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Joseph J.M. Lombino

Joseph J.M Lombino.  Mr. Lombino is co-founder and managing partner of the law firm LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO, P.S.   In addition to his admittance to several Federal Courts, Mr. Lombino is admitted to the Bar in Washington, California, Oregon and Alaska where his practice consists of Civil Litigation, Family Law, Personal Injury and Mediation.  Mr. Lombino is also a member of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association where he twice served as Trustee.    Mr. Lombino received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nevada and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.    Mr. Lombino has served as Superior Court Commissioner and Judge Pro Tempore since 1987 and is a former Adjunct Instructor at Pierce College.   Mr. Lombino and has been a guest speaker at various seminars on Domestic Relations practice in the State of Washington and has served as a volunteer Judge for Mock Trial Competitions for the YMCA and the Seattle University School of Law.   Mr. Lombino has diligently served the needs of his clients for over 30 years and is recognized as “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying excellence at the highest level of his profession.   Mr. Lombino is a Fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America and is distinguished as a Washington Super Lawyer by Super Lawyer’s Magazine.

It was with great pride that Mr. Lombino, together with Mr. Martino, established the law firm of  LOMBINO · MARTINO, P.S. in October, 2005 and became the Washington State Provider Law Firm for LegalShield (formerly Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.)

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Randall S. Martino

Randall S. Martino is co-founder and a partner of LOMBINO · MARTINO. Mr. Martino and was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 1995 and is also admitted to the Alaska and Nevada State Bar Associations.  Since 1998, Mr. Martino has been exclusively involved in providing legal service to members of LegalShield (formerly Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.) and during that time, he has developed a comprehensive understanding of the entire LegalShield operation.

Mr. Martino began as a staff attorney and quickly advanced to the rank of supervising attorney overseeing the LegalShield division. During this time, he has regularly received recognition from members and awards from LegalShield for excellence in customer service. The awards Mr. Martino has received either individually or on behalf of the group of attorneys he has led, include The Members Choice Award 2001, The Leadership Award 2002-2004, The Pride Award 2002 and The Growth Award 2003.

In 2004, and again in 2008, Mr. Lombino and Mr. Martino led their team of lawyers and staff to the pinnacle of success within the LegalShield network – the receipt of The Award of Excellence, presented to the top LegalShield Provider Law Firm throughout United States and Canada.

Mr. Martino’s legal expertise is in the areas of Estate Planning and Bankruptcy.

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Sandra Kindig Adams

Sandy Kindig Adams received her Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude from the University of Puget Sound in 1978 and graduated from the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University) in 1981. Following graduation from law school, Mrs. Adams practiced law in the private sector with an emphasis in Family Law, Juvenile Law, Adoptions and Guardianships. She has served as a board member for the Puget Sound Legal Assistance Foundation, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, and Washington Women Lawyers. Mrs. Adams has been with LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO since the law firm’s inception where her primary focus is on Family Law.

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Jessica A. Jozefowicz

Ms. Jessica A. Jozefowicz attended Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2000. In 2004, Ms. Jozefowicz graduated Cum Laude from Seattle University School of Law. After graduation, Ms. Jozefowicz practiced law in the private sector in various areas of law, including Collections, Employment, and Probate and joined LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO in 2009 where she has worked primarily in the areas of Collections, Consumer/Finance, Employment Law, and Estate Planning. Ms. Jozefowicz is licensed in both Washington State and in Federal Court for the Western District of Washington.

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Gail R. Pruitt

Ms. Pruitt graduated from Seattle University School of Law (formerly University of Puget Sound) in 1994, Cum Laude.  Ms. Pruitt is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and has been with LOMBINO · MARTINO since it’s inception.  Her career has taken her on many interesting paths.  Ms. Pruitt has been a journalist, a law clerk bailiff and a restorative justice program manager.  Ms. Pruitt concentrates her practice in the areas of Consumer Protection, Housing, Creditor/Debtor issues and Traffic.

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Deanna Durall-Payton

Deanna Durall-Payton received her Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Washington University in 1986 and graduated from the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University) in 1990. Following graduation from law school, Mrs. Durall-Payton practiced law in the private sector with an emphasis in Family Law and Bankruptcy. She has served as a member of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association and the Tacoma-Pierce County Young Lawyer’s Section.  Mrs. Durall-Payton has been with LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO since the law firm’s inception where her primary focus is on Family Law.

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Leann Paluck

Leann Paluck received her Bachelor of Science Cum Laude from the University of Puget Sound in 1992, graduated from the Seattle University School of Law Cum Laude in 1995, and received her LLM (Master of Laws) in Taxation from the University of Washington School of Law in 2001.  Following graduation from law school, Ms. Paluck practiced law in the private sector with an emphasis in Labor Law, Family Law, Estate Planning, and Probate with Lowenberg, Lopez & Hansen, P.S., which eventually became Lopez & Paluck, P.S.  She has been an Instructor in the paralegal program at the University of Washington, Tacoma and currently serves as advising attorney for the Pierce County Deputy Sheriff’s Independent Guild and Washington State Patrol Lieutenants Association.   LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO is proud to have Ms. Paluck as part of our team, where her focus will be on Family Law, Estate Planning and Guardianship Law.

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Larry Spokoiny

LARRY S. SPOKOINY graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law, 1984. In addition to his law degree, Mr. Spokoiny also holds an Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Southern California.

Mr. Spokoiny is a two-time Member’s Choice Award winner through LegalShield, Inc. He is member of both the Washington and California state Bar Associations and is admitted to practice in Washington and California. Prior to joining LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO, Mr. Spokoiny spent 13 years in dual business/legal executive roles at two corporations, where he managed up to 85 employees. He has an extensive technology background and taught programming at USC. Mr. Spokoiny has also worked as a software test engineer at Microsoft, and supervised a portfolio of Internet-based financial ASP products at NVST.

Mr. Spokoiny’s practice is limited to primarily Personal Injury, Trademarks and Business Law.

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Joseph M. Woodland

Mr. Joseph M. Woodland received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982 and graduated from the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University) in 1985. Following graduation from law school, Mr. Woodland practiced law in the private sector and then as Public Defender in Mason County, Washington. Mr. Woodland joined LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO in 2006, where his primary focus is on Family Law, Criminal Law, Juvenile Law, Collections Law and Consumer/Finance. Mr. Woodland has been the recipient of several awards from Prepaid Legal Services, Inc. (now LegalShield) for his contributions and legal services rendered to members of LegalShield.

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Wendy Howe

Having been in a lawyer for over 20 years, Ms. Howe’s practice of law is centers around the personal family concerns and questions of our LegalShield members. She has a special interest in the needs and welfare of children and served the State of Washington, Pierce County Superior Court, as a Guardian Ad Litem for over 6 years. Ms. Howe also served on a Middle School Leadership Team, was a Disciplinary Hearing Officer for a local School District and was even a Little League President for several years. Ms. Howe also has expertise in Education Law (kindergarten through 12th grade), Social Security, Employment Law, Disability Law, and Worker’s Compensation. Ms. Howe received her undergraduate degree UCLA and her Juris Doctor from the University of Puget Sound School of Law.

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Russell J. Atkatsh

Russell Atkatsh received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1998 from Florida State University and graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law with his Juris Doctorate Degree in 2002. Mr. Atkatsh is admitted to the Washington State Bar Association and the United States District Court – Western District of Washington. He is also a member of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association and the Federalist Society.

Mr. Atkatsh was the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Achievement while at Gonzaga University and was a semi-finalist in the Linden Cup Appellate Advocacy Competition. While at Gonzaga, Mr. Atkatsh was the Associate Editor for the Journal of International Law and contributed his time and efforts to the Gonzaga Center for Law & Justice. Mr. Atkatsh was also a SBA Representative in 2001.

Mr. Atkatsh’s practice focuses primarily on bankruptcy, criminal and family law matters. He has represented hundreds of debtors in bankruptcy cases in Western Washington. In addition, he has defended thousands of individuals charged with misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, and felony cases in both adult and juvenile court. Mr. Atkatsh’s family law experience includes representation in dissolution, legal separation, and dependency matters.

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Sally A. Hiserman

Sally A. Hiserman graduated the University of Puget Sound School of Law in 1993 and was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 1994. Ms. Hiserman practiced in a small law firm in Everett, Washington from 1995 until 2008. Ms. Hiserman has been with LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO since 2009 specializing in real estate law. Ms. Hiserman has worked with builders, developers, lenders and individuals in every aspect of buying, developing, financing and selling property for 17 years. Her time at LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO has expanded on her initial interests of transactional and contract law to include a wide array of real estate law topics. She has used her extensive knowledge of lending practices and finance to assist clients with current issues of foreclosure, loan modification, short sales and refinance.

Ms. Hiserman also enjoys volunteering with several organizations that cater to her love of the outdoors and maintaining the environment including the Washington Trails Association, Master Gardner Foundation, and Kruckeburg Botanical Gardens. When not working you may find her on a mountain trail or gardening in her own back yard.

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Aaron A. Jennings

Mr. Aaron A. Jennings graduated from the Evergreen State College in 1995 with an emphasis in Environmental Studies. Between undergraduate and law school Mr. Jennings spent a year with the AmeriCorps, National Civil Community Corps at the Southeast campus based in Charleston, South Carolina. After completing his term with the AmeriCorps, Mr. Jennings went on to law school at the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College where he graduated Cum Laude in 2000. During his final year of law school Mr. Jennings clerked for the Bonneville Power Administration. After graduating from law school Mr. Jennings spent a term as session counsel with the Washington State Senate and then served as a law clerk with the Kitsap County Superior Court prior to moving on to private practice. Mr. Jennings joined LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO in 2006, where his primary focus is on Probate, Estate Planning, Trusts and Elder Law. Mr. Jennings has been the recipient of several awards from Pre-paid Legal Services, Inc. (now LegalShield) for his contributions and legal services rendered to members of Legal Shield.

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Jessi L. Kalmen

Ms. Jessi L. Kalmen received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2002, and graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 2005. Prior to joining LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO, Ms. Kalmen litigated personal injury, auto accident, diminished value and insurance bad faith cases. She also provided pro bono representation to low income tenants through the Housing Justice Project, and drafted VAWA immigration petitions on a pro bono basis for battered women. Ms. Kalmen joined LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO, in March 2010. Ms. Kalmen cares about people. She is eager to assist our clients in the areas of Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Property Damage, Landlord/Tenant, Consumer, and Creditor/Debtor matters.

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Michael Schmidt

Mr. Schmidt received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1994, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, in 2000. While in law school, Mr. Schmidt was a member of the Florida Law Review and placed first in the Dean Frank E. Maloney Memorial Writing Contest. Mr. Schmidt was published in the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law.

Having been admitted to the Washington Bar in 2002, Mr. Schmidt has focused his practice in the areas of family law, landlord tenant, and immigration law. Mr. Schmidt has been with LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO since 2005 where, in addition to the above listed areas of practice, he has advised LegalShield members and has drafted numerous Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements on their behalf.

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James Burnett

James (“Jay”) Burnett completed his BA in Humanities at Colorado State University in 1977 and entered the US Army.  Following his military service, Jay worked as a librarian, earning Masters degrees in librarianship (1982) and public administration (1990) before graduating from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1993.  His law practice since that time has included criminal defense, bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant matters. In addition to his legal practice, Jay serves as the JAG officer (Captain) for the Washington State National Guard. An Eagle Scout, Jay was the 1996 Family Law Attorney of the Year for Spokane County, WA, and has received the Washington National Guard Commendation Medal and Distinguished Achievement Medal.

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Ernesto “Jack” Piza

Mr. Piza  practiced in public accounting for 10 years before entering law school. Upon  graduation from law school, Mr. Piza obtained his Masters of Laws degree’s (aka “LLM. Degrees”)  in Taxation and Intellectual Property.  Mr. Piza has a well-rounded expertise in business matters including Tax Collections, Bankruptcy, Corporations and Partnerships, Nonprofit/Tax Exempt Entities, Intellectual Property matters, and Startup Ventures.  Mr. Piza has represented clients in both state and federal courts including Tax Court, bankruptcy court, and the Washington state Court of Appeals.

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John Barry

Mr. John J. Barry received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in 1990 and his Juris Doctor degree from Seattle University. Mr. Barry has an established practice focused on real estate litigation, including the representation of Landlords and Tenants. Mr. Barry has also contributed his time to assisting low income tenants at the King County Housing project. Mr. Barry joined LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO, in 2005 where he continues to counsel and assist those who are dealing with real estate issues. Whether it be Landlord Tenant matters to easement issues, from advice as to purchase and sale of real estate to helping resolve issues involving property line disputes, Mr. Barry is available to help.

Mr. Barry is also an avid amateur naturalist. His contributions to science include photographs of certain insect species that have never before been photographed alive.

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Adam Williams

Adam Williams received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Washington State University in 2003 and graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 2013.  Prior to his legal career, Mr. Williams served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Georgia where he taught English in a rural village.  After his service in the Peace Corps, Mr. Williams worked at the Chungdahm Institute in South Korea where he taught English to elementary and middle-school students, promoting critical thinking and increasing their English proficiency.  Mr. Williams’ travels next took him to Australia where he worked as a Legal Intern at the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre where he interviewed and corresponded with refugees to determine the merits of their asylum applications.  Mr. Williams also worked as an Intern at the Seattle University International Human Rights Clinic.  He also served as a Legal Advocate at Solid Ground where he advocated on behalf of low income people in need of assistance.   Since becoming an attorney, Mr. Williams has worked in various areas of the law including business, contracts, debt collection, real estate, landlord/tenant, property, trade secrets, anti-harassment, administrative hearings, small estates, creditor claims, and probate.   Mr. Williams joined LOMBINO • MARTINO in July of 2017 where he primarily handles contracts, property, collections, and probate matters.

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Joseph M. Lombino

Mr. Joseph M. Lombino is a graduate from the University of Washington and is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the United States District Court – Western District of Washington.  Following graduation from college, Mr. Lombino began working at LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO as a Law Clerk and ultimately made the choice to become an attorney.  Mr. Lombino was accepted to the Law Clerk Program through the Washington State Bar Association; a program designed to provide theoretical, scholastic, and clinical experience through a combination of work and study with an experienced lawyer.  With his father as his mentor, Mr. Lombino successfully completed all the requirements of the Law Clerk Program and sat for, and passed, the Washington Bar Examination in 2017.

In addition to being a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the United States District Court, Mr. Lombino is also a member of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Lombino’s practice is focused on helping those who have suffered personal injuries through the negligence of others.

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Laurie Ault-Sayan

Ms. Ault-Sayan graduated cum laude from Central Washington State University with a degree in Business Economics before she went on to Seattle University School of Law where she attained her Juris Doctor degree.  After being admitted to the Washington Statte Bar in 1990, Ms. Ault-Sayan began her practice in insurance defense.  In the late 1990’s, she ventured to Alaska where, upon passing the Alaska State Bar, she began practicing family law and providing free and low cost dissolutions to victims of domestic violence.  She returned to Washington in the early 2000’s.  She resumed her practice in Family Law and continues to focus on that area of law today.  Ms. Ault-Sayan has also served as a Guardian Ad Litem in Pierce County Superior Court.

Ms. Ault-Sayan’s continued legal training has included a week long seminar in June 2014 at the Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute provided by Seattle University School of Law, a week long course in 2001 in Basic Mediation training, sponsored by the King County Bar Association and a Graduate Certificate in e-Discovery Project Management from Bryan University in 2014.

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Richard Smith

Mr. Smith received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota in 1969 and his Juris Doctor degree from USD’s School of Law in 1972. From 1965 to 1967, Mr. Smith proudly served in the United States Army and received his Honorable Discharge at the conclusion of his service. Mr. Smith was admitted to the North Dakota Bar in 1972 and the Washington State Bar in 1974. Following his admission to the Washington State Bar, Mr. Smith went into private practice and has been with our law firm since its inception. Mr. Smith has also taught at St. Martin’s College from 1973 to 2005 (Instructor of the Year in 1997) and has served as a Judge Pro Tempore for the City of Tacoma as well as an Arbitrator for Pierce County Superior Court. Mr. Smith brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the legal guidance he provides to the many clients of LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO.

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