Leadership and accountability you can trust

As an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2000, the Endowment for Equal Justice is governed by a board of directors comprised of dedicated community leaders and civil justice advocates from across Washington. We are committed to ensuring that your gifts to the Endowment are invested wisely and that disbursements are put to use efficiently and equitably to address the most pressing civil legal needs facing low-income families in our state.

Board Members:

Rima Alaily
    Microsoft Corporation

Beth Bloom
    Bloom Law PLLC

Jon Bridge 
    Ben Bridge Jewelers

Bruce M. Brooks
    Perch Partners

Kay E. Frank, Secretary
    MacDonald Hoague & Bayless

Mark Griffin

Eleanor Hamburger
    Sirianni Youtz Spoonemore Hamburger

John K. Hoerster, Vice President
   Foster Garvey

Mark A. Hutcheson
   Davis Wright Tremaine

Nancy D. Isserlis
   Winston & Cashatt

Ronald J. Knox
    Garvey Schubert Barer (ret.)

J. Richard Manning
    Attorney at Law

 Gail Mautner
    Lane Powell PC

Michelle Moersfelder, President
    Open Society Foundations

Salvador A. Mungia
   Gordon Thomas Honeywell

Margaret A. Niles, Treasurer
   K&L Gates

Judge Michael Schwab
   Yakima County Superior Court (ret.)

Gerald Schley
   Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Advisory Council:

Chief Justice Gerry Alexander (ret.)
Joel Benoliel
Paula Boggs
Greg Dallaire
James Degel
Ellen Dial
Lucy Lee Helm
Pat McIntyre
John McKay
James Rogers
Steve Rovig
Dave Savage
Ada Shen-Jaffe
Robert V. Taylor
Gordon W. Wilcox


David Andrews was a beacon of light for the civil legal aid community for decades. In 1991, along with Mark Hutcheson, Dave founded the Legal Aid for Washington (LAW) Fund, now the well established annual Campaign for Equal Justice, which has raised over $25 million to support legal aid programs throughout the state of Washington. He was especially proud of his work with the Endowment for Equal Justice, which he co-founded with Mark Hutcheson and Ada Shen-Jaffe. Currently nearing the $20 million mark, Dave had a vision that this long-term fund, the largest endowment of its kind in the country, would provide sustainable support for low income families and individuals in need of critical legal representation. The Legal Foundation of Washington and the Endowment for Equal Justice would like to extend our endless thanks to David for his vision, commitment and generosity.

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

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

Matthew Clark
K&L Gates

Robert Croft

Heath Dixon
Summit Law Group

Meaghan Driscoll
Connelly Law Offices

Brad Elias

William O. Etter
Foster Garvey

Laura Gerber
Keller Rohrback

Kiran Griffith
Perkins Coie

Kellen Hade

Beth Henderson

Yemi F. Jackson

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

Yousri Omar

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

Peter Talevich
K&L Gates

John Teutsch
Teustch Partners

Roos Van Roemburg

Larry Ward

Bill Way

Jonathan Yousling
GLP Attorneys