventures with her family and friends.

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Donna Spurrier

Accountant

Donna joined the firm in 2018. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University Los Angeles and has over 25 years of experience working in this field. Donna is excited to be a part of this law firm that helps clients protect and empower their futures. Previously life-long residents of Southern California, Donna and her husband Steve relocated this year to Washington. They moved here to follow their daughter, son-in-law and two granddaughters. Away from work, Donna enjoys taking walks with her husband, reading, and spending time with her family.

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Molly Tage

Client Care Coordinator

Molly joined Elder Law Group in 2017 and has over 7 years of experience in office management. With this experience, Molly fully commits to ensuring that our Clients’ experiences surpass their expectations. Molly attended Eastern Washington University where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre. Above all, Molly is thrilled to be a part of a passionate team dedicated to providing peace of mind for our seniors. You may find her on stage at one of our local theatres, on a yoga mat in the park, but most often she is with her husband Phoenix, daughter Finley, and dog, Koda-Bear.

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Kristy Sauer

Outreach Coordinator

Kristy joined the firm in 2017 as the Outreach Coordinator and takes pride in empowering the futures of our seniors. Before working for Elder, Kristy earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at Eastern Washington University. Kristy’s past experiences working with individuals and their families have given her an amazing ability to connect with our clients. When she isn’t working, Kristy enjoys spending time with her son Evan. Her main hobby is hot yoga, as she has experienced profound effects of increased physical strength and mental clarity.

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Robin Clark

File Manager

Having recently completed the Office Assistant program at Spokane Falls Community College, Robin joined our team in 2018. Prior to that time, she cared for her profoundly handicapped daughter. Her years as a caregiver and guardian have provided her with unique insight into the challenges faced by many of our Clients. In her spare time, Robin’s passions are knitting and beading, and she loves to travel with her husband and camp with friends and family.

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Piper

Canine Companion

Piper, an exuberant Yellow Labrador Retriever, joined the firm in July of 2014. Like most Labrador Retrievers, Piper loves everyone he meets and is happy to say “hello” to our clients who don’t mind his wet nose.

Piper is unique in some ways. For one thing, he used to be an indiscriminate eater. As a result, in 2015 he had two surgeries – one to remove a big rock, and a second one to remove three brass fittings, which for some reason, he found delicious. Fortunately, we think he has outgrown these tendencies!

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Willie

Canine Companion

Willie joined the firm in October of 2016. He is a sweet Chocolate Labrador Retriever and is extra playful and loves spending time outside. He can be seen taking staff members for a walk with the leash dangling from his mouth. Despite his mischievous ways, Willie is very entertaining and a valued part of the Elder Law Group Team.

Together, Willie and Piper are too much fun for one location, so it’s likely you would see only one or the other.