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WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

Meet the attorneys behind Riverside Law Group

Riverside Law Group prosecutes and defends the interests of individuals and businesses involved in  employment, class action, USERRA, real property, business, probate and estate, landlord-tenant, and general civil litigation.

 

With backgrounds that include (i) federal district and circuit court clerkships, (ii) service in the U.S. Marines and Army Rangers, and (iii) multi-million-dollar verdicts, Riverside's attorneys are equipped and ready to litigate your case to trial, handle your appeals, represent you in arbitrations and mediations, and negotiate favorable, cost-effective settlements for you.

MATTHEW CROTTY

Member

Matt, a former U.S. Army Ranger, dedicates the majority of his practice to representing workers in employment retaliation, discrimination, and USERRA cases. Matt has consistently achieved favorable results for his clients and truly enjoys taking the fight to workplace discriminators and retaliators. 

EDUCATION

Gonzaga University School of Law

Magna Cum Laude

J.D. (2007)

University of Washington
Magna Cum Laude
M.A. Teaching (2004)
Gonzaga University 
Manga Cum Laude
B.A. History (1997)

BAR ADMISSIONS

Washington 

Idaho

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington 

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

U.S. District Court, District of Idaho

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

And more...

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Tel: (509) 850 - 7011  |  Email: mzc@riverside-law.com

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Tel: (509) 212-1668  |  Email: mbl@riverside-law.com

MICHAEL LOVE

Member

With over 30 years of litigation experience, Mike is among the most well-respected, accomplished trial attorneys in the Inland Northwest. Mike's practice is exclusively dedicated to representing employers and employees in navigating complex employment issues arising under federal and state law. 

EDUCATION

Willamette University School of Law

J.D. (1990)

Gonzaga University
Cum Laude
B.A. Political Science (1987)

BAR ADMISSIONS

Washington 

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit 

ASTI GALLINA

Member

Prior to joining Riverside, Asti spent years clerking for federal district and appellate court judges. She is an exceptional brief writer and appellate advocate. Asti is also a fierce and unrelenting litigator dedicated to guiding her clients to a successful, cost-effective finish line. Asti generally litigates complex employment, land use, business, and commercial disputes for her clients. She has achieved several successful results for her clients in these areas, both in settlement and at trial.  

EDUCATION

University of Washington School of Law

Order of the Coif

J.D. (2017)

Washington State University
Magna Cum Laude
B.A. Political Science (2012)

BAR ADMISSIONS

Washington

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington 

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

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Tel: (509) 592-0108  |  Email: amg@riverside-law.com

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Tel: (509) 504-8714  |  Email: mka@riverside-law.com

MAX ARCHER

Member

Above all else, Max strives to be an attentive, responsive, and solution-oriented advocate for his clients. Over the years, Max has achieved successful results for his clients in complex trade secrets, class action, real property, commercial, creditor's rights, business, employment, probate and estate, and landlord-tenant disputes. He continues to do so today. Max enjoys all aspects of litigation, but none more so than helping his clients manage difficult opposing parties and attorneys. Max's strength lies in his ability to clearly and persuasively address complex legal issues in his briefing and oral advocacy. 

EDUCATION

Arizona State University, 

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Cum Laude

J.D. (2018)

Gonzaga University
Summa Cum Laude
B.A. Spanish; International Relations (2015)

BAR ADMISSIONS

Washington 

Idaho

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

U.S. District Court, District of Idaho

MATTHEW MENSIK

Member

Matt is a U.S. Marine combat veteran who is able to help his clients analyze and navigate  complex litigation issues with success and grace. Matt is also an exceptional oral advocate, and, as a result, he frequently achieves successful results for clients in bench and jury trials. Matt's practice principally consists of business, commercial, employment, probate and estate, and class action litigation. 

EDUCATION

University of Washington School of Law

Order of the Barristers

J.D. (2011)

Eastern Washington University
Summa Cum Laude
B.A. History (2008)

BAR ADMISSIONS

Washington

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington 

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

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Tel: (206) 949-3540  |  Email: mam@riverside-law.com

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Tel: (509) 952-8182  |  Email: cmb@riverside-law.com

CASEY BRUNER

Member

Casey is an experienced litigator who has tried jury and bench trials to verdict and taken numerous matters through the arbitration process. He is also an experienced appellate attorney having served as lead counsel on appeal in both state and federal appellate courts.

Casey handles all types of disputes including complex commercial, class action, employment, real estate, professional liability, and construction defect. He is also a well-known attorney in the areas of media law, including defamation, privacy, reporter privilege, and First Amendment jurisprudence. 

EDUCATION

Seattle University School of Law 

Manga Cum Laude

J.D. (2015)

University of Washington,
B.A. Economics; Political Science (2009)

BAR ADMISSIONS

Washington

Idaho

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Idaho

LINDSAY KORNEGAY

Member

Lindsay’s practice focuses primarily on corporate, and estate planning and probate matters. Lindsay has experience in a variety of areas including nonprofit and corporate formation and governance, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, and estate tax planning. She has assisted in a broad range of matters, from bank mergers and corporate stock and asset sales, to drafting corporate, tax, real estate, and securities documents, including purchase agreements, operating agreements, bylaws, and state and federal filings.

EDUCATION

New York University

LL.M., Taxation (2022)

 

University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly Hastings College of the Law)

Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif

J.D. (2018)

 

Gonzaga University

Magna Cum Laude

B.Ed. (2013)

BAR ADMISSIONS

Washington

Idaho

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Tel: (208) 819 - 0256  |  Email: lmk@rnwlg.com

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Tel: (509) 251 - 2901  |  Email: kot@riverside-law.com

KACY TELLESSEN

Kacy's practice focuses on general civil litigation, land use, residential and commercial landlord-tenant, estate planning and probate, and general business law. Kacy clerked for two of the largest law firms in Eastern Washington prior to earning his J.D. magna cum laude from the Gonzaga University School of Law in 2023. During law school, Kacy was the Managing Editor of the Gonzaga Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Honors Council.  

Kacy grew up in Spangle, Washington, where he still lives today with his wife and two children. Directly after high school, Kacy joined the United States Marine Corps where he served as an infantry machine gunner on two combat deployments to Iraq with Second Battalion Third Marines. After the Marines, Kacy attended Eastern Washington University where he graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing.

EDUCATION

Gonzaga University School of Law

Magna Cum Laude

J.D. (2023)

 

Eastern Washington University

Summa Cum Laude

B.A. Creative Writing (2017)

BAR ADMISSIONS

Washington (pending)

Wild River

OUR MISSION

To help clients identify and achieve their goals by providing sound, cost-effective legal advice and by displaying superior skill in the courtroom and at trial.

CORE VALUES:

Creative

Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant, litigation is a significant investment of time, emotion, energy, and money. Riverside Law Group is committed to helping its clients achieve their goals in the most cost-effective, solution-oriented manner possible. Frequently, this requires creative strategic thinking and decision-making. Riverside possesses the breadth of legal knowledge and experience to identify and execute creative solutions for our clients' most difficult and complex problems.

Fearless

With a team comprised of proven trial attorneys, veterans, and federal law clerks, Riverside is unrelenting and fearless in its pursuit of its clients' goals. Time and time again, Riverside's attorneys  demonstrate that they possess the knowledge, critical thinking, and courtroom prowess necessary to overcome the most complex of cases and the most difficult of opposition. 

Attentive

Listening is the most important part of a lawyer's job. Riverside's attorneys are commitment to communicating with their clients in an empathetic, responsive, and attentive manner. Open and honest communication between a lawyer and a client is critical to achieving success in litigation. This only happens if the client trusts his or her attorney will listen and understand. Riverside is committed to doing so.

Our 
Story

A New Firm, With Familiar Faces

Riverside Law Group is a team of six trial lawyers who were united first by their fierce, creative, and attentive approach to litigation and, later, by their friendship. 

Formed in 2022, Riverside is new on the scene in name only. Each founding attorney spent years practicing at Spokane-based, mid-size law firms, and, together, Riverside's founders offer over 60 years of success litigating and trying cases throughout the Pacific Northwest. 

Since joining forces, Riverside's attorneys have continued to achieve successful results for their clients. Now, however, they do so with the support and insight of their friends and partners, who offer a wealth of knowledge unique to federal district and circuit court clerks (Asti Gallina; Casey Bruner); U.S. Marine and Army Ranger veterans (Matthew Mensik; Matthew Crotty); and seasoned trial attorneys with numerous, multi-million-dollar trial verdicts and other favorable results at jury and bench trials (Matthew Crotty; Michael Love; Casey Bruner; Asti Gallina; Matthew Mensik).

Thus, if you are seeking representation in an employment, USERRA, real property, landlord-tenant, trust and estates, contract, trade secrets, business, or other commercial matter, call Riverside, and you will be greeted by a team of lawyers committed to helping you achieve your goals in a cost-effective, attentive, and responsive manner. 

 

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