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 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 Staff

Stephanie Allen

Paralegal, Office Manager, Bookkeeper

Stephanie began assisting in Bill Berg’s law office in 2006. Previously she had worked with Bill as the first paid staff coordinator for the Panhandle Alliance for Education.

She grew up in the Chicago area, earned an associate degree in Virginia after studying to be a legal assistant/paralegal, and moved to Sandpoint 25 years ago. Stephanie has held a variety of positions, including paralegal, ski instructor, trail crew supervisor, administrative assistant, bookkeeper, associate to the president and HR coordinator at CEDU Schools.

Stephanie likes to ski and sail with her three children. She also likes to cook, knit, golf and run. A few years ago she completed the Spokane marathon.

She is a board member for Community Cancer Services and CARE @Sandpoint High School, Inc.

Jennifer Albert

Family Law 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 immediately leave Sandpoint. She believes it is a blessing to live in this community.

Jennifer worked as an Administrative Assistant and Receptionist for CEDU Schools, a company that operated therapeutic board schools in Boundary County. Before coming to work at Berg, McLaughlin & Nelson she worked in Accounts Payable for Coldwater Creek.

Jennifer enjoys boating on Lake Pend Oreille, camping and hiking and relaxing with a good book.


Sue Shelledy

File Clerk / 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. Sue has a long history with the Sandpoint area, vacationing at Glengary Bay as a child and later spending summers at Bottle Bay with Jay and her son, Ian.

She has worked as a news editor, newspaper production manager, and most recently as a development director. Her son is married and now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sue enjoys traveling, reading, gardening and cooking and is thrilled to be back in the Northwest.

Alex Crosswhite

File Clerk

Alex was born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho. After high school he went on to study Instrumental Music at the North Idaho College and later the University of Idaho. During his time in Moscow, he worked for the Moscow School District.

After college, Alex worked as a music teacher for Pend Oreille School District, here in Sandpoint. Alex spends his time away from the office with his wife and daughter playing music and reading.