The Law Office of Kari Hayles-Davenport

Proactive, personal and solution focused representation to protect the rights of your family.

At the Law Office of Kari Hayles-Davenport we understand and appreciate that all legal issues involving family are difficult and emotionally trying for everyone involved.  It is our goal to help each client successfully navigate through the process by providing assistance and legal advice along the way. 

Meet Our Team

Kari Hayles-Davenport

Kari Hayles-Davenport

Kari was born in the Tri-Cities to a farming family. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University in 2003 and her Juris Doctor degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2006. Kari is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Benton-Franklin Bar Association.

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Don Schirm

A native of Biloxi, Mississippi, Don Schirm, Jr. 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, Don 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.

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Erika Longanecker

Erika Longanecker

Erika was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and grew up in Western Washington. She graduated Cum Laude from Crown College in 2001 earning her Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies.

She moved to the Tri-Cities in 2007. She has worked in the family law field since 2000. With her experience in family law she has come to know that each and every client brings with them a different set of circumstances and has the knowledge and expertise to assist in each situation.

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Erika Longanecker

Sherri Thompson Rice

Sherri is new to the Tri-Cities. Born in Arizona, she has grown up in Oklahoma and Arkansas and has now made Washington home. Her entire professional career produced legal experience ranging from victim services, child advocacy and civil litigation as well as administration and managerial experience. She brings her expansive experience to the family law field to assist in investigating and organizing facts that will produce beneficial results for each client we serve.

Sherri enjoys everything the Tri Cities has to offer especially time spent with her family.

 

 

Ticia Cervantes

Ticia Cervantes

Ticia was born in South Korea and grew up in Poulsbo, Washington. After graduating high school she enlisted into the United States Navy and was stationed in California. In 2001 she moved to the Tri-Cities with her husband and children, and has loved being a part of the Tri-Cities community.

Ticia has been a part of Kari’s staff as a Secretary/Legal Assistant since 2011. Although she is relatively new to the family law field, she enjoys working with the staff in the office and enjoys feeling like she is making a difference for clients.