Attorneys and Staff
Lorena Reynolds, Attorney
Lorena graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a degree in Philosophy. She obtained her law degree from the UCLA School of Law in 1997. During law school, she interned at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office in the Hard Core Gang Unit and worked at Protection and Advocacy, Inc. as a law clerk representing children and young adults with disabilities in administrative hearings, as well as providing litigation support on individual and class action law suits.
Lorena has been in private practice in Corvallis since 2004. She specializes in family law, victims’ rights, and children’s issues. She is the 2006 recipient of the Mary Zelinka Advocate for Social Justice Award for her dedication to stopping domestic and sexual violence. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence, having served as the agency’s President, Treasurer, and as Chair of many committees since 2000.
In 1997, Lorena was hired by Oregon Legal Services, which is now known as Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO), as an AmeriCorps attorney. Stationed in Ontario, Oregon, she spent a year representing low-income survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. In 1998, she was hired as a Staff Attorney for the Albany Regional Office of LASO. For the next six years, she represented low-income clients in a variety of areas, including family law, special education, and administrative hearings. She represented clients at hundreds of hearings and trials and handled many appeals on impact cases. She also worked on legislative committees and statewide task forces, representing the interests of impoverished Oregonians and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
In private practice her cases focus on family law and victims’ rights. She is a trained mediator and has served on the Linn County Arbitration Panel since 2004.
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Liz Carle, Attorney
Liz Carle advises and litigates in the area of family, juvenile, and criminal law. She seeks long-term solutions that will best serve her clients’ legal interests by employing conscientious, attentive, strategic, and assertive techniques. Her professional background includes over 20 years as a criminal attorney; making her extremely experienced in understanding how the court system operates.
Liz’s extensive knowledge of the criminal trial and litigation system is advantageous in many family law matters, especially those where criminal allegations are pending, or domestic violence is alleged and protection orders are being sought. This legal know-how and courtroom experience allows her to develop and implement winning litigation strategies.
Liz believes in direct and frequent contact with her clients. She recognizes that clear client communication is the best means to achieve a positive outcome. Her personal philosophy is to attempt to resolve cases as expeditiously as possible so that her clients can move forward with their lives. She is not anxious to engage in a court battle, but she is very qualified and competent to do so in those instances where a court appearance or trial is necessary.
Liz graduated over 25 years ago from the University of California at San Diego and then studied and graduated from the University of Oregon Law School. While at the U of O Law School, she tried several jury and bench trials. In 1990, Liz was appointed to the position of Benton County Assistant District Attorney where she prosecuted a full spectrum of misdemeanor and felony criminal charges, including DUII, domestic violence, sexual abuse cases, and violent felonies. As a Deputy District Attorney, Liz also handled many juvenile delinquency cases. Her professional background includes representing the DA’s office on the Benton County Family Violence Council between 1997 – 2000. In 2003, Liz moved her practice to the City of Eugene City Prosecutor’s Office where she continued to do criminal litigation and worked closely with Eugene law enforcement and the courts. Liz is a board member of Chamberlin House. She joined the Reynolds Law Firm in 2009.
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Justin Wirth, Attorney
Justin brings a holistic approach to representing his clients, finding that many have legal needs in a variety of interrelated areas involving the care of their families (including children, aging loved ones, or both), businesses and real estate holdings. His areas of practice include estate planning, probate and trust administration, elder law/Medicaid planning, business law, real estate, and construction law.
Before joining The Reynolds Law Firm, Justin served as an Honors Attorney and an Assistant Attorney General with the Oregon Department of Justice, working in the Natural Resources Division, primarily representing the Water Resources Department. He also worked in the Government Law practice group at the firm of Harrang, Long, Gary, Rudnick, representing local governments (mostly cities). Immediately before joining The Reynolds Law Firm, he practiced at another Corvallis firm for several years in areas of practice similar to those in which he now works.
Before law school, Justin worked as a litigation paralegal at a large insurance defense firm in Los Angeles, California. He currently serves on the board of directors of Heartland Humane Society and the Zonta Service Club of Corvallis Foundation. Justin received his law degree from the University of Oregon, where he also earned a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and the Pro Bono Certificate. He also holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a paralegal certificate from the University of West Los Angeles.
Justin has lived in Corvallis since 1999 and has practiced law here since 2006. He enjoys spending time with his wife and children as well as woodworking, home improvement projects, mountain biking, skiing, hiking and backpacking.
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Erin Duncan, Attorney
Erin graduated with honors from Lewis & Clark Law School in May 2013. Before joining The Reynolds Law Firm in October 2014, she served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Jay A. McAlpin at Lane County Circuit Court in Eugene, Oregon.
Erin’s practice focuses on family law, including dissolutions, custody, parenting plans, and protective orders. She is a diligent advocate in court and is also trained in negotiation, helping clients realize their goals through creative problem solving. With her legal expertise and calm guidance, Erin helps people manage difficult transitions and achieve stability.
During law school Erin earned a certificate in public interest law with a focus on civil rights. She worked as a law clerk for the Oregon Law Center and as an intern for the Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic in Portland, Oregon, helping low-income clients navigate the legal system during times of stress.
Erin is actively involved in the community as a member of women’s service organization The Zonta Club of Corvallis, was a participant in the 2015-16 class of Leadership Corvallis, and is a founding member of the Corvallis Changemakers group. She received the Chamber of Commerce’s “Junior First Citizen” award in January 2018. She has a special interest in domestic implementation of human rights norms. Her article, “The United States’ Maternal Care Crisis: A Human Rights Solution” was published in the Fall 2014 edition of Oregon Law Review.
Erin has lived in Corvallis since November 2013. She enjoys singing in Jubilate! choir, cooking, and hiking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
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Rance Shaw, Attorney
Rance Shaw joined The Reynolds Law Firm in 2016. His practice focuses on business law, landlord-tenant law, estate planning, probate and trust administration, guardianships and conservatorships, and general civil litigation.
Rance has become involved in several areas of the community. He is a Board Member and Treasurer for the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis, a Rotarian, and a participant in the 2017-2018 Leadership Corvallis program. Rance educates community members on landlord-tenant matters as part of the Rental Property Management Group, which holds meetings on the last Tuesday of each month at the Corvallis Elk’s Lodge from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Before joining The Reynolds Law Firm, Rance attended the University of Oregon School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate with a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law. He was a Bowerman Fellow and an Environmental and Natural Resources Law Fellow. He graduated from Boise State University cum laude with a BS in Chemistry, American Chemical Society Certified Biochemistry Emphasis.
Rance enjoys hiking, camping, paddle boarding, playing guitar, and spending time with his wife, Daniela, and rabbit, Ruther Bader Ginsbun.
Amy R. Spangler, Attorney
Amy graduated with honors from Lewis & Clark Law School in May 2015, where she earned a Public Interest Law Certificate with a focus in Family and Juvenile Law. Prior to joining the Reynolds Law Firm, Amy practiced family law at St. Andrew Legal Clinic in Portland, Oregon.
During law school Amy was a Legal Analysis and Writing Fellow and an executive board member of the Public Interest Law Project (PILP). She interned with Solid Ground in Seattle, Washington where she provided public benefits legal assistance to low income clients. During her third year of law school, Amy worked at both Wiscarson Law, a small firm that practices special education law, and St. Andrew Legal Clinic as a law clerk.
Originally from Georgia, Amy attended Auburn University in Alabama where she graduated cum laude in 2009 with a BA in Political Science. After serving two years with AmeriCorps, her second year placing her at a Title I school in Forest Grove, Oregon, Amy decided she wanted to stay in Oregon for law school. She truly loves the Pacific Northwest and has made it her home. New to the Corvallis area, Amy is very excited to become involved in the community. Amy enjoys reading, hiking, camping, and spending time with her husband Brooks and their two dogs, Aubie and Bentley.
Kayla Steindorf, Attorney
Kayla’s practice focuses on families and children, encompassing dissolutions of marriage, custody, parenting plans, and protective orders. With her legal knowledge, Kayla helps each client craft an individualized solution to their legal issues. She communicates clearly and frequently with her clients, allowing them to navigate the legal process and focus on coping with challenging times in their lives.
Kayla graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in psychology and a minor in anthropology in 2013. She received her law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2017, earning a Public Interest Law Concentration, a Family Law Concentration, and a Pro Bono Award for service to the community.
During law school, she volunteered for and participated in the Domestic Violence Clinic, representing indigent survivors of domestic violence in family law matters. She also worked as a law clerk for Thorp, Purdy, Jewett, & Wilkinson, P.C. in Springfield, Oregon. After graduating from law school, Kayla served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Charles M. Zennaché at the Lane County Circuit Court in Eugene, Oregon. Prior to joining the Reynolds Law Firm in January 2019, she worked for Arnold Law in Eugene, Oregon. Though she’s new to the Corvallis area, Kayla hopes to become involved in community service soon.
In her free time, Kayla loves to hike, camp, and spend time with her partner and her two dogs, Summit and Apex.
Caet Padgett, Attorney
Caet grew up in Scappoose, Oregon, and is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest. Her practice focuses on family law, including dissolutions, child custody, and parenting plans. Caet has a political science degree from Western Oregon University and a law degree from Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana in Missoula.
During law school, Caet’s clinical experience included estate planning in rural areas of Montana. She interned at Ries Law Group, PC, in Missoula helping survivors of intimate partner violence obtain protective orders.
Caet loves to explore with her friends and her dog Ava. If she isn’t in the office, you can find her at the coast, hiking in the woods, or adventuring somewhere in the PNW.
Marie Loiseau, Attorney
Marie was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, PA where she earned a full-tuition academic scholarship. During law school, Marie served as Staff Editor on the Temple Law Review. The article she drafted during that time, “Revived Authority In Article I, Section 27 Of The Pennsylvania Constitution: The Commonwealth’s New Affirmative Duty To Protect The Atmosphere” was selected for publication and appeared in The Temple Law Review, Vol. 91.
Marie garnered experience working with various environmental groups including the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Southern Environmental Law Center, and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. She interned with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and the Honorable Leonard G. Brown III., in the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas. She then traveled to Charleston, SC where she worked with Charleston Pro Bono Services, providing civil services for low-income clients in Charleston County. Marie’s current practice focuses on business, landlord-tenant law, probate, guardianships and conservatorships, and litigation matters.
When Marie’s not working, she is likely hiking, exploring the coast, or taking a road trip with her pup.
Breanna Hostbjor, Paralegal
Breanna Hostbjor has been with The Reynolds Law Firm since 2013. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Puget Sound, where she studied sociology and English with an emphasis in creative writing.
Breanna has worked in libraries and book stores, and prior to joining the firm she spent five years at The Bulletin in Bend, Ore., where she ultimately worked as a journalist for the health and entertainment sections of the paper. She is passionate about literature of all sorts, from pulp fiction to post-modernism to ancient Greek tragedies.
When she isn’t cozied up with a book, Breanna can often be found hiking with her husband, whitewater kayaking with her parents, or creating family feasts in the kitchen.
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Sharlee Hunt, Paralegal
Sharlee joined the Reynolds Law Firm as a paralegal in June 2016; however, she has been working in the legal field since 2012, primarily in family law. Sharlee graduated from the Paralegal Program at Pioneer Pacific College in December 2015. Sharlee enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, hiking, camping, fishing, crabbing, and walking her lab mix, Whiskey.
Christina Herrmann, Paralegal
Christina is a native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, however, she relocated to Oregon in 2016 and has been with The Reynolds Law Firm ever since. When she is not working, Christina enjoys road trips, spending time with friends, and taking her dogs Samson and Misty on long walks to enjoy the outdoors.
Keith Farney, Paralegal
Keith has worked in the legal field for the last 25 years, primarily in the areas of civil litigation,
bankruptcy and employee benefits. He is a recent transfer to the State of Oregon after
spending over 20 years in Las Vegas, Nevada, and joined The Reynolds Law Firm in May of
2019. When not in the office, he enjoys hockey, music, reading, hiking, and a great cup of
Darbi Stauffer, Legal Assistant
Darbi joined The Reynolds Law Firm in April 2019. She obtained a BS in Chemistry with American Chemical Society accreditation in Advanced Chemistry from Oregon State University. Darbi likes to spend her free time traveling, hiking, gardening and curling up with a good book.
Julia Harmon, Legal Assistant
Julia joined The Reynolds Law Firm in June 2019. She holds a Bachelors in Paralegal Studies with a Family Law focus, but also has a passion for tax law. In her spare time, Julia enjoys crocheting, sewing, reading and spending time with her husband and children.
Sara Snyder, Legal Assistant
Sara is an Oregon native who grew up near Mt. Hood. She graduated from Pioneer Pacific College with an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal/Legal Studies. Before joining The Reynolds Law Firm, PC, she worked at a busy personal injury law firm in Salem. When she is not at work she can be found camping, playing with her rescue pups, crafting and watching crime documentaries.
Rachel Turner, Front Office
Rachel joined The Reynolds Law Firm, PC in September of 2019. Primarily raised in Boise, she moved to Oregon in 2014 and fell in love with the rain. She is working toward her degree in Communication at Oregon State University, and in her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, and drink copious amounts of coffee.
Shadow Martin, File Clerk
Shadow joined The Reynolds Law Firm in October 2018. He was born and raised in Oregon. In his spare time Shadow enjoys playing music, spending time with friends and family, reading, and traveling.
Scarlett Walcott, File Clerk
Scarlett joined the Reynolds Law Firm in June of 2019. She is attending OSU and is majoring in Sociology. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, knitting, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends (and her dog of course).
Caleb Fletcher, Front Office
Caleb joined The Reynolds Law Firm in the spring of 2019. He is a senior at Oregon State University and will graduate with a Bachelors in Philosophy, as well as minors in Economics and English. He hopes to use this experience to gain insight into the legal field and one day become an attorney. In his free time, Caleb likes to volunteer with campus events, read fun books, and pet animals at the Heartland Humane Society.
Maysam Abugrain, File Clerk
Maysam joined The Reynolds Law Firm, PC in July 2019. She is attending Oregon State University and is majoring in Architectural Engineering. She plans to join the women’s lacrosse team at OSU. In her free time, Maysam enjoys baking, hiking, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Mikah Nelson, File Clerk
Mikah joined The Reynolds Law Firm in July 2019. He is attending Linn-Benton Community College while he figures out what he wants to major in. In his spare time, Mikah enjoys playing the flute, writing, and learning cool facts about bugs.
Wally Ingram, Manager
Wally joined the Reynolds Law Firm in January 2015. In 2012, he graduated cum laude from the University of West Georgia where he studied Political Science and Economics. Wally enjoys tennis, reading, and games of all sorts.
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