RDF Employee Spotlight: Mischel Brooks, Legal Assistant!

Written by Reynolds Defense Firm

On August 5, 2019

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To succeed at the Reynolds Defense Firm, each employee must be a ‘solid’ individual. Now, ‘solid’ is a pretty high standard. And the fact that all our employees meet that standard is one of the reasons why we’re great at what we do – which is working together to support our clients.  It’s important that we take the time to appreciate our team members, giving an inside look to the culture and community that make up Reynolds Defense Firm.  This month, we shine the spotlight on Mischel!

Mischel is an important part of our team, bringing with her many years of legal experience, specifically in the Portland Metro area. What Mischel loves the most about working at Reynolds Defense Firm is the relationships she has built within the firm and that every day we get a chance to change someone’s life – “it keeps me coming back for more!!” Let’s take a look at some other interesting facts about one of our wonderful legal assistants, Mischel:


Why did you decide to do the kind of work you are doing now?

After some years away, I came back to the legal field because I find fulfillment in knowing I have the opportunity to touch someone’s life. Its great to know that I could change someone’s life forever, by using the knowledge I’ve gained over the years in this field.


What are your thoughts about Window of Clarity?

I love what the program offers for those in need, who can’t find a light at the end of their tunnel. Window of Clarity gives them life and hope again.




If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

I really love to travel and explore new places! Maybe binge watch some Netflix. Get back to prepping and cooking more gourmet meals and exploring new recipes.




Whats the silliest thing you’ve done that turned out pretty well?

Trying to put up a tent while the wind was blowing!



What’s the last adventure you went on?

Well the last Big Adventure was 10-day trip to LA. Took my daughter to Disneyland, Legoland and SeaWorld in San Diego. Ready for a Cruise now!!


What small gesture from a stranger made a big impact on you?

I left my purse in the shopping cart at a Fred Meyer, in a neighborhood where some questionable people like to hang out. I made it all the way home before I realized it! With my daughter still in the car seat, I drove all the way back, pretty panicked! It was dark outside and I was looking in all if the carts when a woman came up to me asking what I was looking for. Through tears, I told her what happened and after I described my purse the woman told me she found it and knew “a mother would need her purse”, so she turned it into customer service. I hugged her so tightly and thanked her. I even offered her money but she wouldn’t accept it. When you’re a single, new mom trying to figure life out, something like this could have sent me into a depression (Being a new mom is the hardest job ever!)


Stay tuned for another RDF Employee Spotlight next month!  If you want to learn more about our RDF Team and culture visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.



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