Paralegal, Tania Reyes-Selden
B.A., Criminal Justice – Seattle University
M.S., Criminal Justice – University of Cincinnati
I grew up in North Seattle before moving to Sumner, WA where I graduated from high school. I also spent each summer in Bakersfield, CA with my father’s side of the family which is second home to me. After contemplating a few other career choices, I realized that the legal field was the right direction for me. I earned a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Seattle University in 2006 and a M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2008. I joined the firm in 2011 after starting my career with the court system in 2006 as a court clerk with King County District Court and then in 2009 as a bailiff to a King County Superior Court Judge. I enjoy the personal level of interaction that working as a family law paralegal gives and the feeling of helping others in an area of life that is so meaningful and important.
Outside of work, I cherish my most important role as a mother to my young son and daughter who have taught me more about love and life than I ever thought possible. I also have a boxer named Lola who is the sweetest, gentlest dog in the world! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, yoga, outdoor & water activities, anything that involves sunshine and/or the beach and working on home decor/projects.
Paralegal, Jason Evans
B.A., Religion – University of Puget Sound
I was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, attended college in Tacoma, Washington and have remained in the Seattle metro area ever since.
I joined the DuBois Cary Law Group (née DuBois Law Firm) in 2007. This is an exciting time to work in family law as our society adapts to changing ideas about identity, relationships, communication, and place. I am particularly proud to support our LGBTQ clients and their families during times of transition. And I am here at DuBois Cary because Amanda and Monica have cultivated a professional environment that is almost literally effervescent with positivity, support and intelligence. (And sometimes puppies.)
I am an avid cook, a member of a local alt-country band, and am learning the ins-and-outs of digital filmmaking. (I should probably read more, exercise regularly, and call my parents more often.) I live in Seattle with my partner and two cats, Fitz and Bruno.
Paralegal, Rachel Nevin
B.A., Social Science – Washington State University
I was born in Western Washington but grew up in Mississippi after my family relocated when I was eight years old. After moving back to Washington over ten years ago with my two children, I went back to school and received a paralegal certificate from Renton Technical College, an Associate’s degree in criminal justice from Bellevue College, and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science with an emphasis on psychology and criminal justice from WSU. As soon as I started working in the field of family law I fell in love with the personal element of helping real people with real problems. I have enjoyed a career in family law ever since, and have been a family law paralegal for eight years. I remain a passionate advocate for my clients as they work through what is often one of the most difficult times in their lives.
Outside of work, my focus is on my two teenage kids, and our 11 year old Boston Terrier/Pug mix, Pepper. My son is a talented athlete who keeps our social calendar full with his games; my daughter is a great writer and author. I couldn’t be more proud of them. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, taking walks, and watching The Golden Girls.
Paralegal, Kimberly Nichols
B.S., Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology – Central WA University
M.S., Administration of Justice – University of Phoenix
PhD, Law and Public Policy – Walden University
Title 26 GAL Training
Family law has always been my passion. It allows me to help people at the hardest time of their lives.
Experiencing the separation of a family and the ones you love, a lifestyle you are accustomed to is difficult no matter the circumstances.
I was raised by a single mother and personally lived the separation of family. While humbling, it motivated me to reach out to young women, teen mothers and disadvantaged populations. With a passion for working with disadvantaged populations I published a book “Silent Success,” that I use for public speaking engagements and advocacy with young adults.
I have accomplished everything I set out to do in life. I started with the King County Prosecutors Office while attending college in 2005. After a few years I decided that private practice would allow me to be more creative in advocacy and be me. I enjoy the personal experiences of working with people at the most challenging times of their lives.
Outside of work, I like to “enjoy life,” the simple things. I enjoy most spending time with family, sports, travel, writing and just making memories.
Legal Assistant, Rebecca Leonard
B.A., Psychology & English – Seattle University
I was raised in Boise, Idaho, and came to Seattle for my undergraduate at Seattle University. While there, I fell in love with the community and Pacific Northwest and decided to stay in Seattle after graduation. I spent several years working for the nonprofit, Childhaven, before coming to DuBois Cary Law Group. I enjoy working in family law and continuing to advocate for families.
In my free time I like to cook, travel, and listen to podcasts.
Law Clerk, Frey Wormus
J.D. Expected December 2019
I was inspired to go to law school after my own divorce and from my experience providing emotional support to close friends as they navigated through the disruption divorce brings to one’s life. Motivated by the desire to help people have a better experience, I enrolled at Seattle University’s School of Law with a Presidential scholarship. At S.U. Law, I have received the CALI Excellence for the Future award for my work in Legal Writing and Community Property, and I am poised to graduate among the top of my class.
My desire to help people in distress over family law matters led me to work as an intern for two family law programs at the King County Bar Association and to take the King County Dispute Resolution Center’s intensive mediation training. I am thrilled to join the team at DuBois Cary as a Law Clerk while I finish earning my J.D. I believe passionately that life should be beautiful and joyous on the other side of divorce; with compassion and empathy, I want to help people get there. I understand the pain and fear that can accompany facing the unknown – especially with children, and I know first-hand the importance of maintaining stability, civility, and crafting parenting plans that will truly be best for the children.
Becoming an attorney is an exciting change of careers for me. After earning a B.A. in Dance from Connecticut College, my earlier days were spent managing, choreographing, performing and touring with a modern dance company and working as a Finance Manager for non-profit arts organizations.
When not working or in school, I enjoy cooking, hiking, skiing, jumping into Lake Washington all times of year, and whatever it takes to keep up with my incredible teenage son, my fantastically supportive partner, and his three amazing kids.