Two major events in Peggy’s life caused her to change course from a highly regarded expert on federal, state and local legislation to an Elder Law Attorney, seeking to use her unique background and expertise to help others in time of uncertainty and crisis. First, in 2007, Peggy’s mother succumbed to dementia after suffering with the disease over five years.
Then, in 2008, Peggy was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, and spent a year undergoing difficult treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.
From her experience as a breast cancer survivor, Peggy developed a deep empathy and understanding of the profound physical, emotional and financial effects chronic and debilitating disease can have on our clients.
From her experience with her mother, and later with her in-laws, as well as those of close friends, Peggy’s conviction grew that people in their later years need and deserve topnotch legal services to protect their assets, provide for their increasing medical needs, preserve their independence and provide for assistance when independent living is no longer safe or appropriate.
A native of Maine, after graduating from law school, Peggy joined a private practice in Honolulu. She left paradise to move to Washington, D.C., to work for the Hon. George Mitchell when he was Majority Leader of the U. S. Senate. After he retired, she fell in love with Washington State, and served state and local governments here, most recently crafting legislation for King and Snohomish Counties.
Born in the former Soviet Union, Violeta’s family moved to Bellevue when she was 5. She graduated from Interlake High School there with a certificate in the International Baccalaureate program.
A Husky, Violeta graduated from the University of Washington with an BS in Psychology. Always interested in the legal field, she went on at the U to receive her Professional Paralegal Certificate.
Violeta joined our firm in February of 2015. She very much enjoys working in the area of Elder Law. She is passionate about being able to aid those in the elderly community with the type of services our firm provides. She has seen firsthand how important and gratifying our work can be.
In her personal time, she enjoys teaching ballroom dancing and spending time with her family and friends.
Roxana is Of Counsel with the Sanders Law Group. She focuses her practice in the areas of elder law, estate planning, and family law. Originally from Romania, Roxana is a part of the first generation in her family to attend college. Her personal journey to the United States along with her time spent in France and Washington, D.C. has led her to have a deep appreciation for the great privilege she has had in obtaining a higher education. She brings to the firm many years of experience in the long term care industry and a passion for providing practical legal advice and thorough legal representation to clients from various walks of life.
Roxana is a graduate of Seattle University School of Law. While attending law school, she was a Content Development Editor for the Seattle Journal for Social Justice and a board member of the Women’s Law Caucus. During her last semester, she was a legal intern in the Consumer Protection Clinic, where she provided clients with representation during foreclosure proceedings.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, and volunteering in various legal and non-legal organizations in the community. Roxana speaks fluent Romanian and French.
Seattle University School of Law, Juris Doctor
American University, M.S, Justice, Law, and Society
American Univeristy, B.A., Law and Society; B.A., Psychology
King County Neighborhood Legal Clinic, Volunteer Attorney
Born in Seattle and raised in Tacoma, Ralph spent 35 years in building material distribution in the fields of sales, purchasing, inventory control, logistics and network administration. After retiring for 1 week, he joined Sanders Law Group as Office Administrator. His skills in marketing, business and information technology allow Peggy and Violeta to concentrate on the needs of our clients.
Ralph cherishes the firm’s involvement in the Edmonds community and is a member of Rotary, the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce and is on the board of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. An outdoorsman since his youth, most weekends he goes hiking, mostly in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Ralph is also a (very) amateur photographer. He has a daughter and 2 beautiful granddaughters in the Austin, TX, area.
Peggy has been a member of the Washington State Bar since 1996. She received her JD from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston in 1987. Peggy is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
Peggy and Ralph live in Edmonds with their co-pilot, a little rescue dog named Winston.