Legal Team

Paralegals and Legal Assistants cannot give legal advice and they do not have the legal education an attorney has, but they are competent, trained staff who handle many aspects of a client’s matter ­ – from drafting documents to tracking deadlines to providing status updates to clients – and thus help keep client legal fees down.

Tammie Anderson

Tammie Anderson

Senior Paralegal
Tammie is a Senior Paralegal who focuses on business and real estate transactions and estate planning. She holds a B.A. from The Evergreen State College (2011) as well as an A.A. in Paralegal Studies from Highline Community College (2005). Except for a hiatus due to military obligations in San Francisco, Tammie has been with the firm since 2006. A Washington native with roots and lots of family in eastern Washington, Tammie loves the outdoors, especially hiking, camping, kayaking, and jet skiing. She has a great appreciation for history and the arts (and is a fine artist herself), but most of all, cherishes time with family and friends. Tammie lives in Discovery Bay (near Sequim) with her life partner Paul.

Chalise King

Paralegal-in-Training / Legal Assistant
Chalise is a 2024 graduate from Saint Martin’s University. She majored in criminal justice and has hopes of going to law school and eventually becoming a medical malpractice attorney. At Saint Martin’s she graduated summa cum laude and as a member of the ninth cohort of Benedictine Scholars. Chalise finds most of her joy and peace in the art of music and spends much of her free time playing guitar and writing songs. Joining Cap City Law was a dream come true for her as it was the literal fruition of her aspirations post-college.

Jake Hess

Jake is a PNW native who grew up homeschooled on a goat farm in southern Washington. Since then he has worked in a variety of states and roles, including IT work in Oregon and refueling passenger jets in Iowa. He holds a certificate in Paralegal Studies from Rutgers University and has focused his career on litigation, including Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, and Transportation related cases. Outside work he relishes spending time with his wife and one year old son, service with St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, and a miniatures wargame club centered in Seattle.
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Peter Monahan

Law Clerk
A native Vermonter, Peter has lived in a dozen states, and worked in at least a dozen more. His varied background includes extensive work in the arts and entertainment industry, as well as years of experience in aviation, textiles, and security. Peter holds a JD from Fordham Law and an MBA from the Executive Program at the Stern School of Business at NYU. He earned his BA from Dartmouth College and an MFA from the University of Missouri/Kansas City. Licensed to practice law in New York, Peter assists our clients and attorneys wherever he’s needed, with an emphasis on probate and litigation. Some people dream of running away with the Circus. Peter actually did so, touring with the Big Apple Circus as their sound engineer. He is the father of two children, neither of whom currently have anything to do with the law or circuses.

Marissa Colgrove

Law Clerk
Marissa hails from Casper, Wyoming and has fallen in love with the Washington Coast. Marissa will graduate from the University of Idaho College of Law in May 2024. At law school, Marissa served as secretary of the Student Bar Association and as a member of the Veteran’s Law Association. She participated in the annual McNichols Moot Court competition as a 2L and trial advocacy as a 3L. Before clerking for Cap City Marissa interned at a public defense/family law firm. Marissa has a B.S in Kinesiology & Health Promotion from the University of Wyoming (2019) and an A.S. from Western Nebraska Community College (2016). Before attending law school, Marissa worked as a rehab technician in a physical therapy clinic where she helped patients through their healing process. Marissa enjoys traveling, hiking, and exploring new places on the Washington Coast. Marissa loves spending time with her fiancé, their two dogs, and family and friends.