Catherine Houts

Catherine has worked in the legal field for 13 years in a variety of positions as an office clerk, file clerk, legal secretary, accounting assistant and case assistant. Outside of work, Catherine enjoys spending time with her family, card making and outdoor activites.

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Alicia Christie

Alicia Christie is a Southern California transplant to the Boise area and works within Gravis Law as a family law paralegal. Alicia has a personal and professional passion for healthy communication and dispute resolution. While working as a mediator for the Orange County Superior Courts in CA, she helped resolve many family-law matters, which sparked…

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Andrew John Howard

Born in York, PA, and raised in Marshalltown, IA, Andrew received his undergraduate degree in 2003 from St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA). Andrew then attended law school at Drake University (Des Moines, IA), and received his juris doctorate in 2006. Since 2006, Andrew has practiced law in private law firm, in-house corporate counsel, and government…

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Cindy L. Hale

Cindy grew up in Dayton, Washington where her dad and three brothers still reside. Cindy moved to Portland, Oregon right out of high school to go to college. She met her husband, Eerik, got married and started a family, they have been married for 35 years. They have three boys, all of which have served…

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Tara Sawin

Tara has lived in Boise, Idaho for most of her life. She graduated from Boise High School in 1987 and studied nursing at Boise State University (BSU), while working in a law firm as a runner and office assistant. After moving into a legal secretary position, Tara transferred to BSU’s Legal Assistant Program and earned…

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Shea Meehan

As COO, Shea oversees and supports Legal Operations, Risk and Compliance, and Human Resources. Shea also maintains a limited practice focused on complex civil litigation and dispute resolution. Before joining Gravis, Shea practiced with a premier Richland, Washington firm for over sixteen years. As managing principal of that firm, Shea oversaw day-to-day operations, Human Resources,…

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Karen L. Silva

Ms. Silva has more than 20 years of civil litigation experience with a focus on family law issues such as divorce, child custody modifications, adoptions, probate, estate planning, real estate and business litigation. Ms. Silva’s experience in the legal profession began as administrative support and paralegal before attending law school. In addition, she was a…

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Jody Schuman

Having worked in the legal field from the age of 16, raised six children as a single mother for 15 years, owned my own business on multiple occasions, directed musical theatre for over 30 years, organized and participated in cultural events throughout my career, and love serving in my Church, there is a vast wealth…

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Jake A. Sweeten

Jake is a “big city attorney” turned “small town lawyer.” He and his family have lived in Emmett since 2012. Jake’s practice focuses on estate planning, probate, real estate, and contract work. Prior to obtaining his law license in 2004, Jake obtained his B.A. in English from the University of Utah, worked for Wells Fargo…

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Allison Grissom

Allison began her career as a legal secretary in 2016 and has experience in various areas of law. Prior to being a legal secretary, she worked as a law firm administrative assistant. Allison studied communications at the College of Western Idaho. Outside of work, Allison enjoys traveling with her husband, biking around Boise, cooking vegan…

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