December 12, 2017

Staff

Susan Griffith – Executive Director

Susan Griffith – is the Executive Director of Timpanogos Legal Center.  She has 30 years of experience in working with family law and domestic violence issues.  Susan has served as Managing Attorney of the Provo Office of Utah Legal Services and an Assistant Attorney General in Child Protection.  Susan has been part-time faculty at Brigham Young University’s Law School since 1995.  She teaches clinical courses in Family Law, Domestic Violence Intervention, Child Advocacy as well as externship classes and skills-based courses.  Susan was a founding member of Timpanogos Legal Center and loves the challenge of finding ways to help more people and involve more attorneys in pro bono work.

Kristen Kellems – Staff Attorney

Kristen Clarke Kellems – is one of the Staff Attorneys for Timpanogos Legal Center. Kristen began her career as a legislative attorney for the Kansas State Legislature, where she drafted bills and resolutions and staffed legislative committees ranging from Education to Energy and Natural Resources. Upon relocating to Eugene, Oregon, Kristen worked as a faculty member in the Early Childhood Education Department at the University of Oregon on educational policy issues. She also volunteered at various legal clinics in Oregon to help serve indigent elderly individuals with their legal issues. After becoming licensed in Utah, Kristen began working at Timpanogos Legal Center where she focuses on family law. Kristen is a member of the Central Utah Bar Association and the family law and elder law sections of the Utah State Bar. the  She holds a J.D. from Washburn University School of Law, and a B.A. from Brigham Young University. Kristen loves to hike, camp, ski and spend time with her husband and three children.

Brooke L. Robinson – Staff Attorney & Program Coordinator 

Brooke Robinson – is our staff attorney and program coordinator. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University with a major in political science. Brooke graduated from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University and was admitted to the Utah State Bar in October 2014. After law school, Brooke worked as a law fellow with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office and as the Pro Bono Director at Utah Legal Services also practiced family law.  Since joining Timpanogos Legal Center, Brooke works primarily on family law and domestic violence case. Brooke is a member of the statewide Pro Bono commission, focused on improving legal service in Utah. Brooke completed the National Institute of Trial Advocacy Training program. Brooke is also a certified Utah Victim Advocate. 

Joni McDougal – Staff Attorney

Joni McDougal is our staff attorney and speaks Spanish. She obtained both a Bachelor’s of Accounting and a Master’s of Accounting from Brigham Young University. Joni has lived in Honduras for eighteen months and has studied abroad in Spain and Mexico. Joni graduated from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University and was admitted to the Utah State Bar in October 2016. Since joining Timpanogos Legal Center, Joni works primarily on family law and domestic violence cases. Joni is also a certified Utah Victim Advocate.

Debbie Snow – VOCA Coordinator

Debbie Snow is our Staff Attorney and our VOCA Coordinator at Timpanogos Legal Center.  Ms. Snow received her Bachelor’s of Art in International Studies with an emphasis in Development from Brigham Young University.  She also earned her Juris Doctorate from the J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University.
Prior to joining Timpanogos Legal Center, Ms. Snow primarily practiced family law (divorce, child custody, child support, protective orders, modifications, guardianships, etc.), but also represented small businesses and bankruptcy clients as well.  Ms. Snow served as a city councilwoman for the City of South Salt Lake between 2014 through 2016, representing South Salt Lake on the Jordan River Commission and serving as Council Chair in 2016.
Since joining Timpanogos Legal Center, Ms. Snow has continued with her passion of practicing family law, while adding an additional emphasis on domestic violence and victims of crime.

Julene Curtis – Executive Assistant/Victim Advocate
Julene Curtis – is the Executive Assistant /Victim Advocate for Timpanogos Legal Center. Julene began her work in this field by helping develop the Victims Advocate program in Sanpete County, Utah. This was the first Victim’s Advocate in the Sanpete area. Her focus is to help serve and help develop programs in the rural communities to strengthen the resources available for families and individuals that have been victims of crime. She also has worked as Deputy Clerk/ Ex-Parte Clerk for Franklin County, MO.
     TLC Board Members
                                                                      
Susan Griffith, TLC Executive Director; Liisa Hancock, TLC Secretary; Jill Jasperson, TLC Vice President; Craig Carlile, TLC Treasurer; Sharon White, Utah Legal Services Managing Attorney and TLC Board Member; Richard Sheffield, TLC President; Brooke Robinson, TLC Staff Attorney; Jacob Gunter, CUBA President and TLC Board Member. (Carl Hernandez, BYU Professor and Board Member is not pictured)