Lisa Vargo – Attorney at Law – Of Counsel
I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Go Steelers!). While in grade school, I moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho, a small town in southeastern Idaho located near Yellowstone National Park and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. After graduating from high school, I went north to Moscow, Idaho, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of Idaho in 1984. I believed in the quality of the education I was receiving from the University of Idaho, so I stayed on to graduate from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1987.
Stacey and I met and became friends during law school. Who knew that we would both not only find ourselves living in Seattle, but also have the opportunity to practice together?!
After law school, I moved to Boise and clerked for two judges of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Blaine Anderson and Judge Stephen Trott. I relished the opportunity of a federal clerkship, and used this time to further hone my research, writing and analytical skills. After my clerkship, I moved to Seattle where I have lived and worked in private practice. I practiced law at a variety of Seattle area law firms, including the former Bogle & Gates PLLC and the Law Offices of Bruce W. Hilyer, PS., and have been working with Stacey on an Of Counsel basis since 2009. The time has flown by, and it’s hard to imagine that I’ve now practiced law for 25 years!
I am a member of the King County Bar Association’s Business Law, Real Property Probate and Trust, and Solo and Small Practice Sections. I am also a member of the Washington State Bar Association’s Real Property Probate and Trust Section.
In my spare time, I enjoy my duties as a Mom and am also an avid reader.
Andrea Logan – Paralegal
I’ve worked with Stacey’s firm since 2004. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Puget Sound in 1989, and my Paralegal Certificate from Edmonds Community College in 1996. In addition, I’m certified by the King County Bar Association to present routine matters in Court. I enjoy sharing my paralegal knowledge and experience with our business law, estate planning and probate clients.
In my spare time, I’m passionate about animal causes, and volunteer for a variety of organizations including Valley Animal Partners, Save Washington Pets and the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project. I also enjoy hiking with my dogs and practicing yoga.
My family includes my husband, Joe, our three dogs (including Huck, who is pictured!) and our two cats.
Kristen Larsen - Office Administrator
I bring over 15 years of administrative experience to keeping our office running smoothly. I am a California native. I studied French and Comparative Literature at the Santa Barbara campus of the University of California. My husband and I decided to move to the Pacific Northwest, and we have happily made it our home.
I like working with our clients, mastering technology, herding cats, and the variety of other tasks required to do my job! Outside of the office, I am passionate about literature, art and education. I love sharing that passion with elementary-age children by teaching art and its history. I enjoy cooking new dishes (and stand-bys) for my family and friends. Golf and sailing are hobbies I have recently taken up, and am still trying to master. Most of all, I love going on adventures or just simply spending time with my husband, our two beautiful children and our two dogs.
Roger - Office Morale Leader
Roger is named after tennis great Roger Federer, and considers his cat accomplishments to be at least equal to that of the 17-time Grand Slam Champion. His office hours tend to be minimal, due to the temptation of his food bowl and afternoon naps. When Roger “works”, his job description includes demonstrating office relaxation techniques, snacking on office plants, detaching the cord from the phone headset during conference calls, and occasionally sliding down the office printer. Although his helpfulness is questionable, Roger is much loved!