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Everett, Washington accident & injury law firm

  • Accident & Injury
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Family Law
  • Employment & Labor
  • Estate & Trust
  • Real Estate
  • Criminal Defense

We're an AV rated Snohomish County law firm. Our members and former members have been helping people in Everett and the Snohomish community since 1969.

Our Attorneys

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Joel Nichols

I'm Joel Nichols, and I help individuals in employment, injury, construction, and criminal cases.

I’m Joel Nichols and I’m a partner in the Deno Millikan Law Firm, PLLC. My practice focuses primarily on employment law, personal injury, family law, and criminal defense. I also enjoy advising small businesses on a variety of transactional and employment-related matters.

In 2002, I joined the Deno Millikan Law Firm. Throughout my legal career, I have been an active member of what is now called the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), and I was Chair of the Employment Section in 2005. I have been a featured speaker on employment issues at numerous seminars, and have served as a part-time Administrative Law Judge with the State of Washington Office of Administrative Hearings.

When not practicing law, I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter. I’m a lifelong music fan, with tastes ranging from Johnny Cash to Frank Zappa. I’ve also had a lifelong passion for the outdoors, having hiked hundreds of miles in the Cascades and Rocky Mountains since my youth.

  • B.A.
    University of Washington
    1988
  • J.D.
    Seattle University School of Law
    1992
  • BV Rated
    Martindale-Hubbell
    2005 - 2005
  • Certificate - Standardized Field Sobriety Test Ins
    LaPier & Associates
    2009 - 2009
  • Certificate - Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
    LaPier & Associates
    2006 - 2006
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James Pautler

My name is Jim Pautler. I am a partner in the Deno Millikan Law Firm, and love the practice of law, particularly here in Snohomish County.

I am a partner in the Deno Millikan Law Firm, and love the practice of law, particularly here in Snohomish County. I grew up in Walla Walla, a small community similar to Snohomish County. I worked on my uncle’s farm during the summers, and at age 18, left the small town life for the University of Washington. After leaving school, I worked for a variety of employers, from small family businesses to Fortune 500 companies. I’ve been to 48 out of 50 states, and many foreign countries. In the midst of my business travel, I managed to raise two sons.

In my law practice today, I find I continually draw from my broad background, especially my business experience. Not only does this give me insight into what my clients are experiencing, it helps me to analyze their legal issues and propose effective real-world solutions. Often I find that my clients appreciate the fact that I’ve walked in their shoes.

  • J.D.
    Seattle University School of Law
    2005
  • Member
    Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    2008 - 2010
  • Member
    Snohomish County Bar Association
    2008 - 2010
  • Board Member
    Snohomish County Legal Services
    2010 - 2155
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Kent Millikan

I’m a senior partner in the Deno Millikan Law Firm, and I’ve practiced law since 1968. I have had a lifelong interest in giving of my time to my community,

I’m a senior partner in the Deno Millikan Law Firm, and I’ve practiced law since 1968. My experiences in life and the law have given me judgment about issues and cases that can only be gained by years of experience representing clients in and out of the courtroom.

I have years of experience as a trial lawyer representing clients with serious personal injury cases. I have represented individuals in complex divorce and family law cases, in contentious probate issues, and in complex business matters and real estate. With this experience, I feel that whatever legal problem you may have, I, or other members of this firm, can provide you with our best efforts to win or solve your problems.

I have had a lifelong interest in giving of my time to my community, as well as maintaining the integrity of the law and the Bar Association.

  • B.A.
    Oberlin College
    1965
  • J.D.
    College of William and Mary
    1968
  • BV Rated
    Martindale-Hubbell
    2014 - 2014
  • Pro Bono Publico Commendation
    Washington State Bar Association
    2007 - 2007
  • Golden Gavel Award
    Snohomish County Bar Association
    1987 - 1987
  • Member
    Washington State Bar Association
    1970 - 2155
  • Member
    Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association
    1986 - 2155
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Brian Dale

I’m a senior partner of Deno Millikan Law Firm. I graduated in 1976 from the University of Washington with a BA, magna cum laude in political science.

I’m a senior partner of Deno Millikan Law Firm. I grew up in Seattle and graduated in 1976 from the University of Washington with a BA, magna cum laude in political science.

I then attended and graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 1979. I started my career as lawyer with Jim Deno and Kent Millikan in 1979 and have lived in Everett for over thirty years. My practice focus is employment and labor law, personal injury, business and real estate litigation.

I’ve served as an arbitrator for the Snohomish County Superior Court and Washington State Bar Association, superior court judge pro tem, and as a volunteer pro bono attorney for Snohomish County Legal Services. In addition to published appellate cases, I recently contributed the chapter “Overview of Employment Discrimination” to the Washington Employment Law Deskbook, 2d Ed., WSAJ (2010).

My wife and I have three sons in college who are away (mostly) from home, so we have time now for hiking and skiing.

  • B.A.
    University of Washington
    1976
  • J.D.
    University of Washington School of Law
    1979
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Christopher Stahnke

Although I have extensive experience handling all of the various aspects of criminal law, I'm working for a firm that has diverse clients and diverse expertise.

After graduation I sought out and obtained trial experience, first with the Snohomish County Public Defender Association, and then with the King County Prosecuting Attorneys office as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney working in the District Court Unit and the Drug Diversion Court. If you have a traffic, DUI, or criminal case, I am probably the guy that you want to see.

Although I have extensive experience handling all of the various aspects of criminal law, I am working for a firm that has diverse clients and diverse expertise. I am finding that my legal practice and experience is expanding rapidly to include family law, employment law and other areas of civil litigation. I am finding that I have a particular interest in assisting clients involved in matters where they are accused of a crime related to family law, such as Domestic Violence Criminal Charges or Civil Protection Orders.

  • B.A.
    University of Washington
    2002
  • J.D.
    Seattle University School of Law
    2007
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Stephanie Petersen

Trial lawyer working in a variety of legal areas that may require a skilled negotiator or advocate at trial: divorces, personal injury, and business problems.

I am a partner at Deno Millikan Law Firm, PLLC. I’m a trial lawyer, and I use my legal skills to help my clients in a broad variety of cases. I’ve been honored by the Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon by serving as Note and Comment Editor of the Willamette Law Review.

My work as a trial lawyer encompasses a variety of legal areas, most of which may require a skilled negotiator or advocate at trial. Complex divorces, personal injury cases, and difficult commercial and business problems occupy the bulk of my legal time.
However, we live in a community that has a lot of non-trial problems, involving leases, contracts, land disputes, and all sorts of other problems. Helping my clients solve their weighty problems is one of my favorite parts of the legal profession.

I always knew that I would return to Everett after finishing law school, to raise my family here. I love being able to share the same things with my daughter that I enjoyed as a kid.

  • J.D.
    Willamette University College of Law
    1995
  • B.A.
    University of Washington
    1991
  • Attorney of the Year
    Snohomish County Bar Association
    2013 - 2013
  • BV Rating
    Martindale-Hubbell
    2010 - 2010
  • Superlawyer
    Washington Law & Politics
    2003 - 2003
  • Member
    Snohomish County Bar Association
    1995 - 2155
  • Note and Comment Editor
    Willamette Law Review
    1993 - 1995
  • Vice President
    Snohomish County Bar Association
    2011 - 2011
  • Trustee
    Snohomish County Bar Association
    2010 - 2013
  • President
    Snohomish County Bar Association
    2012 - 2012
  • Chair
    Washington State Association for Justice Snohomish
    2013 - 2155
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Jennifer Gogert

I am a strong, but caring advocate for my clients. I take my role as Lawyer and Counselor seriously as we struggle through the complex issues.

I am a strong, but caring advocate for my clients. I take my role as “Lawyer and Counselor” seriously as we struggle through the complex issues. I have a good reputation and believe I am usually successful as a litigator, or in negotiation for a beneficial settlement for my clients.

My practice is guided by the idea that my clients are, and must be in charge of their own lives. I try to help them focus on improving their future by making good decisions when stress may overcome good judgment, and to make wise decisions for the rest of their lives as the disputes of marriage are resolved.

When I am away from the courtroom and the practice of law, I just enjoy my time with my husband and daughter, and our 3 dogs. We, the five of us, love hiking together, and I love gardening, reading, cooking and knitting, when, and if I have any spare time.

  • B.A.
    Whitman College
    1997
  • J.D.
    Willamette University College of Law
    2001
Deno Millikan Law Firm, PLLC
3411 Colby Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
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