Leslie Salakory, Paralegal

Leslie M. Salakory


Leslie provides paralegal support to the attorneys of Elizabeth Christy Law Firm as they work towards achieving the best results for their clients. She understands the lasting impact that a Family Law proceeding will have on each client’s life and is dedicated to handling every case in a respectful and supportive manner.

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Victor Guzman


His knowledge and understanding are valuable in his commitment to help our clients through their difficult times. Victor is also a Spanish Certified Interpreter and Translator providing support to our Spanish speaking clients. Victor is the recipient of the Alliance for Equal Justice Award for his dedication to equal justice for all

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Jake Whiston

Law Office Administrator

Before joining Elizabeth Christy Law Firm in 2019, Jake found himself in occupations that encouraged thoroughness, compassion, and creativity. Jake’s transition to the legal field, however, came after working closely with developmentally disabled adults for over a decade—a career that instilled ethics, patience, and empathy.

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Patrick Hendricks

Paralegal / Administrator

Since receiving an Associates of Applied Sciences in Paralegal Studies, Patrick has worked specifically in the area of family law. His experience includes complicated litigation in the areas of divorce, child custody, and parenting time in multiple Oregon counties. Patrick prides himself on the relationships he establishes with clients, attorneys, and other professionals. He understands that every case is unique and requires a team effort to achieve the best result possible.

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Mariah Mantzke

Mariah Mantzke

Administrative Assistant

Mariah has been impassioned about providing access to justice to all people since she was a child, and plans to advance her career by becoming an attorney. With an interest in Human Rights and International Relations, Mariah lives life with empathy and understanding, something she applies to her work at Elizabeth Christy Law Firm.

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Wendy Murray


Before joining Elizabeth Christy Law Firm in 2019, Wendy worked in several practice areas including criminal defense, employment law, and personal injury. However, she attributes her time working with an attorney for the Clark County Therapeutic Courts as a catalyst for her passion in family law and helping families in crisis.

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Carolyn Navarro


Carolyn joined Elizabeth Christy Law Firm as an administrator in 2019. At Elizabeth Christy Law Firm, Carolyn enjoys all aspects of the law office. She prides herself on being understanding to the feelings and needs of our clients as they face difficult times, all while assisting them with the achievement of their goals.

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Katie Bourget


Katie joined the team at Elizabeth Christy Law firm as a paralegal in 2019. For the last 11 years, she’s been working in family law, probate, and personal injury. At Elizabeth Christy Law Firm, Katie loves working with clients and helping them through difficult situations with empathy and understanding.

Prior to her relocation to Portland, Katie served on the board of a local non-profit, serving children and families in her hometown.

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Phillip Wenzel


Phillip joined ECLF in 2020 with over ten years of prior experience in family law and estate planning in Oregon and Washington. He has dedicated his career to guiding and empowering individuals through the often stressful and difficult divorce and custody process. Outside the office, Phillip is an avid rock climber and percussionist. He lives in Beaverton with his wife of over 10 years, and their Boston terrier, Louis.

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Julia Skow


Julia joins Elizabeth Christy Law Firm in 2020 with three years of focused family law experience within Clark and Cowlitz County. Prior to beginning a career as paralegal, she obtained her Bachelor’s in History at Washington State University. Julia’s passion for history led her to seek a Master’s degree from Ohio University but after being offered a paralegal position in Vancouver, WA, she made her way home and has not looked back.

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