Legal Staff

Our Legal staff manages the day-to-day issues that arise for our clients that don’t require attorney advice, input or action.  Paralegals and Legal Assistants cannot give legal advice and they do not have the legal education an attorney has, but they are competent, trained staff who handle many aspects of a client’s matter ­ – from drafting documents to tracking deadlines to providing status updates to clients – and thus help keep client legal fees down.




Brett Burton



Brett joined Jessica Jensen Law in 2016 after obtaining his Certification in Paralegal studies from Tacoma Community College.  Brett is our Business, Estate Planning, and Probate Paralegal.  He handles corporate and LLC formations, drafts estate plans and assists with executing Real Estate documents.

 A native of Lacey, Brett enjoys hiking, golfing, watching sports, and spending time with friends and family.

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Melissa Josephy



Melissa comes to Washington State from Idaho where she raised her family.  She has a long career in administrative management and has worked on special projects for us since 2010.  Currently, she is our part-time Office Manager.  When not working, Melissa is in Idaho with family or friends, biking, painting and playing with her Yorkies.

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Administrative Staff








Sandy Lamb




Sandy joined the firm in 2016 as our front-desk Administrative Assistant.  She meets and greets clients, manages our crazy schedules, and keeps our office looking professional and welcoming.  Sandy holds a B.A. from Seattle University.  After a long and very successful career in education in Seattle, Sandy now enjoys the change of pace here in Olympia.  She loves being a grandma, mom, and friend and spends as much time as possible with these special people in her life.

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Beth Cornett




Beth spent many years on Whidbey Island before relocating to Olympia to attend The Evergreen State College.  She graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in Business Administration.  Beth has been with the firm since 2013, initially as a Financial Assistant and currently as our Bookkeeper. Beth handles all aspects of our bookkeeping, including billing, and managing our client trust account. Beth loves horses, camping, and gardening. 

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