Ruben Vela - Paralegal (Se Habla Español)

Mr. Vela has over 15 years experience representing people in worker compensation claims. He is one of only a handful of paralegals in eastern Washington with experience having worked on behalf of both injured workers and the Department of Labor and Industries. Mr. Vela is a graduate of Moses Lake High School and Washington State University. He has worked previously as an educator in English Second Language classes, at Big Bend Community College as well. Mr. Vela is married to his wife Maby (a native of Mazatlan, Mexico). They have three children and reside in Moses Lake, Washington. He is also a very capable interpreter. In his spare time, Mr. Vela is an award-winning brewer. He is also co-owner of Squirrel Fight Artisan Brewing located next to Chico's Pizza, in Moses Lake. We encourage visitors to Chico's to patronize Mr. Vela's establishment. Learn more here at and like them here at

Alexandria Lopez - Legal Assistant

Ms. Lopez has a decade of experience assisting in representing injured and disabled persons. She assists in our workers compensation and personal injury litigation practices. She is a graduate of Hanford High School, in Richland, Washington. She is married to her husband, Jeremy. The two of them reside in Moses Lake, with their two children. In her spare time, Ms. Lopez enjoys boating and wine tasting in the Lake Chelan area.

Claudia Lux - Legal Assistant (Se Habla Español)

Ms. Lux is a native of Guatemala, who comes to our office by way of Texas. She holds dual degrees in Psychology and Spanish, from Stephen F. Austin State University. Ms. Lux entered the legal field after working for the state of Texas, in its Department of Family and Protective Services. Ms. Lux works in our Kennewick office. Ms. Lux is bilingual (English/Spanish) and a capable interpreter.

Josephine Rodriguez - Secretary (Se Habla Español)

Ms. Rodriguez is the person most folks will hear when they first call the office. A graduate of Chehalis High School, in Chehalis Washington, Ms. Rodriguez resides in Moses Lake, Washington with her husband and four children. Ms. Rodriguez recently completed advanced legal assistant studies. She is also a very capable interpreter.

Justine Yarington - Legal Intern

Ms. Yarington is currently a 2L at Gonzaga University School of Law, where she is also a staff editor on the law review. Ms. Yarington earned her bachelor's from Washington State University in Criminal Justice and Political Science, graduating magna cum laude. Ms. Yarington works on personal injury matters and worker compensation claims. She is based in our Spokane office.