Our Team


Michael Quillen, partner, grew up near Denver, Colorado. Michael obtained a BA in Philosophy and a minor in business management. He attended Gonzaga University School of Law and graduated with honors.

After graduating from law school, Michael worked at one of the largest insurance-defense litigation firms in Portland, Oregon. He obtained litigation experience and knowledge about how insurance companies evaluate, analyze, and defend claims. After several years of defending clients, Michael realized he wanted to help people that were injured. In 2015, he moved his family to the Tri-Cities area to be closer to his wife’s family and started his own firm, Quillen Law, PS. Michael is licensed to practice law in Washington and Oregon, the Federal District Court of Oregon, and the Federal Court of the Eastern District of Washington.

Michael’s practice is focused on Personal Injury Litigation in Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland, Washington and Hermiston, Pendleton, and Milton-Freewater, Oregon.

Michael is married and has three very active boys. When Michael is not chasing and learning Brazilian jiu-jitsu with his boys, he enjoys the outdoors, a good movie, and watching college sports. 

Michael Quillen - Anderson Law - Personal Injury Attorney

Legal Assistant

Cristal is a bilingual legal assistant and was born and raised in the Tri-Cities. She studied at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Washington. She currently meets with clients for initial consultations and manages cases.

In her spare time she enjoys riding bikes, watching scary movies, dancing with her daughter.


Samanta joined Anderson Law in 2010. She began her career as a receptionist and has worked her way up as a pre-litigation personal injury paralegal.  She is also fluent in Spanish and currently manages the pre-litigation department. She earned her Associates degree in 2017 from Columbia Basin College and a Bachelors degree from Heritage University in the spring of 2020.

In her spare time, Samanta enjoys spending quality time with her family, volunteering around the community, and going on walks.