Our Team

Focused on Relationships, Communication and Dedication

Erik Halverson

Managing Attorney

Erik is a serial entrepreneur. He is heavily involved on the front lines of the cannabis industry, having been introduced to the industry during the legalization phase in Colorado and following this up with providing business counsel to the top retailers and producer/processors in Washington State. Clients value Erik for his sense of strategy, diplomacy and willingness to jump into the trenches with them to improve their businesses.

Erik has a long track record of pro-bono public legal service, gaining him recognition in both Colorado and Washington states, including the 2014 Pro Bono Attorney of the year award for the Colorado legal aid project. Erik has also been a repeat speaker on the cannabis industry, presenting both in 2016 and 2017 for the National Business Institute continued legal education on Marijuana Law.

Successful representation has included the settlement of over a million dollars worth of injury cases through trial work and settlement, and dozens of bench trials.

In the marijuana law practice, Erik has assisted in rehabilitating numerous retail and producer operations, obtaining licenses for clients, and navigating the complex and often frustrating regulations that the industry is tied to. Erik has a particular interest in drafting creative contracts to serve client’s specialized needs.

Claudia Donaldson

Attorney & Counselor at Law

With Claudia, it’s personal. She gets to know her clients and their needs. Whether it’s a short-term document matter, long-term litigation needs or ongoing business and personal legal issues, Claudia’s clients always receive her detailed and personal attention. She doesn’t work on many cases at a time, focusing on the areas where her passion lies and where her clients have seen the best results. She is currently licensed in Texas, and her application to the Washington State Bar is pending.

A Texas Trial Lawyer since 2003, Claudia served individuals and small businesses in West Texas until she moved to Seattle in 2015.  After a civil general practice in Midland, Texas, Claudia now focuses on Personal Injury, Probate, Employment Law, and matters of Small Business.  “Paperless & Virtual” was her goal long before it was a thing. A lifetime as a legal secretary and administrative assistant before going to law school gives her patience and intensity with an ability to translate between all levels of clients and the legal system.

Claudia currently serves as legal consultant to Erik Halverson’s law firm in Normandy Park. She assists his team with Personal Injury, Probate and Small Business matters. Stay tuned for Washington State practice areas when her licensing is complete. Her Texas practice is currently limited to Personal Injury.

A graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D. (2003, magna cum laude), Claudia also earned a Master of Arts in English (University of Texas of the Permian Basin).  Her proudest academic achievements were at the University of Texas at Arlington (B.A., 1993, magna cum laude).

Claudia passionately served as a founding officer of the Permian Basin Trial Lawyers Association (2008-2015), and she adored her ten years with TEXAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION.

An avid hiker and trail runner, Claudia’s motto is: Let’s Go Outside!

Member: Washington Trails Association wta.org; Seattle Lady Lawyers Meetup.

Volunteer: Seattle King County Clinic.

 

Committed and steadfast support

Halverson Law Group is driven by a client-first approach, where award-winning attorneys are dedicated to fighting for businesses large and small. As regulations change and growing businesses confront new legal obstacles, Halverson Law Group is committed to being a steadfast ally. Our legal knowledge gives you the strength to protect and grow your business. We provide strong and deeply knowledgeable business counsel so you can focus on what matter most.

Isabel Harmon

Paralegal/Office Lead

Isabel is currently the Paralegal and Office Lead for Halverson Law Group. Her role within the firm is to assist the attorneys as well as manage the staff to ensure everything is running efficiently. Isabel has her Associates of Arts from Bellevue College, and will be receiving her Associates in Paralegal Studies in December of 2017. In her spare time she enjoys camping, horseback riding, hiking, and spending time with her friends and family.

Nicole Cruz

Office Manager

Nicole is one of our newest members. She is the Office Manager of our firm, responsible for the organization and coordinating of our firm’s daily operations. Prior to joining the firm, Nicole has gained multiple skills in the aviation industry. She is a four-year Navy veteran, having served successful missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. Nicole is a native of Guam and has lived in the Pacific Northwest for the past five years. She has completed her Associate in Business at South Seattle College and currently working on her Bachelors in Business Management through Western Governors University. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog, Milo.

Jeng Ya Chen

Legal Research Lead

Jenny graduated from UCLA School of Law in 2017. She works closely with Erik, Claudia, and Isabel on various legal matters from Administrative Appeals to business formation. During her time at UCLA, she served as article editor for the Pacific Basin Law Journal. Passionate about small businesses, she teamed up with a friend from law school to represent a medical startup and was awarded First Place in the Lowell Milken Institute-Sandler Prize for New Entrepreneurs. In her spare time she enjoys playing frisbee with her jr terrier, Scoots.

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19655 First Ave South, Suite 106
Normandy Park, WA 98148