About Us

 

JERIMY KIRSCHNER Owner and Managing Partner

 Mr. Kirschner has been in practice since 2010 and earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law. After several years working in mid-size firms, Mr. Kirschner decided to set up his own practice in 2015. Mr. Kirschner is admitted in Washington, Nevada, the United States District Courts for Washington, Nevada and Colorado, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Kirschner is a member of the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association (Washington), Clark County Bar Association (Nevada), the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce and the Puget Sound Lawyers Federalist Society.

Mr. Kirschner is involved with the Litigation Section and the Real Property and Probate Trust Section for both the Washington State Bar and State Bar of Nevada as well as the Pro Bono Panel for the US District Court of the Western District of Washington.

Mr. Kirschner has helped clients in both Washington and Nevada achieve excellent results in the areas of business disputes, elder law, estate planning, probate, and personal injury.

With every decision in a matter, Mr. Kirschner focuses on maximizing value to the client while communicating the pros and cons of each decision.

Mr. Kirschner prides himself on laying out the various legal tools available to a client for solving their problems and helping a client to select the most effective and cost-efficient tools needed to achieve their goals.

Mr. Kirschner is also a litigator who has represented clients both in and out of the court room through contract negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, bench and jury trials, and appeals. He has litigated complex legal matters with disputed amounts in the millions of dollars, but has also litigated simpler matters for good people hurt by no fault of their own. He also frequently advises clients on how to avoid potential problems and litigation. 

  

KELLEY DUGGAN, Associate Attorney

 Before becoming an attorney, Kelley began her career as a paralegal and law clerk. In each of these positions Kelley ensured that clients got the support and guidance they needed to protect their interests. This experience has not only made Kelley a passionate attorney but has also given her insight and hands-on experience with the legal system, which provides a strategic benefit to her clients.

 “I chose to go to law school because I love the practice of law and helping solve problems.” Says Kelley. “Working with people and addressing the legal issues related to their case allows me to provide quality service and better solutions for my clients.”

Kelley works with clients in a variety of legal matters, including probate, estate planning, real estate, business and litigation. Her experience and skills makes her a well-rounded attorney whom her clients value and appreciate.

Outside of work Kelley enjoys spending time with her daughter and exploring all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. During her downtime, she enjoys reading, staying at home and planning her next adventure with her daughter.

 Education

  •  Wyoming College of Law, J.D.
  • Arizona State University, BA, Administration of Justice Studies, summa cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  •  Washington State Bar Association
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
  • Washington Women Lawyers, Pierce County Chapter

In the Community 

  • Pierce County Volunteer Legal Services
  • Washington State Bar Association – Pro Bono Recognition
  • Bridging the Gap – Volunteer

 

POOJA MAKKER, J.D. (License Pending)

Ms. Makker was born in New Delhi, India and moved to Seattle, Washington at the age of two. She grew up in Bellevue, Washington where she attended Bellevue High School and later attended University of Washington for her undergraduate studies with a focus on cell biology. Her primary focus is in estate planning, business law, and tax law. Ms. Makker also has a passion for immigration law as she truly enjoys helping other immigrants similar to her family navigate the complicated immigration process.

Ms. Makker began her law school career in San Diego, CA and later transferred schools to complete her J.D. from Seattle University School of law. While in law school, Ms. Makker worked for the Legal Aid Society of San Diego and their Tax Division, while she simultaneously interned for the International Rescue Committee Immigration division. She and her team helped to reunite families and provided high-quality immigration and legal services, as well as citizenship assistance to families in the area.

Ms. Makker has assisted various attorneys in the Greater Seattle where she gained experience in estate planning and business law. She has been heavily involved in her family’s tax firm since the age of 15. She brings with her tremendous experience in taxation as well as international taxation. This coupled with her estate planning background ensures that our clients get a holistic approach to their unique need.

In her free time when she is not working, you can always find her trying new restaurants with her family and friends, writing, or traveling with her family.

 

 

LINDSAY CLAY, Senior Paralegal

Lindsay is our Paralegal and Notary Public. Lindsay joined our team in the Spring of 2020.  She has nearly a decade of experience in office administration alongside four years of legal experience as both a Legal Assistant and Paralegal. She primarily supports Mr. Kirschner, but also frequently assists other members of the firm. 

Lindsay uses her considerable multitasking skills and solid legal understanding to assist the firm however necessary. Lindsay provides consistant, detailed support to clients, counselors, and the court. From complex litigation cases to estate planning, she is involved from beginning to end. Lindsay assists clients by providing regular contact and updates, managing the discovery process, maintaining the case calendar and deadlines, and drafting pleadings and letters. She also maintains all document production and the client case file, and is integral in preparing for hearings and trials.

Lindsay is a true native to the Pacific Northwest. Lindsay grew up in Mukilteo, WA and attended both Kamiak High School and later the New Hampton School in New Hampton, NH. Lindsay graduated with her Associates Degree in 2011, however she is currently a full-time student obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies from National Paralegal College with plans to pursue her Juris Doctorate in the future.

When Lindsay isn’t at the office, you can likely find her at the dog park with her three-year-old Siberian Husky, Mia.

 

SARAH MINTZ, Paralegal

Ms. Mintz began working with Jerimy Kirschner & Associates in October of 2017. She received her B.A. in Criminal Justice at St. Martin’s University, and has been involved in the legal profession since 2015. Ms. Mintz works part-time at Jerimy Kirschner and Associates as she is also a full-time student at Gonzaga University School of Law. 

Ms. Mintz has worked with a wide variety of different kinds of law however, during her time at Gonzaga, she found her niche interest within Business Law. As Ms. Mintz hails from from Pierce County, Washington, she understands that small businesses make up an essential element of Washington commerce. Ms. Mintz has seen the importance of legal guidance to successfully execute and maintain small businesses and she hopes to bring this passion to Jerimy Kirschner and Associates as a licensed attorney after passing the Bar. 

In her free time, Ms. Mintz enjoys hiking in the beautiful Washington wilderness.