Legal Staff

Bryce McPartland

Bryce McPartland

Bryce has been named a Rising Star by Washington’s SuperLawyers Magazine, in consecutive years. He is the only north-central Washington attorney to be named as such. Bryce has recently served on the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) Board of Governors, WSAJ’s Judicial Committee, the Washington State Bar Association’s Mentor Development Team. In 2016, Bryce was voted in as President of the Grant County Bar Association.

Bryce McPartland is a 2005 graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law. There, he served as Articles Editor for the Gonzaga Journal of International Law. Before attending Gonzaga, Bryce graduated in 2001 from Washington State University, where he was awarded the Howard Payne Award, by the Washington State University History Department for excellence in undergraduate research.

Bryce is a 1997 graduate of Warden High School, in Warden, Washington. Bryce and his wife Belia (formerly Estrada, of Warden) have four children, Gaelen, Kiera, Owen and Aidan.

Roy Schirm, Attorney

Roy Schirm, Attorney

A native of Biloxi, Mississippi, Roy Schirm joins the firm after having completed his legal studies at Gonzaga University School of Law, in 2016 and being admitted to practice by the Washington State Bar that same year.

While studying at Gonzaga, Roy worked in Gonzaga’s law clinic and served as Vice President of its Mission Possible Club, leading efforts to provide volunteer services to underprivileged people in Latin American countries.

Roy is a proud Coug.  He received his Bachelor’s degree cum laude, in Social Sciences from Washington State University, in 2011.  While there, Roy was named to the President’s Honor Roll and was a member of the Native American Student Association.

Before attending to his university studies, Roy served our country in the United States Army; serving two tours overseas in Iraq. He was honorably discharged after achieving the rank of Sergeant (E-5).

Roy is an avid sports fan, supporting the New Orleans Saints, Gonzaga University Bulldogs and Washington State Cougars. He enjoys the outdoors, hiking, white-water rafting, golf and basketball. He is also the proud father of Miranda Schirm.

Roy is also an EAGLE member of the Washington State Association for Justice.

Ruben Vela

Ruben Vela

Ruben Vela is a paralegal in our office who has assisted in the representation of injured workers for over a decade. 

Mr. Vela was hired from the Attorney General’s office. He is the only paralegal in the Moses Lake area who has worked for both the State and also on behalf of injured workers. He lends a unique perspective to cases not always available at other law firms. 

Born and raised in Moses Lake, Mr. Vela is a graduate of Moses Lake High School, Big Bend Community College and Washington State University. 

Mr. Vela is also very active in his community, and his church at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Moses Lake.

Mr. Vela is married to his wife Maby Vela. The two of them have three children, Edgar, Sarah and Emilio.