Leadership

LFW Board of Trustees

The members of the Legal Foundation of Washington’s Board of Trustees are appointed by the Governor, the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors, and the Washington Supreme Court. They serve three-year terms and are eligible for one re-appointment.

Candelaria Murillo, President
Anderson Law

Sean Davis, Vice President
Microsoft

Gary Melonson, Treasurer
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

Juli Farris, Secretary
Keller Rohrback LLP

Michael J. Pontarolo, Past President
Delay, Curran, Thompson, Pontarolo & Walker, P. S.

Hon. Kristin Ferrera
Chelan County Superior Court

Joanna Plichta Boisen
Davis Wright Tremaine

Fred Rivera
Seattle Mariners

Michael Sprangers
Johnson Flora Sprangers PLLC

Campaign for Equal Justice Board

The Campaign for Equal Justice is the fundraising program of the Legal Foundation of Washington. The board of the Campaign is composed of attorneys from around the state who volunteer their time to raise awareness about the importance of civil legal aid and raise private donations to fund the work of LFW’s grantees.

Tom Vertetis, President
Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala

Kirsten Barron, Statewide Events Chair
Barron Smith Daugert, PLLC

Shelly Andrew,
Rainier Cup Committee Co-Chair
Gordon Thomas Honeywell

Lindsey Trakel, Rainier Cup Committee Co-Chair
Thurston County Public Defenders Office

Kathryn S. Rosen, King County Law Firm Campaign Co-Chair
Davis Wright Tremaine

Bridget Grotz, Pierce County Law Firm Campaign Co-Chair
Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala

Quentin Batjer
Davis Arneil LLP

Ann Brice
Law Offices of Brice & Timm

Brian Buckley
Fenwick & West

Angelita Chavez
Chugh, LLP

Robert Croft
Humana

Heath Dixon
Summit Law Group

Meaghan Driscoll
Connelly Law Offices

Brad Elias
Amazon

William O. Etter
Foster Garvey

Laura Gerber
Keller Rohrback

Kiran Griffith
Perkins Coie

Kellen Hade
T-Mobile

Beth Henderson
Microsoft

Yemi F. Jackson
Microsoft

Larry Jefferson
Washington State Office of Public Defense

William Kinsel
Kinsel Law Offices, PLLC

Kathleen Kyle
Snohomish County Public Defenders Association

Nicholas Manheim
US Attorney’s Office, Seattle

Dick Manning
Attorney at Law

Joel Merkel
Deputy Prosecutor, King County

Deane Minor
Tuohy Minor Kruse, PLLC

Elida Moran
T-Mobile

Yousri Omar
Amazon

Patrick Palace
Palace Law Offices

Laurie Powers
Gonzaga University School of Law

Gregory E. Price
Law Office of Gregory E. Price

William Rava
Perkins Coie

Jeffrey Schaap
City of Yakima Legal Department

Bryan Smith
Tamaki Law Offices

Gail Smith
Northwest Justice Project

Jill Haavig Stone
Stadium Law Group

Peter Talevich
K&L Gates

John Teutsch
Teustch Partners

Roos Van Roemburg
Starbucks

Jessica Walder
Trupanion

Larry Ward
Dorsey

Bill Way
Amazon