Evergreen Elder Law

Managing Partner

Associate Attorney

Stacey Harty - Legal Assistant of Evergreen Elder Law

Legal Assistant

Executive Assistant

Office Assistant

Community Relations

Kristina Mattson - Associate Attorney of Evergreen Elder Law

Director of Client Services

Kristina Mattson - Associate Attorney of Evergreen Elder Law

Director of Client Services

Holland McBurns, Managing Partner

Attorney Holland McBurns began her career in law to give back to her community and help those in need. She grew up in Spokane, earned a BA, Cum Laude, in Women’s Issues from the University of Washington, and a Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from Gonzaga School of Law. With her husband, she is now raising three girls in Spokane, along with their two dogs, and three chickens.

Holland opened her firm in 2000 with the goal of providing clients exceptional services using a holistic and team-centered approach. She and the staff at Evergreen Elder Law provide pre-planning and crisis planning for Medicaid and long-term care, special needs planning, estate planning, estate administration, and guardianships. To give back to her community and help people better understand their options, she has authored a book on elder law and estate planning in Washington State. She plans to disseminate them free to the elderly community in the hopes that they will help people as they consider their long-term care and estate planning goals.

Holland has earned many awards for her exceptional work in the Spokane area including the 2017 Top Lawyers featured in Spokane Coeur d’ Alene Living, the 2016-2017 10 Best Attorneys by American Institute of Legal Counsel, the 2016 Client Satisfaction Award from The American Institute of Legal Counsel, and the 2004, VLP award for legal representation of indigent clients. She is certified with the Veterans Administration to practice in issues affecting senior veterans, and is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Spokane County Bar Association, the National Association for Elder Law Attorneys, the Washington Association for Elder Law Attorneys, The Elder Counsel, and the National Business Institute.

STEVEN MANNING – Administrative Assistant

Steven is new to the Spokane area and moved here from Boise, Idaho in August of 2017. Steven moved to Spokane to be closer to family. He comes from a large family of 7 siblings. Steven enjoys spending time with his four cats, cross stitching, scrapbooking and making cards. Steven enjoys the work at Evergreen Elder Law as it combines the care of nursing the diligence of excellent customer service and the financial help to those who want to protect what they have worked hard their entire lives to accomplish and not lose.


Lisa Funkhouser recently began with Evergreen Elder Law. She moved to Spokane 14 years ago and never looked back. She fell in love with the beautiful Northwest and the people it encompasses.
She has over 18 years of experience in sales and marketing from her time spent in Las Vegas as a Player Development Executive and as a Realtor in the Spokane area. She has been recognized for her accomplishments in creating and developing events for business and charity along with establishing protocols that are still used by her previous employers. She donated $200 for every closing she had in 2019 to Rescue4All, a local animal rescue.
She is passionate about serving her community and is also a longtime volunteer in Spokane giving back as much as possible. You can often find her volunteering for SCRAPS at their outreach events or just reading a book at her local coffee shop. She spends most of her off time renovating her Victorian home with her husband or throwing ball to her dogs.

JEN JOHNSTON – Client Services

Jen Johnston joined the team at Evergreen Elder Law as the Director of Client Services in April of 2019. She brings with her prior experience in client services for law firms and experience working with seniors in long-term care facilities. Jen spends her time educating clients on probate and estate planning, protecting their assets, and planning for long-term care. By listening to her client’s concerns for their long-term care and providing for their loved one’s, she helps them make a plan to accomplish their goals. She finds it especially important to educate client’s on their options so she can provide peace of mind that what they have worked hard for their entire lives will be protected. Jen was born in California but has made her home in Spokane for many years. She has her Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Whitworth University and is working toward a Master’s in Public Administration from Eastern Washington University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, their two Boston Terriers, her son and daughter and their respective spouses, and their beautiful granddaughter. She enjoys many outdoor activities including hiking, kayaking and rafting the areas lakes and rivers.

Travis M. Pierce – Associate Attorney

Travis has been practicing law since 2014 and has lived in the beautiful Spokane area since 2001. He loves hanging out with his family and vacationing in the sun on the fantastic beaches of Hawaii. Throughout the year, you will find him kayaking and hiking in the gorgeous Northwest.

TISHA CLEGG – Legal Assistant

Tisha was raised in Colville, WA and has over 15 years of experience in assisting families through Probate and with Estate Planning. Most of the time, you can find her “cheering on” the Spokane Chiefs at the arena and in the summer she loves to grab her fishing pole and lay back at her favorite fishing hole.


Rose started with Evergreen Elder Law last Spring and enjoys undertaking a variety of office support tasks to maintain the efficiency of day-to-day operations in our office. Rosario loves to binge on Netflix in her spare time and occasionally you will see her playing tennis or other racquet sports. On her weekends, she and her husband like to venture out to new places, exploring where they can.


With over 40 years, of customer service, problem solving and relationship management experience, Cristina comes to our office offering the kind of understanding, support and creativity to resolve your concerns in a compassionate way. Cristina has lived in the Tri-Cities for over 15 years, working with numerous businesses and has built a reputation of honesty, integrity while going the extra mile for her clients.

When not working, Cristina’s favorite past times are making memories with her family (Two daughters and five grandchildren) and friends or taking/teaching dance classes of all sorts. Cristina’s motto in life is “Do what is right, let the consequence follow.”

commitment to service

The Evergreen Elder Law Team

Evergreen Elder Law is committed to helping you create comprehensive legal, financial, and physical security for you and your loved ones. We have the knowledge, compassion and professionalism to guide you in planning for the future, giving you peace of mind as you or a loved one makes important decisions for your family and future.

Let us provide you with a free 30-minute consultation. We are available throughout the week by phone and e-mail. Contact us now to set up the initial consultation, and we will make meeting with us easy – even if you need a personal consultation at your home, nursing home, or your financial advisor’s office. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to come up with the best plan to meet your needs.


621 W Mallon, Suite 306
Spokane, WA 99201

8350 W. Grandridge Blvd. Suite 200
Kennewick, WA 99336


Business Phone: (509) 325-5222
FAX: (877) 331-5798
Email: info@evergreenelderlaw.com


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