Beresford Booth Adds Lawyers to Litigation and Family Law Teams

EDMONDS, WA, (March 10, 2022) – Edmonds-based full-service law firm Beresford Booth announced that Susan O’Toole and Kelsey L. Affronte have joined the firm.

“We are excited to welcome Susan and Kelsey to Beresford Booth,” said David C. Tingstad, the firm’s Managing Partner. “Our litigation and family law practices continue to expand in response to our clients’ needs, and we’re pleased to add these experienced attorneys to our growing team.”

Susan has extensive experience in divorce, child custody, child support, domestic violence and adoption matters and is a certified mediator. Susan has served in a variety of leadership roles for the Oregon State Bar and other legal organizations. She served on the Queen’s Bench (Portland Chapter of Oregon Women Lawyers) Board for several years, in various leadership positions, including President. Susan served in the Oregon State Bar House of Delegates, on the Multnomah Bar Association Equality Committee and on the Oregon State Bar Pro Bono Committee.  She earned her bachelors from Washington State University and her masters from Oregon State University. She graduated from University of Oregon School of Law.

Kelsey is an experienced litigator with significant trial experience, having handled 25 jury trials to date. Kelsey served in the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for over four years, managing significant caseloads in a variety of units including the District Court, Non-Violent, and Felony Domestic Violence Units. She served as a 1L Extern and Administrative Intern in the King County Prosecutor’s office while pursuing her law degree. While in law school, Kelsey worked as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Barbara Mack in the King County Superior Court. She earned her bachelors from University of Washington in Law, Societies and Justice with Political Science Minor. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law.

About Beresford Booth

Beresford Booth is the largest firm headquartered in Snohomish County and has provided a full range of legal services to businesses and individuals throughout the state of Washington since 1946. The Beresford Booth team proudly serves as trusted and independent advisors to our clients, providing creative and timely solutions to their most complex legal challenges.

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