Paralegals

Andrea Ibarra
Andrea Ibarra started as a part-time file clerk for Lesa Christenson’s team in 2000 while still in high school and was promoted to full-time paralegal in 2002. Andrea provides knowledgeable and compassionate support and paralegal services to clients during their Family Law proceedings. She is regularly complimented on her professionalism.
Andrea enjoys spending time with her husband and three sons.
Jodi Ruiz
Jodi Ruiz has been a paralegal on Lesa Christenson’s team since 2014. She began working for retired Partner, Kathryn F. Ashworth, in 1991, in the Firm’s predecessor firm.
Jodi provides compassionate support and paralegal services to clients during their Family Law proceedings. She is regularly complimented on her legal skill, professionalism and organization.
Jodi has two children, including an adult son who is proudly serving our country in the United State Marine Corp.
Lynnette Sheriff
Lynnette Sheriff has been a senior paralegal on Lesa Christenson’s team since the Firm began in 2000. Lynnette has nearly 30 years of experience in Family Law matters and provides legal support on cases with more complex financial and legal issues.
Lynnette holds a B.A. in Psychology from SDSU, a Paralegal Certificate from USD (1992) and a degree in accounting from Mesa College. She is regularly complimented on her legal skill, professionalism and organization.
Lynnette is an avid golfer. She is married with three grown children.
Heather Shriver
Heather Shriver has been a paralegal on Lesa Christenson’s team since 2004. As the first point of contact for most new clients, she collects information and explains the retention process in a clear and professional manner.
Heather also provides support and paralegal services to existing clients during their Family Law proceedings. She is regularly complimented on her legal skill, professionalism, organization and compassion.
Heather holds a B.A. in Communications from California State University, San Marcos (2004). Heather enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.