Beresford Booth Staff

Leah Bartoces
Leah A. Bartoces – Paralegal Leah graduated from the University of Washington in 1997 with a B.A. in Classical Studies then earned an Advanced Paralegal Certificate from Edmonds Community College in 1998. She has worked in the legal field for over 15 years with experience in real estate foreclosure, bankruptcy and litigation. She joined Beresford Booth in 2015. In her spare time, Leah enjoys designing and making jewelry, handmade cards, and spending time with her family. Leah supports attorneys Timothy E. Steen and Jonathan P. McQuade.
Jalynn Blocker
Jalynn A. Blocker – Paralegal Jalynn attended Southern Utah State College in 1980-1981 and earned her Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies at Highline Community College in 1989. She has worked in the legal field for over 25 years with experience in probate, estate planning, general civil litigation, corporation formation, personal injury, and family law. She joined Beresford Booth in 2011. In her spare time, Jalynn enjoys cooking, a monthly book group and spending time with her family.  Jalynn supports attorneys William O. Kessler and Lisa M. Hammel.
Jasmine Brown
Jasmine S. A. Brown – Receptionist Jasmine graduated from Ferrum College with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice in 2011.  She currently serves as Beresford Booth’s Receptionist. She provides exceptional client service in an effort to establish, grow and enhance the overall experience with Beresford Booth.  In addition, Jasmine uses her administrative support skills to assist the lawyers, paralegals and staff at Beresford Booth in a productive and timely manner. Jasmine is a huge movie aficionado who enjoys reading the novels upon which movies are based.
Erin E. Cline – Law Firm Administrator Erin has been in the legal industry for 17 years. She started as a Legal Receptionist and worked her way up to the position of Law Firm Administrator. Erin enjoys the business side of law, spending time with her husband, and traveling.
Tiffany Hansen
Tiffany L. Hansen – Paralegal Tiffany joined Beresford Booth in early 2011. Tiffany graduated from Edmonds Community College with her Paralegal Associate of Technical Arts Degree, and now serves Beresford Booth as a paralegal providing professional support across the spectrum of the Firm’s services. In addition, she provides specific support for lawyers Richard R. Beresford, Matthew J. Cruz, Elizabeth L. Van Moppes, and Babak Shamsi. With many years of experience in client service, she is committed to providing the best possible service to every client. Outside of the office, Tiffany enjoys cooking, camping, and spending time with her family and cat, Cat.
Trisha L. Ruis – Paralegal Trisha was born and raised in Edmonds, graduating from Edmonds-Woodway High School and then from Edmonds Community College with her Paralegal Associate of Technical Arts Degree.  She joined the firm in 2017 but has been working in the legal field for the last 10 years.  Trisha provides support for our Divorce and Family Law Attorneys, Dimitra S. Scott and Anne B. Bennette. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, boating and coaching her daughter’s soccer teams.
Patty Schoonmaker
Patty A. Schoonmaker – Bookkeeper Patty is the bookkeeper for Beresford Booth and joined the firm in December of 2005. With over 30 years of experience in this field, she takes pride in her accuracy in dealing with the many aspects of accounting for the firm. She enjoys boating, guitar, and spending time with her family.
Holly A. Stokes – Accounting Assistant Holly joined the firm in September of 2016 and enjoys time with her family and two dogs.
Jennifer Takamoto
Jennifer R. Takamoto – Paralegal A native of Seattle, Jennifer graduated from the University of Washington and earned her Paralegal Certificate from Edmonds Community College. She joined Beresford Booth in 2009 after working as a corporate paralegal with Washington Mutual Bank and has extensive corporate law experience including working with reorganizations and complex transactions. Jennifer works with our business and real estate groups.  Jennifer supports attorneys David C. Tingstad and Per E. Oscarsson.
Janelle Tingstad
Janelle M. Tingstad – Administrative Assistant