The success of a case does not result from the work of the attorney alone. The attorney's staff is critical. Their dedication to a case or a client's cause is a significant factor in the results received. The attorneys at Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, L.L.P. are supported by a highly skilled professional staff of paralegals and legal assistants. For biographical and contact information for our staff, select a name below.
D’Ann Graf is a paralegal who has been with Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, L.L.P., since 2002. She graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Justice. D’Ann works with attorneys Vern Harkins and Dan Kyler performing the duties of a litigation paralegal. In addition to scheduling and file organization and maintenance, D’Ann also drafts documents and pleadings, assists with trial preparation and assists clients in answering discovery.
Julie Mehegan has been employed as a paralegal with law firms in the Tacoma Pierce County area for 19 years. Prior to coming to Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, L.L.P., she was employed extensively in personal injury and medical malpractice litigation. She currently serves as a litigation paralegal to Daniel Hannula.
Cathy Valnes started her legal career in 1988 in a small, yet very busy law firm where she wore every “hat” imaginable in providing a wide spectrum of pre-litigation and litigation support. She joined RHHK as a litigation paralegal in 2007 and assists John Wilson and Michael Fisher with monitoring clients' medical care, summarizing medical records, preparation of pleadings, discovery responses and correspondence.