Staff

David B. Vail, Attorney/Managing Partner

David B. Vail

Attorney / Managing Partner

David enlisted in the United States Coast Guard from June 1962 through June 1967. He earned the Rank of E-5 as an Electronics Technician, serving one tour in Viet Nam. His last year was as an instructor teaching basic electronics theory to Coast Guard students. Upon discharge, he graduated from the University of Washington and obtained his law degree at the University of Puget Sound in 1976.

Prior to obtaining his law degree, he had the good fortune to work for two Past Presidents of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Gerald L. Bangs and H. Frank Stubbs.  Each limited their practice to Personal Injury, Social Security and Workers’ Compensation cases.

David was admitted to the Bar in 1977, and immediately opened his firm limiting his practice to Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability and Personal Injury cases. In the 1970’s and 80’s David was a founder of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR) and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TPJ). His firm has grown from just himself to a firm of twenty-five crusaders for injured people through his partnership with Jennifer Cross-Euteneier. Our partnership’s mission is to perpetuate his philosophy to champion the pursuit of the rights of injured people to accomplish their sense of dignity and self-esteem by securing their financial security to which the injured clients are entitled.

Jennifer Cross-Euteneier, Attorney/Partner

Jennifer Cross-Euteneier

Attorney / Partner

Jennifer is a native Washingtonian, who grew up in Seattle.  In 1994 she earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Washington, one in Political Science and the other in Speech Communication. After a brief stint in California where she began Law School at Whittier Law School she returned to Seattle University School of Law and graduated cum laude with her Juris Doctorate in 1998. She was admitted to the Washington State Bar Association in October of 1998 and was admitted for practice into the Western District Court in 2002.

Jennifer began working with David in 1997 as an intern and was hired on as an associate attorney in 1998. In 2005 she was made partner and is determined to perpetuate the work begun by David. She currently spends most of her time at the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals litigating complex pension cases and from time to time gets involved in questioning the law set forth in Title 51.

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Associate Attorney

Dominiqué Jinhong received her undergraduate degree from the University of Puget Sound, and her Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law in 1998. She has served as a regular pro tem judge in Pierce County District Court and as a commissioner on her local public safety civil service commission, the WSBA Practice of Law Board, and two other non-profit boards. She is a fellow of Leadership Tomorrow (2013) and the WSBA Judicial Institute (2012). Prior to entering private practice, she was an Industrial Appeals Judge at the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney with the Social Security Administration, a Judge Advocate in the Army, a county prosecutor, and a civil rights litigator with the City of Seattle handling the Seattle Police Department's high-profile Section 1983 Civil Rights suits in state and federal court. Before becoming a lawyer, Dominique' was a potter and banker.

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Associate Attorney

A North Carolina native, Inga received a B.A. in International Studies and French from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. She went on to receive her J.D. from Villanova School of Law in Villanova, PA, before moving to the Seattle area. Inga was a solo practitioner in Seattle before joining the firm in April 2021. In her spare time, Inga enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and two cats, Calypso and Ragnar.

Michele Durnin, Senior Supervising Paralegal

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Senior Supervising Paralegal

Michele joined the firm on October 30, 1995. Since that time, her hard work and dedication have proven invaluable and she has risen through the ranks to the position of Senior Paralegal. Michele’s experience allows her to navigate the complicated Labor and Industries Workers' Compensation system and more often than not is able to obtain benefits for clients without having to send their cases on to litigation. Her experience is an important asset in all areas of claims management.

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Worker's Compensation Supervising Paralegal

Phiona joined the firm in October of 2013. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Washington. Phiona is an advocate for our Worker's Compensation Clients and fights to get the benefits and treatment they are entitled to. In her spare time, Phiona likes to spend time with her husband and their two cats.

Lynn Venegas, Professional Legal Secretary (PLS)

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Professional Legal Secretary (PLS)

Our Legal Secretary, Lynn has been with the firm since February 16, 1988. Prior to joining the firm, she attended the Legal Secretary Program at Clover Park Technical College and began her career as a Legal Secretary for a General Practice law firm until joining David B. Vail and Associates in 1988. Lynn received her Professional Legal Secretary Certificate in March of 1997. In 2000-2001 she received the National Association of Legal Secretaries of Pierce County Award of Excellence and that same year she received the National Association of Legal Secretaries of Washington Award of Excellence. Lynn is responsible for facilitating all facets of our Labor and Industries cases at the litigation level.

Additional Staff:

Kerri Turner  Office Manager

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Wendy Hanson  Bookkeeper

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Danielle Roberts  Social Security Paralegal

Sheri Letzring  Bookkeeper

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Dianna Williams  File Clerk

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Janelle Pandrea  Administrative Assistant

Andrea VanPelt  File Clerk

CeCe Rovinski - Receptionist