Our Staff

Kelly Snaric – Kelly has lived in the Vancouver area most of her life. She has been with Schauermann Thayer since 1998 and is one of four full-time personal injury legal assistants employed by the firm. Kelly is a graduate of the paralegal program at Clark College and has been working as a legal assistant since 1991. She graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Kelly enjoys exercising and movies.

Bryan Atchley – Bryan is one of four full-time personal injury paralegals employed by the firm. Prior to entering the legal field, he was employed as an iron worker. When an injury prevented his ability to continue working, he seized the opportunity to return to school and to pursue his interest in law. Bryan is a graduate of the paralegal program at Clark College and has been working as a paralegal since 2010. When away from the office, Bryan enjoys movies and supporting his children in their activities.

Paula Kleven – Paula has worked in the legal field since 1989. Paula has been with the firm since 1992 and has ably served as the firm's Office Administrator and all-purpose back-up. She recently became one of the first in the country to receive the title “Certified Needles Manager”, an honor given to only a handful of legal office managers. Paula was born in the Northwest and graduated from Battle Ground High school. When not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Linda Malattia – Linda is the firm's legal secretary and is responsible for getting the work done and out the door! Linda was born and raised in the Northwest. In her spare time, when she is not running to various activities with her four children and grandchildren, she and her husband enjoy bowling, hiking, and participating in several half-marathon fund-raising events a year. She also enjoys baking, reading, and loves the theater.

Becky Fitzgerald – Becky does most of the firm's filing and keeps our records accurate. Fifteen years ago, she and her husband of 30 years moved to the Northwest from their home in Pennsylvania. Since then they have come to love it here. Becky spent most of the last twenty years homeschooling her four children, all of whom are now grown. She is also a grandma to three beautiful grandchildren. She volunteers with Share House and enjoys reading and listening to music.

Migdalia Martinez – Migdalia joined Schauermann Thayer in 2017 as the Front Desk Receptionist.  She has since been promoted to paralegal. Migdalia is a native Spanish speaker. She enjoys having a job where she has the opportunity to help others. She brings to Schauermann Thayer years of experience working as an administrative assistant. She was born in Mexico and moved to Texas when she was 11. She learned about the Pacific Northwest when she met her husband and later moved to Oregon and loved it. Since then, she and her husband have enjoyed sight-seeing and exploring, camping, hiking, and floating down the Clackamas River in the summertime.

Melissa Knowles – Melissa joined Schauermann Thayer in 2019 as the Front Desk Receptionist.  Originally from southern California, Melissa moved to Vancouver with her family when she was 11 years old.  She loves the Pacific Northwest.  Melissa has a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice with a concentration on human services from Colorado Technical University.  She is married, has a stepdaughter, and she has a dog named Odie.  Melissa and her husband are big Portland Trailblazers and Seattle Seahawks fans.  In her spare time Melissa likes to spend time with her family, catch up on her favorite TV shows, and cross stitch.

Experienced Attorneys

The attorneys at Schauermann Thayer handle personal injury, wrongful death, and insurance actions for clients throughout the Southwest Washington and Portland, Oregon area.


Schauermann Thayer is committed to answering your questions and addressing your concerns about potential personal injury and wrongful death cases in Washington and Oregon.

We offer free consultations and we’ll gladly discuss your circumstances with you at your convenience.

Schauermann Thayer
1700 East Fourth Plain Boulevard
Vancouver, WA 98661
360-696-0583 (fax)