The Beginning

Cary and Daley started Behind the Gavel after working on several complex federal criminal cases together. It became clear to them that many attorneys lacked sufficient resources to manage and review complex, voluminous discovery. Cary and Daley continue to contribute however they can to CJA panel members, Defender Services, and the court systems as a whole.

Our Expertise

Over the last 3 years, BTG has worked on dozens of Federal, State, civil and criminal cases. Combined, those cases contained approximately 2,500,000 discovery pages. We have helped legal teams all across the United States with massive conspiracy cases, gang cases, drug cases, firearms cases, human sex trafficking cases, RICO cases, Title III cases, fraud cases, and more.

Behind the Gavel has been commended and recommended by many attorneys and staff across the country for our ability to produce organized discovery in a timely, cost-effective fashion. Federal judges have also recognized and valued the cost-saving abilities that BTG can bring to an appointed case. BTG has a customer satisfaction rating of over 97% and have saved legal teams over 330 hours on average!


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We Feel Very Proud For Our Great Achievement


Cary Christiansen

Cary holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology from the University of Phoenix. Cary has been involved in the litigation support industry as a vendor and a Litigation Support Specialist/ACSA for the Federal Defenders Offices in Las Vegas, NV and Spokane, WA for over 15 years. His focus has been on helping clients strategically manage voluminous data for effective and efficient use/functionality. Cary has in-depth knowledge and experience with a variety of database solutions, custom scripts and apps all designed for thoroughness, accuracy, and efficiency.

As co-owner, Cary is passionate about helping an overworked and overburdened defender community carve through vast amounts of data, that can oftentimes seem insurmountable, easily, quickly, and effectively. His passion is driven by his aspirations for affordable and effective representation for all.

Outside of BTG, Cary enjoys attending his kids’ sporting events, anything outdoors, planning and cooking for friends with his wife, making fun of Daley, and occasionally hanging out at the beach on any golf course.

Daley Benson

Daley started Behind the Gavel alongside Cary in February 2016. He holds a juris doctorate degree from Valparaiso University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from William Penn University. Daley has worked as a contract paralegal on many complex cases throughout the United States. He has assisted attorneys through every stage of litigation via research, analysis, charting, organization, and a number of other representation-related tasks. Daley has also created a first-of-its-kind interactive charting technique that can be applied to multi or single defendant cases.

As co-owner, Daley is driven by the hope that BTG can make a positive impact on the legal community by enabling all parties to more efficiently and effectively represent their clients without breaking the proverbial bank. Through BTG, Daley hopes to make the discovery process simpler, streamlined, and genuinely impactful.

When Daley isn’t working he’s either watching the Boston Red Sox, pretending to be a good golfer, daydreaming about Mexican food, or getting made fun of for being *slightly* ginger (Daley is excepted in the employee handbook section regarding workplace harassment).

Kimberly Maurer

Director of Marketing
Kimberly leads the sales and marketing team. With a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Ball State University, Kimberly joined the team in January 2017 and brings over a decade of sales and marketing experience. Her role includes new business development, managing email marketing campaigns, creating and distributing marketing materials, and managing our social media platform. Kimberly is passionate about educating attorneys on the resources available to them, leading to increased efficiency and better representation for their clients. Kimberly is married to her high school sweetheart, James, and they have two young children. They enjoy camping, hiking, road trips, and ice cream.

Leanne Koch

Litigation Support Specialist
Human Resources
A part of the BTG team since October 2016, Leanne holds dual responsibilities to help our office run smoothly. Along with organizing discovery, Leanne also fills the role of Human Resources. Leanne holds a bachelor’s degree in meteorology from Iowa State University. Her experience with the National Weather Service included computer programming, outreach with government agencies, and training regional offices on new programs. As part of our team, Leanne steps in wherever she is needed. Leanne values efficiency and teamwork to make our product the best that it can be for our clients. She plays a large part in QC as we strive to continually improve the end-user experience. Leanne is wife to Greg and mom to two children. When not making improvements to our processes, she enjoys the wines of the Pacific Northwest and traveling with her family.

Seth Pommerening

Litigation Support Specialist
Case Lead
Seth has been with BTG since November 2016. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Eastern Washington University and brings a wealth of experience in the world of law. Seth’s responsibilities include converting discovery, importing data, and planning for how discovery will be coded. As a case lead, he will conduct conference calls with attorneys throughout the case, handle any questions throughout, and provide training at the completion of a case. Seth enjoys bringing all the details together, finding the missing pieces, and sharing his in-depth case knowledge with the attorneys he works alongside. Seth is married to Hilary and they have three children. They enjoy camping and fishing and take an annual family trip to the ocean.

Shelley Fischer

Litigation Support Specialist
Shelley joined the team at BTG in March 2017, bringing with her a wealth of experience in customer service. As a Litigation Support Specialist, Shelley is the case lead over our long term cases. She is responsible for coding/organizing discovery, as well as using her creative talent to create navigational guides and tutorial videos. Shelley has a passion for keeping things organized and improving internal processes. If you call our office, Shelley’s friendly voice will likely greet you. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Shelley and her husband enjoy all things outdoors, including kayaking, snowshoeing, and visiting the many beautiful parks.

Tarin Mires

Litigation Support Specialist
Case Lead
Tarin joined BTG after receiving a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Washington State University in December 2016. As a student, Tarin also completed an internship at the Seattle Municipal Court, giving her firsthand experience with research and coding. As a case lead with BTG, Tarin facilitates the planning for how discovery will be coded, based on the needs of the attorneys. She conducts conference calls with attorneys throughout the case, and provides training when a case is complete. Tarin also assists with the QC process on cases. She is driven to turn discovery, which comes to us unorganized and often unusable, into something where attorneys can easily find what they need. At home, you can find Tarin playing with her black lab, Molly or sewing various crafts to sell at local bazaars.

Tom Clark

Chief Technical Overlord
Tom has been with BTG for over two years. With a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Eastern Washington University and over 30 years of experience as a Software Engineer, Tom is a powerhouse on our technology team. Tom developed and maintains our online review platform, De Novo, as well as creates internal applications to assist with discovery processing. Tom enjoys helping people do their jobs better and more efficiently. Tom is also husband to Vicki and dad to three adult children. When he is not developing the latest features of De Novo, you will find him exploring on his motorcycle or traveling with his wife.


What The People Have To Say


Phillip Wetzel
Attorney at Law, Spokane, WA

I also give Daley an enthusiastic two thumbs up. He has been happy to go the extra mile. He has made himself available after hours. He has a rare ability to extract the relevant info from gobs of reports. He is talented and diligent.


John B McEntire IV
Federal Defenders of Eastern WA & ID

I worked with Cary for several years on many complex white collar cases. He is adept at organizing document heavy discovery cases, which is invaluable for time-crunched attorneys looking to identify the issues. The benefits of his help outweigh the costs-simple as that.


Steve Hormel
Hormel Law Office, L.L.C., Spokane, WA

Daley is experienced, skilled, efficient and a pleasure to work with. His assistance to me and on mega cases increased my effectiveness in representing my clients in a more efficient manner.


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4407 North Division St, Ste 814
Spokane, WA. 99207

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