It is with excitement, gratitude, and blended feelings that we announce the retirement of one of our most tenured and devoted employees. Jenny Brumfield has been a Legal Assistant and now Paralegal for over twenty years with our firm. Jenny has decided that the time to retire has arrived.

Jenny arrived at our firm from Chickasha, Oklahoma as a Legal Assistant, and was later promoted to Paralegal handling large and small litigation matters, real estate and business transactions, estate planning, and maintaining our clients’ corporate records.

Jenny’s contributions to our firm cannot be overlooked or understated, but most significant are the valued friendships that all of us at Chmelik Sitkin & Davis have made with Jenny. It is a privilege to call her our teammate and an honor to be her friend.

Please join us in wishing Jenny the best in the next stages of her excursions in life, wherever they may lead.


~Promotions and a New Teammate

We are excited to announce new promotions within our team and a new team member.

Kayla Blue has worked for the firm as a temporary summer employee, our full-time receptionist, and a legal assistant before her recent promotion to a paralegal position. Kayla will continue to work with Katherine Deets in Estate Planning, Probate, Public Records, and Corporate formation matters. Kayla has a degree in Paralegal Studies from Whatcom Community College. Kayla can be reached at 360.306.3006 and kblue@chmelik.com.

Sara Sweetin has also been promoted to a paralegal position. Sara will continue to work with Frank Chmelik. Sara’s paralegal work will be in the areas of Real Estate and Business Transactions, Land Use and Environmental, and Community Associations matters. Sara recently earned her bachelor’s degree in Business from Western Governors University. Before Sara joined Chmelik Sitkin & Davis as a legal assistant, Sara was a legal assistant at a Bellingham criminal defense law firm. Sara can be reached at ssweetin@chmelik.com and 360.306.3002.

New to our team of legal assistants is Abby Morgan. Abby is a recent graduate of Western Washington University with a degree in Business Management. Abby will be working with Principals Holly Stafford and Les Reardanz (R. Adm. Naval JAG Reserve). Abby can be reached at amorgan@chmelik.com and 360.306.3002.