Emery | Reddy, PLLC Senior Staff
At Emery | Reddy, PLLC, employment and L&I lawyers, paralegals, and case managers work closely with each client to develop sophisticated and individualized legal strategies designed to secure the best possible outcome for the employee. The firm’s expertise is in maximizing compensation and injury awards for each client. In our view, this commitment to personal attention is the key to producing benchmark results.
Cailey Afualo, Paralegal
Cailey has worked as a Paralegal for the Litigation team where she assists with Class Action litigation practice since she joined Emery | Reddy in 2022. She has a degree in Sociology from the University of Washington and a Paralegal Certificate from George Mason University. She has been working in the legal field since 2009 and has extensive litigation experience in many practice areas, including Criminal Defense, Patent Prosecution, Patent and IP Litigation, Contract Disputes, Personal Injury, and Government Contracting. Cailey is highly motivated to help right wrongs against clients, dive into the facts of the cases, and strategize with the team on how to accomplish the best outcome. She enjoys traveling, art, boxing, jiu jitsu, and spending time with her two children and their dog, Roosevelt
Stephanie Atencio, Case Manager
Stephanie has been a Case Manager with Emery | Reddy since 2022. Before joining the team, she worked reviewing Medicare appeals. She graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a degree in International Relations. She enjoys hiking, camping, biking, and has recently joined a book club.
Lesley Ballard, Paralegal
Lesley is a Paralegal assisting in Employment matters and has been with Emery | Reddy since 2019, where she began as an Intake Specialist and Paralegal. Before joining the team, Lesley was a Paralegal at a civil litigation firm in San Diego. She began her studies in law with a degree in Political Science from the University of California San Diego and continued with an internship at The Legal Aid Society of San Diego’s Landlord/Tenant clinic.
Stephen Beer, Paralegal
Stephen is a Paralegal with a focus on employment law, wrongful termination, discrimination, and contract law. Since he joined the Emery | Reddy team in 2022, he has brought a safe, enjoyable, and inclusive environment for clients of all identities. He strives to create a myriad of dynamic interpersonal connections with staff and clients in an effort to preserve trust and promote healthy spaces as they navigate life and the complexities of legal matters. Stephen received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Economics with a Minor in Judaic Studies from the University of Michigan. He enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with his friends in and out of the city.
Jennifer Chong, Legal Assistant
Jennifer is a Legal Assistant with nearly two decades of experience in her field. She joined the team at Emery Reddy in 2016 and helps our attorneys with legal research, hearings and mediations, and managing workers’ compensation and employment cases. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, Lucy.
Kati Christopher, Senior Paralegal
Kati joined Emery | Reddy in 2015 and is the team’s most senior paralegal. With 12 years of workers’ compensation expertise, Kati works with our L&I Workers’ Compensation attorneys, legal team, and clients to ensure that each case receives proper care and attention. Kati graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. She enjoys coaching figure skating, traveling, and spending time with her husband and their cat, Cinnamon.
Rebecca Gil, Paralegal
Rebecca has been with Emery | Reddy since the beginning of 2019. She is a paralegal assisting with Employment, Third-Party, and Auto Accident cases. She is currently pursuing a Law degree.
Caleb Lewis, Senior Paralegal
Caleb joined the team at Emery | Reddy in the beginning of 2020. He is a Paralegal who assists with Workers’ Compensation claims. He has a bachelor's degree from Western Washington University.
Alec Mikesell, Paralegal
Alec joined Emery | Reddy in the summer of 2022 as a receptionist and has worked his way through the Intake team to his current position as a Paralegal on the Employment team. He has an affinity for justice, and he enjoys the opportunity to work at a firm that exclusively serves injured workers and employees. His interest in US Labor History led Alec to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in History at Brigham Young University—Idaho. After obtaining his degree, he transplanted to Seattle where he enjoys the nature of the Northwest, as well as creating and appreciating the art of others.
Hunter Mullaly, Case Manager
Hunter is the most senior Case Manager at Emery | Reddy. She has been helping injured workers with their claims since the beginning of 2022. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology with minors in Political Science and Health from Western Oregon University. In her free time, she enjoys coaching softball and relaxing at home.