Steph Millhouse began working for Sigman Janssen in May 2022. She is a Legal Assistant to Attorney Ana Burkham, working with Social Security Disability clients. Steph enjoys assisting clients during the process of their claims and making them feel comfortable and supported. In her free time, Steph likes to go boating, play tennis, and enjoys spending time outdoors with friends and family.
- University of WI-Stout, B.S.
Nicole LaChance joined the firm in 2021, assisting all Social Security Disability, Worker’s Compensation, and Personal Injury practices. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with dual degrees in Vocational Rehabilitation and Criminal Justice. She then moved to Minneapolis to obtain her Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas School of Law in 2020.
Nicole enjoys working with clients in many aspects of their claims, from reviewing information at the beginning stages to formulating arguments for favorable decisions at the hearing level. It is important to Nicole that clients understand the process and feel heard and advocated for.
Outside of the office, Nicole enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and enjoying local sporting events.
Malik Thompson was born and raised here in the Fox Cities. She is a 2018 graduate from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Malik began working at Sigman, Janssen in January 2022, supporting Attorney James Pitz in Personal Injury. She enjoys working closely with clients and ensuring they feel comfortable, confident, and cared for during the various stages of their claim. Malik believes that communication is the key to building rapport with clients and strives to be a consistent support system for clients as they navigate their legal process.
Malik returned to the Fox Cities in 2019 and enjoys spending time in her community coaching high school and AAU basketball. She enjoys quality time with her two black cats, family, and friends, longboarding, and traveling the country in her spare time.
Vanessa was born in Wisconsin Rapids and is a former resident of the Stevens Point area. Vanessa moved to the Fox Valley in 2009 and chose to make it her home ever since. Vanessa started working for Sigman, Janssen, in February of 2020 under Attorney James Pitz in Personal Injury. Vanessa excels in customer service, providing empathy and understanding to clients as they face hardship and work through claims with our firm. Vanessa’s kind and caring demeanor reassure clients that they are in good hands from beginning to end of their process.
Vanessa loves spending time with her husband, children, and their dog, Honey. She enjoys attending sporting events and concerts and spending quality time with dear friends.
Amy Frank has been assisting Attorney Mark Sewall on worker’s compensation cases since 1994. With so many years of experience she is extremely knowledgeable and familiar with the entire claims process. She enjoys assisting clients through every step of their claim and loves the satisfaction that comes with helping clients get the benefits they deserve after being injured on the job.
Sarah Jensen joined Sigman Janssen in December 2004 after graduating with high honors from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College with her Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies. She also received an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice in May 2003.
Sarah works for Attorney Ana Burkham, assisting her in Social Security Disability claims. She takes great pride in helping clients through her enthusiasm and dedication to her work.
In Sarah’s free time, you will find her in the stands rooting on her daughter at softball and volleyball games or on the sidelines coaching youth cheerleading.
Laura began working at the firm in June of 2001 as a legal assistant, after receiving an Associate Degree from Fox Valley Technical College. Since her employment with the firm, Laura has worked for Attorney Mark Sewall assisting in personal injury and worker’s compensation matters. Laura enjoys working with clients in the many aspects of their claims, from gathering information, reviewing medical records, preparing documents, and disbursing settlement funds. It is important to Laura that clients understand the process of their claims, and she is always willing to help with any questions they may have.
Rick Bellmore joined Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham in April 1998. A certified public accountant, he has five primary areas of responsibility in his role as the law firm’s operations manager: finance, personnel, insurance, building and grounds, and computer/network administration. In addition to his duties, he’s dedicated to helping our attorneys and staff with anything they need to provide our clients with the best possible service.
Abbie started at Sigman Janssen in August 2016 working for Attorney Jim Pitz assisting with personal injury cases. Abbie works closely with clients to understand their injuries and medical treatment. She helps clients understand what to expect during their representation as the case proceeds through the entire process. Abbie truly enjoys coming to work every day and working closely with her co-workers throughout these cases. Abbie has an Associate’s Degree from Fox Valley Technical College, graduating in December 2012.
In her free time, Abbie enjoys being with family, watching her favorite shows on tv, practicing yoga, going for an evening run, grabbing a coffee with friends, shopping and traveling her favorite vacation spots. Abbie is born and raised in the Fox Cities and loves calling this area home.