Evergreen Elder Law

Managing Partner


Associate Attorney

Firm Administrator

Legal Assistant

Administrative Assistant

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.


Kristina Mattson grew up in the mountains west of Denver, Colorado and moved with her family to Spokane, Washington twelve years ago. She received a BA, Cum Laude, in Sociology from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado School of Law.

Since 2001, Kristina practiced in the areas of environmental law and commercial litigation. Kristina joined Evergreen Elder Law in 2018 and brings her background with complex federal statutes and advocacy in those fields to the detailed work of trust and will drafting, probate administration and long-term care planning.

Kristina met Holland several years ago on the sidelines at kids’ soccer games. She has great respect for Holland’s expertise in the field of elder law, and her commitment to providing exceptional service to her clients. Kristina is excited to be a part of Evergreen Elder Law and to focus her practice on the estate planning and long-term care needs of the Spokane community.

Kristina is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Spokane County Bar Association, the Washington Association for Elder Law Attorneys, the Elder Counsel, and the National Business Institute.

Christy Risley – Firm Administrator / Lead Paralegal

Christy Risley is an American Bar Association accredited Paralegal, having earned her Paralegal Degree from Spokane Community College. Christy has worked in the legal field for 11 years, with the last 10 years having been primarily focused on estate planning and probate administration.

Christy has lived in Spokane since 1994 with her husband, who is a veteran of the United States Air Force, and their two daughters. In her spare time, Christy enjoys traveling, boating and spending time with her family.

STACEY HARTY – Legal Assistant

Stacey began her career in Banking and Leadership Management. She is now a Paralegal at Evergreen Elder Law and enjoys helping clients to simplify confusing legal issues. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, she has lived in Spokane since she was three years old. Stacey calls Spokane home and is now raising her own six children here. She spends her time with her husband and kids being active and attending all their sporting events.

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.

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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.

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Spokane, WA 99201
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Business Phone: (509) 325-5222
FAX: (877) 331-5798
Email: info@evergreenelderlaw.com


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