Adam Ballout, Partner
Adam is a Seattle native and alumni of the University of Washington and the Seattle University School of Law. During law school, Adam clerked for the Chief Judge of the Suquamish tribe before joining the successful firm of Richard Okrent. Adam has been a dedicated and successful trial litigator of dependency, adoption, administrative law, and personal injury cases which have including several high profile cases garnering national media attention.
Upon Richard Okrent’s appointment by Governor Gregoire to the Snohomish County Superior Court bench, Adam Ballout joined with attorneys Taila AyAy and Sarah Crane in forming the ABC Law Group LLP.
Currently serving clients in Snohomish, King and Skagit county, the ABC Law Group is a dedicated, experienced firm with a strong professional reputation and a passion for social justice.
Adam’s commitment to advocating for system reform and the reunification of families has led to a focus on dealing with complex contested child abuse and child custody issues.
Outside of the office, Adam actively volunteers and is a board member of Snohomish County Domestic Violence Services. In 2014, Adam was twice elected as a board member to the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Adam is currently President of the Board of Directors for WSCADV.
Flint Stebbins, Attorney at Law
Flint Stebbins received his Bachelor's degree in Biology with high honors then went to graduate school where he studied molecular development in the fruit fly, the molecular structure and operation of the Acetylcholine neurotransmitter receptor, and infectious diseases including Hantavirus and West Nile Virus. There, he also taught laboratory sections in Basic Biology and Mammalian Physiology.
Flint subsequently went to Chapman University School of Law where he served on the Student Bar Association, received multiple awards, and was a staff editor on the legal Journal Nexus. Flint worked for several years in the Snohomish County Superior Court including 2 and a half years as the law clerk to the Honorable David A. Kurtz.
Flint joined ABC Law Group in January, 2013 where he has found his calling fighting for people during the overwhelming and traumatic experience of legal jeopardy. The majority of Flint's practice is representing parents in dependency litigation and representing foster children.
Flint finds great satisfaction assisting his clients in understanding and successfully navigating these complex and intimidating cases.
Rachelle Boire, Attorney
Rachelle Boire attended San Diego State for her undergraduate education where she majored in Criminal Justice with a double-minor in Political Science and Sociology. She obtained her Paralegal Certificate from the University of California, San Diego Extension Program. Rachelle attended Law School at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law where she excelled on the National Trial Team. She was an Intern at the Federal Defenders of San Diego where she helped to defend the rights of the accused. Rachelle aspires to accomplish the same great results for her clients dealing with allegations from CPS and throughout the Dependency process. In her free time, Rachelle enjoys spending time with her dog, Cody, and exploring the Pacific Northwest’s premier music venues.
Neil Weiss, Attorney at Law
Neil Weiss received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Washington State University. Neil Weiss subsequently attended Seattle University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude. During his time at law school, Neil worked as a Rule 9 intern at the City of Everett Prosecutor’s Office. During this internship, he prosecuted several jury and bench trials, argued numerous motions, and handled many criminal misdemeanor cases from start to finish.
Despite this prosecutorial background, Neil found protecting defendants’ rights on the other side of the aisle far more rewarding and satisfying. He utilizes his past experience for the benefit of his clients both in and out of the courtroom, using the perspective of both sides to negotiate or argue the best possible outcome for clients.
Neil joined ABC Law Group in late 2012 and focuses his practice in representation in dependency litigation for parents and children, defense for CPS allegations of abuse and neglect, family law, and criminal defense.
Taila Ayay, Partner
Taila AyAy formed the ABC Law Group with Sarah Crane and Adam Ballout in February of 2011. Her practice focuses on the representation of parents involved in dependency proceedings, third-party custody, adoption, and collaborative family law. Taila has a reputation for being a compassionate and forceful advocate for her clients and enjoys a successful history of reuniting families and helping prevent further trauma to families. Taila is experienced in preparing individual wills, powers of attorney, and directives to physicians. She also represents landlords in landlord-tenant disputes.
B.A. City University (2003), Summa Cum Laude
J.D. Seattle University School of Law (2006)
Attorney Tamar Rosenfeld
Tamar has a B.A. from St. Cloud State University and graduated from Seattle University School of Law. Before joining ABC Law Group in 2016, she participated in the Incarcerated Parents Advocacy Clinic and volunteered at the Housing Justice Project. Tamar is passionate about advocating for families in transition and obtaining positive results for parents in the dependency process. She is also available to draft wills.
Claire Rynerson-Oswald, Paralegal
Claire has been with ABC Law Group since February 2017. In June 2017 she graduated with an AA in paralegal studies from Edmonds Community College. She is hands on with all cases, and assists all of the firm’s attorneys in keeping things running smoothly.
In her spare time, Claire is usually spending her time on adventures with her boyfriend, horse and their dog. She grew up with a passion for animals and a strong love and interest for the law.
Attorney Dana Halbert
Dana is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. Prior to joining ABC Law Group, Dana worked with the Innocence Project Northwest for two years. The Innocence project northwest provides legal and investigative services to individuals in Washington State seeking to prove their innocence and work to redress the causes of wrongful convictions.
In addition, Dana volunteered with Street Youth Legal Advocates O(SYLA) and served on the board as co-president.
Dana has focused on serving low-income populations, in both civil and criminal matters, and has experience in the following areas:
• Tribal public defense
• Tribal and state dependencies
• Family law: dissolution, adoption, child custody, child support
• SSI/SSDI disability law
• Immigration asylum law
• Criminal and parental termination appeals
• Public defense policy and practices
Zoey joined the office in 2012 shortly after her birth. Zoey is a pocket beagle by nature, and an ambassador/mascot by trade.
Her interests include: food, chasing toys, hiding toys, getting to know new toys, the Economist, and sleep.
Outside of the office Zoey's interests include: food, chasing toys, hiding toys, getting to know new toys, blogging, and sleep.