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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Rochelle Cusick joined the firm in 2016. As an Operations Coordinator for Elder Law Group, Rochelle brings the different elements of systems and team members into efficiency and harmony. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.