Olivia Pavelchik joined Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica, LLP in 2016, and is the primary assistant to M. Jean Johnston. She graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2005 with a B.A. in Global and International Studies, and a minor in French language. After graduating, she spent 7 years working for an heir-locator firm, conducting genealogical investigations for intestate matters. In 2014, she began working as a legal assistant specializing in probate, trust administration and estate planning. She completed her paralegal certificate at San Francisco State University in 2015, and is happy to bring her many years of experience to JKZ.

A native of Sacramento, California, Olivia lives in Oakland with her husband. Together, they enjoy backpacking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.