Board of Trustees


Jill Sasser

Phone: (360) 696-3312




Jill Sasser's practice emphasizes estate planning, trust and estate administration, and guardianships. She blends skilled professional representation with a commitment to compassionate personal service, often representing clients with trying family circumstances. Jill values the relationships she builds with her clients and enjoys using practical tools to solve problems and offer creative solutions. Her positive approach focuses on presenting options that achieve the clients' objectives.

Jill is a graduate of Pepperdine University and the University of Oregon School of Law.  She is involved with the following organizations:  Washington Women Lawyers, the Clark County Bar Association, the Southwest Washington Estate Planning Council, Trinity Lutheran Church, Friends of Doernbecher and the Clark County Mock Trial program.


Vice President

Paige Spratt

Phone: (360) 905-1433



Paige combines real world construction experience with legal know-how to help contractors find practical solutions to complex problems. Before attending law school, Paige earned a degree in Construction Management and worked as a construction manager for two large commercial contractors and the world’s largest aerospace company. As a result, she is able to understand and navigate the business realities her clients face on a daily basis.

Paige handles arbitrations and lawsuits for issues ranging from lien foreclosures, construction claims and public contracting to employment disputes and complex breach of contract claims. She strives to help her clients fully understand the litigation process and to present creative, practical solutions. Clients also turn to Paige for transactional assistance. She focuses on achieving client goals and mitigating risk in construction contracts, purchase and sale agreements, services contracts, purchase orders and other legal documents. Paige is proactive in ensuring that her clients fully understand the contracting process and can take ownership of contract terms.



Le Ann Larson

Phone: (360) 397-2265





Le Ann Larson has worked as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for 18 years.  She has worked in the child support division for over a decade and her practice is devoted to securing financial support for children.  She volunteers her time to serve on boards and committees that advocate for the rights of those living with developmental disabilities.  Autism awareness is a passion for her.  She also serves on special education parent committees and helps the Volunteer Lawyers Program.  Le Ann is the former VLP President and Liaison to the CCBA.  She graduated from Washington State University (Go Cougs!) and Willamette University College of Law.  Le Ann and her husband, Rob, have two sons, ages fourteen and ten.


Stefanie Ellis


Stefanie Ellis

Phone: (360) 949-7451




Vancouver WA attorney Stefanie Ellis was born and raised in Southeastern Idaho. She graduated cum laude from Boise State University in 2004 and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Gonzaga, School of Law in 2007. After law school Stefanie worked for the City of Vancouver where she successfully prosecuted criminal misdemeanors and domestic violence cases.

Stefanie now focuses her law practice on family law related issues including divorce, child custody, modifications and child support. Stefanie is passionate about her clients and their cases. She understands that every person has a unique set of circumstances that have lead them to her office. While Stefanie has years of trial and court room experience, she also understands that not every case benefits from high-handed litigation techniques. She takes the time to listen to her clients so that she can carefully plan a strategic approach to their case which meets the client’s needs and overall goals.

Stefanie is very well respected by her peers, judges and members of the community. Stefanie is the Treasurer of the Clark County Bar Association and has served as president of the Clark County Bar Association Family Law Section. She is an adjunct professor at Clark College and has served in various capacities for the Young Lawyers Section and local Washington Women Lawyers chapter.



Christie Emrich

Phone: (360) 906-0211





Christie was born and raised in Battle Creek, Michigan. She graduated with a BA from Michigan State University and remains a loyal Spartan. She received her JD from Willamette University in 2006. In 2005 she began working for Jeffrey D. Barrar, PS/Vancouver Defenders as a Rule 9 intern and found a passion for indigent defense. She is a member of Washington Women Lawyers, a past Treasurer for The George and Donald Simpson Inn of Court, and member of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Clark County. She resides in Camas with her husband Brian and their two daughters Norah and Rosie.



Jack Green

Phone: (360) 694-8718





A resident of the Pacific Northwest for over 30 years, Jack Green attended the University of Washington as an undergrad and received his J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, OR.  While in law school, Jack clerked at Vancouver’s Blair, Schaefer, Hutchison, and Wolfe law firm where, following his graduation, he was hired as an associate attorney. Jack then became a prosecutor for the City of Vancouver and for the Clark County Domestic Violence Prosecution Center.  In 2006, Jack co-founded the law firm of Green & Ritchie, PLLC where he currently focuses on criminal and personal injury cases.



Dan Gasperino

Phone: (360) 397-2261



Immediate Past President

Mark Sampath

Phone: (360) 597-3514




Mark Sampath, as principal of Sampath Law Group, PLLC, is admitted to both the Washington and Oregon State Bar's, focusing on corporate business law, concentrating on businesses throughout Washington and Oregon.  Mark has also handled cases both in U.S. Federal Court for the Western District of Washington and in Oregon.  Mark acts as outside in-house counsel for a number of business clients, in a variety of industries in areas such as commercial real estate, transactional, trademarking, private placement and private equity investing, entity formation, general corporate, succession planning for closely held businesses and employment law.

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