Meet our Tri-Cities WA Attorney Staff


Lori Mendoza | Paralegal; Office Manager | Tri-Cities, WA AttorneyLori Mendoza, Office Manager/ Senior Paralegal (Bilingual – Spanish)

Lori was born and raised in Eastern Washington. She graduated from Othello High School in 2001.

Lori was the firm’s first staff member and has carried us ever since. She attended the paralegal program at Columbia Basin College, receiving her AAS in 2014. In addition, Lori earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science from Washington State University in 2015. Lori became a Rule 6 Law Clerk in April 2016 and a Certified Paralegal in 2017. Lori is the firm’s Senior Paralegal and Office Manager.

Lori enjoys sports, camping, spending time with family and friends, traveling, church, and a variety of charity activities.


Emma Cortez, Paralegal | Clearwater Law Group, Tri-Cities, WAEmma Cortez, Paralegal (Bilingual – Spanish)

Emma was born in Kennewick and raised in Pasco Washington. She graduated from Pasco High School in 2013, and was on the girl’s varsity soccer team, was Vice President of the Pasco High School DECA, and was a part of the Encore Choir. Emma is a paralegal for the firm. She is currently attending Columbia Basin College working towards her general AA.

Emma enjoys crafting, spending time with family and friends, and cooking.


Esmeralda Torres, Receptionist | Clearwater Law Group, Tri-Cities, WAEsmeralda Torres, Receptionist / Legal Assistant (Bilingual – Spanish)

Esmeralda was born in California but has lived most of her life in Washington State, and the last 8 years in the Tri-Cities. She graduated from Othello High School in 2009. Esmeralda is the firm’s receptionist/legal assistant.

Esmeralda enjoys traveling, hiking, and weight lifting.


Call us today for your free consultation: (509) 734-8500

 Our Tri-Cities, WA Attorneys serve the good citizens of Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, and West Richland, as well as those in Benton and Franklin Counties. Similarly, our legal services are available to a all of Washington State. To learn more about our legal services or our lawyers, you may get in touch with us by visiting our Contact page and filling out the form. Likewise, you may call us at (509) 734-8500 to set up a FREE consultation.