Victoria J. Smith, Attorney
President of OWL Resource Group
As the oldest of five children with parents who went through a lengthy, contentious divorce, I developed an interest in family law. I started out my education with a Bachelor’s in Psychology with minors in Sociology, Education, and Marketing. Upon reaching graduation, I decided that I wanted to pursue law. My friends and family always came to me with their problems, and I seemed to have a knack for helping them resolve said problems.
I attended law school and became involved with The Student Ambassadors (with the Admissions office), Alternative Dispute Resolution Club, and the Student Bar Association (Transfer/LLM Chair). I graduated Cum Laude and moved to Michigan to start my practice.
My goal as an attorney is to help individuals in the community obtain legal assistance at an affordable rate. I believe in keeping the client informed and making the legal process as stress-free and painless as possible. I pride myself on my ability to communicate with my clients in a timely manner and I welcome feedback from my clients to improve my practice.
Another interest of mine is mediation. It provides clients an opportunity to have more say in the outcome of their case(s) and promotes effective communication between the parties. I hope to make mediation a big part of my practice and offer my services to attorneys and individuals within the community.
Talar Quillan, Legal Assistant
Law is my passion and I truly cannot see myself in any other field. I have always had a strong interest in the law, and often find myself looking for a new crime-related mystery to read up on. From a young age, I had always excelled in reading and writing, and knew that I had to incorporate it into my career somehow.
I started off as an intern for OWL Resource Group, where I was lucky enough to be welcomed in as their first legal assistant. I will be graduating from Grand Valley State University with my Bachelor’s in Legal Studies in the spring of 2018. I look forward to becoming the first person in my family to obtain a college degree and cannot wait to see what the future holds as I begin my journey as a legal professional.
Jessica Goodwin, Intern
I am a current senior at Grand Valley State University pursuing a major in Legal Studies and minors in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Studio Art. In addition to an internship at OWL Resource Group I am also the Vice President of the GVSU sexual assault peer education organization Campus for Consent. I hope to attend law school following graduation in April of 2018 and believe interning at OWL will be instrumental in preparing me for the next step in my education.