Joy began her legal career more than 30 years ago, first working for a general practitioner. Joy has more than 20 years’ of legal experience in personal injury and she holds a law degree. After graduating from Law School in 1994, she chose to stay home to raise her three young children. Joy moved her family to the Pacific Northwest in 2001, and she returned to work in the legal field.
Joy takes pleasure in her work because she is able to help clients at a time when they might feel that their lives have been turned upside down. She understands that our clients may be dealing with pain and discomfort from injuries as well as feeling overwhelmed with having to deal with medical bills and pressure from insurance companies. She truly enjoys the satisfaction when she helps to put a client’s mind at ease and has made their life a little easier.
In her free time, Joy loves spending time with her children, traveling, tending her to her garden, watching action/crime and courtroom dramas with her husband and she especially enjoys football season and rooting for the 49ers. Joy has two black cats and her Pomeranian, “Romeo”. Joy is active in the local community and she volunteers with organizations, including Meals on Wheels and Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program. She is on the Board of SW Washington Society of Human Resource Management and she is a Planning Commissioner in her hometown.
Alina Chenko has extensive experience in the legal field with her most recent position being a family law legal assistant prior to joining the firm. Alina assists with the pre-litigation phase of the cases. She communicates with the insurance company adjusters to confirm that medical expenses and wage loss claims are being processed timely; she monitors client treatment status; facilitates obtaining final medical records and bills, and preparing the summary of medical expenses as the case moves into the settlement phase.
Born in Belarus, Alina moved to Vancouver, WA in 1998. She is fluent in English and Russian. Alina received her AA in Business Administration from Clark College in 2011.
Outside of the office, she spends quality time with her family and ends the day by a fire under the stars. She is passionate about baking and spends most of her weekends testing out new recipes. She also loves to travel and explore new places.
Lupe Hennessey has lived most of her life in different parts of Western Washington with a brief two-year stay in Fairbanks, Alaska. She graduated from LaCenter High School and completed the paralegal/legal assistant program at Western Business College. She has worked in the legal field for over 16 years. Before starting her career in the legal field, she worked at Burgerville for 8 years and still enjoys eating there.
She has two daughters, ages 12 and 8, a cat, and two goldfish. She enjoys spending time with her kids at their various activities, such as soccer and ballet. They also enjoy watching movies and reading books together. She also likes hiking and loves living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where there are many opportunities to explore nature. She even loves all the rain we get here. She is a Washington girl through and through. Go Seahawks!
Renae Endres is new to the legal field and is she is truly enjoying this new career path. She has prior experience working as an administrative assistant, as well as working with children who have Behavioral Disorders and Autism. In her free time, Renae and her family enjoy year-round sports. She is usually either at the soccer field watching her daughter play soccer or watching her son play football, baseball or basketball. When she has some free time, she spends time with her family visiting their favorite places, Montana and Black Butte Ranch. She also enjoys hiking, watching sports on TV and going to waterparks.