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Our Support Staff

At Law Office of Sophia M. Palmer, we work was a team to ensure your legal needs are efficiently and effectively met. Our attorneys are support by a staff of experienced legal professionals wo bring professionalism and compassion to every case we take.

Melissa Holt, Paralegal

Melissa joined our firm in November 2017. She holds a degree in Paralegal Studies, having graduated in 2015. Melissa assists in all phases of litigation from inception, through discovery and trial. She assists with drafting pleadings, fact development and preparation for hearings. Her attention to detail, and proactive nature makes her an invaluable member of our team.

Kristen Olenick, Paralegal

Kristen graduated from the University of Washington Tacoma in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a minor in law and policy. Her passion for working in the justice system led her to immediately finding a position as a legal assistant in a local family law firm. Shortly thereafter, she transitioned to a role as a domestic violence legal advocate. As a legal advocate at a nonprofit domestic violence agency, Kristen assisted victims of domestic violence in both a civil and criminal capacity. She helped victims of domestic violence understand and navigate the legal system. Having gained knowledge and experience working within family law, Kristen advanced to the role of a family law paralegal in 2015. Kristen knows that no two cases are alike, and her array of experience allows her to assist clients with their individual needs. In her free time, Kristen enjoys playing soccer and spending time with her two dogs, Brooklyn and Rocky.”

Hailey Chambliss, File Clerk/Receptionist

Hailey joined our firm January of 2018 and is an invaluable asset to our team. She is currently attending Tacoma Community College to acquire an associate of art’s in biology, while taking extra psychology courses.

Anisa Padilla, Legal Assistant

Anisa joined our firm as our receptionist in 2018. She effortlessly mastered the position while establishing relationships with our clients as someone they could depend on. Anisa graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2016. She graduated with a double major in criminal justice and psychology. She is now pursuing her longtime dream of working in the legal field and becoming a Paralegal.

Call 253-356-6460 or email us today to discuss your legal needs.

Practice Areas



child custody

Child Custody

child support

Child Support

domestic violence

Domestic Violence



property and debt distribution

Property And Debt Distribution

Mediation / Mediation Services

Mediation/Mediation Services