Management

Meet The Keller Rohrback Management Team

Managing Partner Lynn Sarko

Lynn Lincoln Sarko

Managing Partner

Phone: 206.623.1900
Fax: 206.623.3384
E-mail: [email protected]

Lynn Lincoln Sarko is a nationally-recognized leader in complex litigation, having been selected by federal courts nationwide to serve as lead or co-lead counsel in a wide variety of cutting-edge cases. Since 1991, Lynn has led Keller Rohrback’s diverse and accomplished Complex Litigation Group, and as the firm’s Managing Partner, he oversees the case acquisition and progress generated by a resourceful group of 65+ partners and associates in eight offices nationwide. 

Lynn also works closely with the Director of Administration and Keller Rohrback’s Executive Committee to maximize efficiency for both day-to-day and long-term operations for the firm. His interest in the welfare of the firm’s business affairs combined with his personal concern for the growth and prosperity of all its employees makes him a highly visible and trusted presence in Keller Rohrback’s management hierarchy. 

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As Keller Rohrback’s Director of Administration, Renée Griggs is responsible for the overall management and operations of the firm across all eight offices and practice areas. She works closely with the firm’s Managing Partner, Lynn Sarko, members of the Executive Committee, and management and administrative teams to ensure that the day-to-day operations of the firm are running efficiently.

Renée attended Walla Walla University in Walla Walla, Washington. She began working in the legal industry in 1988 and joined Keller Rohrback in 1990 as a legal secretary. She became the firm’s Information Technology Manager in 1995, and has held her current position since the fall of 2007.

In 1995 Renée became a member of the Puget Sound chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. She served as a Co-Chair for the Technology Section, Chapter Secretary (1999-2000), Chair of the Managing Partners Dinner, Chapter President (2002-2003), and as a member of various local, regional, and international committees. 
 

Renee Griggs

Renée C. Griggs

Director of Administration Seattle

Phone: 206.623.1900
Fax: 206.623.3384
E-mail: [email protected]

Colleen Cerdena

Colleen Cerdena

Accounting Manager

Phone: 206.623.1900
Fax: 206.623.3384
E-mail: [email protected]

As the Accounting Manager for Keller Rohrback, Colleen Cerdena oversees the day-to-day operation of the department, leads and mentors the staff, evaluates accounting policies and procedures, and proposes changes to the Managing Partner and Director of Administration to foster growth for the firm.

Colleen has 20 years of experience in the legal field, ranging from earlier service in administration, human resources, payroll, and accounting, which led to refining those skills in the management mode. She was a payroll coordinator for seven years previously, a staff accountant for six years, and a manager for three years. Her arrival at Keller Rohrback introduced the new role to the firm, reflecting the changing needs of the department in a growing and busy law firm. 

Colleen earned a B.A. in Business Administration, and certification in Human Resources, from the University of Washington. She was a certified payroll professional recognized by the American Payroll Association (now known as PayrollOrg) from 2012-2022. Colleen has been a member of the Puget Sound chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators for six years. She enjoys the challenges and rewards of defining her important role within the firm, and supporting the dedicated efforts of her accounting team.
 

Camilla Johnston is Keller Rohrback’s Finance Manager, and in that capacity develops and maintains the firm’s accounting practices and prepares financial statements, in conjunction with the Accounting Department. 

Camilla earned her B.S. in Accounting from Central Washington University and passed the Washington CPA Exam in 1995. She has worked in the legal industry since 1992. Camilla joined Keller Rohrback in 2010 as the Accounting Manager, and transitioned into her current position in 2023. 

Camilla Johnston

Accounting Manager Seattle

Phone: 206.623.1900
Fax: 206.623.3384
E-mail: [email protected]

Patty Peaquin

Human Resources Manager - Seattle

Phone: 206.623.1900
Fax: 206.623.3384
E-mail: [email protected]

Patty Peaquin is Keller Rohrback’s Human Resources Manager, and her responsibilities include support staff recruiting and training, and managing personnel matters throughout the firm’s eight nationwide office locations. Patty began her legal career in 1985, and over the course of the past 20+ years, she advanced from receptionist to legal secretary, and then to paralegal. Patty has focused on human resource management since 2001, and she joined Keller Rohrback in 2008.

Patty earned her B.A. in Sociology from Washington State University. She has been an active member of the Association of Legal Administrators since 1992, for which she has served as a Human Resources Section Co-Chair, Community Service Co-Chair, and Small Firm Section Co-Chair. Patty has also participated on the Managing Partners’ Dinner Committee.

Kathryn Coldiron is Keller Rohrback’s Human Resources Coordinator. In that role, she provides primary support for the firm’s Human Resources Manager, and for the Director of Administration, and they work in close conjunction to maintain an efficient, productive, and positive business and employment atmosphere. Her duties in the HR domain include attorney and staff hiring, onboarding, disciplinary issues, professional liability, performance evaluations, and any other task that might arise in a day for a large and fully-engaged law firm. Kathryn also performs a lead role in promoting the firm’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts, and is a member of Keller Rohrback’s Diversity Committee.

Kathryn earned a B.A. from Connecticut College in History and French, an M.A. in Medieval History from Loyola University, and an M.A. in Library Science from Dominican University. Prior to her present position at Keller Rohrback she worked as a books and manuscripts specialist at a Chicago auction house. Upon returning to her hometown of Seattle in 2017, her career path took a dramatic turn and she has been with Keller Rohrback since 2018.

When not at work, Kathryn enjoys traveling, reading, skiing, and spending time with her husband and young son.

Kathryn Coldiron

Kathryn Coldiron

Human Resources Coordinator

Phone: 206.623.1900
Fax: 206.623.3384
E-mail: [email protected]

Ron Carlile

Ron Carlile

Manager of Information Technology Group (IT)

Phone: 206.623.1900
Fax: 206.623.3384
E-mail: [email protected]

As Manager of the Information Technology Group (IT) at Keller Rohrback, Ron Carlile oversees the IT operations in all eight firm offices around the country. This involves managing the IT budget, long range planning and implementation of IT projects, and exploring emerging technologies as they apply to the group’s core mission. Ron’s leadership also includes mentoring his team of network support personnel, a trio of highly resourceful experts to whom the firm turns for technical guidance on a daily basis.

Ron began his career in this field in the late 1980s, working as the network administrator for an international manufacturing company. Local Area Networking (LAN) was coming into its own at the time, and his background in electrical design and machine programming made Information Technology a natural fit. He made the transition from manufacturing to the legal world in the late 1990s, and arrived at Keller Rohrback in 2016. He counts his colleagues at the firm as among the finest with whom he has worked during his long career.

A Washington native, Ron joined the U.S. Coast Guard out of high school, and trained to become an Electrician’s Mate at Governor’s Island in New York. The remainder of his enlistment was spent as a Petty Officer, on ice breakers in Alaska and lighthouses in Washington. Upon discharge, he returned to school and earned, in succession, his electronics, Microsoft, and CompTIA certifications. Once in the legal environment, Ron joined the Puget Sound Association of Legal Administrators and this was a valuable source of practical experience. 

Ron’s sense of service, well-recognized within the firm, extends to his volunteer commitments with Evergreen Hospital as a hospice counselor, as a Washington State motorcycle safety instructor, and during the Covid epidemic as an aid car driver for his local fire department. 
 

Robert Mittenthal is Keller Rohrback L.L.P.’s Legal Technology Manager. He has more than 30 years of experience as a paralegal and as a litigation support professional, working in e-discovery since the late 1990s. He graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Michigan, with honors.

Before joining Keller Rohrback in 2016, Robert worked at the offices of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, and Perkins Coie, in Seattle. He started his legal career at what was then the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division of the Washington State Office of the Attorney General, so Keller Rohrback provided a return of sorts to those roots.  

He has many pursuits, including reading in philosophy, politics and poetics.
 

Robert Mittenthal

Robert Mittenthal

Legal Technology Manager

Phone: 206.623.1900
Fax: 206.623.3384
E-mail: [email protected]

Aubrey Rodgers

Aubrey Rodgers

Marketing Manager

Phone: 206.623.1900
Fax: 206.623.3384
E-mail: [email protected]

Aubrey Rodgers is Keller Rohrback’s Marketing Manager. She joined the firm in 2018 following several years in the automotive marketing field, and served as a Marketing Coordinator until 2021, when she made the transition to her current role. As Manager, Aubrey oversees Marketing department initiatives across all Keller Rohrback offices and practice groups. 

Among Marketing’s primary tasks is the recruitment of clients for class action matters. And as Marketing shapes the firm’s public identity, Aubrey’s responsibilities include creating and maintaining website content, publicizing firm accomplishments, coordinating with the press on newsworthy events, and promoting Keller Rohrback attorneys in a wide array of professional awards and recognition. Marketing is also the engine for inter-firm communication, support, and shared experience.

Aubrey earned her B.A. at Central Washington University, and played on the CWU soccer team. She is active in firm social events, and has contributed generously to Keller Rohrback’s softball team in its annual quest for gold. She also serves as the Communications Director for the Legal Marketing Association’s Northwest Local Steering Committee, and is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee. 
 

Evelina Spagnolo is Keller Rohrback’s Payroll and Benefits Coordinator. Working closely with the Human Resources Department, she is responsible for all payroll procedures and benefits administration for various programs offered to Keller Rohrback employees. These include group health, dental and vision care, health savings accounts (HSA), flexible spending accounts (FSA), accident and disability coverage, life insurance, and 401k retirement accounts. Evelina also conducts payroll and benefits orientations for newly-hired employees.

After obtaining an associate accounting degree at Everett Community College, Evelina began her experience in the legal field with a small firm in Bellevue, Washington. In 2012 she joined Keller Rohrback as a staff accountant, and assumed the Benefits Coordinator position in 2018. 

Away from work, Evelina enjoys the time she spends with her husband and three children. They love to travel and explore new countries, and being outside is always on their agenda. Evelina and her husband both train in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and he looks forward to opening his own school one day. It could perhaps be located in the house by the beach that she dreams of. 
 

Evelina Spagnolo

Evelina Spagnolo

Payroll and Benefits Coordinator

Phone: 206.623.1900
Fax: 206.623.3384
E-mail: [email protected]

Jennifer Hill

Jennifer Hill

Research and Information Services Manager

Phone: 206.623.1900
Fax: 206.623.3384
E-mail: [email protected]

Jennifer Hill is Keller Rohrback’s Research and Information Services Manager. In that role, she provides research services from a variety of sources for everyone in the firm, and organizes the training needed to make full use of those information services. Jennifer also manages continuing legal education (CLE) enrollment and compliance for Keller Rohrback’s 60+ attorneys, oversees their state licensing and compliance, and manages their professional memberships. 

Jennifer received her B.A. at the University of Cincinnati, and her M.L.S. (Masters of Library Science) at Kent State University. She began her law library career during graduate school, as the Circulation Supervisor at Capital University School of Law Library in Columbus, Ohio. Her first professional librarian position was at the University of California Los Angeles School of Law Library, where she was the Evening Access Services Librarian. A move to the Seattle area landed her at Keller Rohrback, where she reports having remained happily ever after. 

Jennifer is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries. She is also a member of the Law Librarians of Puget Sound, and has served as both a past President and current Employment Committee Chair for that organization.
 

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