Paralegals are an integral part of Paukert & Troppmann, providing valuable assistance to the attorneys and cost-effective service to our clients. The firm currently employs three knowledgeable and courteous paralegals who work under the supervision of the attorneys.

Brianna has lived in Spokane Valley her whole life.  She began her career in the legal field nine years ago while still in college.  She graduated from Eastern Washington University with a double major in Psychology and Criminal justice.  Brianna is an experienced paralegal in civil class actions, consumer protection, and personal injury lawsuits.

Brianna loves spending time with Jack, her black lab, her little brother (who is 21 years younger), and her niece and nephew.  She also enjoys camping, golfing, running. working out, and reading in her spare time.

After other careers over the years, Connie Wilson worked as a receptionist and office assistant for the past 8 years at a law firm in Spokane.  She just recently joined the Paukert & Troppmann, PLLC team as a legal assistant.

She enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her family.

Leslie Swift, Breean Beggs’ paralegal, began her career as a clerk in a legal aid office, while attending high school in Houston, Texas. Since moving to Washington, Leslie has worked with Spokane plaintiff and defense attorneys and their clients in business, personal injury and medical malpractice litigation, through trial and appeals.

An avid amateur photographer, Leslie is also a dedicated family historian whose goal is to meet all her living relatives. So far, she has found and reunited with her biological mother, sister, and many cousins.

Lynn Yost is a graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia, with a BS in Business Administration (Major Marketing). Lynn is a paralegal as well as the firm’s bookkeeper.

On her time off, she enjoys participating in triathlons, reading, and attending theater.


In a small town on the Oregon Coast, Rachael Smith began her career as an Administrative Professional at a regional hospital and has since worked in other industries, including health insurance authorization, manufacturing, and advertising. After rejoining her husband’s family in Spokane, Rachael began working at Paukert & Troppmann. The clients, attorneys and staff enjoy her upbeat personality and Rachael has discovered a fascination with the law.

Rachael enjoys spending her spare time with her husband and son. Her hobbies include photography, reading, making wooden crafts, and numerous outdoor activities.