Support Staff

Erin R. Rollins

In 2006 I started my career in the legal field as a file clerk. Since then, I have earned my associates in Paralegal studies and have learned different types of law during my 10+ years of experience. I find family law to be the most fulfilling and rewarding. Helping to guide people through an often stressful and emotional process with a positive outlook is what matters most to me.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and son. We enjoy traveling and exploring the great outdoors with our lab-pit mix.

Erin R. Rollins, Paralegal

Louise  Dinsmore

In 1985, a trusting and believing attorney gave me the opportunity to begin a career as a legal assistant, and to this day I am forever grateful. Although I have worked in many areas of law, being a family law legal assistant has been my preference and passion. No one expects to get divorced (myself included), and there is a certain satisfaction in helping clients through the emotional and mental turmoil and struggle of a family dissolving, and supporting them as they look toward the future. I have worked at Yates Family Law, PC since 2005, and, specifically, for Michael Yates. When I am not at work as part of this great team, I spend time with my grandkids and love to travel.

Louise A. Dinsmore, Legal Assistant to Michael A. Yates

Andrea Morgan

I became curious about the law when drafting my own divorce papers (a self-confessed mistake!) and joined the family law community as a receptionist at the age of 21. Through a combination of night school and "learning the ropes" firsthand in the office, I became a legal assistant and have been working in family law for 15 years. My personal life experiences (being a young mother and divorced at the age of 19), provides me with a depth of understanding regarding the challenges our clients face.

Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband and children, exploring the natural beauty of Oregon, and all things science fiction.

Andrea D. Morgan, Legal Assistant to Jacqueline L. Alarcon and Austin B. Batalden

David Gallegos

I have worked in the family law community for just over a decade and find it to be exciting and fulfilling. I take care of much of the details behind-the-scenes of the firm, such as preparing conference rooms for meetings, troubleshooting minor IT issues, and procuring any supplies that are needed for day-to-day firm operations, while providing quality customer service to our clients. When I am not at work I spend a lot of my free time with family and friends; enjoy Portland's local music scene; and I take advantage of the Northwest's great outdoors. I am a huge movie buff and can often be found honing my skill in photography and media production.

David Gallegos, Administrative Assistant

Kristen Vineyard

I am from a small town in rural southern Idaho, and arrived in Oregon over 25 years ago where Portland is my second home. I achieved a Bachelor of Arts and Science from Marylhurst University in 2002. I am an administrative professional with over 18 years of experience in the legal field. In addition to my love for nature, I am an avid supporter of the local music scene and a volunteer to many worthy causes including Friends of Trees, the Arbor Day Foundation and local arts, crafts and music festivals.

Kristen D. Vineyard, Receptionist