MICHELLE DELLINO is a Washington native, born and raised in Seattle. Her decision to found Dellino Law Group is grounded in her belief that there is a solution to every problem. Michelle believes clear consistent communication and building relationships matter. Before she began practicing law, Michelle was a retail store manager for Starbucks Coffee Company and worked in the telecommunication industry. She studied politics and philosophy at New York University and Seattle University and then went on to obtain her law degree from Seattle University, Masters Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Arizona State University, and a certification in Law & Technology from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
Michelle focuses her practice on criminal defense and complex family law. She has handled countless criminal cases, traffic infractions, and family law matters in courts all around Washington State. Before starting Dellino Law Group Michelle worked first for a large public defender office and later other private law firms in the greater Seattle area where she gained extensive experience defending serious criminal charges, DUIs, traffic infractions, and handling family law and estate planning matters. Prior to private practice, Michelle had the privilege of serving as a judicial law clerk in Washington State Superior Court for Kitsap County. As an attorney providing support to four busy trial court judges Michelle analyzed legal motions in all areas of law, especially in cases involving complex issues, and recommended how a judge should rule on the motion. Her work at the Court helped her understand how judges respond to arguments made by attorneys. This experience makes her an extremely effective advocate in the courtroom where she now spends her days fighting hard for her clients.
Michelle is active in her community volunteering with the King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic and American Cancer Society. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets. She also never misses a chance to travel, get outdoors, and obsess over New York Yankee baseball.
MARIESA MCHENRY is an associate attorney licensed in both California in Washington. Her practice is focused on family law. Mariesa joined Dellino Law Group after practicing family law with a top law firm the Bay Area’s Silicon Valley. She brings her extensive family law experience, attention to detail, and compassion to her representation of every client. Mariesa is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law where she was a co-founder of the school’s Family Law Society.
Attorney at Law
HUGO JOHNSON joined Dellino Law Group in 2013. He is a South Carolina Native and proud graduate of the Gonzaga School of Law in Spokane, Washington. While in Spokane, Hugo started his legal career with a prestigious family law firm. There he learned the tools necessary to zealously advocate on behalf of family law clients, all while maintaining a sense of compassion and empathy. From Spokane, Hugo moved to Seattle and practiced in a personal injury firm in Tacoma. The trial experience he gained there was yet another building block towards mastering case organization and achieving a just outcome in line with client goals. Hugo decided to go back to his roots when he joined Dellino Law Group where he now leads the firm’s family law practice and handles other civil litigation matters. The family practice has an efficient approach that is focused on substantive client communication. It is a truly client-centered approach that sets Dellino Law apart from the others — we show that we care by communicating with our clients. Every case is different and requires a tailored approach. Hugo strives to exceed expectations while setting realistic expectations for the client.
Divorce and custody issues create one of the most emotionally draining times in a person’s life. At Dellino Law Group it is our job to relieve some of that burden so you can begin to heal and move forward. Hugo takes this to heart and does his best to begin to help ease the burden for his clients immediately. With the advent of progressive parenting and family laws, divorce litigation is becoming less common as alternative dispute resolution continues to rise. It is Hugo’s goal to help clients achieve finality and a result that is just, while encouraging efficiency in representation. We offer solutions borne of a collaborative approach and utilize dispute resolution when possible, but do not hesitate to aggressively litigate on your behalf, depending upon your needs and the circumstances. Hugo’s ability to effectively advocate on behalf of his clients has been driven by his passion to give undivided attention to the client and leave no question unanswered. Hugo dedicates himself to the local community through the opportunity to work with pro bono clients on behalf of the Housing Justice Project of Seattle. Much of his time has been spent in the Seattle courthouse, volunteering his services to help tenants navigate the daunting process of eviction proceedings. During his free time, he enjoys cooking, event planning, jogging through the city, and spending time with his family.
After graduating from Seattle University School of Law, Anastasia began her legal career by practicing criminal and DUI defense with a prestigious criminal defense firm. While working as a private defense attorney, Anastasia also provided fast-paced public defense services as a conflict attorney to the cities of Federal Way, Shoreline, and Bothell. After three years with the firm, Anastasia chose to join the team at Dellino Law Group.
In law school, Anastasia spent a summer interning at the American Civil Liberties Union in the Technology and Liberty department. Her next summer was spent as an extern at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she assisted judges with their administrative law orders. She was also nominated as the Vice Chair of the Seattle University Moot Court Board by her fellow law students. These days, she continues to be involved with the SU Moot Court Board by volunteering as a judge for student trial and appellate advocacy competitions.
Anastasia was born in the Ukraine and later immigrated to the United States. She speaks Russian fluently. Her experiences as an immigrant helped shape her values and work ethic, and taught her how to communicate and form relationships with people from vastly different backgrounds.
Anastasia is a dedicated attorney who goes above and beyond for her clients. She values the relationships that form between her and those she helps, and believes that the strength of those relationships contributes to her ability to be a zealous advocate. When she is not working, Anastasia enjoys spending time with her husband, rollerblading, writing music, and eating.
RACHEL BRODERICK is an associate attorney. She joined Dellino Law Group in 2016. Her practice focuses on criminal defense and family law. Rachel has experience appearing on both felony and misdemeanor matters as well as family law matters and protection orders in many courts. Prior to joining Dellino Law Group Rachel gained experience working with a large public defense agency in King County. Whether she is using her experience and skill arguing motions and conducting trials in the courtroom or negotiating successful resolutions out of court, she always goes the extra mile for every client. Rachel is a graduate of Seattle University School of Law where she spent time working in the Incarcerated Parent’s Advocacy Clinic and was active with the Animal Legal Defense fund.
DYLANA JONES is an associate attorney. She first joined Dellino Law Group as an intern in the spring of 2016. As an intern Dylana appeared in court for numerous hearings, worked closely with clients, provided litigation and research support to our attorneys as well as assisted with running our office. She returns to our team as an associate attorney. Dylana’s practice focuses on family law. She is a graduate of Seattle University School of Law where she was the International Law Society Co-President and Women’s Law Caucus and Phi Alpha Delta Member.
Office Manager/Legal Assistant
CHERYL RICHMOND is our office manager and legal assistant. Cheryl keeps our office running smoothly and if often the first person your will talk to when you call the firm or come visit us. She loves helping build our community helping connect our clients with resources that help and answers they need. Her passion for helping people and using technology to make life better serves the team well. Cheryl has been a technology coach, marketing assistant, and program director for a variety of local non-profits. She was the Office Manager for Zynga in Seattle. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona where she majored in history.