Melissa Ernat


  • Melissa Ernat

    Melissa Ernat

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  • Raven Hollenhorst

    Raven Hollenhorst

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  • Kitka Galvin

    Kitka Galvin

    Kitka Galvin has been with VanDerGinst Law since March 2019. She is the Criminal and General Practice Paralegal to her husband, attorney Michael Galvin. Outside of work, Kitka is a coach/instructor at Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping, Mom to Roxanne and Phillip, and MarMar (Grandma) to Nicholas.

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  • Gordon Owoo

    Gordon Owoo

    Gordon Owoo, Paralegal 📁. In his own words: “I’m Gordon, a paralegal at VanDerGinst Law. With my friendly demeanor, I assist our seasoned and well-experienced Attorneys by: ➡️Maintaining client’s file/docket ➡️Keeping in contact with clients to assure their needs are met ➡️Conducting documentary & legal research ➡️Drafting of legal documents ➡️Correspondence ➡️and Pleadings. I’m an…

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  • Kathy Fox

    Kathy Fox

    Kathy says, “I am an oldie but a goodie.” Kathy has been assisting attorneys as a paralegal and helping injured workers for over 45 years. Kathy says she loves her job and co-workers. She finds it very rewarding to help people receive the benefits to which they are entitled. In her leisure time, she is…

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  • Desiree Christensen

    Desiree Christensen

    Desiree Christensen has been working for VanDerGinst since January 2019 as a Paralegal. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 2017 with her B.A. in Criminology, Law and Justice. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her daughter, mother, and family and loves hot Tabata, hot yoga, and eating at local restaurants.

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  • Jody Ruchotzke

    Jody Ruchotzke

    Jody Ruchotzke has been working for VanDerGinst for 8+ years as a Paralegal, and she really enjoys helping our clients. Outside of work, Jody spends time with her children and husband, doing lots of outdoor activities and volunteering for many local community events and charities. Jody says, “It has been an amazing experience working for…

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  • Mary Beckhart

    Mary Beckhart

    Mary is a paralegal and has worked at VanDerGinst Law for almost 30 years. Mary started as a Receptionist, then moved to Intake Manager for approximately 10 years. Mary loves her job and enjoys helping our clients. She says, “I work with an amazing group of people that work very hard to do what they…

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VanDerGinst Law is fortunate to continue to serve our clients during this time despite the government ordered “shelter in place” and business shutdown. We are conducting business, including opening new cases, remotely via phone, email, and/or virtual conferencing. We are also available to take appointments at our offices by appointment only. Please call 800-960-8529 or email

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