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About the Firm

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Prinz and Brozik PLLC is located in Pullman, WA. The firm specializes in the following areas of practice: family law, estate planning, wills and trusts, criminal law, employment law, University issues, and landlord/tenant law.

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History of Prinz & Brozik PLLC

Beth Prinz, Retired Attorney

Retired Attorney Beth Prinz grew up in Boston, MA, and graduated from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She received a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. After working as a college professor for many years in Pittsburgh, she attended University of Idaho Law School and graduated in 1999. She was admitted into the Idaho Bar Association in 1999 and the Washington State Bar Association in 2000. Ms. Prinz opened Prinz Law in 2001 after working as an associate attorney for law firms in Colfax, WA. Her primary area of practice was family law. Ms. Prinz hired attorney Jenna Brozik in 2011 as an associate attorney. When Ms. Prinz retired in 2012, Ms. Brozik took over the practice and opened Prinz & Brozik PLLC.

Jenna L. Brozik, Managing Attorney/Owner

Jenna Brozik, Managing Attorney & Owner at Prinz & Brozik PLLC

Jenna Brozik is from Texas and graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder. She had a previous career in Hollywood, CA as a Chief Lighting Technician (also called a gaffer) for thirteen years where she worked on feature films and television. When her husband accepted a job in Pullman, WA, Ms. Brozik decided to attend law school. She graduated from The University of Idaho College of Law in 2011. In the summer after her second year of law school, Ms. Brozik worked as a law clerk at the Attorney General’s Office at Washington State University. During her last year of law school, she represented clients as a Rule 9 Legal Intern at the University of Idaho College of Law Legal Aid Clinic. She practiced family, criminal, and landlord/tenant law at the Clinic.

Ms. Brozik also is a mediator and has been mediating cases since 2018. Ms. Brozik, her husband, and their twin children have lived in Pullman since 2006. Ms. Brozik enjoys sports and coached her children’s soccer teams in Pullman for six years. The Broziks have several pets, one Golden Retriever, one Maltese, and one Tabby cat. The Broziks enjoy camping, traveling, going to Coogs games, and spending time with friends and family.

Areas of Practice:

  • Wills and Trusts, Living Trusts, Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Title 11 Guardian ad Litem
  • Probate
  • Guardianships
  • Civil Matters
  • University Issues
  • Employment Law
  • TEDRA actions, Will contests
  • Mediation

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • Washington: 2011
  • Idaho: 2012

EDUCATION:

  • University of Colorado, Boulder BFA 1992
  • University of Idaho, JD, 2011

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIP:

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Idaho State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association Section Member, Estate Planning and Real Estate
  • Washington State Bar Association Section Member: Family Law

Paul C.Hanes, Associate Attorney at Law

Paul Hanes, Associate Attorney at Prinz & Brozik PLLC

Paul Hanes was born in San Francisco, CA but later moved to Western Washington where he graduated high school in Port Angeles, WA. Mr. Hanes graduated from the University of Idaho in Moscow with a B.S. degree in History and then graduated from the University of Idaho College of Law in 2012. In the summer following his second year of law school, Mr. Hanes served as the sole legal clerk for the Clallam County Superior Court Judges in Washington and as a legal intern for the Clallam County Public Defender’s office in 2012.

Upon graduation, Mr. Hanes took a two-year hiatus from law and worked locally in Moscow, ID, during which time he married and moved to Moscow permanently with his wife, who works as a Suzuki certified violin instructor. Mr. Hanes was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2015 and the Idaho State Bar in 2016. Upon admittance to the Washington State Bar, Mr. Hanes accepted an associate attorney position with Magyar, Rauch & Associates, PLLC in Moscow, ID where he practiced in criminal, family and landlord/tenant law. While working at this firm, Mr. Hanes also served as a Public Defender for felonies in Nez Perce County, ID from February 2017 to August 2017.

Mr. Hanes began working for Prinz & Brozik, PLLC in August of 2017.

Areas of Practice:

  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Landlord/Tenant Law
  • Civil Matters
  • University Issues
  • Restraining Orders and Protection Orders

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • Washington State Bar: 2015
  • Idaho State Bar: 2016

EDUCATION:

  • University of Idaho: Bachelor of Science, 2009
  • University of Idaho College of Law: J.D. 2012

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Idaho State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association Section Member: Criminal Law

Samantha M. Butler, Associate Attorney at Law


Samantha Butler, Associate Attorney at Prinz & Brozik PLLC

Samantha Butler grew up in Juliaetta, Idaho and attended undergraduate school at the University of Idaho, obtaining her Bachelor’s in General Studies in 2011. During this time, she created her own house cleaning business and saved up for law school, as she had wanted to be an attorney since a very young age. Her father, Steve Rishling, who has been practicing law in Idaho for the last 33 years, was her inspiration for this desire. She attended the University of Idaho College of Law and obtained her Juris Doctor Degree in 2018. With the help of her family and by continuing to work through law school, she was able to graduate free of any student loan debt. Ms. Butler worked for a local firm in Idaho before working for Prinz & Brozik, PLLC. She joined Prinz & Brozik PLLC in March of 2022.

Ms. Butler married her best friend, Aaron Butler, in June 2019, and the couple live in Genesee, Idaho. They continue to reside there with their 2 German Shepherds, 1 corgi, 1 Pitbull mixed breed, and 3 cats. The couple love target shooting, camping, fishing, traveling, bowling, video games and spending time with friends and family.

Areas of Practice:

  • Family Law
  • Guardianship
  • Civil Matters

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • Idaho State Bar: 2017
  • Washington State Bar: 2022

EDUCATION:

  • University of Idaho, Bachelors in General Studies, 2011
  • University of Idaho College of Law, J.D., 2018

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Idaho State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association Section Member: Family Law

Linda Schmidt, Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Linda Schmidt, Office Manager & Bookkeeper at Prinz & Brozik PLLC

Linda Schmidt has worked as a secretary, legal assistant/paralegal for almost 20 years. Prior to that she was employed by Whitman County Auditor’s Office in Legal Records and later as the head of the Vehicle Licensing Department. She has a career paralegal degree and is certified as a guardian ad litem.

Jessica Jones, Legal Assistant and Assistant Bookkeeper

Jessica Jones, Legal Assistant and Assistant Bookkeeper at Prinz & Brozik PLLC

Jessica Jones was born in British Columbia, Canada and grew up in Eastern Washington. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Eastern Washington University with a degree in Graphic Communications and a minor in Studio Art. She is an American Association of University Women Technology Award recipient. After college she started her own design business and in 2017 moved to Pullman with her husband, two children and Jack Russel Terrier Yoda. After taking some time off to be a stay-at-home mom she started working at Prinz & Brozik in 2022 as a Legal Assistant/ Assistant Bookkeeper.

Avery Smalls, Legal Assistant

Avery Smalls, Legal Assistant at Prinz & Brozik PLLC

Avery Smalls was born and raised in Tacoma WA. After graduating from Wilson High School, she moved to Pullman WA to attend Washington State University. Both of Ms. Smalls’ parents also attended WSU and she comes from a long line of Coogs. At WSU she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a minor in Psychology.

After her educational career, she discovered a love for the city of Pullman and a passion for law and hopes to attend Law School one day. Ms. Smalls has been working at Prinz and Brozik since August 2022.

Melissa Harrison, Accounting Assistant

Melissa Harrison, Accounting Assistant at Prinz & Brozik PLLC

Melissa Harrison was born in Mesa, Arizona and raised in Whitman County. Melissa has been living in Colfax for over 12 years with her two sons, Grady and Bryson. At 22, Melissa began working for the county as an office Administrator for 7 years, during that time she developed a love for working with the community and problem solving in the office! At the end of 2018, Melissa decided it was time for a change and was fortunate enough to be hired at Prinz and Brozik PLLC.

Melissa enjoyed working for Prinz and Brozik as a full time Legal Assistant for over a year, until she decided to get her Real Estate license. Developing friendships with her co-workers and her passion for her work keeps her busy; she works as a legal/accounting assistant for Prinz and Brozik part time and she also is a real estate agent for REMAX.