Our Philosophy

Good work and respectful behavior pay dividends for our clients, our firm, and our community. Consequently, we work hard for our clients and speak candidly to them about their cases. We respect our employees and maintain a pleasant work environment. We work diligently as a team because we know that case preparation is the key to success. And we believe good citizenship requires our on-going commitment to community service activities.


Our Firm

Attorney Bill Berg

William Berg

Attorney

Bill Berg is the founding partner at Berg, McLaughlin & Nelson. He began his law practice in Sandpoint after six years in Seattle as deputy prosecuting attorney for King County, emphasizing trial and appellate advocacy. He moved to Sandpoint in 2001, and started a solo practice focusing on estate planning, real estate and business law.

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Attorney Toby McLaughlin

Toby McLaughlin

Attorney

Toby McLaughlin is a Sandpoint native and 1992 graduate of Sandpoint High who came home in late 2006 to join Bill Berg in the new law firm, Berg, McLaughlin & Nelson, Chtd. After earning his law degree and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Oregon in 2002, he joined Witherspoon, Kelley, Davenport & Toole in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene.

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Attorney Andra Nelson

Andra Nelson

Attorney

Andra Nelson is an Idaho native who was born and raised in Soda Springs, a town located in the southeastern corner of the state. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in English at the University of Idaho.

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Of Counsel Stanley Birnbaum

Stanley Birnbaum

Of Counsel

Stan Birnbaum’s practice is largely transactional: he has structured, negotiated, documented, closed and reviewed transactions of many types including real estate purchases and sales, real and personal property leases, loan transactions and mortgages, employment agreements, and purchases and sales of businesses.

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Assoc. Attorney Josh Hickey

Josh Hickey

Associate Attorney

Josh Hickey is another Idaho native, hailing from Fruitland, Idaho. He attended the University of Idaho where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations. In high school, and again in college, he studied abroad in Italy.

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Assoc. Attorney Dunbar

Alison Dunbar

Associate Attorney

Alison Dunbar grew up in Sandpoint as a horseman and skier, and graduated from Sandpoint High School in 2007. She attended The Evergreen State College, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree nestled in the temperate rainforest of Washington State.

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Assoc. Attorney Lisa Moline

Lisa Moline

Associate Attorney

Lisa Moline is a Sandpoint, Idaho native where she graduated from Sandpoint High School. She went on to receive both her Bachelor's and Juris Doctorate Degrees from University of Idaho, Moscow.

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Sue Shelledy

Sue Shelledy

Legal Assistant

Sue is an Idaho native and a graduate of the University of Idaho. She grew up in Moscow and has lived in Salt Lake City and Baton Rouge, Louisiana where her husband, Jay, teaches journalism at Louisiana State University.

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Jennifer Albert

Jennifer Albert

Legal Assistant

Jennifer was born and raised in Sandpoint and can’t imagine a more beautiful place to live and raise her child. She was one of the few people in her graduating class whose first goal after graduation was not to ...

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Stephanie Baumgartner

Stephanie Baumgartner

Office Manager, Bookkeeper

Stephanie was born and raised in Northern California where she earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting and a master's in Human Resources. In Sacramento she worked as a financial analyst ...

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Abigail Acklin

Abigail Acklin

Legal Assistant

Abi grew up in the Seattle area, and studied music at Northwest University. She moved to Sandpoint in 2010 and instantly fell in love with North Idaho. Before coming to work at Berg, McLaughlin & Nelson, Abi worked as 911 ...

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Elizabeth Gabehart

Elizabeth Gabehart

Receptionist

Beth was born and raised in the Kansas City, Kansas area. As a military wife she has traveled and lived throughout the United States and Europe. Beth has two children, a daughter and a son. Beth and her family moved ...

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