Brian Anderson, managing partner, was born and raised in Sunnyside, Washington. After graduating in 2001 with a degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University, he moved to Houston, Texas, to work for Exxon Mobil Corporation. Brian attended the University of Houston Law Center at night for 3 1/2 years and received his Juris Doctorate in 2006. Brian returned to Washington in 2007 and began a solo law practice.
From 2008-2010, Brian was a partner with attorney Gloria Ochoa and was managing partner of Ochoa Anderson PLLC. For two years, Gloria and Brian’s firm focused on personal injury and criminal defense law. In 2010, after Gloria moved to Spokane, Washington, the law firm was renamed to Anderson Law PLLC, with a sole focus on personal injury law. Brian is a member of the Washington and Oregon bars and is licensed to practice in Federal Court in the Eastern District of Washington.
Ned Stratton, partner, grew up in the North Seattle (Edmonds – Lynnwood) area. Ned received an associate’s degree from a small college in Idaho (political science emphasis), and an engineering degree and a business administration degree from Utah State University. Between his bachelor’s degrees and law school he started a few different businesses with varying degrees of success and tried his hand at real estate. Ned was a successful real estate agent for over 4 years and he currently has a Washington State Brokers License. Ned attended the University of Idaho, where he received a Juris Doctorate degree and graduated near the top of his class. Ned has past experience in many different areas of the law from patent prosecution, real estate, family law, litigation, and personal injury. Following law school, Ned decided to return home to Washington (but not the wet side), having family in the Tri-Cities Washington Area, and having lived in the Tri-Cities area for a short time as a child, the Tri-Cities was a perfect fit for him and his family. Ned is a husband and father of 4 children.
Ned’s current practice is focused on Personal Injury Litigation in the Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland Areas. He is a member of the Washington State Bar and licensed to practice before the USPTO and in Federal Court in the Eastern District of Washington. Effective February 2012, Ned is a partner at Anderson Law.
Candelaria Murillo, associate, was born and raised in Sunnyside, Washington. After graduating from Sunnyside High School she moved to Spokane, WA to continue her education. She graduated from Gonzaga University in 2001 with a major in political science. She then graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2004. She started her career at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Seattle, WA and then moved to the Tri-Cities in 2005 and worked at Columbia Legal Services as a staff attorney for over a decade. She has a rich legal history in serving communities who face injustice and poverty.
Candelaria’s current practice is focused on Personal Injury in the Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland areas. Candelaria is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Benton-Franklin Bar Association, and is licensed to practice in Federal Court in the Eastern District of Washington.
In her spare time, Candelaria enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching sports, and trying new food.
Alma is a bilingual assistant, born and raised in the Tri-Cities. She studied Graphic Design in Portland, Oregon in 2009 before taking the next 9 years to travel worldwide. She now meets with clients for initial consultations and manages cases.
In her spare time she enjoys running, yoga, reading and napping.
Diane Austin, Litigation Paralegal, has provided services to others working in the legal field for four decades. She spent 13 of those years at the Benton County Superior Court Clerk’s Office working in the courtroom, as well as with court documents and assisting the public with community resources. Diane enjoys being client-focused, proficient and professional. She is semi-retired and enjoys spending her spare time in her bird-friendly garden growing herbs, berries and grapes, traveling, helping senior citizens and playing with her dog, Sugar Ray, a boxer-mix.
Jazmin A. Santacruz (Hallowell), is a Spanish speaking legal assistant with Anderson Law. Jazmin has worked in the legal field for over 5 years and plans to pursue a degree in business administration. She is currently attending Columbia Basin College to finish her Associates Degree. She assists the attorneys in pre-litigation case management and with litigation cases –primarily cases in arbitration.
In her spare time, Jazmin enjoys traveling with her family, serving around the community, trying new exciting activities –white water rafting, hang gliding, zip lining, etc., and attending community events.
Josie Kiepke has been a legal assistant for Anderson Law since 2013. She received her Associates of Art from Columbia Basin College in 2015 and is currently pursuing her Bachelors in psychology from WSU Tri-Cities.
She assists the attorneys with the non-litigation processes of each client’s case.
During her spare time, she enjoys hiking in the Columbia River Gorge, traveling, and volunteering within the community.
Samanta Jimenez is a Spanish speaking legal assistant with Anderson Law. Samanta has worked in the legal field for over 5 and a half years and plans to pursue a degree in the legal field. She is currently attending Columbia Basin College finishing her Associates Degree. She assists the attorneys from the intake process to preparing a case for negotiations.
In her spare time, Samanta enjoys spending quality time with her family, volunteering around the community, baking and going on road trips.
Suzy Castro, is a Spanish speaking legal assistant at Anderson Law. She has worked in the legal field for a little over a year assisting the attorneys from the intake process to preparing cases for negotiations. She is currently training to assist with the litigation processes.
In her spare time, Suzy enjoys spending quality time with her family, doing outdoor activities, playing with her 3 dogs, and volunteering around the community.