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

Paralegal for Breean L. Beggs, Andrew S. Biviano and Mary Elizabeth Dillon


Lynn Yost is a graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia, with a BS in Business Administration (Major Marketing). Lynn is 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 sons. Her hobbies include photography, reading, making wooden crafts, and numerous outdoor activities.