Welcome Lisa M. Gilmore

Skellenger Bender is delighted to announce that Lisa M. Gilmore has joined the firm as a Principal in our Family Law Group. With 28 years of family law practice, Lisa brings a remarkable wealth of…

Welcome Judge Beth M. Andrus (ret.)

Skellenger Bender is pleased to announce that Judge Beth M. Andrus (ret.), an award-winning jurist, has rejoined the firm as Of Counsel. After 21 years in private practice—15 as a partner at Skellenger Bender—Judge Andrus…

2023 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Skellenger Bender congratulates our 2023 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars honorees! Left to right: Peder Punsalan-Teigen**, Raegen Rasnic*, Peter Offenbecher*, Rita Bender*, Cynthia Buhr*, Elizabeth Hershman-Greven*, Charles Newton*, and Caleb O. Bonm** (*Selected to Super…

Skellenger Bender Welcomes Attorney Christina Robinson

The firm is thrilled to welcome Christina Robinson as an associate with the Family Law Practice Group. Christina is experienced working with children and families in both the civil and criminal legal system, and has…

Case Update in Tingley v. Ferguson

On January 23, 2023, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied Plaintiff-Appellant Brian Tingley’s petition for rehearing en banc of its prior decision, wherein the appellate court had affirmed a District Court for the Western…

Announcing Our New Principal Attorneys

We are very proud to announce that Jennifer Wellman and Peder Punsalan-Teigen have each been promoted to role of Principal attorney with the firm. Their dedication to providing exceptional, professional, and compassionate legal representation, as…

Firm Attorneys Recognized as 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Skellenger Bender, P.S. is pleased to announce that nine of our attorneys have been included on the 2022 Washington State Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists!  Charles Newton, Cynthia Buhr, Elizabeth Hershman-Greven, Raegen Rasnic, Rita…

LLLT Joshua Dawson Joins Skellenger Bender

We are thrilled to announce that Joshua Dawson, Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) and paralegal, has joined our Family Law Group! Josh has provided stellar, common sense family law services since 2007. As a LLLT,…

Skellenger Bender Welcomes Attorney Elizabeth Mount Penner

We are pleased to welcome attorney Elizabeth Mount Penner to our Family Law Group. Elizabeth is a talented and experienced litigator with a background in family law and criminal defense. She is a practical and…