Geoff Grindeland

Co-Founder & Managing Member

Attorney admitted to practice in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska

Geoff founded Seamark Law Group after 14 years at one of Seattle's premier mid-sized law firms. He has tried multiple cases to favorable verdicts in federal and state courts, and has represented municipalities at more than a dozen inquests into deaths arising from officer-involved shootings.  He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Virginia's School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Geoff was a Navy pilot who flew both helicopters and airplanes and managed safety, flight-training, and aircraft-maintenance programs. He's particularly proud of his work defending law-enforcement officers and he also enjoys cases that involve scientific, engineering, or other technical issues. Geoff has served as President of the King County Bar Association's Aviation Section, as President of the Board of Directors of Helpline House (a food bank and social-services organization on Bainbridge Island), and as a member of the Washington State Bar Association's Court Rules and Procedures Committee. Super Lawyers Magazine has selected Geoff to its “Super Lawyers” list each year since 2013.

geoff@seamarklaw.com

(206) 502-2511

Nikki Carsley

Co-Founder & Member

Attorney admitted to practice in Washington

Nikki is a co-founder of Seamark Law Group. Her civil-litigation practice focuses on municipal law, police liability, and tort defense. She helps effectively and efficiently resolve high-stakes disputes through litigation, mediation, and trial. Nikki graduated from the University of Washington School of Law with high honors. During law school, she served as a managing editor for the Washington Law Review and was selected by the faculty as a teaching assistant for first-year legal writing classes. Nikki worked at a mid-sized firm in Seattle before co-founding Seamark. She currently serves on the Young Professionals Board for Treehouse, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of youth in foster care across the state. Super Lawyers Magazine has put Nikki on its “Rising Stars” list annually since 2016.

nikki@seamarklaw.com

(206) 502-2545

Lisa Kopecky

Paralegal

Lisa has more than two decades of experience as paralegal and a private investigator. She’s a charter member of the Washington Association of Legal Investigators and has worked in law firms, a public-interest organization, and the law department of a global corporation. Lisa earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree from the University of Washington. In her spare time, she enjoys rooting for her favorite collegiate and high-school lacrosse teams.

lisa@seamarklaw.com

(206) 502-2540

Julie Pazoff

Paralegal

Julie has over 15 years of experience as a paralegal and legal assistant. After graduating from California State University, Northridge, she earned her paralegal certificate through the UCLA Extension Paralegal Training Program. She has assisted in trials in state and federal courts, including a yearlong trial in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Outside of work, Julie enjoys reading a good book, kayaking, playing mah jongg, travelling, and spending time with her family.

julie@seamarklaw.com

(206) 502-2510