In addition to our attorneys, Reeves Amodio LLC is ably assisted by our office manager and paralegal, Jennifer Barsalou, and by our legal secretary, Amber Farmer.
Jennifer Barsalou has worked with the attorneys at Reeves Amodio for 14 years. She is the office manager as well as a paralegal. In Alaska, Jennifer started in Anchorage at Heller Ehrman in 1990 as a paralegal and moved to Dobbins & McCurdy in Portland, Oregon in 1991. After returning to Alaska she joined Reeves Amodio in 2002. She received her paralegal certificate in 1990 from the University of San Diego. She has 18 years of experience in the law. As a paralegal, she assists the firm’s attorneys and clients in reviewing and organizing paperwork and preparing exhibits, pleadings and other documents to support their claims and defenses. As office manager, Jennifer manages billings and payroll, works with vendors, attorney and staff and maintains the computers/office machines.
Jennifer is detail oriented, and she is particularly skilled at organizing information so that it presents the client’s position most effectively. Clients find her pleasant, friendly and an easy person with whom to work.
Amber Farmer is the legal secretary for Reeves Amodio. Prior to joining our team in 2015, Amber spent most of the previous 20 years on the Kenai Peninsula raising her daughter and enjoying Alaska’s playground. In her 10 years spent in the legal field, she has worked for Robinson & Associates (Soldotna), Pentlarge Law Group (Anchorage), and the Attorney General’s Office on CINA (Child In Need Of Aid) cases (Kenai). She left the latter job to move to Anchorage in order to advance her husband’s career and to be closer to family. Though reluctant to make the move at first, she is now loving her new life here and all that a larger city has to offer, including her job at our firm. Being the sole legal secretary for all of our attorneys sounds daunting, but you would never know it due to Amber’s ability to keep things in order and running smoothly. She is a great addition to our office.