Jenny Anderson, Partner
Jenny is a Seattle native and earned both her BA and JD from the University of Washington. In addition to her law practice, Jenny is an adjunct faculty member at Seattle University School of Law, where she has taught family law drafting and is developing a domestic violence practice skills course. She is also a founding member, the 2014-15 Chair, and a current executive committee member of the Low Bono Section of the Washington State Bar Association and serves as a mentor attorney for several local organizations.
Jenny studied child development as part of her undergraduate work, and brings that foundation to all of her work with children and families. She also has experience as a domestic violence victim advocate, so she has an in-depth understanding of the specific challenges that domestic violence victims face. She is dedicated to helping domestic violence victims and their children escape the cycle of violence and live freely and safely, and to helping families navigate the difficult process of separation while holding the needs of their children paramount.
When Jenny isn’t crusading on behalf of her clients, she spends most of her time with her family. She also fosters dogs for a local pet rescue and enjoys swimming, reading, and cooking.
Evangeline Stratton, Partner
Prior to joining Anderson, York & Stratton as a partner, Evangeline practiced for five years as a solo family law attorney. She opened her practice in 2011, after being admitted to the Washington State Bar in November of 2010. Evangeline graduated from William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell | Hamline) in St. Paul, Minnesota, and completed her final year at Seattle University School of Law. While in law school, Evangeline also earned her Masters in Gender and Women's Studies at Minnesota State University, through a unique dual degree program.
Evangeline focuses on serving clients who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. She brings to her practice 20 years of experience advocating for and representing survivors. Evangeline represents clients in their petitions for domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking orders for protection, as well as in administrative proceedings at colleges and universities, and in their family law matters. Her practice area has recently expanded to include appeals and civil litigation for survivors.
Providing low bono accessible legal services is a priority for Evangeline, and for Anderson, York & Stratton as a firm. She continues her commitment to pro bono service through King County Bar Association volunteer programs, Legal Voice policy workgroup membership, and previously served for six years on the Eastside Legal Assistance Program board of directors.
In her “free” time, Evangeline can be found hanging out with her entertaining family (husband, two toddlers, and a dog). She also enjoys reading and spending time at Pacific Northwest beaches.
Daniel York, Partner
Dan is originally from Texas and has adopted the Pacific Northwest as his home. He is a former Marine and Iraq veteran. He graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech University with a BS in Human Development, and obtained his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.
Dan is dedicated to helping people facing seemingly insurmountable situations, with a focus on aggressive and calculated litigation in the areas of family law, domestic violence/sexual assault protection, Title IX proceedings, immigration, and civil litigation. Dan is also an adjunct Professor of Law at Seattle University, teaching a family law legal writing course. He has presented on the subjects of parenting plans, protection from domestic violence, spousal maintenance, veterans issues in family law, and civil rights.
Dan has served as a mentor to attorneys in Seattle University's Low Bono Incubator Program and for the ELAP. He has been awarded the honor of “Rising Star” from the Super Lawyers publication for both 2017 and 2018.
In his free time, Dan enjoys exploring Seattle, volunteering, and spending time with his family.
Sara Vandenbelt, Associate
Sara is originally from Seattle. She left the Pacific Northwest to attend University of California, Santa Barbara where she earned her BA in English and Chicano/a Studies. Throughout college, Sara was the chairperson of Isla Vista Tenant’s Union, where she advocated for tenant’s rights and helped community members facing eviction and unjust treatment from landlords. She graduated with Deans High Honors, achieved the highest GPA amongst Chicano/a Studies graduates, and received Special Congressional Recognition from the U.S. House of Representatives for her work with the Tenant’s Union.
While enrolled in Seattle University School of Law, Sara discovered her passion for family law and serving survivors of domestic violence. She interned with several local organizations including Eastside Legal Assistance Program and Northwest Justice Project, where she provided high-quality legal advocacy for low-income clients seeking domestic violence protection orders and representation with their family law matters. Sara also had the privilege of working as an extern in King County Superior Court for The Honorable Sean P. O’Donnell, Chief Criminal Judge, where her responsibilities included conducting legal and policy research and preparing bench memoranda.
Upon graduation, Sara joined Anderson, York & Stratton. She feels fortunate to be able to continue working in family law providing legal support to domestic violence survivors and clients in need of low-bono representation. Since joining the firm, her practice area has expanded to include guidance and representation of clients seeking to dissolve their committed intimate relationships.
When she is not at the office, Sara enjoys spending time with her family (including two French bulldogs), obsessively researching Seattle restaurants, and watching nearly every HBO show.