Makenzie Spinks

Professional Experience Makenzie’s practice focuses primarily on real estate and land use litigation. Prior to joining Helsell Fetterman, Makenzie worked on corporate and real estate matters in Bend, Oregon, where she gained significant experience working with real estate developers, community colleges, property managers, irrigation districts, and various other corporate and individual clients. Her experience ranges […]

Richard Johnson

Professional Experience Rich’s practice focuses on businesses and individuals in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and the Washington State Department of Revenue. Prior to joining Helsell Fetterman, Rich was a partner at LeSourd & Patten. In addition to his practice, Rich teaches a course in federal tax procedure in the Masters of Science in […]

Shelsea Chilumuna

Professional Experience Shelsea is an associate in the firm’s litigation department, where she will be handling personal injury, commercial, and trust and estates litigation. She has experience representing clients in all phases of litigation. Prior to joining Helsell Fetterman, Shelsea was an associate at another Seattle law firm, focusing on insurance defense litigation. Shelsea grew […]

William Enoch

Professional Experience Will’s practice focuses primarily on land use, real estate, and environmental litigation. Prior to joining Helsell Fetterman, Will worked at a national environmental law firm, where he defended Fortune 500 companies and municipalities, among other clients, in litigation and enforcement cases. Will has extensive experience litigating claims brought under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, […]

Sara Amies

Professional Experience Sara Amies is a leader in the Seattle employment law community, and comes to us with almost two decades of experience advising employees and small businesses on employment law issues. Sara handles a wide range of employment litigation, where her work primarily focuses on issues relating to whistleblower retaliation, gender discrimination, sexual harassment, […]

Adriena Clifton

Professional Experience Adriena Clifton joined Helsell Fetterman as a Richard S. White Fellow in 2022. She continued with the firm throughout her final year of law school as a Rule 9 intern and returned in 2023 as an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group. Adriena grew up in the beautiful San Juan Islands, just […]

Maria Rios Martinez

Professional Experience Maria is an associate in the firm’s Business and Real Estate and Land Use Practice Groups. In her corporate practice, Maria assists businesses through their entire lifecycle from entity formation, corporate governance, acquisitions, strategic partnerships, to reorganizations, asset and equity transfers, and partnership dissolutions. In her real estate and land use practice, she […]

Allen Sakai

Professional Experience With more than 40 years of experience, Allen is a leader in Helsell Fetterman’s Business and Real Estate Groups.  Allen represents numerous individuals and companies in all types of real estate transactions.   He has regularly worked on boundary line disputes and homeowner and condominium owner association matters.  He has considerable experience working on […]

Chris Xie

Professional Experience Chris focuses his practice in the areas of business and tax law.  Prior to joining Helsell Fetterman, Chris was an associate at another Seattle law firm, focusing on business transactions and tax controversies.  Chris delivers a broad range of transactional legal services to individuals, family-owned businesses, and closely held corporations.  He counsels businesses […]

Jenica Cassidy

Professional Experience Jenica focuses her practice on estate planning, guardianship, trust and estate litigation, and probate administration.  She helps individuals and their families plan for the future and resolve legal issues relating to aging.  She also works with health care facilities and their residents to secure benefits to pay for the cost of care. Prior […]