The Heart of Estate Planning: Marissa’s Dedication to Client Support

The desire to help others is a common characteristic shared among estate planning professionals nationwide. Everyone who works or has worked in our office has the same goal of helping members of our community get their estate planning needs handled and maintained. They work diligently to ensure every client and prospective client has all the information and guidance they need to make the best decisions for themselves and their families going forward. Our estate planning assistant, Marissa, is committed to this goal and continues to go above and beyond to assist everyone she meets.

Marissa joined our team this past October after graduating with a degree in political science with a concentration in public policy and law. She hadn’t always perceived a future in law, but that all changed when she was attending Seattle Pacific University during the pandemic. Marissa started to pay more attention to current events taking place on her campus and around the country, making her realize just how much law and public policy impact and influence the lives of every American.

After graduating with her degree, Marissa moved back to her hometown in California to be closer to  family and get some firsthand experience in a legal office. Marissa interviewed with us, and we knew she would be the perfect fit for our team.

In just a few short months, Marissa has proven to be a strong source of support and assistance to her coworkers and clients. She’ll wear many hats as she jumps from project to project, helping anywhere she can. From scheduling consultations to answering client questions pertaining to their estate plans, Marissa can do it all — with the hope that she can do even more in the future. After gaining some experience with our office, Marissa has goals to attend law school and become a full-fledged lawyer. In her free time, Marissa loves to relax and enjoy the company of her family.

We’re thrilled to have Marissa on our team and can’t wait to see what’s next on her professional journey!


Andrea Shoup