Meet Our Team

Mark M. Demaray Of Counsel


Mark M. Demaray

Mark Demaray has dedicated his career to building families through adoption and assisted reproduction for over 30 years. Mark has a leading, national practice and has provided assistance in over 5,000 adoptions and assisted reproduction matters for families in Washington and throughout the country.

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Group Chair Dimitra S. Scott


Dimitra S. Scott​

Dimitra guides adoptive parents, birth parents, and intended parents to find unique solutions to meet each party’s needs. Dimitra recognizes that no two clients are the same and no two families are the same. She strives to understand each client’s circumstances and support each client’s decisions to guide them through the process.

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Legal Assistant

Andrea Lopez

Andrea graduated from Edmonds College with her Paralegal Associate of Technical Arts Degree in 2022. She currently serves as a legal assistant for the attorneys and paralegals in the family law department. Andrea has always had a passion for family law and is determined to deliver the best client service for all families that come our way. Outside of the office, she enjoys roller skating, traveling, going to concerts, and spending time with her friends and family.


Trisha Ruis

Trisha was born and raised in Edmonds, first graduating from Edmonds -Woodway High School and then from Edmonds Community College with her Paralegal Associate of Technical Arts Degree. She has been working in the legal field in various roles since 2007 and joined the firm as a paralegal in 2017. In her spare time, she enjoys attending her daughters’ soccer games and spending time with her family and friends. Trisha supports the Family Law Group, specifically attorneys Dimitra S. Scott and Susan O’Toole. She also supports the firm’s Adoption Practice.


Jasmine S. A. Brown

Jasmine graduated from Ferrum College with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice in 2011. She joined Beresford Booth in 2014 as a Legal Receptionist / Administrative Assistant, transitioned into a Legal Assistant / Floater role in 2018 and currently serves as a paralegal. Jasmine has a distinct appreciation for the ever-changing trends that are reshaping the legal profession and revels in the environment that those changes create. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, traveling, and playing and critiquing video games. Jasmine supports the Family Law Group, specifically attorneys Anne B. Bennette and Lisa H. Do. She also provides assistance to the firm’s ART Practice.


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