The Team


Mary has been a paralegal and case manager for 25 years and has worked for John Duggan for 15 years.  She served in the U.S. Army from 1975 to 1979 and was a licensed EMT in Missouri before moving to Washington in 1987.  Mary earned her AA in Business Administration and Management from Tacoma Community College in 1989 and completed the Paralegal Studies Program at Pierce College in 1991.

As an integral member of Team Duggan, Mary is involved in all aspects of case management.  Her job duties include meeting with clients, coordinating with healthcare providers, insurance adjusters and defense counsel, itemizing medical bills, preparing medical chronologies, compiling complex demand packages, and preparing settlement distribution documents.   

In her spare time, Mary enjoys reading, hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, snow camping, and spending time with her family.  She volunteers with the Seattle branch of the Mountaineers as a hike leader and backpacking leader/instructor. 


Tassa joined the Law Office of John Duggan as a Paralegal/Case Manager in 2013 and holds a Paralegal Certificate from the University of Washington and a Bachelors of Art in Political Science from the University of Oregon.

Tassa provides support in all aspects of organization and case management. She assists with document production, gathering and analyzing medical evidence, drafting settlement demands, communicating with clients, and coordinating with healthcare providers, insurance adjusters and defense attorneys.

Outside of work, Tassa enjoys volleyball, yoga, reading, and spending time outdoors with her family and dog. Since moving to Seattle in 2010, she has volunteered with the Girl Scouts of Western Washington, Seattle Parks and Recreation, The East African Community Center, and Seattle Public Schools.



Brian graduated in 2013 from Western Washington University with a Bachelors in Graphic Design. 

Brian manages all administrative aspects of the office including assisting the paralegals in case management and ensuring efficient daily office operation. In addition, he is the property damage paralegal and handles all aspects of the client’s property damage claim.

Brian has several years of experience as a bicycle shop mechanic, sales associate, and bike fitter. Brian has also worked as a cycling spin coach over the last two years. In addition, he is a category 2 racer in cyclocross and cross-country mountain biking and will begin road racing in 2018.


Julie graduated from the University of Washington in 1977 with a bachelor of science in nursing. After 12 years in nursing at University Hospital in Seattle and 20 years with a medical device company (Cypress Bioscience),  Julie joined the firm 5 years ago to assist John with managing the bank accounts and bookkeeping.

Along with raising two boys, Julie is an avid skier and cyclist (both road and mountain) and is a member of the Lakemont Cycling Club (“LCC”). Over the past 9 years, she has worked with LCC to put on the WAVE ride---a women's only charity ride to raise money for domestic violence programs.

"I was referred to John through several friends after a bad bike accident (I was doored and knocked unconscious) left me with some broken bones and nowhere to turn. 
He and his team were incredibly patient, thoughtful, and diligent in helping me gather necessary evidence to piece together the events of the accident and pursue a case which was ultimately successful. The case took more than a year, during which time I moved abroad. John and I Skyped across several time zones and again, he and his team showed me the utmost respect, care, attention, and diligence throughout it all. I was totally blown away by the caliber and kindness of John and his office, who helped me more than just legally process and get through a very traumatic event. 
When you feel like you're all alone and no one is on your side, John Duggan is there! Eternally grateful for this kind, capable human and his wonderful team."

‒Jessica M.