About Lauber Dancey, PLLC

We want to help you through this process

Two attorneys, Ashley Lauber and Delaina Dancey started Lauber Dancey with a vision: two whip smart women attorneys who would take the time to listen to clients with compassion and understanding, expertly guiding them through complicated legal labyrinths. We have helped hundreds of clients and appreciate all the unexpected circumstances that folks face in their lives. With over 25 combined years of legal experience, we are committed to helping you overcome your financial difficulties and get you on solid ground.
 As a Lauber Dancey client, you will receive exceptional judgment-free advocacy from an attorney who is truly invested in helping you recover peace and stability in your financial life. The attorneys of Lauber Dancey are Northwest natives, serving all of western Washington, with our home office in downtown Everett. We believe in providing access to justice, and are dedicated to flexible appointment times, as well as home-visits for individuals struggling with physical challenges.



Our Legal Team

Ashley Lauber

Ashley Lauber


Ms. Lauber graduated from Seattle University School of Law with a strong commitment to serving social justice and the public interest. During school, she participated in the Ronald Peterson Law Clinic’s Predatory Lending program where she assisted homeowners in fighting banks to keep their homes during the economic downturn. She also volunteered with Multifaith Works, a community organization dedicated to the de-stimatization and support of individuals living with HIV and AIDS. After graduation, Ms. Lauber was hired by a downtown Seattle firm where she learned bankruptcy law and met Ms. Dancey and saw the potential for important advocacy in debt relief services for folks struggling to find their financial stability. Now, an experienced debt negotiator, and bankruptcy practitioner, Ms. Lauber believes deeply in resolving issues of access to legal services and is proud to provide low-bono and sliding scale services through the firm. The Lauber Dancey firm is positioned to give you the most compassionate advocacy in the attorney marketplace. Relief is a phone call away.

Bar Number: 44099
Washington, 2011
Seattle University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2011

Delaina Firm Photo

Delaina Dancey


Ms. Dancey has been an advocate for clients for more than 20 years. She is licensed to practice in both Washington and Georgia. Her experience includes family law, bankruptcy law, traffic citations and arbitration. Ms. Dancey focuses her practice on discovering the needs of her clients and working with them to craft a plan to resolve their case quickly and affordably. She has experience arguing before the court at trial, negotiating with bankruptcy Trustees, and working with banks, credit card companies, auto finance companies, utilities and other creditors. She is a strong advocate for her clients. Her goal is a successful resolution of her client’s cases and she works tirelessly on their behalf.

Ms. Dancey graduated from Washington State University and studied law at Seattle University. She has a military family background and has lived in many unique locales including Adak, Alaska, and Reykjavik, Iceland. She is an accomplished SCUBA diver in both cold and tropical waters. She is married to a local high-tech entrepreneur and has one daughter.

Bar Number: 23817
Washington, 1994
Seattle University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1994

Jaclyn Bray

of Counsel

Jaclyn Bray received her undergraduate degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in 2003, with a double major in Mathematics and Economics and a minor in Business. After college, she relocated from Ohio to Washington to attend Seattle University School of Law and graduated cum laude in 2006. While attending law school, Jacki volunteered with the King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic, an organization that provides pro bono legal services to residents of King County. After graduation, Jacki spent over 10 years practicing law at a downtown Seattle firm that specializes in probate and trust administration and litigation. Her experience as a probate attorney provided her with a valuable understanding of how to help clients navigate through an emotionally difficult and often complicated time in their lives. Jacki provides sound legal advice and tirelessly advocates for her clients both inside and outside the courtroom. Her practice at Lauber Dancey primarily focuses on family law, probate and trust administration, and estate planning. When not practicing law, Jacki enjoys traveling to the east coast to visit her family, spending time with friends, and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her husband and dog.

Tim Lechner

of Counsel

Tim Lechner is a Washington native, born and raised in Seattle and is a third generation attorney, following his father, Robert Lechner and grandfather, Lloyd Savage in the practice of law. Tim graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in economics in 1983 and received his JD in 1986 from Willamette University College of Law, in Salem Oregon.

Following law school, Tim worked with his father in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle in a small general law practice. Tim’s practice focused on family law, estate planning and probate, guardianship, representing small businesses in a range of areas, and the general practice of law. Following his father’s retirement, Tim continued with a solo law practice.

Tim joined Lauber Dancey of counsel in 2017 and primarily practices in family law. Tim’s philosophy in handling a client’s dissolution or issues relating to their children is to attempt to minimize the adversarial nature of such cases to work towards meeting his client’s goals by mutual agreement when possible, but when called upon, he’s ready, willing and able to take a more aggressive, litigious approach to get his client’s the best possible results for their case.

Marne Whitney

of Counsel

Marne graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in Lincoln, NE in 2000. She practiced criminal, family and juvenile law there until she moved to Washington in 2007. She practiced telecom and corporate law in Washington until she became a Deputy King County Prosecutor in 2012. After she left the Prosecutor’s office she began practicing traffic infractions, criminal law and family law. She’s a skilled attorney and a valuable addition to our team.

Jillian Kerbacher

of Counsel

Jillian grew up in Texas and Pennsylvania but with roots in the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from Austin College in Sherman, Texas with a double major in German and International Relations. Following graduation, she volunteered for a state computer education program serving adults in rural Texas. After making the move to Seattle, Jillian attended law school at Seattle University School of Law. While there, she worked in the Ronald Peterson Law Clinic’s International Human Rights Clinic and Youth Advocacy Clinic. Since receiving her Juris Doctor, she regularly volunteers with the King County Housing Justice Project, helping low-income tenants facing eviction. Jillian advises clients regarding landlord-tenant disputes, contract disputes, debt negotiations and dissolutions. Apart from practicing law, Jillian spends her time with her family and friends as well as hiking and bouldering.

Janna LaJoie

Office Manager

Janna is a Washington native, born and raised in Snohomish, WA. After high school Janna embarked on a very rewarding career in the Navy as an Intelligence Specialist stationed in San Diego, CA. It was there she met her husband and began her next journey as a mom of three boys. She moved her family to Arlington, WA so her children could have the same quality of life she experienced growing up in Snohomish. As the children got older and more self-sufficient she worked as a Para-Educator with the Arlington School District for three years covering grades pre-school through High School and specializing in high needs students. She also organized, managed, and provided accounting for 3 Book Fairs yearly over an 8 year period generating over $100,000 in profits as chairperson for the Arlington School District. Janna is a dedicated professional, ready to take on the responsibilities to get the job done. Janna is an approachable, team player, and a trusted member of our team. Janna is our face and voice to the public and carries the responsibility with pride. We are very fortunate to have her and take pride in her being your first experience with Lauber and Dancey.

Emily Maciel

Administrative Assistant

Emily was born in Washington and raised on both the west and east side of the state. She moved to to the area in 2012 and has remained here ever since. Emily attended school at Yakima Valley Community College and plans to continue her education at a 4 year university. She previously worked at Nintendo, Google and TalentWise before joining the Lauber Dancey team. She is excited for this new chapter in her career and looks forward to the future. In Emily’s spare time she enjoys being with her dog and husband, playing video games, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.