Our Staff | Zimmer, Bond, Fay & Overlund

Our Staff

At Zimmer, Bond, Fay & Overlund, we are fortunate to have a very talented and dedicated staff. You will likely have frequent contact with our staff, particularly with the legal assistant who works with your attorney. All of our staff are committed to providing outstanding service." Gary Zimmer

Karen Hilliard
Legal Assistant

Karen began her legal career in 1980, and has worked exclusively in family law since 1996. Karen is meticulous and detailed in her work. Karen easily relates to clients' situations and strives to be understanding and patient to those who may be going through the worst time of their lives.

Karen has a dog, who consumes most of her spare time. She enjoys family time and anything outdoors, including gardening and home remodeling projects.

Deanna Pannell
Legal Assistant

Deanna graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Women’s Studies and a minor in Psychology. She has actively volunteered at a local domestic violence shelter.

Deanna’s personal interests include cooking, concerts, outdoor activities, spending time with her family and friends, and her cat, Cupcakes.

Jolie Clausen
File Clerk, Receptionist, and Legal Assistant Trainee

Jolie Clausen has a background in music performance and music education. She studied music at Whitman College and Eastern Washington University. She has a music degree from Mount Hood Community College and is currently a Junior at Portland State University. Jolie has performed as a percussionist with the Walla Walla Symphony, Walla Walla College musical productions, and the Portland Blues Festival. In addition to working at Zimmer, Bond, Fay & Overlund, she also performs in local Portland blues, rock, and Latin groups, and teaches private music lessons with students ranging in age from eight to 50.

Salina Wood

Salina Wood majored in Accounting at the University of Oregon and became a licensed CPA in the state of California in 2006. She began her career in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Bay area. After spending four years in San Francisco working on a wide variety of audit and tax clients, she moved back to her home town of Portland in 2004. She then worked in the accounting industry until becoming a mother of two. Salina reentered the workforce in November 2008 and now enjoys balancing work at Zimmer, Bond, Fay & Overlund with being a mom and wife. Salina enjoys working out, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Nicole Read

Nicole grew up in Beaverton, Oregon. She graduated from Portland State University in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Education.

Nicole lives in Portland with her husband and two cats. She enjoys reading, running, hiking, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. She feels extremely blessed to live in such a wonderful city.