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Paralegals & Staff

Laury McGinnis
Alyson Hocket
Suellen  Carman
Lori Seals
Lené Jordan
Charlene Zuckerman
Brenda Stephens
Kate Balog
Ginny Shaw
Linda Moyer
Debbie Lutz
Casey Grimes
Marty Bokum-Anderson
Kathy Coosaia
Charles F. Wooden

Laury McGinnis was born, raised and educated in Denver, Colorado. She moved to Jackson, Wyoming in 1981, and has worked for The Spence Law Firm since 1984. For the last thirteen years, she has worked as Gerry Spence's executive assistant. ...  Read More

Alyson grew up in a U.S. Navy family and has lived all over the United States, including Alaska.  She attended college at Washington State University before moving to Wyoming in 1976.  She worked for local town and county governments prior to moving into the legal field.  Alyson joined the Spence Law Firm in 1987 as a legal assistant and is committed to making sure each client's voice is heard.  When she is not working at the firm, Alyson helps her husband with their family grocery store.  She and her family enjoy taking advantage of the many outdoor activities that Wyoming has to offer as well as traveling abroad. ...  Read More

Suellen Carman earned a degree in sociology from the University of Colorado and went on to receive her Master's degree in library science from Syracuse University.  Prior to joining the Spence Law firm in 2002, Suellen did social history investigations for capital murder cases.  She has also worked as a reference librarian and a small business owner for many years.  Suellen is a paralegal member of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association.  She works as a paralegal for J. Douglas McCalla and Emily R. Rankin. ...  Read More

Lori Seals has been with The Spence Law Firm since 2001.  She has worked as a professional legal assistant for over thirty years, including many years working with district attorneys and plaintiff law firms.  Today, she works as a paralegal with Kent W. Spence.  Lori has two grown children, and four grandchildren.  Lori and her husband live on a small ranch in Alpine, Wyoming.  In her spare time, she loves gardening, riding horses, hunting and spoiling her grandkids. ...  Read More

Lené Jordan entered the legal field in 1992, spending the first eight years in a general practice law office focused on family law and construction disputes.  Before joining The Spence Law Firm, Lene did a short stint as a flight attendant, after which she worked at a start-up computer software company providing electronic clinical medical information to rural physicians.  In 2000, she accepted a position at The Spence Law Firm, and today she works as a paralegal for R. Daniel Fleck.  Lené is a certified paralegal. ...  Read More

Charlene Zuckerman began her legal career as a municipal and federal law enforcement officer in Madison, Wisconsin and Grand Teton National Park. She joined Gerry Spence’s trial team as an investigator in 1983.  As a member of the National Association of Legal Investigators since 1987, she became a certified legal investigator in 1989.  She is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.  Her education includes an associate degree from Madison AT College.  She also attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wyoming.  After time away from the firm, she rejoined in 2006 as a paralegal/investigator with G. Bryan Ulmer, III. ...  Read More

Brenda Stephens graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in English.  She then attended and graduated from the Shirley Baker Court Reporting Institute of Houston, after which she worked as a court reporter in Texas for five years.  She went on to serve as the Jefferson County District Attorney’s paralegal for six years in Beaumont, Texas.  Brenda moved to Wyoming in 2007 and now works as a paralegal for Robert A. Krause.  Brenda has two daughters and two grandchildren.  She and her husband enjoy Wyoming’s outdoors activities, such as hiking, biking, fishing and cross-country skiing. ...  Read More

Kate joined the Spence Law Firm in 2006 as a legal assistant in the potential case department and completed her paralegal course through Chicago State.  She now assists Mel Orchard.  Kate attended Tulane University in New Orleans, majored in English and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1995.  After graduating, she spent ten years in San Francisco working as a production manager for several global retailers.  Away from the firm, Kate enjoys spending time with her husband, baby boy and golden retriever. ...  Read More

Ginny Shaw is the voice on the other end of the phone when you call The Spence Law Firm. She has worked as the firm’s receptionist for the last three years. Ginny is originally from Utah and moved to Jackson, Wyoming in 2006.  When not working, Ginny and her husband Joe, enjoy spending time with their family, the great outdoors of Wyoming and traveling. ...  Read More

Linda Moyer is originally from Southern California. She has been in the Jackson area since 1979. She joined The Spence Law Firm in 1982, and has been the accounting manager for the last twenty years, administering the financial details inherent in the firm's operations and cases.  Linda and her husband, Bill, enjoy horseback riding, fly fishing and boating. ...  Read More

Debbie Lutz, a Wyoming native, joined The Spence Law Firm team in 2000.  She was first the communication specialist and now works in the accounting dept and as support staff to the Attorneys

Debbie is the mother of one and along with her husband also owns and operates a small business in Jackson.   ...  Read More

Karen (Casey) Grimes graduated from Sheridan High School in Sheridan, Wyoming. She attended Sheridan College and then worked for two years in Washington, D.C. before moving to Jackson in 1972. Casey joined the Spence Law Firm in 1992 as an office assistant and member of the legal support team. She has completed paralegal course work through Online Legal Studies. Casey has three grown children, two daughters and a son. When not working, she enjoys her horses and skiing. ...  Read More

Marty Anderson moved to Jackson in 1978 and has worked for The Spence Law Firm since 1982 in the accounting office. She is married to Larry Anderson and has two grown children – Joseph and Kelley. She enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors. ...  Read More

Kathy Coosaia graduated with a degree in management from Michigan State University in 1987.  Through the Oakland University Graduate Program, she obtained her paralegal certification in 1995.  For three years, she worked as a paralegal at Ford Motor Company in their Discovery Department - Class Actions.  Kathy moved to Wyoming in 1998 and joined the Spence Law Firm but only for a short time.  From 2002-2008, Kathy was the Advance Lead for Vice President Dick Cheney’s staff in Jackson, Wyoming, where she coordinated his local visits for six years.  She returned to the Spence Law Firm in 2009 and currently manages the potential-case department within the firm.   ...  Read More

Charles F. Wooden is the senior staff investigator for the Spence Law Firm in Jackson, Wyoming.  He has been a member of the firm since 1986.  He has investigated and researched thousands of personal injury, products liability and wrongful death cases.  He has conducted countless oil and gas mining investigations, spanning from defective well-service products to explosions from methane gas.  Chuck is a top secret expert international automobile detective.  ...  Read More

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