Since 1906 when J.M. Phillips began practicing law in Washington, our law firm has provided help to elderly, incapacitated and injured people and their families.

We provide comprehensive Elder Law, Estate Planning and Personal Injury Litigation services for residents of Washington.



Current work status:

Hired as a “Temp” at Phillips, Krause & Brown in May 1994 and still working. The Office Administrator and known as “SWMBO” (She Who Must Be Obeyed). The “go-to person” in the office (except for any kind of computer issues) Also known as the “driver” for my boss, James M. Brown

Area of interest in the law practice is Guardianships – duties include: Legal research; preparing petitions, motions, reports and accountings, proposed orders, notices; declarations, and attend client meetings. It is a blessing and joy to help the elderly/disabled people who need help.

My previous work life:

1970-1983 - Worked as a certified dental assistant, dental x-ray technician, and dental office manager


Born and raised in Stockton California.
Accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior in November 1968
Married to James M. Brown in 1974.
A breast cancer survivor! (2019)


I come from a Chinese American family of five brothers and three sisters.
Both parents and three brothers are deceased.
Married to James M. Brown
Children: two grown children (boys) who are married
Grand children: four grand kids – three boys and one girl
Current Pets: Both Rescued
Apollo (Fly Me to the Moon) – AKC German Shepherd
Biskit – a Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua mix
No Cats – I am severely allergic to cats


Immanuel Baptist Church (IBC)
P.E.O. Chapter BC
German Shepherd Dog Club of Washington
German Shepherd Dog Club of America

Activities and Interests:

Daily devotions from the Bible every day
Attend via Live Stream every Sunday:
Grays Harbor Immanuel Baptist Church
Greg Laurie’s Harvest Church in Orange County
Attend a ladies Bible Study at IBC

Favorite entertainment:

British mysteries, Good Old Movies, NHK Japanese station Listening to Baroque/Classical music, Jazz, good Christian music Listen to K-LOVE while driving
Sports: Swimming and Sumo

Hobbies include:

Jigsaw puzzles, mahjong, boardgames, staying connected with family and friends via social media, reading books of interest, crafts, etc.
Played the oboe and clarinet for many years, but have not played since 1999


Travel to California to spend time with family